Move over Sister Act! When it comes to habits and Hail Mary’s, you’ve got competition from playwright Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister — stirring up hallelujahs at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, May 31-June 22. Actor Ashby Blakely stars as the leading lady, Mother Superior, in this heavenly production directed by Matt Cosper. Superior, who was a sassy reporter before she confined herself to the convent, faces the dreadful task of building a new school while dealing with the other sisters, each of whom has their own secrets lurking behind the cloister walls. There’s a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, an unusual nun visiting from Germany, suppressed sexual urges among most of the nuns, and a former suitor intent on luring Superior away from her vows. No-nonsense nuns? We think not! $17 during previews on May 31 and June 1; $26-31; Pay what you can on June 12
Wednesday Night Out is a happy hour event for GLBT community members and supporters in the Rock Hill area. Join us for networking and socializing. WNO is sponsored by Bud Light. free
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
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
Let your child have an experience of a life time dancing and flying around this summer with CC&Co.! Our Summer Camp is a full day of classes in aerial, contemporary, jazz, improvisation and arts/crafts. Each Friday at 4:30pm, students will perform in an informal showing at the studio for their parents, families and friends. No prior dance or aerial experience necessary, just a desire to dance and have fun! 1 week: $200; 2 weeks: $350; 3 weeks: $525; 4 weeks: $700
First Friday opening reception for Life: Moving and Still, featuring Anne Hightower-Patterson, artist: June 7, 2013, 6-9 p.m. Meet the artist at the reception. (Refreshments served.) Our highlighted artist for June, Anne Hightower-Patterson, has been painting for nearly five decades. In her exhibit Life: Moving and Still, this award-winning South Carolina watercolor painter tells stories through still life images and other scenes that depict people caught candidly in the midst of ordinary actions. Highlighted June 4 through June 29. Gallery Hours: Tue 10-4; Wed-Thu 10-9; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-2. Closed Sun and Mon. FREE
Clay Workshop for Teens (When Pigs Fly!) Two Saturdays. The first week, make your flying pig out of sculpture clay utilizing the pinch pot method. The next week, glaze it in fun colors to adorn your yard. Pick up work at the gallery following firing. Time: June 8 and June 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ages: 12-16 Cost: $75 per participant Watercolor Abstraction for Teens Learn the basics of painting with watercolor. Experiment with color, texture, line, shape, and composition. All supplies included. Time: Monday-Friday, July 8-12 , 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages: 12-16 Cost: $110. Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday. See listing.
Create your own characters and stories as you write your own comic strip. Campers will learn techniques using colored pencils, markers, and pens to develop their unique style. All supplies included. Certificate presented last day of camp. Time: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 Ages 7-9: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., $90 Ages 10-12: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $110 To register, call or visit the gallery, or send an email with questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun & Mon. See listing.
The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery's highlighted artist for June is Anne Hightower-Patterson, an award-winning South Carolina watercolor artists who tells stories through still life. For more call 704-541-7041. FREE
The Charlotte Knights face the Rochester Red Wings from June 1-3, the Columbus Clippers from June 13-16, the Syracuse Chiefs from June 17-20 and the Buffalo Bisons from June 29-30. For more information, visit www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t494.
Highlights a variety of treasures from the Charlotte Museum of History collection, as well as borrowed items. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old