EVENT DATE : March 23, 7:30PM - March 24, 9:30PM
Belk Theater

Celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, presented alongside his Symphony No. 1 and Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront. 

EVENT DATE : March 24, 12:00PM - March 24, 10:00PM
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Celebrate the 9th anniversary of South Charlotte's Lifestyle's reader's favorite brewery. They will release their famous Anniversary Alt at this community event full of live music, good food and fresh beer. 

EVENT DATE : April 6, 7:30PM - April 6, 11:30PM
Mint Uptown

Celebrating the independence of Paraguay and Cuba to reflect community through music, dancing, visual art, and cultural appreciation. Guests can semba, salsa, bachata, cha cha, line dance, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy other performing and visual art (including live painting) by local artists. Free Dance Lessons at 7:45 and 9:00 p.m. with Rumbao Latin Dance Company.

EVENT DATE : April 6, 8:00PM - April 6, 10:00PM
Knight Theater

Proceeds from Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House, raised by each star, will directly support the many services Carolina Breast Friends provides at the Pink House for those experiencing breast cancer. 

EVENT DATE : April 7, 2:00PM - April 7, 5:00PM
Mint Uptown

Join Charlotte poets and jazz musicians as they improv and play the best in jazz tunes as a tribute to the upcoming Charlotte Jazz Festival, April 9-15. Hear blends of improvisational poetry with tunes by greats such as Miles, Coltrane, Monk and songwriter Romare Bearden (master collagist). After, guests can receive a pass for 50% off admission to view works in the Bearden Gallery and throughout the museum.

EVENT DATE : April 10, 6:00PM - April 10, 8:00PM
Levine Museum of the New South

Writer Sara Franklin discusses her new UNC Press book Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original, about the Virginia chef/author who helped soul food find a national audience in the '70s. Then Greg Collier, chef/owner of The Yolk in Rock Hill, talks about Soul Food Sessions, pop-up events that have become Charlotte’s hottest dinner ticket. To register visit 

EVENT DATE : April 13, 7:00PM - April 15, 9:00PM
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the nineteenth century, Sweeney Todd returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. 

EVENT DATE : April 14, 9:00AM - April 14, 10:00AM
QC Social

A do-it-yourself social change toolkit, #ShapingCLT is a solutions-oriented variety show aimed at vanquishing apathy. The examination of Charlotte’s future will move participants beyond conversation towards civic action. Guest-curated by Davita Galloway of Dupp&Swat, this program will bring together thought leaders in our community representing a variety of perspectives on trending issues. The April edition will explore the cultural turning point of the #MeToo Movement and our next steps as a community and country. 

EVENT DATE : April 14, 12:00PM - April 14, 4:00PM
Reid House

The Matthews Heritage Museum will celebrate A Victorian Lawn Party at the Reid House. Enjoy games and crafts from the 1910s, dance around the Maypole, and tour the Reid House. 

EVENT DATE : April 19, 6:00PM - April 19, 8:30PM
Mint Uptown

t’s party time in the Mint studios! Go on an after-hours tour of the Contemporary Art collection, enjoy an adult beverage with a friend, and create a set of nature prints. This isn’t your average “sip & paint” class - plan to dress for a mess and bring your creativity! Registration includes admission, art materials, and instruction. BYO beer or wine.

EVENT DATE : April 20, 1:00PM - April 29, 2:15PM
Armour Street Theatre

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.

EVENT DATE : April 20, 7:30PM - April 20, 9:30PM

John Corigliano's Grammy-award winning Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan features soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

EVENT DATE : April 21, 3:30PM - April 21, 5:30PM
Mint Uptown

Tap into your creative side during this new Taste of the Mint, which will feature a tour and sketching class in the special exhibition William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016. All materials will be provided, but you may also feel free to bring your own. Small plates and wine tastings will be provided by Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth.

EVENT DATE : April 22, 1:00PM - April 22, 4:00PM
Mint Uptown

It’s family time at the Mint! Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, and family yoga sessions. This month, construct a reusable shopping bag, work with natural art materials, and enjoy creative, 
environmentally friendly activities.

EVENT DATE : April 27, 7:30PM - April 27, 9:30PM

Pianist Kirill Gerstein plays Brahms' intensely emotional Piano Concerto No. 1, with works by Bartok and Ligeti.

EVENT DATE : April 28, 10:00AM - April 28, 7:00PM
Queen's Cup Steeplechase

With over 15,000 spectators all enjoying the breathtaking views of the racecourse and the beautiful people to boot, this is an event not to be missed. Enjoy five top class horse races, as well as Jack Russell terrier races, hat contests, and stick ponies for the kids.

EVENT DATE : April 28, 11:00AM - April 28, 7:00PM

A day featuring NC wineries, local craft breweries, food trucks, regional fine artists, live music, street performers, as well as artists-at-work and culinary demonstrations throughout the festival. Visit LincolntonFoodWineBrewFest.com for more information.