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What are your goals for 2022? Is being “more active” on your list? Then get started with “Charlotte Walks: The WFAE Step Challenge.”

Commit to run, walk, roll, swim, cycle or row for 4 weeks. While you’re on the move, listen to your favorite shows – Charlotte Talks, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, FAQ City or SouthBound.

$50

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 …

$25

YES CHEF!, SIDESTEP DOG, ILL INTENTIONS, MIND VAC

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave.Charlotte,

Anxious, ambitious and hopeful, Yes Chef! is a musical contradiction — a scrappy indie combo that raises a full and luxurious racket. Queen City Nerve’s Best New Band in 2020 …

$7

YUNGBLUD

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC

Just when you think pop punk is tapped out along comes Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter Yungblud harnessing punk spirit, pop savvy and hip-hop credibility to examine mental-health issues under a veneer of …

$46

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 …

Free

‘THE SPINE OF NIGHT’

VisArt Video 3104 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC

Imagine the coolest black-light poster come to life, or being immersed in a Philippe Druillet fantasy illustration, complete with brawny, bloodthirsty warriors and copious male and female full frontal nudity. …

$10

THE MENDERS, DAVID CHILDERS

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC

Gastonia garage rockers The Menders barreled out of the gate like a blast of brimstone last fall with their fourth full-length release, The Devil’s Reel, which the band bills as “an …

$5

‘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 …

$15

ADELE GIVENS

The Comedy Zone 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Comedian and actress Adele Givens has appeared in sitcoms including Martin and films like The Player’s Club. All of that pales next to her response to a heckler in a late ’90s Def …

$25

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 …

$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