Nov 02 Wednesday
Authors Jared Diamond and David Wallace-Wells have each written about the environmental crisis.
As part of the Queens Learning Society lecture series, they’ll discuss the current state of the world, how we got to where we are today, and what the future could hold.
Diamond is an iconic figure of American science and history, and his work has informed the contemporary discourse for decades.
Wallace-Wells is an acclaimed journalist and best-selling author with a journalist’s-sense for asking just the right questions.
WFAE is pleased to be a media partner.
Sep 26 Monday
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts is now offering One-Day Mini Camps for grades K-3 and 4-6th that happening in conjunction with teacher workdays on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school calendar. Each camp will have themed activities with a theater focus. The camps this year are as follows:
September 26th - Lion King Mini Camp (REGISTER NOW)
October 31st - Spooky Stories
November 8th - Hamilton (Election Day!)
January 25th - Toy Story
February 20th - Seussical
March 27th - Sing!
Cost: $80 per student9:00am to 3:00pm
June 21-October 22, 2022 (Tuesday-Saturday)
The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is proud to announce a new exhibit coming this summer. The exhibit was created in conjunction with The Dover Library’s University Archives at Gardner Webb University and The Earl Scruggs Center.
Bound by Faith: The Bibles of Cleveland County offers visitors a look at some of the Bibles that were owned by Cleveland County residents and some of the interesting ways in which they were used in the secular world of the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibit features several Bibles which include The O. Max Gardner Inaugural Bible, The O.M. Mull Inaugural Bible, a 1648 Field Bible, and many others. In addition to this collection, we are pulling several Bibles, Hymnals, and other items from our own collections to add to the story.
Generous Support for Bound by Faith: The Bibles of Cleveland County provided by The O. Max Gardner Foundation.
Special thanks to the Gardner-Webb Visual Arts Department and The Earl Scruggs Center.
Reginald Sylvester II's paintings are manifestations of grace. The emergent young artist's influences range from the Bible, Abstract Expressionism, contemporary design, and the readymade. For his first American solo museum exhibition, Sylvester reflects on the charged history of the materials he uses in the creation of his work. Military tent shells – functional, utilitarian objects – serve as the substrate for a transcendent new body of abstract paintings that allude to shelter, protection, and refuge. The son of a U.S. veteran, Sylvester's use of military tents also connects with the familial.
The City of Charlotte is creating the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan to sustain and grow the creative sector in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and we need to hear from YOU!
Our Workshop for the Faith Community will be hosted via Zoom. Attendees will help us shape the future of arts and culture by sharing perspectives, priorities and experiences.
We want to hear from artists and Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents of all ages and backgrounds. You will hear from City of Charlotte leadership, the consultant team from Lord Cultural Resources, and have the opportunity to make your voice heard. We hope you can join us!
What you can expect:
Brainstorming Activity: What is Charlotte's super power?Asset Mapping Activity: Where does art and culture occur in Charlotte- Mecklenburg?Welcome from the City of Charlotte arts and culture officer.Feedback breakout groups where you can weigh in on the future of local arts and culture.Information about the plan that you can share.
Don't miss the incredibly moving and revealing documentary that honours the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the centre of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by the great Reginald Hudlin and featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, in close collaboration with the Poitier family.
Calling all dancers and not-yet dancers with and without disabilities: Inspire Inclusion Dance/Step Together is an inclusive dance program that invites beginning through advanced dancers to join together in dance and friendship. Classes include technique but focuses on creative exploration and development utilizing Laban Efforts and basic elements of dance as building blocks for moving together and community building. We offer in person classes at multiple locations, ZOOM classes and performances. Register Today! New classes starting mid-March.
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, known for its popular theatre education programs and live performances for young people, has announced its School of Theatre acting class schedule and student performance dates for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
Students will come to class one day a week starting the week of September 12 and continuing through February 10, 2023. Class dates and times vary, please see schedule. Each week students will build on material learned in class. Participating students will eligible to audition for the following Spring 2023 School of Theatre productions:
THE CHOCOLATE WAR- March 17-18, 2023
SCHOOL DAYS- March 18, 2023
MISS NELSON IS MISSING- March 18-19, 2023
MATILDA JR.- March 24 -25, 2023
ZOMBIE PROM- March 25-26, 2023
Parents who want to learn more about the School of Theatre classes and/or register their children may do so by going to www.matthewsplayhouse.com/classes222. Anyone who registers before August 12, 2022 will receive $20 off their class registrations.
“Princess Fearless” is an empowering story with a positive message for young people and will be performed at Matthews Playhouse September 23- October 2, 2022.
📣ACT NOW to receive our BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One FREE) ticket discount! Our BOGO offer will automatically be applied to all orders at checkout.
PerformancesFriday, September 23rd @ 7:30pmSaturday, September 24th @ 11:00amSpecial outdoor show @ Stumptown Parksee button below for full detailsSunday, September 25th @ 2:00pmFriday, September 30th @ 7:30pmSaturday, October 1st @ 6:00pmSunday, October 2nd @ 2:00pm
Tickets range between $10 - $18 per person and can be purchased here.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
Sep 27 Tuesday
Upcountry Fiber Artists will present their exhibit titled “Carolina Mountains to the Shore” at the Caldwell Arts Council August 5 – September 30, 2022.
Places and sights discovered while idly driving through the countryside, glimpsing a lovely vista, visiting the cities and coast, or during quiet moments in nature have inspired the work in this exhibition by six Carolina textile artists. Their adventurous use of fabric, surface design, and stitching create exciting and innovative works that share their unique and individual Carolina experience with the viewer.
The Caldwell Arts Council is open Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Visit www.caldwellarts.com for more information.