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The Weekly Agenda: War stories, magic flutes and laughs
Check out our weekly guide to seven days of fun and entertainment in the QC.
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:40 am
by Michaela L. Duckett



War stories, men in black, magical flutes, cheap eats and lots of laughs are all on the agenda this week. Check out our weekly guide to fun and entertainment around the QC:


Jan. 24

Opera Carolina’s new production of Mozart’s beloved opera, “The Magic Flute” performs tonight and Jan. 27 at the Belk Theater (130 N. Tryon St.) “The Magic Flute” features visionary stage and costume designs by famed visual artist Jun Kaneko, which create a magical landscape for this allegorical tale of good and evil, the human desire for love, wisdom and virtue.



Jan. 25

Make a reservation at one of over 100 upscale restaurants around the metro Charlotte area that are participating in Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week, which ends Sunday. Each location will offer three courses (or more) at dinner for only $30 per person. To take a tour of participating restaurants and special menus, visit CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.



Jan. 26

Some of the biggest names in urban comedy are coming to the QC for one night to perform in the 2013 Charlotte Comedy Festival at Bojangle’s Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd.). The lineup includes Sommore, Eddie Griffin, Bruce Bruce, and the host of “Uptown Comic” on BounceTV, Joe Torry. The show begins at 8 p.m. Visit Ticketmaster.com for ticket information or call 1-800-745-3000.



Jan. 27

New Vision Ministry, Inc. (6425 Old Mount Holly Road) is hosting 100 Men in Black Service and asking men in the community to take an annual spiritual checkup to examine themselves to see if they are in the right place with God, as a man, husband or as a leader in the church or community. Pastor Benford Gardner of Word of Faith Church is the guest speaker. All men and boys are asked to wear black suits with white shirts or any combination of black and white. Wives and mothers are invited. For more information, visit NewVisionInc.org or contact Elder Chris Gardner at (704) 712-0104.



Jan. 28

Check out “Fighting for Democracy: Who is the ‘We’ in “We the People?” at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 E. 7th St.) This traveling exhibit explores the themes of civil rights and democracy through the perspectives of seven individuals whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II. Through their personal experiences visitors will examine issues relating to equal education, equal opportunity, democracy abroad, gender equality and freedom of speech. Visit MuseumOfTheNewSouth.org for more information.



Jan. 29

It’s Free Tuesday at the Mint Museum (500 S. Tryon St.). After browsing the galleries, check out a film screening of “Waste Land” at 7 p.m. The film follows artist Vik Muiz on a singularly ambitious project: going to the world’s largest garbage dump north of Rio De Janeiro, photographing its trash pickers and collaborating with them to transform the photos into portraits created with recyclable materials. The film received Audience Awards at Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals.


Jan. 30
Get over the hump day slump with after work libations at Delta’s Restaurant (525 N. Tryon St.). Glasses of wine are half priced.



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