Things to Do in Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #35


Charlotte Art Weekly’s 35th edition brings you Italian drama, comedy and open calls for artists/writers


Freezing rains in Charlotte have grounded all the flights in the city, and thousands of citizens are stranded due to the harsh weather conditions. Willingly or unwillingly, if you happen to be in the town of Charlotte right now, and are trying to figure out how to spend your time more fruitfully, then Charlotte Art Weekly is here to rescue you from the seeming boredom. The most creative events in the town are compiled every week by the city’s cultural portal

The Weekly also features achievers from different walks of life to inspire creativity. The 35th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly lends its creative tribute to the Charlotte-born computer architect John Cocke, who contributed extensively to optimising compiler design. The father of ‘reduced instruction set computer architecture’, he also co-invented the CYK Algorithm. He was equally responsible for pioneering speech recognition and machine translation work at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an organisation that he dedicated his entire career to. Cocke was awarded numerous accolades, including the Benjamin Franklin Medal and was included as a Fellow of the Computer History Museum.

This Week’s Best Creative Events in Charlotte

Festival of Laughs


An evening full of merriment with comedian Sommore, Earthquake, Tony Rock and George Wallace

February 9, 2018

Ovens Auditorium

With tickets ($54-$101)


Chinese New Year Festival


The Peaceful Dragon is celebrating the 21st Annual Chinese New Year Festival. The ceremony will be honoured through traditional Chinese music, dance, martial arts and performing arts

February 10, 2018

The Peaceful Dragon

Open for all ($5 for family or free with a non-perishable food donation)


An Evening of Parlour Magic with Hannibal


A magical farewell performance by Charlotte’s indigenous conjurer Christopher Hannibal

February 10, 2018

Duke Energy Theatre

With tickets ($25)




A revenge story in the form of a dramatic Italian Opera, by composer Giuseppe Verdi

February 11 to 17, 2018

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($21)


The Nerd


A laugh-riot play on the midlife crisis, created by writers of The Foreigner.

February 11, 2018

Theatre Charlotte

With tickets ($28)


Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical


An American musical drama based on the famous story of love and crime

February 11, 2018

Matthews Community Center

With tickets ($10-19)


Tertulia Literaria: Call for Writers, Poets and Songwriters


The third edition of El Quijote Festival has arrived, and they are calling out for young poets, writers and sonnet writers who can write in the style of Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz, a Mexican literary figure

February 15, 2018

Queens University of Charlotte

Open to all


Visual Artists’ Dessert and Show & Tell


Get inspired by the works of visual artists of Charlotte and bring your own art to encourage others. The celebration of Movement Day Charlotte, an event aimed at Christian leaders, is at its peak.

February 15, 2018

3404 Royden Pl, Charlotte





Spend an evening listening to classical music by the melodious Project Trio. The flautist Greg Pattillo will be innovating by adding beat box into his performance.

February 16, 2018

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($19-39)


It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 9th to 15th February!


Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

Yatra Archives His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,… 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by… Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe… પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…