Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #33


Good news, The Chick-Fil-A restaurant was serving free breakfast to the Queen City residents on Tuesday! Better story, the Charlotte Art Weekly has come up with its 33rd edition with some of the city’s most creative and enticing events. The Forbes has named Charlotte in its Best Places for Business and Careers, but it is not just the economic factor that is augmenting every minute in the city. The citizens of Charlotte are every day striving to give the residents of the town an enthrallingly creative experience through thought-provoking exhibitions, soulful concerts, and mindful gatherings.

Lensman Isaiah Rice is the core inspiration behind the 33rd edition of CAW. The Ashville born African American photographer who had previously served in the World War II and worked in the Works Progress Administration during the times of the Great Depression. He has thoroughly documented the people of his neighbourhood and has been critically acclaimed for signifying Black Appalachian Society with his perspective. The photographer loved to comprise the elements of his milieu, and the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection archives are available to glance online at the UNC Asheville’s Special Collections.

Charlotte’s best events for this week

Conversation with Regine Bechtler


Know the work process and inspirations of artist Regine Bechtler

January 26, 2018

New Gallery of Modern Art

Open to all

Mint Museum Mammography Day


Get your annual mammogram while visiting the exhibitions at Mint Museum

January 27, 2018

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Open to all



Academy Award Winning silent film Wings to be screened, with Ethan Uslan’s original score

January 27, 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library

Open to all

Abstracta Evenings


Groove your evenings with some pumping electronic music

January 27, 2018

Crown Station

With tickets ($5)



A play for children narrating the story of a balloon and an old man

January 28, 2018

Wells Fargo Playhouse

With tickets ($12)

The Birdland All-Stars Featuring Tommy Igoe


A jazz corner featuring some of the best melodies of David Bowie, The Police, Steely Dan and various other artists

January 30, 2018

McGlohon Theatre

With tickets ($19.50)

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice


Relive your childhood and enter the world of Disney, but with a twist of ice

January 31 to February 4, 2018

Bojangles’ Coliseum

With tickets

Documentary Premiere: Orangeburg, 50 Years Later


Documentary screening of Orangeburg, 50 Years Later; a movie on the murder of African American people who wanted to integrate an all-white bowling alley at South Carolina State University

February 1, 2018

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

Open to all

One day Oil Portrait Painting Workshop with Mark Gucciardi


Learn the aesthetics of oil painting with artist Mark Gucciardi

February 4, 2018

The North Carolina Academy of Art

With tickets ($150)

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (26th January to 1st February)

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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