Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #30


New Year Wishes to the City from Charlotte Art Weekly’s 30th Edition

The coldest three days stretch in 22 years has been faced by North Carolina’s most eventful city Charlotte. The Winter Storm Grayson has impacted the weather with an intolerable breeze, but the spirits of American enthusiasts can meltdown any cold atmosphere to transform it into a celebration of vivacity. This time we are celebrating the 30th week of Charlotte Art Weekly, a schedule for the enthusiastic citizens of Charlotte, who never want to settle for less experientially. Let us all begin 2018 with some art, photography, theatrical, musical concerts, thoughtful talks and everything that helps you gain enrichment and not just entertainment.

Our this week’s inspiration has been borrowed from wordsmith and adroit rhymester Fred Chappell, who has served at the University of North Carolina as an English professor for more than four decades. Born in Canton, NC in 1936 the former Poet Laureate of North Carolina had Duke University as his alma mater. His most celebrated work is the Dagon Novel, which was honoured with the best foreign book of the year made him win the Prix de Meilleur des Livres Etrangers, the Bollingen Prize, and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Things to Do In Charlotte

SOCO Dialogues: Contemporary Photography in Mexico


A contemporary photography show showcasing culture, people and landscapes of Mexico

January 5, 2017

SOCO Gallery

Open to all



January 5, 2017

Kenny Nguyen’s solo exhibition showcases a meditative aspect of abstract art.

Sozo Gallery

Open to all

January Gallery Crawl


A high note visual art exhibition showcasing New Year special artworks.

January 5, 2017

Historic South End

Open to all

Charlotte Symphony: VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS


The musical concert of dynamic violinist Aisslinn Nosky

January 5 to 6, 2017

Belk Theater

Entry with Tickets ($46-$211)

Family First Presented by Novant Health: The Making of Crown


Creators of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut are invited to nourish young creators, painters and writers

January 6, 2017

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

Entry with Tickets (various prices)

CrowdPlay Events Residency


Comedy show of Julie J, a local artist whose show shouldn’t be missed out at all.

January 9, 2017

The Comedy Zone

Open with registrations

2018 Readings with Jessica Mangum


A must go for all spiritual seekers. Healer Jessica Mangum will help you live with well-being through her reading

January 10, 2018

Sanctuary Imports

Entry with Tickets ($45-$80)

Expressions of Portraiture, Public Reception


Eight artists at one show, displaying the art of making portraits with individual aesthetics.

January 11 to February 11, 2017

Center for the Arts (branch of Arts Council of York County

Open to all

Nothing Fake About It: Responsible Reporting in a New Media World


A panel discussion with journalistic approach featuring media delegates like Judith Barriga, Reporter, Steve Crump, Ann Doss Helms, Erik Spanberg, and Herb White

January 11, 2017

Levine Museum of the New South

Entry with Tickets ($10)

Boy Named Banjo


A music concert of the real American style band mainly casting the genre of country music.

January 13, 2017

Visulite Theatre

Entry with Tickets ($12-$16)


A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (5th January to 11th January)

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