Fashion and style lovers do not want to miss this exhibit on display now through next spring. Expect to be immersed in a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and explore increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits.
Check out The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic medium of collage. Charlotte native Romare Bearden is widely credited with rejuvenating and reinvigorating the technique. His work, which has long been a highlight of The Mint Museum’s collection, serves as the point of departure for this fascinating exhibition.
Monica is ready to say goodbye. Rex is preparing for a reunion. Emily is seeking forgiveness. And Rene is hoping to provide answers that lie beyond this world. The Great Beyond is a heartbreaking paranormal comedy about family, loss, and forgiveness.
Break out the tissues for this adaptation of the best-selling novel and Academy Award-winning movie. Terms of Endearment traces the relationship between a highly opinionated mother and her feisty daughter as they seek to find humor and courage in the face of life’s challenges. This funny, touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds, between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers – both old and new.
Hear from Bryn Chancellor herself about her award-winning novel Sycamore (chosen in 2017 for Oprah’s “O’s Top 20 Books to Read This Summer” and optioned for television) which transports you to a small town where a corpse of a missing teenage girl has been accidentally uncovered and leads the entire town to reflect on the victim and themselves, dredging up old memories and old hurts.
SOCO Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Georgia-based painter Holly Coulis. Coulis’s gouaches and oil paintings are iconic interpretations of traditional still lifes. The artist creates playful compositions that incorporate multiple points of view and complicate preconceived notions of space and transparency. Wednesday, March 27 is the Opening Reception and Thursday, March 28 is the Artist Walkthrough.
Add a little culture and craft beer to your Sunday with WDAV and Free Range Brewing. Cellist Norbert Lewandowski will present music by Phillip Glass; Pulitzer-prize winner David Lang and the young American composer Andy Akiho. Lewandowski’s use of technology and recorded cellos will challenge your conception of chamber music. Your $12 ticket includes a beer and commemorative glass.
Free Range Brewing - 2320 N Davidson St / $12 / 4 p.m.
For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring featuring nearly 80 events and activities plus beautiful gardens, friendly folks, and plenty of festival fun like a parade, live music, food trucks, fireworks, a barbecue cook-off and entertainment for all ages.
Rock Hill, SC / Free (for most events) / See full schedule
On view from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, December 1
Tapestries of the Modern Era is an exploration and presentation of over 40 tapestries created by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture, including Alexander Calder, Le Corbusier, Ebony Patterson, and Pablo Picasso among many others. The exhibition will highlight the museum’s in-depth collection of tapestries from the mid-20th century and will be the first time that the museum’s entire tapestries collection will be on view at once.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / $0-$9 / Museum hours
You’re invited to McColl Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala, an evening of artistic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts, a silent auction featuring the work of alumni artists, dancing, and live performances. All proceeds support McColl Center championing contemporary artists and sparking creative experiences for positive community impact.
McColl Center - 721 N Tryon Street / $250–$1,000 / 7–11 p.m.
Piedmont Culinary Guild is partnering with CPCC’s Sensoria Arts and Literature Celebration for a very special Food & Wine Festival featuring 15 of Charlotte’s finest chefs providing locally-sourced dishes paired with a North Carolina wine. International wines will also be available for sampling, along with wine education classes featuring Riedel glassware.
Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building - 425 N Kings Drive / $65 / 12-4 p.m.
This year’s festival itinerary includes four days of educational and empowering film screenings, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. In addition, the CBFF’s prestigious Red Carpet “Vision Awards” will recognize the achievements of emerging actors, composers, screenwriters and directors.
Charlotte Convention Center / $10-$129 / Times vary
Held on one of the best dance floors in Charlotte, enjoy 4 hours of Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ, live musicians, and unique themes to celebrate multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, visual and performing art. Guests can samba, salsa, bachata, cha cha, line dance, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy other performing and visual art like live painting. Pro tip: free dance lessons at 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Spring Workswill show the beauty and power of our artists through British choreographer David Dawson’s Opus 11, a new commission by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett and, returning to the stage after resounding success and powerful audience response, Johan Inger’s stylistic game-changer Walking Mad.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, in partnership with Bank of America, is looking out for you night owls. The museum opens its four gallery floors to the public the third Friday of each month. This is designed for guests who don’t normally have the opportunity to see the galleries during normal hours, so get exploring.
Uptown, 420 S. Tryon St. / Free / Third Friday, 5-9 p.m.
What better way to enjoy Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens than with a drink in hand? In the golden evening hours when the warm light of the setting sun illuminates thousands of buds and blooms, you can sip a beverage and unwind with a stroll through the gardens. On select nights, live music will fill the air at Lost Hollow’s Hillside Theatre.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens / $12.95 / 5-9 p.m.
The rail trail is a public path that runs through the heart of the city, passing many landmarks on the way. Walk or bike it for a good workout with great food and art stops along the way. We even have an itinerary for you – just search “rail trail itineraries” on the CA website.
You can get all the best of the performing arts without buying a plane ticket to the Big Apple at Blumenthal Performing Arts! Upcoming shows include School of Rock, Les Miserables and the Little Mermaid. Make the night extra special by eating at one of their restaurant partners.
The Funny Bus is the most entertaining way to get to know the Queen City. The 90-minute tour puts a comedic spin on everything you need to know about Charlotte’s history and architecture. Best part? You can bring your own beer or wine.