This exhibit will feature 30 painted baseballs by Monty Sheldon as well as artworks by other artists that pertain to the Negro Baseball Leagues. This exhibit will be held in conjunction with the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC. Free
Redsky Gallery's 10 year anniversary exhibit will feature more than 25 regional artists, including tapestry artist Victoria Sowers. Free admission
Date(s): September 21-22, 2013 Registration Fee: $35 Fundraising Minimum: $300 Route Options: 30, 50, 80, 100 Age Minimum: 16 years This is a two-day cycling event that will take you to the beach with start sites in Monroe, NC and Kershaw, SC, and a fun-filled overnight at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Cyclists will be ending at Sunset Beach, NC. $35 Registration Fee
Date(s): September 21-22, 2013 Registration Fee: $35 Fundraising Minimum: $300 Route Options: 30, 50, 80, 100 Age Minimum: 16 years The 2013 ride will once again take you to the beach -- a destination experience with start sites in Monroe, NC and Kershaw, SC, and a fun-filled overnight at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Cyclists will ride to the coast, ending at Sunset Beach, NC. $35 Registration Fee
The Harvey B. Gantt Center will welcome Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Charlotte as the inaugural speaker for the 2013 Gantt Symposium. Following the symposium, guests are invited to attend a special opening preview of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey during a reception with the Kinsey family at the Gantt Center. $10-$50
This 24-hour cycling event held in the Myers Park neighborhood is meant to increase public awareness, funds and support for the LIVESTRONG foundation and local cancer charities, which include The Keep Pounding Fund at Carolinas Medical Center and the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas.
About 100 sculptors from all over the southeast will set up almost 300 sculptures at T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, in competition for monetary awards exceeding $10,000. Shown is 2012 People's Choice award winning sculpture "A Friend for Life" by sculptor Betty Branch. Free
this is our 29th Japanese Summer festival, admission id FREE, please come and join us. Origami, Yukata fitting, Calligraphy, Tea ceremony and more. Lunch boxes will be prepared by Japanese restaurant. FREE ADMISSION
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.