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Comic, hoops lead weekly agenda of Charlotte events
Kevin Hart, Bobcats top marquee
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:37 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

With live music, free community events, sports, comedy and discounted artwork in time for the holidays, there is no shortage of things to do this week around Charlotte. Here’s our guide to seven days of arts, fun and entertainment:

Nov. 15
Jazz and Drinks - Enjoy a relaxing evening of live jazz music and mingling at the Ritz Carlton (201 E. Trade St.) The band plays at 8 p.m., and valet parking is free with the purchase of a meal or beverage. There is no cost for admission.

Nov. 16
Art Appreciation -  Support local artists  at the Art Bacchanal from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Behailu Academy (451 E. 36th St). The free event will include discounted artwork, culinary demonstrations from a local executive chef, wine and live music. On the Net: www.projectartaid.org

Nov. 17
Family Fun & Comedy – Start the day off with a little family fun at the Urban League of Central Carolinas (740 W. 5th St.) ULCC is celebrating the grand opening of its new bank by hosting a community open house that will include tours, free food, beverages and music. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until noon.

Later that night, check out comedian Kevin Hart as he performs his standup comedy at the Bojangles’ Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd). Hart will also be joined by his special guests, the Plastic Cup Boys.

Nov. 18
Just Us Jesus Gospel Concert - Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, Tye Tribbett and other special guests are performing at the Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St). The show begins at 5 p.m. and will be co-hosted by CoCo Brother and Melanie Clark of Praise 100.9 FM. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Nov. 19
Hoop dreams - Watch the Charlotte Bobcats take on the Milwaukee Bucks at Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St). The game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

Nov. 20
Artistic reflections - The Mint Museum Uptown (500 S. Tryon St.) is screening “Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver” at 6:30 p.m. The documentary tells the story of acclaimed artist Beverly McIver and her promise to take her mentally disabled sister Renee when their mother dies – a promise that comes due just as Beverly’s career is taking off. Admission is free.

Nov. 21
More basketball - The Charlotte Bobcats are taking on the Toronto Raptors at Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St). The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10.


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