December 2017 Around Town

The Harvey B. Gantt Center will host its Jazzy Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom, with presenting sponsor Bank of America. The annual black tie event will feature cocktails, dinner, awards, entertainment and dancing. Jazzy is the Gantt Center’s major annual fundraiser and provides an opportunity for the institution to…

November 2017 Around Town

The Young Affiliates of the Mint will host their annual signature fundraiser event, Fall Ball 2017: Under the Big Top, on November 10! This year, the signature ball will be a celebration of performance arts in our community with some surprises in store. Dance the night away to live music, dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres, and delight in the spectacular…

October 2017 Around Town

Opera Carolina returns with a season of deceit, disguise and drama. The Grand Opera productions begin in November with Cyrano, David DiChiera’s reimagining of the tragicomic French masterpiece. Second in the series is a co-production with Opera Grand Rapids and Toledo Opera of Verdi’s tragic opera Rigoletto in February. Concluding the Grand Opera season is The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s…

September 2017 Around Town

The Matthews Alive Festival, which takes place this year on September 1-4, is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. It’s a fun-filled festival packed with family activities and rides, a Saturday morning parade, great food, arts and crafts from local artisans and fantastic entertainment, from a hypnotist to local bands to a silent…

August 2017 Around Town

Levine Museum of the New South will showcase Let Love Reign, a visual representation of committed same-gender couples, through October 8. The exhibition features photographs taken by New York-based photographer and former Charlotte resident Catalina Kulczar-Marin. It's part of a lager collaboration with artists who believe in and support marriage equality. Levine Museum of the New South will display 14…

July 2017 Around Town

The Levine Center for the Arts is hosting a new kind of exhibit. GENDERED: An Inclusive Art Show explores the intersections of race, class, sexuality and identity, all under the question of gender. The Young Affiliates of the Mint created the show in order to quell the divisive political and social climate and unite perspectives through art, creating a safe…

June 2017 Around Town

Our favorite summertime tradition returns this month with the Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops! This year's Pops will feature a four-concert series and a Celebrate America! special event. From Hollywood favorites to jazz numbers to patriotic tunes accompanied by fireworks, these concerts are crowd-pleasers. Held at Symphony Park at Southpark Mall each Sunday in June and as well as Saturday, July…

May 2017 Around Town

Greg Olsen and his mother Susan, a 15-year survivor of breast cancer, are joining forces with Charlotte Radiology and Carolinas HealthCare Foundation in support of Speak PINK. This luncheon will raise funds and awareness for vital breast cancer resources in the Carolinas and benefit the Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund at Levine Cancer Institute. The Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund supports the…

April 2017 Around Town

Many of us struggled with math as kids, but just imagine those challenges paired with the difficulties of poverty. Heart Math Tutoring is a local nonprofit that helps students in high-poverty elementary schools around CMS develop vital math skills and academic confidence, in large part through volunteer tutoring by Charlotte’s young professionals. According to the results of EOG testing, 56…

March 2017 Around Town

The stars are shining bright at Discovery Place Nature, thanks to their new planetarium! The Charlotte A. Kelly Planetarium was refitted this winter with a new Digitarium® Zeta Portable planetarium system. The new digital system projects images of the night sky onto the domed ceiling to recreate scenes of the night sky. The new planetarium comes with new shows, too,…