Sleep Inn University Place
8525 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: (704) 549-4544
Fax: (704) 549-4452
The UNC Memorial Hall is one of the most vibrant venues in all of Charlotte that has been consistently hosting some interesting events in the form of contemporary live gigs, theatricals, musicals and art events. It can also be rented out for business, community and social events while the facilities offered are top-notch to say the least. Call ahead for details.
Frequently shortened to merely Halton Arena, this indoor sports center serves as the home of the Charlotte 49ers men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. Located on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the stadium was named after a former CEO of a Charlotte Pepsi bottling company and opened in 1996. The 9,305 capacity arena was also the location of the 2005 Conference USA women's basketball tournament.
McKnight Hall in the Cone University Center is the auditorium of the University of North Carolina and is used mainly for student meetings and performances. There are often visiting troupes and bands performing here as well as lectures by eminent speakers. Call ahead to find out more about what's happening.
The PNC Music Pavilion (former Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Charlotte hosts many concerts by headliners such as Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard, and Ozzy Osbourne. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
The Blue Pony is a haven for printmaking. Etchings, woodcuts, linoleum cuts, and other prints are always on display, be they part of the permanent collection, or a seasonal exhbition. Printmaking classes are held regularly, for beginners as well as old hands. The Pony avoids the snooty atmosphere often associated with the art world; patrons are encouraged to get their hands dirty (literally) and take part in the joys of the printmaking process. Open late for the NoDa Gallery Crawl. from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am.
A high-tech sound system, comfortable new seats and its convenient location have made the AMC at Concord Mills one of the most popular theatres in the city. Its 24 large screens, offer a wide range of entertainment to movie fanatics. Come the weekend and long queues assemble at the cinema's ticket booth. Call for a movie schedule instead, and book tickets online. Check the website for admission details.
NoDa's Gallery Crawl is a neighborhood-wide celebration of fun and creativity. Galleries open their doors to the public, providing food, wine, and entertainment. Artists stand by, ready to engage their patrons. Other neighborhood businesses are into the swing of things as well, staying open extra late on Crawl nights, and putting on special events of their own. From theatres like the Neighborhood Theatre, bookstores like RealEyes, boutiques like Sunshine Daydreams, to bars like the Dog Bar, restaurants like Boudreaux's, and clubs like The Evening Muse, everything in NoDa is hopping during the Gallery Crawl.
NoDa's Neighborhood Theatre is a beloved neighborhood institution, affording residents a chance to see national touring performers such as Aimee Mann and Kaki King up close and personal. The theatre hosts a number of annual film festivals, as well as record label showcases, and some performance art. Tickets for upcoming concerts are available at nearby headshop Sunshine Daydreams. See website for calendar of events, showtimes, and tickets.
This low-key venue, where one can enjoy some quality folk music, is located at Davidson Street in Historic North Charlotte. It is open only four days a week and has a seating capacity of 80. Not one of those noisy places where the engrossed audiences sing louder than the performers, the Evening Muse has a dedicated following of true listeners, who come to enjoy performances by artists like the Near Misses, Dan Bern and Martha Wainwright. Apart from the great accoustics, the decor is worth noting, with original artwork adorning the walls. You can order tickets online with your credit card, but the box office accepts cash only.
The Metrolina Expo is Charlotte's first expo and convention center. It hosts most of the important events in Charlotte like the Charlotte Antique and Collectibles Show which is a monthly event and is the biggest antique show on the east coast. Some other events include the Dixie Gun and Knife Show which showcases antique guns and knifes. The Metrolina Expo is also booked for events like celebrations, receptions, sporting events, entertainment or trade fairs.
A 1.5 mile long track located in a Northeastern suburb of Charlotte, this super speedway was the first track to offer night-time racing and full-time residential condominiums by the track. The speedway's nearly year-round calendar of events, including monster truck rallies, auto fairs, dirt track racing and vintage car shows, makes it an irresistible magnet for visitors across the state. This is a good place to take the kids for a smaller event, or a way to soak up Southern sporting culture and excitement during the races. Nearby campgrounds are well-equipped, so you can stay for more than a day if you like.
Located in North Charlotte, AMC Northlake shows the latest Hollywood flicks on 14 huge screens. Select your favorite star's movie and experience unrestricted entertainment. Come the weekend and long queues assemble at the cinema's ticket booth, so call for a movie schedule instead, and book your tickets online. Check the website for admission details.