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!
Join us for CleanAIRE NC's annual fundraiser to celebrate victories and honor champions in the fight for a sustainable future and healthy climate. The free event will highlight CleanAIRE NC's program work, honor North Carolinians for their dedication to tackling the climate crisis, and share ways to get involved. Guests will have the opportunity to network with other climate advocates and enjoy appetizers and (2) drinks on the house. Donations welcome!
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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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!
You may recognize Kiana Ledé from her acting roles in MTV’s Scream or the Netflix series All About the Washingtons, but she’s always been about her music. Having won a record contract and starring role in a Kidz Bop video at 14 years old, Kiana grew up to become a certified pop R&B star, releasing her debut album Kiki in April 2020, debuting at No. 30 on the Billboard 200.
More than 380,000 people in the Charlotte area suffer from lung disease, including lung cancer, COPD and asthma. In North Carolina alone, nearly 4,700 people will die from the disease this year. However, there is hope, as the survival rate has increased by nearly 40% in the last decade. Funding research, encouraging lung cancer screening and reducing stigma around the disease saves lives.
Wrapping up Hispanic Heritage Month, cultural journalist and advocate Sorayda Díaz curates this annual exhibition to bring to life stories like those told in her digital magazine, VozEs. The talented selection of local artists includes more than a dozen local Hispanic artists showing works in a diverse range of mediums from photography to sculpture, offering a unique perspective on the experiences and creativity of immigrants in the United States. The exhibit opening will include musical...
Local playwright Michael Garcia premiered his play Stuff Inside My Head, which he wrote to encourage more Black and Latino men to seek treatment for potential mental health issues, at Central Piedmont Community College in January. Now he’s back at the school with a second run thanks to popular demand. Written in September 2021, the play was based on a book of poetry Garcia wrote while experiencing depression.
NashVegas session aces Here Come the Mummies and funk party monsters Perpetual Groove grace night one of Moo & Brew’s Rocktober, but night two’s lineup is the better catch. A robust Americana vein runs through Charleston combo Susto’s country rock. Charlotte’s Family Video first caught our ears with electroclash single/video “The Image.” The 5-piece drops an EP this month featuring sinister/catchy noise-rocker “Continental Drift” and metal machine stomp “Holy Ghost.”
The image promoting Austin dark-wave artist Curse Mackey’s Electric Exorcism Tour is a collage of a Cyclops Virgin Mary flanked by cherubs and a syringe. It captures the witty goth vibe of this bill perfectly. Mackey’s “Dead Fingers Talk” harnesses percolating synths and from-a-whisper-to-a-scream dynamics. L.A.’s I Speak Machine (Tara Busch and Maf Lewis) brings fractured electronics and Busch’s Lene Lovich-style vocal gymnastics to the post-apocalyptic party.
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In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, join Levine Museum of the New South, Metrolina Native American Association, Independent Picture House, and USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center for a short film screening night featuring works of Indigenous artists and NC-based students, followed by a panel discussion.
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.
Wear your best costume for this awesome Halloween bash at Copper Premium Pub, just minutes from Charlotte! Incredible food, drink, rock MUSIC & spirits... the spooky kind👻🎃🦇☠️ We'll be bringing you an all new, rocking setlist with plenty of surprises. Join us howling at the moon this Halloween! 🌙