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17th Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program

Starts Feb. 1. 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

Adult Workshop – Painting the Portrait from Photography with Todd Baxter

Sat., Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 704-541-0741
info@CharlotteFineArt.com

The goal for this workshop will be to give the participant a workable process for painting the portrait from a photograph. Sharing simple tips to get you off to a good start with your drawing, the key to a strong finished piece. Shadow shapes and values will be a focus following up with color. Time: 9:00-4:00 Cost $100. Ages 14+ Pre-registration required. We accept Visa, Discover, or MasterCard over the phone at 704-541-0741; or you can stop by during gallery hours with payment. $100

http://www.charlottefineart.com/
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery (map)
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-541-0741
Adult Workshop – Painting the Portrait from Photography with Todd Baxter

All girls improv show

Last Saturday of every month, 8-10:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 25
phone 803-792-1608
improvkeli@yahoo.com
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Charlotte Comedy Theater presents "That's What She Said." our highly acclaimed all female improv ensemble that is the longest running team at CCT. These incredibly talented ladies light up the stage with wit and fearlessness. reservations highly encouraged on our web site. Rated R, 21 and up. $10

http://www.charlottecomedytheater.com
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Wet Willie's (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite C-1
Uptown
phone 704-716-5650
All girls improv show

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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American Quilt Classics: The Bresler Collection

Ongoing

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

Annie the Musical - June 22 - July 2

Starts June 22. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Sun., June 25, 2-4 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 2-4 p.m. Continues through July 1
phone 704-892-7953
boxoffice@davidsoncommunityplayers.org

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s NYC. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a NYC Orphanage that is run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC where she finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Recommended ages: All ages Times vary, please see www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org for details. Advance Tickets: 
Silver Adult - $25; Senior (65+) - $ 23; Student (under 21) - $15
Gold Adult - $29; Senior (65+) - $ 27; Student (under 21) - $18 At The Door Tickets: add $3

http://davidsoncommunityplayers.org/

Are You Smarter Than Your Neighbor? Trivia Mondays at The Peculiar Rabbit!

Mondays, 7-10 p.m.
phone 704-333-9197
shannon@thepeculiarrabbit.com
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Trivia Mondays at The Peculiar Rabbit - hosted by Zak Norris Beginning February 1st, join us every Monday evening at 7:00pm for Trivia .. Rabbit style! Great food and drink specials, fantastic prizes, and a chance to prove that you absolutely are Smarter Than Your Neighbor! FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/988964067842792/
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Art Crawl

First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
phone 704-248-6808
info@magnoliaemporium.com
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Come join Magnolia Emporium every 1st Friday of the month, and support local artists! Buy Art! varies

Magnolia Emporium (map)
307 Lincoln St
South End
phone 7042486808
info@magnoliaemporium.com
Art Crawl

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

ASC Connect With Culture Day

Sat., Jan. 28, 1-5 p.m.
phone 704-568-1774
info@charlottemuseum.org

The Charlotte Museum of History will be one of the locations for the Arts & Science Council’s Third Annual Connect with Culture Day. This free event will feature an exciting afternoon of food, music and performances that will highlight the cultural diversity of east Charlotte. The Charlotte Museum of History will provide free guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander House and self-guided tours of the museum galleries. Free

http://www.charlottemuseum.org
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The Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 7045681774
Shannon@CharlotteMuseum.org
ASC Connect With Culture Day

Awkward Hi 5 improv comedy

Second Friday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10
phone 803-792-1608
improvkeli@yahoo.com
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Charlotte Comedy Theater's improv comedy team that features some of the hottest new performers in the area. Hi energy and huge laughs. Reservations recommended on our site. Food and Beverages available during the show. $10

http://www.charlottecomedytheater.com
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Wet Willie's (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite C-1
Uptown
phone 704-716-5650
Awkward Hi 5 improv comedy

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

Bitchy Sundays @ The Dirty Hippie

Sundays, 7-10 p.m.
phone 980-221-9988
TheDirtyHippieCharlotte@gmail.com
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NOT your average night out! Play trashy games hosted by drag queens at Charlotte's newest bar - The Dirty Hippie! Expect fun music, dance numbers, audience participation, delicious drink specials, and a huge helping of BITCHINESS! FREE ADMISSION :D Doors at 7pm. Bitching starts at 8pm. Finding us: The Dirty Hippie is located at 5028 South Boulevard (in tan building next to Pep Boys / behind Larry's Salon Suites) FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/841847135928301/

Boeing Boeing - July 20 - 30

Starts July 20. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Sun., July 23, 2-4 p.m. and Sun., July 30, 2-4 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 704-892-7953
boxoffice@davidsoncommunityplayers.org

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Fasten your seat belts! Recommended ages: 12 and up Times vary, please see www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org for details. Advance Tickets: 
Silver Adult - $25; Senior (65+) - $ 23; Student (under 21) - $15
Gold Adult - $29; Senior (65+) - $ 27; Student (under 21) - $18 At The Door Tickets: add $3

http://ww.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
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Book Talk on The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose with Ann Williams

Sat., Feb. 11, 1-2 p.m.
phone 704-568-1774
info@charlottemuseum.org

Ann Williams has researched and written about antebellum plantations for many years, and has been an interpreter at most of Mecklenburg’s historic plantation sites. She will talk about how the book came to be, do a bit of myth busting, and cite historic sources for some of the story’s events. Then she will open the floor for discussion. She will have books available for purchase. Free

http://www.charlottemuseum.org
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The Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 7045681774
Shannon@CharlotteMuseum.org
Book Talk on The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose with Ann Williams
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