Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weekender

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 5:02 PM

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

Friday, Nov. 27

Jon Reep

McGlohon Theatre

Thanksgiving may have been yesterday, but comedian Jon Reep is still stuffed. Filled with humor, this winner of NBC's Last Standing Comic can dish out a hearty helping of hilarious, faster than you can say leftovers. For two nights (Nov. 27 & 28), Reep will perform at McGlohon Theatre.

• Exhibit Discovery Place’s newest interactive exhibit, Cool Stuff allows for visitors to explore and test the laws of physics, chemistry and engineering. If you thought Bill Nye The Science Guy was the answer to your science problems, you ain't seen nothin' yet. more...

• Theater On Q Productions’ latest play In The Blood, explores racial, gender, and social injustices through a homeless mother with street smarts. Performances kick off tonight at Duke Energy Theatre. more...

Saturday, Nov. 28

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Time Warner Cable Arena

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is known for putting a rock-hearted spin on Christmas-themed songs. It will bring its very extravagant show - which features everything from lights being synced to the music, pyrotechnics, and lots of other special surprises (I'm not telling) - to Time Warner Cable Arena tonight.

Literature Local author Tamar Myers - who was born and raised in the Belgian Congo - will sign and discuss her newest book, The Witch Doctor’s Wife at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. more...

• Music Dress in you undead best for a zombie theme party at Tremont Music Hall tonight. A zombie costume contest and beauty pageant will go down and music will be provided by Angles on Acid, Graveyard Boulevard, Swarm Theory, DJ Sin, and DJ Price. more...

Sunday, Nov. 29

The Pretty Things Peepshow

Milestone

The Pretty Things Peep Show features vintage-style burlesque dancers, as well as popular SuicideGirls Bettina May and go-go Amy. The jaw-dropping excitement abounds with Miss Heather Holliday, who will fire-eat, sword-swallow, and more.

Food The menu at One-U: Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar offers dozens of choices, from traditional Japanese to other Asian-styled foods. Try the crisp tempura. more...

• Music Tonight Mayday Parade brings its pop-punk harmonies to the stage of Tremont Music Hall. With There for Tomorrow, the Dangerous Summer and Vega Under Fire. more...

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