Plan your weekend with Creative Loafing!
Friday, September 5
Bangkok Dangerous: Not to be confused with the series of books by John Burdett (Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo, etc.), this re-make of a Thai movie for American audiences involves Nicolas Cage killing people overseas. As opposed to the other movies where Nicolas Cage kills people. See it if youre feeling dangerous, or bored. Local theaters. www.charlotte.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Film. Find more in Film.
Peace Jones: Ashevilles Peace Jones combine funk, prog-rock, jazz and folk into a happy-go-lucky musical trip thats as danceable as it is hummable. They are one of the few rock outfits that channel the mild-mannered flute as an accent to their giddy groove. The lyrics touch on message and social overtones. With Overstood. Double Door Inn. www.doubledoorinn.com. Find more in Music.
Go Greek: The Yiasou Greek Festival celebrates Greek culture in the Q.C., with a taste of cuisine, entertainment and more. Take a tour of Charlottes own Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral; stare down the impressive structure and its artifacts, while listening to a choral performance. $2; Children 12 and under free. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. www.yiasoufestival.org. Find more in Arts.
Genaros Rotisserie: Features charcoal rotisserie chicken and other Peruvian-style delights. 14039 Hwy. 74. 704-893-2744. Find more in Food.
Saturday, September 6
Opening this week: Frozen River. Visit your favorite theater and be one of the first in Charlotte to catch this flick. Local theaters. www.charlotte.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Film. Find more in Film.
Rajan and Sajan Mishra: The Mishra brothers are exponents of khayal singing of the legendary Benares gharana (style or system of music). They are in the upper rungs of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music. The gents will have you in a trance within minutes and floating around the auditorium by the end of the show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Overcash Performing Arts Center, CPCC. http://halton.cpcc.edu. Find more in Music.
Hi-Ya: Think you could be the next Jackie Chan? Or just ready for some inner peace? Visit the 11th Annual Tai Chi Festival and Back to School Extravaganza to find your path. This free event includes: lion dances, Tai chi and Kung fu demonstrations and free intro classes for adults and kids featuring Tai Chi, Yoga, Kung fu, and meditation. The Peaceful Dragon. www.thepeacefuldragon.com. Find more in Arts.
Delicias Colombian Bakery and Restaurant: Well crafted house made empanadas, pandebono (round bread stuffed with cheese), abborrajado (deep fried plantains stuffed with cheese) and bandeja paisa served in a spot popular with the Colombian community. 212 North Polk St. 704-889-5328. Find more in Food.
Sunday, September 7
We like it hot: Ballantyne Village Theatres Retromania features favorite films that you may have missed the first time around on the big screen. This weeks installment is the classic cross-dressing romp Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Tickets are only $5. Ballantyne Village Theatre. www.bvtheatre.com. Find more in Film.
Free food: The famous Comet Grill is having a grand re-opening featuring free food from noon to 9 p.m. (with a $10 cover at the door, of course) and performances by CL favorites The Noises 10, The Lenny Federal Band, and The Truckstop Preachers. Comet Grill. www.cometgrillcharlotte.com. Find more in Music.
Indian Fest: The 14th Annual Festival of India 2008 will feature Indian cuisine, dances, music, arts and crafts, henna body painting, an exhibit on traditional Indian medicines and more. Woodlands, Udipi, Bombay Cuisine, Maharani among the vendors, so come hungry. 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. www.indiafestival.net. Find more in Arts.
Trio Restaurant: Friendly place for an imaginative and eclectic selection of entrees, gourmet pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads and pastas. Emphasis on creative taste combinations. 10709 McMullen Creek Pwky. 704-541-8000. Find more in Food.