Friday, January 23, 2015

Fresh beats and more fire tonight!

Black Violin was great last night. I went to the concert thinking I would hear a funky take on classical music, but I got much more. This duo is re-imagining hip-hop. They gave us a glimpse of what hip-hop could be. Here's a snippet from last night, but I'll write a full piece later. 

Let's talk about tonight. But before we get into tonight's event, I have a tip that will save your relationship. Make your Valentine's Day plans now. Helen Schwab's got you restaurant plans. Now, let's get this party started. See in you the streets...

Crazy Fun - I must have a thing for fire because once again I'm looking forward to an event involving fire. Fire dancers, live drummers, live art, live body painting and more at the Mad Hatters Ball 2. More than a dozen artists, two MCs, vendors and dancers. #TJTurnup. 9 p.m. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $10.

Symphony Pub Style - Young Affiliates of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents January Rush Hour Recital - Brass! See Charlotte Symphony Orchestra musicians Tom Burge (trombone), Andrew Fierova (French horn), and John Parker (trumpet) perform brass at Big Ben’s British Restaurant and Pub, 2000 South Blvd. #150. 

Courtney RecommendsThe Ship2Ship Tour brings Destructo, DJ Motez, Australian DJ Anna Lunoe and London’s T. Williams to town. 10 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Free, $15, $50 VIP. Read more.  


Doo-wop - See original performers: The Vogues featuring Bill Burkette, Jimmy Clanton, The Marcels, Barbara Harris, original lead singer of The Toys, Blue Suede Orchestra in The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show. 8 p.m., Knight Theater, Levine Center For The Arts, 430 South Tryon Street. $40-$60. Parking tip: $5 rate available at Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage, 550 S. Tryon St. with an entrance on W. Stonewall St. Pay as you enter the garage.