Since 1998, the Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards. This event was created to honor the philanthropic giving that many foreign-owned firms in the 16-county region have given to non-profit organizations in the Charlotte area. MICA also recognizes three individuals or organizations who have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte's international community. Join us as we recognize and celebrate these philanthropists for their work in the Charlotte community. For tickets and sponsorship information, contact the Charlotte International Cabinet.
Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, naive--and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn't possibly survive on her own . . . or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down.
Stache House is Charlotte’s newest bar and lounge located in the historic South End neighborhood. Featuring high-end liquors, specialty martinis, select wines, craft beer and a variety of flavored hookah ‘Stache House creates the ideal environment for the busy Charlotte sophisticate to relax and enjoy after work cocktails or celebratory drinks. There is no cover but you are responsible for purchasing your own drinks. n/a
Dave Cable, Executive Director of TreesCharlotte, and Patrick George, Chair of The Queen's Crown discuss the state of Charlotte's trees. The meeting begins with pizza at 6:30, is free, open to the public and you do not have to be a member of Sierra Club to attend.. Free
Prerequisite: Bellydance Level 1 with Zarifa. Veil dance and zill (finger symbols) techniques are taught. Soft shoes, comfortable dancewear and exercise mats needed. M/$56 B/$34 NM/$80 per session
The exhibit features a site-specific salt installation, as well as recent drawings, photography, sketchbooks and more by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto.
With gallery closings on the rise, we’re especially pleased to announce a reopening. Hidell Brooks Gallery, which closed its doors back in November of 2012 to renovate and expand its quarters, is back in the game with three distinct exhibition spaces and more storage space. The new floorplan is credited to Lindsay Smith — who also designed the gallery back in 1998 — of Dimcheff Smith Studio. To celebrate, Hidell Brooks will be having a reception for its 15 Year Anniversary Group. The exhibit will showcase artwork by 34 different artists of varying styles and mediums. They include works by artist Sherrie Wolf, who combines detailed still lifes with a backdrop of whimsical landscapes, portraiture and scenery; Selena Beaudry, who uses cut-up pieces of painted paper to intricately layer her colorful, funky compositions; and Miranda Lake, who uses wax and collage to create psychedelic nature displays. Katherine Ace, Philip Geiger, Johan Hagaman, David Kroll, Rana Raochet, Amanda Talley, and many others will also be sharing. Free admission
It's no big surprise that Vicki Sawyer grew up with a family that loved nature or that it rubbed off on the Tennessee-based artist, who frequently paints portraits of animals and surrounding aspects of the wilderness. Her acrylic works are realistic, yet somewhat unnatural in appearance. Having worked closely with painting birds, Sawyer deviates by painting on accessories like hats and masks to her feathered and/or furry subjects. Her latest exhibit at Lark & Key features paintings like these, in addition to others — some of which include a sheep with an assortment of birds nesting in its fur and a child clothed in vines with a bird sitting on his shoulders. It's all just too cute to be true. With pottery by Paula Smith. Opening reception on April 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission
Spring has sprung at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery! Award-winning artist Joni Purk creates vibrant oils with brush or palette knife in many different pictorial styles. On view in May: Purk's seasonal tableaus of flowers, animals, and plants, along with work on this theme by other CFA represented artists. Highlighted THRU May 31. Opening Reception/Meet the Artists: First Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments served. Gallery hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun and Mon. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FREE