Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
8615 Hankins Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 598-5445
Fax: (704) 598-3868
Located in North Charlotte, AMC Northlake shows the latest Hollywood flicks on 14 huge screens. Select your favorite star's movie and experience unrestricted entertainment. Come the weekend and long queues assemble at the cinema's ticket booth, so call for a movie schedule instead, and book your tickets online. Check the website for admission details.
The Metrolina Expo is Charlotte's first expo and convention center. It hosts most of the important events in Charlotte like the Charlotte Antique and Collectibles Show which is a monthly event and is the biggest antique show on the east coast. Some other events include the Dixie Gun and Knife Show which showcases antique guns and knifes. The Metrolina Expo is also booked for events like celebrations, receptions, sporting events, entertainment or trade fairs.
The Washington Redskins coach and his team organize regular racing events since 1991 to collect money for various charities. Fans can come and watch some wild action on the course as they cheer on the very professional drivers. The posh venue also features the odd workshop that educates aspiring racers on the nitty-gritties of the sport, while guiding them toward a glamorous future in motor-racing. Those interested can also run a hand over the various models of race-cars, or even hire them for a personal show! Check the website for upcoming events and other details.
This one-stop entertainment venue at Lake Norman, has a lot to offer. Whether it's your wedding reception or just another social do, you can trust them to provide you just the right entertainment—musical or not. One woman and one man cabarets also feature among what's offered. There are also various shows scheduled, from musical reviews to the mystery plays—so check the website to find out what's on next. Call +1 800 590 3833 (Toll Free).
The UNC Memorial Hall is one of the most vibrant venues in all of Charlotte that has been consistently hosting some interesting events in the form of contemporary live gigs, theatricals, musicals and art events. It can also be rented out for business, community and social events while the facilities offered are top-notch to say the least. Call ahead for details.
Frequently shortened to merely Halton Arena, this indoor sports center serves as the home of the Charlotte 49ers men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. Located on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the stadium was named after a former CEO of a Charlotte Pepsi bottling company and opened in 1996. The 9,305 capacity arena was also the location of the 2005 Conference USA women's basketball tournament.
McKnight Hall in the Cone University Center is the auditorium of the University of North Carolina and is used mainly for student meetings and performances. There are often visiting troupes and bands performing here as well as lectures by eminent speakers. Call ahead to find out more about what's happening.
The Blue Pony is a haven for printmaking. Etchings, woodcuts, linoleum cuts, and other prints are always on display, be they part of the permanent collection, or a seasonal exhbition. Printmaking classes are held regularly, for beginners as well as old hands. The Pony avoids the snooty atmosphere often associated with the art world; patrons are encouraged to get their hands dirty (literally) and take part in the joys of the printmaking process. Open late for the NoDa Gallery Crawl. from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am.
NoDa's Gallery Crawl is a neighborhood-wide celebration of fun and creativity. Galleries open their doors to the public, providing food, wine, and entertainment. Artists stand by, ready to engage their patrons. Other neighborhood businesses are into the swing of things as well, staying open extra late on Crawl nights, and putting on special events of their own. From theatres like the Neighborhood Theatre, bookstores like RealEyes, boutiques like Sunshine Daydreams, to bars like the Dog Bar, restaurants like Boudreaux's, and clubs like The Evening Muse, everything in NoDa is hopping during the Gallery Crawl.
NoDa's Neighborhood Theatre is a beloved neighborhood institution, affording residents a chance to see national touring performers such as Aimee Mann and Kaki King up close and personal. The theatre hosts a number of annual film festivals, as well as record label showcases, and some performance art. Tickets for upcoming concerts are available at nearby headshop Sunshine Daydreams. See website for calendar of events, showtimes, and tickets.
This low-key venue, where one can enjoy some quality folk music, is located at Davidson Street in Historic North Charlotte. It is open only four days a week and has a seating capacity of 80. Not one of those noisy places where the engrossed audiences sing louder than the performers, the Evening Muse has a dedicated following of true listeners, who come to enjoy performances by artists like the Near Misses, Dan Bern and Martha Wainwright. Apart from the great accoustics, the decor is worth noting, with original artwork adorning the walls. You can order tickets online with your credit card, but the box office accepts cash only.
A little ways outside Charlotte in the city of Huntersville sits Rural Hill, a 265 acre homestead with pastoral views and farm animals to enjoy. The farm has historical significance for the Scots and and Scots-Irish, which makes it a prime location for the annual Scottish Highland Games Festival. This is a beautiful place to escape the city life of Charlotte.