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.
Taking place in the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with Chris, an American G.I., but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / $25+ / Varies
Urban Bush Women’s uniquely bold and boundary-pushing storytelling weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Hair & Other Stories is crafted from personal narratives gathered in kitchens, living rooms, and from social media and will leave you wondrously and often humorously disquieted regarding the nature of our current society.
Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College / $12-$22 / 8 p.m.
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” get ready for 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything from pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square / $25+ / 7:30 p.m.
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget.
Head to the dance floor for a dance party unlike any other with Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Take advantage of free dance lessons with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company plus complimentary snacks, party favors and a cash bar.
Check out this joint exhibition featuring new, individual and collaborative works by Memphis artists, Stephanie King and Pam McDonnell. Olly Olly Oxen Free, a playful phrase used in children’s games, characterizes the inventive nature and creative process of King and McDonnell’s collaborative artwork.
Anne Neilson Fine Art - 532 Governor Morrison / Free / 6-8 p.m.
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.