9/5/2019 4:10:00 PM This Weekend--And The Week Ahead
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
I had joked with friends on occasion that the word 'karoke' is Japanese for 'drunk people singing badly.' Karaoke has become a popular bar and club event, giving would-be musical stars a chance to show why they should have had a career as an entertainer--or just as often, why not.
The karaoke evening at Johnny K's Restaurant, 421 N. Generals Blvd., doesn't exacty fit the usual understanding. For one thing, Johnny K's doesn't serve alcohol, so the contestants will be sober. Beginning at 6 PM Saturday, would-be stars will have a chance to show off their abilities for friends, family & other diners at the restaurant...and when the competition is complete, someone will win a cash prize.
If you have never been to the Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte, it may be a great idea for the weekend. The festival continues thru Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, East Blvd. in Charlotte. There'll be lots of Greek cultural items on display--but most important of all, some wonderful Greek food!
It's a novel idea for selling cars--but you don't have to buy one to participate. The Ford Test Drive Fundraiser for the East Lincoln High School Band will be held this Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM in the parking lot at East Lincoln High School. For every test drive in a new Ford, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the ELHS Band.
The Hickory Comic Con will be held Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM at the Hickory Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE. Admission is $5, 13 & under $3.
A Deeper Shade of Blue performs its annual Donnie Goodson Memorial Concert at the Lincoln Cultural Center Saturday evening at 7. Admission is $10.
HAPPENING NEXT WEEK
The final downtown Lincolnton Alive After Five of 2019 happens Thursday (Sep. 12th). The Band of Oz will perform.
Friday (Sep. 13th) is Food Truck Friday in Mt. Holly. Kelby Costner will sing 6-10 PM in downtown Mt. Holly.
Friday night's (Sep. 13th) East Gaston at Lincolnton football game will be Military Appreciation Night. All active military and veterans will be admitted free to the game. Veterans will be recognized on the field prior to kickoff. The event is being sponsored jointly by Lincolnton High School and the NC National Guard.
The annual Lincoln County Marching Band Preview for 2019 happens Saturday night (Sep. 14th) at 7 at Lincolnton High School Stadium. In years past, it has been on the night after the Apple Festival and everybody was already tired. This year, with the Apple Festival moved to October, it's got its own night for the bands to shine as they prepare for competition.
It was a sellout last year, so Hesed House is having another Benefit Concert with Jason Crabb Saturday (Sep. 14th 7 PM) at the Citizens Center. Admission is $20.
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