With just hours left in the work day and two full days ahead to do whatever you want, we’re offering our services up to help you out! CharlotteCultureGuide.com is your free go-to source for all things awesome in Charlotte this weekend (quick note: we’re a little biased). There are 36 exhibitions, performances and events in the next two and a half days. Here are a few of those events…
Carrying It On: Charlotte Folk Society 12th Annual Young Talent Showcase
Charlotte Folk Society at Great Aunt Stella Center
Fri., Jan. 11 @ 7pm
Each season the Charlotte Folk Society highlights the talents of young acoustic musicians who are carrying forward our musical legacy.
Discovery Place Improv Night
Sat., Jan. 12 @ 6pm
Adults have the chance to make it up as they go along when Discovery Place hosts Improv Night on January 12 with partners the Chuckleheads and Sinergismo. The evening will offer adults the opportunity to take part in improv exercises and games led by professionals in a relaxed social atmosphere full of laughter and creativity. Improv Night is the final regularly scheduled event in the Museum’s Science After Dark series, which periodically features fun evening events for adults only. Science After Dark explores contemporary science topics in a setting that is part intrigue and part fun, offering the intellectually curious adult crowd a new mix of diverse learning opportunities.
Blumenthal Performing Arts at Ovens Auditorium
Fri., Jan. 11 – Sun., Jan. 13
SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
Fri. Jan. 11 – Sat., Jan. 26
CAST presents FROST/NIXON. British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughing stock. Richard Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in disgrace. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in hopes of extracting Nixon’s apology. CAST presents this political drama sizzling with a hot bed of wit, humor, and sarcasm.
The Maltese Falcon
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center
Fri., Jan. 11 & Sat., Jan. 12
For three performances only, Jim Esposito directs a stellar cast in a 1940s radio show version of the classic film, The Maltese Falcon. Join us for a thriller evening inside the studio where all sound effects and recordings come at ya’ live. Will Sam Spade help his clients locate the treasured falcon? Will murderers and crooks be brought to justice? Will someone–anyone–get the girl?
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts
Sat., Jan. 12 @ Noon
Art activities will illustrate the methods and materials addressed by Alberto Giacometti whose work is on view in the exhibition “Giacometti: Memory and Presence.” Children ages 5 and older can create oil pastel monochromatic portraits, watercolor still life and pipe cleaner dancers. Interact with art in the collection by participating in a museum-wide scavenger hunt and family-focused tour.