Nerd CLTure – May Events

By Eric Cutchin 

May 2, 2016

AerialCLT Spring Student Showcase

May 6, 2016 6:30 at AerialCLT NoDa – $10

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Spring is in the air and so are the students of AerialCLT. Watch them soar on silks and glide on the lyra. Prepare to be wowed as their pieces take you on a journey through humor, love, loss and many things in between!

Free Comic Book Day

May 7, 2016 7am-11pm at Rebel Base Comics and Toys – Free

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Who doesn’t like getting stuff for free? Whether you’re an avid comic collector or a newbie, stop in and receive one comic for free! There will also be raffles and visiting comic artists for you to meet.

Cleveland County Strawberry Festival

May 13-14, 2016 at Cleveland County Fair – Free

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The sweetest red berry shines at this annual festival featuring food booths, contests, rides and attractions, arts and craft vendors, shagging and family fun. There are also strawberry princess pageants! Grab the family and take a bite out of this sweet festival.

The Addams Family

May 13 – 29 at The Eloise Macdonald Playhouse – $12-$27

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They’re creepy and they’re cooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky, The Addams Family.  The wonderfully weird family comes to life in this all new story. When a grown up Wednesday Addams falls in love with a “normal” guy, the family deals with issues many other families deal with, but with a gothic twist. Snap your fingers and enjoy the show!

Amazing Pet Expo

May 14-15, 2016 at Metrolina Tradeshow Expo – Free

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Grab your four-legged friends and take them out for an afternoon of exhibits and demonstrations.  There will be opportunities for both two- and four-legged visitors to have a good time. Even if you don’t have a furry friend there will be an opportunity to adopt as well.

Super Saturday: Flying

May 14, 2016 at Imaginon Park Family Story Lab – Free

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Explore the fun of flight with the curators of Imaginon. There will be kite flying, balloon twisting, and other exhibits showing the imagination of flight in film, books, and on stage.  

Ghostbusters Launch Party & Pinball Tournament

May 14, 2016 1 PM at Abari Game Bar $1-$5

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Who you gonna call to play pinball? Ghostbusters of course! Abari will be debuting the new machine based on the popular movie franchise and are celebrating with a tournament. The Ghostbusters Pin will be set up and for $1 you can play! The person with the highest score at 5pm will win a special trophy! They will also have a $5 two-strike tournament on the rest of the pins. Put on your ecto packs and grab your quarters!

‘90s Bar Crawl

May 14, 2016 2pm-10pm at RiRa Irish Pub & other Uptown bars – $25

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Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the ‘90s? Lace up your Jordans, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies to take on Charlotte, ‘90’s style. Don’t miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it and belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That’s What I Call Music!

Trump vs Bernie Comedy Show

5/17 8 PM at The Comedy Zone – $20

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Two of the most visible men in the country right now get spoofed in this comedic look at the democratic process. Anthony Atamanuik (Trump) and James Adomian (Bernie) square off in this improvised debate. Turn off CNN and go laugh at the ridiculous stuff “Trump” says in person.

Science on the Rocks: Summer Camp

May 20, 2016 5 PM-9 PM at Discovery Place – $10

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Science on the rocks takes you back to camp this month. Play like a kid and party like an adult with tent races, Nerf archery, spooky stories, friendship bracelets, liquid nitrogen marshmallows and much more!  For just $5, add a ticket for National Parks Adventure. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, this immersive new film will take you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds. Showtime at 7:00 p.m.

Images ‘n Sound: Slam Poetry and Beethoven

May 22, 2016 3:30 PM at Renovatus Church – $12-$15

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The Charlotte Civic Orchestra presents Images ‘n Sound: Slam Poetry and Beethoven, featuring National Champion SlamCharlotte poets Sidekick, Ed Mabrey, and Bluz. They will perform their poems as part of the premier of Dean Kluesner’s new work, The Voice Says! This performance is an unusual collaboration, incorporating the excitement of a poetry slam with the power of the symphony orchestra. Dr. Geoffrey Whitehead will also conduct the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral.

ENEOS Little 600

May 24, 2016 2:30 PM-9 PM at GoPro Motorplex – Free ($10 to park) VIP $75

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Before they battle in the big race over Memorial Day weekend, watch NASCAR drivers battle it out in go-karts. A family-friendly, casual atmosphere, trackside seating, delicious food, autographed raffle prizes and unprecedented access to your favorite NASCAR drivers, the ENEOS Little 600 is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss. There will also be a Spotters race and a Future Stars race featuring 8-12 year old karters looking for there chance to shine.

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