Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Friday, Sept. 26

charlottefilmfest.jpg

Film

Third Annual Charlotte Film Festival: Charlotte’s hottest fest will feature dozens of indie feature films, documentaries, shorts and student works. Plus, there will also be panel discussions, an opening night gala and a work-in-progress. Various locations. www.charlottefilmfestival.org. Find more in Film.

Music

Iced Earth: Metal legends in their own right, with over 20 years of touring and recording, Iced Earth brings classically tinged metal that spew soaring vocals. With Saviours and Into Eternity. Amos’ Southend. www.amossouthend.com. Find more in Music.

Arts

The Charlotte Shout Culinary Arts Experience: Two-day event featuring national and local culinary experts (like Cat Cora of Iron Chef American and Curtis Stone of Take Home Chef), cooking seminars, wine seminars, tasty martinis, free samples and cooking displays. Bon Appetit! Johnson & Wales Campus. www.charlotteshout.com. Find more in Arts.

Food

Flying Biscuit Café: Fast, casual dining that welcomes family breakfasts, sports team brunches and after-school dinners. 7930 Rea Road. 704-295-4440. Find more in Food.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Film

Opening this week: Choke, The Lucky Ones, Miracle at St. Anna, Night In Rodanthe, and Towelhead. Visit your favorite theater and be one of the first in Charlotte to catch these flicks. Local theaters. www.charlotte.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Film. Find more in Film.

Music

Paleface: The Concord, N.C.-based folker recently signed with Ramseur Records and is sure to make waves in the music world whenever anyone gives him a listen. Featured on CL’s recent Homebrew CD, so you know he’s good. With Ian Thomas. The Evening Muse. www.theeveningmuse.com. Find more in Music.

Arts

International Festival: UNC-Charlotte’s fest is 33 years old this year, and this free (yes, free!) event takes a tour of the world, all in the halls of Charlotte’s own University. Events include: The parade of nations with over 60 different nationalities representing traditional attire, foods, jewelry, crafts, African folk tales, and tons of music (Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Celtic folk). 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Barnhardt Student Activity Center. http://ifest.uncc.edu/. Find more in Arts.

Food

Oktoberfest: You don’t have to go to Germany to experience Oktoberfest. In its 10th year, this beerific celebration offers unlimited samples of over 300 brewed beers, food, Creative Loafing’s Beer’lympic Village (games and more) and music by Southern Culture on the Skids, Sons of Ralph, U-Phonik and Polka Dots. Plus, Plan B restaurant is hosting the official after-party, so show up wearing your wristband or waving that ticket stub for free swag. Memorial Stadium. www.charlotteoktoberfest.com. Find more in Food.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Film

Eagle Eye: Shia LaBeouf and Steven Spielberg must be BFF’s. This is the fourth film that they have been involved with together (Spielberg is the executive producer), and this romp finds Shia under control of a mysterious organization, directing his movements. Young Shia soon finds himself on the country’s most wanted fugitive list. Also stars Michelle Monaghan and Billy Bob Thornton. Local theaters. www.charlotte.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Film. Find more in Film.

Music

Celtic Crossroads: Consisting of seven members, who as a whole play over 20 instruments in one show alone, this Celtic rock combines with a rainbow of other musical genres including bluegrass, classical, jazz, folk and more. McGlohon Theatre. www.blumenthalcenter.org. Find more in Music.

Arts

South African Fall Festival: The fest offers a variety of South African food, from biltong (South African-style beef jerky) to pannekoek (South African-style pancakes), displays and plenty of live entertainment. Metrolina Expo Trade Center. www.southafricansincharlotte.org. Find more in Arts.

Food

Udipi Pure Vegetarian Cuisine: Sparse space, well-crafted dishes, lunch buffet with cuisine from Southern, Northern and Western India. Try the dosas. idlis and rasam. 9510 University City Blvd. 704-549-0600. Find more in Food.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events

www.flickr.com
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2017 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation