The visually stunning 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Inarritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez. 15
Session 1: Hand-Carved Stamps Session 2: Gelli Plates Quilters, sewists and fabric junkies! Want to make your own funky fabric? Join Caroline Coolidge Brown to learn the art of expressive printmaking and techniques that work with fabric or paper. In Session 1, students will carve relief stamps based on natural forms and repeating tile patterns. In Session 2 we switch to monoprinting with gelli plates and found objects. Supply list and more information at www.CarolineCBrown.com. $75 each classhttp://www.cielcharlotte.com/current-list.html
Ensemble Series Pipes and Pumpkins: "A Halloween Celebration" Featuring the DB Johnson Memorial Organ Pumpkin judging contest with prizes Byrnes Auditoriumhttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35932
Ensemble Series Winthrop Jazz Ensemble Tracy Patterson, director Barnes Recital Hallhttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35932
Guest Artist Series Ronald A. Davis, tuba Barnes Recital Hallhttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35932
Verse & Vino is a signature component of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation's literary weekend. Guests share an evening of storytelling, cuisine, conversation, book signings, fine wine and laughter with five award-winning, best-selling authors, to benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Featured authors are: H.W. Brands, Candice Millard, Rumaan Alam, Lisa Turner and Tom Rinaldi. This year's event co-chairs are Katie Belk Morris, board chair of the Belk Foundation and Charles Thomas, program director of the Knight Foundation. Radio personality and author Sheri Lynch will emcee. Presenting sponsor is PNC Bank. $125 individual tickets, $1500 table of ten. Price includes dinner, wine, and program.https://foundation.cmlibrary.org/events/verse-vino
Filmmakers and scriptwriters have exactly 100 words to create their cinematic story. No more, no less. The filmmakers must focus on the essence of the story and cut out any unnecessary dialogue. Watch the final cuts from Academy Award winning filmmakers and exceptional students.
Based on the DreamWorks animation motion picture and the book by William Steig.
The hilarious new show based on one of the greatest teen comedies of all time is called a "guilty pleasure" by the New York Times. This wildly successful musical is a satirical dark comedy that focuses on the all too real danger of cliques in high school, featuring the popular kids as the villains that everyone loves to hate in contemporary pop culture. As a 2014 Atlantic article said, "'Heathers' has the courage to sympathize with a psychopath who exposes how dangerous it can be when fads and gossip are more influential than basic decency." *Mature language and content. $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general publichttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35934
In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. $12https://www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org/
Widower David still mourns the death of his wife Gillian and lives out the rest of their romance with walks on the beach accompanied by her ghost. Their daughter needs her father to snap out of living in the past to address the family problems popping up in the present.
This extraordinary, free literary festival connects families, children, and teens to the library, while strengthening and instilling a love of reading. Nationally recognized children’s and young adult authors will visit Charlotte to participate as featured guests. Throughout the day, children and families will engage in story-times, author discussions, book signings, and literary-based live and digital activities. Featured authors and illustrators include: Tom Angleberger, Linda Ashman, Nancy Cavanaugh, Matt Myers, LeUyen Pham, Adam Silvera, Tui T. Sutherland, Kathleen Burkinshaw, and more to come! EpicFest is presented to the community by Wells Fargo, with community partner Read Charlotte. FREE!https://foundation.cmlibrary.org/events/epicfest
What goes better together than jazz music and traditional New Orleans food? Nothing, and you can have your fair share at the Winthrop University Department of Music’s Jazz & Jambalaya Gala. The exciting night will feature a New Orleans-style jambalaya meal and dessert, a cash bar, silent auction, and all proceeds from the event go toward Winthrop’s jazz studies program and jazz scholarships. $30 per person, $50 per couple, $250 per tablehttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35932
Guest Artist Series Liselyn Adams, flute Janice Bradner, piano Barnes Recital Hallhttp://www.winthrop.edu/arts/default.aspx?id=35932