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What’s happening around the QC?
Bobcats' tip off and Kevin Hart headline in Nov.
 
Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 10:07 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

This month’s calendar is full of theatrical performances, sports and live music. Comedians Kevin Hart, John Witherspoon and Sheryl Underwood are bringing the funny as Debora Cox and Constantine Maroullis bring the heat. Plus, enjoy opportunities to have fun listening to jazz or watching celebrities play basketball while raising money to support local charities. Check out our guide to what’s happening around the QC in November:


Bobcats vs. Pacers
Date: Nov. 2 Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St.)
The Charlotte Bobcats play their season opening game against the Indiana Pacers. This month, the Bobcats will also play home games against the Suns, Mavericks, Wizards, Grizzlies, Bucks, Raptors, Hawks and 76ers. Tickets begin at $10.


Sheryl Underwood performs
Date: Nov. 2 – Nov. 3 Time: Varies
Location: The Comedy Zone (900 NC Music Factory Blvd.)
Funny woman Sheryl Underwood of “The Talk,” “The Stevie Harvey Morning Show” and BET’s “Comic View” is bringing her comedic chops to the stage. For show times visit www.cltcomedyzone.com.


Rock the Vote Mic Night
Date: Nov. 2 Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Societe (1202 Charlottetowne Ave.)
Everyone with a voter registration cards gets in free. C-Weav and special guest Lotta will perform. $5 drink specials.


Drumline Live
Date: Nov. 4 Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (130 North Tryon St.)
Share in the tradition of the American marching band as “Drumline Live” kicks off its fourth US tour. Tickets are $20 and up.


Jekyll and Hyde
Date: Nov. 6 – Nov. 11 Time: Varies
Location: Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (330 N. Tryon St.)
Grammy nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox and “American Idol” star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroullis inject new life into this classical tale of good and evil. Charlotte is one of a handful of cities “Jekyll and Hyde” is playing prior to its Broadway opening. For show times, visit www.blumenthalarts.org.


Guys & Dolls
Date: Nov. 9 Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Grimes Hall (Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road)
WPEG morning radio host No Limit Larry hosts his second annual father-daughter dance. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe is schedule to deliver remarks.


Holiday Art Show & Sale
Date: Nov. 10 Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Avondale Presbyterian Church McLean Fellowship Hall (2821 Park Road)
Charlotte Art Collective is bringing together professional and emerging artists to showcase their works, which include garden sculpture, photography, glass, pottery, fine art and craft, handmade books, wood, jewelry, gourmet chocolate and more.


No Limit’s Celebrity Basketball Game
Date: Nov. 10 Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Vance High School (7600 IBM Drive)
Proceeds from this annual event support the Children of Murdered Parents (COMP) Program, which provides social and financial support to families who have lost a parent to death by violence.


Jazz for All Benefit
Date: Nov. 10 Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Whitehead Manor (5901 Sardis Road)
Enjoy an evening of live jazz, food, fun, wine and beer to raise money for Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative.


Kevin Hart live
Date: Nov. 17 Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Bojangles’ Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd.)
The stand up comedian and actor has extended his wildly successful “Let Me Explain Tour,” which will also feature performances by the Plastic Cup Boys.


Just Us Jesus Gospel Concert
Date: Nov. 18 Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St.)
Concert features performances by Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Tye Tribbet, and Hezekiah Walker and will be co-hosted by CoCo Brother and Melanie Clark of Praise 100.9 FM.


On Q Productions presents “Twilight”
Date: Nov. 23 – Dec. 8 Time: Varies
Location: Duke Energy Theatre (345 N. College St.)
Anna Deveare Smith’s dynamic work of “documentary theater” is presented verbatim from the mouths of participants, victims, antagonists, and bystanders of the LA riots and other events in the violent aftermath following the 1992 Rodney King trial and verdict. For show times and ticket information, visit www.carolinatix.org


Meet artist Beverly McIver
Date: Nov. 27 Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Mint Museum Uptown (500 S. Tryon St.)
Beverly McIver will be speaking during a free event at the Mint Museum Uptown. McIver is renowned for her expression-filled, emotive canvasses that commemorate her life and the lives of those closest to her – particularly her mentally disabled sister Renee and her late mother, Ethel. Her solo exhibition, “Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver,” is on view now until January 2013.


John Witherspoon presents “You Got to Coordinate”
Date: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 Time: Varies
Location: The Comedy Zone (900 NC Music Factory Blvd.)
See one of America’s funniest dads, John Witherspoon (“Friday,” “The Wayans Brothers”), perform stand up comedy. Tickets start at $20. For show times, visit www.cltcomedyzone.com


The Nutcracker
Date: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 Time: Varies
Location: CPCC Dale Halton Theater (1206 Elizabeth Ave.)
Watch the Charlotte Youth Ballet’s 30th anniversary performance of this classic holiday production choreographed by professional, international guest artists. For show times, visit www.charlotteyouthballet.org.

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