Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #34

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The 34th Charlotte Art Weekly is Featuring Original Creative Events of The City.

There are a lot of things happening in the city of Charlotte currently! The war veterans are being asked to remove the American flag hanging near their home, and the rains are expected to hit the town yet again accompanying with the cold breeze of January. But this portal is not just to talk about the public problems and weather; we are here to help you borrow maximum creative inspiration out of this week. Through the Charlotte Art Weekly‘s 34th edition we will expose you to photography exhibitions, visual art display, musical concerts, theatricals, performing art events, and various creative happenings occurring at your neighbourhood organised by your neighbours. Our motto is to help you get out of the Netflix binge-watching activity and consume more vivid content live.

This week we talk about the celebrated philanthropist and American tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke. He is the founder of Trinity College which was later famously titled as The Duke University. The man along with his brother began humbly with two mules and some old stored reserved tobacco on his father’s farm, and after years of hardship they eventually introduced the world to modern cigarettes and established the Duke Power company. Duke almost donated half of his wealth to The Duke Endowment as a philanthropic activity, which is now used toward education, helping retired pastors, healthcare, and churches.

 

This week’s best of the best events:

 

Charlotte Westie Fest 2018

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Learn the grooves of Shag, Latin, Kizomba/Zouk, Ballroom and Blues

February 1 to 5, 2018

With tickets ($10-$119)

Hilton Charlotte University Place

 

Sozo Gallery Presents: Unspoken

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View the next generation of folk art with Hequembourg, who displays the dark side of the American history

February 2, 2018

Open to all

Sozo Gallery

 

An American in Paris

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A musical and literary full evening with Copland’s Old American Songs and Mark O’Connor’s Americana Symphony

February 2 to 3, 2018

With tickets ($30-$150)

Belk Theatre

 

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night

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Black history month celebration through music, dance, visual art, and cultural activities

February 2, 2018

With tickets ($9-12)

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Centre for the Arts

 

Artist Talk: An Intimate Discussion led by Angie Chandler

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In a brief discussion with artist Aaron Hequembourg

February 3, 2018

Open to all

Sozo Gallery

 

Susan Brenner, The State of Things

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Artist and retired professor Susan Brenner showcases her artworks on the theme of body, which is a combination of painting, photography, and drawing

February 7, 2018

Open to all

Rowe Arts at UNC Charlotte

 

Storm Proof Your Older Trees

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Know the storm-proofing and retention of old trees with Patrick George of Heartwood Tree Services

February 8, 2018

With tickets ($25-$35)

Wing Haven Education Building

 

The Child in Southern Literature and Film

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A literary gathering featuring scholars of The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts and Letters in the South

February 8, 2018

Open to all

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

 

The White Buffalo w/ Andrea Davidson

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A musical evening featuring guitarist The White Buffalo and Andrea Davidson

February 11, 2018

With tickets ($16-20)

Visualite Theatre

 

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (2nd February to 8th February)

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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