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HAYDEN CHILDRESS

Stage Door Theater 155 N. College St., Charlotte, NC

“You’ve seen rabbits pulled out of hats … now see hats pulled out of rabbits.” This cryptic claim is made by Charlotte-based magician Hayden Childress, who studied sleight of hand at the age of 10 before launching his professional career at 16. The modern magician and mentalist, who was featured on the latest season of Penn …

$25

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE: FOLLOW YOUR HEART GUIDED GALLERY TOURS

Mint Museum Uptown 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Portraiture forms the bedrock of Mint Uptown’s American Art gallery. The museum’s collection includes portraits by leading artists including Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Sully, and subjects range from historical figures to children. More recent portraits reside in Mint Uptown’s Modern and Contemporary collection. Who better to present these paintings of memorable personalities than indelible personality …

Free

‘PUFFS’

Stage Door Theater 155 N. College St., Charlotte, NC

For every Sylvester Stallone, there’s a Frank Stallone; for every Groucho Marx a Zeppo — people shunted out of the spotlight because everyone is focused on the stars. Charlotte’s newest theater impresarios Proxymoran Productions present the story of the under-appreciated Puffs. For seven years, Harry Potter went to a wizard school and conquered evil. Puffs …

$15

THE LEGACY OF AFRICAN DRUMS

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC

Gantt’s Family First series connects with the roots of African-American expression through traditional African drumming. Guiding participants through the history and impact of African drums is Drums 4 Life, launched by Kojo Bey, who has performed and taught African drumming as a healing art for 20 years. Bey believes the power of the drum is …

$10

Free For All Burlesque Birthday Bash

Tommy's Pub 3124 Eastway Dr Suite 710, Charlotte, NC

Burlesque and Variety show at Tommy's Pub presented by Tool Chest Productions featuring performances by Anita Tool, Shirley Sweet, Marina Del Rey, Caza Blanca, Meredith Sparkles, Topper O'Toole & Richard Picture. No Cover Charge - Tips Appreciated.

Free

“From Refugees to Slave Traders: The Transformation of the Westo”

Native American Studies Center 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC

In the mid-17th century the Rickohockan Indians settled at the Falls of the James River briefly. After battling the English and the Pamunkey, they negotiated a trade deal, changed their name to Westo, and settled along the Savannah River. Their move introduced guns and Native slaving in the Southeast, and had far-reaching consequences. This talk will present the ethnohistoric evidence for the Westo and contextualize their action in a changing colonial economic sphere.

Free

“From Catawba to Contemporary – Pottery and Ceramic Arts from the SC State Museum’s Collection”

Native American Studies Center 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC

Please join Paul Matheny, Director of Collections at the SC State Museum for an in-depth look behind the scenes of the museum’s extensive pottery collection. This presentation will provide information about the museum’s historic and contemporary Catawba pottery collection, historic Edgefield and Upstate, SC stoneware and contemporary ceramic arts produced by studio artists in our state today.

Free