Thursday, February 18, 2010

Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

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

Friday, Feb. 19

Uncertainty

Duke Energy Theatre

Give into suspense by checking out The Light Factory's screening at Duke Energy Theatre of Uncertainty, a film featured in the acclaimed 2008 Toronto Film Festival and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (of 500 Days Of Summer) and Lynn Collins (of Wolverine). In the film, the two act as a young couple torn over how they should spend the 4th of July. But, here's the twist: Viewers get to see how each alternative unfolds, and in one scenario an action-packed string of events unravel, leading to a chase by mobsters.

Theater After staging performances of Trainspotting and Fight Club in 2009, Citizens of the Universe is shuttling farther into the dangers of space with its 2010 premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs at Studio 1212 Theatre in Plaza Midwood. The cult classic follows seven newly acquainted thugs, all who team up for a jewel heist, which goes horribly wrong and makes them question just who tipped off the police. You'd think criminals would know better than to trust each other. more...

Theater Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts kicks off 2010 with performances of C.S. Lewis’ fantasy loaded, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. more...

Saturday, Feb. 20

The Snuggie Ball for Dining With Friends

The Forum

No need to worry about renting a tux or shopping for a gown to attend this ball; just bring your blanket with sleeves. The Snuggie Ball for Dining With Friends event - benefiting the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network - will feature a charity Snuggie fashion show (pets with Snuggies are welcomed to enter), food courtesy of Cosmos Café, '80s music spun by DJ Andy Kastanas and a special Snuggie drag performance from BethAnn Phetamine.

Music Tonight’s going to be a good night at Time Warner Cable Arena, as Black Eyed Peas roll in to perform catchy pop songs and radio favorites like, "Let's Get it Started" and "I Gotta Feeling." more...

Art Charlotte Artery’s latest exhibition of new works will be unveiled at Hair Klaudt Salon Studio tonight during its opening reception, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. more...

Sunday, Feb. 21

Black Pearl Sings!

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte's latest production of playwright Frank Higgins' Black Pearl Sings! dives deep into soulful waters. Alberta "Pearl" Johnson (played by Terry Henry-Norman) is a black woman with soulful vocal chords who is serving time at a Texas prison. Discovered by Susannah (Stephanie DiPaolo), a white worker for the Library of Congress on the search for old folk songs - both for historical purposes and her claim to treasure - Pearl possesses a number of musical gems rooted in her ancestors' African heritage. With the possibility of being released from her jailhouse keeping, Pearl struggles with whether to unveil the well-preserved songs for her ticket to freedom.

Dance Tonight at Ovens Auditorium folks can enjoy fancy footwork from performers across the ocean, as Tchaikovsky Theater of Russia presents a ballet performance of the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. more...

Film Still Bill, an intimate documentary film about soul musician Bill Withers will be screened at The Evening Muse tonight. Withers is known for hits like, “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Just the Two of Us.” more...

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