The immersive Van Gogh exhibit coming to Charlotte this summer has drawn focus from this mesmerizing Michelangelo show. Instead of going to Rome to see the ceiling’s frescoes 44 feet away from the Sistine Chapel floor below, patrons can see them up close. The paintings cemented Michelangelo’s reputation, but the sculptor never wanted the job in the first place and insisted he was wrong for the task. In the 1560s, Pope Pius IV had the genitals of the artist’s nude figures painted over, but modern restorers stripped away the fig leaves.
Local music lovers’ favorite outdoor BYOB music festival Barnstock is back to celebrate the return of live music in North Carolina. Partnered with local Charlotte business, The Social Rook, the festival invites anyone 21+ to the Barnstock Revival with regional artists Little Bird, Late Night Special, The 502s and Tin4. Pack your coolers and get your friends back together to enjoy a stacked lineup in support of a meaningful cause.