Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekender, June 10-12

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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

Creative Loafing.

Friday, June 10

Friday

The Found Footage Film Festival

UNC-Charlotte

For Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett digging through old videotapes at garage sales, thrift stores or in dumpsters is like striking a gold mine. The two masterminds behind The Found Footage Festival — an event showcasing countless forsaken VHS finds — add witty observations and commentary to pump even more humor into the already goofy gems. This year’s tour, making a stop to UNC-Charlotte, promises vids with self-hypnosis clips on how to be a better lover, businessman and bowler, ventriloquism how-to’s, a compilation of exercise workouts with Cher, Lyle Alzado and the American Gladiators and much more. It’s also the 25th anniversary screening of the bootleg classic, Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Food The three-day long Taste of Charlotte is a culinary celebration where restaurants from around town showoff select items from their menus. Visitors purchase tokens and carefully debate on how to spend them, or simply buy more after round one of the feeding forays. Live entertainment, wine tastings and other activities will also be provided during the event. more...

Art Stop by Julia’s Coffee tonight for the opening reception of its new exhibit, which will feature acrylics by Mica Gadia. more...

Saturday, June 11

Sat.

Charlotte Squawks

Booth Playhouse

Charlotte Squawks — comprised of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn and a handful of singers, dancers and actors — returns with a funny new show dubbed, 7-YEAR BIT©#. Described as “Broadway meets Saturday Night Live,” performances parody pop culture, politics, sports and the Q.C. And, as always, there’s adult language and content.

Special event For all you ladies out there who love looking the very best you can comes a one-day event with your name all over it. Beautiful Woman Inside & Out focuses more on the exterior, but as we all know, when we’re feeling good about our bodies we feel much better on the inside, too. The event features dermatologists, plastic surgeons, weight loss/health & fitness experts, fashion designers, celebrity makeup artists, hair stylists and a whole lot of others to offer up beauty advice. more...

Film The Charlotte Film Society meets at Theatre Charlotte tonight for a screening of The Headless Woman (La mujer sin cabeza). The 2008 Argentine film directed by Lucrecia Martel centers around a middle-aged woman on the verge of a mental breakdown after hitting something or someone with her car. more...

Sunday, June 12

Sun

Tartuffe

The Green

The Charlotte Shakespeare Festival returns with a farce by the legendary Frenchman Moliere. Tartuffe — written in 1664 — is a classic, sharing similarities to Shakespearean comedies. Written in rhyming couplets, it tells the story of a strong-willed family that must protect its patriarch from being destroyed by a smoothe talking conman. Performances are free (though donations are welcomed).

Theater Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is one of the world’s most beloved musicals. After an overly enthusiastic nun is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain, she decides to take a different kind of vow. Marrying the stern turned sweet captain, she is on a high until the honeymoon ends and ... Nazis invade Austria. The family seeks refuge over the mountains in Switzerland on the eve of World War II, and as the action persists, you’d better bet they hit some high notes too. more...

Music Join Charlotte Symphony as it continues its Summer Pops outdoor concert series at Symphony Park at South Park Mall. This evenings program, titled "A Strauss Serenade" will be conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. more...

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