Thursday, December 10, 2009

Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 3:40 PM

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

Friday, Dec. 11

John Grooms

Park Road Books

Creative Loafing's Boomer With Attitude columnist John Grooms has a lot to say. He takes to ranting on everything from politicians to, well, pretty much anyone and anything that gets in his head. He'll read and sign from his book, Deliver Us From Weasels, tonight at Park Road Books.

Theater In performances of The Santaland Diaries at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, you’ll meet a pissed-off elf that puts a spin on holiday madness by sharing his own anecdotes and hostilities about the season of merriment. more...

Party The 15th Annual Jingle Bell Ball at Grand Central Events is a party that’s for a good cause. Benefiting the United Family Services Shelter for Battered Women in Charlotte, the event features entertainment from the New South Players and includes hors d’oeuvres by Blue Restaurant & Bar, two complimentary drink tickets, a silent auction, and more. more...

Saturday, Dec. 12

One Love Fest: Unity of Art and Music

The Art House

Tonight, The Art House presents the One Love Fest: Unity of Art and Music, which will feature a performance by reggae act Middle Passage X, as well as spoken word, arts and crafts, and art on display by local and visiting artists, including Michael Cooper, Natasha Powell, Antoine Williams and more. A portion of proceeds raised from the event will go to Toys for Tots and domestic violence victims.

Party Nasty Productions will present an alternative to the ordinary Xmas soiree with "A Very Horny Christmas," a Viking-themed holiday bash at Visulite Theatre. The event will feature live music by Iron Cordoba, "blood eggnog wrestling" from The Gore-A-Licious Girls, Mistress Collette's Brutal Holiday Torture, an appearance by the bearded man in red (Yes, Santa, and folks will get the chance to sit on his lap, too), a costume contest and more. more...

Music Jason Ricci & the New Blood will visit Double Door Inn tonight for a performance of rockin’ blues. more...

Sunday, Dec. 13

Sister’s Christmas Catechism

Booth Playhouse

Performances of the comedy-driven and improv-oriented, Sister’s Christmas Catechism, continue tonight at Booth Playhouse. In the show, Sister questions — what happened to the Magi’s gold? Audience members listen, as a "class," as Sister gives her take on the mystery.

Food Colombian and Cuban dishes unite for a menu full of delicious selections at Las Palmas Restaurant: Colombian & Cuban Cuisine. more...

Special Event In its 55th year, the Singing Christmas Tree at Ovens Auditorium features Carolina Voices' to perform popular Christmas songs and carols. The show will also feature special guests, including New Orleans jazz virtuoso Kevin Clark, and more. more...

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