Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #29


The Holiday Edition of Charlotte Art Weekly

The gas price has hiked before you could hit the road to celebrate your holiday season in the neighbouring towns. So this is one another reason why you should not leave the hamlet of Charlotte and endure what your lovely neighbours are trying to present you in the form of art and creativity. This week we have enlisted eventful visual art exhibitions, comedy gatherings, poetry recitals, enriching performing arts exhibition, and musical concerts. Select your favourite events from the 29th Charlotte Art Weekly and go with a glass of milk and cookies to meet likeminded people this Christmas.

The holiday season special CAW’s inspiration is 1938 born African-American artist, actor, football player and wordsmith Ernie Barnes. The polymath stands stalwart in the field f creativity with his signature style of elongation and movement. With more than 26 athletic scholarships Barnes decided to do a major in art under the tutelage of Dr Leroy T. Walkerand by the time he completed his college he was already a football star. He is the founder of the neo-mannerist movement wherein art consists features like twisting lines, prolonging of the human body, lucidity of stroke, atypical spatial affairs, dyed casing, and idiosyncratic colours were a part of his work like his painting Slow Dance, Essence of Olympics artworks, the Sugar Shack and The Bench.

Things to Do In Charlotte

Paint & Play (Comedy Edition)


Live painting, spoken word poems, and comedy performances accompanying with baked goods and vouchers for participants.

December 29, 2017

Apostrophe Lounge

Open to all

Life Line Poetry presents The Ink Blot Slam


Lucky draw poetry performance, where winner takes it all and the runner-up will score gas money!

December 30, 2017

The Fresh Shop

With tickets ($7-$10)

Shen Yun 2018


Explore the 5000-year-old Chinese culture of Shen Yun through dance, orchestra, backdrop animation and vividness of the performers

December 30 to 31, 2017

Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets ($155-$285)

Abbey Road Live – Beatles Tribute


Live rock concert of Abbey Road giving a hearty tribute to legendary musical band The Beatles

January 1, 2018

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($12-$14)

Archetypes of the Subconscious


city-based artist Sloane Siobhan’s solo art exhibition, focusing paintings on growth, struggles and spirit of mind and heart

January 2 to 22, 2018

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

With tickets ($7-$9)

The Darryl Atwell Collection of African-American Art


Collector Darryl Atwell’s curated exhibition of African-American art. The rise of a race.

January 2 to 22, 2018

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

With tickets ($7-$9)

Open Mic Night-Talent Show Edition


An open-mic night to test your waters in singing, poetry, comedy or music. A Perfect holiday gathering for witty minds.

January 4, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Beatties Ford Road Branch

Open to all

Susan Grossman: City Moments


using mediums of charcoal and pastel artist Susan Grossman showcases drawings rendering into cityscapes.

January 6, 2018

Jerald Melberg Gallery

Open to all

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (29th December to 4th January)

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