Matthews Playhouse & the African American Playwright's Group are proud to present Rory D. Sheriff's 'Speakeasy' - winner of the 2023 BIPOC Playwright's Festival! Experience the intrigue, drama, and raw emotion of this acclaimed production, September 22-24, 2023. Please note, this production contains mature themes and situations, suggestive and adult language, depictions of stage violence, and alcohol consumption and will employ the use of theatrical weapons and gunshots. Recommended for ages 18+.
Join us for a day of fun, games, performances, and flavors from all around the world awaits at the city's most diverse and inclusive event of the year! Don't miss this unique opportunity to celebrate diversity and togetherness at ourBRIDGE for KIDS International Fall Festival!
On the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower, the stars align for the third edition of Stargazer Music Festival, Skyfall Edition III. Explorers embark on a journey into 20 acres of one of the best night-sky viewing areas in Charlotte, NC, at Hodges Family Farm, adjacent to Reedy Creek Park. Concerts, Telescopes, Art, Night Market, Food & Drinks, VIP Tickets, Alien RPG Experience, and so much more for all ages!
Our fifth annual inclusive Thanksgiving dinner keeps the same mission: Spread love and food to our underserved members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Queen City Nerve partners with Billy Sunday to host a free dinner on Thanksgiving day for anyone in search of community care. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are often excluded from family functions during the holidays and we work together to offer a safe space for enjoyment.
Join us in celebrating all of our 2023 Best in the Nest winners, and our five-year anniversary as Queen City Nerve! Expect an evening full of live music, live art, art galleries, drinks, amazing food, and many other great experiences. We are planning the best holiday party of the year and hope to see you there!
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Berny Jacques and Geston Pierre of "Berny + Geston: the Frenemies" will discuss multiple current social issues from the Democratic and Republican perspectives. Both children of Haitian immigrants, childhood friends Berny Jacques and Geston Pierre don’t agree on much politically—except that they both love our country, and respect each other. They'll tackle some of the most controversial issues of our time, and (at least so far) they'll wrap the evening still friends.
Showalter is Oh! You Pretty Things co-founder and guitarist Joseph Conde, stepping out solo with his Lambsbread EP release show. Conde’s hypnotic acoustic covers highlight elemental vocals (Phoebe Bridger’s “Killer”) and impeccable taste (traditional “Hangman” covered by Led Zeppelin as “Gallows Pole”). His originals — like the Nick Drake-gone-psychotic reverie “With My Companion” — are even better. Accomplished Charlotte alt-folk artist Elonzo Wesley retains the beguiling specter of his former band Elonzo’s alt-pop.
The 33rd annual Latin American Festival, aka Festival Latino Americano, returns with musical acts, savory cuisine, an authentic marketplace and more as part of the Charlotte International Arts Festival, with more than 19 Latin American countries represented within. Performing will be Felipe Peláez, the Colombian singer-songwriter whose unique blend of Colombian beats and Latin rhythms has built him a loyal following across Latin America.
Stewart/Owen Dance is the resident dance company of Asheville’s beloved Wortham Center for the Performing Arts and the first company commissioned by the Wortham to create a new work. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Gavin Stewart and Vanessa Owen, Stewart/Owen Dance’s repertoire includes an exciting collection of contemporary choreography.
Raised in Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, Fullbright evokes the Dust Bowl laureate’s conversational delivery and humanist outlook, but his sound hews closer to rootsy mavericks like Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. With his breakthrough 2014 album Songs, Fulbright proved himself a masterful tunesmith. His thumbnail sketches of strained relationships and human hearts in conflict are delivered with economy and casual brilliance.
Armed with sassy come-ons and massive melodies, rapper Jacquees took some shit when he named his 2019 album King of R&B, thereby self-anointing himself to the title. More a singer who raps than vice versa, Jacquees may actually deserve the honorific, displaying an intuitive mastery of R&B’s lady killer subgenre embodied by Barry White. Jacquees’ 2022 masterwork Sincerely For You, is the apotheosis of slow jams, delving into heartfelt intimacy as much as sex. Formerly...
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Get ready for a unique performance experience featuring four choreographers from across North Carolina! Their work offers opportunities to experience authentic human connection and invites you to think and feel in new ways. This mesmerizing blend of dance and theater will awaken all of your senses and stay with you for a long time! An artist mixer will precede the Saturday performance, 5p. Admission is by donation ($25 donation suggested). RSVP to claim a seat!
Nestled in the heart of Charlotte, NC, Home.Grown CLT blossoms as an artistic extravaganza. This festival is a tapestry woven with threads of the local creative community. It showcases and celebrates a variety of disciplines and demonstrations at Charlotte Art League this October 7th from 3-10pm. Snag tickets now with the discount code LOCAL2023 while supplies last!
Calling all thrill-seekers, mischief-makers, and lovers of all things spooky! It's time to dive headfirst into the most bone-chilling roller derby event of the year – the Charlotte Roller Derby PAINsaw Massacre. Don't miss out on the FINAL HOME BOUT OF THE YEAR! Dress in your spookiest attire and join us for an evening filled with tricks, treats, and roller derby feats.
Welcome to our beginner block printing workshop! This hands-on workshop is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the art of block printing. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create beautiful block prints. This event is a great entry into your new favorite hobby! Everyone gets to leave with their hand carved stamps and loads of prints!
Get ready to experience the TASTE of the CARIBBEAN/AFRICA! Join us for a day filled with delicious food, vibrant music and cultural celebration! Family Friendly event with FREE ADMISSION and FREE ENTERTAINMENT, including BOUNCE HOUSE, ARTS/CRAFTS, GAMES, GIVEAWAYS, and LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES. Bring your friends and family and come experience the Taste of the Caribbean/Africa. This is an event you won't want to miss!
Grab your pup and some friends to get ready for a good time at Skiptown! We are hosting a dog bandana printing workshop to personalize your very own bandana for your furry friends! You can expect a hands on workshop with all materials included: different colored bandanas, ink, and pre-carved stamps to choose from.
Join us for an unforgettable block printing workshop and discover the joy of creating your own unique prints. In this 2 part workshop, we will go over more advanced techniques for linocut printmaking. Session 1 will be allow about designing and carving. Then you will get to take your tools home for the week to work on your block! Then we will reconvene to print! Book your spot now and embark on a creative journey!
Join us on October 22 for a fun day adventuring through our city and feel good about supporting Sustain Charlotte's mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant community for generations to come. Biketoberfest is a family-friendly urban adventure! This scavenger hunt-style walk-or-bike event welcomes participants to collect stamps at local businesses along the route for chances to win prizes and enjoy live music at the after-party.
Join us on October 22 for a fun day adventuring through OUR city and feel good about supporting Sustain Charlotte's mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant community for generations to come. Biketoberfest invites participants to bike, walk and use public transportation throughout the city to visit curated destinations while collecting stamps in an event passport. The more stamps you collect, the greater chance you have of winning some amazing.
Join Baran Dance for a fun and frightful evening while supporting our creative mentorship programs! Prepare for an onslaught of candy, a cash bar, killer raffle, spooky tunes, and pop up performances by company dancers, plus meet our board members and learn about the exciting plans Baran Dance has brewing this season. Choose your fate because tickets are sliding scale! Baran Dance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating accessible and inclusive contemporary dance experiences.
Experience the world premiere of "Future Languages" – Embark on a fascinating musical journey that bridges antiquity and modernity as the celebrated Beo String Quartet and groundbreaking experimental rock producer & sound artist, Dylan Gilbert, come together to craft a mesmerizing fusion of sound, story, and visuals. This immersive performance is a masterful blend of dance-inducing rhythms, haunting melodies, & sonic elements. Sounds reminiscent of: Radiohead, Björk, LinkinPark, Hanz Zimmer, Led Zeppelin, FKA twigs, James.