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STATE ARTS 2021 SOUTHERN PRIZE AND STATE FELLOWS

Harvey B. Gantt Center 551 S Tryon S, Charlotte, NC
$9
This exhibition presents the nine 2021 fellowship recipients of the South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellows project, which launched in 2017. The artists here hail from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and have first-hand experience with issues surrounding ethnicity, identity, colonialism and gender. The 2021 Southern Prize winner, Marielle Plaisir, creates lavish artworks populated with contemporary and historical figures against lush, Caribbean-inspired backdrops. Southern Prize Finalist Fletcher...

COINED IN THE SOUTH 2022

Mint Museum Uptown 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$15
Credit the Mint with making a money pun with Coined in the South; it’s the Mint, and the art and artists have been coined. Get it? Dad jokes aside, this second installment of the juried biennial exhibition was created in collaboration with the Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAMs). The show spotlights thought-provoking works by artists residing in the southeastern U.S. — in this case, 41 artists selected from 375 artist submissions. The artists range...
Free
The inaugural Greater Charlotte Book Crawl encourages local readers to support small businesses through the month of April. Reading enthusiasts can follow their downloadable passports to visit 11 independent bookstores including I Read it in Books, The Book Rack, Park Road Books, The Urban Reader and more, in locations spread between Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. Several stores will collect donations for Promising Pages, a Charlotte nonprofit that provides books for under-resourced children, while others, like...

Rediscovering the Reids

$4
The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibit: Rediscovering the Reids. This exhibit features the two Reid Families of Matthews and Sharon Township, sometimes a confusing topic. Intriguingly two Reid families with no known relationship to each other were joined together with the marriage of Ellie Reid Bell and T. N. Reid. Dr. and Ellie Reid lived in the Reid house at 134 W. John Street throughout their marriage. The exhibit explores...

Emmet Cohen Trio Plays Homage to Piano Greats at the JAZZ ROOM

Recurring
Stage Door Theater 155 N. College St., Charlotte, NC
$25 – $32
Harlem-based Emmet Cohen Trio makes their Charlotte, NC debut at the JAZZ ROOM performing selections from Cohen’s latest album “Future Stride”, paying homage to Piano Greats of yesterday, with an innovative modern spin. Piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, brings his all-star trio featuring bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. The trio is known for its range and uplifting dynamism, representing Cohen’s “kaleidoscopic sense of musical narrative,” as noted in Downbeat Magazine. Expect to be treated...

Homegrown Comedy Show @ Starlight

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC
$5.00
Starlight 22nd and comedian Jordan Centry bring you: Homegrown Comedy Show. Comedians include Don Garrette, who was voted by Queen City Nerve Reader's in 2020, as the best comedian who will be headlining. Additionally, there will be 2 feature performers and a lot of laughs. This is their first comedy event that requires tickets but they are only $5 and can be purchased here- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homegrown-comedy-show-tickets-310216324377?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at...

Hope Floats Duck Race Kick-Off Event

Legion Brewing SouthPark 5610 Carnegie Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Free
Legion Brewing is hosting a “Quacky Hour” kick-off event for KinderMourn, to get ready for the upcoming 2022 Hope Floats Duck Race. • $1 per select beer purchased will be donated to KinderMourn. • Race ducks will be ready for adoption. • Event yard signs will be available for pick up. • Guests can enter to win a raffle prize pack of swag. • Quackers, the event mascot, will be on site for photos. This...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

Pippin

Anne R. Belk Theatre - Robinson Hall 9027 Mary Alexander Rd., Charlotte, NC
$8 – $18
April 21, 2022 - 7:30 PM April 22, 2022 - 7:30 PM April 23, 2022 - 2:00 PM April 23, 2022 - 7:30 PM April 24, 2022 - 2:00 PM Anne R. Belk Theatre - Robinson Hall The Department of Theatre closes our season with a lush production of the Broadway hit Pippin. This time-bending musical (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson) tells the story of an actor named...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...
In this Idris Goodwin play, a rapper, beat-maker, and hype man start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame, and friendship. A timely play about using your voice, filled with explosive energy and electric rhymes. Benefits: ATC will be...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

Investor Summit 2022 – Free Tickets

Zoom 1234 Anywhere St, Charlotte, NC
Free
Invest in Canada's Top Start-ups - One of the leading events for start-ups in the technology space. Sunday April 24, 2022 11:00 AM-6:00 PM FREE Tickets: https://thebizex.com/blog/investors-event-canada Explore the latest trends exploding across the Tech Startup landscape. Discover how the visionaries behind the most advanced tech brands stay ahead of the curve. Update your investment knowledge and ensure you are at the cutting edge of tech & best practices. Build a powerhouse team and invest...

Songs From the Violins of Hope

Anne R. Belk Theater, Robinson Hall 9027 Mary Alexander Rd, Charlotte, NC
$8
The UNC Charlotte Orchestra welcomes Assistant Professor of Voice Audrey Babcock, mezzo-soprano, and special guest violinist Dr. Mikylah Myers for a performance of Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope. Presented in partnership with Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, the ensemble will include students from those institutions as well as youth violinist David Karpov. Dr. Alan Yamamoto conducts. Composed by Jake Heggie with a libretto by Gene Scheer, the song cycle...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

Jazz Appreciation Day at Victoria Yards

Victoria Yards 408 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Free
To cap off Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day, all are welcome for a FREE outdoor live music celebration featuring some of the best artists in the Charlotte region, the afternoon of Saturday April 30th. JazzArts Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners mark our city’s proclaimed “Jazz Appreciation Day” with a little jazz for everyone. Free and open to the public, a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians will rock the outdoor stage...

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen

Arts Factory Black box theater 1545 W. Trade Street
$25
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. “A heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us...

Cinco de Mayo at Billy Sunday Charlotte

Billy Sunday 1115 N. Brevard Street, Unit 1, Charlotte, North Carolina
Free
Billy Sunday Charlotte is partnering with Felix Empanadas & Casamigos for a Cinco de Mayo extravaganza! Come enjoy: - Empanadas - A Nacho Bar - Cocktail Specials - Margarita Pitchers - Raffles No tickets are required for entry, everything will be a la carte. Party starts at 5 p.m. come drink with us!
$25 – $45
Charlotte's largest charity mindfulness focused music festival is a full day event featuring live music, yoga, workshops, wellness vendors, unique meditation installations, and much more all with the intention of creating a collectively present community. Bringing together some of the region's top thought leaders and performers on two stages, this event will bring value to all walks to life and be an approachable exploration of the theories and practices of mindfulness. Set your intention for...

Billy Sunday Cocktail 101 Class – Patio Punches

Billy Sunday 1115 N. Brevard Street, Unit 1, Charlotte, North Carolina
$55
Join Billy Sunday Charlotte for an introduction to classic cocktails, tools of the trade, and the basics of bartending. Stephanie Andrews will lead you through making 3 cocktails, talk about the history behind them, and of course drink them! This class focuses on our favorite spring produce and cocktails meant to be enjoyed outside with friends. There is a welcome cocktail for you, and most importantly we are going to have a great time! This...

Atherton Nights

Recurring
NC
Free
Anew summer series that we are hosting at Atherton called “Atherton Nights”. It is a night market in partnership with our weekly South End Market. What: A night market featuring over 30+ vendors + live music Dates: Thursdays, May 12 + June 9 + July 14 Time: 5:00-9:00pm (rain or shine) Location: Atherton along the Rail Trail May 12 – we will have live music by local singer/songwriter Chase Killough @chas_kilo_lessons

We Rock Retreat & Concert

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC
Sliding Scale
In one weekend, people of *marginalized genders (ages 21+) form a band, write an original song, and participate in workshops along the way. No musical experience required. Instruments will be provided. Retreat takes place Friday and Saturday at Fort Mill Cooperative Preschool. Concert takes place at 2pm at Starlight on 22nd with WRC Bands and all femme bands: Royal Dusk and Hey RICHARD (2021 Best in the Nest Best New Band Winner) and an art...

Big Green Egg Day Demo

Blackhawk Hardware 4225 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Free
Come ask the EGGsperts any grilling question you've been dying to get answered, chat with fellow EGGheads, try delicious samples, take advantage of special deals, and get free merch with your purchase! And don't miss our Demo Day Specials: Get a Large Big Green Egg with Nest for $1099.99! Save 10% on all Eggcessories! Get $200 of FREE merchandise with any Egg purchase! Plus, if you buy an Egg and take it home on Demo...
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