Happening this week
Released in 1984, 'Gremlins' is one of the most anarchic Christmas movies ever — nothing compares to the grinning insanity of director Joe Dante’s satirical spectacle of chaos. Our favorite scene involves the hero’s plucky mom popping one of the titular malevolent monsters into a microwave and watching it burst. The outdoor viewing experience at Camp North End features surround sound, campfires, infrared heaters and retro arcade games. Just bring your own chair.
A pair of rough-hewn, witty and wise diamond-in-the-rough singer-songwriters take the stage at The Milestone. Rust Belt folk-and-roots outfit Tail Light Rebellion is a vehicle for Jonny Swagger, who can take the stage with the force of a full band. This is fierce and gritty acoustic music, steeped in the I-don’t-give-a-fuck ethos of Irish malcontents The Pogues. The Whiskey Predicament is Charlotte-based one-man-band Nate Fey, who’s been producing his twisted version of happy-go-lucky acoustic rock...
Happening this month
Stone House Art Gallery is pleased to present Support Systems, a joint exhibition by Aubrey Theobald and Jesse Ly. By forging sculptural and photographic works together, Theobald and Ly have formed dialogues that speak towards the physical, psychological, and conceptual actions of leaning on one another. These works have been formatted by their recognized need for mutual support in communal interactions, and the importance of developing close bonds among those close to them.
THE FLIRT BAR is a gritty, Southern, country-rock musical comedy about women who turn a former Strip Club into "The Flirt Bar," a place where women can go to be flirted with. It’s written by Susan Lambert Hatem with music by Michelle Malone and Amy Ray (from the Indigo Girls). This will be a "concert reading" - meaning the cast will be seated on the stage while reading/singing the play. Two shows only!
Celebrate the holiday season with great music! Join Tosco Music for an evening full of an eclectic mix of performers (more than a dozen), classic holiday songs, a variety of musical genres and plenty of audience singalongs.
Join us for an evening of food, history, and storytelling on Wednesday, December 28th. Learn from a presentation on the impacts of African cultures and the transatlantic slave trade on our regional culinary traditions; in traditional food, we find on many local family holiday tables, such as corn, okra, collards, and macaroni and cheese. Make a plate of delicious foods from Mert’s Heart and Soul, and experience The Chronicles of Adam: a first-person historical interpretation.
Ring in the New Year high above Uptown Charlotte on the rooftop of Le Méridien Charlotte at Cloud Bar by David Burke. The party starts at 9 pm and features an open bar 9 pm – midnight, buffet of light bites, Live DJ, Champagne toast at Midnight and more! Cash bar from midnight until 2 am.
Open Heart Surgery is a podcast by two queer best friends both going through a divorce and learning to navigate relationships anew. They get curious about the type of relationship that would best meet their needs, learn about ways to do relationships better, and explore how they can have meaningful relationships with themselves. For the season 1 finale, they’re hosting a live show for laughs, insight, stories on love from friends, poetry, and more fun.