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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

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
<i>Dixie's Tupperware Party</i>

DS Sanders

Wed., July 1, 8 p.m., Thu., July 2, 8 p.m., Fri., July 3, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sat., July 4, 7 & 10:15 p.m.

$15

The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3
Uptown
phone 980-321-4702

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Through Sept. 7

The exhibit traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Featuring a gallery of rare instruments and informative displays, as well as interactive zones.

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

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

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

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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ACLU of North Carolina: 50 Years of Protecting Liberty

Through July 12

This 10-panel history exhibit spans the last 50 years of the nonprofit organization American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC)’s work since its inception in 1965. It chronicles the organization's dedication to preserve and protect civil liberties in NC. Free with museum admission

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

And the Struggle Continues

Through July 12

This is a new traveling exhibit features a variety of historical documents, books, images and other records from Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, which follows the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 11 years after its inception. This exhibit illustrates the less-documented struggle for equality following the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing fight for social change. Free with museum admission

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

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History

Through Aug. 9

This new exhibit is a commemoration to the history of Lebanese immigrants in North Carolina since the 1880s. Combining family photographs, personal stories, letters, artifacts and other media, The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at N.C. State University develops a variety of ways for visitors to immerse themselves in Lebanese culture in the South. Free with museum admission

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

We Are

Through Aug. 23

This new exhibit depicts Young Women’s Christian Association’s (YWCA) contribution to social justice, spanning its 112 year involvement in Charlotte. From supporting women in textile mills to recent programs such as Women in Transition, Families Together and Youth Programs, We Are follows YWCA’s initiatives up to present day Free with museum admission

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

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

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
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