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    Verizon Wireless Ampitheater: Go see a concert

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Most of the major bands and musicians that come through Charlotte perform at Verizon. Check out the website for upcoming shows, seating charts and ticket prices. The last time I was there, I was sitting on the lawn and it started raining . . . it was one of the best shows I've ever seen!

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    The Pineville Dinner Theater: Memories!

    by etfromnc Written May 11, 2009

    When I was in high school and college, there was a place called The Pineville Dinner Theater which presented some outstanding musical theater and the occasional drama. That facility was well out, away from the bright lights and big city but was a fun place to visit. I made an absolute fool of myself there one night but still have generally very fond memories of the place. I was quite disappointed to hear some years after I had graduated from college that it had burned to the ground and was not likely to be rebuilt.
    Imagine my surprise and delight when I received a recent notice of our monthly Mercedes-Benz Club meeting which had The Pineville Dinner Theater as the location for our Friday evening soiree. It is now located at the north end of a strip mall and does not have near the character of its former location but we had a great evening and I look forward to returning to sample their other offerings. The dinner is a buffet with a wide range of menu items. The meat, seafood, and chicken were done very nicely but some of the vegetables suffered from the common buffet malady of being left to overcook. The entertainment for this particular evening was a Vaudevillesque one man show. The performer was probably 70ish and had a broad musical repertoire peppered with jokes and an unbelievably good memory. I would recommend checking this place out but this particular performer who apparently appears on a recurring basis would probably not appeal to the 20somethings.

    Dress Code: Informal but please no shorts, sandals, etc.

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    The Milestone Club: Gritty Fun

    by MeowFoolery Updated Dec 31, 2007

    Man, talk about a dive bar. The Milestone is rugged and shabby, like all good live music venues before alternative went mainstream. I went to see Captured! By Robots and Cue with a couple of friends. We ended up meeting a couple who was high on something. We are still trying to figure out what sort of pills they were poppin. It was an interesting night, needless to say. The Milestone is like that - dark and crazy, and good times. It is a safe haven from the yuppy crowd elsewhere.

    Dress Code: Bring your beat up boots, torn-up jeans, and sooted army jacket. Dramatic eye make up encouraged. Clean socks need not apply.

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  • TILT on Trade: An upscale diverse bar/nightclub

    by nightlife1 Written Jul 3, 2007
    The place is beautiful inside and out...

    TILT is the new hotness. Located at 127 W. Trade St. (where the old Liquid Lounge used to be), TILT is in a prime location in Uptown Charlotte to cater to the after-work crowd, as well as the nightlife party pack. Completely renovated, TILT is a classy, upscale venue with beautifully finished hardwood floors, chandelier lighting, and eight flat screen TV’s throughout. TILT can be classified as everything from a sports bar, to a nightclub with its amazing diverse feel. Despite its elegant decorations, TILT has a laid back feel mostly due to the friendly staff and warm ambiance.

    Dress Code: Dress for success when coming to TILT, as the interior would suggest it is high class and the door staff does enforce a strict dress code.

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    Morehead Street Tavern: Morehead Street Tavern

    by twentysix.two Updated May 18, 2007
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    Great neighborhood bar. Hang out with the regulars, watch some sports, play games, drink, eat. Good food--I recommend the Prime Rib Chunks appetizer and Tavern Chicken sandwich with a side of cole slaw. On the weekends, the DJ spins tunes and the downstairs bar opens up and it turns into a bit of a maze. When I was traveling here for work, I was here every Sunday and Wednesday night.

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    contra dance carolina: Hot dance no smoke live bands

    by kumosmith Written Feb 5, 2007
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    This night spot really moves... as the same group puts on dances in different spots. You have to check the web site www.ContraDanceCarolina.org to know where they will be next. What is a contra dance? It's a lot of fun and sort of hard to explain. You get to dance with every one practically and folks are really nice. All ages. Lot's of twenty something's, but a few old people and some kids too. There's even a huge poodle who helps the lady working the door.

    They've started handing out cards that say "A What? Contra Dance is a high energy, non-competitive, social dance form done to live acoustic music. Prepare to sweat. Each dance is taught briefly. No partner or experience needed though the ability to laugh at one's self is useful. Patterns resemble a madcap square dance requiring thinking and fast reflexes so all venues are substance free."

    Some nights are better than others so give it a few tries before you give up. It's cheep and the music is good even if you don't feel like dancing.

    Dress Code: see the ewb site and click on the photos link ,...Shoes are important... they dance on wood floors so clean shoes that don't scuff is key... leather or rubber

    women tend to wear skirts or dresses that flare out when spun and biker shorts or something modest under as they can go all the way up!

    Men tend to bring a change of cloths as they sweat do much

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    Contra Dance Carloina: Hot Dancing - no smoke- live acustic music!

    by kumosmith Written Feb 5, 2007

    This night spot really moves... as the same group puts on dances in different spots. You have to check the web site www.ContraDanceCarolina.org to know where they will be next. What is a contra dance? It's a lot of fun and sort of hard to explain. You get to dance with every one practically and folks are really nice. All ages. Lot's of twenty something's, but a few old people and some kids too. There's even a huge poodle who helps the lady working the door.

    They've started handing out cards that say "A What? Contra Dance is a high energy, non-competitive, social dance form done to live acoustic music. Prepare to sweat. Each dance is taught briefly. No partner or experience needed though the ability to laugh at one's self is useful. Patterns resemble a madcap square dance requiring thinking and fast reflexes so all venues are substance free."

    Some nights are better than others so give it a few tries before you give up. It's cheep and the music is good even if you don't feel like dancing.

    Dress Code: Shoes that won't scuff the floors ... women tend to wear skirts that flare when spun... men bring clothing changes because they sweat so much

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  • The Flying Saucer: Alive and lively

    by MandaJ320 Written Jul 7, 2006

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    The Flying Saucer is located in the University area of Charlotte, which means a lot of college kids like to come here. But, the place is definitely a lot of fun. My favorite bar- the atmosphere is neither intruding or boring.... it's just very friendly and very fun. :-)

    Dress Code: casual clothes

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  • Phil's New York deli and tavern: NY bar

    by MandaJ320 Written Mar 25, 2005

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    This place was the only place we found on a Sunday night... and the bartenders were super friendly. It was lively enough to not be boring.... although I'm not sure how it would be on other "happening" days of the week. Plus, they were pretty cheap!

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    RiRa Irish Pub: More Pubbing

    by acemj Updated May 2, 2004

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    The original Irish Pub in Charlotte remains a popular after-work hangout for Uptown workers. If you want a pint of Guiness or Cider, this is a great place to get it.

    The owners brought everything in the place from Ireland, ensuring an authentic Irish Pub atmosphere. On Monday nights, they have an open mike, but don't expect to see me up there singing an Irish song.

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

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    Tonic: Looks can be deceiving

    by acemj Written Mar 21, 2004

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    From the outside, Tonic looks like a dive. The very plain, low brick building doesn't look promising on first inspection. However, inside you'll find a cool place. There is a lounge area right when you walk in with comfortable, funky couches and just to the right you can go outside and sit by the sunken fire pits. It's like being at an urban campfire while sitting on designer cushions.

    The bar is long and dominates the center of the interior. The dancefloor is a bit tight, but with 50 or 60 people it's not too bad. They often have interesting acts here and there is a fluctuating cover charge depending who is headlining for the evening.

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    The Visulite: Good choice for live music

    by acemj Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    If you want to hear some good live music while in town, check The Visulite's website for what's going on when you're in town. They have a wide range of music on display practically every night of the week. It's a fairly cozy venue and the size is just right for really seeing and really hearing an artist perform.

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    Blumenthal Performing Arts

    by acemj Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Blumenthal Performing Arts Center/Belk Theater.
    If you're interested in the arts, get tickets to a show and grab a bite to eat at one of the many elegant Uptown restaurants. Recently, such Broadway staples as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables have passed through town. You can also see the Charlotte Symphony here.

    Dress Code: Dress up.

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    The Charlotte Symphony: More concert choices

    by acemj Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    If you like classical music, come see the Charlotte Symphony. The performances take place at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

    In 2003, the musicians were on strike, but that situation has been resolved.

    Dress Code: People will come dressed very well.

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    The South Park Pavilion

    by acemj Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    The South Park Pavilion is a great entertainment venue and every Sunday night during the summer months
    it hosts 'The Pops at South Park,' a great music series which features classical music and a relaxed family atmosphere. You'll have to get here early to claim a spot in the grass because it's always crowded (and best of all, it's free).

    The Pavilion was damaged in February of 2004 when Charlotte had an unexpected snowstorm which dumped about 15 inches of wet heavy white stuff on the roof causing it to break. However, it will be repaired and ready for summertime fun.

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