Sleep Inn Northlake
6300 Banner Elk Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 399-7778
Fax: (704) 399-7707
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.
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.
Located inside the magnificent Music Factory, the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre serves as a grand venue for concerts, theater and other cultural acts. The amphitheater can accommodate more than 2000 spectators and an elevated lawn seating arrangement has the capacity for an additional 3,000 to relax and enjoy the show. Built in 2009, this 'boutique amphitheater' has been host to more than 20 concerts in its opening year consisting of various national and international bands.
The Fillmore in Charlotte is the latest of the musical venues to come up in recent years and belongs to the renowned N.C. Music Factory. The hall is housed inside a former textile mill and possesses decor that is reminiscent of the original Fillmore in San Francisco with rustic interiors and chandeliers throughout the hall. It has a seating capacity for more than 2000 spectators who can enjoy more than 150 magical music performances and contemporary concerts that take place all throughout the year. Call or visit their website for more information.
This Music Factory churns out more than just music and can be rightly called entertainment factory. Boasting of multi-purpose venues, this establishment offers a great mix of entertainment and food. Outdoor amphitheater, on-site restaurants & bars, nightclubs, office spaces, rehearsal studios and much more is nestled within this sprawling factory. Everyday, it features interesting events and shows like DJ Nights, live music concerts, theme parties, dance performances and stand-up comedy gigs. Slowly and steadily, the Music Factory has gained popularity as one of the leading nightspots for one and all. For gig guide and venue hire, call ahead.
The Comedy Zone has had some of the biggest names in the business perform on stage, and is a top choice for a fun night out in Charlotte. More that just a club, it also features a restaurant and bar so you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks with the show. The club can also accommodate large private groups and events for up to 300 people, so you can really spice up a corporate meeting or add some flair to a birthday party with ease. Make sure to book ahead, as the big shows will sell out quickly!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part gallery, part studio space, the McColl Center is dedicated to two noble goals: providing local artists with a healthy and inspiring environment in which to work, and encouraging the surrounding community to become more aware of the art world. To these ends, the McColl Center functions as a traditional gallery as well as sponsoring community-building events such as “Open Studio Saturdays” where artists' workspaces are open to the public. Artists-in-residence ply their trades throughout the facility, working with everything from pencils and paints to clay and cements, neon light, heavy metals, and much more. Housed in a renovated 1920s-era church, the Center itself is quite striking. See website for calendar of events and exhibitions.
Located on the grounds of the Discovery Place science museum, this IMAX theater screens both science-oriented documentary features and first-run Hollywood blockbusters. See website for group discounts, Discovery Place package deals, and, of course, showtimes.