8:00 PM20:00

Open for Sally Barris

A “coffee house style” of listening room (without the coffee…byob) in the basement of Caldwell Presbyterian church in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte. Contact Hugh Ashcraft for reservations: hugh@firstchoicesigns.net . Tickets are $17 (+ a $3 admin fee) for the concert. If you are interested in attending Sally’s songwriting workshop ($40) to be held Sunday afternoon, July 21, contact Katie at info@katieoatesmusic.com (combo of concert and workshop for $50).

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7:30 PM19:30

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One hour performance of original songs (and a few Christmas carols) before open mic begins. With Parker Foley and Lou Breaux. The wine bar has a full menu, so you can eat dinner while listening to music. Note, however, this venue is not a listening room setting—although the music is mic’ed so you can hear it if you shush your dinner companions :-).

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12:00 PM12:00

Carols for Charlotte Lit's "A Christmas Carol" Event

Charlotte Lit is partnering with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Film Society on a terrific new event: a read-aloud of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, paired with a film screening of the book's famous 1951 adaptation starring Alastair Sim.

The marathon book reading is at ImaginOn on Saturday, December 15 from 12-4pm in the StoryJar area. Group caroling starts at noon, led by Charlotte Lit member Katie Oates; and the reading itself begins at 1 pm, featuring 30 local Charlotte performers and authors reading the book from start to finish. Bring the family or come by yourself. Pop in and out, or stay for the whole thing!

Then join us for a screening of one of A Christmas Carol’s most famous film adaptations on Sunday, December 16 at 2 pm in the Francis Auditorium at Main Library.

The library is providing hot cider and ginger snaps for both events, and our sponsor, Penguin Classics, is giving away a box set of holiday books and a Penguin tote bag to a lucky winner at the end of the Saturday reading. Other door prizes include a three-hour class from Charlotte Lit, and a trilogy of Christmas-themed novels by Landis Wade.

Tacky Christmas sweaters are encouraged. All who come are welcome. We hope you join us for this fantastic free event! Info is here. Questions? Contact Becca at bworthington@cmlibrary.org or 704.416.4632.

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