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The Agenda: February sports and a bit of love
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Published Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:00 pm
by Michaela L. Duckett

February is going to be a month full of love, sports, partying and lots of laughter. The Super Bowl is this month. The Lakers are coming to

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The Tony Award-winning play "Fela!" comes to Charlotte Feb. 25-26.

town. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it’s almost time for the CIAA basketball tournament. Here’s a preview of what’s ahead.

Laugh for the Cure

On Feb. 2, enjoy a night of food, drinks and a lot of laughter at Knight Theater (430 S. Tryon St.) to raise money for the Charlotte affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A silent and live auction will be held at 6 p.m. followed at 8 p.m. by a standup comedy show, featuring “Last Comic Standing” winner John Heffron.

Super Bowl Sunday

With Beyoncé performing at halftime, Alicia Keys singing the National Anthem and two brothers going head to head as coaches, Super Bowl XLVII will be a show to see as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

L.A. Lakers play in Charlotte

On Feb. 8, the Charlotte Bobcats will take on the Lakers at Time Warner Cable Arena (333 E. Trade St.). Game begins 7 p.m. For ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Angela Davis at Davidson College

Noted political activist and academic Angela Davis is presenting Davidson College’s annual Wearn Lecture on Feb. 12. Davis will speak on the subject “Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama” beginning at 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. The talk is open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.

‘Les Miserables’

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, “Les Miserables” is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more. Les Miserables runs Feb. 12 – 17 at the Belk Theater (130 North Tryon St.) Limited seating remains. Contact box office at (704) 372-1000.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Toodee, Muno, and Plex are calling all fans in the QC to get ready to jump, shake and shimmy the sillies out when the new “Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out!” tour stops in Charlotte Feb. 16 at the Ovens Auditorium (2700 E. Independence Blvd.).

Charlotte Bartenders’ Ball

The 12th annual Charlotte Bartenders’ Ball will be held Feb. 17 at the Blake Hotel (555 S. McDowell St.). Admission is $70 and includes an open bar, catered food and entertainment all night. Visit charlottebartendersball.com for more information.

Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

Help “unmask the face of lupus” at the Seventh Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at Extravaganza Depot (1610 North Tryon Street Charlotte). The event will feature Creole cuisine, silent auction, photo booth, casino, fortune teller and entertainment by Hot Sauce. Guests will also be treated to a Mardi Gras Masquerade Contest. All proceeds benefit the LFA, Piedmont Chapter. Cost: $150 per person


“Fela!,” a tale of courage, passion and love, was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won three, including Best Choreography, Best Costumes and Best Sound. Directed and choreographed by legendary Tony Award Winner Bill T. Jones, “Fela!” features the sounds of Fela Kuti mixed with simple but powerful lyrics assailing corrupt and oppressive dictatorships. Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, has joined the touring cast and will be performing Feb. 25-26 at Belk Theater (130 N. Tryon St.). Visit www.BlumenthalArts.org for tickets.


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