Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #48

Grab your tickets for the upcoming Mystic India World Tour. There’s also much to look forward to in the coming weeks for music-lovers, with everything from indie folk music to progressive acoustic music and Mozart’s symphonies. Kids, experiment with clay and those looking for fun, can drop by at an interactive play on Sherlock. 

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For music-lovers, the city of Charlotte is hosting numerous concerts this week, including a gathering on progressive acoustic music, an afternoon of jazz in the open, and a collaborative gig between indie folk bands Magical Giant and Young Rising Sons. If you are inclined towards classical music, don’t miss out on a Mozart-themed concert.

Young souls of Charlotte who are looking to become more creative can engage in a teen clay workshop that’s open for all. Art lovers of the city can meet kindred spirits at an open gallery gathering, while movie buffs looking for insightful cinema can attend a screening of Raw Beauty on Thursday evening. But if you are looking for something with an Eastern flavour to it, check out the dates for the Mystic India World Tour.

Our 48th Charlotte Art Weekly is dedicated to the illustrious lawyer, author and academician Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. His most famous contribution as a novelist has been the Trilogy of Reconstruction, which includes The Leopard’s Spots and The Clansman, a book that was later adapted into a film. The Shelby-born playwright went to a law school, and his writing usually critiqued white dominance in America and opposed slavery. He wrote about the evils of socialism and expressed his thoughts on the problems of modern capitalism. He even acted in his plays, playing the leading role in The Sins of the Father. The Thomas Dixon Collection in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, currently holds more than 1500 volumes of his books.

Find out more about these enriching events in the coming weeks here:

 

Mozart’s Jupiter

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The symphonies of Mozart will be played by maestros from the music fraternity, including composer Christopher Warren-Green. An educational discussion will be held before the concert.

May 11 to 12, 2018

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($19-$140)

 

Sounds on the Square: Trail Blazers

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The band Trailblazers is set to play progressive acoustic tunes for soulful music lovers from the city.

May 11, 2018

Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education

Open for all

 

The Sherlock Project

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Based on the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, this interactive performance is specially dedicated to the theme of mystery.

May 11 to 12, 2018

Frock Shop

With tickets ($25-$30)

 

Jazz on the Green

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The Lovell Bradford Group along with Mercury Carter will be performing out in the open for the public.

May 12, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Independence Regional Branch

Open for all

 

City Art Room Open Gallery

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Come and buy affordable and picturesque artworks. Visitors get an opportunity to interact with emerging artists about custom-made projects too.

May 12, 2018

City Art Room, LLC

Open for all

 

Magic Giant w/ Young Rising Sons

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Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to indie folk music and savour the roots of western culture through music by Magic Giant and Young Rising Sons.

May 12, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($12-$16)

 

Teen Clay Workshop

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Participate in hand-made projects and learn different techniques to shape objects from clay. This event is for high school and middle school students only.

May 15, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Independence Regional Branch

Open for all

 

Modernism + Film: Raw Beauty

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What happens when you ask schizophrenic people to paint art? Find out by watching this screening of Raw Beauty.

May 17, 2018

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($10)

 

Mystic India – The World Tour

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Entertainment, Bollywood, eastern culture and India – Mystic India will explore the roots of the Indian subcontinent through spectacular music and performances.

May 20, 2018

Ovens Auditorium

With tickets ($32-$82)

 

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 11th May to 17th May. Be sure not to miss out!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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