Enjoy a delicious high tea and boutique shopping at The Duke Mansion. At 2 pm, shop from top boutique stores for memorable holiday gifts. At 3 pm, savor high tea in the living room with tea sandwiches, canapes, scones, and sweets. Reservations by December 3 at 704/714-4445 or email@example.com. $35 per adult; $15 per child ages 5 to 12. Shops include blis Uptown, The Buttercup, Fancy Pants, Stella & Dot, Jeffre Scott Apothecary, Charlotte Local Honey, Tiers of Joy Vintage Cake Stands $35 per adult, $15 per child ages 5 to 12http://www.dukemansion.org
Graduating art education students present their own work alongside of work by the K-12 students they have been teaching. Opening reception on Dec. 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held in Rowe Galleries.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should create. This is a lesson well-learned in flicks like Frankenstein and The Terminator. In both films, disaster strikes — a mad scientist stitches together a lumbering monster and artificially intelligent machines attempt to destroy the human race — all due to man’s longing to create. Luckily, the latest mechanical pieces assembled by folks at Davidson College are far less threatening. Even better, the works are a parody of Norman White’s “Helpless Robot,” which was incapable of movement. Parodic Machines will feature works by artists Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam and Fernando Orellana, while Desiring Machines will feature works by Paula Gaetano Adi, curator for Parodic Machines and longtime creator of robotic artwork. Reception on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parodic Machines is held in Van Every Gallery. Desiring Machines is held in Smith Gallery.
The exhibit features works by Paula Gaetano Adi. Opening reception on Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held in the Smith Gallery.
Rosie the Red-Nosed Reindeer, an audience participation play for children aged 3+. Rosie is the story of a reindeer who, like her older brother, has a shiny red-nose that helps Santa guide his sleigh in this heart-warming holiday classic that invites children in the audience to help the elves make toys and participate in reindeer games. $10 Adults, $8 Children/Seniorshttp://www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.com
Feeling chilly? Light your fire from the inside-out in this belly warming workshop! Join Audrey as we explore the deep and superficial abdominal muscles, their function and power, and techniques to keep your digestive fire burning smoothly. Ignite your inner pilot light and stay warm during the cold winter months! $25http://beyogaandwellness.com