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Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 2, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Neighborhood Theatre • OTC Improv at Fort Mill Community...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 1, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Sharon Dowell Studio Sale at C3 Lab • Holly & Tinsel at Armour Street Theatre • EliseShow More Summary

WBTV Tornado Alert Fail

This evening I took dinner, simple take out stuff, to my parents house just as a strong line of thunderstorms swept in to the Upstate of South Carolina and pressed on into the Charlotte area. The parents are both in their early 80s, sharpe minded, active seniors who watch mainly FOX News. Show More Summary

District attorney lays out case in decision to not charge officer in Scott shooting

Following a press conference this morning in which District Attorney Andrew Murray announced that no charges would be brought against CMPD officer Brentley Vinson for shooting and killing Keith Scott in September, Murray released a 22-page...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 30, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at Knight Theater • El Malpais w/ Modern Primitives, Pig Mountain at Snug Harbor • Monthly Talent Show at Chasers • CraftXcraft at Rock Bottom • Run Club at NoDa Brewing …

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 26, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Cal Maro w/ Margolnick and 5251977 at Snug Harbor • David Childers at The Evening Muse •...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 25, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Nobunny at The Station • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Belk Theater • Tribute to Levon Helm at Visulite Theatre • WBT Holiday on Ice at Plaza of NASCAR Hall of Fame • Seven Lions at The Fillmore …

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 23, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • El Malpais w/ Minimums, Justin Aswell, The Piazolla Tangos at Snug Harbor • CarolinaShow More Summary

Lunch Break (11/21/16): Anti-Trump protesters march through Uptown; man killed in west Charlotte home invasion

About 150 people showed up on a sunny Saturday afternoon to denounce the recent election of Trump as president and march through the streets of Uptown Charlotte to voice their discontent. Protesters met at Marshall Park at noon on Saturday...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 18, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Opening reception for Leandro Manzo: Mar de Mares exhibit at LaCa Projects • Moonshine...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 17, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • The Hip Hop Fellow at The Underground • Sloan at Visulite Theatre • Meet the Brewer: Highland Brewing Co. Show More Summary

Trees, grass, drought and the future

Can lush lawns be sustained with future droughts and water supply issues looming? Photo: Mary Newsom Water and our supply of it is on my mind this week, as a smoky haze drifts around Charlotte, reminding us of the wildfires in the tinder-dry N.C. Show More Summary

Lunch Break (11/16/16): Warrants signed against local business owner for destroying Black Lives Matter installation; teenager dies after being shot Sunday

A man who allegedly destroyed an art installation supporting Black Lives Matter and Equality NC in October is still walking the streets, despite the fact that two warrants were issued against him by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 16, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • The Student Body screening at Sardis Presbyterian Church • Helmet w/ Local H at Visulite...Show More Summary

Another Stolen Valor Confrontation Gone Bad

A Texas veteran says he was disgraced and humiliated at a Chili’s restaurant, on a day meant to honor and pay tribute. On Veterans Day, Ernest Walker and his service dog were enjoying the free meal that Chili’s Restaurants across the country were offering to veterans. Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Monday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 14, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Savion Glover's Stepz at Knight Theater • Eat Better, Feel Better at Charlotte Mecklenburg...Show More Summary

It's Happening Sweetheart Trump Stuns Liberal Press And Liberal MoonBats

Celebrities sobbing on line, and college kids unable to cope turning to group "cry-ins" where tissues and hot chocolate are passed out. One college invited undergrads to try coloring books and playdoh to deal with the grief of Hillary losing the election. Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Nov. 12, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Drive-By Truckers at The Fillmore • Skinny Lister w/ Lincoln Durham, Trapper SchoeppShow More Summary

Lunch Break (11/11/16): Five-year-old girl shot in Uptown last night now in stable condition

A five-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in a car during a drive-by shooting in Uptown last night. Police said the girl was riding in a car with another child and three adults on 12th Street at N. College Street at around 9:16 p.m. last night when another car pulled up beside them and opened fire.…

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