Li’l Friday: Comedy, theater, music and more across 14 weekend events
, 2023-01-05 07:09:21,
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Li’l Friday is a weekly roundup of events in art, music, theater, comedy, pop-up markets and more.
All events featured were scheduled as of Thursday; however, it’s wise to check in ahead of attending any one. Inclement weather, changes in schedules and unforeseen circumstances may shift for organizers at the last minute.
Thursday, Jan. 5
Bull City Ciderworks, 615 S 17th St. • Free
The cidery in the Cargo District is hosting comedy night for free Thursday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Khari Reid, four comedians will take the stage, including Kenyon Adamcik, Nick Racioppi, Ryan McKee and Tim King.
Content may be inappropriate for children under 18. The event has drawn in standing-room-only crowds, so best to arrive early to grab a seat.
OTHER THURSDAY EVENTS
‘Kinky Boots’ — A story of acceptance is told through glitz and glam in “Kinky Boots,” the Tony Award-winning musical with a Grammy-winning score, written by Cyndi Lauper. Opera House Theater Company is putting it on for two more weekends at Thalian Hall. The production tells the story of Charlie Price, a young man who inherits an almost-bankrupt shoe factory after his father’s sudden passing. He becomes transfixed with saving the company to honor his dad’s legacy, but to do so he must take a different approach to its business plan. Rather than focus on drab, well-made and expensive men’s shoes, he fills a niche market after an unlikely friendship blossoms with a drag queen, Lola. The factory becomes a success at making flashy shoes for drag queens — specifically, boots that can hold a male’s weight. Read more about it here from PCD’s previous coverage.
Friday, Jan. 6
Dead Crow Comedy Room, 511 N. Third St. • Tickets: $22-$32
His writing credits are vast — “The Mindy Project,” “Billy on the Street,” “A League of Their Own” (Amazon’s version), “Hacks” — and acting acclaim as far-reaching, most recently hailed in the 2022 fall film release of “Bros.” But this weekend Guy Branum — once known as the resident gay on “Chelsea Lately” — will be bringing his brand of funny to the Dead Crow Comedy Room stage for two nights.
Branum’s standup covers…
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