Friday, January 29, 2016

Panthers pep rally today, Hamilton is coming and restaurant week extended

We're going live early today because there's so much happening on a Friday during the day. For real. Don't forget the Panthers' pep rally at noon at Romare Bearden Park. See below for Sinfonica, also at noon today. The fun continues tonight. See you in the streets!

BTW: Several restaurants have extended the Queen's Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week beyond this weekend. Check the website to find out which ones.

Oh, and, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center says Hamilton The Musical, a hip-hop take on the biography of Alexander Hamilton, is coming to Charlotte during the national tour. Dates nor year have been confirmed.

Send me your Big Game party details for the Observer's party list.

Dance Like Ali - Choreographer Christal Brown, a former dancer with Urban Bush Woman, and a nine member professional dance troupe deliver a tribute to the famed boxer in The Opulence of Integrity: A Movement Odyssey Exploring the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali. This multi-media dance theater  incorporates elements of boxing, hip hop, martial arts, and modern dance to explore Ali’s public life and inner-searchings. The performance features an original score by Farai Malianga. Choreographer Brown is an N.C. native. 7:30 p.m. UNCC Robinson Hall, 9201 University City Blvd. $25, $10 seniors, $8 students. Tickets.

Animal Friendly Circus  - Don’t like seeing animals in the circus? Me either. Whisky River Under the Big Top!  is animal free. There will be aerialists, a balloon artist, cotton candy, popcorn and circus-themed drinks. 8 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. $12 includes cotton candy and two drink tickets. Details.

Don't Forget
Pop Art Ending - The popular pop-art series at the old Goodyear building at Stonewall and South Tryon is ending. Goodbye to Goodyear is the final showcase and party to celebrate the art created, installed, shown, and performed at the space. This event is open to the public. 6 p.m. Former Goodyear building at Stonewall and South Tryon.

Art & Classical Music - The McColl Center for Art + Innovation and the Charlotte Symphony have come together to create ¡Sinfonica!, a new KnightSounds event. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will lead the orchestra in a celebration of Latin American and Spanish composers, featuring the works of Moncayo, Ginastera, DeFalla, and others. McColl Center Artist-In-Residence Ivan Toth DepeƱa will create an on-stage responsive, interactive light installation inspired by the music and Warren-Green’s real-time movements. The fun will continue in the lobby following the concert with authentic tapas from Machu Picchu, as well as displays of Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects artist Leandro Manzo’s “Tango” Series. 12 and 7:30 p.m. at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts,  430 S Tryon St. $12 and up.