Charlotte Events: The Editor’s Pick
Through November 29, 2019
Available from September 13 until November 29, Cristina Córdova’s third solo exhibition with Hodges Taylor is titled Cuerpo Exquisito, and uses large installations and sculptures to remind its audience of the power within the body. At 11 a.m. on November 16, Hodges Taylor will host her Artist Talk at Hodges Taylor. Visit the website for more information on attending.
More of This Month’s Quintessential Events
Oil painter Karen Hollingsworth will be featuring some of her thought-provoking work in a solo show at Shain Gallery this October. Come check out her WindowScape collection.
South End Wine Festival
Voted Charlotte Magazine’s Best Wine Event for four consecutive years, the Southend Wine Festival is not one to miss. There will be wine, beer, and cider tastings, food trucks, live music, and lots of fun.
Three of Greenville’s boasted artists, Kiah Bellows, Joseph Bradley, and Glory Day Loflin will present their recent work, including abstract coastal paintings, oil paintings, and portrayals of Southern American culture, respectively. A showing of their various artistic styles will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m at Shain Gallery.
10.29.19 – 11.3.19
A new, refurbished version of the Tony Award winning performance will visit Charlotte for six days at Ovens Auditorium. With revamped staging and scenery, Les Misérables is a timeless story that will warm your heart this fall.
The Avett Brothers at Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Join the Avetts on the heels of their new record, Closer than Together, as they celebrate Halloween with a show at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. Tickets are on sale now.
Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
Get a taste for tango with a night out to see the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet at Middle C Jazz Club. Have a drink, enjoy some dancing, and let the music carry you away. The show begins at 10 pm.
The Fall Ball is an annual gala that raises funds to allow students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to participate in free tours of the Mint Museum. This year, the Young Affiliates of the Mint are celebrating 30 years of philanthropy. The Fall Ball will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8 PM- midnight at the Mint Museum Uptown.
Since 2003, The Movement has been pleasing fans of alternative reggae music with their unique music. Enjoy their musical shapeshifting style and foundations of heavy bass and drums. The show at the Visulite Theater begins at 8 pm with doors opening at 7.
The Shain Gallery presents the artwork of Leanna Repass. Her paintings feature vivid colors guaranteed to capture the eye. The gallery will be open from 6 – 8 pm for public viewing.
Southern Christmas Show
Enjoy some early Christmas cheer at the Southern Christmas Show, which offers shops,festive music, crafts, food, and local wines. There will be around 450 merchants with gifts for all ages. The holiday decor and various Santa appearances make it a fun and cheerful place to be.
Charlotte Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
Test your abilities and run through one of North Carolina’s most scenic cities. The route goes past some of Charlotte’s best views such as Myers Park and Bank of America Stadium. The course features uphill elevations, downhill stretches, and a flat finish.
Queen City Fall Festival
This annual indoor-outdoor festival is the biggest of the year. Local vendors, food trucks, and homemade crafts will be featured at this free, family-friendly event in Uptown Charlotte. charlottenc.gov
11.22.19 – 11.24.19
Welcome to the Family Music and Arts Festival
Come out for a weekend filled with local bands, togetherness, and fun. This festival is presented by Alt Talks Podcast, and will include food trucks, back-to-back musical entertainment, and other vendors.
Geoffrey Johnson and Kim Schuessler
The Shain Gallery presents Geoffrey Johnson and Kim Schuessler. Their artwork features dynamic, colorful visions that are sure to be aesthetically pleasing. The gallery will be open from 6 – 8 pm for public viewing.
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade
Enjoy the largest Thanksgiving parade in the southeast, right here in Charlotte. The parade will feature a performance area in front of the Duke Energy building. There will also be food vendors selling hot chocolate, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches. The parade will begin at 9:00am, route information can be found on the website.