A Friday F.Y.I.

A couple things you might want to know about before checking out on Friday entirely.

Before you tune out of your afternoon entirely, allow us to bring you up to speed on some of Charlotte’s late-breaking (but still noteworthy) Friday events.

First, the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library are on the last day of an enormous Book Sale extravaganza held at the Quail Corners Shopping Center at 8400 Park Road. The sale, which began a week ago at this time, includes tent beyond tent of books de-acquisitioned by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The prices are almost absurdly affordable, and as part of their final offer (which we can’t imagine you’ll refuse), the Friends are offering a Buy 1, Get 2 Free deal. Select three page-turners, pay for the highest priced title, and bring the other two home, charge-free. It’s an awesome offer, and there’s still plenty of choice titles available.

If, however, you’re not quite ready to curl up in your La-Z-Boy with your recently acquired Nathaniel Hawthorne (or Danielle Steele, whichever floats your book boat), you might want to head down to NoDa for dinner and a concert. We’ll let you pick the restaurant, but allow us to suggest the Zach Deputy concert at the Neighborhood Theatre. South Carolina-based Deputy is a truly one-of-a-kind performance, with mind-bending acoustic guitar work (his motto seems to be that any old Joe can simply pluck some strings) and a digital back-up band played via an on-stage computer. His sound is a unique blend of reggae, pop, and gospel, and with tickets at just $12, we think you’ll find yourself in the audience, bobbing your head and patting yourself on the back.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue