Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #40

What’s to look forward to this week in Charlotte? American jazz singer Jeremy Davenport and iconic comedian Louie Anderson come to Charlotte, along with two engaging film festivals. 


This week, local creators from Charlotte have brought out an excellent concert with trumpeter Jeremy Davenport on the music of Frank Sinatra. Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, and Indian classical music virtuosos Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Aditya Kalyanpur, will take the stage elsewhere this week. Or you can opt for a leisurely evening spent painting art while sipping wine. Two film festivals take to the city, one centred on the theme of mountains, and the other on Asian films. There is also a ballet performance, dance performances by students of UNC and an art workshop for children. Take your family to these events and support these incredibly talented artists!

This week, we’ve drawn our creative inspiration from Michael Houser, lead guitarist of the band Widespread Panic, who was popularly called Mikey. The band often shared songwriting credits with him as he hugely contributed towards drafting iconic songs like Airplane, The Waker, Impossible, Vacation and others. Featured in 4 live albums with the band, his 16-year long musical journey was captured in chords through his single albums Door Harp and Sandbox. The stirring sound of his strings will forever reverberate in the ears of his fans.

Look out for the best events this week:

Bechtler By Night: Paint ‘N Sip


Explore your creativity on canvas! Learn painting skills with art virtuosos, accompanied with some munchies. This is part of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s efforts to offer free admission and gallery activities from 5PM – 9PM on the third Friday of each month.

March 16

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts

Open to all

The JAZZ ROOM: Jeremy Davenport sings Frank Sinatra


A jazzy musical tribute by trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport to the 20th century iconic singer Frank Sinatra.

March 16 to 17, 2018

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets

Louie Anderson


Two time Emmy Award-winning humorist Louie Anderson comes to the city of Charlotte to perform.

March 16

McGlohon Theatre

With tickets ($25-$55)



Aarohan School of Music’s 8th Annual Music Recital includes an Indian classical music concert with Grammy award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Aditya Kalyanpur.

March 17

Dana Auditorium, Queens University

With Tickets

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Originated in Banff, Alberta, the spectacular film festival screens iconic films based on the thrill of life in the mountains.

March 17 to 18

Blumenthal Performing Arts

With tickets ($13.50)

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Charlotte Ballet’s The Most Incredible Thing


Appreciated in London, the fairytale pop ballet by Pet Shop Boys comes to Charlotte.

March 18

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($25)

Free Teen Clay Workshop


A clay workshop for teens, where they can texture and decorate slabs to make plates. The final products will be fired, glazed and fired at Clayworks, and will be brought back to the library in three weeks’ time.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Independence Regional Branch

March 20, 2018

Open to all

Untold Stories: Building a Glass Collection at the Toledo Museum of Art


Diane Wright, Curator of Glass & Decorative Arts at Mint Museum Randolph, will talk about the glass collection in the museum.

March 21, 2018

Mint Museum Randolph

Open to all

Spring Dance Concert


Students of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina,  will dance to the works of artists Netta Yerushalmy and Marcus White.

March 22 to 25, 2018

Anne R. Belk Theater at UNC Charlotte

With tickets ($8-$18)

Charlotte Asian Film Festival


Charlotte’s only film festival that screens films from Asia, comes with its second edition.

March 23-25 2018

UNC Charlotte

With Tickets

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 16th to 22nd March. Be sure not to miss out!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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