The Weekender

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Check out these events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Friday, Jan. 9

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Music: Josh Phillips Folk Festival Neighborhood Theatre Expect to hear a blend folk, reggae and bluegrass soundscapes from the Asheville-based Josh Phillips Folk Festival at this free (yes, I said free) concert at Neighborhood Theatre. Ian Thomas opens.

Film: Film: Lights! Camera! Action! Get ready to glue your eyes to the screen for a special viewing of short award-winning films by female African-Americans at the 6th Annual Legacy of Black Women Short Film Showcase.

Arts: Learn about teas from around the world, as well as practices like Feng Shui and Kung Fu at International House’s Taste of Tea and Zen Event.

Saturday, Jan. 10

Food: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

139 S. Tryon St.

Don’t eat before you go and prepare to gorge on meats galore at this all-you-can-eat Brazilian hot spot.

Music: Rock out to some good ol’ country-styled punk rock from 500 Miles To Memphis at the Milestone.

Theater: Go batty with Bat Boy: The Musical at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte.

Sunday, Jan. 11

Music: Wu-Tang Clan

Amos’ Southend

Hardcore rappers Wu-Tang Clan raise the roof at Amos’ Southend with old hits and newbies from its latest album 8 Diagrams.

Theater: Watch two characters with very different personalities take a swerve for the better in performances of Driving Miss Daisy at Duke Energy Theatre.

Food: Flip out with the variety of pancakes at Original Pancake House.

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