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Blossoms w/ Andy the Doorbum, The MoBros, DJ Cody Hare

Wed., Aug. 27


Honest-to-god blues brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris split the difference between urban indie-blues revival and the hipster retro-soul of St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Kelly’s a crackerjack guitarist with an impressive vocal range that goes from Gil Scott Heron grit to Sam Cooke sweetness; Patrick peps up the backbeat with tricky dips into Latin and calypso rhythms. The blues and soul are old art forms, but with their infectious energy, The Mobros make old ideas sound new. (Patrick Wall)


Snug Harbor (map)
1228 Gordon St.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9799
Blossoms w/ Andy the Doorbum, The MoBros, DJ Cody Hare

Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine), Keelan Donovan

Wed., Aug. 27


When Poor Old Shine discovered that their moniker — pulled from a prison work song — was an obscure racial slur, they changed their name. Yet don’t pity poor old Parsonsfield — the switch hasn’t slowed their momentum. Under any name, Parsonsfield pumps out revitalized mountain string band swing, spiked with alt rock energy. A cover of “Can the Circle be Unbroken” crackles with authentic fire, but Parsonsfield widens that circle to include innovation with old timey sound. (Michael Walsh)


Evening Muse (map)
3227 N. Davidson St.
phone 704-376-3737
Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine), Keelan Donovan

Is This Condition Permanent? (On Man vs. Nature & Vice Versa)

Through Aug. 29

This exhibit has an assortment of art from local artists. You’ll see drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and multimedia that revolve around the complex yet simple idea stated in its title. Sharon Dowell, Rae Legrone, Graham Carew, Ashley Knight, Arthur Brouthers and Amy Bagwell are just some of the many artists in this showcase. Opening reception on July 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

Artspace 525 (map)
525 N. Tryon St.
Uptown <i>Is This Condition Permanent? (On Man vs. Nature & Vice Versa)</i>

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

Through Sept. 1

These days, it’s a bit shameful for Charlotteans not to know who Swiss architect Mario Botta is. He did, after all, design one of Uptown’s newer constructs, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Sleek, post-modern and innovative, this building has become a staple of the Levine Center for the Arts for good reason. But there’s a lot more to Botta than what we can see in the Q.C. The Bechtler’s Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibit that will clue visitors in on the architect’s 50-year career, with views of his constructs around the world. The fourth-floor gallery will feature sketches, architectural models and photographs. (Anita Overcash) $4-$8; Free for members and children 10 years old and under.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
phone 704-353-9200

The Performers

Wed., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Thu., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 29, 8 & 10:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. and Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.

Queen City Theatre Company’s last production (Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight) featured heat-of-the-night orgasmic screeches. Appropriately, QCTC is following that up with David West Read’s comedic play about porn. But the play, which premiered in 2012 on Broadway, isn’t quite as dirty as it sounds. Set during the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas, its storyline focuses on relationships that are on the rocks and need a little help from longtime X-rated masterminds. (Anita Overcash) $22-$24

Duke Energy Theater (map)
345 N. College St.
phone 704-372-1000
<i>The Performers</i>


Through Sept. 28

The plants at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are in bloom, and there’s a compelling new exhibit to complement them. It’s a showcase of African sculptures, specifically from Zimbabwean artists Passmore Mupindiko, Patrick Sephani and dozens of others. The works are contemporary yet reflective of traditional African styles. Reception on June 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) $25 for reception; $6-$12 admission fees on other days

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (map)
6500 S. New Hope Road
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-825-4490

Seth Rouser: Hands Held to Empyrean

Through Oct. 9


This exhibit features paintings by Seth Rouser, an assistant professor of fine arts at Winthrop University. It revolves around clouds and baby blue skyscapes that have been disfigured by spastic lines and brush strokes. In the collection, Rouser attempts to symbolize time, change and human experience. In a press release, he says “A cloud accumulates, dissipates and is moved by unseen forces, much like a human life.” (Anita Overcash)

CPCC Art Galleries (map)
1201 Elizabeth Ave.
phone 704-330-6211
<i>Seth Rouser: Hands Held to Empyrean</i>

LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality

Through Jan. 25, 2015

This new series at Levine Museum of the New South focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Through four exhibits, visitors get an in-depth look at activists and the past and current triumphs and struggles faced by LGBTQ people, nationally and locally. It’s the perfect jump-start for Pride Festival, which is right around the corner in August. (Anita Overcash) $5-$8; free for children 5 and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
phone 704-333-1887
<i>LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality</i>
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