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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 31, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

The Kominas w/ The Foxfires, BitchnDudes,Lara Americo & The Cocker Spaniels at Milestone
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Trivia at Angry Ale's

• God Save the Queen City Residency w/ Houston Brothers, Jason Scavone and Fat Face Band at Snug Harbor

Bocce ball demo night at Pizza Peel (Plaza-Midwood)

• The CLT+ Local Artists Showcase feat. Den of Wolves, Molly Wops, Jade Moore, Lisa DeNovo, Railz the Principle & LeAnna Eden at The Evening Muse

Theater review: P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:08 PM


Queen City Theatre Company is kicking off it's 10th season with a dark comedy by James Kirkwood, the playwright behind the Tony award-winning Broadway hit, A Chorus Line. But P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, a 1972 novel turned film turned play, is no PG-approved romp. In fact, it starts out with quite the argumentative doozy. The stage of Duke Energy Theater, where the play is being held through Sept. 3, has been transformed into a meager New York City apartment with holiday garnishing. The setting is New Year's Eve, where Jimmy (played by Joe Rux) has been living with Kate (Iesha Nyree). But the couple, which we quickly learn is estranged, falls short of turning the house into a home.
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It's also a property nightmare, having been broken into twice and causing poor Jimmy much pain and agony after a safe containing his previous handwritten manuscript went missing. There's lots of fighting and the intensity is high as Jimmy learns that Kate plans to spend New Year's Eve with another man. In the meantime, someone else is lingering in the quarters. Another burglar? You guessed it!

Vito (played by Berry Newkirk) is caught in the crossfire, whether he likes it or not, and Jimmy plans to torment him by tying him up to the kitchen island and later removing his pants. Humiliation or curiosity? There's more than meets the eye as the two cross-examine and, later, confide in and console one another. All the while, Vito is the one informing Jimmy that his cat is dead — more bad news for Jimmy, who, by the way, has lost his girlfriend and his job on top of everything else. 

But there's hope for the poor fella. As we learn through his continuous chatter with Vito, a prowling thief that tumbled through his window, Jimmy is finding more and more about himself as the night progresses. Alcohol opens him up more and his anger is lifted as the night continues. He uses Vito his own advantage and when Kate shows up again with her NYE date — a stuffy, penguin-suited man named Fred (Dan Grogan) — he plays his cards carefully by retaliating and humiliating her.
Jimmy shows some sexual interest in Vito while the two are there, but as time goes by (and at a seemingly slow rate with no intermission) and after the unwelcome visitors leave, the dynamic relationship progresses further.

Jimmy unties his captive and forgives him for the former break-ins. Vito plops off the sink fast, but not fast enough to conceal his dangling privates. Yes, there is surprise dick in this show. That's what makes it a R-rated spectacle and, no, Off Broadway's Naked Boys Singing does not compare. We only get a glimpse at Vito's flaccid flesh and that's long enough to have us turning our heads and asking, "Did I just see that?" You did and so did Jimmy, who was probably pleasantly surprised. Not only has Vito become a companion to him despite his jester-like demeanor, he's become a much opposed romantic interest. Jimmy is an actor by trade, so his denial isn't all that shocking. There's more, but without spoiling the whole affair, I'll leave you with this: It all ends purr-fectly and without any pussies in the mix.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 30, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Bob Log III at Snug Harbor
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Rouge at Booth Playhouse

Bingo at Killington's

Trivia at Big Ben British Pub & Restaurant

• A Milestone in History: You Should Have Seen What I’ve Heard at Levine Museum of the New South

Monday, August 29, 2016

Today's Top 5: Monday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 29, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

The Monday Night Allstars at Double Door Inn

• Find Your Muse Open Mic Night w/ Jessica Martindale at The Evening Muse

Trivia at Sir Edmond Halley's

Yoga on the Roof at Rooftop 210

Locals Live at Tin Roof

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Today's Top 5: Sunday

Posted By on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 28, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

• Lost Dog Street Band, Dead Cat, and Outlaw Ritual at Hattie's Tap and Tavern
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• Save OurSelves: A Visual Commentary at Studio 1212

• Moonwalk: Celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson through Jazz w/ The Harvey Cummings Project at Neighborhood Theatre

• National Kidney Foundation Kidney Bowl-A-Thon at AMF Carolina Lanes

• Anderson Valley Brewing & Wild Turkey Whiskey Six-Course Dinner at The Cellar at Duckworth's

Friday, August 26, 2016

Today's Top 5: Friday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 26, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Goodyear Artist Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts
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The 48 Hour Film Project Collection at Booth Playhouse

• The Kyle Perkins Band, Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves & The Bleeps at Milestone

Chatham County Line at McGlohon Theater

Silent Disco at Rooftop 210

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 25, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead at Duke Energy Theater
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Jeezy at The Fillmore

Extreme Midget Wrestling at Amos' Southend

• Centennial Beer Release & #instabeerupclt at Blue Blaze Brewing

• River Jam Series w/ Accomplices at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 24, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

• Cara Truitt: In Flight exhibit at CPCC's Pease Gallery
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Potions & Pixels at The Underground

Film screening, hosted by the Frederick Sisters at Legion Brewing Company

• The Beautiful Opportunity of Sustainable Food Systems at Freedom Park Pavilion

• Stuck Lucky, The Emotron, Whatever Whatever & The Not Likelys at Milestone

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 23, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

• Oscar “Buddy” Folk : Expressionism “Sacred Geometry Collection exhibit at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery
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Hard Working Americans at Neighborhood Theatre

• Cocktails & Gardens at The Duke Mansion

• Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls at BB&T Ballpark

Trivia at Big Ben British Pub & Restaurant

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Posted By on Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 20, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Charlotte Pride in Uptown
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Elizardi Castro at Booth Playhouse

• Open Occupancy: Artists Respond to HB2 exhibit at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Dirty Dancing Festival at Morse Park Meadows

• The Aftermath w/ Delighted ToBeHere, Dixie Crystal, Bethann Phetamine, and Malachi at Visulite Theatre

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