Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #39

This week, Charlotte city should look out for the Charlotte Asian Film Festival, a musical called ‘Waitress’ and a night of Indian classical music with Grammy award-winning Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.



The second edition of the Charlotte Asian Film Festival has been scheduled for March 23 and 24 at the University of North Carolina. This year, too, the festival will screen the most enriching films from Asia, for US audiences. Our Charlotte Art Weekly brings under a single roof the various other multicultural activities happening in the city that combine creativity and innovation. This time, we bring you the 39th Art Weekly featuring the most creative events of the week.

Our inspiration for this week is American jazz percussionist and musician Maxwell Lemuel Roach, who is fondly known as Max Roach. One of the most significant drummers of the industry, he pioneered the bebop genre. An activist, he composed music concerning the Civil Rights Movement. Roach has been honoured with various international awards, and been featured in the Down Beat Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. He formed his band with trumpeter Clifford Brown and percussionist ensemble M’Boom and his most famous albums are We Insist!, Money Jungle, Daahoud, Drums Unlimited and Percussion Bitter Sweet.

This Week’s Most Creative Events

Rethinking How We Innovate


A thought-provoking discourse on productivity and innovation by Design Breakfast Series

March 9, 2018

McColl Centre for Art + Innovation

With tickets ($20)

Andy Braitman, Solo Show


An exhibition of Charlotte’s local artist Andy Braitman’s all-new paintings

March 9, 2018

Shain Gallery

Open to all

Ravel Piano Concerto in D


A musical performance by acclaimed pianist Leon Fleisher, in collaboration with violinist Christopher Warren-Green, along with an open-for-all pre-concert talk for academic purposes

March 9 to 10, 2018

Belk Theater

With tickets ($20-$100)

An Evening with Abacab The Music of Genesis


A musical concert that gives tribute to Genesis, the English rock band. Phil Collins’ and Peter Gabriel’s latest music, along with their hits from the 70s to the 90s, will be on the playlist.

March 9, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With ticket ($15-$17)

Ancient Cities w/ Quiet Hollers & Manolamb


Groove to rock music by bands Ancient Cities, Quiet Hollers, and Manolamb.

March 10, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With ticket ($10-$15)

A Reading with Alwyn Hamilton


A conversation between authors Alwyn Hamilton, Roshani Chokshi and Renee Ahdieh on Hamilton’s latest book Hero at the Fall

March 12, 2018

Park Road Books

Open to all



A musical inspired by the 2007 film Waitress. Directed by Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus, the all-woman play features music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

March 13 to 18, 2018

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($25-$175)

Charlotte screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.”


Watch the screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a film that has been made with a mission to reduce the suicide rate in the world by showing the causes and effects of the act.

March 14, 2018

Regal Cinemas Phillips Place 10

With tickets ($10 Onwards)

Kaarwaan – a melodic journey of scholars


Aarohan School of Music’s 8th Annual Music Recital includes an Indian classical music concert with Grammy award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Aditya Kalyanpur.

March 17, 2018

Dana Auditorium

With tickets ($25)

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 9th to 15th March. Be sure not to miss out!


Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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