Jody Mace

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Jul 252016
 July 25, 2016  Posted by  Shopping 1 Response »

The list of consignment sales is sponsored this week by Charlotte Moms of Multiples. Save money by shopping their fall consignment sale on August 6th.

Save on clothes for the fall 2016 by shopping these consignment and warehouse sales in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Some sales don’t have their details listed on their websites yet so they’re not included here. This list will be updated weekly, so keep checking back. Are we missing one? Email with information. Please make sure to include all the information you see in these listings, including a website we can link to. And make sure you don’t miss a thing by subscribing to Charlotte on the Cheap by email.

Interested in partnering with Charlotte on the Cheap and getting extra promotion? Email and ask about being the “featured sale of the week.” Space is limited, so reserve your week now.

Charlotte Warehouse Sale
August, dates TBD
Wednesday: 6pm-9pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
8505 Davis Lake Parkway, Charlotte NC
Note: This one isn’t actually a consignment sale. Charlotte Warehouse Sale features new designer clothes, with tags, at up to 90% off. Clothes are an additional 30% off on the weekend.

TTB Kidz
July 28 – 31
Thursday July 28: volunteer and consignor shopping
Friday July 29: early entry 8am with $2 donation, free entry 9am – 7pm
Saturday July 30: 9am – 4pm
Sunday July 31: early entry 8am with $2 donation, free entry 9am – 3pm (50% off select items)
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte NC

Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Sale
Saturday August 6
7:30-8:30am: early bird entrance with $2 admission
8:30am-12pm: free entrance
12:45-3pm: half-price shopping
$4 parking fee
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC

University City United Methodist Church Fall Children and Teen Consignment Sale
August 12-13
Friday, August 12: public sale 6pm-8:30pm
Saturday, August 8: ½ price sale 8am-12pm (early bird entrance 7am for $5)
University City United Methodist Church
3835 W WT Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Weddington Kids Consignment
August 12-13
Friday August 12: 2pm-5pm: Pre-sale for volunteers and consignors; 5pm-8pm pre-sale, $10 admission
Saturday August 13: 8am-12pm public sale, 1pm-3pm half price sale on most items
Weddington UMC Family Life Center
13901 Providence Rd, Weddington, NC

Studio C Sample Sale
August 12-13
Save the date. Not a consignment sale. School Supply warehouse sale.

Tar Heel Kids Consignment
August 18-20
Thursday August 18: 6pm-9pm
Friday August 19: 9pm-4pm
Saturday August 20: 9am-4pm: 50% off select items; 6pm-9:30pm: 65% off select items
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
4751 Hwy 49, Concord, NC

For Every Season Fall Sale
August 25-28
Thursday August 25: 10am – 7pm
Friday August 26: 10am – 3pm
Saturday August 27: 10am – 3pm
Sunday August 28: 12pm – 3pm (50% off)
The Pointe Arena
8400 Regent Pkwy, Fort Mill, SC

The Posh Closet Sale Upscale Children’s Consignment Sale
September 7 – September 8
Wednesday, September 7: Presale for volunteers, consignors and passholders
Thursday, September 8: 7:30 am-9:30am: early bird sale; 10am-5pm: Public sale; 6pm – 8pm: 50% off some items
9009 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte

Green Jeans Matthews
September 7 – 11
Wednesday, September 7: 9am – 7pm
Thursday, September 8: 9am – 7pm
Friday, September 9: 9am – 4pm
Saturday, September 10: 9am – 6pm *most items 1/2 price
Sunday, September 11: 9am – 3pm *most items 1/2 price
Levine Senior’s Center
1050 Devore Lane, Matthews NC

Harrison United Methodist Church Children’s Consignment Sale
September 8 – 10
Thursday September 8: 6pm-8pm
Friday September 9: 9am-12pm
Saturday September 10: 8am-12pm, 50% off select items
Presale Wednesday for volunteers and consignors
15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC

Sail Again Children’s Consignment
September 13 – 17
Tuesday September 13: 3:30 pm to 9pm Volunteer and Consignor presales
Wednesday September 14: 4:30pm to 9pm (various presales)
Friday September 16: 9am to 5pm
Saturday September 17: 9am to 4pm (most items 50% off)
Additional hours for pass holders, consignors, volunteers
500 South Main Street, Mooresville

Teri Kidz Consignment Sale
September 13-18
Sunday, October 2: 1pm-7pm
Monday, October 3 – Thursday, October 6: 9am-7pm
Friday, October 7: 9am to 8pm, 50% off most items
Saturday, October 8: 8am-12pm, 50% off most items
500 S Main Street, Mooresville

The Upscale Wee Sale
September 14 – 18
Wednesday, September 14: 5pm-9pm (or early entry 4pm with donation of 3 canned goods)
Thursday, September 15: 10am-7pm
Friday, September 16: 10am-4pm
Saturday, September 17: 10am-4pm (most items 50% off)
Sunday, September 18: 1pm – 4pm (most items 50% off)
2685 Celanese Rd, Rock Hill

Covenant Community Preschool
September 16-17
Times unavailable
Christ United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 3415 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

Assurance Kid’s Consignment Sale
September 16 – 17
Friday, September 16: 9am-7pm
Saturday, September 17: 8am-12pm (most items half price)
9700 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd, Huntersville, NC

Saturday September 17th 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 3pm (half of select items)
801 South Trade Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Just Between Friends
September 23 – 25
Friday September 23: 12pm – 2 pm early bird sale; 2pm – 6pm public sale
Saturday September 24: 9am-5pm
Sunday September 25: 10am-2pm (1/2 sale on select items)
See website for much more information about passes and pre-sale groups
The Carole A. Hoefner Center, 610 East 7th St, Charlotte

Green Jeans Matthews
October 5 – 9
Wednesday, October 5: 9am – 7pm
Thursday, October 6: 9am – 7pm
Friday, October 7: 9am – 4pm
Saturday, October 8: 9am – 6pm *most items 1/2 price
Sunday, October 9: 9am – 3pm *most items 1/2 price
The Park Expo & Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte

Back on the Rack Consignment
Not updated for 2016

Green Jeans Lake Norman
November 9 – 13
Wednesday, November 9: 9am – 7pm
Thursday, November 10: 9am – 7pm
Friday, November 11: 9am – 4pm
Saturday, November 12: 9am – 6pm *most items 1/2 price
Sunday, November 13: 9am – 3pm *most items 1/2 price
Merino’s Home Furnishings Warehouse
500 S Main St, Mooresville, NC


Jul 252016
 July 25, 2016  Posted by  dance, Free Events, The City No Responses »

Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of “So You Think You Can Dance,” created National Dance Day, an annual event to promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance. Charlotte’s dance celebration, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts, will take place at Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 South Tryon Street, on Saturday, July 30th, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If it rains, the event will move inside to the Wells Fargo Atrium. It’s free and open to everyone. No prior dance experience is needed.

This year’s lineup will include workshops in various styles of movement, offering classes for all experience levels. Instructors will also be on location to teach the National Dance Day choreographed routine, which will then be performed in coordination with all participating groups across the nation. Participants are welcome to drop by or stay for the entirety of the event.

“Nothing brings people together like music and dancing,” said Blumenthal Education Programs Coordinator Kacy Southerland. “Where else can you see great local talent, learn new dance moves and find fun ways to be healthy, all for free? This year’s schedule is shaping up to be an exciting mix of all ages and dances styles, and I can’t wait to see what Charlotte brings to the dance floor.”

Charlotte’s National Dance Day celebration will be emceed by Time Warner Cable News Anchor Claudine Chalfant.

Jul 252016

reevestockReevestock, taking place on Friday, August 5th, and Saturday, August 6th, 2016, is a small, relaxed, family-friendly music festival in a beautiful setting: Elkin, North Carolina’s “Hidden Amphitheater,” a privately owned entertainment venue in a wooded, park-like setting with rolling hills, a running stream, waterfalls, hammock chairs and swings. This is possibly the most comfortable, relaxed music festival in North Carolina. According to Glide Magazine, “Everything you kind of hate about festivals doesn’t happen here. Reevestock is the way festivals would be in an alternate, better universe.” And “the quality of the musical lineup is way out of proportion to the festival’s size.” Elkin is just an hour north of Charlotte, straight up I-77.

On Saturday, August 6th, 2016, Reevestock offers the public a rare chance to visit and explore Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater. There will be free kids’ activities at the festival. Headlining will be Phil Cook & the Guitarheels. Phil Cook has performed with his bands The Shouting Matches and Megafaun, and has also performed and collaborated with Hiss Golden Messenger, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, and many other bands and artists. His debut solo album, Southland Mission, combines soul, R&B, blues and rock, and his live performances are a lot of fun. Also performing on Saturday will be David Ramirez, Time Sawyer, the Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, Cicada Rhythm, and Kate Rhudy.

The pre-festival kickoff party on Friday, August 5th, is free and takes place at The Liberty in downtown Elkin. The theme of the evening is “British Invasion,” and artists will be performing their interpretations of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and much more. Charlotte bands Amigo and Sinners & Saints are playing Friday night, as well as Luke Mears, members of Charlotte’s Time Sawyer, and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

The festival is the brainchild of the Charlotte-based folk/rock band Time Sawyer. It’s a fundraiser to provide college scholarships to students in Elkin, NC, the hometown of four band members.

Passes for the main event on Saturday are only $15. Kids 12 and under are free. In addition, you can save $1.25 on each ticket with a “friends & family 4-pack.” Purchase tickets online or at the gate.

To enter the contest for two tickets, email with the subject “Reevestock” and with your full name in the body of the email. The winner will be selected at random July 27th and notified by email. Your name will be at the festival gate.

The schedule

Friday, August 5th–British Invasion
6:30 p.m.: Doors open
7:30 p.m.: Music starts

Saturday, August 6th–The Main Event
1:00 p.m.: Gates open
2:00 p.m.: Kate Rhudy
3:00 p.m.: Cicada Rhythm
4:00 p.m.: Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
5:15 p.m.: Time Sawyer
6:45 p.m.: David Ramirez
8:30 p.m.: Phil Cook & the Guitarheels

Jul 252016
 July 25, 2016  Posted by  Affiliate, Shopping 8 Responses »

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Jul 252016

nc polynesian festival dancer
Charlotte Open Air Market and Siva A Manu Polynesian Dance School are presenting the NC Polynesian Festival at Charlotte Open Air Market on Saturday, July 30th, and Sunday, July 31st, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free but parking is $5. Here’s what they’re saying about the festival on the Facebook page:

ALOOOOOOOOOHA! Come as we bring the SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS to Charlotte North Carolina. It will be the BIGGEST LUAU in North Carolina. As we have many different SPECIAL appearances from LEI D TAPA & THE BARBARIAN WWE Different Dance performances from various groups around the EAST COAST feel the HEAT as our men spin their FIRE KNIFE enjoy LIVE REGGAE BANDS amazing POLYNESIAN FOOD and Many….Many Island wear, Jewelry, Bags and SO MUCH MORE!

What to learn how to DANCE? Now you can as we will set up different tents for each island. Maybe you may want a Polynesian tattoo (Temporary)
Maybe even learn to SPIN a FIRE KNIFE?
Learn the HAKA.

How about HOT HULA FITNESS?!?!?!
With Sylvia Evens.
Shake them hips and shed some pounds!

Jul 242016
 July 24, 2016  Posted by  Free Events 13 Responses »

nc polynesian festival dancer

Plan your week on the cheap with this list of free events around Charlotte, from Monday, July 25, 2016, to Sunday, July 31st. If you’re not doing this already, you can subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap’s daily emails (just one a day), and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to click on each link for details, because some events require pre-registration.


5:30pm: Boot Camp fitness class at Silver Wolf CrossFit
5:45pm: Yoga for cancer patients and survivors at Yoga For Life
6:30pm: Boot Camp fitness class with Randy Moss
6:30pm: Yoga at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern
7:30pm: Locals Live at Tin Roof
7:00pm: Trivia at The Peculiar Rabbit
7:30pm: Charlotte Storytellers meeting
8:30pm: Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment


10:00am: Free kids’ movies at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas: Minions
12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park
6:00pm: Bucket Band percussion lessons with Charlotte Symphony
7:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Chas Troyer
7:30pm: Tech Tuesday at Hackerspace Charlotte
8:00pm: Brews & Views at Petra’s: Watch The Goonies and Ghostbusters and eat free pizza
9:00pm: Bingo at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern
9:30pm: Sayword Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Tavern


Free meal for law enforcement community at Shoney’s
12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at First Ward Park
5:00pm: Free admission at both Mint Museum locations
5:30pm: Boot Camp fitness class at Silver Wolf CrossFit
6:00pm: Party in the Park at Romare Bearden Park: Hip Pocket
6:30pm: Boot Camp fitness class with Randy Moss
7:00pm: Trivia and Karaoke at Tin Roof at EpiCentre
7:00pm: Open Mic at Sam Ash Music. Performers get $10 gift card.
8:00pm: Rooftop games at Rooftop 210 at EpiCentre


10:00am: Free kids’ movies at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas: Minions
5:00pm: Alive After Five at EpiCentre: Rubberband
7:00pm: River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Head for the Hills
7:30pm: Movies Under the Stars with Carolina Theatre: Rear Window
9:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Time Sawyer
9:00pm: Glow workout at UFC Gym Matthews
10:00pm: Karaoke at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern



11:00am Yoga for cancer patients and survivors at Yoga For Life
12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park
12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at First Ward Park
2:00pm: Improv class for kids at The Last Word
4:30pm: First Ward Food Fest
5:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Jon Linker
5:00pm: Food Truck Friday in Matthews
6:00pm: First Ward Friday: Games and live music at First Ward Park
6:00pm: Friday Night Festival at Unknown Brewing Company–live music, and movie “Lost Boys”
7:00pm: Friday Night Live in Belmont: The Embers
7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault
7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Woodie & the String Pullers
7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: DJ Chuck
7:00pm: Pineville Reelin’ and Rockin’: Coconut Groove Band
7:30pm: Blumenthal Best of Open Mic
8:45pm: Movies at McGuire: Star Wars–the Force Awakens
10:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Anthony Orio (arrive before 10 for free admission)



9:00am: Back to School event with free backpacks and school supplies
10:00am: REI Weekend Celebration at Lake Norman State Park
11:00am: NC Polynesian Festival
1:00pm: National Dance Day at Wells Fargo Plaza
1:00pm: Artistry in Woodturning Opening Reception at Clearwater Artist Studios
4:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Pluto 4 Planet
7:00pm: Concerts in the Park at Village Park in Kannapolis: Too Much Sylvia
7:00pm: River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Koa
7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault
7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Woodie & the String Pullers
7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Wicked Powers
7:30pm: Comedy Open-Mic at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
10:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Brandon Stiles (arrive before 10 for free admission)


11:00am: NC Polynesian Festival
1:00pm: Summer Pop Up Market at Petra’s
4:00pm: Organ Summer Recital Series at First United Methodist Church
5:00pm: Play Pickleball for free at Nano Center in Matthews


Jul 242016

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Petra’s, at 1919 Commonwealth Avenue, presents Brews & Views. Watch a classic, cult, or otherwise awesome movie or two. Enjoy drinks from the taproom and full bar. And eat free Pizza while it lasts! Brews & Views takes place whenever there’s a 5th Tuesday of the month, but also can pop up at other times too. There is no cover! It starts at 8 p.m. Age 21+.

Next up, Tuesday, July 26th: The Goonies and Ghostbusters

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 July 24, 2016  Posted by  Festivals, Free Events, Kids, Music, The City No Responses »

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Latta Park, 601 East Park Avenue, will be the site for Dilworth Jubilee in the Park on Saturday, August 27th, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to this free event. There will be kids’ activities from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Activities last year  included frisbee contests, hula hoops, limbo, Simon Says, and more. The Fire Department will pay a visit from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tosco Music Party will provide live music for the event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Several bands, covering a range of genres, will perform.

Food and beer will be available for purchase.

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The U.S. National Whitewater Center will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with Festival X on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. The festival will feature live music, Yoga and a cornhole tournament. Admission is free, and there’s no charge to participate in Yoga or to listen to the music. There’s a $30 entry fee per team for the cornhole tournament, and prizes will be awarded. Parking is $5, and normal fees apply for activities like zip lining and climbing.

Saturday, August 13, 2016:

11:30am – Yoga
3:00pm – Cornhole Tournament
6:00pm – The Wind and The Wave
8:00pm – Live Music

Join us at 11:30 am at the South Ridge for yoga during Festival X. Participants will meet 15 minutes prior to practice times in Outfitters and will be led to South Ridge by the instructor. Practices are offered at no charge, are one hour in duration, and are led by a certified yoga instructor.

Pick your partner and let the festivities begin with the USNWC’s Corn Hole tournament. The contest takes place outside of the Trail Center.

Price: $30 per team

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 July 23, 2016  Posted by  Art, Cabarrus County, Free Events No Responses »

“Artistry in Woodturning,” an exhibit of works by members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc. (SPW), will be up from Saturday, July 30th through August 27 in the Main Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, in Concord.

The Opening Reception for ‘Artistry in Woodturning’ is Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1pm-4pm; with an Artist Talk to be given at 2:00 p.m. by Charles Farrar, noted local artist and curator of the current show, ‘Shaping the Vessel,’ at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Culture + Art. This show will feature 60-some turned works by members that are exemplary of the artistry possible within this craft. The show will also include works by ClearWater’s resident leather-smith.

SPWoodturners Studio and the ClearWater Gallery will be open each Saturday in August, 11am-4pm, to allow access to the show, and feature turning demonstrations. On August 13th, in conjunction with ClearWater’s regular ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ series, they will be joined by the other resident artists (16 total) in the ClearWater Studios complex, who will have studios open while they work and be available for questions/ observing. This day the Studios will open at 10am (closing at 4pm).

All related events are free and open to the public.