Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #44

What’s happening this week in Charlotte city? Catch the acclaimed Carole King musical ‘Beautiful’ or a night of comedy in a library. There’s also musical nights ranging from rock folk to country, and the choice to spend a day exploring the world of Engineering with your kids. 


Thousands of years ago, the Catawba Native Americans were the first indigenous tribe to have settled in the vicinity of Charlotte. Besides their sporting activities of fishing and hunting, the Catawba women were – and still are – incredibly dexterous in the art of pottery and basket-making. It would seem that Charlotte has been thriving in a culture of creativity since a long time indeed! The Charlotte Art Weekly is just a reminder of this for the city’s denizens, an opportunity to reflect back on one’s roots.

This week, Charlotte will experience a fresh display of creativity through enticing drama, exciting music concerts, thought-provoking art and literature meetups and a day spent exploring engineering with adults and kids alike. Make most of this week by having a look at our 44th Art Weekly.

William Oliver Swofford, popularly known as Oliver, is the inspiration for our 44th CAW. The American pop singer became a household name after the release of his hit album Good Morning Starshine, which became his first record to sell a million copies, and earned him a Gold Disc by the RIAA. Oliver continued to belt out music in his albums Again, The Best of Oliver and Prisms. His singles Jean, Sunday Mornin and Early Morning Rain took him to the pinnacle of his career. Oliver, who left the music industry in the 80’s for the construction and pharmaceutical industries, is still enlisted in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. His soulful voice still echoes in the hearts of his many fans.

This week, the most creative events happening in Charlotte are:

Mipso w/ Tom Brosseau


North Carolina quartet Mipso is mingling classic rock folk and modern alt-country music with Tom Brosseau’s guitar in this concert.

April 13, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($20-$25+)

Off the Books: A Night of Comedy


A comedy evening in a library with humourists Mimi Benfield, Bryan Penn, Jake Manning and Carlos Valencia.

April 13, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

With tickets ($5)

Takeover Days: Little Engineering


The architectural firm Little will be imparting hands-on experiences that engineers use in the fields of mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering.

Discovery Place Science

April 14, 2018

With tickets (Only Museum Admission Ticket)

The Queen City at War: A CMH Book Club


Discuss the great 20th-century wars that shaped the history of America with experts, through a discussion of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.

April 14, 2018

Charlotte Museum of History

Free, Open to all

Ethnic Rack Offer


Twisted Pine


In this folk Americana concert by the young string band Twisted Pine, get in tune with a band that’s gained popularity in the UK and USA.

April 14, 2018

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($25)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


A melodious drama based on the life and career of American composer and singer-songwriter Carole King.

April 17 to 22, 2018

Ovens Auditorium

With tickets ($25)

Adult Painting Party: Nature Prints


Create nature prints while sipping beverages with your friends and visit the Contemporary Art Collection, after-hours. Drinks can be brought from home.

April 19, 2018

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($15+)

Running On Fire


This original thriller enactment tells the story of a college student who is caught in the middle of a crime scene, while suffering from various other atrocities of life.

April 19 to 28, 2018

Lee Street Theatre

With tickets ($19-$39)

Mr Tambourine Man: The Poems of Bob Dylan


Composer John Corigliano’s Grammy Award winning Mr Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan features Soprano artist Lindsay Kesselman.

April 20, 2018

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($30-$40)

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 13th April to 20th April. Be sure not to miss out!


Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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