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Charli XCX, Elliphant, Femme

Tue., Sept. 30

CHARLI XCX

Even if the name isn’t familiar at first glance, chances are you’ve heard Charli XCX before. That infectious Icona Pop song, “I Love It”? Iggy Azalea’s summer smash “Fancy”? Both feature this English pop singer/songwriter. Don’t let the other artists fool you though — Charli XCX has enough talent to stand on her own pop-music feet, and she brings plenty of attitude along with it. (Jeff Hahne)

$18-$20

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Amos' Southend (map)
1423 S. Tryon St.
South End
phone 704-377-6874
Charli XCX, Elliphant, Femme

Once

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

This Tony-award winning musical kicks off Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Lights series with a lighthearted, folksy show. It tells the story of a struggling Dublin street musician on the brink of abandoning his dreams. Then, he meets a Czech pianist who convinces him that his moody love songs are worth pursuing. (Anita Overcash) $20-$109.50

Belk Theater (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000
<i>Once</i>

In the Hood

Through Oct. 2

Through satirical installations, Willie Little parallels the KKK’s and the Tea Party’s rise to mainstream awareness, as well as juxtaposing ideas between the Tea Party and hip-hop culture. In the exhibit: a 20-foot tall KKK hood; a gold-leafed, diamond-encrusted Mercedes Benz medallion; a gown adorned with black tea bags; and minstrel-like dolls, created by painting white dolls black. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

New Gallery of Modern Art (map)
435 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-373-1464
<i>In the Hood</i>

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) Free admission

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

David Kroll: New Paintings

Through Oct. 31

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

Hidell Brooks Gallery (map)
1910 South Blvd., Suite 130
South End
phone 704-334-7302
<i>David Kroll: New Paintings</i>

Alchemy of Tea

Through Nov. 1

Tea pigs who love the beverage hot, cold and with or without sugar will want to dip into Cornelius Arts Center for this new exhibit that’s inspired by tea. Tea drinking, a ritual for many and a form of hydration for others, is explored through its historical and spiritual roots. The showcase features installations, photography, porcelain and encaustic works by a variety of artists. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

Cornelius Arts Center (map)
19725 Oak St.
Cornelius
phone 704-896-8823
<i>Alchemy of Tea</i>

Arctic Utopia

Through Nov. 22

McColl Center celebrates its 15 year anniversary with an exhibit of mixed-media sculptures, videos and installations by Marek Ranis. In Arctic Utopia, Ranis tracks how climate change is influencing the world and its social and political consequences for humanity. Specifically, he spotlights indigenous cultures and their geographic displacement. Reception on Sept. 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-332-5535
<i>Arctic Utopia</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. (Anita Overcash) $5-$8; free for children 5 and under

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

British Invasion

Through Feb. 18, 2015

The exhibit showcases lithographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings created by British artists, including Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley.

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