Best Bets November 2007
Let It Show
A tradition for nearly forty years in Charlotte, you could say the Southern Christmas Show officially ushers in the holiday season. The Charlotte Merchandise Mart is transformed into a winter wonderland full of fantastical light and Christmas tree displays, as well as acres of booths filled with goodies to decorate your home with or give as gifts. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and be prepared for an all-day visit because once you begin the journey, the streusel, cider, and carolers will lure you in for hours.
November 8-18, Charlotte Merchandise Mart
Making Some Noise
Despite the title of her early 1990s hit "Silent All These Years," piano-playing songstress Tori Amos has been anything but quiet, releasing album after album since her chart-climbing debut effort, Little Earthquakes. Born in Newton, Amos comes back to the area to perform songs off her latest release, American Doll Posse, on which she transforms herself into several personas while performing songs like the countryesque "Big Wheel" as Tori, the politically charged "Yo George" as Isabel, and the rock-opera-worthy "Bouncing off Clouds" as Clyde. Confused yet? Don't be. Amos is just offering more sides of her to love.
November 13, Ovens Auditorium
They look like the Beatles. They sound like the Beatles. Could they be? No. Maybe? No, they can't be. But these mind tricks, eye tricks, and ear tricks are what you'll experience watching RAIN: The Beatles Experience this month as the performers bring to the stage the full Fab Four experience. From the mop head Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band days to the late Abbey Road days, the performers will bring you the full spectrum of the Beatles music you know and love.
November 20, Belk Theater
When the big, bad North Carolina Tar Heels come to Charlotte to play the Davidson Wildcats, it's an away game whether they like it or not, and they'll have to deal with a hostile crowd. Davidson, led by Coach Bob McKillop and sophomore guard Stephen Curry (above), has been making waves in the NCAA hoops world, following its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and school-record twenty-nine wins. A win over the Tar Heels would help earn the Wildcats some coveted local bragging rights.
November 14, Charlotte Bobcats Arena