Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #25

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Charlotte has been having wonderfully enriching weeks filled with lot of cultural confluences and creative events. This week is no different. Some wonderful music events, theatre programs and arts events are lined up for every charlottean to experience and enrich herself. The weekend brings with it the festive flavour of Christmas, as it marks the beginning of December. We are sure creativity inclined citizens will appreciate visiting these events spread across the city.

The 25th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is dedicated to Don Gibson. Born in Shelby, North Carolina, Gibson is among the most loved singer and songwriter of America. He has ruled the music charts for almost two decades from mid 50’s to mid 70’s, with chart-busters like “Oh Lonesome me”, “Blue Blue Day”, “There’s a Story goin’ round” and many more. His consistent popularity and songwriting art got his a space in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also referred as ‘The Sad Poet’ as most of his songs are about lonesomeness and expressions of love. His most famous song “I can’t stop loving you”, holds a unique credential of being among the song with most cover versions. As much as 700 artists have recorded this single, which includes notable artists like Ray Charles and UB40. The authorities of North Carolina honoured the artist by establishing a top class music hall and naming it ‘Don Gibson Theatre’.

 

Things to Do In Charlotte

 

Atkins Library’s Book Sale

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Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte will offer for sale over 8,000 duplicate and carefully selected items including academic monographs, paperbacks, children’s literature, K-12 teacher kits, LPs, DVDs, and more.

December 1, 2017

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library

Open for all

 

Art Crawl featuring Andrea Engelhardt

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Join Magnolia Emporium for a fun-filled evening at the Historic South End for Gallery Crawl with self-proclaimed artist Andrea Guice Engelhardt.

December 1, 2017

Magnolia Emporium

Open for all

 

Jazz at the Bechtler: Jingle Bell Jazz

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Start your holiday season with a treat of Jazz music, as the Ziad Jazz Quartet presents Jingle Bell Jazz wherein they are going to play Classic holiday favourites.

December 1, 2017

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

With tickets, $ 8-14

 

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night

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Celebrating Dia de las Velitas – The Day of the Candles,  Enjoy four hours of African, Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance social where one can participate and also get enriched through other art activities.

December 1, 2017

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets, $ 9-12

 

King of the Mountain 50k

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A race for hikers and nature lovers at the King’s Mountain State Park the trail is full of elevation change throughout the course. The best part of this race is the isolation.

December 2, 2017

Kings Mountain State Park

With tickets, $ 80

 

The Jazzy Holiday Gala

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In the cool holiday season join at Gantt Center for musical delight in their Jazz Gala.

December 2, 2017

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

With tickets, $ 250

 

The Jazz Room: Holiday Celebration Piano Night

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Spend your evening with Charlotte region’s most gifted jazz pianists in the jazz room event.

December 5, 2017

Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

With tickets, $ 25

 

Paint on the Patio

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Take a rest from a busy schedule of the season and give yourself a treat of art and make a beautiful painting with the help of experts.

December 6, 2017

Billy Graham Library

With tickets, $ 30

 

JD McPherson w/ Charley Crockett

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A live music concert in visulite, Charlotte city.

December 6, 2017

Visulite Theatre

With tickets, $ 14

 

Gondwana

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Enjoy the musical treat with the band who also is the first group of reggae of Chile and one of the first in South America.

December 10, 2017

Visulite Theatre

With tickets, $ 20-25

 

A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (1st December to 7th December)

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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