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THE AGENDA: Art, Comedy, Food, Charity and Music
Events happening around Charlotte Sept. 19-25, 2013
Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

Comedian Tommy Davidson is performing at the Charlotte Comedy Zone Sept. 19-21.

Art and culture aficionados around the Queen City will have no trouble finding something to get into this week. Whether it’s sipping wine, dining on Lowcountry cuisine, stimulating your mind with a discussion on Pop art or letting comedian Tommy Davidson tickle your funny bone, there is plenty to do.

Kick off the weekend throwing on a pair of heels and sprinting for a good cause or swinging by The Southern Women’s Show to check out the latest trends in in home and garden, fashion, beauty, food and more.

But first, check out a peek at what else is happening around Charlotte in the days ahead:

Tommy Davidson @ Comedy Zone - 9/19-21

Comedian Tommy Davidson, who most of us know from the indelible characters he created on “In Living Color,” is taking some time away from working on the just-renewed second season of his hit series “Black Dynamite,” which is Adult Swim's #1 top-rated show, to bring the funny to the Charlotte Comedy Zone. For show times and tickets, visit CltComedyZone.com.

Southern Women’s Show - 9/19-22

The 31st annual Southern Women’s Show will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College Street). Thousands are expected to attend this year’s show, which will feature nearly 300 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest in food and fitness, drink and décor, home and garden, healthy and beauty, fashion and so much more. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $8 in advance. Admission for children 6-12 is $5. Call (800) 849-0248 or visit SouthernWomensShow.com for schedule and more information.

Stiletto Sprint - 9/21

A good pair of heels can save a life. Hundreds of women (and men) are expected to throw on a pair and participate in the Stiletto Sprint, being held Saturday at SouthPark Mall (4400 Sharon Road). The annual event raises money to benefit the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund at Levine Cancer Institute (LCI). Registration for adults is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Kids 12 and under can compete in the Ruby Red Slipper Sprint for $10 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Sprints begin at 9 a.m. with an awards ceremony at 10 a.m. There are heel requirements to compete for awards. Visit Events.CarolinasHealthcareFoundatoin.org, email stilettosprint@carolinas.org or call Carolinas HealthCare Foundation at (704) 355-4048 for additional information.

Sign of the Times Concert – 9/22

Join Sign of the Times of the Carolinas for their monthly concert 4-6 p.m., Sunday at Little Rock A.M.E. Attic Theater (401 N. McDowell Street). The band’s mission is to maintain the tradition of performing live jazz and share it’s history. The group performs the last concert in its Fourth Sunday series next month. Visit the Sign of the Times Carolinas Facebook page for more information.

Roasting Koontz - 9/22

Longtime community advocate Ken Koontz is celebrating his 65th birthday this weekend with a party Sunday at the Excelsior Club (921 Beatties Ford Road) 5-7 p.m. He’s invited the entire community to come out and join in the festivities. Admission is $6.50 and $65 for those who want to join in the fun of roasting Koontz on his special day.

Modern Mondays @ the Bechtler - 9/23

Stimulate your mind on Monday at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture by University of South Carolina associate professor of Art History Bradford Collins at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (420 S. Tryon Street). Collins, author of “Pop Art: The Independent Group to Neo Pop, 1952-1990,” will discuss the Pop art movement that first appeared 60 years ago and how artists used the imagery of popular culture to express personal and cultural issues. A pre-event reception with a cash bar will be held at 6 p.m. Admission is $8. Visit Bechtler.com for more information.

Food Truck Wine Dinner - 9/24

Tuesday, stop by the Vin Master Wine Shop (2000 South Blvd., Suite 610) for the Herban Legend Food Truck Wine Dinner, 6:30-9:30 p.m.The five-course menu will showcase cuisine from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Philippines, Italy and South West USA. Each course will be paired with a wine. The price is $35 per person. Attendees can also enjoy special discounts on wine purchases the night of the event. Visit TheVinMaster.com for more information.

A cook’s tour of Charleston – 9/24

Charleston is one of the South’s hottest culinary destinations. Discover the kitchen secrets of some the city’s most popular chefs with a cooking demonstration Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Charlotte (6610 Fairview Road). On the menu: Classic Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, Carolina Gold Chanterelle Risotto; Benne Cream Biscuits with Homemade Tomato Preserves; and Huguenot Torte. Registration is $45. Visit WholeFoodsMarket.com for more information.



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