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Visulite Theatre (map)
1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth
phone 704-358-9200

Common Read 2016-17: Héctor Tobar's "The Barbarian Nurseries"

Mon., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.

The Queens Common Read Committee has selected "The Barbarian Nurseries" (2011) by Héctor Tobar for the 2016-2017 Common Read program. A critically-acclaimed book, The Barbarian Nurseries was winner of the California Book Award for Fiction and a Los Angeles Times Best Seller. It was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe. Queens welcomes Tobar to campus on February 20, 2017. The author will conduct a reading and discussion of his novel, "The Barbarian Nurseries." free

Ketner Auditorium at Queens University (map)
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Myers Park
phone 704-337-2200
Common Read 2016-17: Héctor Tobar's "The Barbarian Nurseries"

Pour Your Heart Out

Mon., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.
thecrocknc@gmail.com
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DOORS AT 7/ SHOW 7:30 (SHOW RUNS APPX. 1.5 HOURS) An innovative approach towards experiencing the flavor of the spoken word, The Grind is produced in collaboration with creative coffee consult and host Not Just Coffee. This month's theme, Pour Your Heart Out, will tell tales of the heart, from the heart. For this event, each story is paired with an individual serving of a crafted beverage chosen specifically to enhance the experience of live storytelling. Staying true to The Crock’s mission of genre bending storytelling, this event promises to be a fusion $20

https://thecrock.ticketleap.com/pour-your-heart-out/
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Packard Place (map)
222 S. Church Street
Uptown
phone 704-248-5660
Pour Your Heart Out

17th Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program

Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28

The 17th Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program showcases the creative talents of City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools employees, retirees and family members. The exhibit includes works of art in all mediums, from photography and sculpture to painting and mixed media. Free

http://www.nationalartsprogram.org/venues/charlotte-mecklenburg-county
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (map)
600 East Fourth Street
Uptown
phone 311

Natural Element: One Man Show Featuring Robert Brown

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28
phone 704-333-4535
providenceartgallery@gmail.com

Natural Element Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 10th 2017, 6 - 9 PM On display thru February. Robert Brown focuses his search for Natural Element, the people, places, and occurrences connecting our life experience, through his local cityscapes, landscapes, and seascapes. Brown’s work examines the region’s abundant and beauteous flora and fauna—inspiring NC artists for centuries.

http://www.providencegallery.net
Providence Gallery (map)
601-A Providence Road
Myers Park
phone 704-333-4535-
providenceartgallery@gmail.com
Natural Element: One Man Show Featuring Robert Brown

Cool Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores science and physics through hands-on interaction and experimentation. The exhibit allows visitors to launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can, use a laser to listen to secret messages and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Explore More Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit, which allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials that involve magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

KidScience

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
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Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

World Alive

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores the Earths's biodiversity, through a range of habitats and live species. From rainforests to aquariums, viewers can broaden their education and experience related hands-on activities. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

The interactive exhibit features Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to illustrate the profound changes in the South since the Civil War. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children 6-18 years old; Free for children 5 years old and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered

Through April 23

An exhibition expanding of works from the museum’s collection including modern and contemporary artists. Includes a number of themes beginning with an introduction to the Bechtler family and the artists with whom they were close including Adolf Luther, Joan Miró, Italo Valenti, and Eduardo Chillida.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-353-9200
Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

Genghis Khan

Through April 30

Explore the culture, conquests and heritage of the world's greatest conqueror when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan are presented in Charlotte for the first time. Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds and marketplaces of a vanished world. Explore Genghis Khan's life and those of his sons and grandsons during the formation, peak and decline of the Mongol Empire. View gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts. $13-$17

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Her Place Was Making History: Mary Myers Dwelle

Through March 5

Celebrating the role of Mary Myers Dwelle, the driving force behind the creation of The Mint Museum.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

Caroline Calouche & Co. Summer Intensive

Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 704-844-0449
classes@carolinecalouche.org
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Summer Intensive July 10-28 Ages 12+ Take your dancing and circus skills to the next level in CC&Co.’s Summer Intensive. Classes in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, partner acrobatics, handbalancing, Cyr Wheel, aerial sling, silks, trapeze, rope, Spanish web, improvisation and choreography. Open to all levels of dance and circus arts. 1-3 week options Students participating in the last 2 weeks will perform in the SI Showcase on July 28. 1 week = $400 2 weeks = $700 3 weeks = $900

http://carolinecalouche.org/classes/summer-intensive/
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Caroline Calouche & Co. Studios (map)
9129 Monroe Rd., Suite 150
Matthews
phone 704-804-2731
classes@carolinecalouche.org
Caroline Calouche & Co.  Summer Intensive
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