Weekender, Aug. 13-15

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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, Aug. 13

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Slappa

6012 Old Pineville Road, Suite A

Slappa, a special shindig featuring live painting by artist Pesu of Japan, as well as a DJ, food and beverages is set to go down tonight.

Nightlife And another one — a nightlife spot, that is — bites the dust! Tutto Mondo, a local lounge that’s been in operation for 12 years, has announced it’s closing shop. To celebrate before its doors are closed forever, Takeover Friday, a mobile party of vast proportions, will descend on the place tonight. Bartenders and guest DJs that have worked the lounge from past to present will be in attendance. more...

Music MikelParis (keyboardist of O.A.R.) visits The Evening Muse tonight for a quality performance of his perfected art of guitar drumming. On tour in support of his solo recording Flow, you can expect to hear a number of jazzy rock jams during his set. more...

Saturday, Aug. 14

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Great Gatsby Gala

The Atrium

Thanks to the Great Gatsby Gala — happening tonight at The Atrium in Uptown — no time machine is necessary to step into the “roaring ’20s.” The flapper-friendly setting offers heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, alcohol (beer and wine), a cash bar, jazz music (by Tyrone Jefferson and A Sign of the Times), swing dancing, a costume contest and live and silent auctions. And if all that’s not enough to send you out on a fox trot, proceeds raised from the event benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. So put on that feather boa and prepare to swing for this good cause.

Festival Go green during the Charlotte Irish Summer Festival. In its 4th year, the fest offers an alternative to the long wait for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Get a feel for Ireland through the many bands (Ceol na Gael, Clanndarragh, Fighting 86’s, McLean Avenue, Trad at Heart, Vertigo) and dance groups (Rince na h’Eireann School of Irish Dance and Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing) performing throughout the day/night. And don’t forget to get your taste for Ireland by slugging down a pint. more...

Film The Charlotte Film Society continues its 2010 Saturday Night Cine Club with a double screening of the Polish film Katyn. Touching on the grim reality of the 1940 Katyn massacre — a mass execution of Polish officers and citizens by the Soviet authorities — this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film makes a powerful impression. And to make the night even more of a learning experience, Allen Paul, the author of Katyn: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth, will be leading a discussion and book signing afterward. more...

Sunday, Aug. 15

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Heart

Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre

Currently on tour in support of their newest release Red Velvet Car, Seattle sister super-duo Heart visits Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre for a performance tonight.

Food Those craving a big juicy burger or sublime barbecue will find comfort and pure delight at Sunset Grille: A Shady Place for Sunny People. Save room for yummy desserts, like key lime pie and chocolate bread pudding too. more...

Theater Today’s your last chance to catch a performance of Collaborative Arts’ Othello at McGlohon Theatre. In this William Shakespeare classic, jealousy and prejudices lead to tragedy. more...

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