Performances Friday, May 24 through Saturday, June 8
In Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle, a producer and his accountant aim to scam their investors by producing the biggest flop on Broadway. Only one thing goes awry, the show is a smash hit. Winner of 12 Tony Awards, The Producers proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender.”
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.
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
Marvel at the hundreds of pieces making up dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and more. By day explore the Garden and glass sculpture, while by night (Thursdays-Sundays) enjoy the illuminated sculptures and listen to live music (with a beverage) in the Beer Garden.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden / $7.95-$14.95 (Free under 2) / Daily: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Nights Thu-Sun: 6-10 p.m.
Form, Figure, Gesture brings together four artists, Bonnie Goldberg, Lisa Moore, Gail Ragains, and Daniela Schweitzer, in a group exhibition to explore individual interpretations of the human figure. Variations in pose, movement, and form demonstrate complexities and bring energy and emotion to the artwork.
Anne Neilson Fine Art - 532 Governor Morrison Street / Free / 6–8 p.m.
Don’t miss the summer classic, Jaws, on the deck beginning with live music at 7 p.m. with the movie starting at 8:30 p.m. Come early to snag the best first-come, first-served seating and food and drinks from JJ’s Red Hots, King of Pops Charlotte and Resident Culture Brewing Company. Pro-tip: Bring your own blanket and low back chairs for maximum comfort and you can bring your own food but please no glass.
ArtPop is quite literally a non-profit street gallery, they promote the work of local artists on national billboards, newsstands and more. This annual fundraiser helps ArtPop pay for opportunities for local artists to show their work.
The Taste of Charlotte Festival, presented by Food Lion, is a 3 day festival with over 100 samples from 30+ area restaurants and fun for all ages! Expect beer, wine, live music and entertainment, cooking demos, street performances, a kids area, unique shopping and a variety of local, regional and national partners interacting with festival goers, providing information, coupons and giveaways.
Uptown on N Tryon St between Stonewall & 5th Street / Free admission / Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. & Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Join the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association at its annual alumni and student art exhibit. Curated by a panel of alumni, the exhibit will feature work from UNC Charlotte alumni and students who, while not necessarily from the College of Arts + Architecture, have a passion for art.
“Show Boat” comes to the Halton stage to kick off the 2019 Central Piedmont Summer Theatre season. Based on the bestselling novel by Edna Ferber, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, follow a family of performers on the Mississippi River. All sales final. No refunds. Free parking.
Dale F. Halton Theater - 1206 Elizabeth Avenue / $10-$22 / 7:30 p.m.
This classic finds the Roman slave Pseudolus scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master’s son Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. Join in for the comic complications that ensue involving blackmail, mistaken identities, long-lost children, slapstick humor and bawdy jokes. Recommended for ages 13 and over.
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts - Fullwood Theatre / $19-$22 / Fri-Sat: 7:30 p.m. & Sun: 2 p.m.
WDAV and Charlotte’s New Music Festival present the Beo String Quartet, who will perform a program loaded with world premieres of chamber works. Tickets include a commemorative Small Batch glass filled with a beer from Free Range.
Celebrate the humanities with an all local day festival at The Shed Amphitheater (right next to the Sugar Creek Station on the light rail) featuring a diverse lineup of DJ’s, bands and artists all coming together to showcase their talents.