Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #27

Charlotte Art Weekly 27 – Reflecting The Creative Community of the City


The populous city of Charlotte is facing the sunny side of weather at present. And this is probably the right time to spend most time out of the four walls of your house. To talk about this week, the 27th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly brings to you highlight mentions on thought-provoking talk shows, head banging as well as soulful music gatherings, visual art exhibitions, eye-catching flea markets, heartening yoga socials, and performances on dramatics. These events are all originally curated and organised by people from your city and neighbourhood; do attend them to support the home art and home artists.

This week’s incredible native inspiration for CAW 27 has been taken from Carrboro born American musician Elizabeth Libba Cotten, whose style of playing bass lines from finger and tune from the thumb in blues and folk genre was christened as “Cotten Picking”, such was its impact. Belonging to a musical family Cotten began her musicology at the tender age of 7 and became a self-taught musician. She has played at the Newport Folk Festival and the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife. Her iconic songs can be heard on CD, and videos which include featured albums like Elizabeth Cotten Portrait Collection, The Guitar of Elizabeth Cotten and Elizabeth Cotten in Concert. She was also amongst the 75 influential African-American in the photo documentary Dream a World.

Things to Do In Charlotte

This Week’s Best Events:

Charlottean of the Year 2017


A talk session with educational reformist Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, a student who dared to integrate Harding High School

December 15, 2017

Levine JCC

Open To All


Soulful Noel featuring The Hamilitones


Profound holiday music tradition with Grammy-nominated artist The Hamiltones

December 15 to 16, 2017

McGlohon Theatre

Entry with Tickets ($20)


Bechtler By Night


An art activity conglomerating with enchanting music and fine tummy fillers

December 15, 2017

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts

Entry with Tickets ($20)


The Balsa Gliders & Leisure McCorkle w/ Kaleidoscope


Nappy Superstar’s 20th-anniversary celebration. Come and experience the original American music

December 15, 2017

Visulite Theatre

Entry with Tickets ($8-$12)


NoDa Starving Artist Market


Holiday popup market brimming with handcrafted accessories and jewellery

December 16, 2017

Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery

Open To All


Bhagavad Gita Flow


A workshop by Carey Sims explaining the mythological scripture of Bhagavad Gita in the form of Asanas

December 16, 2017

NoDa Yoga

Entry With Tickets ($25)


Parranda Navide


A Venezuelan Christmas commemoration with joviality, food, groove, and music by Neguito Borjas

December 16, 2017

Carlotan Talents

Entry With Tickets ($35)


Charlotte Pride Band’s Winter Concert


Winter Concert of the Pride Brand with brass and woodwind ensembles. Traditional holiday music and other instrumental forms will be performed

December 17, 2017

Temple Beth El

Open To All


PlayPlay! Theatre’s “wee”


A joyous theatre experience for children up to the age of 3.

Levine JCC

December 21 to 23 2017

Entry with Tickets ($12)


Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker


Performing arts of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker with the music of Tchaikovsky.

December 23, 2017

Belk Theatre

Entry with Tickets ($25)

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (15th December to 21st December)

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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