What’s to look forward to this week in Charlotte? Know more about the ‘invisible queen’ who gave the city its name, sway to music by the Baylor Project and Abbey Road Live, or take your kids on a Da Vinci Design Week.
In a world plagued by attention-deficit, where most modern individuals are trying to garner the maximum eyeballs, content is increasingly being tailor-made for popularity rather than meaningful impact. But a creator should never gauge the value of his work based on the number of people that he has been able to attract through his art; because even one of the most significant artists of all time, Vincent Van Gogh, sold only a single painting in his lifetime. The events curated in Charlotte Art Weekly are intentionally identified to give you access to more meaningful and enriching experiences.
This week’s creative inspiration is American short story writer William Sydney Porter, who is popularly known by his pen name O. Henry. The author is renowned for shelling out surprise endings and unique plot twists in his tales. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, most of Henry’s works are based in the 20th century, with witty and playful portrayals of the common people of New York. Henry gained popularity through his short story compilation of Cabbages and Kings. His most noteworthy works are The Gift of Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Cop and the Anthem, A Retrieved Reformation, and The Caballero’s Way.
This week, the most inventive events to look out for are these:
Da Vinci Design Week
Creativity and science intermingle in this workshop for kids, where they will engage in making inventive designs and creative inventions through delegated DIY projects.
Discovery Place Science
April 2 to 8, 2018
With tickets ($13-$17)
Abbey Road Live
The famous band Abbey Road Live comes to the city of Charlotte again to rock to the music of The Beatles.
April 5, 2018
With tickets ($12-$14)
April Gallery Crawl
At this varied exhibition, encounter eight shows and an opportunity to meet with creative creators. Experience art to the fullest!
Historic South End
April 6, 2018
Open to all
Romie & Judy Mizell Photography Show
In this photography exhibition and competition, you can glimpse captures by several dexterous photographers of Charlotte.
Mint Hill Arts Center
April 6 to 27, 2018
Open to all
Stravinsky Rite of Spring Reinvented
Local choreographer Peter Chu and his students present a harmonic ballet performance in the city.
April 6 to 7, 2018
With tickets ($35-$270)
Invisible Queen Lecture & Book Signing by Dr Stephanie E. Myers
Know the story of the woman on whom the city of Charlotte was named, Queen Sophia Charlotte, and celebrate the city’s 250th anniversary.
Charlotte Museum of History
April 7, 2018
Open to all
The Classic Black Cinema Series – Princess Tam Tam
The film narrates the story of a young African woman who gets “civilised” by a French novelist with selfish motives.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts
April 8, 2018
With tickets ($9)
Aditya Khurjekar — Medici Founder
Learn business ethics and tactics from management guru and entrepreneur Aditya Khurjekar, founder of Money 20/20 and co-founder of Softcard organisations.
April 11, 2018
With tickets ($12-$20+)
Charlotte Jazz Festival First Night Celebration With The Baylor Project
Grammy Award-nominated jazz music duo Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor bring The Baylor Project to the city.
The Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park
April 12, 2018
With tickets ($15)
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
Watch this famous Catholic Requiem of Benjamin Britten, called the War Requiem.
April 13 to 14, 2018
With tickets ($8-$20)
It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 6th April to 14th April. Be sure not to miss out!
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