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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Light Factory's Moment Mile project to capture Charlotte shots

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Call it what you want - whether that be the ultimate photo-bombing experience or an innovative idea that takes Charlotte's artistic talents to another level - but The Light Factory's Moment Mile project is something to witness and be a part of this Saturday. The project, bringing more than 150 photographers together to take shots along Uptown's Tryon Street (between I-227 North and I-277 South), will culminate in one great big panoramic shot (estimated at being 100 feet long and 4 ½ inches tall) from varying photographers' frames.

The Knight Foundation is funding the project and has offered $10,000 (that should help the non-profit organization to pay some bills!) for a print of the panoramic shot that results from the shutter action.

The first shot will happen at 6:15 p.m. when photogs will face east on Tryon Street, and the second takes place at 6:20 p.m. on the opposite side of the street facing west.

For more information, visit www.lightfactory.org and www.momentmile.com. Wanna participate? Email info@momentmile.com to see if you can get in on this artsy experience.

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Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 29, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

ICARUS: An Exploration of the Human Urge to Fly exhibit at UNC Charlotte Center City

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Yoga Halloween Party at Arrichion Hot Yoga

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Wild Wings Cafe

The Hunchback of Notre Dame silent film with organ accompaniment at Christ Episcopal Church

Chalkies at Snug Harbor

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 28, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Lake Street Dive at Neighborhood Theatre

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Brews for Babies at Heist Brewery

South African Safari Seminar and Wine Tasting at Napa on Providence

Miss All Hallow's Eve 5th Annual Pageant at Chaser's

Silent Movie Night at Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Today's Top 5: Monday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 27, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Peelander-Z at Snug Harbor

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Back Alley Film Series screening The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Crownpoint Stadium 12

Modern Mondays at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Knocturnal at Snug Harbor

Voting Rights Discussion with NPR's Michel Martin at McGlohon Theater

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today's Top 5: Sunday

Posted By on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 26, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Ne-Yo at The Fillmore

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A Distubance in White Chapel at UpStage

Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium

Nabucco at Belk Theater

Halloween Football Party at Dog Bar

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Posted By on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 25, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Free for All exhibit at Hart-Witzen Gallery

Grave Diggers Ball at the parking lot next to Dixie's Tavern

Rich & Bennett’s 14th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl

2nd Annual NaturalStar Natural Hair Expo at Carole Hoefener Center

2014 Geek Gala at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheap list: Dogtoberfest, Turkish Festival, Greater Charlotte Fine Art Festival, more

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Going out in Charlotte doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, to prove that statement, we've compiled a list of cheap - $10 or less - things to do in the Q.C. this weekend. These events may vary, but they're all entertaining and they won't break your bank (piggy banks excluded).

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Improv Vikings Comedy Invasion at Kickstand Burgers & Bar: The local improv troupe presents unscripted comedy in a casual atmosphere. Don't worry, they won't headbutt you. $10. Oct. 24, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Kickstand Burgers & Bar, 1101 Central Ave. www.improvvikings.com.

Free for All at Hart-Witzen Gallery: What’s not to love about a dip in the pool of local Charlotte artists? If you ask us, we’re ready to jump right in, and this showcase at Hart Witzen Gallery is worthy of a good splash. The exhibit features works by Witzen studio artists like Will Puckett, Osiris Rain, Christina Welsh, Sharon Dowell and more, including the late photographer Chris Radok. Plus, there’s live music from Sandy Herrault and Maryland Crab Co. food truck onsite. Free admission. Oct. 25, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. 704-334-1177. www.hartwitzengallery.com.

Dogtoberfest at Jackalope Jacks: The annual event features a dog jog ($5 to enter), live music, raffles, a corn hole tournament, a photo booth, a dog costume contest, a bake sale, vendors, adoptable dogs and more. It's a good time and gives you an excuse for putting the pooch through the torture of wearing a cute little outfit. Money raised from the event helps to benefit Dog Days of Charlotte, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the area. Oct. 25, 12-5 p.m. Jackalope Jacks, 1936 E. 7th St. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/288560991342342.

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Today's Top 5: Friday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 24, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Amon Amarth at The Fillmore

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Charlotte Symphony: Bachtoberfest II at Knight Theater

Extreme Midget Wrestling at Amos' Southend

Ghostbusters Costume Party at Roxbury

GUTS: Pumpkin Carving Competition at N.C. Music Factory

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Five things to remember for the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Considering that the Carolina Renaissance Festival started up in 1994 and has continued annually ever since (making this year its whopping 21st year of medieval merriment), it’s rather shameful to admit that I’ve only attended a measly three times — and each of those times were in my adult years.

But, better late than never, right? Right. That’s because the Renaissance Fest isn’t just a place for kids. It’s a place where adults can feel like a kid and enjoy playing games, watching shows (and understanding some of the crude jokes that sometimes accompany), dressing up and pigging out. Here are some things to remember while you’re there:

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1. Tipping and shelling out some dough: Don't be a cheapskate. Performers and entertainers rely on tips from folks at the fest, and they aren’t afraid to remind you to chip in. While you shouldn’t feel obligated to put out for something you didn’t enjoy, you should definitely do so for the shows that leave you feeling giggly or impressed. We recommend Hey Nunnie Nunnie, Tortuga Twins, and the London Broil Show.

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