It's not always easy to find variety extravaganzas here in the Q.C. Though we have festivals and shindigs worth noting, the opportunity rarely arises to catch some of Charlotte's own local talents of varying trades and tricks under one roof. Hence, the purpose of Underground Events' Art, Comedy and Music Showcase. Artists — Carlleena Person, Stewart Milsaps, Gretel Lapica, Clay Holmes, Cody Gatlin and Julie Lee, among others — come together to display their latest works, while music is provided from the likes of One Big Love, John Linker Band and Bubonik Funk. And did we mention comedian Carlos Valencia (pictured) is coming into town? The former Charlottean headlines the comedy portion of the evening, with others locals — John Colwell, Ja'Dark Foster, Devan Penegar and Eddie Conz — standing up for the cause of laughter.