National Arts & Humanities Month Makes October, ‘Artober’

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Every October, Americans for the Arts turns the month into ‘Artober,’ as they join with arts organizations around the country to celebrate National Arts & Humanites Month – the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation.

Here in Charlotte, the month is chock-full of great performances, festivals and exhibitions that allow you to get out and celebrate the arts and humanities in your backyard.

Below is a small sampling of the events in October:

Oct. 13 – Oct. 22
Opera Carolina at Belk Theater
A blistering whirlwind of jealousy, loyalty, passion, and beauty, Rome’s celebrated singer Floria Tosca finds herself in the clutches of the lecherous Baron Scarpia.
Learn more.

Latin American Festival
Oct. 14
Latin American Coalition at Symphony Park
This year we’re delighted to announce performances by internationally recognized Latin artists including the iconic, multi-platinum band from Spain, Jarabe de Palo, and Latin Grammy award-winning Venezuelan funk band, Los Amigos Invisibles.
Learn more.

ASC Honors/Sphinx Virtuosi
Oct. 16
Arts & Science Council/Charlotte Symphony at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
Join ASC in celebrating ASC Honors with Sphinx Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra comprised of alumni from the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, has earned rave reviews throughout the world.
Learn more.

Oct. 25-Oct. 27
North Carolina Dance Theatre at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
Ballet pushes surprising limits in this collection of dance premieres. Be the first to see contemporary works by choreographers Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden.
Learn more.

Pops America
Oct. 26-Oct. 27
Charlotte Symphony at Belk Theater
Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell bring America’s infectious harmonies and winning blend of pop, rock and folk to Charlotte for two nights of unforgettable music.
Learn more.

Giacometti Memory and Presence
Now until Feb. 8, 2013
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts
Giacometti: Memory and Presence celebrates the extraordinary relationship between the Bechtler family and Alberto Giacometti, one of the greatest figures of 20th century modernism.
Learn more.

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