Events: December 2019

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12.6.19
Holiday Jazz at the Bechtler
Kick off your holiday season with the Ziad Jazz Quartet’s performance of Jingle Bell Jazz among many other classic holiday favorites and jazz holiday renditions. Two performances will take place on December 6; one at 6 p.m., and one at 8:15 p.m. Buy tickets online, over the phone, or when you arrive.
bechtler.org

More of This Month’s Quintessential Events

11.22.20-1.5.20
Speedway Christmas
Speedway Christmas makes its tenth year return to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Presented by COOK OUT, the drive-through light show is set to feature over four million lights over a 3.27-mile course. As you take in the wondrous display, enjoy holiday music and classic Christmas movies shown on the big screen.
charlottemotorspeedway.com

12.4.19
Take 5 Gallery Chat with Quintin Talley
Join Quintin “Q” Talley, a local musician, poet, and actor at the Mint Museum for a conversation about the Mint Museum’s exhibition of “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.” This talk will start at 6 p.m., and is free with admission into the Uptown Museum.
mintmuseum.org

12.5.19
William Jameson
Experience the beauty of William Jameson’s rich Carolinian landscape paintings. Jameson describes his need to paint as an urge that just can’t be tamed; once he finishes a piece, he is driven to begin another immediately. Jameson has drawn inspiration from a wide array of landscape artists, including Chauncey Foster Ryder. Join Shain Gallery from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to celebrate this impressive artist.
shaingallery.com

12.6.19
Holiday Jazz at the Bechtler
Kick off your holiday season with the Ziad Jazz Quartet’s performance of Jingle Bell Jazz among many other classic holiday favorites and jazz holiday renditions. Two performances will take place on December 6; one at 6 p.m., and one at 8:15 p.m. Buy tickets online, over the phone, or when you arrive.
bechtler.org

12.7.19
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Come out to the Spectrum center for this classic performance of “Christmas Eve and other Stories,” as a part of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Winter Tour. Ticket prices are approximately $40.
trans-siberian.com

12.12.19
8th Annual Small Works Show
Shain Gallery will host its 8th Annual Small Works Show on December 12th. View new pieces from various local artists from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
shaingallery.com

12.13.19
Modern Dutch Design
At the Mint Museum Uptown, Silvia Barisione from FIU will give a talk about Dutch Design between the years 1890 and 1940, as part of the Dutch Design Lecture Series. This event is free, with a purchased general admission ticket into the Museum. Drop in between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to hear what she has to say.
mintmuseum.org

12.19.19
ArtBreak
From 12:00- 12:30 p.m., enjoy an “ArtBreak tour,” a free, guided tour every third Thursday of the month. Visitors can choose between one of the three museums for each tour; the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, or the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture. These tours provide brief, focused encounters, and will also allow for time to grab lunch.
mintmuseum.org

12.28.19
CSO: Cirque de Noel
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform Cirque de Noel, favorite holiday tunes accompanied with a variety of wowing circus performances. Juggling, aerial arts, and contortions are just a few.
blumenthalarts.org