Friday, January 15, 2010

Weekender

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM

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

Friday, Jan. 15

Jesse Metcalfe

Suite

Ladies, close your mouths — you’re drooling. Seen in movies like John Tucker Must Die and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, actor Jesse Metcalfe has probably been most lustworthy as John Rowland in ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives. A love affair with the gardener? So hot. Anyway, Metcalfe will be here in Charlotte to host a party tonight at Suite.

Music Tonight, during NoDa’s Gallery Crawl, you can expect to hear a mix of music, in addition to seeing a diverse collection of art housed in the local galleries. The Jill Dineen Band, The Zealots, You Tonight, and other acts will perform at The Evening Muse, while Actual Proof and The Mantras hit the stage of Neighborhood Theatre. Best of all, both shows are free, which means you should plan on an evening of lots of back and forths. more...

Theater Pirates have invaded Halton Theater — just have a look at The Pirates of Penzance for yourself. This comedy-driven production, presented by Central Piedmont Community College’s Opera Theatre, follows a young pirate, Frederic, who after leaving his ship-infested lifestyle falls in love with Major-General Stanley’s daughter, Mabel. One can only imagine that’s enough to shiver Stanley’s timbers, but even rougher waters are in store, as Frederic’s former pirate crew arrives on shore to become land lubbers and capture the rest of Stanley’s daughters’ hands in marriage. Walking the plank is nothing compared to the drama here. more...

Saturday, Jan. 16

Johnny Zephir

RealEyes Bookstore

Poet Johnny Zephir, originally from Haiti and currently residing in the Q.C., is no stranger to famine. But, rather than dwell on the negatives of his past life across the ocean, he’s taken to helping others who are less fortunante. On Saturday, Jan. 16, he will release his book, titled Broken Reflection, at RealEyes Bookstore. Proceeds raised from book sales will go help folks in Haiti. Free wine and cheese will be available at the event too.

Music Concert Ventures and Spectra Records are teaming up for a talent-finding shindig, dubbed “The Last Band Standing” at Neighborhood Theatre tonight. This sounds a little like the TV show Last Comic Standing, only with music and not comedy. Oh, and the winner doesn’t exactly get a million dollars, but instead a record contract with Spectra Records and a planned European tour in the fall of 2010 — any musician’s dream, right? The first round of battle goes down tonight and will feature bands like Echo Code, Unsung Hero, We Shout Goodnight, Brandon Kirkley & The Firecrackers, and more. more...

Comedy Local comedian Johnny Millwater and Mark Evans perform at Alive tonight. If it’s a laughter you need, you’ll get a double dose from these guys. more...

Sunday, Jan. 17

Room 18 Asian & Sushi Bar

9985 Rea Rd.

Come to Room 18 Asian & Sushi Bar for delicious sushi served in a neighborly atmosphere.

Music Duo, David Tweed (guitarist) and Bekah Manning (drummer) of Lollipop Factory, will slap together their piercing blend of punk and rock tonight at Snug Harbor. With Kachina and Sweetheart. more...

Dance Hosted by Mc Bluez, the Who Got Served? Breakdance Competition & Party at Breakfast Club will feature prizes for who can bust the best moves on the dance floor (in the Crew vs. Crew and Singles Poppin Battle), as well as music by DJ's Soden, Wizz Kid, and SK. more...

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