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May Happenings

 Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tim McGraw, Chris Botti, Carolina Rebellion, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Paramore, Smashing Pumpkins, RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center, Food Lion Speed Street with Sister Hazel and SWV, Sara Bareilles, Lyle Lovett

Food: Chow Down Uptown with area food trucks, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival , Charlotte Italian Festival, 2nd Annual VegFest

Performing Arts: War Horse, Traces, Avenue Q

Festivals: The Patriot Festival Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, Buskapoolza Street Performance Festival, Spring Pottery Festival , Charlotte Shakespeare Festival , Fanta Festival , NC Brewers & Music Festival, BikeFest in Plaza Midwood

Walks/Runs: Memorial Day Trail Race, Krispy Freme Doughnut Dash, Zombie Run, Ramblin’ Rose, The Great Glow Run, AIDS Walk

Other eventsMeck Dec Day, New South for the new Southerner series at the Levine Museum of the New South, Coca-Cola 600, Metrolina Expo Marketplace, Charlie Murphy, Kevin James, Drew Carey

For the kids: Bye Bye Birdie, Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Free Comic Book Day, Movies in the Park

For the “furry” kids: Charlotte Pet Expo, Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th! National Mom’s Nite Out at South Park mall, Mother’s Day at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Purses with a Purpose

Outside of Charlotte: South Carolina Strawberry Festival

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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March Happenings

Put a spring in your step and check out these fun activities in the month of March!

Performing Arts: Jersey Boys, The Music of Michael Jackson, Around the World in 80 Days, Sleeping Beauty, Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Bad Dates, Pilobolus , Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil , Jazz at the Bechlter

Film: Charlotte Film Festival, The Hunger Games movie opening

Sporting Events: Harlem Globe Trotters, CIAA and CIAA events, NCAA March Madness

Comedy: Laugh for the Cure, An Evening with Martin Short, The Royal Comedy Tour

Concerts: The Black Keys, Mute Math, HinderGeorge Benson, The Moody Blues, Mavis Staples, Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Gabriel Iglesias, R.Kelly , Needtobreathe, Casting Crowns

St. Patrick’s Day: St.Patrick’s Day Festival , Green River Revival at the US National WhiteWater Center

For the kids: Sesame Street Live, Bugapoolza, Girl Power, Charlotte Youth Ballet’s Cinderella, Peter Pan the Musical, Peter Rabbits Garden

Marathons: Get your Rear in Gear 5k, Race to the Top

Other fun things to check out: Miss NC and Miss SC pageant and Southern Garden to Table and Intergalatic Bead and Jewelry Show and 5th Annual Aquavina Wine Festival

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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December Happenings

Christmas Lights Displays

Christmastown USA Lights Display in McAdenville has been drawing a crowd for more than 50 years!

Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway has 3 million lights over 4 miles of track.

Lights on the Square Tree Lighting in uptown

Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park of Lake Norman

2nd Annual Holiday Central in Plaza Midwood where Santa will arrive in a vintage red Cadillac!

Outdoor Activities

Ice Skating uptown

Sounds of the Season

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Magic of Christmas

Handel’s Messiah

The Singing Christmas Tree

Drummer Boy

Songs of the Seasons

Jim Brickman’s A Christmas Celebration

Not so Acoustic Christmas with CAKE 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Seasonal Productions


A Christmas Carol

CHAPS! A Jingle Jangle Christmas

Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life

A Tuna Christmas

The Birth

Happy Holidays by the Jami Masters School of Dance


Holiday Tea at the Ritz-Carlton (gingerbread house viewing until December 27th)

The Singing Christmas Tree for KIDS

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

The Velveteen Rabbit

Christmas at the Billy Graham Library

Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra  

Events outside Charlotte

A Huntersville Christmas

Arts at the Abbey: Annual Holiday Concert  Belmont Abbey, NC

Holiday Lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Christmasville in Rock Hill

Christmas in Cramerton

Kannapolis Christmas

Waxhaw Christmas Parade

Fort Mill Christmas Parade

Polar Express  Bryson City, NC

Christmas at Biltmore Asheville, NC

National Gingerbread House Competition and Display Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, SC

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Spencer, NC

Santa on the Chimney Chimney Rock, NC

Salem Christmas  Winston-Salem, NC

Tanglewood Festival of Lights Clemmons, NC

Scandinavian Christmas Fair Raleigh, NC

New Year’s Eve

First Night Charlotte

The Charlotte School of Law Library wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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Welcome to Charlotte!

Whether you are a native of the Queen City or new to the area, we’ve compiled a list of how you can enjoy all that North Carolina’s most populous city has to offer.

Sporting Events: Panthers Football, Knights Baseball, Bobcats Basketball, Checkers Hockey, NASCAR, Charlotte Roller Derby, Charlotte Hounds, Charlotte Eagles , Charlotte Lady Eagles, Carolina Speed, Charlotte Rugby Football Club

Concerts : Time Warner Cable Arena, Ovens Auditorium (site of our Graduation 2009) Bojangles Coliseum, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, NC Music Factory , Visulite Theatre, Neighborhood Theatre , Double Door Inn

Performances, Plays and Musicals: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Opera Carolina , Charlotte Symphony , Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Theatre Charlotte,Knight Theatre (site of our 2011 Graduation), Comedy Zone

Art, History and Culture: Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Levine Museum of the New South, Harvey B. Gantt Center, McColl Center for Visual Art , Billy Graham Library , The Light Factory , Carolinas Aviation Museumgallery crawls , NASCAR Hall of Fame , Charlotte History Museum

Get into Nature at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden , the Charlotte Nature Museum or the Carolinas Raptor Center . Go for a hike at  Crowders Mountain.

For kids of all ages: Discovery Place, Children’s Theatre of CharlotteImaginon:the Joe and Joan Martin Center, Carowinds , Lazy 5 Ranch

Shopping in and around Charlotte: South Park Mall, Northlake Mall , Carolina Place Mall, Concord Mills Mall, Birkdale Village , Westfield Eastridge Shopping Mall

Parks&Recreation: Freedom Park, Frazier Park, Park Road Park , area Greenways. YMCA, Whitewater Center


Morehead Street: Pinky’s Westside Grill, Burger Company, Picante Mexican GrillSavor, Open Kitchen, Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, Art’s BBQ

Wilkinson Blvd: Dairy Queen, Bar-B-Q King, Subway (located inside the Super Wal-Mart), Little Caesars, Burger King

Freedom Drive: COOK-OUT, Showmars, McDonald’s, KFC, Captain D’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s

Charlottetowne Avenue/Kings Drive: Wendy’s, Zoe’s Kitchen, Chipotle, La Paz, Hickory Tavern, Arby’s, Subway, Pizza Hut, Original Pancake HouseMama Ricotta’s, Wok Express, Dunkin’Donuts, Maharani, Great Harvest Bread Co., Pizza Fusion, Which Wich, Trader Joe’s, Zoe’s Kitchen, Cherry Berry, Dressler’s, Pisces Sushi Bar/Lounge, Vivace, Bojangles

South Blvd: Chipotle, Luna’s Living Kitchen, Five Guys, Noodle&Company, Chick fil-A, Owen’s Bagels, Einstein Bagels,  Nova’s Bakery, Beijing Chinese, Fuel Pizza, Sub Station II, Ice House, Big Ben’s, The Liberty, Pewter Rose, Mac’s Speed Shop, McDonald’s, Burger King

South End: Phat Burrito, Price’s Chicken Coop, Pike’s Old-Fashioned Soda Shop, Common Market

7th Street: Hawthorne’s Pizza, CrispSunflour Bakery, Lupie’s Cafe , Showmars, Starbucks, Cajun Queen, Jackalope Jack’s, Philosopher’s Stone, Kennedy’s, Ho Ho Cherry House, Sub Station II, Jersey Mike’s

Elizabeth Ave: Nothing but Noodles, 1900 Mexican GrillCuisine Malaya, Carpe Diem, Customshop, 88 China Bistro, Elizabeth Creamery

Plaza Midwood: Whiskey Warehouse, The Penguin, The Diamond, Dish, Zada Jane’s, Soul Gastrolounge, Bistro La Bon, Midwood Smokehouse, Loco Lime, Kickstand Burgers, Intermezzo Pizzeria, Krazy Fish, Lulu, Akahana Asian BistroSomething Classic Cafe, Central Coffee Company , Fern, Thomas Street Tavern, Nova’s Bakery, The Peculiar Rabbit

Park Rd/Woodlawn Ave: RuSan’s, Fran’s Filling Station, Toast Cafe , Starbucks , The Flying Biscuit Cafe, Jason’s Deli, Chick fil-A, Which Wich, Sushi 101, Qdoba, Carolina Soda Shop, Subway, Bruegger’s Bagels, Fuel Pizza, Wendy’s, McDonald’s

Selwyn Avenue: Mellow Mushroom, Yoforia, Reid’s Fine Foods,

South Park: BRIO, Del Frisco’s, Ruth’s Chris, Georges Brasserie, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s, Cowfish Sushi and Burgers, PF Chang’s, Terrace Cafe, Dean and Deluca, Firebirds, California Pizza Kitchen, McCormick and Schmick’s, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Bojangles, Donato’s Pizza

Costwold: Jack in the Box, Chick fil-A, Bojangles, Table 274, Bruegger’s, Wolfman Pizza, The Pizza Peel and Taproom, Krispy Kreme, IHOP, Starbucks, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Salsarita’s, Dairy Queen, Eddie’s Place,

East Blvd:  Moe’s Southwest Grill, Bruegger’s Bagels, Big Daddy’s Burger Bar, Something Classic Café, Starbucks, Brixx, Cantina 1511, Caribou Coffee, Outback Steakhouse, Showmars, Lebowski’s, Dilworth Coffee , Smoothie King, Carolina Smoothie, JJ’s Red Hots, Crisp, Jersey Mike’s, Menchie’s, Berrybrook Farms, Copper, Thai Taste

NoDa: Amelie’s 24 hour French bakery, Cabo Fish Taco, Crepe Cellar, Growler’s Pourhouse , Salvador Deli,Revolution Pizza, The Dog Bar, Solstice Tavern, Boudreaux’s, Jack Beagles, Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

The EpiCentre: Vida Mexican Kitchen y cantina, Moe’s, Wild Wing Cafe, Enso, Jason’s Deli, Bruegger’s Bagels, Five Guys, Firehouse Subs, Libretto’s Pizzeria

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~Jamie Sunnycalb~


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New in Town?

Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina! Home to banking, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and good eats. It’s the city that has a little bit of everything, all served up with some good ol’ Southern hospitality. If you are a newcomer to the Queen City, we’ve compiled a list of helpful sites to get you acclimated to your new home.


Dining at CSL

Although there is no cafeteria on campus, there are food vendors that come each week.

Restaurants Near CSL

Freedom Drive: Cookout, Showmars, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Captain D’s

Wilkinson Blvd: Burger King, Subway (located inside Wal-Mart), Starbucks

West Charlotte is slowly but surely offering its residents with more dining opportunities. If you want to expand your culinary boundaries outside of the traditional fast food, may we suggest Savor, Open Kitchen, and Pinky’s.

Savor is a cozy spot where you can find blue plate specials served hot and fast, refreshing strawberry lemonade and freshly baked goodies.

Open Kitchen is all things Italian, calling West Morehead home for more than 50 years.

Pinky’s is the offspring of the Penguin which is projected to open later this year. No doubt patrons will come to find a similar menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries.

Restaurants 5-10 miles from CSL:

Morehead Street: Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, Frankie’s, Art’s BBQ, Morehead Street Tavern

East Blvd: Big Daddy’s, Just Fresh, Showmars, Brixx, Cantina 1511, Kabob Grill, Roly Poly, Outback, Carolina Smoothies, Starbucks, Caribou, 300 East, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dikadee’s Deli, Bruegger’s Bagels

Kings Blvd: Mama Ricotta’s, Wok Express, Target, Maharani Indian, Arby’s, Subway, Trader Joe’s, Wendy’s

South Blvd: Fuel Pizza, Chipotle, Five Guys, Noodle & Co., Owen’s Bagels, Carrabba’s, Nikko, Sub Station, Laurel Market South, Einstein Bagels

Gateway Village: Bojangles, Subway, Pie Town, Quizno’s, Donatos Pizza, Cedar Street Tavern

Fun things to do in and around Charlotte

Sporting Events: Panthers Football

Knights Baseball

Bobcats Basketball

Checkers Hockey


Concerts at Time Warner Cable Arena, Ovens Auditorium (By the way, did you know this is where Graduation 2009 was held?), Bojangles Coliseum, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Performances and Plays at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Epicentre: Howl at the Moon, Wild Wing Café, BlackFinn, Mez, Cold Stone Creamery, Whiskey River, Bowling, Movies, Pizza, Suite, Chinese, Smoothie King, Fudgery, IndoChine Grill, PJ’s Coffee, Alive After Five

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Hiking at Crowders Mountain

White Water Rafting Center

For those who are pinching their pennies, www.charlotteonthecheap.com highlights a wide variety of deals, ranging from food, to fashion to cultural events (many of them kid-friendly) all at irresistible deals.

Other sites to check out:


Shopping in and around Charlotte

South Park Mall

Northlake Mall

Carolina Place Mall

Concord Mills Mall

Birkdale Village


Need any more helpful tips? Just ask any one of our staff. We will be glad to point you in the right direction!

-Jamie Sunnycalb-


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