Lady Gaga comes to town Saturday, Sept. 18, and Charlotte’s queens have put together a blast of a weekend to celebrate…

Sept. 18 • Charlotte
Goo Goo for Gaga

Takeover Friday hosts a special pre-party before Lady Gaga’s Charlotte concert. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. Free. 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 • Charlotte
Lady Gaga

The hit diva brings her “Monster Ball” tour to Time Warner Cable Arena. 8 p.m. Buy tickets or get more information through

Sept. 18 • Charlotte
Off White Party

The second annual Off White Party takes over the Visulite Theatre following the annual White Party and Lady Gaga concert. San Francisco’s DJ Craig Gaibler spins the tunes with special performance by Basic Instinct, a five-person performance troupe based locally. Tickets are $15 for the first 200 sold or $20 after Sept. 6. For more information or to buy tickets visit

And, don’t miss these great events early next week…

Sept. 20 • Charlotte
Charlotte Film Festival

The 2010 Charlotte Film Festival opens on Monday, Sept. 20. For more information visit

Sept. 21 • Charlotte
CBG Night at the Theater

The Charlotte Business Guild hosts a special monthly meeting in partnership with Carolina Actors Studio Theater. See a special performance of their show “Steambath.” Tickets are $30. For more information or to order tickets visit

Sept. 22 • Charlotte
Manifesto Revolution Film Festival

The Art Institute of Charlotte will be hosting its 9th Film festival at the Knight Theater in Uptown Charlotte. Submissions for films and event are open to the public. Tickets will be $5. For more information, email or visit