Charlotte Events


Climates of Inequality

Levine Museum of the New South 401 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
In partnership with UNC Charlotte's Public History program and the Charlotte Teachers Institute, Climates of Inequality is coming to Levine Museum of the New South from May 6 to September 8, 2023. Within the traveling exhibition of multimedia stories from across North and South America, a featured exhibition, "Climate Refugees in the City of Creeks," explores histories of environmental change, displacement, and migration in Charlotte. Showcasing voices and artwork of students, teachers, and community members.

International Noir: ‘Nine Queens’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Two small-time swindlers set out to scam a collector with a rare sheet of stamps called the nine queens. Nothing, however, is what it seems in this tricky Argentinian heist caper. Director Fabien Bielinsky carefully pieces together a puzzle of layered cons and mind fucks, only to grab the puzzle box, throw it against the wall, and start all over. With outstanding characterizations and a coolly efficient style, Bielinsky pulls the rug out from under...

Paramore, Bloc Party, Genesis Owusu

Spectrum Center 333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC, United States
Precocious teenaged pop punks Paramore became Warped Tour staples after its 2005 debut LP ‘All We Know Is Falling,’. Eighteen years later, the band has abandoned its signature proto-emo mall rock for the jagged, sinister sounds of post punk circa 2000. Vocalist Hayley Williams retains her rangy, ferocious singing though. Speaking of 2000s post punk, tour mates Bloc Party are the real deal, hooky eclectic art punks who inspired Paramore.

What Is It Going To Take? Behind Crimmigration

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | South Blvd Branch 4429 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC, United States
In recent years, dozens of counties in North Carolina have partnered with federal law enforcement in the criminalization of immigration—what many have dubbed “crimmigration.” Most recently, back in discussion for the third time in four years is NC legislators’ attempt to codify into state law that sheriffs collaborate with ICE, a requirement otherwise voluntary under federal law. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Felicia Arriaga as she discusses her new and timely book Behind

Musica Da Camera

Tate Recital Hall, Central Piedmont Community College 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States
Opera Carolina and Chamber Music for All create an intimate and thrilling evening, Musica da Camera, featuring Shostakovich's Seven Romances and Poems by Alexander Blok, Verdi's String Quartet, Schubert's art songs, and much more! The concert experience is led by CSO concertmaster Calin Lupanu and Opera Carolina's resident company artists—purchase tickets online to reserve your seats.

Ashlyn Uribe, Bruce Hazel & John William Harrell, Solis

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
With powerful vocals, bright production and sensual yet raw lyrics, Ashlyn Uribe stakes a foothold in a genre of irresistible tunes that mirror her listeners’ lofty hopes, deepest dreams and harrowing disappointments. Hazel (Temperance League) and Harrell (Hectorina) cross the crooning cool of Harry Nilsson with the enthusiastic creep factor of a sideshow carnival barker. It’s always great to hear Leonardo and Kellie Solis' band SOLLIS' dark, often winsome brand of dreamlike electronic pop.

‘Empire of the Dark’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
The convoluted plot of actor/director Steve Barkett’s shoestring-budgeted action epic ‘Empire of the Dark’ involves pan-dimensional Satanists and a Ray Harryhausen-styled stop-motion demon. A private detective searching for a killer comes across a satanic cult from another dimension, monsters called up from hell and murderous ninja assassins. Barkett’s scatter-shot yet entertaining effort brings back a lost world of gung ho micro-budgeted 1990s moviemaking.
During the pandemic, photographer Titus Brooks Heagins launched a mentorship program to address the lack of resources offered to Black photographers. In its second year, the program spotlights eight emerging Black female photographers: Mariah Tyes, Trinity Thompson, Lisa Brown, Veronica C. Rushton,  Merisa Ari, Deven Talford, Brittani Taylor and Daija Peeler. Black Gaze: Through a Woman’s Eyes kicks off with a reception that includes a meet and greet.

‘Empire of the Dark’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
The convoluted plot of actor/director Steve Barkett’s shoestring-budgeted action epic ‘Empire of the Dark’ involves pan-dimensional Satanists and a Ray Harryhausen-styled stop-motion demon. A private detective searching for a killer comes across a satanic cult from another dimension, monsters called up from hell and murderous ninja assassins. Barkett’s scatter-shot yet entertaining effort brings back a lost world of gung ho micro-budgeted 1990s moviemaking.

The Graes

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
Wilmington duo CJ and Cassie Grae found they were musically as well as romantically compatible, and launched their act while planning their wedding. In the warm folk confessional “Reagan’s Dream,” the couple’s enfolding harmonies part for soaring vocal solos that entwine with CJ’s rippling acoustic in an enraptured chorus, “Your gravity pulls me in.”  The duo is hosting this rendition of Find Your Muse Open Mic.

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre 000 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, United States
After his legendary Raleigh-based garage-rock group Whiskeytown fizzled in the late ’90s, songwriting genius Ryan Adams embraced alt-country stability with The Cardinals. Throughout the 2000s, Adams alternated the Cardinals with a solo career that brought him mainstream fame amid tabloid infamy. Now, Adams and The Cardinals are back, a bit less country this time around.

An Evening of Jacques Brel Songs

The VAPA Center 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
Charlotte’s Off-Broadway is taking audiences back to 1973 with its next production, a groovy evening of Jacques Brel songs inspired by Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, featuring an outstanding cast of Charlotte stars: Tim Bradley, K. Alana Jones, Joe McCourt and Lindsey Schroeder. SPECIAL PROMOS: Wed May 31 at 7:30pm is the Preview/’Pay What You Can’ performance, and the Thurs, June 1, 8 p.m. performance is ‘Buy One Get One’...

‘Jacques Brel’

The VAPA Center 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
Inspired by the 1960s hit stage presentation ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,’ a musical revue featuring the sophisticated storytelling tunes of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel, Charlotte’s Off-Broadway’s ‘Jacques Brel’ transports audiences back to a stylish and groovy evening in 1973, with a cast of Charlotte stars performing the works of the master of modern chanson.

Jive Talk, Monsoon

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
With a sound pitched between surf rock and new-wave-besotted early aughts bands like The Killers, Nashville-based theatrical rock band Jive Talk goes big onstage with a scenery chewing live set that draws on the kinetic moves and oversized clothes of ‘Stop Making Sense’–era Talking Heads. Athens, Georgia duo Monsoon is an indie-rock outfit that weaves together unorthodox styles to create music that dips between the conscious and subconscious.

Empanada Festival, Havana Night

Camp North End 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC, United States
After being rescheduled twice already due to inclement weather, the Empanada Festival finally kicks off in Camp North End’s Ford Building, featuring the original hot pockets in whatever style you crave: meat, vegetarian, fried, baked, flour, corn. Then make your way over to the Boileryard and NoDa Company Store Canteen for traditional Cuban music, food and dancing as part of Carlotan Talents' Havana Night.

Decked Out – Skateboard Art Show

The VAPA Center 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
1313 & OBRA Collective present Decked Out a skateboard art show. All decks, no canvas. Proceeds help fund the new Kilborne skate park. The opening will be Sat 3rd from 6pm - 10pm inside the OBRA Collective gallery, located inside the  VAPA Center. There will also be viewing/skate event in the VAPA Center parking lot for GO SKATE DAY Wed June 21st from Noon - 4pm

Unwed Sailor, Thousand Dollar Movie, Of Sinking Ships

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
No vocalists allowed for this evening of primo instrumental rock. On Unwed Sailor’s latest album, ‘Mute The Charm,’ Johnathan Ford shares his love for ’80s pop tunes like “London Fog,” in which digitized guitar sounds recall the opening of U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name,” while Ford’s fluid bass summons memories of New Order. Unwed Sailor is a primary influence on Charlotte post-rock outfit Thousand Dollar Movie, and Brooklyn’s Of Sinking Ships craft sweeping...

Augmented Reality Fundamentals: Enhance Your Art

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC, United States
In this class, tailored for artists and facilitated by Charlotte native Lusenii Kromah, participants learn how to use augmented reality (AR) technology to enhance their art and bring their creations to life. Classwork includes experimenting with AR software, 3D models, 3D software and animation tools while receiving personalized feedback from Kromah, who's built a career working for companies that range from successful startups to institutions like Adobe and Twitter. No prior experience is required.

Sam Morril

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Fast-rising comic Sam Morril can be lethal with his dry and dark punchlines, peppering a stand-up set that encompasses fucked-up fairy tales, biting social commentary and surreal conceptual stuff like comparing condom wearing to volunteer work, wondering if murderers critique each other’s work, and reminiscing on his friendship with a vigilante. New York native Morril offers a night of trenchant stand-up that’s not quite right in the head.

‘Wild at Heart’ & ‘Mulholland Drive’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
To coincide with screenings of Alexandre O. Philippe’s Lynch/Oz, a documentary examining director David Lynch’s obsession with the 1939 Technicolor classic ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Independent Picture House is showing two classics helmed by Lynch. Aficionados can spot the Oz references in ‘Wild at Heart,’ which boasts a cameo by the Wicked Witch of the West; and ‘Mulholland Drive,’ where Naomi Watts’ character(s) suggest ‘Oz’’s Dorothy Gale experiencing neo-noir meltdown in a Hollywood hellscape.


The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Launched in 1987, Mexico City alt-rock band Caifanes adopted the moody grooves, black clothes and pale makeup of Robert Smith’s ensemble from across the pond, earning the stateside moniker “The Mexican Cure.” Early hit “Cuentame Tu Vida” is definitely indebted to Smith and Co., but a closer listen reveals the band’s wide-ranging variety, encompassing reggae, ’80s new wave, jazz torch songs, and traditional Mexican folk tunes.

The Honey Baked Ham Company® to Celebrate Monroe Grand Opening with Free Honey Baked for a Year Giveaway

1901 Wellness Blvd 1901 Wellness Blvd, Monroe, NC, United States
Honey Baked Ham will host the grand opening for its new location in Monroe at 1901 Wellness Blvd. on Saturday, June 10. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the store is inviting the Monroe community to celebrate the milestone with branded-merchandise from the HoneyBaked prize wheel and giveaways, including: 11am: Grand Prize of Free HoneyBaked for a year to the first 10 guests; 12pm: Free HoneyBaked sandwiches a year to the first 10 guests

Summer NoDaHood Market

Divine Barrel Brewing 3701 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
Divine Barrel Brewing, Great Wagon Road Distilling, Free Will Craft & Vine, Crown Station and Mountain Khakis co-host an open-air vendor market in NoDa featuring 90-plus artisans, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. The event boasts DJs, plus food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A clearance sale by Mountain Khakis coincides with the market, and specially designed NoDaHood T-shirts and zip-up hoodies will be on sale.

Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Island In The Sun’

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC, United States
$7 – $9
Set on a fictitious Caribbean island during the waning days of British colonial rule, the plot pits Harry Belafonte as a young charismatic and anti-colonial political leader locking horns with James Mason’s scion of a wealthy white family that’s propping up the corpse of Pax Britannia. Much of the runtime of this 1957 melodrama turns to secrets, scandals and (gasp!) miscegenation, though Mason goes crazy quite nicely.

Enter the Janna: ‘Paperback hero Saga’ Launch Event

DUPP & SWAT 1824 Statesville Ave, Ste 105, Charlotte, NC, United States
In 2018, local rapper/actor/author Mason Parker wrote and released his first comic book, ‘The Paperback Hero Saga,’ accompanied by a short film starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner of ‘The Cosby Show’ and scored by local spoken-word poet Bluz. However, after returning to Charlotte and finding a new distribution deal for the book, Parker pulled the original from shelves and began reworking the story into what's now become a longform graphic novel rooted in hip-hop and comic book...

Kids Filmmaking Bootcamp

3102 VISART 3102 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC, United States
VisArt Video presents a two-week course for aspiring filmmakers ages 11-18, held in its 135-seat event space 3102 VisArt. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with hands-on experience, then shoot and edit the short 'Monster Therapy,' in which clinical therapist Victor Frankenstein IV counsels a group of iconic movie monsters on dealing with the stresses of daily life while curbing their homicidal urges. Week two is optional, but week one is required to attend...

HeroesCon 2023

Charlotte Convention Center 501 S. College St., Charlotte, NC, United States
Free – $65
One of the oldest and largest independent comic book conventions, HeroesCon, returns to the Charlotte Convention Center for its 41st year. Founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, HeroesCon has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a convention that puts comics first. Fans showcase their costumes, mingle with creators and illustrators, and peruse millions of comics and memorabilia over three days. Kids under 16 get in free with a...

Front Lawn Friday: Summer Residency 2023

McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
McColl Center’s monthly event for June gives folks a chance to get to know this summer’s artists in residence, who make up the museum’s second season of its Parent and Educator residency program. Participants include interdisciplinary artist Olaniyi Akindiya, aka AKIRASH; visual artist Mary Valverde; fabric-based sculptor Nicole Havekost; and Pablo Garcia, who creates experimental videos and sculptures made from natural silk. Enjoy live music from the Mary Massie Band and a food truck.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte and the Women’s Chorus of Charlotte Present: DREAM BIG

St Martin's Episcopal Church 1510 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
$10 – $30
"Dream BIG" with us at an extraordinary choral concert! Experience the magic of three small ensembles, 7th Son, Vox Dominae, and Spite & Malice, as they come together for an unforgettable performance. Be captivated by mesmerizing harmonies, breathtaking vocals, and a fusion of genres that will transport you to new heights. Let the music inspire you to chase your dreams and break down barriers. Don't miss out—grab your tickets now and let your imagination soar!

Go Skateboarding Day Party

Super Abari Game Bar 1015 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC, United States
Super Abari and Black Sheep Skate Shop are hosting a party to celebrate Charlotte’s skate community on Go Skate Day — a global event that promotes the positive aspects of skateboarding. Paint Fumes and Cuzco will provide the tunes and MecklenBurgers food truck will provide the eats. A raffle with prizes including gear from Black Sheep and game consoles from Super Abari will raise funds for The Charlotte Skate Foundation’s new Kilborne DIY Skatepark.

Andy Frasco & The U.N., Cosmic Collective

Visulite Theatre 1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States
$20 – $25
Andy Frasco is a music veteran who’s never lost his youthful enthusiasm for rock. Hope even permeates his mordant 2022 single/video, “Oh What A Life,” on which features Frasco as a disheveled disillusioned circus clown. The Jangly, jaunty “Iowa Moon” off upcoming LP ‘L’Optimist’ is even sunnier. Charlotte’s Cosmic Collective are equally eclectic and upbeat, with tunes built on crab-walking bass, sparkling keys and Nikki Enslow’s bright, feathered vocals.

Petrov, Maiden Mother Crone, Subvertigo

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
We love Petrov. The indie-rock powerhouse was our 2020 pick for top pop punk band, and best 2021 video winner for “Outlier." Latest single “Dior” eschews the four-piece’s careening post-punk guitars and muscular melodies, for a moody, hypnotic collaboration with rapper Killa. Trippy Atlanta shoegaze/progressive rockers Maiden Mother Crone conjoin the clangorous and the ethereal, while Charlotte’s Subvertigo craft dynamic alt-rock that turns from a whisper to a shout on a sharp shiny dime.

Puerto Rican Festival of the Carolinas

Route 29 Pavilion 5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord, NC, United States
The Puerto Rican Festival of the Carolinas returns to Concord with an exciting lineup of music, food, art, culture and lots and lots of dance. Internationally renowned musicians on the bill include Luisito Carrion; Jose “El Canario” Alberto; Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound; and Soundboy Cartagena, aka HipHop Jibarito. The festival also highlights local acts as well as vendors and a variety of Puerto Rican foods.

X, Squirrel Nut Zippers

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC, United States
LA punk juggernaut X outlasted the late 1970s punk explosion that spawned it. A hard-hitting fusion of punk, rockabilly and blues, supporting the soaring/quavering blood harmonies of then-married couple John Doe and Exene Cervenka, X was today’s alt-roots music decades before its time. Chapel Hill’s Squirrel Nut Zippers soared to popularity in the 1990s and craft rollicking tunes from the sounds of old weird America — Crescent City jazz, Harlem jump, and jug band stompers.

Girl Tribe Pop Up

The Revelry North End 701 Keswick Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States
$5 – $15
Girl Tribe Pop Up was founded in 2015 by the team at Girl Tribe Co. — a Charlotte boutique by Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom located in South End, SouthPark and Huntersville. The pop-ups, which only happen a few times a year, are curated shopping experiences featuring dozens of women-led businesses, beauty brands, jewelers and artists, plus drinks, food, Instagrammable photo moments and activities. It’s a one-stop shop for supporting small businesses.  

Pickleball for Peace

Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation 2201 Wellesley Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States
Join us for Pickleball for Peace, a pickleball fundraiser for the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center. This event will be a round-robin format where each player will be matched to similar skill-level players. All skill levels are welcome!
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