Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #31

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The Charlotte Art Weekly’s 31st Edition Comes to Spark up Your Week with Creativity

The New Year’s eve and festive spirit might have diminished now, but the citizens can expect some exciting events in various pockets of the city. Visual art exhibitions, musical concerts, theatricals and thought-provoking talk shows are just a few of them mentioned in our 31st Charlotte Art Weekly.

Musician George Hege Hamilton IV is our inspiration for the 30th Charlotte Art Weekly. As a 1950s teen idol, Hege’s record “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” grew to become a chart-topper and reached till the gold record status. Later he turned into country music but was a less hit in the UK as compared to his popularity in America. His some of the most famous records have been “Before This Day Ends”, “Abilene”, and “Break My Mind”. The country songster has been featured in the North Carolina Hall of Fame and received several accolades for his contribution to the American music fraternity.

Things to Do In Charlotte

This week’s most creative and enriching events:

 

A Simplified Life Book Tour

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An opportunity to meet author Emily Ley and get your A Simplified Life book signed by her

January 12, 2018

Swoozie’s Charlotte

Open to all

 

Charlotte Symphony: John Williams Unlimited

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From Superman to Indian Jones celebrate the 50 years Hollywood legacy of actor John Williams at the special screenings

January 12 to 13, 2018

Belk Theatre

Entry with tickets ($19)

 

Mr Popper’s Penguins

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A musical theatre based on the classic comic book Mr Popper’s Penguins

January 12 to 28, 2018

Wells Fargo Playhouse

Entry with tickets ($12 onwards)

 

The InkBlot Slam

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An opportunity to flaunt your wordsmith skills at a poetry recital. Chits will be drawn to select the poets, and the best one would win a prize

January 13, 2017

The Fresh Shop

Entry with tickets ($10)

 

Community Jazz Series

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The community jazz series continues to celebrate the art of jazz with David Pankey Trio and Judith Porter and her friends

January 14, 2018

The Haid Theater – Belmont Abbey College

Entry with tickets (Donations above $10 are accepted)

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The symbol of humanitarian Martin Luther King Jr will be remembered for storytelling and crafts

January 15, 2018

Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville

Entry with tickets

 

Susan Brenner: The State of Things

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A guided tour to Susan Brenner’s state of the art abstract paintings

January 17, 2018

Rowe Art Gallery

open to all

 

Phantom of the Opera

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Cameron Mackintosh’s life-sized opera performance with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade

January 17 to 28, 2018

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Entry with tickets ($25)

 

Lecture Series: Historic Survivors!

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Know the best plants for your garden and wildlife in a discourse by Wing Haven Garden Manager Ginny Barr

January 18, 2018

Wing Haven, Elizabeth Lawrence’s Garden

Entry with tickets ($25-$35)

 

Coffee & Conversation with Marek Ranis

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get in talks with artist Marek Ranis as he reflects how his recent series is relevant to the previous 2D, 3D and video projects

January 20, 2018

New Gallery of Music Art

Open to all

 

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (12th January to 18th January)

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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