Ink & Flow

Gaston County Museum

January 24, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Melissa Lynch is a Gaston County resident who loves experimenting with acrylic pours and alcohol inks. This exhibit features abstract lines and pops of color that represent a transitional time in her life.  Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-3pm.

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Mini Masters Adult/Child Workshop - All Dressed Up

Mint Museum Randolph

January 24, 2018 - January 27, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday and Saturday.

Check out the fashion gallery and 18th century portraits and draw and collage a fabulous fabric portrait. Children and their adult companions can create, explore and visit the museum's galleries. Pre-registration required. 

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Cultural Dance Program presented by Charlotte Ballet

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

January 24, 2018 - May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

This dance class is drop-in, open to all ages and free of charge for participants. It also includes live accompaniment and a “Children’s Corner,” providing supervision and fun hands-on activities for children attending with their parent/guardian.

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Collards + Culture Exhibit

Sugar Creek Library

January 24, 2018 - January 24, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Collards + Culture is a life-size installation that explores African culture and how Africans were brought to the Americas through the Middle Passage. This program is part of the ASC Culture Blocks program, which supports art, science, history and heritage activities that are relevant to the community and take place closer to where Mecklenburg County residents live.

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Reveal and Detonate (Develar y Detonar): Contemporary Mexican Photography

Mint Museum Uptown

January 24, 2018 - June 17, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibit features more than 40 of Mexico's leading photographers. The photographs in the museum, ranging from just a few inches to floor-to-ceiling murals, explore an assortment of subjects. Some are about personal histories and relationships to their country's diverse landscape; others deal with social and political issues like the drug trade, sexuality and gender. 

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Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion

Mint Museum Randolph

January 24, 2018 - February 4, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibit features 21st century long gowns, from cocktail attire to wedding dresses. Featured creations by Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Issey Miyake, Isaac Mizrahi, Rochas, Rodarte, Jason Wu, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Junya Watanabe. 

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Innovative Works

Charlotte Ballet Academy, Center for Dance

January 26, 2018 - February 17, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This is one of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performances. It showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting, and for an added bonus, tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. Check website for showtimes. 

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ASC’s Connect with Culture Day

Locations vary.

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Your family will have free access to arts, science, and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg this weekend. Check the online schedule to find out about experiences and opportunities to engage with the cultural community in fun and creative ways. Go to salsa lessons, attend an African drum circle, listen to jazz, experiment with pottery, attend a puppet show, go to storytimes and...

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Wild Wonder Saturdays

The Museum of York County

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

During these ongoing nature programs you may get a tour, see a demonstration or participate in an activity. The program is designed to inspire children and adults to explore the natural world of the Carolina Piedmont and our global connections.   In this program, area photographers will share tips on using digital cameras to capture nature’s artistry.

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