Robert Smalls’ life traced a trajectory from escaped slave to Civil War hero to South Carolina legislator and US Congressman. He piloted two warships and helped create South Carolina’s first public schools. Artifacts in this exhibit — offering a view of war and reconstruction — include letters, photos and a replica of the “big house” where Smalls was enslaved. $5-$8
Presented by: Mills Entertainment. The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations. $25-$75
Presented by: Opera Carolina. La Traviata has an age-old theme that's still relevant. (Both Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge! adapted the romance between a "working girl" and the wealthy suitor who offers her a better life. Hollywood gave it a happy ending, but Verdi gave us one of the most glorious death scenes in all of opera. $20-$154
Includes works by female artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and Grace Hartigan, as well as works by their colleagues Perle Fine, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Getchoff, Deborah Remington, Ethel Schwabacher, Mary Abbott and Judith Godwin.
The Charlotte Chorale is currently scheduling auditions for adult singers to take part in its exciting new season! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Singers should be able to read choral music and be available for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings. All voice parts are welcome; the Chorale is particularly interested in adding tenors and basses to its ranks. Auditions will take place at Ascension Lutheran Church located at 1225 E. Morehead Street in Charlotte. To schedule an audition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today! Freehttp://CharlotteChoraleInc.org
Join a conversation with Julia Marie Robinson, associate professor in religious studies, as she discusses her book, Race, Religion and the Pulpit, and examines how the church became the catalyst for economic empowerment, community building, and the formation of an urban African American working class. A reception and book signing will follow the conversation. Complimentary parking will be available in lot at 420 E. 9th Street, directly across Brevard Street from Center City. Registration is requested. Freehttp://clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking
The Latin Music Concert Series seeks to showcase a variety of rhythms from Latin America, highlighting the talents of local musicians. The January 26 concert will feature "The Music from Mexico", from classical music performed by cellist Tanja Bechtler and the Bechtler Ensemble, to contemporary rhythms that will include guitar, percussion, and voice. $20/ $15 Mint membershttp://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/1166/latin-music-concert-series-5/
COTU presents: Douglas Adam's, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" the misadventures of the last surviving human, Arthur Dent, following the demolition of the planet Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Dent is rescued from Earth's destruction by Ford Prefect, a human-like alien writer for the eccentric, electronic travel guide- 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', by getting a lift on a passing spacecraft. Following the rescue, Dent explores the galaxy with Prefect and crew of the Heart of Gold as they seek the answer (and question) to life, the universe, and everything $15 suggested donation. Free.http://www.citizensoftheuniverse.org