Tickets & Events in Albemarle

One-Day Admission to InkFest Live for One, Two, or Four, or Three-Day Admission for One (Up to 53% Off)

InkFest Live

Concord

$20 $10

Fest-goers get tattooed amid graffiti demonstrations, live music and DJ battles, a custom car and bike show, and tattoo-industry vendors

Three or Five One-Hour Private Soccer-Training Sessions at B.A.S.E. Training (Up to 56% Off)

B.A.S.E. Training

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Coaches who are longtime soccer players focus on four aspects of athleticism to boost pupils' success on the pitch

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special at The Chop Shop NoDa on Friday, November 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special

The Chop Shop NoDa

$22.09 $11

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

Ab-Soul at The Fillmore Charlotte on September 22 at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Ab-Soul

The Fillmore Charlotte

$31.58 $16

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Indie hip-hop artist melds political commentary with party hooks on tracks such as "Hunnid Stax" and "World Runners"

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at The Fillmore Charlotte on Wednesday, October 15, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

The Fillmore Charlotte

$52.91 $26

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

Davidson Wildcats Football Game for Two or Four at Richardson Stadium (Up to 46% Off). Three Games Available.

Davidson Wildcats Football

Richardson Stadium

$26.10 $14

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All-conference linebacker Matt Casey leads a young Wildcats team into a new season at Richardson Stadium

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glass at RayLen Vineyards & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Mocksville

$42 $21

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Sample a variety of award-winning wines produced locally in North Carolina

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Quarry Hills Country Club (Up to 51% Off)

Quarry Hills Country Club

Graham

$70 $35

Designed by Ellis Maples in 1969, 18-hole course sprawls across 155 acres of pinewood forest

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Crown Complex on Friday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody"

Crown Complex

$49.37 $24

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Live-action musical parody of the bestselling adult novel about a naive college graduate and a darkly alluring billionaire

"A Night of Love and Laughter" With Lyfe Jennings and Sommore at Crown Complex on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 40% Off)

A Night of Love and Laughter

Crown Complex

$53.56 $32

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R&B artist Lyfe Jennings and comedy queen Sommore team up for a night that celebrates a shared characteristic: they don't hold back

Sesame Street Live 'Make A New Friend' at Crown Complex on September 27–28 (Up to 51% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make a New Friend"

Crown Complex

$28.55 $14

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Caswell Pines Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Caswell Pines Golf Club

Yanceyville

$64 $32

Gene Hamm–designed course lined with mature pine trees features bent-grass greens and bermuda-grass fairways

Select Local Merchants

• For $15, you get three tickets for the XDC qualifying round on Saturday, July 2nd from noon to 8 p.m. (a $30 value). • For $15, you get two tickets for the XDC Top 32 National Drift Competition on Sunday, July 3rd from noon to 8 p.m. (a $30 value).

5555 Concord Pkwy. S
Concord,
NC
US

Whether they're leading three-year-olds in creative movement, or coaching teenage ballet stars, the instructors at Motion Dance Studio have two priorities: building skill and building confidence. They've been tutoring dance students for 24 years, and their curriculum encompasses styles such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater. Throughout the year, their dancers aren't only mastering steps?they're also performing them at the studio's annual June recital, as well as during community and holiday shows.

55 Cabarrus Ave W
Concord,
NC
US

For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.

5555 Concord Pkwy. S
Concord,
NC
US

Piedmont School of Music and Dance has two locations. The school is the only performing arts school in the area to offer music and dance under one roof.

163 W B St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Since 1936, the historic Gem Theatre has moved movie lovers to laughter and tears with films in an elegant, comfortable single-screen vintage theater. Peruse current showtimes and choose a first-run film, which may include a romantic romp, a superhero adventure, an independent feature, or Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo. Guests pick up their sodas and popcorn at the concessions stand in the carpeted lobby, whose ornate table lamps cast soft light on potted plants and flowers. In the red and gold 916-seat amphitheater, upholstered floor seats beckon audience members and balcony perches provide a sky-high view behind marbled wood rails. Before the film, guests watch wrought-iron vines curl around colorful birds in sculptures flanking the screen. Sumptuous gold curtains hide the big screen until showtime, allowing staff members to finish reenacting each film’s climactic scene in private.

111 W 1st St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

9129 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
US