Bring your Aqua Net, headbands, neons and atrociously patterned clothing back for this blast-from-the-past bar crawl through Uptown, complete with costume contests and "radical" drink specials. The crawl and registration begins at Roxbury. A koozie is included in the cost. Visit www.lazyday.com for more information and to buy tickets. $8 online; $15 at the door. Designated Drivers come for free.
Located in the Middleton McMillan Gallery. Opening reception June 1st. Free
As we approach a new school year, Payton’s Promise CAPC humbly ask you to support their back-to-school Anti-Bullying Book Bag Drive. A simple donation of $10 will supply a child with a Book Bag filled with supplies for the 2013-2014 school year. If you are a business owner consider making your business a “drop off” location for Book Bags. All Book Bags will be given out FREE in Charlotte & Greensboro, NC! For more information on how you can get involved with Payton’s Promise please contact: Charlotte, NC- Melvonne Banks 704.838.6288, mbanks@PaytonsPromise.org Greensboro, NC- Donzell Owens 336.327.7974, donzello@PaytonsPromise.org
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
Don’t miss the red-carpet worthy, star-studded coming attraction at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” illustrates the tremendous appeal NASCAR holds both on the track and the big screen. Glitz and glamour await as you explore NASCAR’s legacy in Hollywood from the promotion of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” to starring roles in smash hits like “Days of Thunder.” Artifacts are ready for their close-ups and include items like the Doc Hudson car from “CARS,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
Producers of the 4th Annual Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest have announced Jazz/R&B musician and instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson, will perform during the two-night festival on Friday, June 21. Culbertson joins BWB, a jazz band named after the three members: guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun.
The Broadway revue with a sexy rock & roll twist. Beginning at $19.50
Your favorite food blogger is throwing a burger bash! Join in the fun at VBGB at the NC Music Factory as reggae band, Jahfishermen, sets the mood. Each ticket includes your choice of 4 specialty burgers created specifically for this event, a side designed to compliment it, and the perfectly paired brew. Check out local artwork and meet the chef! Get your ticket and the scoop on local restaurants at www.burgerdivas.com $15.00
Improv performance by Charlotte Comedy Theater. For more information, visit www.charlottecomedytheater.com. $10
Charlotte New Music is reaching out to young and aspiring musicians with this event, which brings in veteran composers and professional musicians for performances, collaborative workshops, concerts and studies with attendees. $8-$10 for general admission, $15 class fee