Looking for Art & Culture events in Charlotte NC this week? Find them out in our 66th Art Weekly

This week in Charlotte, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, one of the best musicals in history, comes to town. Actress Reese Witherspoon launches her debut book and a group of artists explore the common symbols that we share in the world of our dreams.  

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The sequel to one of the best musicals in history, The Phantom of the Opera, is being brought to Charlotte by Andrew Lloyd Webber this week.

A group of artists will explore the world of dreams and their universal symbology through their art at Awaken Gallery this weekend. Art-lovers can also meet the new artists-in-residence at McColl Center. Or head to The Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival to indulge in some live music and a display of handmade products ranging from textiles to pottery and metalwork.

Those looking for some laughter should watch an improv comedy night at Charlotte Comedy Theatre. Or attend the book launch of Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon’s debut book.

Those looking for a culturally enriching experience can go to the ‘Mint to Move’ Cultural Dance Night to celebrate Hispanic History Month by learning some right dancing steps. The Art of Reading Tour is a great opportunity for you to get to know more about the history of Mexico and America.

If you’re a fan of organ music, then the 13th Season of Organ At Davidson is for you. If you’re looking for some action, then head to the film screening of Let the Corpses Tan next week.

The inspiration for our 66th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is John Hope Franklin, the American historian known best for his book From Slavery to Freedom, which was published in the year 1947 and has sold more than three million copies till now. Franklin was honoured with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He served as president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. . Born in 1915 in Rentiesville, Oklahoma, Franklin was famous for his lecture series on the topic of Racial Equality in America, offered in 1976. He taught in universities in North Carolina and passed away in Durham in 2009.

Love Never Dies

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Love Never Dies is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his most successful musical The Phantom of the Opera. Based in 1907, the Phantom returns in a drama full of love and passion.

September 11 to 16

Belk Theatre

With tickets ($25)

The Power of Dreams

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Artists Emily T Andress, Luis Ardila, Jean Cauthen, Lisa Clague, Fidelma Massey, Diane Pike, and Maria Senkel explore the subject of dreams and ancient symbology through their creative expressions at this exhibition.

September 14 to October 13

Awaken Gallery

Open for all

Improv Comedy Shows

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A host of humorists, including an all-woman troupe, will be performing improv comedy this weekend.

September 14 to 15

Charlotte Comedy Theatre

With tickets ($10-$15)

‘Mint to Move’ Cultural Dance Night

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In celebration of Hispanic History Month, enjoy a 30-minute dance followed by 4 hours of dancing, with live music, a performance by DJ Pepito, and live painting demonstrations by artists.

September 15

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($9-$14)

Art of Reading Tour: The Lacuna

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The Lacuna will take viewers on a journey from Frida Kahlo’s Mexico to the “America of Pearl Harbour” in this talk. Follow this up with a tour of Spanish Colonial, Pre-Colombian, Mayan and Mexican galleries.

September 16

Mint Museum Randolph

With tickets ($0-$15)

New Season of Organ at Davidson

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Listen to the majestic pipe organs at Davidson College Presbyterian Church and Lingle Chapel, with music from Germany’s Baroque period played by artists Dr Elizabeth Harrison and Albemarle.

September 17

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Open for all (donations accepted)

Whiskey in a Teacup Tour

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Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon launches her debut book Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits in Charlotte. Listen to her converse about her life and work at this special book launch.

September 19

Belk Theatre

With tickets ($59)

Open House

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Meet the new artists-in-residence at McColl Center – artists Juan Dolhare, Alice Gosti, Liz Miller, Tom Stanley and Antoine Williams. Follow this up by visiting the center’s fall art exhibition New Works / Alumni One.

September 20

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Open for all

Back Alley Film Series – Let the Corpses Tan

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Attend this film screening of Let the Corpses Tan, a dramatic narration of a crime gone wrong. When a group of gold looters think they’ve got it covered by hiding in a hamlet, all hell breaks loose.

September 20

C3 Lab

With tickets ($5-10)

The Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival

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40 of the area’s best makers will be showing their works of pottery, jewelry, photography, fine art, metalwork, textiles and more at the Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival. Live music and delicious food is an obvious bonus at the event.

September 22

Sanctuary of Davidson

Open for all

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between September 14 to September 22. Be sure not to miss out on these creative happenings!

 

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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