Nightlife in Mount Holly

Jerrod Niemann on October 25 or Frankie Ballard on November 14 at The Fillmore Charlotte (Up to 30% Off)

Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard

Fillmore Charlotte

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Two nights of rocking modern country from the stars behind hits including "Drink to That All Night" and "Helluva Life"

$27.51 $19.26

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Tank at Neighborhood Theatre on September 28 at 8 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Tank

Neighborhood Theatre

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Physically imposing R&B singer croons sultry, Grammy-nominated hits such as "Please Don't Let Go" and "Under"

$45 $29

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Queen City Social's Fall Refresh Fashion Show with Uber Rides at Shu on October 2 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Queen City Social

Shu

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Vestique previews fall fashions as guests enjoy beauty demos and food samples from local restaurants at an event benefiting a dog shelter

$40 $20

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On-Site Hookah Party with Four or Six Hookahs, Attendant, Five Flavors, and Coals from Hookahlife Charlotte (Half Off)

Hookahlife Charlotte

On Location

Attendants set up hookahs and mix and match flavors for three hours, keeping things burning with charcoal made from pure coconut shells

$350 $175

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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

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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

$52.91 $26

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Wine Tasting Packages at Southern Medley Wine Cellar (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Uptown Wadesboro

Choose from seven wines produced and bottled onsite; packages include tastings, bottle of wine, and appetizers or desserts

$27.50 $14

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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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Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

$36 $18

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Murder Mystery Dinner for One or Two at Marmalade LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Marmalade LLC

Inman

Diners are immersed in a whodunnit-style mystery, and must solve the crime as they dine on French-inspired meals

$75 $35

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% 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 $11

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$30 for $50 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — 550 Tavern & Grille

550 Tavern & Grille

Fletcher

One look at our menu will show you, we don't serve your typical bar food; live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

$50 $30

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2014 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2014

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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Progressive-rock band known for its symphonic rock operas and pyrotechnics plays The Christmas Attic live for the first time

$74.90 $44.50

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One Day at Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Greenville Shrine Club on October 11 or 12 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Greenville Shrine Club

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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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$20 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle of Wine and Hat or Tumbler at Grassy Creek Vineyard ($40 Value)

Grassy Creek Vineyard

State Road

Yadkin Valley winery provides tastings for pairs, along with a logo hat or insulated wine tumbler and a bottle of one of its creations

$40 $20

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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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$19 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 $19

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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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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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Select Local Merchants

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
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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

There’s nothing more quintessentially Irish than Guinness beer, a fact not lost on the chefs at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub. Led by Deacon Ovall, recently featured on Fox Charlotte's Chef Spotlight, the kitchen staff pairs house-cured corned beef and cabbage with Guinness au jus, smothers flank-steak shepherd's pie with Guinness gravy, and batters fried cod fillets in Guinness batter. But the menu is nothing if not multifaceted, with offerings ranging from traditional Irish eats and hearty half-pound Black Angus burgers to nearly a dozen freshly tossed salads.

Diners can pair their upscale pub eats with a hearty selection of pours. Four of the eight draft beers on tap hail from Ireland itself, and the servers also mix up "Lucktinis," including the Spiced Leprechaun made with Bacardi Oakheart, sour-apple Schnapps, and pineapple juice. Big-screen TVs dazzle eyes as flights of Irish whiskey tantalize tongues. Every Wednesday at 9 p.m., rounds of trivia keep brains from forgetting little-known factoids, such as the name of George Washington’s least-favorite fruit.

201 E 5th St
Charlotte,
NC
US