Thursday, January 28, 2010


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

Friday, Jan. 29

Biloxi Blues

Theatre Charlotte

Theatre Charlotte’s latest production of Biloxi Blues, the comedic play by Neil Simon that’s set in Biloxi, Miss., in 1943, centers around Eugene Morris Jerome’s experiences during basic training. This quirky mess of happenings is partly expected (there’s lots of character diversity with his fellows-in-training and a tough-ass drill instructor) and partly unexpected (first times? … and yes, we mean sex).

Special Event Too old for the circus? Never. But you will have to be able to get past the big-eyed wee rascals sitting around you, as parents rejoice in something to distract their young ones' spiraling attention spans, during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Zing, Zang, Zoom performances. Illusionists, magicians, trapeze acts, clowns, animals and more parade Time Warner Cable Arena tonight. more...

Theater It's hard to imagine how two well-to-do women related to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Edith ("Big Edie") Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith ("Little Edie") - could go from a grand lifestyle to hoarding and animal infestation. But, you'll get the full story with Queen City Theatre Company's latest production, Grey Gardens. more...

Saturday, Jan. 30

Found Footage Festival

The Light Factory

Found Footage Festival stops in at The Light Factory tonight. In case you’re out of the loop, the fest includes an entertaining mix of VHS cuts of old infomercials, training videos, and more. Add to that commentary from Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, and what seemed like out-dated trash becomes laughable treasures.

Music Local indie rock act The Sammies stop in at Visulite Theatre tonight for a performance. With The Unawares, The Spalding Grays. more...

Film A pretty cool looking shindig, titled “A Night of Films and Music” is set to unravel at Pura Vida tonight. The event will feature new music by Bo White and films by the Charlotte-based filmmaker Ross Wilbanks and the Brooklyn-based artistic director of the experimental video group, Lake Ivan Performance Group, David Finkelstein. Oh, and it’s free. more...

Sunday, Jan. 31

Haiti Earthquake Benefit Concert


The tragedy in Haiti has left many of us shaking our heads in horror and scrambling to help with relief efforts. That's where Robinson Hall Players and the UNC-Charlotte Department of Theatre come in. Tonight they'll host the Haiti Earthquake Benefit Concert, which is scheduled to feature performances by Jeremy Current, Bright Young Things, Jessica Drake, The Natural History, Matrimony, The Activity, Chris Kincaid, Sarah DeShields, e-s guthrie, and Amy Scheide. All proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to the American Red Cross - Haiti Relief & Development fund.

Food Tasty pub food and classic dishes are plentiful at The Liberty. In addition, the gastropub has a selection of 70 beers, 20 on draft and 50 by the bottle. more...

Festival The Second Annual GayCharlotte Film Festival at Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center continues today with a closing-night screening of fest favorite, Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! more...

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