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Events Today – CL Recommends

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Dixie's Tupperware Party

Wed., July 1, 7:30 p.m., Thu., July 2, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 3, 8 p.m., Sat., July 4, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., July 5, 3 & 7 p.m., Tue., July 7, 7:30 p.m., Wed., July 8, 7:30 p.m., Thu., July 9, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 10, 8 p.m., Sat., July 11, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., July 12, 3 & 7 p.m., Tue., July 14, 7:30 p.m., Wed., July 15, 7:30 p.m., Thu., July 16, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 17, 8 p.m., Sat., July 18, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., July 19, 3 & 7 p.m.

It was several years ago when I attended my first Tupperware “party” with Dixie. The experience was funny and refreshing with some interactive twists. The one-person show feels “real” and tells the hilarious story of an Alabama gal with high hopes. She’s hit the road to sell heavy duty plastics. But don’t be surprised if she ends up talking too much about her personal life. $20 and up

Booth Playhouse (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000
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Mamma Mia

Wed., July 1, 7:30 p.m., Thu., July 2, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 3, 8 p.m., Sat., July 4, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., July 5, 1:30 & 7 p.m.

Broadway hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with a tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Knight Theater (map)
430 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000
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Caroline Rose, The Devyl Nellys

Wed., July 1, 9 p.m.

CAROLINE ROSE

There’s a punk-infused wit within the country music style of Caroline Rose. She teeters on the brink of rockabilly and rock and her videos veer between poignant and entertaining. The video for “Blood on Your Bootheels” utilizes thousands of Skittles as tribute to Trayvon Martin while her “I Will Not Be Afraid” video pays homage to the dancing scene in Napolean Dynamite. Her music is in line with that of Shovels & Rope. (Jeff Hahne)

$12

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Double Door Inn (map)
1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Elizabeth
phone 704-376-1446
Caroline Rose, The Devyl Nellys

The Light Factory Members’ Exhibition

Through Aug. 7

For years, folks at The Light Factory have provided Charlotteans with exhibits and educational classes in the realm of contemporary art and photography. So, it’s no wonder that LF members should have an exhibition to show off the stuff that they’ve been creating.

The Light Factory (map)
1817 Central Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9755

Prison Zoo

Through Aug. 14

Folks with a love for art and Forensic Files will find this new exhibit of works by interdisciplinary artist Alix Lambert to be a compelling look at crime and humanity. But there's more than finger prints to this exhibit, which takes its title from a claymation piece that Lambert worked on with other Charlotte filmmakers. Two animals share a cell in the flick that's designed to capture the essence of prison life. Free admission

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-332-5535

Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking

Through Aug. 21

Following LaCa’s two-year anniversary and an impressive showcase of works seen in its Collective exhibit comes this new exhibit that places an emphasis on printmaking. Works by five Latin American artists —Guillermo Kuitca, Fernando De Szyszlo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Oswaldo Guayasamin and Wifredo Lam — will be on view. Reception on June 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission

LaCa Projects (map)
1429 Bryant St.
FreeMore West
phone 704-837-1688

Body Embellishment

Through Sept. 5

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.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Through Sept. 7

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."

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