Happy Friday Charlotte! In just a few hours many of you will have 48 hours to do whatever you want! And you’re in luck, Charlotte Culture Guide can answer that nagging question, “what am I going to do this weekend?” Here is just a small sampling of all the great things there are to do in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County this weekend.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2012
This annual free day is presented in partnership with WAXN TV64, with activities honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy. Bring out the entire family and tour our exhibits!
Mon., Jan. 16 (all day)
Levine Museum of the New South
Sunday Fun Days: Think Big! The Art of Jun Kaneko
Discover an exhibition, Jun Kaneko: In the Round, that explores an artist who works on a grand scale, from building massive ceramic sculptures to designing sets and costumes for operas.
Sun., Jan. 15 @ 1pm
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
The Emperor’s New Clothes
This Grey Seal Puppets production uses playful puppetry and a cast of animal characters to give a whole new dimension to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story.
Sat., Jan. 14 – Sun., Jan. 15
Wells Fargo Playhouse
The Amen Corner
Written in 1961 by the incomparable James Baldwin, this play deals with a self-anointed Harlem store front preacher, Margaret Alexander, who is the leader of her flock and about to see her world crumble.
Fri., Jan. 13 – Sat., Jan. 28
Duke Energy Theatre
Jack Goes Boating
Four flawed but likeable New Yorkers take the plunge into the deep end of blind dates in this unconventional, light romantic comedy laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons, and dreams of warm, lazy summer days boating on a glassy lake.
Fri., Jan. 13 – Sat., Feb. 11
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well.
Fri., Jan. 13 @ 8pm
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
Teen Poetry Slam – “Spit Dat”
mmediately following the Respect Da Mic Writing Workshop, Charlotte youth and those in the surrounding areas will showcase the poet within. That’s right, our children have something to say! Come support their poetic efforts as they “Spit Dat!” This event is open to all youth ages 12-18.
Sat., Jan. 14 @ 1pm
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
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