Nightlife in Belmont

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at The Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory (Up to 81% Off)

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

Alonzo Boden, Dov Davidoff, Mark Curry, and other touring acts bring unique sets to the stage

$40 $10

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The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Valentine's Edition at The Chop Shop NoDa on February 13 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Valentine's Edition

The Chop Shop NoDa

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

$22.09 $11

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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at PNC Music Pavilion on June 9 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Train

PNC Music Pavilion

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$32 $15

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Trial By Fire – A Tribute to Journey at The Fillmore Charlotte on Friday, February 13, at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Trial by Fire - A Tribute to Journey

The Fillmore Charlotte

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A five-piece band replicates the greatest hits and harmonies of the rockers behind “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Wheel in the Sky”

$13.22 $6.50

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Special Guest Alice Cooper on Saturday, August 29, at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Motley Crue

Time Warner Cable Arena

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$60.20 $36

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$15 for Martini Mayhem 2 on Friday, February 13 at Bubble ($30 Value)

Bubble

Second Ward

Guests sample five martinis while enjoying music provided by the live DJ

$30 $15

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Heirloom Restaurant

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Charlotte

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Repticon Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on February 28 or March 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting, Wineglasses, and Cheese Plates at Hilton Vineyard (Up to 44% Off)

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

$34 $19

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 50% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $10

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Brewery Package for Two or Four with Beers, Pint Glasses, and Growlers at Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Blowing Rock

Local brewery, ale house, and inn crafts fine ales from fresh mountain water in the picturesque mountains of Blowing Rock

$39 $22

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Hookah and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at The Hookah Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Hookah Spot

Columbia

More than 25 shisha flavors, such as gummy bear and hawaiian punch, waft through glass-bodied pipes at a roomy lounge

$58 $29

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Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Multiple Locations

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$64 $32

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Drinks and Pub Food for Two, Four, or Eight People at Pour Taproom (Up to 42% Off)

Pour Taproom

West Asheville

Dozens of beers on tap, plus entrees such as Angus burgers and grilled-chicken caesar-salad sandwiches

$25 $15

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$17 for Pub Food and One Hour of Pool at Fat Cats Billiards (Up to $40 Value)

Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

$40 $17

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, January 31, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

$55.48 $39

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Kidz Bop at Carolina Theatre – Greensboro on Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Kidz Bop

Carolina Theatre – Greensboro

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Stars of the longstanding series put on a live show that might feature covers of songs by Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Katy Perry

$24 $9

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Two-Hour Rental of Private Billiards Room or Open Billiards Table at Gate City Billiards Club (50% Off)

Gate City Billiards Club

Greensboro

Pool hall hosts groups with 11 billiards tables, dart boards, foosball, and eight flat-screen TVs

$160 $80

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Brewery Tour and Beer Flights for 2, 4, or 10 at Railhouse Brewery in Aberdeen (Up to 56% Off)

Railhouse Brewery

Aberdeen

Brewing-process tour ends with take-home beer glasses, key chains & flights of five different brews

$31 $15

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When James Hughes, Steven Ramsey, and Matthew Connors moved to Florida together, they fished and lounged on the beach all day and worked at restaurants and bars all night. After returning to the Carolinas, the trio opened Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill to capture the spirit of their favorite beachside pastime and the infectious energy of the area?s bustling nightlife. The private chef for the Masters golf tournament for five years, executive chef Steven steams, grills, and fries some of the ocean?s tastiest catches, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish. His menu also unfolds with crab-cake sandwiches, 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, and gator bites most popular with vengeful pirates with hooks for hands.

A second-place-award winner in the 2011 National Bartending Competition, Matthew manages a full stock of liquor that washes down each bite. Diners can dig in at the outdoor seating area or in the spacious 125-seat dining room, which evokes an oceanic feel with a large mural of octopi, sharks, fish, and a sunbathing Poseidon. Along with their fresh seafood, Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill entices guests with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

141 W Main Ave.
Gastonia,
NC
US

Far more than a mere bar, Tavern 24 treats its guests to a relaxed, cozy atmosphere full of cold beers, hearty pub cuisine, sports on the TV, and a family-friendly environment. Guests sink their teeth into gourmet Angus-beef burgers, thin-crust pizzas, or plates of steak and grilled salmon, or sip margaritas, wine, and tasty craft beer on tap.

421 Cox Road
Gastonia,
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.

2424 N Davidson St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts, and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.

Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.

The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.

3520 Toringdon Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

210 E Trade St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Sit back with a burger and fries at The Liberty, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. The Liberty is a great place to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. The Liberty guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. With its kid-friendly vibe, The Liberty is a great spot for families to chow down. The Liberty is great for big groups, and guests favor its private room for important events. Be sure to check out The Liberty's outdoor seating when the climate is right. For no extra charge, utilize The Liberty's free wifi.

Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. The Liberty welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Or, take your food to-go.

Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.

Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. The Liberty serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

1812 South Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US