From book events to world cuisine, there's lots to do in Charlotte NC this week and next, refer our 70th Art Weekly

Relish world cuisine at an International Food Festival or celebrate an evening of Latin dance and poetry. Relive Leonard Bernstein’s tunes from West Side Story or attend the Bibliofeast Book & Author Event. Find out about all of this and more in Charlotte Art Weekly 70.


Though Hurricane Michael might be on its way to Charlotte, it seems unlikely to dampen the spirit of the city’s creative denizens. There’s an abundance of creative events to look out for this week and the next. Wrap your week up this Friday with a musical concert by The Choir School at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Or relive composer Leonard Bernstein’s famous soundtrack from the musical West Side Story with senior pianist Charles Craig and his trio.

Culture lovers can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending a Latin poetry recital and dance performance by the Alma de la Luna dance academy. If you’re in the mood for more performing arts, watch the innocent play of a poor girl who claims to have a ‘Hundred Dresses’ in her wardrobe. Or catch the thrilling play Death Trap, which revolves around a playwright who runs short of creative ideas and devises a ploy to procure one.

Moviegoers can look forward to attending the screening of the 2017 drama film The Children Act, while book lovers can enjoy food with people from the world of literature at the 9th Annual Bibliofeast. Foodies of Charlotte can also relish world cuisines at the Taste of the World International Food Festival, while local art lovers can bring their families along to attend Open Studio Saturday to meet the artists-in-residence and make some art alongside them.

American historian Burl Noggle is the inspiration for our 70th Charlotte Art Weekly. Noggle was the senior professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born in Rutherford County, NC, Noggle completed his studies from Duke University. The historian published 4 popular books of history, including Teapot Dome, a book on the oil and politics scandal of the USA. His method of teaching U.S. history was unconventional and he drew on works of popular culture and fiction, including film, photography and popular music, to do so. He was considered a Distinguished Alumni Professor at LSU for his achievements in teaching.


The Choir School’s 25th Anniversary Concert


Artists Christina Pier, Kelsey Harrison, Ryan Headley and Peter DeVries will be featured in this special celebration of music with The Choir School.

October 12

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

With tickets ($10-$30)


The Hundred Dresses


Based on a true story, this play is about Wanda Petronski, a girl who goes to school everyday wearing the same faded dress although she claims to possess a hundred dresses in her closet.

October 12 to 21

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts and Theatre Matthews

With tickets


Saturday Night Cine Club – The Children Act


Spend Saturday evening watching a screening of the 2017 film The Children Act. The story revolves around a judge who has to help a child suffering from cancer acquire a blood transfusion, although his religious parents are against the decision.

October 13

Theatre Charlotte

With tickets ($5-$10)


Taste of the World: International Food Festival


This free event will give you an experience of world cuisines, with a plethora of food trucks, live entertainment events and giveaways.

October 13

Community Events Foundation

Open for all


Death Trap


This play follows the story of Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers who tries to cope with a dry spell in his creativity by leveraging a thriller plot written by a student of his.

October 14

Armour Street Theatre

With tickets ($12-$20)


WNBA-Charlotte’s 9th Annual Bibliofeast Book & Author Event


Relish food, fun, books, authors and more with a lineup of 8 critically acclaimed regional authors, at this event organised by the Women’s National Book Association of Charlotte.

October 15

Maggiano’s Little Italy

With tickets ($60)


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration


Celebrate Latin tradition with a dance performance by the Alma de la Luna dance academy and a poetry reading by author José G. Vázquez from his latest book Ícaro Vuela de Noche.

October 17

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

Open for all


Charles Craig Trio re-imagines the music of West Side Story


Senior pianist Charles Craig Sr and his trio of musicians will be performing legendary musician Leonard Bernstein’s famous tunes from the soundtrack of the musical West Side Story.

October 18

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($16/$18/$60)


Open Studio Saturday


Bring your loved ones to meet the artists-in-residence and grab this opportunity to create your own art.

October 20

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Open For All


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