Things to do in Charlotte NC | Charlotte Art Weekly #9

Charlotte Art Weekly is Here With its 9th edition!


Missed out to spot the Bigfoot in the northwest of Charlotte, not a problem, we have a rather more enriching, satisfying and confirm news for you. The 9th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is featuring almost everything that a creative soul requires for a living. With fantastic movie screenings, visual art exhibitions and short workshops, super groovy musical nights, open mic opportunities for budding artists, story narration evenings, photography events and cultural meetups the week is ideal for every creativity enthusiast to enhance his/her cultural literacy. It is indeed necessary to engage in live events and increase the communal harmony this is the only way to make sure, that the age of technology is not just building communities on social media and neighborhood thousands of miles away. Let us go there and illustrate them our passion for staying connected with the roots.

The 9th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is dedicated to the life and work of Don W King, a prolific American writer and a social activist. Born in 1942, King was formerly a journalist at Charlotte Observer daily and later co-founded the Queen City Quordinators an organisation primarily working for the rights of the LGBT community in America and then became the editor of QCQ’s newsletter called Q Notes. Rights Warrior King was awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the community and played a major role in organising the first Gay Pride Parade in Charlotte. He left for the heavenly abode in 2014 due to cancer, but his work still reminds about his presence amongst his adorers.

Things to do in Charlotte NC

This Week’s Dose of Creativity has Been Organized By:

Best of Open Mic Celebration


Experiment with your skills as a songster or melody composer at this event, or participate as a listener to appreciate the talent around.

August 11, 2017

McGlohon Theatre

Free Entry

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Mary Chapin Carpenter


Grammy award winning Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform her best songs from her 14 album catalogue at the music concert.

August 11, 2017

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Entry with Tickets ($45)

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Paint Session at Rocky River Vineyard


Come and Paint in the Vineyard while sipping some of the finest wines available in Charlotte.

August 13, 2017

Rocky River Vineyard

Entry with Tickets ($35)

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show


A note for note perfectionist band performing in the Pink Floyd genre songs since 1988, coming to Charlotte to make people groove.

August 13, 2017

Belk Theater

Entry with Tickets ($19.50)

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The Classic Black Cinema Series – Bronze Buckaroo


Showcasing the classic Black Cinema series and commenting with critical views on it by curator Felix Curtis.

August 13, 2017

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

Entry With Tickets ($5-$9)

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Story time for children. An opportunity for them to learn about the history and culture of Charlotte creatively.

August 16, 2017

Levine Museum of the New South

Free Entry

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Color & Jazz


Groove and colours at one place, relish the fun of colouring along with the tunes of saxophonist LTrain Brantley and Company

August 17, 2017

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

Free Entry

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Third Thursdays: Imbibe + Inspire Tour (August)


A private and curated tour by Andrea Sprott at Elizabeth Lawrence’s botanical garden.

August 17, 2017

Wing Haven

Entry With Tickets ($20-$25)

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Photography and the Art of Seeing Garden Exploration


Develop an eye for nature through your lenses. Join the photography workshop at UNCC Botanical garden to get intimate with natural beauty and visual art.

August 19, 2017

Ciel Gallery

Entry With Tickets ($53)

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A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (11th to 17th August)

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