Interesting Events – Poptopia, Home Alone, Miracle on Monroe & More
‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Okay, we hear you, it’s always the season of events in Charlotte. Once you wake up from your tryptophan-induced haze on Friday morning, here are some of our favorites coming up this week and next.
“Home Alone” with the Charlotte Symphony – Nov. 29 at 7:30pm @ Belk Theater
FREE TICKET ALERT! This Friday night, the Charlotte Symphony is performing John Williams’ beloved score from “Home Alone” while screening the movie … and you have a chance to win tickets! Plus, this gave Biscuit-maker Matt Olin a chance to catch up with his old pal, Devin Ratray, on Skype. Devin’s seasoned acting career includes playing “Buzz” in the Home Alone movies. You can watch Matt’s conversation with Devin here.
In the video, Devin asks a question: “What murderous title does Buzz give the Old Man Marley who lives next door?” If you know the answer, email firstname.lastname@example.org right away for a chance to get a pair of tickets to the show this Friday. Winners will be announced on Wednesday morning. You can buy tickets for the show here.
Poptopia Holidays – Dec. 4-7 @ 101 North Tryon Street
Shop till ya’ Pop! If you don’t get your holiday shopping this Friday, don’t worry. Next week Poptopia will be taking over the atrium of 101 N Tryon Street with 14 of the Charlotte area’s favorite shops to bring some holiday cheer. While you knock people off your Christmas list, you can also enjoy light fare from Stoke, beer and wine from Assorted Wine Table, photo moments, live music, and giveaways. For more information, click here.
Here are a few more events to get you out of the house (… since we’re pretty sure you’ll be sick of your guests by 10:28AM on Friday).
Most of us will be stuffed this Thanksgiving weekend, so let’s help others be too.
Second Harvest Food Bank Food Drive
November 26 to December 1 – 7th Street Public Market
The theme is Miles of Smiles, something you wouldn’t see from us if we participated in the Turkey Trot.
72nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 28 – Uptown (Tryon Street)
All of the enjoyment of Christmas lights with none of the risk of falling off of your own roof tangled in extension cords.
Holidays at the Garden
November 29 to January 5 – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Don’t be a Cotten-Headed Ninny Muggins! See “Elf” in a Theater.
Holiday Movie Classics: Elf
November 30 – Regal Stonecrest
Joy to the world, the Opera has come! (And, there’s beer.)
Opera Carolina Caroling: Plaza Midwood
November 30 – Resident Culture Brewing Company
We hope they do the “Dance of the Sugar Krump Fairy.”
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 1 – Belk Theater
Five days after Thanksgiving, your stomach will be rested and ready for Chef Ron.
Miracle on Monroe
December 3 – Community Culinary School of Charlotte
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