February 2009 Best Bets


Stunned. That's how most of the world felt in the spring of 1977 when David Frost, a British talk show host, managed to extract an admission of guilt from former President Richard Nixon (played by Frank Langella in film version directed by Ron Howard, above) regarding his participation in the Watergate scandal. Dramatist Peter Morgan brings new scrutiny to these interviews in this multiple-award-winning play, investigating how the journalist got Nixon to 'fess up. February 10-15, Belk Theater

Robin Williams

Kids know him as Genie from Disney's Aladdin. Adults know him from Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, and more than fifty other movies. This February he's going to take the stage at Ovens Auditorium to deliver the stand-up comedy that first made him famous in the 1970s. In his Weapons of Self Destruction Tour, Williams tackles some of the biggest issues facing America and beyond—politics, sports, geographical features, and anything else that pops into his head—with his trademark impersonations and occasionally bawdy humor. February 28, Ovens Auditorium

Davidson Men's Basketball

Stephen Curry may or may not head to the NBA next season, but until then the baby-faced wonder is here to lead Davidson through another exciting basketball season. This month, he, Andrew Lovedale, Max Paulhus Gosselin, and the other Wildcats will have a busy schedule, taking on several contenders for the Southern Conference title. The game against College of Charleston on February 7 will probably be one of the toughest, with Cougar sophomore Andrew Goudelock leading the charge against them. The three weeks leading up to the SoCon Tournament are guaranteed to be fast paced, so get your Curry jersey ready and hold on tight. February 2, 7, 18, 25, and 29, Davidson College

American Zombie Film Series with George A. Romero

America's foremost zombie guru will visit Charlotte for a three-day whirlwind film festival sponsored by The Light Factory. Taking place at the McGlohon Theatre and the newly opened EpiCentre Theatres, Romero, below, will be a special guest at showings of five of his most influential horror films, including two from his cult-favorite Dead series. The last day of the series will feature a special one-on-one segment, at which fans can question Romero about his success. February 20-22, McGlohon Theatre and EpiCentre Theatres
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