February 2020 Around Town

Charlotte Ballet: Innovative Works Performances Continue The Charlotte Ballet continues their program, “Innovative Works,” inspired by The Mint Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint,” until Feb. 15. (The series began on Jan 25.) For this program, Charlotte Ballet Artistic Director Hope Muir introduces two new artistic voices to Charlotte audiences—choreographer Duane Cyrus and Resident Choreographer … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo The Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo will be held from Jan. 10-12 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The three-day home show will bring together homeowners and the area’s leading building and remodeling experts. There will be seminars, exhibits, demonstrations and the opportunity to discover thousands of ways to remodel or design … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Speedway Christmas Speedway Christmas is an annual celebration that starts in late November and lasts until early January. It features a drive-through light show that has more than 3.5 million lights and several interactive Christmas displays that correspond with music, a family-friendly Christmas village, a Ferris wheel, photos with Santa, fire pits designed for roasting s’mores, … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Jazz-Focused Music Venue Opens in Uptown In late October, Middle C Jazz, a new music venue serving up jazz, cocktails and a wide variety of flavorful small plates, opened its doors in Uptown Charlotte. It’s located at 300 South Brevard St. and features a 200-seat venue space, two patio areas and an adjoining full-service restaurant. When it comes … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Carolina Renaissance Festival The annual Carolina Renaissance Festival and Marketplace will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in Huntersville, North Carolina, from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24. The festival brings renaissance history alive with a 25-acre village nestled in the forest and meadows, complete with castles, cottages, kitchens and pubs. The festival will offer live entertainment from costumed characters, fun games and rides, … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Dixie’s Tupperware Party Join Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, at the Booth Playhouse Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for good old-fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage from Aug. 27 through Sept. 8. Tickets start at just $24.50. Matthews Alive Festival … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

The City of Charlotte Celebrates Its Public Spaces with Rocking Chairs The City of Charlotte has installed 100 blue rocking chairs throughout the city as part of its Placemaking Program. The Placemaking Program launched in 2018 with the mission of transforming underutilized public spaces into revitalized, vibrant places for people to enjoy. The Urban Design Center in … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Tony Award-Winning Musical Falsettos Comes to Charlotte June 25–30 From June 25–30, Charlotte’s Knight Theater will host eight showings of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The hilarious yet charming production revolves around the life of an intelligent gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbors. The musical is presented by Blumenthal Performing … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

LeBron James Family Foundation Distributes Socks and Shoes to Students The LeBron James Family Foundation, in conjunction with Microsoft Xbox and Samaritan’s Feet, distributed 400 pairs of new socks and shoes to Movement School elementary students as part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Charlotte. Microsoft Xbox donated 400 pairs of brand-new shoes and socks for … Continued