Things to Do in Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #38

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This week, residents of Charlotte city can look forward to the rock band Larkin Poe, a Drama League Award-nominated play, a conversation with songwriter David Archuleta, and exhibitions on art and architecture. 

 

The creative fraternity of Charlotte is undoubtedly one of the most active ones in the USA. If you are planning on attending any of the diverse and ethnic celebrations this week, don’t forget to refer to our 38th Charlotte Art Weekly which features the best of the musicals, talk shows, stand up comedy and theatre events, concerts, art exhibitions and other creative happenings of the week. While the temperature in town may be in single digits, all we need is a little warmth around us, and in our hearts! CY promises that these events offer you both.

The inspiration for this week’s Art Weekly is John T. Biggers, the African American muralist who gained popularity in the post World War II era for his works critiquing racial discrimination and economic injustice. He contributed greatly to the promotion of art academics, while serving as the Founder Chairman of the Art Department at the Texas Southern University. A product of Pennsylvania State University, his famous paintings were exhibited in a 1995 retrospective on his works, called as The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room. His works have achieved millions of dollars in auction, particularly the work Shotguns, and they hold reputed positions in the collections of Minneapolis Institute of Art, Hampton University, the University Museum at Texas Southern University, and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

 

The Roommate

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A dark comedy, this play revolves around two roommates and their lives’ secrets.

March 1 to 10, 2018

Warehouse Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($15-20)

 

Zenovia Toloudi: Technoecologies

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This is an exhibition on the works of architect and educator Zenovia Toloudi. As an artist as well, she combines physical elements with the emotional power of art.

March 2, 2018

Storrs Gallery @ UNC Charlotte

Open to all

 

An evening of art with Jay Robert Watson

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Artist Jay Robert Watson lived half his childhood in the countryside and half in the city. Here, meet the artist.

March 2, 2018

Magnolia Emporium

Open to all

 

Jo Koy – Break The Mold Tour

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A stand-up comedy show by internationally acclaimed performer Jo Koy.

March 2, 2018

Ovens Auditorium

With tickets ($37+)

 

The Realistic Joneses

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This Drama League Award-nominated play is all about love, relationships and intimacy.

March 3, 2018

Lee Street Theatre

With tickets ($15+)

 

Through the Repellent Fence

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Through the Repellent Fence follows the artists who created a two-mile-long work of ‘Land Art’ at the US-Mexico border. Watch the film screening.

March 4, 2018

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

Open to all

 

Can Art Exhibit Unveiling

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An art exhibition showcasing the works of 15 local artists.

March 6, 2018

NoDa Brewing Company

Open to all

 

David Archuleta

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A conversation with songwriter David Archuleta, who was the runner-up in Season 7 of American Idol.

March 8, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($25-30)

 

Larkin Poe

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The rock and roll sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell come to Charlotte for a concert.

March 9, 2018

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With ticket ($25)

 

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 1st to 8th March. Be sure not to miss out!

 

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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