The theatres promise a good laugh for audiences this week, while multi-genre music will take attendees from the country to Hollywood movie-land. Art gatherings promise to be interactive. Charlotteans, find out about the must-go creative events of this week in our 53rd Charlotte Art Weekly.
Art lovers in Charlotte can expect an exciting line-up of visual art gatherings this week. Starting with an art festival in which you can buy paintings and pottery, the city will also be hosting a unique art gathering in which attendees can paint the famous Carolina Marshes. An art movie on artist Michael Heizer’s famously bizarre boulder installation will be screened, and an exceptional exhibition on Mexican photography will be accompanied by food from one of the nation’s finest museum restaurants.
Music lovers can enjoy alternative country music by North Carolina’s very own band American Aquarium or can drop by to a local brewery for the recently initiated Small Batch Concert Series featuring local artists. Do you love the scores from films like Star Wars and Jurassic Park? Listen to compositions of the legendary John Williams this Father’s Day. The theatres assure laughter this week, with musicals Souvenir and Spamalot featuring humorous plots.
American actor Mike Evans, who is fondly known by his screen name Lionel Jefferson, is the inspiration for our 53rd Charlotte Art Weekly. Famous for his roles in the sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Evans’ comic character in The Practice series is also equally appreciated. The actor wrote and co-created the Good Times series, which was one of the original television series to feature an all-black cast. Born in Salisbury, NC, the African-American actor went through formal training in acting in Los Angeles City College and began his acting career in 1971 with All in the Family. The actor invested a lot of money into Southern Carolina’s real estate properties.
Look out for these events in Charlotte over the coming few days:
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
Brought by Stephen Temperley, Souvenir is a laugh-out-loud true story about a socialite who believes she is an opera singer, and her accompanist.
June 14 to 23
Lee Street Theatre
With tickets ($15+)
Girls Night Out
Be guided step by step through the process of painting the tranquil Carolina Marshes at this women’s gathering.
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery
With tickets ($40)
Arts at The Mill Fine Arts Festival
The Mill Fine Arts Festival invites talented artists to exhibit and sell their paintings, jewellery, pottery and products made in various mediums.
June 15 to 17
Arts at The Mill
Open for all
Taste of the Mint | Last Look at ‘Develar y Detonar’
Enjoy food and wine from one of the nation’s top museum restaurants, while relishing the exhibitionDevelar y Detonar: Contemporary Mexican Photography.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
With tickets ($34-$45)
Music of John Williams: Star Wars and More!
Celebrate Father’s Day with movie scores by John Williams, the composer who gave us iconic melodies in Jurassic Park, E.T., Superman and Star Wars.
Symphony Park at South Park Mall
With tickets ($0-11.51)
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Claimed as one of the greatest musicals of the modern age, Spamalot narrates the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, in a comic tone.
June 21 to July 1
Duke Family Performance Hall
The alternative country band from Raleigh, North Carolina, is coming to mesmerise audiences with its melodies.
With tickets ($15-$18)
Modernism + Film: Levitated Mass
Watch the screening of a documentary on American artist Michael Heizer’s sculpture ‘Levitated Mass’, which suspends a massive a 340-ton granite boulder atop a walkway in Los Angeles.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts
With tickets ($10)
WDAV’s Small Batch Concert Series
Good food, music and drinks in the setting of a brewery form the concept of the new Small Batch Concert Series.
Free Range Brewing
Open for all
It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 15th June to 21st June. Be sure not to miss out!
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