Disney’s Aladdin Comes to Charlotte

The hit Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin will come to theatrical life at the Belk Theater Sept. 10-29. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashmant, three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. The performance has been adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film. Both matinee and evening shows will be available. Visit BlumenthalArts.org to purchase tickets. 

Inaugural Flow Fest

End your summer by relaxing with friends and family at the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s inaugural Flow Fest. The two-day festival will take place Sept. 21 and 22 and will offer an extensive range of activities, exhibitors, workshops and yoga classes. Flow Fest will combine elements of wellness and mindfulness to bring attendees a peaceful and nourishing weekend for your body, mind and soul. The schedule of activities includes everything from guided hikes to sunrise yoga, hula hoop flow, yogastrology and more! Flow Fest is open to the public and does not require tickets. The majority of the practices and workshops are free to participate in, however, a select few have spatial limitations or registration requirements.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Now Has an In-House Historian

In July, local historian Dr. Tom Hanchett began his first day of what will be a year-long position at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library. Tom is a former historian at the Levine Museum of the New South and now serves as the first in-house historian at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library. He offers public presentations, guided walking tours and other events that the public can enjoy. His next event is on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Morrison Library’s Carolina Room. The event will feature Tom’s vast knowledge of Charlotte’s little-known country music roots. 

Congratulations to Our Bistro La Bon Contest Winner

Congratulations to Courtney Kiser, the winner of our Bistro La Bon Father’s Day gift card giveaway. In June, South Charlotte Lifestyle readers had the opportunity to participate in our Father’s Day social media giveaway via our Instagram page. A few weeks later, a random winner was chosen. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Bradford Pear Marketing for managing our social media. If you aren’t following us on Instagram, find us at @SouthCharlotteLifestyle for more fun giveaways and to stay up to date on our current articles. 

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds

Fall brings more than just an overabundance of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and a steady decline of temperatures. Each autumn, Carowinds invites you to join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang for The Great Pumpkin Fest, a family-friendly festival that features a costume parade, a hay bale maze, a tractor tour and more. The Great Pumpkin Fest is offered every Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 through Oct. 28. Need something a little spookier? SCarowinds returns Sept. 14. For more information about either fall offerings, visit Carowinds.com.