Friday, March 18, 2016

Fire-eating exotic dancer, brewery opening and college hoops!

It's a night of goodbyes with the end of this season's Jazz Arts Iniative, Charlotte Craft Beer Week and the final Late Night Run, but there's plenty of partying to do. March Madness is underway and the upsets are already happening. See you in the streets....

Celebrate Movement - The 10th Anniversary of Charlotte Dance Festival brings us a weekend of performances and classes. Starts this morning with a show by Caroline Calouche & Company’s. Tonight’s performance is Follow the Light/Bodiography. The big day is Saturday with multiple performances. 10 a.m. Various locations Uptown. Schedule

Adult Science - I love sci-fi! This month’s edition of Science on the Rocks: Final Frontier is going to be awesome. It features a chance to try the virtual reality Oculus Rift as well as compressed air rockets and more. Ooh, I hope they have blaster and a tricorder. Don’t miss the adults only fun. 5 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N Tryon St. $8.
Lent Fit

Late Night Run - No, this isn’t a run Taco Bell after a night of imbibing. The 10th and Final Midnight Run is a foot on pavement run on the 2.9 mile Booty Loop after a night of partying. Or you could start your night of partying here. 11:45 p.m. t
Providence and Queens in the Myers Park Methodist Parking lot across from Ultra Running Company. It goes until 6 a.m.  Free, but donations accepted for Camp Luck. Details.

Road Race - Tour the Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte’s oldest road race, the 30th Annual Elizabeth Road Race. Post-race fun includes beer, live music from School of Rock, and Elvis, a.k.a., the Big E. Proceeds keep Elizabeth beautiful. 6:45 a.m. Saturday Register at Hawthorne Recreation Center, Independence Park 345 Hawthorne Lane. Details.

Don't Forget

Last One - The Jazz Arts Initiative concludes its sixth season with a tribute to North Carolina native Nina Simone. The Saturday show features trumpeter Mark Rapp playing the music of Miles Davis. 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Stage Door Theater, corner of 5th and College in Uptown Charlotte. $12, $15. Details.

She’s Hot - I’ve seen plenty of adult entertainers, but Angel Beau brings the heat with her fire-breathing show. She also rolls on a bed of machete blades. Scores Gentlemens Club & Steakhouse, 123 Executive Center Place. Mooresville $10.

Brewery Opening - Concord is getting its first full-scale brewery and taproom. Cabarrus Brewing Company opens its 5,000 square foot taproom featuring large TVs and occasional live music. 2 p.m. today, opens noon Saturday and Sunday, Cabarrus Brewing, 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord.

She’s A Poet - Self-described Artivist Chiara Richardson headlines the Power of SHE Poetry Slam. Richardson is a published poet, actress, artist, educator, and activist. 8 p.m., McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $12. Details.



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