Things to do in Charlotte NC | Charlotte Art Weekly #8

Charlotte Art Weekly’s 8th edition is all that you need to get enriched this week

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Why should we go to watch a play, attend a musical concert, visit an art show or be a part of the listeners at a literary gathering? In a time when best of the best television soaps and movies are available just a click away, why should we take the pain to go to our neighbourhood and be a part of the creative movement? The answer is simple when you visit such an enriching happening; you meet people of the same taste, who consume the archetypal content of the mundane with a twist. You take the effort out of your comfort zone, invest your time, patience and energy to absorb the experience and move beyond the title of an ‘attendee’ to turn into a connoisseur. The 8th Charlotte Art Weekly is here to help you in developing an aesthete in you, by introducing you to the most heartening events of this week.

The pinch of history makes the overall Charlotte Art Weekly a delightful piece, transforming it from an infographic that reflects city activities to a post that reminds Charlotte’s integral heritage and tradition. This week we have borrowed inspiration from James Lee Barrett, a North Carolinian screenwriter, producer and writer, who wrote award winning titles like Shenandoah, The Green Berets, Smokey and The Bandit and 1965 epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told. Born in Charlotte Barrett graduated from the Anderson University and served as a US Marine Corp before the telecasting of his first work in The Murder of a Sand Flea, 1957. Barret received various accolades for his contribution to the American Television Industry and left for the heavenly abode in 1989 before witnessing his last work, In The Heat Of The Night, become one of America’s all-time chart topper.

Things to do in Charlotte NC

These events will quench your supplement for this week’s creativity quota:

Gillian Welch: Harrow & the Harvest Tour


The extended musical tour of The Harvest Tour by Gillian Welch is coming to Charlotte, do not miss to groove, with the right partner.

August 4, 2017

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Entry with Tickets ($37.5 Onwards)

For more information visit here

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night


Groove the Africa style: A dance evening with African, Afro-Cuban, Latin-American music, food and a lot of fun.

August 4, 2017

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

Entry with Tickets ($9-$12)

For more information visit here

Bon Odori Japanese Festival 2017


The 33rd Japanese festival of Bon Odori is here with Japan’s ethnic food, culture, crafts, arts and traditions.

August 5, 2017

Wells Fargo Atrium and Plaza

Free Entry

For more information visit here

The Double Trouble Magic Show


A magic show for the whole family, where you do not want to miss the start.

August 5, 2017

Comfort Suites Northlake

Entry with Tickets ($10-$20)

For more information visit here

Scarface Performing Live


Famous hip-hop artist Scarface to present his melodies at Charlotte this weekend, heavens for the rap fans!

August 6, 2017, & August 7, 2017


Entry with Tickets ($25-$35)

For more information visit here

Ceramics Pottery Camps


Try your hands this week on crafts and turn some great clay into beautiful pots with this multidimensional artistry workshop.

August 7, 2017, to August 11, 2017

McDowell Arts Center

Entry with Tickets ($165-$175)

For more information visit here

Artist Lecture: Jeff Whetstone


Know the sciences of art and current projects of Jeff Whetstone, a celebrated artist and the professor at The University of North Carolina.

August 9, 2017

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

Free Entry

For more information visit here

Wyclef Jean Live at the Neighborhood Theatre


Former Grammy winning musician Wyclef Jean, with a sneak peak of their Carnival III

August 10, 2017

Neighbourhood Theatre

Entry with Tickets ($32-$42)

For more information visit here

Back Alley Film Series – Dave Made a Maze


Movie screening of a comedy drama Dave Made a Maze by the Charlotte Film Society.

August 10, 2017

C3 Lab

Entry with Tickets ($5-$10)

For more information visit here


A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (4th to 10th August)

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