Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:51 PM

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

Friday, Jan. 22

Jerry Seinfeld

Ovens Auditorium

Comedy legend, and master of his domain, Jerry Seinfeld returns to Charlotte for two shows at Ovens Auditorium tonight.

Film Rediscover the pleasures of clay animation by checking out The Light Factory's presentation of the award-winning Australian film Mary and Max at Duke Energy Theatre. The movie tells the story of a long-distance friendship between a little Australian girl and an obese American man. more...

Music Laura Izibor must really love Charlotte. In 2009, the Irish-born soul singer hit town at least twice to perform songs from her debut album Let the Truth Be Told. Today, she’s back once again — this time to sing for folks attending the Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals 2010 Leadership Awards at The Big Chill. more...

Sat., Jan. 23

Charlotte Restaurant Week

Multiple locations

Tickle your taste buds with culinary delight during Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week. During this supreme food event, relish in foodie goodness as participating restaurants in Charlotte and the surrounding area offer a special 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu for $30 per person. This is an extraordinary savings, and with the economy still in a slump, it couldn't spike our appetite at a better time.

Special Event Motorcycle enthusiasts join forces during Easyriders Bike Show at Charlotte Convention Center. The event will feature a variety of vendors and exhibitors. more...

Nightlife These days it's way too easy to get suckered into watching reality TV. The drama is intense, and those starring in it are more often than not ... hot. Here's where Villa Antonio (Ballantyne location) comes in to nurse your reality TV addiction. Tonight, reality TV's 12Pack (of VH1's Daisy of Love, I Love Money, I Love New York) and Brandi C. (of VH1's Rock of Love, I Love Money, Charm School), will host a party with drink specials. Folks attending will also have the opportunity to meet and greet with the stars, as they will be available for autographs and photos during the night. more...

Sun., Jan. 24

La Parisienne Fine Chocolate

20700 N. Main St., Cornelius

La Parisienne Fine Chocolate can satisfy any chocolate craving. The confectionery shop sells a variety of tasty, flavorful chocolates, as well as wines, coffees, teas and more.

Theater Author Judy Blume was always super talented at capturing the drama of youngsters to a tee. Her young adult novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing tackles sibling rivalry and the childhood adventures of nine-year-old Peter Hatcher and his kid brother, Fudge – who is constantly prying into his brother's life. You can catch Children's Theatre of Charlotte’s performances of the story at ImaginOn's McColl Family Theatre. more...

Music Metal rockers Weedeater bring their heavy sounds to Milestone tonight. With 2013 Wolves, Rapegoat and The Astound. more...

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