Thursday, February 25, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:09 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. 26

Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.)

Duke Energy Theatre

You can expect to hear intimate stories and all that jazz, as special performances of On Q Productions' and Concrete Generation's Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.) kick off tonight. The play tells the story of popular jazz musicians Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Art Two new exhibitions, Harold Shapinsky and The Charles White Sketchbook, open tonight with a reception, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at Jerald Melberg Gallery. Both artists, whose art has been featured in renowned galleries around the world, use different forms of illustration. Shapinsky’s works consist of colorful abstract paintings, while White’s works are drawings and paintings that capture figures and aspects of African-American culture. more...

Party Head to Prevue today for The Naked CIAA Sushi Day Party. Naked. Sushi. Nuff said, right? more...

Saturday, Feb. 27

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Neighborhood Theatre

The legendary funk master George Clinton and his partners in crime, Parliament Funkadelic will bring a full night of soulful, funky, hip-hoppin' vibes to the stage of Neighborhood Theatre tonight. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band opens.

Comedy Known for its “good humor by bad people,” the local sketch comedy troupe, Robot Johnson returns for a late night performance at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre.


Party The partying for CIAA continues tonight with a huge performance by the one and only, P. Diddy going down at Ramada Hotel Woodlawn. more...

Sunday, Feb. 28

Steve Hofstetter

Tremont Music Hall

Comedian Steve Hofstetter’s funny takes on topics like politics and religion have earned him appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E! True Hollywood Story, and upcoming episodes of Comics Unleashed and Comedy All-Stars. Currently on a stand-up comedy tour in support of his 2009 release, Steve Hofstetter's Day Off, he'll stop in the Q.C. for a performance at Tremont Music Hall tonight.

Party As CIAA winds down and the weekend comes to a close, visit Tempo for Jazzy Sundays Farewell Party, hosted by V101.9's Chirl Girl. more...

Benefit As Haiti relief continues, so do the benefit concerts. Tonight at McGlohon Theatre the In the Key of Love: A Youth Benefit Concert for Haiti event will feature performances by local student groups. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit Haiti earthquake victims and aid organizations. more...

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