Taking place in the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with Chris, an American G.I., but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / $25+ / Varies
This year’s theme is Mardis Gras so find your best mask and beads for a party complete with a Cajun-inspired dinner from ROOTS, live music from The Mike Strauss Band, a complimentary first beer, one raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the many fantastic door prizes and access to the silent auction with tons of items up for bid. Proceeds will go to benefit the Gordon Street Alleyway Renovation project and The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association general fund that powers neighborhood activities, schools, charities and events.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $30-$35 / 5-10 p.m.
Craft beer and culture collide at Free Range Brewing when the Winthrop Percussion Collective bang it out at the next Small Batch Concert presented by WDAV. Ticket includes a special release beer and custom pint glass. Arrive early to shop for used LP’s ($1).
Returning to the road after spending the summer working on their upcoming album, this tour is a continuation of their well-received winter run which included back-to-back sold-out performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / $25+ / 7:30 p.m.
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” get ready for 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything from pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square / $25+ / 7:30 p.m.
Head to the dance floor for a dance party unlike any other with Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Take advantage of free dance lessons with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company plus complimentary snacks, party favors and a cash bar.
Enjoy a full day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy a bottomless sampling of beer and bourbon. They’ll also have a VIP mac & cheese pavilion and a Tasting Theater with culinary demonstrations.
AvidXchange Music Factory / $40-$75 in advance / Noon-6 p.m.
Spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends for a free community picnic that celebrates local food and the importance of conservation complete with local beer and wine, live music and family-friendly activities. Bring your own food or purchase a picnic basket curated by local restaurants with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail.
Mint Museum Randolph / Free admission / 6-8:30 p.m.