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Wiz Khalifa, Logic, DJ Drama

PNC Music Pavilion 707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
$26
Wiz Khalifa is cool because he doesn’t try to be. A modest military brat who burst on the rap scene with 'Kush and Orange Juice' (2010), Khalifa scored with an organic style that didn’t rely on narrative or punchlines to hit home. Instead, he drew fans with charisma and a flexibility that enabled him to master anything from stoner rap to trap. He’s prevailed with pop hooks, slick production and his favorite subject: weed.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Haylo Studios 7th Annual Flame Party

Haylo Healing Arts Lounge 1111 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC
This is far more than an exhibition of fire performers, though that’s included on the bill, too. Haylo owner Hayley Moran performs with her band Flame Tides, celebrating the official release of the group’s second album 'Bonfire Tsunami.' The LP features nimble hard-rock tunes with growling guitars and mystical lyrics.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Abby’

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC
$9
Exploitation filmmaker William Girdler's 'Abby' (1974), an African American retelling of 'The Exorcist,' is a Blaxploitation classic starring veterans of the genre William Marshall ('Blacula') and Carol Speed ('The Big Bird Cage'). Warner Brothers, which released 'The Exorcist,' successfully sued to have 'Abby' pulled from circulation.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Staff Picks

‘The Maids’

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC
$32
Jean Genet’s 'The Maids,' staged by Charlotte experimental theater troupe XOXO, is based loosely on two sisters who murdered their employer in 1933. It’s often seen as a kind of funhouse mirror where the two murderous maids imitate one another and their intended victim. Director Matt Cosper and his talented cast promise “bold physicality, wicked humor and a talent for making the familiar strange and the strange familiar.”

Wiz Khalifa, Logic, DJ Drama

PNC Music Pavilion 707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
$26
Wiz Khalifa is cool because he doesn’t try to be. A modest military brat who burst on the rap scene with 'Kush and Orange Juice' (2010), Khalifa scored with an organic style that didn’t rely on narrative or punchlines to hit home. Instead, he drew fans with charisma and a flexibility that enabled him to master anything from stoner rap to trap. He’s prevailed with pop hooks, slick production and his favorite subject: weed.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Haylo Studios 7th Annual Flame Party

Haylo Healing Arts Lounge 1111 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC
This is far more than an exhibition of fire performers, though that’s included on the bill, too. Haylo owner Hayley Moran performs with her band Flame Tides, celebrating the official release of the group’s second album 'Bonfire Tsunami.' The LP features nimble hard-rock tunes with growling guitars and mystical lyrics.

Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Abby’

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC
$9
Exploitation filmmaker William Girdler's 'Abby' (1974), an African American retelling of 'The Exorcist,' is a Blaxploitation classic starring veterans of the genre William Marshall ('Blacula') and Carol Speed ('The Big Bird Cage'). Warner Brothers, which released 'The Exorcist,' successfully sued to have 'Abby' pulled from circulation.

Crossroads Cinema: ‘Do The Right Thing’

Camp North End 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC
Free
It’s a blistering day in the Bedford-Stuyevesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and things are poised to heat up even more due to pent-up racial tension. Producer/writer/director Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece does the impossible: It makes us empathize with almost every character onscreen. 'Do The Right Thing' ends with two quotes, one decries violence; the other casts it as self-defense. Both are proven right in a film that is eerily prescient and absolutely relevant right now.

Sleigh Bells

The Underground 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC
$22.50
Since their 2010 debut 'Treats,' Sleigh Bells have managed to be both critical darlings and downright popular. On catchy genre-jumping gems like “Comeback Kid,” Alexis Krauss’ girlish yet confident vocals float above Derek Miller’s cacophony of crunchy beats and grinding guitars. After splicing and recombining bite-sized chunks of genres ranging from punk to hip-hop over three successive albums, Sleigh Bells returned to their post-modernist cut-up pop roots with 'Texis' in 2021.

‘Toni Stone’

The Arts Factory at West End Studios 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte
$25
Three Bone Theatre’s latest production is based on Martha Ackmann’s book 'Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone.' The drama tells the story of the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. Stone’s stint with the Indianapolis Clowns gets a clear-eyed depiction in the play, complete with grueling conditions and looming racism.

The Second City Out of the House Party

Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$34.50
The Second City troupe launched long before the brilliant sketch comedy show 'SCTV,' featuring SC members like Martin Short and John Candy. It even predates the dawn of 'Saturday Night Live' that employed even more SC alumni like Gilda Radner and John Belushi. In fact, SC was launched as a tiny cabaret theater in 1959. That legacy of comedy means this sketch show featuring a new wave of SC performers will be damn funny.

Second City for Anxiety Workshop

Discovery Place Science 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$15
Part of the Queen City Comedy Experience, this workshop is designed to teach people with social anxiety and/or fear of public speaking how to use improvisational skills to manage their symptoms, thereby reducing avoidance behaviors in social and family settings. Participants will learn and explore these things in a safe and supportive environment with the help of a Second City instructor and licensed clinician.

Living Dead Girl, Hellfire 76, Flame Tides

The Milestone 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC
$10
We’ve already noted Flame Tides heavy-as-plutonium grooves enfolding mystic and hopeful lyrics. Here the Charlotte duo supports Hellfire 76, a duo devoted to rampaging stoner/doom/psych-metal which swings to dense blues licks that suggest a triceratops mating with a Sherman tank. Female-fronted Canadian goth-metal band Living Dead Girl embrace a dark, humorously self-aware sexuality. The dead may be horny, but they do it with melody and style.

Happening this month

Wiz Khalifa, Logic, DJ Drama

PNC Music Pavilion 707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
$26
Wiz Khalifa is cool because he doesn’t try to be. A modest military brat who burst on the rap scene with 'Kush and Orange Juice' (2010), Khalifa scored with an organic style that didn’t rely on narrative or punchlines to hit home. Instead, he drew fans with charisma and a flexibility that enabled him to master anything from stoner rap to trap. He’s prevailed with pop hooks, slick production and his favorite subject: weed.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Haylo Studios 7th Annual Flame Party

Haylo Healing Arts Lounge 1111 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC
This is far more than an exhibition of fire performers, though that’s included on the bill, too. Haylo owner Hayley Moran performs with her band Flame Tides, celebrating the official release of the group’s second album 'Bonfire Tsunami.' The LP features nimble hard-rock tunes with growling guitars and mystical lyrics.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Abby’

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC
$9
Exploitation filmmaker William Girdler's 'Abby' (1974), an African American retelling of 'The Exorcist,' is a Blaxploitation classic starring veterans of the genre William Marshall ('Blacula') and Carol Speed ('The Big Bird Cage'). Warner Brothers, which released 'The Exorcist,' successfully sued to have 'Abby' pulled from circulation.

‘Witch’

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$20
Playwright Jen Silverman conjures up a cauldron of dark comedy by transforming the Jacobean play 'Witch Of Edmonton' into a tale that resonates in the post-MeToo era. The story begins when Scratch knocks on Elizabeth Sawyer’s door with a pocketful of promises in exchange for souls. Bloody mayhem ensues — in manner all too familiar to a modern audience. Silverman suggests that the whole misogynist structure might deserves to be torn down.

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$39.75
Host Scott Aukerman (‘Mr. Show with Bob and David’ and ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’) brings your favorite satirical improv comedy podcast ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ live to the the stage. The long-running podcast features celebrity guests and eccentric oddballs who pop by to chat and compete in games. The live show will feature secret guests, but there are no props or sets. The focus is on improv, which means anything can happen.

Crossroads Cinema: ‘Do The Right Thing’

Camp North End 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC
Free
It’s a blistering day in the Bedford-Stuyevesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and things are poised to heat up even more due to pent-up racial tension. Producer/writer/director Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece does the impossible: It makes us empathize with almost every character onscreen. 'Do The Right Thing' ends with two quotes, one decries violence; the other casts it as self-defense. Both are proven right in a film that is eerily prescient and absolutely relevant right now.

The Second City Out of the House Party

Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$34.50
The Second City troupe launched long before the brilliant sketch comedy show 'SCTV,' featuring SC members like Martin Short and John Candy. It even predates the dawn of 'Saturday Night Live' that employed even more SC alumni like Gilda Radner and John Belushi. In fact, SC was launched as a tiny cabaret theater in 1959. That legacy of comedy means this sketch show featuring a new wave of SC performers will be damn funny.

Sleigh Bells

The Underground 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC
$22.50
Since their 2010 debut 'Treats,' Sleigh Bells have managed to be both critical darlings and downright popular. On catchy genre-jumping gems like “Comeback Kid,” Alexis Krauss’ girlish yet confident vocals float above Derek Miller’s cacophony of crunchy beats and grinding guitars. After splicing and recombining bite-sized chunks of genres ranging from punk to hip-hop over three successive albums, Sleigh Bells returned to their post-modernist cut-up pop roots with 'Texis' in 2021.

Second City for Anxiety Workshop

Discovery Place Science 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$15
Part of the Queen City Comedy Experience, this workshop is designed to teach people with social anxiety and/or fear of public speaking how to use improvisational skills to manage their symptoms, thereby reducing avoidance behaviors in social and family settings. Participants will learn and explore these things in a safe and supportive environment with the help of a Second City instructor and licensed clinician.

Living Dead Girl, Hellfire 76, Flame Tides

The Milestone 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC
$10
We’ve already noted Flame Tides heavy-as-plutonium grooves enfolding mystic and hopeful lyrics. Here the Charlotte duo supports Hellfire 76, a duo devoted to rampaging stoner/doom/psych-metal which swings to dense blues licks that suggest a triceratops mating with a Sherman tank. Female-fronted Canadian goth-metal band Living Dead Girl embrace a dark, humorously self-aware sexuality. The dead may be horny, but they do it with melody and style.

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

“Tango & Tapas” – Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward

Recurring
Poplar 224 W 10th Street, Charlotte, NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Tapas! Wine & Spirits! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 6:00 - 7:00 PM; Social Dancing: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lost In Space – 8pm – world premiere voyage w/ Your Neighborhood Orchestra

Recurring
Charlotte Art League 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
Free
“Lost in Space” is a Sci-Fi Bio-Mystery from the Space Race (1963). Tethered by the symphonics of a chamber orchestra and spoken word artistry (Bluz), interlaced with crafted hip hop, we gather around to take a journey with Ludmila (a Lost Cosmonaut), beyond the reach of Earth into outer space. Isolated. Weightless. A celestial starscape expanding while the Earthship dwindles below, ascend beyond the struggles of humanity. Our existence depends on our ability to transcend.

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

Events

Cicada Rhythm + Kenosha Kid + Night Palace triple bill

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
$12
Three outstanding groups hailing from Athens, Georgia join for a triple-bill event rich with talent and creative vision. Americana, dream-pop, modern creative jazz: indeed each band may inhabit distinct musical territories, but what they share tonight speaks the common love-language of music, beauty, and escape.

Toni Stone an original play by Lydia R Diamond presented by Three Bone Theatre

Recurring
The Arts Factory at West End Studios 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte
$25
Declared the Best New Play of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal History is filled with trailblazers and Toni Stone was one of them. A pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. A vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way. Recommended for ages...

Toni Stone an original play by Lydia R Diamond presented by Three Bone Theatre

Recurring
The Arts Factory at West End Studios 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte
$25
Declared the Best New Play of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal History is filled with trailblazers and Toni Stone was one of them. A pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. A vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way. Recommended for ages...

Toni Stone an original play by Lydia R Diamond presented by Three Bone Theatre

Recurring
The Arts Factory at West End Studios 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte
$25
Declared the Best New Play of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal History is filled with trailblazers and Toni Stone was one of them. A pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. A vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way. Recommended for ages...

Toni Stone an original play by Lydia R Diamond presented by Three Bone Theatre

Recurring
The Arts Factory at West End Studios 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte
$25
Declared the Best New Play of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal History is filled with trailblazers and Toni Stone was one of them. A pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. A vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way. Recommended for ages...

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

“Tango & Tapas” – Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward

Recurring
Poplar 224 W 10th Street, Charlotte, NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Tapas! Wine & Spirits! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 6:00 - 7:00 PM; Social Dancing: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

“Tango & Tapas” – Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward

Recurring
Poplar 224 W 10th Street, Charlotte, NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Poplar! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Tapas! Wine & Spirits! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 6:00 - 7:00 PM; Social Dancing: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins
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