The inside scoop on a few of the best happenings in OTC each week.
Simply aPauling Comedy Show
Saturday, Feb 4
KadiFit, Oak St. Mill, 19725 Oak St.
$10 advance ticket, $12 at door
(Update: event postponed to Feb 4 due to weather)
Comedian Paul Pallotta and Bella Love Inc. team up to host a post-holiday reality check, the “Simply aPauling Live Comedy Show,” at Oak St. Mill this Saturday. “Simply aPauling” is a combination of sets from the area’s best stand-up comics and includes a live improv comedy bit from Charlotte’s newest sketch and improv group, Boom Goes the Dinosaur!
Pallotta has performed in Charlotte for three years, doing stand-up, improv, radio and acting. He hosts the radio show, “Simply aPauling,” which you can catch on alternating Mondays on Charlotte Community Radio. He interviews stand-up, sketch and improv comedians from the area. The next show airs Jan. 9.
Joining him on the stand-up stage Saturday are: Nick Alexander, Spencer Taylor, Andy Vanderveer, and J.D. Colwell, along with Boom Goes the Dinosaur (BGTD). The sketch/improv group started last March after its founding members participated in a workshop taught by Kevin McDonald. The group now has seven members and has released its debut sketch video, “Door to Door.”
Get your advance tickets with reserved seating here.
Post-Holiday Hangover Show with Dane Page Band
Friday, Jan. 6
Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave
With excitement of the holiday season winding down and the snap back to reality and routines setting in, Dane Page Band and OTPH invite you out for a night of awesome live music, new friends and no-agenda merriment making! Front man Dane Page has been making waves in the local music scene and has quite a fan following in the high country as well. Band members include:
• Guitar/keys: Kevin Orlando
• Bass: Eric Fellner
• Drum/backup vocals: Josh Kelley
A message from Dane Page:
Howdy y’all! Come out and join me and the guys for a night of recovery after all of the holiday stress. We’ll be playing originals and maybe a handful of covers. I’ve cut back on shows to focus on recording the new record and writing, so come come by and see us! It’s gonna be a great time at OTPH. I’ll have my T-shirts, CDs, and stickers also, so come by and grab some merch!
The show is free and comes with all the good vibes you come to expect at Old Town Public House. Great beer and wine specials too! OTPH serves light snacks and welcomes delivery or take-out food to be brought in. Spend the evening in #OTC.
A Man Called Ove
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m.
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Rd.
Why not make it a movie night? The Warehouse Performing Arts Center offers quality independent films throughout the year and this weekend #otc is in for a treat with the screenings of A Man Called Ove. Based on the 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman and directed by Hannes Holm, this heartwarming tale tells the story of Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door. He’s an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about. A boisterous young family accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in next door and thus earns his special brand of ire. Yet, from this inauspicious beginning, an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. This Swedish tale is a gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
Visit the WPAC‘s website for tickets.
Check our events calendar for full listings