Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #46

This week in Charlotte, don’t miss a much-adored musical on Peter Pan and an interaction on racism in America with 2016’s National Book Award-Winner Ibram X. Kendi. Families can look forward to International Astronomy Day and the 2018 Spring Carnival. 

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This week’s featured events in Creative Yatra’s Charlotte Art Weekly are inclined heavily towards music but, as always, there is something for everyone. Literature enthusiasts can meet a nationally awarded author, while creative people can look forward to painting art with friends. A belly dance show, spring carnival and experimental theatre are all lined up to regale crowds. Also be on the lookout for an art exhibition by Israeli artists, movies and programmes on the theme of astronomy and various other creative events.

Our 46th Art Weekly draws its inspiration from American sculptor Selma Burke (1900-1995). Burke was an integral part of the Harlem Renaissance movement during the 1920s, which was a period of time that marked a “rebirth” of African-American contribution to the arts. She is renowned for creating a bas-relief sculpture of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, which later inspired the outline of Roosevelt on the dime. Often remembered as the “people’s sculptor”, she contributed significantly towards public art by drawing portraits of important African-American personalities. As a teacher, she inspired many artists. Her artworks, today, are part of the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Peter Pan Jr.

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The 60-year-old Tony Award-winning musical on Peter Pan comes to Charlotte. Explore a world full of fun, magic and fairies.

Armour Street Theatre

April 22 to 29, 2018

01:00 PM04:00 PM07:00 PM

With tickets ($12)

Israeli Art Show & Gala

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Over 100 Israeli artists are presenting their original artworks made in oil paints, watercolour, lithographs and etching techniques.

Temple Israel

April 26 to 29, 2018

09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Exhibition is open for all, Gala: with tickets ($36-180)

International Astronomy Day

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Watch astronomic movies like One World, One Sky and Back to the Moon under a full dome and participate in other astronomy-themed programmes.

Discovery Place Nature

April 28, 2018

9:00 AM

With tickets (Included with Museum admission)

2018 Spring Carnival

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Enjoy carnival games, prizes, arts/crafts, face painting and music at this family-friendly spring carnival.

Symphony Park, South Park

April 29, 2018

2:00 PM

Open for all

Spirit of the Dance Recital 2018

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An annual recital by various groups of belly dancers and students.

Pease Auditorium at CPCC

April 29, 2018

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

With tickets ($15)

Songs of Poetry and Romance with Matthew Manwarren and Jeffrey Price

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Matthew Manwarren performs a selection of Broadway music and chamber music pieces on the piano, with soloist Jeffrey Price.

Center for the Arts (a branch of Arts Council of York County)

April 29, 2018

3:00 PM

With tickets ($15-$25)

Trap & Paint

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Enjoy trap music and karaoke while painting, in what is considered to be Charlotte’s best ‘Paint and Sip’ event. Beverages and food to be brought by participants.

City Art Room, LLC

Until April 30, 2018

Timings vary according to date

With tickets ($20-$30)

TAUK w/ The Fritz

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Enjoy American jazz music with the band Tauk, in a collaborative performance featuring the progressive rock band The Fritz.

Visulite Theatre

May 2, 2018

8:00 PM

With tickets ($14-$18)

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Author Talk: Ibram X. Kendi

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Winner of the National Book Award for Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, author Ibram X. Kendi will be talking about racism in America.

Levine Museum of the New South

May 3, 2018

5:30 PM

With tickets ($8-$15)

Zindagi Express

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Zindagi Xpress is a beautiful play that explores the emotional bond between a daughter and a mother.

For Tickets write to: ritusdance@gmail.com

Ovens Auditorium

May 5, 2018

4.00 PM to 7.00 PM

With Tickets ($10 – $20)

 

It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 27th April to 3rd May. Be sure not to miss out!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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