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Lambla Gallery - UNC Charlotte 9115 Mary Alexander Road, Charlotte, NC
Free
  While in residence at Charlotte’s McColl Center in fall 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, Jillian Mayer became intrigued by our region’s survivalist culture. Preppers or survivalists pursue complete independence from social, political and economic infrastructures, relying on their own learned skills to prepare for any impending disasters — real or imagined. For her exhibit, Mayer constructed her own imagined, site-specific survival site.

THE HEAVY HEAVY

Recover Brands 1518 Bryant Street, Charlotte, NC
$20
Despite their moniker, The Heavy Heavy plays with a light and confident touch. The Brighton, U.K., retro rock-inspired five-piece has laid siege to the American market with a national TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning and a memorable performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With their single “Miles and Miles,” the band conjures the ebullient whiplash snap and spirit of melodic late ’60s/early ’70s rock with whirligig keyboards, the greatest country-twinged guitar riff...

NATURE MORTE OPENING RECEPTION

Rowe Galleries 9119 University Road, Charlotte, NC
Free
The still life, a genre previously synonymous with 16th and 17th century Old Masters, has been imbued with contemporary resonance by London-based American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Petry’s book Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition inspires the exhibit of the same name, which brings together poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by more than 180 international contemporary artists. Both the book and the exhibition serve as memento mori — a...

CROSSROADS CINEMA: ‘COMING TO AMERICA’

Camp North End 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC
Free
Considered a classic today, Coming to America was met with critical shrugs of indifference upon its release in 1988. Directed by John Landis after his scattershot Amazon Women on the Moon, Coming to America established star Eddie Murphy as a credible leading man. The fish-out-of-water plot, in which African prince Murphy travels to America to find the woman of his dreams, may be hackneyed, but who cares? It’s there to support Murphy and co-star Arsenio...

THE ORANGE CONSTANT, DEAF ANDREWS, THE WRIGHT AVENUE

Visulite Theatre 1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
$14
Five-piece Charlotte band Deaf Andrews draws on funk, blues, classic rock and indie, but the overriding throughline is pop that’s light yet grounded, sophisticated but not sour. Jangling single “Yellow Sands” harnesses a percussive prog-rock gallop to a bright and direct tune with underlying grit. “Calm and Collected” is a slice of sunny alt funk with a percolating bassline. Georgia-based The Orange Constant tills an Americana-tinged rock garden with 1970s AOR trimmings. Greensboro’s Wright Avenue...

KING PRINCESS

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC
$32
Born Mikaela Straus, King Princess is a former musical prodigy and current pop upstart. Her debut single “1950” is a soulful paean to gay love that also namechecks gay thriller writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley). After releasing the unabashedly catchy single “Pussy is God,” Straus delivered an urbane follow up LP Hold on Baby, which features increasingly flexible vocals over punchy indie rock that recalls The Strokes. Straus’s latest video spotlights Hold on...

‘EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL’

The Barn at MoRA 8300 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC
As hero Ash tears into zombie hordes with his trusty chainsaw, you may remember the title of a movie that is not one of Sam Raimi’s slapstick gore Evil Dead films: “There will be blood.” Staged outdoors in MoRA’s haunted woods, ATC’s sanguinary Evil Dead extravaganza features a designated splatter zone that puts you in the middle of the arterial spray. (Free poncho included with admission.) The show’s book and lyrics by George Reinblatt embrace...

BROOKLYN: THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Studio 229 229 S. Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC
$5
Amid the shock of the new in Charlotte’s Second Ward, we tread respectfully among ghosts. Brooklyn, a tightly knit self-sustainable city within a city, was eviscerated and demolished in the 1960s and 70s in the name of so-called urban renewal. The awareness of what we lost in the gutting of a once vibrant Black community informs the Collective Memory project, which commemorates and celebrates Brooklyn. The interactive experience immerses us in the history of the...

LITTLE JESUS, DIVINO NINO, PIERI

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC
$19.30
An evening of alt-Latin music features reinvention poster child Divino Niño. In 2019 the Chicago-via-Bogotá band was playing English-sung mid-tempo rock songs based on practice room jams. While on tour they jettisoned their alt-pop template to embrace a rhythmic path that led to their breakthrough LP Last Spa on Earth. Enfolding reggaeton, electropop and trap, the group forges a dynamic Spanish-language soundscape that addresses the release and catharsis that comes from confronting your darkest moments....

LUMINARIUM PHOTO WALK WITH THE LIGHT FACTORY

Ballantyne’s Backyard 11611 N. Community House Road, Charlotte, NC
$20
This community workshop is a photo walk/collaboration with The Light Factory, Charlotte’s top photography institution for 50 years and counting. Hosted by Carey J. King, this walk gives photographers the chance to develop new skills and get help along the way. What makes it different from other photo walks is its phantasmagoric setting. Shutterbugs are encouraged to capture models in eccentric costumes inside a vibrant luminarium. There will be multiple models to choose from, and...

I AM QUEEN CHARLOTTE

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$19.50
Poet playwright and storyteller Hannah Hassan is a story collector as well. This last talent came to fruition as a book project titled I Am Queen Charlotte, developed by Hassan’s storytelling duo Epoch Tribe. The book, which collects the intimate and intricate tales of 50 Black women from Charlotte, has evolved into a stage play which ran as part of Queen Charlotte Week last March. Mixing dance, music and performance, the show returns in 2022...

Happening this month

Tango Tuesdays at The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters in Plaza Midwood

Recurring
Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters NC
$10
Join Tango CLT for an informal social Argentine tango dance every Tuesday evening! Come learn a beautiful dance, enjoy food & drink specials, and meet new friends! No partner or experience required. Cash bar! Empanadas & Flatbreads! Admission: $10; Intro Lesson: 7 PM - 8 PM; Social Dancing: 8 PM - 11 PM; Hosted by Tango CLT - Matthew Seneca & Sarah Hayes Harkins

KING PRINCESS

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC
$32
Born Mikaela Straus, King Princess is a former musical prodigy and current pop upstart. Her debut single “1950” is a soulful paean to gay love that also namechecks gay thriller writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley). After releasing the unabashedly catchy single “Pussy is God,” Straus delivered an urbane follow up LP Hold on Baby, which features increasingly flexible vocals over punchy indie rock that recalls The Strokes. Straus’s latest video spotlights Hold on...

LITTLE JESUS, DIVINO NINO, PIERI

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC
$19.30
An evening of alt-Latin music features reinvention poster child Divino Niño. In 2019 the Chicago-via-Bogotá band was playing English-sung mid-tempo rock songs based on practice room jams. While on tour they jettisoned their alt-pop template to embrace a rhythmic path that led to their breakthrough LP Last Spa on Earth. Enfolding reggaeton, electropop and trap, the group forges a dynamic Spanish-language soundscape that addresses the release and catharsis that comes from confronting your darkest moments....

Events

LITTLE JESUS, DIVINO NINO, PIERI

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC
$19.30
An evening of alt-Latin music features reinvention poster child Divino Niño. In 2019 the Chicago-via-Bogotá band was playing English-sung mid-tempo rock songs based on practice room jams. While on tour they jettisoned their alt-pop template to embrace a rhythmic path that led to their breakthrough LP Last Spa on Earth. Enfolding reggaeton, electropop and trap, the group forges a dynamic Spanish-language soundscape that addresses the release and catharsis that comes from confronting your darkest moments....

LUMINARIUM PHOTO WALK WITH THE LIGHT FACTORY

Ballantyne’s Backyard 11611 N. Community House Road, Charlotte, NC
$20
This community workshop is a photo walk/collaboration with The Light Factory, Charlotte’s top photography institution for 50 years and counting. Hosted by Carey J. King, this walk gives photographers the chance to develop new skills and get help along the way. What makes it different from other photo walks is its phantasmagoric setting. Shutterbugs are encouraged to capture models in eccentric costumes inside a vibrant luminarium. There will be multiple models to choose from, and...

Charlotte Chalk Art Festival

Recurring
Trailhead Building 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
Free
The Inaugural Charlotte Chalk Art Festival (CCAF2022), a FREE 2-day and family friendly outdoor festival, will be held at 4237 Raleigh Street October 1st and 2nd, 11am to 3pm each day. A Chalk Art Competition for ages 12-17 and 18+ will be featured. Apply in advance. Charlotte Art League studios will be open. Food, beverages, and arts and crafts vendors will be available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Enjoy live music. Follow IG&FB posts.

Bolt on the Block

Sherwin William Parking Lot + Gordon St. Alley 1218 Gordon Street, Charlotte, NC
Free
“Bolt on the Block” is an arts infused celebration with live music, community art, food, dance, creative vendors, kids arts bus, and more. All ages welcome. This FREE event is produced by LoveBolt – who’s mission is to inspire systemic change by bringing people together across racial and socio-economic barriers.

I AM QUEEN CHARLOTTE

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$19.50
Poet playwright and storyteller Hannah Hassan is a story collector as well. This last talent came to fruition as a book project titled I Am Queen Charlotte, developed by Hassan’s storytelling duo Epoch Tribe. The book, which collects the intimate and intricate tales of 50 Black women from Charlotte, has evolved into a stage play which ran as part of Queen Charlotte Week last March. Mixing dance, music and performance, the show returns in 2022...

Charlotte Chalk Art Festival

Recurring
Trailhead Building 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
Free
The Inaugural Charlotte Chalk Art Festival (CCAF2022), a FREE 2-day and family friendly outdoor festival, will be held at 4237 Raleigh Street October 1st and 2nd, 11am to 3pm each day. A Chalk Art Competition for ages 12-17 and 18+ will be featured. Apply in advance. Charlotte Art League studios will be open. Food, beverages, and arts and crafts vendors will be available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Enjoy live music. Follow IG&FB posts.

The Southernization of the United States

New Theater, Parr Center 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
Free
Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker and award-winning author Frye Gaillard present The Southernization of America, a compelling series of linked essays considering the role of the South in shaping America’s current political and cultural landscape. Presented by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Central Piedmont Community College.

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Charlotte Parent School Fair

Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas 1701 North Graham Street, #100, Charlotte, NC
Free
Charlotte Parent invites you to meet one-on-one with representatives from the top Charlotte-area private and public charter schools — all in one family-friendly, fun-filled afternoon! The fair is FREE and open to the public. It features schools, entertainment, information sessions, and vendors! Register to be entered to win prizes!

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Thumbs

Recurring
VAPA Center
$35
Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes, is full of twists and turns taking the audience on a fun-filled thought-provoking journey. Playwright-songwriter Holmes - widely known for his hit single "The Piña Colada Song" - called Thumbs “not just a whodunnit, but a whydunit.” BOGO Oct. 13-15 with promo code KNIFE. Pay-what-you-can Oct. 19. The cast features an impressive lineup of local actors: Stephanie DiPaolo, Adam Donshik, Jason Loughlin, Mark Scarboro and Anne Lambert,...

Acting Our Age 2022: Using Our Voices

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$15
Acting Our Age: Using Our Voices weaves together the life stories of seven Aldersgate residents. Working with creators Lyndall Hare and Steve Umberger, the unique performance tells the stories of the seven against the historical background of their times, as well as a story of how The Silent Generation paved the way for the Boomers. Using Our Voices blends the best of stage and film and is produced by a professional creative team.

Acting Our Age 2022: Using Our Voices

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$15
Acting Our Age: Using Our Voices weaves together the life stories of seven Aldersgate residents. Working with creators Lyndall Hare and Steve Umberger, the unique performance tells the stories of the seven against the historical background of their times, as well as a story of how The Silent Generation paved the way for the Boomers. Using Our Voices blends the best of stage and film and is produced by a professional creative team.

Edible North Carolina Event at Park Road Books

Park Road Books 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Free
Join University of North Carolina food historian Marcie Cohen Ferris, community historian Tom Hanchett and food writer Kathleen Purvis as they discuss the book, “Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of Flavor. The new book from University of North Carolina Press provides a 360-degree view of a state known for its farming and food, with compelling essays from leading North Carolina writers, cooks, farmers, entrepreneurs, and food equity activists.
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