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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weekender, June 25-27

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Check out these events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Friday, June 25

Lineage of NoDa

The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery

You’d pretty much have to be a stranger to Charlotte if you’ve never set foot in NoDa. One of the Q.C.’s major art hubs, thriving with galleries and regularly scheduled art crawls, the district is also known to have inspired many artists to bring those very scenes to life on canvas. During a group exhibition titled Lineage of NoDa at The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery in Concord, you can see the outcome. Artists like Ruth Ava Lyons, Mike Bozart, Raed Al-Rawi, Jerry Lee Kirk, Rebecca Jones Clark, Alex Clark and others have come together to display their NoDa-created paintings and monoprints of various styles and themes. Tonight’s opening reception will feature a performance by local artist Chris English and takes place during the Concord’s downtown Art Walk.

Comedy Any man who describes himself as a "Man-ish boy" is someone I want to stay away from — mainly for fear of immaturity. But comedian Ralph Harris — performing at Booth Playhouse tonight — is an exception. Though his new stand-up gig is called MANish Boy, I'm willing to bet it entails laughter as opposed to well, the rolling of eyes. A former contestant on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Harris' act focuses on the early years of his life and some rather hilarious experiences encountered along his way to adulthood. Through storytelling and acting, Harris deciphers what's made him into the man he is today. more...

Music Tonight’s Cuban concert at Pura Vida Worldly Art will feature culture-driven musicians Joe Rothenberg and Jim Brock. more...

Saturday, June 26

Marques Wyatt

Dharma Lounge

Wallflowers beware: Pioneering DJ/producer Marques Wyatt — credited for helping to bring bass-thumping house music to the West Coast — leaves his native Los Angeles to spin in the Queen City for one night. His visit is part of his Deep tour — a body-rocking event named in honor of his legendary Cali-based house-flavored party. So put on your dancing shoes and come ready to sweat.

Music The smoother side of jazz takes the spotlight tonight at the Uptown Jazz Fest, featuring music by The Rippingtons, Norman Brown, Mike Phillips, Maysa, Alex Bugnon and more. more...

Theater Shakespeare Carolina presents performances of Macbeth at Duke Energy Theatre tonight. This classic tale has just enough elements — lust, power, greed and magic — to keep you entertained. more...

Sunday, June 27

The Agronomist

The Light Factory

NoDa Film Festival and God City have teamed up to present a film screening of The Agronomist this afternoon at The Light Factory. The documentary highlights the life of profiling journalist and radio pioneer Jean Dominique.

Music Love is in the air during Charlotte Symphony’s Music for Lovers concert at Symphony Park tonight. The show will feature romantic scores such as Felix Mendelssohn's wedding march for Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady and more. more...

Special Event Discovery Place invites folks to visit its quarters for no cost during its Public Free Day today. The event comes as a celebration that concludes the museum’s 18-month renovation (which costed a whopping $31.6 million). Expect to see lots of impressive, new and interactive labs and exhibits, including Fantastic Frogs and World Alive. more...

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