In April, Tarrah Segal, a Charlottean, was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer, a disease that will strike 12,990 women in the U.S. this year. Charlotte-based and regional artists set to perform to raise money for Segal’s treatment include Chattanooga-based singer/songwriter Nathan Bell, rapper Quent, the Q.C.’s own Saints & Sinners, Charlotte singer/songwriters LeAnna Eden and Grey Revell and more. $10 donation
If you’ve never had the chance to say ‘howdy’ with this Tupperware-selling drag queen, then this is as good a chance as any. Known as Dixie Longate, this chatty diva is always bubbling with gossip. It only seems fitting that the act has changed and currently revolves around the Old West and a mechanical bull. Come along for the wild ride. $24.50
Elle Erickson’s mobile thrift shop is coming home. Erickson founded the Urban Gypsy Traveling Trunk Show in Charlotte five years ago, and will return from her usual Asheville hangouts to bring the pop-up shop to Plaza Midwood. The “shopping party,” as Erickson calls it, features gently worn clothing and hundreds of one-of-a-kind pieces from artists that range from massage therapists to henna artists. For more information, visit www.urbangypsytrunkshow.com/#home.
This exhibit presents two local artists that you should be watching. The first is Nicholas Napolentano, a hyperrealist figurative with a message. The flyer features two semi-nude women in bed in a fetal-like position. The second artist is Matthew Steele, who creates wooden sculptures that resemble complex manmade infrastructures. Reception on July 15, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free admission