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All That Sparkles: 20th Century Artists' Jewelry

Through Jan. 8, 2017

This exhibit focuses on the art of jewelry, featuring work from Harry Bertoia and Claire Falkenstein, as well as Bechtler Collection artists Alberto Giacometti, Alicia Penalba, Raffael Benazzi, and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
phone 704-353-9200

Almost Famous Comedy Show

Wed., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Produced by Charlotte Magazine's pick for Best Comedian and local favorite Blayr Nias, the Almost Famous Comedy Show is a monthly competition for up and coming comics. Each show is closed by a nationally touring headliner that will have you rolling in the aisles. So come, laugh, vote, and help an aspiring comic win a professional Comedy Zone gig! Almost Famous Comedy Show: they may be almost famous but they're ABSOLUTELY funny!

The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3
phone 980-321-4702

American Ceramics, 1825-1875


The mid-nineteenth was a time for evolution, expansion and innovation for American ceramics. On view in this exhibit are works of art from the museum’s permanent collection, selected to illustrate the variety of American wares produced in the second and third quarters of the nineteenth century. The objects range from the unadorned to the ornamented and include examples from prominent manufacturers and craftsmen active during this time period.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000
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American Quilt Classics: The Bresler Collection


Featuring Fleur and Charles Bresler's collection of American quilts. The quilts showcase a variety of visual impact, historical value, pictorial imagery and historical fabrics.

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

Andy Braitman Solo Show

Through Sept. 30

The solo show features artwork by Andy Braitman.

Shain Gallery (map)
2823 Selwyn Ave.
Myers Park
phone 704-334-7744

Arts of Africa


A collection of art forms showcasing the vast cultural, physical, historical and religious diversity that can be found across the African continent.

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

B4 Nine Toastmasters

Wednesdays, 7:45-9 a.m. Continues through Dec. 28
Vice President Public Relations, Julie Faust,

Whether you are a marketplace leader, church leader or prospective leader in either area, B4NineToastmasters will give you the skills and confidence that you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. You’ll find a place to safely explore your leadership style, formulate ideas and give life to your ideas through verbal expression. Free
Journey Church (map)
15711 Brookway Dr
phone 704-777-9585

Battle of the Vocals - A Karaoke Contest

Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Continues through Oct. 5
phone 704-717-2727
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Come on out and bring your friends to the hottest place to be in the University Area! There will be 5 weeks of qualifying rounds where contestants will sing their signature songs to compete for $1000 in the finals! Qualifying rounds will be judged by audience participation! RSVP to the Facebook event today! $0
The Press Box Bar & Grill (map)
9609 N. Tryon St.
phone 704-717-2727
Battle of the Vocals -  A Karaoke Contest

Beer Tasting

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.

Taste a variety of beers and enjoy the $3 draft specials. Free

Common Market (Plaza-Midwood location) (map)
2007 Commonwealth Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-334-6209

Bluegrass Brunch

Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m.
phone 704 333 5554

Sunday July 26th sees the debut of Bluegrass Brunch at Rí Rá. Enjoy a southern style brunch and bloody mary bar while listening to a live bluegrass band! Choose between seating in our beautiful music room or outside in the sunshine of our upstairs patio. Walk ins are allowed, reservations are suggested. Email or open table at
RiRa Irish Pub (map)
208 N. Tryon St.
phone 704-333-5554
Bluegrass Brunch

Charlotte Film Festival

Wed., Sept. 28, Thu., Sept. 29, Fri., Sept. 30, Sat., Oct. 1 and Sun., Oct. 2

This film festival features an assortment of award-winning and internationally acclaimed films throughout its week-long run. Check back for updates on locations

Charlotte Film Festival

Through Oct. 2

In 2006, the Charlotte Film Festival was created to give established and emerging filmmakers a weekend festival to showcase their works for industry peers and avid enthusiasts of independent film. In 2014, the Charlotte Film Festival was enveloped by Charlotte Cinema Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Charlotte Cinema Arts is dedicated to creating a hub for cinematic history, digital arts, industry professionals, educational outreach, and to encourage opportunities for people to engage with cinema beyond the multiplexes. ​

Ayrsley Grand Cinemas (map)
9110 Kings Parade Blvd
Steele Creek

Charlotte Nature Museum Exhibits

Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley, hanging out in "Our Big Backyard" or exploring the Paw Paw Nature Trail.

Charlotte Nature Museum (map)
1658 Sterling Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-372-6261

Charlotte Running Club


A social club that seeks to mix fun events with running. For more information, visit

Charlotte Stories: Our Collections, Your Treasures

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Highlights a variety of treasures from the Charlotte Museum of History collection, as well as borrowed items. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774
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