Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #45

In this week’s Charlotte Art Weekly, find a play that sensitively sheds light on transgender issues, the best piano concert in town, an 18th-century Italian opera performance, and nights of Indian classical music and dance. 

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With 45 editions published so far, the Charlotte Art Weekly has become a useful cultural guide for the city, enlightening its audiences about the most anticipated creative events of the week. With the inclusion of events ranging from theatre to visual arts, photography to film, and music to literature, the list reflects the booming creativity in the city. Stay culturally enriched with our Art Weekly series, and send us a ‘Hi’ at +91-70167-18614 to subscribe.

CAW 45 gives a salute to American inventor Richard Jordan Gatling. Gatling invented an early rapid-fire spring-loaded weapon called Gatling gun during the Civil War era and later founded the Gatling Gun Company in 1862. He also invented a rice-sowing machine and a wheat drill, both of which became significant catalysts in revolutionising the agriculture sector in the country. Furthermore, he invented a hemp-break machine and a screw propeller. Gatling was designated as the first president of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers and his patented inventions helped in improving toilets, cycles and pneumatic power.

 

Look out for these creative events in Charlotte this week:

 

The Marriage of Figaro

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An 18th-century Italian musical opera performance, with native European songs, subtitled in English.

April 15, 19 & 21, 2018

Belk Theater

With tickets ($21-$154)

 

Aerial CLT Youth Showcase – “Dreams”

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Prodigy dancers will be giving choreographed group and solo performances on the theme of ‘Dreams’.

April 20, 2018

Aerial CLT

With tickets ($0-$5)

 

Amit Tandon Stand Up Live in Charlotte

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Stand up comedian Amit Tandon, popularly known as The Married Guy, visits Charlotte, USA.

April 20, 2018

Dana Auditorium

With tickets ($25-$75)

 

Art in the Garden Tours

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An art exhibition inspired by the spring garden features gardens, art, and festivities.

April 21, 2018

Mint Museum Randolph

With tickets ($15-$30)

 

Dances of India

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In its 16th year, the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’ through 3000-year-old classical and folk performing arts from India.

April 21, 2018

Halton Theater

With tickets ($5-$10)

 

Amar Bansi – a soulful musical treat

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Flute-player Amar Bansi is here in Charlotte to share Indian classical music with audiences.

April 22, 2018

Amar Oak

With tickets ($10-$20)

 

Skype with a Scientist

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A meet with ecologist Dr Brandon Barton to understand the species relationship between predator and prey.

April 25, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library

Open to all

 

Tuckaseegee Mural Unveiling

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Artist Sharon Dowell will unveil a mural created by workshop participants, which will be accompanied by live music.

April 26, 2018

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center

Open to all

 

The Mermaid Hour

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David Valdes Greenwood’s play navigates a couple’s struggles with their tween daughter’s gender transition. The performance will be followed by discussion with the creative team of The Mermaid Hour, including a conversation with parents of transgender individuals

April 26 to May 19, 2018

Hadley Theater at Queens University

With tickets ($25-$44)

 

Romie & Judy Mizell Photography Show

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A photography show that will be accompanied by a prize distribution for the best three photographers. Entry to the show is open to members as well as non-members, and is sure to attract many of Charlotte’s well-known talent.

April 27, 2018

Mint Hill Arts Center

Open to all

 

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

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The best piano concert in the town, featuring conductor Christopher Warren-Green and pianist Kirill Gerstein, with a pre-concert talk.

April 27 to 28, 2018

Belk Theatre

With tickets ($19-$100)

 

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 20th April to 26th April. Be sure not to miss out!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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