Arts & Entertainment in Matthews


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  • The Crystal Shoppe
    The Cookie Jar Restaurant's bakers expanded their cooking repertoire from making fresh cookies and pastries to grilling burgers, sautéing vegetables, and simmering sauces to populate a menu of classic American fare. Knives carve off hunks of prime rib from broiled midwestern beef and slice into a warm baked potato ($24.95), and forks poke at Bob's Favorite, taking stabs at the sliced chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini dripping in alfredo ($15.95), annihilating the dish before Bob nabs it. Hearty favorites fill stomach caverns with dishes such as the tavern-battered halibut, which is bathed in beer and escorted by a side of homemade tartar sauce ($14.95), or italian lasagna that, like a rock ballad, covers meaty substance in three kinds of cheese ($13.95). Replicas of the famous cookies that inspired the restaurant satiate sweet teeth along with house-made pies and cakes.
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    14200 Independence Blvd
    Indian Trail, NC US
  • Buckets
    Bucketts’s spirited mélange of home goods outfits customers with hip clothing and festive jewelry, and ornaments their abodes with decorative furniture worthy of Charlotte magazine’s 2010 Best Traditional Home Store award. Cover up bedroom booby traps with an assortment of rugs ($30¬–$95), or adorn a recreational submarine with a select piece of colorful handmade pottery ($28–$125). An assortment of dresses ($38–$125), earrings ($16+), and necklaces ($85+) keeps torsos in vogue for upcoming weddings, dinner parties, or T-ball award ceremonies.
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    2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Art Space Studio
    If you paint your own pottery, there is no studio fee, and the price of the pottery includes all supplies and firing. Costs vary depending on the chosen 3D canvas. Kids’ pieces are $10–$25, dinnerware is $15–$60, and picture frames $22–$35; the average price of all pieces falls in the $15–$30 range. If you are distracted by a Night Court marathon and don't finish your masterpiece in one sitting, you can come in another day to finish for free (after that, it's $5 per visit). Upon completion, turn your project over to the pottery masters at the studio. They'll put the finishing flames on your project, which will be available for pick-up after about a week. This Groupon is also good for those who want to give glass fusing a whirl. First timers can take the glass class to learn the basics (schedule here), then put newfound skills to work building personalized frames, bowls, jewelry, and more. The typical glass project costs $15–$40.
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    14126 Rivergate Pkwy
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Visart Video Service
    An independent establishment packing in more than 30,000 cinematic titles, VisArt Video boasts a brigade of movie magic on DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS as well as a spread of motion-picture memorabilia. The more-than-5,000-square-foot compound houses flicker films from traditional mainstream titles to genres including horror, cult, documentary, and foreign pictures. Snatch a few rental films (up to $4.25) for a cozy in-home viewing or snag a selection of sale films (all less than $10) to impress your bookshelves. The friendly staff can recommend personality-fitting pictures based on an optional five-paragraph essay, or walk you through VisArt's shelves of T-shirts ($16.99–$22.99), movie posters ($6.99–$9.99), action figures ($5.95+), and framed movie artwork ($19.99–$29.99). The pleasant crew also welcomes video-rental requests and special orders for new and obscure films including Disney's never-released cartoon remake of Boondock Saints. A regular membership (free) is required for video rentals, and members of the VisArt Film Club ($10 sign-up fee) receive every sixth rental for free.
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    1945 E 7th St
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Pink and Blue Gift Shop
    Really White Smiles' professional teeth-whitening technicians restore pearly mouth stones to their lustrous selves with safe, non-bleach treatments that can afford a year’s worth of brightened smiles. After an initial exam confers a clean bill of oral health, technicians swathe teeth in a professional whitening gel derived from the ivory horn of an albino unicorn. A precise spectrum of LED lights then activates the gel, accelerating the oxidation process for Easy Smile luminosity in approximately 15 minutes and Pro Smile brilliance in approximately 30. Though light penetrates the tooth enamel to uncover each tooth’s iridescent core, the treatment normally does not cause pain, increased sensitivity, or damage. While the potent lighting breaks down stains, patients can relax, watch TV, or shred old copies of the Yellow Pages to symbolically usher in a decolorized future.
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    4400 Sharon Rd
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Brookstone
    In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
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    4400 Sharon Road
    Charlotte, NC US
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