The Weekday Roundup (Sept. 9-12)

Events for those days between weekends
The National visits Charlotte after the recent success of new album Trouble Finds Me

From big beards to big bands, Charlotte is not short on things to do this week. The diversity of the city’s offerings is apparent, even in this sampling of events. So give yourself something to look forward to this week, and don’t forget to click the bolded names in these entries for some additional information.


The Evening Muse’s Find Your Muse Open Mic provides not only a chance to see local musicians, but also the opportunity to take the stage with your own material (and we’ll be touching on this concept a bit more later this week). This week’s open mic features bluesman Brownbird Rudy Relic. Admission is $3, and the music starts at 8 p.m.


To my bearded peers: Do not fret. You do not have to celebrate your facial hair alone. The Charlotte chapter of the Beard & Mustache Club of North Carolina meets Tuesday on the patio at the Chop Shop in NoDa. Typically the third Tuesday of every month, this meeting arrives earlier than usual but keeps its 7 p.m. starting time. Those taking pictures should remember to tag  #bmcofnc on Instagram.


After seeing area acts earlier in the week, you can find a touring (and considering the context, aptly named) indie rock outfit The National at the Fillmore. The band comes to Charlotte after the May release of its highly acclaimed latest record, Trouble Will Find Me. Featuring opener Frightened Rabbit, the show kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets run $32.50. Check out a video of the first single from the new record below.


Art to Poetry to Music: A Gala Benefit Concert features the stars of Opera Carolina, as well as the sounds of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The event, set against a Knight Theater backdrop, costs $40 to attend. For those seeking the meaning behind words sung in another language, an English translation is projected above the stage. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue