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Bike In Movie Night

Mon., Jan. 23, 7-10 p.m.

Roll up to The Spoke Easy to catch an inspiring film about bicycles. Inspired in part by Vittorio De Sica’s classic The Bicycle Thief, Haifaa al-Mansour’s Wadjda is about “an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.” The Spoke Easy has a few local beers on tap in case you need to take the edge off, because this one looks like a tearjerker. Free

The Spoke Easy (map)
2923 S Tryon Street, Suite 250
South End
phone 9802247681
nita@cluckdesign.com
Bike In Movie Night

Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17

Art Latino Now exhibits the works of Latino artists selected by national competition. The show highlights the diverse cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States.Weekdays: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Weekends: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. free

Queens University - Watkins Gallery (map)
1900 Selwyn Ave.
Myers Park
phone 704-337-2200
Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists

Charlotte Restaurant Week at BLT Steak

Mondays-Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29
phone 704-972-4380

BLT Steak is happy to continue its partnership with Charlotte Restaurant Week! Dine with us Friday, January 20th-Sunday, January 29th to enjoy our specialty dinner menu. Available for $35, menu items include Sweet Potato Bisque, Fregola Pasta, Faroe Island Salmon, 8 oz Hanger Steak and our infamous Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse and Banana Ice Cream. For reservations, please call (704) 972-4380 or visit bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/charlotte

http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/charlotte

Cool Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores science and physics through hands-on interaction and experimentation. The exhibit allows visitors to launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can, use a laser to listen to secret messages and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Explore More Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit, which allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials that involve magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

KidScience

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
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Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

World Alive

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores the Earths's biodiversity, through a range of habitats and live species. From rainforests to aquariums, viewers can broaden their education and experience related hands-on activities. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

The interactive exhibit features Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to illustrate the profound changes in the South since the Civil War. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children 6-18 years old; Free for children 5 years old and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered

Through April 23

An exhibition expanding of works from the museum’s collection including modern and contemporary artists. Includes a number of themes beginning with an introduction to the Bechtler family and the artists with whom they were close including Adolf Luther, Joan Miró, Italo Valenti, and Eduardo Chillida.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-353-9200
Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

Genghis Khan

Through April 30

Explore the culture, conquests and heritage of the world's greatest conqueror when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan are presented in Charlotte for the first time. Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds and marketplaces of a vanished world. Explore Genghis Khan's life and those of his sons and grandsons during the formation, peak and decline of the Mongol Empire. View gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts. $13-$17

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Her Place Was Making History: Mary Myers Dwelle

Through March 5

Celebrating the role of Mary Myers Dwelle, the driving force behind the creation of The Mint Museum.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

La Traviata:

Through Jan. 29

Presented by: Opera Carolina. La Traviata has an age-old theme that's still relevant. (Both Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge! adapted the romance between a "working girl" and the wealthy suitor who offers her a better life. Hollywood gave it a happy ending, but Verdi gave us one of the most glorious death scenes in all of opera. $20-$154

Belk Theater (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel

Through Feb. 19

Dr. Leo Twiggs who lives and works in South Carolina, is one of the region’s most significant artists whose paintings have long dealt with the South’s difficult racial history. He conceived of this moving nine-painting series, Requiem for Mother Emanuel, as a response to the tragic events of June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

A Portion of Sales to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research- January 3-28, 2017

Through Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
phone 704-541-0741
info@CharlotteFineArt.com

A yearly January event at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery…start the year right by giving back! A portion of all fine art sale proceeds will help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. This cause is close to the curator’s heart. Represented Utah artist, Larry Christensen and Charlotte Artist/Curator, Joni Purk will be generously donating a larger portion (50%) of their sales during the month. Opening Reception January 14, 5-8pm free

http://www.charlottefineart.com/
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery (map)
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-541-0741
A Portion of Sales to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research- January 3-28, 2017
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