This Weekend in Charlotte (Oct. 4-6)

What's going on in the Queen City?

With its first full weekend, October wastes no time with festivals, high-profile shows, and performances from local artists. Have your own suggestions? Sound off in the comments below. Otherwise, ready the planner.

Friday

Members of Flagship will mark the release of their debut album at the Neighborhood Theatre. The self-titled record is highly anticipated or fans of the band’s first EP, Blackbush, with frequent comparisons to Arcade Fire, U2 and Grizzly Bear. Check back tomorrow for more about the band and its self-titled release. Tickets run $10-$12, and the show kicks off at 8 p.m.

As we alluded to earlier in the week, the Queen City Fringe & New Play Festival extends through the weekend. More than 50 venues with 200 performances are provided with the festival, and schedule information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

The WHYEFILES Music Festival features a mix of bands and hip-hop musicians at Amos’ Southend, from area acts like Pradigy GT to Luca Brazi. The event makes a point to promote positivity and local arts. Things kick off at 9 p.m., and the show runs $8.

Saturday

Museums on Us is a national program that offers free admission to certain museums for those with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card. Taking place on the first weekend of each month, Oct. 5-6 will include participating museums like Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum Randolph, Mint Museum Uptown, and The Harvey B. Gantt Center.

For 30 years, Charlotte-born punk outfit Antiseen has performed across the world and collaborated with the likes of GG Allin and Hank Williams III. The anniversary show at Tremont Music Hall will include The Meatmen and The Hookers. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $15.

The HOLA Charlotte Hispanic Heritage Festival features food, entertainment and programs that celebrate culture. Much of the action takes place on Tryon Street, with other activities at Discovery Place, ImaginOn, and the 7th St. Public Market. The festival runs noon to 5 p.m. and is free to attend.

Sunday

The Charlotte Arts Showcase, slated for the Neighborhood Theatre, focuses on the younger artists of the city. The showcase offers performing and visual artists from age 12 to 18, and prizes will be awarded. Admission ranges $10-$60 with a starting time of 4:30 p.m.

The Films of 1968: Style, Revolution and the Future series at the Bechtler continues with If…, a film that satirizes public school life in 1960s England. The movie stars Malcolm McDowell in the role that caught of the eye of director Stanley Kubrick, who then casted the actor in A Clockwork Orange. Tickets run $4, and the film begins at 7 p.m.

Serenade to Autumn, a collaboration between The Opera Carolina Chorus Association and Opera Carolina, features selections from the latest season. The sounds of Carmen, Pirates of Penzance and several others will be featured. Tickets are just $15, with a 7 p.m. starting time.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue