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Romare Bearden Gallery

Wednesdays-Sundays

A permanent gallery devoted to the work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), who was born in Charlotte. Bearden is best known for his groundbreaking use of collage and vibrant portrayals of American life, depicting subjects that range from contemporary urban scenes to nostalgic recollections of the rural South.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

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 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

Charlotte's Pole to Pole Flag

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

This exhibit traces a Charlotte city flag's journey to the North and South Poles. $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

Mecklenburg: Crossroads of Commerce

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

Tells the story of Charlotte from the nation's first Gold Rush through the Civil War, World War II and other significant events leading to the present day. $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

Settlement in the Backcountry

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

Learn about 18th century settlers who traveled the Great Wagon Road into the rugged N.C. Piedmont frontier. You can also view Charlotte as it appeared in 1775 through an interactive diorama. $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

Solving the Rock House Mysteries

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

Chronicles the restoration of the Alexander homesite and explores the names, faces, myths and legends surrounding the more than 230-year-old home. $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

Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum exhibit

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.

Museum offers a glimpse into the significant role that trolleys played in the social and economic development of Charlotte.

Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum (map)
1507 Camden Road
South End
phone 704-375-0850

Spoken Word and Comedy Open Mic

Thursdays, 8-11:15 p.m.
phone 980-349-6311
tamarrastarra@gmail.com
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Come join us on Thursdays night at Liquid Lounge for a moment of inspiration and laughter as we celebrate life through the arts of spoken word and comedy. Open Mic list opens @ 7 first come first serve. Questions call Starr @ 980-349-6311 10.00$

The Uptown Comedy Show

Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.

Come to laugh at standup acts by local comedians. Hosted by Paul Pallotta. Free admission

Fitzgerald's Irish Pub (map)
201 E 5th St.
Uptown
phone 704-370-0687

A Century of Helping Hands: 100th Anniversary of Mecklenburg Red Cross

Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through June 24
phone 704-708-4996
info@matthewsheritagemuseum.org

The Matthews Heritage Museum and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are joining together to put on the exhibit “A Century of Helping Hands"in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross in Mecklenburg County. The exhibit opens February 4 and will run to June 24, 2017. Many Red Cross chapters were founded in the US in 1917 as part of the effort to serve soldiers in World War I. Adults $4, 10 - 17 $2; under 10 free, Free first Saturday of the month

http://www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org
Matthews Heritage Museum (map)
232 N. Trade Street
Matthews
phone 704-708-4996
info@matthewsheritagemuseum.org
A Century of Helping Hands: 100th Anniversary of Mecklenburg Red Cross

Paint & Sip at Paint Craze Studio

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-9 p.m.
phone 980-221-9988
info@paintcraze.com
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Paint, Drink and Have Fun at Paint Craze Charlotte! Local artists will entertain and guide you to create a featured masterpiece while you sip on your favorite cocktails from the Paint Craze Art Bar! Beginners encouraged! All art supplies provided and you go home with your finished painting on canvas! Limited seats - Check out the calendar and register in advance online! 35.00

http://www.paintcraze.com/events/NC
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Paint Craze (map)
5028 S. Blvd Suite F
South End
phone 980-221-9988
Paint & Sip at Paint Craze Studio

American Ceramics, 1825-1875

Wednesdays-Sundays

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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Arts of Africa

Wednesdays-Sundays

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

Classically Inspired: European Ceramics Circa 1800

Wednesdays-Sundays

The exhibit features examples of European ceramics and other works from the museum's permanent collection, which were inspired by classical antiquities.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000
<i>Classically Inspired: European Ceramics Circa 1800</i>
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