Located in the Middleton McMillan Gallery. Opening reception June 1st. Free
The show is a celebration of talent form some of South Africa's young versatile performers, singers, dancers, drummers and marimba players. $25.50-$83
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, see and hear Bernard and Shirley Kinsey present and discuss their celebrated collection of four centuries of African-American art and historical artifacts. Gallery tour and lecture requires museum admission. RSVP is required. Seating is limited.
The Almost Famous Comedy Show is a diverse lineup of the area's rising comedic talents competing for YOUR vote! This Tuesday February 19th the previous 5 winners battle head to head in the finals and with this much talent it will be a tight race. This show marks the end of Round 2 so purchase your tickets now for your last chance to have a portion of the procedes donated to The Isabella Santos Foundation for kids with cancer. Tickets are $10 www.cltcomedyzone.com $10
They say you are either remembered or forgotten after death. But Emilio Stanzani falls somewhere between those lines. A renowned Swiss sculptor and artist (1906-1977), his abstract works continue to circulate the globe, yet little seems to surface about Stanzani himself (try a quick Google search and you'll see what I mean). That makes the new exhibit of his works, Appetite for Risk: Works by Emilio Stanzani, at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art all the more curious. Though small, the exhibit only contains 12 works created by Stanzani between 1956 and 1968, it provides insight into the styles of his works, which vary from abstract drawings, sketches and paintings that are polychromatic and shape shifting, to more representational sculptures of wood, stone and bronze. While you're there, be sure to check out the museum's main exhibit, Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors and Lovers, as well as other collections of mid-20th century artwork by big name artists. $4-$8 (free for members and children ages 10 and under)
It's not an exaggeration to say that love is in the air at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The museum's latest exhibit showcases more than 50 pieces by some of modern art's most renowned figures including Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. Artistic Relationships digs deep to expose the ways these artists were connected to one another through shared passions and more personal circumstances. Many of them shared friendships, love affairs (ooh la-la!) and teacher/student relationships. Think of this as the closest you're ever going to get to a Midnight in Paris-type experience. $4-$8
Saturday, June 29 – 8:00pm — Arts Align Music & Dance Concert The Charlotte New Music Festival will be•Premiering brand new Music & Dance pieces created by participant composers and choreographers collaborating together during the festival. Featuring new dance with live music: Erinn Frechette (flute), Anatoly Larkin (piano), Freya String Quartet, & Patrick McGinty (percussion). $15
Don’t miss the red-carpet worthy, star-studded coming attraction at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” illustrates the tremendous appeal NASCAR holds both on the track and the big screen. Glitz and glamour await as you explore NASCAR’s legacy in Hollywood from the promotion of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” to starring roles in smash hits like “Days of Thunder.” Artifacts are ready for their close-ups and include items like the Doc Hudson car from “CARS,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
The Broadway revue with a sexy rock & roll twist. Beginning at $19.50
Your favorite food blogger is throwing a burger bash! Join in the fun at VBGB at the NC Music Factory as reggae band, Jahfishermen, sets the mood. Each ticket includes your choice of 4 specialty burgers created specifically for this event, a side designed to compliment it, and the perfectly paired brew. Check out local artwork and meet the chef! Get your ticket and the scoop on local restaurants at www.burgerdivas.com $15.00
Improv performance by Charlotte Comedy Theater. For more information, visit www.charlottecomedytheater.com. $10
The creative team of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn collaborate with Q.C.-area singers, dancers and actors to pick fun at pop culture, sports, life and politics, both local and national. $24.50
Family friendly show at 4 p.m. and adult only show at 6 p.m. $10