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This week, Charlotte city will see an exciting Brazilian carnival, concerts that pay homage to Pink Floyd and John Denver, and discussions with authors and art curators. Don’t miss out!
People are going crazy over Marvel’s all-new superhero motion picture Black Panther. The box offices are choc-a-bloc with queues. But this is not the only thing you will hear about from Creative Yatra. We also turn focus on the various other happenings across art, culture, literature and other creative domains created by local artists for the people of the city. Through our city-specific approach, we are covering creative events in the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad and also in Charlotte city, in order to showcase it to the world. Through our Art Weekly project, our motto is to connect creators with connoisseurs. Enjoy the 37th edition of the Charlotte Art Weekly.
This week, we borrow inspiration from Rock and Roll guitarist, singer and songwriter Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray, Jr. who is fondly called by fans as Link Wray. A popular name in American rock music during the 1950s, Link initiated the emergence of “Punk and Heavy Rock” through his Rumble soundtrack. Starting his career as a country musician, Link soon adopted the rockabilly and instrumental rock. He was honoured by the magazine Rolling Stone, which placed him at number 45 out of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. His famous albums Bullshot, Beans and Fatback and Mordicai Jones have been heard online by millions of his fans across the globe.
The best creative events to look out for this week in Charlotte are:
National Arts Program Exhibit
More than 200 artworks made using different mediums by local citizens of the city are being displayed at this exhibition
February 19 to 28, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
Open to all
Interstellar Overdrive – A Saucerful of Pink Floyd
This concert is dedicated to the music of Pink Floyd. The local group will perform famous melodies by the legendary English rock band, including songs from their Dark Side of the Moon and Animals albums.
February 23, 2018
With tickets ($18-$20)
Billinda Daylily Lecture
Hybridizer Bill Gluck will give a lecture about his gardens and flowers like ‘Cat Ballou Daylily’, Stamile Candies, and about his double and miniature collections.
February 24, 2018
Historic Rosedale Plantation
With tickets ($15)
A Night in Rio
The annual Brazilian celebration in the city is here, presenting the famous carnival to the public!
February 24, 2018
With tickets ($15-$20)
Audiences can expect a mixed performance drawing from classical and jazz genres, in this concert by the Austrian brass septet.
February 25, 2018
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
With tickets ($19.50)
Enjoy the melodies of American singer Kelsey Byrne.
February 27, 2018
With tickets ($12-$14)
Shaping Art History with Adam Justice
A discussion with artist and assistant curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum Adam Justice on Art History
February 28, 2018
Mint Museum Randolph
Open to all
An Evening with Cinda William Chima
Meet author Cinda William Chima and get an opportunity to talk to her about her Shattered Realms series
March 1, 2018
Park Road Books
Open to all
The Music of John Denver
Conducted by Christopher James Lees, the evening hours will be filled by John Denver songs, rendered in the voice of Jim Curry.
March 2, 2018
With tickets ($40-$200)
It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 23rd February to 1st March. Be sure not to miss out!
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