The best defense is a good offense. Join Kung Fu San Soo black belt certified instructor, Don Petty, to learn personal awareness, safety, and fighting skills to feel confident every day! Registration required. FREE Information Session on Wed, 10/23/2013 at 7pm (YWCA on Park Road) *no sign-ups required for info session. Member Series Rate: $120 (all classes), Non-Member Series Rate: $130 (all classes), $30 Per Class Drop In Fee.
LaCa Projects and Windsor Jewelers are teaming up to present this special engagement that raises money for McColl Center for Visual Art. Folks attending can browse art by Latin American artists — including large-scale works by Santiago Quesnel and other works by Otto Apuy, Juan Dolhare, Wifredo Lam, Ricardo “Chino” Morales (see pictured painting), and Jesús Rafael Soto — in the museum’s Disruption exhibit and contemporary jewelry by Ippolita. The shenanigans also include hors d’oeuvres from Uptown Catering Company, dessert from Fourth Ward Bread Co. and wine from D’vine Wine Cafe. (Anita Overcash)
Artists who make up the Triptych Collective have compiled a series of multi-media presentations that focus on the meaning of home and 1930s-era mill strikes in the southern Piedmont. In addition, this special event will also feature dance from the Moving Poets and live music from Ancient Cities and Colby Dobbs. Proceeds raised will benefit Charlotte Family Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides housing assistance to families in need. (Anita Overcash) $10
This group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org. This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion. freehttp://www.lupusnc.org
Starving Artist Productions flagship show. Now in our eighth season. A reflective and modern thematic one-act that combines live original music, monologues for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Nominated for two years as "theatre event of the year." Based on the writings of Frederick Buechner. Various times Dec. 12 - 21, with special event nights. $15-35
The star of TLC’s Cake Boss, brings a special holiday show with demonstrations, behind-the-scene stories from his hit TV show, a Q&A session, and cupcake/cake decorating. $35.75-$45.75
Graduating art education students present their own work alongside of work by the K-12 students they have been teaching. Opening reception on Dec. 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held in Rowe Galleries.
Vote on your favorite gingerbread creation. $1 for each time you vote. All proceeds will benefit the Levine Children's Hospital.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should create. This is a lesson well-learned in flicks like Frankenstein and The Terminator. In both films, disaster strikes — a mad scientist stitches together a lumbering monster and artificially intelligent machines attempt to destroy the human race — all due to man’s longing to create. Luckily, the latest mechanical pieces assembled by folks at Davidson College are far less threatening. Even better, the works are a parody of Norman White’s “Helpless Robot,” which was incapable of movement. Parodic Machines will feature works by artists Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam and Fernando Orellana, while Desiring Machines will feature works by Paula Gaetano Adi, curator for Parodic Machines and longtime creator of robotic artwork. Reception on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parodic Machines is held in Van Every Gallery. Desiring Machines is held in Smith Gallery.
The exhibit features works by Paula Gaetano Adi. Opening reception on Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held in the Smith Gallery.