It’s been four years since part two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the finale of the series, was released. So why not turn to former BBC hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner for a different kind of magical thrill? Together, they’ve created a parody that sums up all seven Harry Potter books in a 70 minute set that’s as ridiculous as it is entertaining. (Anita Overcash)
Plitzs Fashion Marketing presents this four-day fashion extravaganza that includes the latest from local, national and international designers. Runway shows are the must-see, but there are also modeling competitions, live entertainment, and more. This is the time to buy something cute, unique and stylish. For more information, visit www.charlotteinternationalfashionweek.com. (Anita Overcash)
Home is not always where the heart is. That seems to be a point that New York-based artist Harry Folsom is trying to make. His collection of funky, abstract paintings are thematically associated with homes. Pay attention to the looks of characters, as Folsom captures diverse expressions in relation to what they call “home.” Reception on April 3, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Anita Overcash)
The body is a beautiful thing, but this exhibit is focused not on its natural state but rather on artistic expression. Highlighting 21st century trends in tattoos, piercings, manicures, jewelry and accessories, the exhibit focuses on the creative ways we embellish our skin. The exhibit includes 100 objects by artists and designers, including Naomi Yasuda, who has a claim to fame for work on Madonna’s fingernails.
Fans of Henri Matisse, the renowned 20th century French artist, will find this exhibit as insightful as it is artsy. It features 80 paintings and illustrations from his art books, including Jazz. Highlights from the exhibit include "Le Cow-boy" (The Cowboy), "Le lanceur de couteax" (The Knife Thrower) and the striking, "Icarus."