IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO
Let’s be honest here — no matter what the name of the band is, people are probably going to refer to it as “Mike Watt and the other guys.” Watt, bassist/co-founder of the Minutemen and Firehose, is the obvious draw here. His bass is the driving force to the atmospheric music which also offers a backdrop to some of Watt’s gravelly, spoken-word style of lyrical presentation.
Using photographs, poetry and film, artists de’Angelo Dia and Shaun El C. Leonardo have created an exhibit based around a former boxer whose career has gone from glory to gloom. In the exhibit, we see the boxer in an abandoned gym with punching bags and debris on the floor around him. This former “macho” man sits with no punches to be thrown, as the exhibit makes a statement about the kickback associated with pain. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
Featuring jazz/ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan. Free
Hear David Cobb explain how corporate persnhood affects you and the political system. Cobb is a founder and member of the national leadership team of Move to Amend and a former Green Party presidential candidate. Cobb is also an attorney and speaks all over the country on the issues of Corporate Personhood and money in politics. free
Based on the Disney Film and adapted from the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. $12 and up
The exhibit features sculpture and works on paper by Mary Frank.
Artist Thomas McNickle presents a new body of abstract works.
Metro Charlotte Area Chick-fil-A® Restaurants will treat customers to a free cup of its new, specialty-grade, THRIVE Farmers™ hot or iced coffee each Monday in October from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The giveaway will kick off on Monday, Sept. 29 in honor of National Coffee Day. FREE
The Seattle-based artist fuses landscapes and still lifes, but adds contemporary twists. Kroll goes deeper to juxtapose ideas about life, nature and the fluidity of change. Take, for example, his “Koi & Light Blue Vase,” which imposes a school of koi fish flapping above a vase. The fish flow freely and seem to represent natural and artificial, and ethereal vs. material. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
Opening reception, October 3, 6pm-10pm. Photographs and installation depicting the life and time Chris Radok lived at 609 Oakland Avenue (aka the band house). Show continues through October 31. Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-6pm. Free
Join Eastside Church as we collect book donations for JH Gunn Elementary. We will be collecting books from now through October 31, 2014. The collection barrels will be outside the church at 10132 Harrisburg Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215. We are collecting books for children in grades K-5th!http://Eastsidechurch.tv