Facebook
Charlotte Events

Happening this week

Arlie, Whitehall & The Sewing Club

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC
$15
What began as a buoyant solo project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Banks has blossomed into Nashville-based band Arlie. The combo keeps touch with Banks’ retro-pop influences while stretching out in experimental lo-fi directions. The title track from Arlie's 2022 full length release 'Break the Curse' is a moody affair. Catchy yet candid pop is filtered through hazy haunted production that suggests a journey through mist shrouded forests and an echoing fractured hall of mirrors....

Passport to Europe

Bechtler Museum 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Free
The Bechtler offers a journey that immerses patrons in the diverse European influences that inspire the paintings, prints and sculptures found within the museum’s collection. By extension, the grand tour also subliminally suggests that Americans’ view of ourselves and our place in the world has been filtered through a Eurocentric lens. It's a kick-ass travel brochure with cool artwork by Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and others.

‘The Kudzu Queen’ & ‘Hemlock Hollow’ Author Talks

Park Road Books 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Free
Get a dose of Southern gothic plant life when NC authors Mimi Herman and Cully Holderfield discuss their latest novels. In 'The Kudzu Queen,' Herman delves into Tar Heel history to weave a tale that snakes through sexuality, power, race and kudzu like a tangled vine. In Holderfield’s 'Hemlock Hollow,' a supposedly murderous ghost inhabits a family cabin, prompting a meditation on how we haunt the places we love and how they haunt us back.

Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds & Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms & Reverberations

Mint Museum Uptown 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$25
The Mint celebrates the opening of two landmark exhibits. Featuring over 40 dynamic landscapes spanning the artist’s career, Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds debuts in Charlotte, the first of only two venues where it’s scheduled to appear in the US. The Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms and Reverberations exhibit invites viewers to compare and contrast Picasso’s work to that of Black Charlotte-born painter and collagist Romare Bearden.

Staff Picks

Arlie, Whitehall & The Sewing Club

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC
$15
What began as a buoyant solo project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Banks has blossomed into Nashville-based band Arlie. The combo keeps touch with Banks’ retro-pop influences while stretching out in experimental lo-fi directions. The title track from Arlie's 2022 full length release 'Break the Curse' is a moody affair. Catchy yet candid pop is filtered through hazy haunted production that suggests a journey through mist shrouded forests and an echoing fractured hall of mirrors....

Passport to Europe

Bechtler Museum 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Free
The Bechtler offers a journey that immerses patrons in the diverse European influences that inspire the paintings, prints and sculptures found within the museum’s collection. By extension, the grand tour also subliminally suggests that Americans’ view of ourselves and our place in the world has been filtered through a Eurocentric lens. It's a kick-ass travel brochure with cool artwork by Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and others.

‘The Kudzu Queen’ & ‘Hemlock Hollow’ Author Talks

Park Road Books 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Free
Get a dose of Southern gothic plant life when NC authors Mimi Herman and Cully Holderfield discuss their latest novels. In 'The Kudzu Queen,' Herman delves into Tar Heel history to weave a tale that snakes through sexuality, power, race and kudzu like a tangled vine. In Holderfield’s 'Hemlock Hollow,' a supposedly murderous ghost inhabits a family cabin, prompting a meditation on how we haunt the places we love and how they haunt us back.

Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds & Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms & Reverberations

Mint Museum Uptown 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$25
The Mint celebrates the opening of two landmark exhibits. Featuring over 40 dynamic landscapes spanning the artist’s career, Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds debuts in Charlotte, the first of only two venues where it’s scheduled to appear in the US. The Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms and Reverberations exhibit invites viewers to compare and contrast Picasso’s work to that of Black Charlotte-born painter and collagist Romare Bearden.

Black Film Series: ‘Love & Basketball’ & ‘Talk to Me’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
$10 – $12
Independent Picture House continues its Black Film Series. In 'Love & Basketball' (2000), two neighbors (Omar Epps, Sanaa Latham) strive to balance passion for each other with love of the game. UNC Charlotte Social Sciences & Business Librarian Angel Truesdale leads a post-film discussion on Feb.14. Don Cheadle shines as radio personality Ralph Petey Greene in the turbulent bio-pic 'Talk to Me' (2007). Journalist Mary C. Curtis moderates a panel on the impact of Black...

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Recurring
Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$31
Given The Beatles’ overarching ambitions and vision from 1965 on, a program of orchestral re-imaginings of the Fab Four’s oeuvre is not that far a stretch. For good or ill, The Beatles’ practice of augmenting pop with orchestral flourishes spawned an entire sub-genre (The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra). This tribute ensemble is presented and bolstered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Recurring
Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$31
Given The Beatles’ overarching ambitions and vision from 1965 on, a program of orchestral re-imaginings of the Fab Four’s oeuvre is not that far a stretch. For good or ill, The Beatles’ practice of augmenting pop with orchestral flourishes spawned an entire sub-genre (The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra). This tribute ensemble is presented and bolstered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Black Film Series: ‘Watermelon Woman’ & ‘Destination Planet Negro’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
$10 – $12
Independent Picture House’s Black Film Series presents mock documentary 'The Watermelon Woman' (1996), which follows a Black lesbian filmmaker on the trail of a beautiful Black actress who played a mammy character in 1930s dramas. Also, in the satirical send-up of cheap sci-fi flicks 'Destination Planet Negro' (2013), three African American intellectuals respond to Jim Crow in 1939 by building and manning a rocket to Mars. Things go haywire and they land in America in...

Adam Sandler

Spectrum Center 333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
$35
A comic that defined the field in the ’90s and early 2000s, Adam Sandler returns to his stand-up roots. By now, Sandler’s apparent contradictions have taken on a warm nostalgic glow. His dumb (albeit funny) comedies will never be confused with good films, and they rely too much on Sandler yelling like an angry man child. Meanwhile, his serious film roles display considerable dramatic range. Which is the real Sandman? His stand-up act suggests he’s...

Drew Lynch

Ovens Auditorium 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Back in 2017, comedian Drew Lynch debuted on Conan O’Brien with a stand-up set about stuttering, dating and turtle shells. Until his 20s, Lynch was a chatty actor, until a softball injury left him with a severe stutter. No matter, with his sly comedy he came in second place on Season 10 of 'America’s Got Talent,' and has since amassed a large YouTube following for his original animated series, vlog and comedy sketches.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Recurring
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Growing up in a tiny Texas town, visionary choreographer Alvin Ailey was profoundly influenced by Black church services and music from the local dance hall. In 1958 he launched the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The multi-racial dance ensemble electrify the stage with contemporary works by in-demand choreographers and classic favorites from the repertory. Each program closes with Revelations, which Ailey said came from “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Recurring
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Growing up in a tiny Texas town, visionary choreographer Alvin Ailey was profoundly influenced by Black church services and music from the local dance hall. In 1958 he launched the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The multi-racial dance ensemble electrify the stage with contemporary works by in-demand choreographers and classic favorites from the repertory. Each program closes with Revelations, which Ailey said came from “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist...

King Buffalo, The Swell Fellas

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC
$17.30
With a brooding buildup of hovering synths, King Buffalo’s barnstorming title track to their 2022 LP 'Regenerator' kicks into gear with scything guitar riffs, crisp galloping drums and an addictively catchy melody. The Rochester, New York trio flows seamlessly from heavy blues rock to psychedelic prog and whip-smart pop. Nashville’s The Swell Fellas deliver equally heavy psych rock with a mystical bent that suggests the result of dropping acid in a biker bar.

Happening this month

Arlie, Whitehall & The Sewing Club

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC
$15
What began as a buoyant solo project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Banks has blossomed into Nashville-based band Arlie. The combo keeps touch with Banks’ retro-pop influences while stretching out in experimental lo-fi directions. The title track from Arlie's 2022 full length release 'Break the Curse' is a moody affair. Catchy yet candid pop is filtered through hazy haunted production that suggests a journey through mist shrouded forests and an echoing fractured hall of mirrors....

Passport to Europe

Bechtler Museum 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Free
The Bechtler offers a journey that immerses patrons in the diverse European influences that inspire the paintings, prints and sculptures found within the museum’s collection. By extension, the grand tour also subliminally suggests that Americans’ view of ourselves and our place in the world has been filtered through a Eurocentric lens. It's a kick-ass travel brochure with cool artwork by Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and others.

‘The Kudzu Queen’ & ‘Hemlock Hollow’ Author Talks

Park Road Books 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Free
Get a dose of Southern gothic plant life when NC authors Mimi Herman and Cully Holderfield discuss their latest novels. In 'The Kudzu Queen,' Herman delves into Tar Heel history to weave a tale that snakes through sexuality, power, race and kudzu like a tangled vine. In Holderfield’s 'Hemlock Hollow,' a supposedly murderous ghost inhabits a family cabin, prompting a meditation on how we haunt the places we love and how they haunt us back.

Black Film Series: ‘Love & Basketball’ & ‘Talk to Me’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
$10 – $12
Independent Picture House continues its Black Film Series. In 'Love & Basketball' (2000), two neighbors (Omar Epps, Sanaa Latham) strive to balance passion for each other with love of the game. UNC Charlotte Social Sciences & Business Librarian Angel Truesdale leads a post-film discussion on Feb.14. Don Cheadle shines as radio personality Ralph Petey Greene in the turbulent bio-pic 'Talk to Me' (2007). Journalist Mary C. Curtis moderates a panel on the impact of Black...

Andy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino presented by Three Bone Theatre

JCSU Arts Factory 1545 W Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
$25
Join Three Bone Theatre for the inclusive Andy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino. This show is the first on or off-Broadway production to feature a lead actor with Down syndrome. An extraordinary cast of Charlotte actors are joined by Eddie Barbanell, who originated the role of Andy off-Broadway. Don't miss the show that Hollywood Reporter called “A play that boasts a rich, aching humanity…[featuring] enough hilarious one-liners to fuel a Neil Simon comedy.” Thur.,...

Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds & Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms & Reverberations

Mint Museum Uptown 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$25
The Mint celebrates the opening of two landmark exhibits. Featuring over 40 dynamic landscapes spanning the artist’s career, Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds debuts in Charlotte, the first of only two venues where it’s scheduled to appear in the US. The Bearden/Picasso: Rhythms and Reverberations exhibit invites viewers to compare and contrast Picasso’s work to that of Black Charlotte-born painter and collagist Romare Bearden.

Black Film Series: ‘Watermelon Woman’ & ‘Destination Planet Negro’

Independent Picture House 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC
$10 – $12
Independent Picture House’s Black Film Series presents mock documentary 'The Watermelon Woman' (1996), which follows a Black lesbian filmmaker on the trail of a beautiful Black actress who played a mammy character in 1930s dramas. Also, in the satirical send-up of cheap sci-fi flicks 'Destination Planet Negro' (2013), three African American intellectuals respond to Jim Crow in 1939 by building and manning a rocket to Mars. Things go haywire and they land in America in...

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Recurring
Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$31
Given The Beatles’ overarching ambitions and vision from 1965 on, a program of orchestral re-imaginings of the Fab Four’s oeuvre is not that far a stretch. For good or ill, The Beatles’ practice of augmenting pop with orchestral flourishes spawned an entire sub-genre (The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra). This tribute ensemble is presented and bolstered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Recurring
Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$31
Given The Beatles’ overarching ambitions and vision from 1965 on, a program of orchestral re-imaginings of the Fab Four’s oeuvre is not that far a stretch. For good or ill, The Beatles’ practice of augmenting pop with orchestral flourishes spawned an entire sub-genre (The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra). This tribute ensemble is presented and bolstered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Adam Sandler

Spectrum Center 333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
$35
A comic that defined the field in the ’90s and early 2000s, Adam Sandler returns to his stand-up roots. By now, Sandler’s apparent contradictions have taken on a warm nostalgic glow. His dumb (albeit funny) comedies will never be confused with good films, and they rely too much on Sandler yelling like an angry man child. Meanwhile, his serious film roles display considerable dramatic range. Which is the real Sandman? His stand-up act suggests he’s...

Grier Heights: Community Is Family Open House

Grier Heights Community Center 3100 Leroy Street, Charlotte, NC
Free
Join Levine Museum of the New South and the Grier Heights Community Center for a free open house on Saturday, February 18, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. to view our exhibition Grier Heights: Community is Family. This traveling exhibition highlights the history and tenacity of Grier Heights, one of Charlotte’s first independent Black communities.

As We Journey Through

Charlotte Ballet 701 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$15
Celebrate Black History Month and join Charlotte Ballet II for a contemporary dance performance and audience talkback inspired by the Smithsonian exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. This brand new work, created by Choreographer Ashley Lindsey, focuses on the revolutionary men of color who have come before us. The achievements of the “men of change” are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American journey—achievements of excellence in spite of society’s barriers.

Drew Lynch

Ovens Auditorium 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Back in 2017, comedian Drew Lynch debuted on Conan O’Brien with a stand-up set about stuttering, dating and turtle shells. Until his 20s, Lynch was a chatty actor, until a softball injury left him with a severe stutter. No matter, with his sly comedy he came in second place on Season 10 of 'America’s Got Talent,' and has since amassed a large YouTube following for his original animated series, vlog and comedy sketches.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Recurring
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Growing up in a tiny Texas town, visionary choreographer Alvin Ailey was profoundly influenced by Black church services and music from the local dance hall. In 1958 he launched the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The multi-racial dance ensemble electrify the stage with contemporary works by in-demand choreographers and classic favorites from the repertory. Each program closes with Revelations, which Ailey said came from “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist...

King Buffalo, The Swell Fellas

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC
$17.30
With a brooding buildup of hovering synths, King Buffalo’s barnstorming title track to their 2022 LP 'Regenerator' kicks into gear with scything guitar riffs, crisp galloping drums and an addictively catchy melody. The Rochester, New York trio flows seamlessly from heavy blues rock to psychedelic prog and whip-smart pop. Nashville’s The Swell Fellas deliver equally heavy psych rock with a mystical bent that suggests the result of dropping acid in a biker bar.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Recurring
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
$29.50
Growing up in a tiny Texas town, visionary choreographer Alvin Ailey was profoundly influenced by Black church services and music from the local dance hall. In 1958 he launched the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The multi-racial dance ensemble electrify the stage with contemporary works by in-demand choreographers and classic favorites from the repertory. Each program closes with Revelations, which Ailey said came from “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist...

Events

Savor Charlotte

Charlotte-area Restaurants NC
$$$
Experience why Charlotte is in the national spotlight as a culinary destination. This is your official invitation to Savor Charlotte, a two-week celebration of the chefs, mixologists and culinary community who define the flavor the Queen City. From March 8-22, discover can’t miss hands-on classes and demonstrations from industry trendsetters, exclusive menus from tastemakers and special offers from top restaurateurs. This is the story of Charlotte told by the culinary artists who call Charlotte home.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$25
In Selina Fillinger’s savage, riotous POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a group of unwitting heroines, ranging from the Chief of Staff to the mistress to the First Lady herself, must keep the toxic office culture of the White House from tipping into international disaster. This recent Broadway hit will be Charlotte Conservatory Theatre's second full production.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$25
In Selina Fillinger’s savage, riotous POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a group of unwitting heroines, ranging from the Chief of Staff to the mistress to the First Lady herself, must keep the toxic office culture of the White House from tipping into international disaster. This recent Broadway hit will be Charlotte Conservatory Theatre's second full production.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$25
In Selina Fillinger’s savage, riotous POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a group of unwitting heroines, ranging from the Chief of Staff to the mistress to the First Lady herself, must keep the toxic office culture of the White House from tipping into international disaster. This recent Broadway hit will be Charlotte Conservatory Theatre's second full production.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Recurring
Booth Playhouse 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
$25
In Selina Fillinger’s savage, riotous POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a group of unwitting heroines, ranging from the Chief of Staff to the mistress to the First Lady herself, must keep the toxic office culture of the White House from tipping into international disaster. This recent Broadway hit will be Charlotte Conservatory Theatre's second full production.