Looking for things to do in Charlotte NC this week? Find out in our 69th Art Weekly

Which western classical music concert should you attend this week, and which theatrical show is calling you? Find out in our Charlotte Art Weekly.

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Charlotteans can look forward to some of the best western classical music concerts happening in town this week. There’s Concert on the Lawn happening at Winthrop University and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony being performed by expert musicians. If you love Cathedral music, attend a professional organ recital by organist Gail Archer.

There’s also something for those who love history and nature. Find out what plants grow this season at a special fall plant sale organised by botanical experts this week. Or listen to Dr Tom Hanchett as he talks about the history of Charlotte’s people of colour. Fans of Jane Austen won’t want to miss a discussion on her classic tale Pride & Prejudice that is followed up an exhibition tour to get a sense of the culture in her book.

Those looking to enjoy some performing arts will want to catch the endearing play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Charlotte is also honoring the veteran composer and the choreographer Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins through musical performances at Fall Works.

Kids and those who identify as ‘makers’, meanwhile, can head to the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire to present their innovations and ingenuity.

New York-born journalist John Carroll is the inspiration for our Charlotte Art Weekly 69. Carroll spent his early years in North Carolina. He contributed as an editor at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, Los Angeles Times newspaper and The Baltimore Sun daily. His style of journalistic writing was inherited from his father Wallace Carroll, the editor and publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. John Carroll was part of the Pulitzer Prize board, and he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. New York Times still remembers him as a journalist who saw “free press as essential to a self-governing nation.”

Here’s a list of events you will want to attend this week:

Fall Plant Sale

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Learn about native and non-native shrubs, trees, plants, flowers and ferns with experts at this special fall plant sale.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

October 5 to 6

Open for all

Beethoven’s Fifth

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Spend an evening listening to western classical music with expert musicians as they play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The show also features legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsso.

Belk Theatre

October 5 to 7

With tickets ($30-$137)

A Musical Showcase: Concert on the Lawn

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The Winthrop University Department of Music presents an afternoon of western classical music in the open-air Winthrop Amphitheater with a line-up of bands.

Winthrop University

October 6

Open for all

Cathedral Concert Series: Organ Recital

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American organist Gail Archer will perform the works of veteran organists Bach, Buxtehude and Schumann on the church’s 31 rank Zimmer organ.

Cathedral of St. Patrick

October 7

With tickets ($5-$10)

Talk About It Tuesday

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Join this conversation about the history of black neighbourhoods in Charlotte, with Dr Tom Hanchett. And Ashley Clark will be talking about affordable housing and the city’s most vulnerable citizens.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts

October 9

With tickets ($5)

Art of Reading Tour: Pride & Prejudice

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Join this discussion of Jane Austen’s classic tale Pride and Prejudice accompanied by a guided tour of the exhibition Portals to the Past: British Ceramics to see works of art that represent the lifestyle represented in Austen’s book.

Mint Museum Randolph

October 10

Open for all

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Watch this play presented by the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte about fifteen-year-old Christopher who is accused of killing his neighbour’s dog. The quest to find the real culprit changes Christopher’s life forever.

Hadley Theater at Queens University

October 10 to 27

With tickets ($28-$43)

Fall Works

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Mark the 100-year celebration of the master duo of composer and choreographer, artists Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, through an evening of performing arts and music.

Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts

October 11 to 13

With tickets ($15)

Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

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Exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, speakers and performers will all be mobilizing for this family-friendly celebration of the art of making. Come to witness invention, creativity and resourcefulness.

Discovery Place Science

October 13

With tickets ($13-$17)

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between October 5 to October 11. Be sure not to miss out on these creative happenings!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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