North End/Sugar Creek/Hidden Valley Block

North of uptown Charlotte along North Graham and North Tryon streets, Statesville Avenue and Sugar Creek Road

 

Reach Dance Program presented by Charlotte Ballet

When: Every Wednesday through May 2020 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Charlotte Ballet Reach program is a community outreach scholarship program that makes quality dance training available to students at no cost. Classes meet twice weekly, from September to May, at local Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Centers. Students must attend an audition and demonstrate a natural talent for movement, the potential to be trained in dance and financial need. For more information contact Shannon Fraser at sfraser@charlotteballet.org


The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 (9:30 a.m.)
Where: Camp Northend (1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206)

A musical comedy by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary and William Rush. Based on the books by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

There are three sides to every story. Theirs. His. And the truth. You know the story. Three pigs build houses, the one who builds with bricks avoids the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that what really happened, or just porcine propaganda? In this brilliant parody of the famous fairy tale, we follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story – and the audience becomes the jury, helping decide his fate: guilty or not guilty! Based on John Scieszka’s wildly popular book, this courtroom-farce-meets-musical is sure to please…it would be a crime to miss it! Recommended for ages 4 and older. One-Act, approx. 50 minutes


Drums4Life Community Drum Circle presented by Community Dream Builders

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 (1:00 p.m.)
Where: Lockwood Legends Arts (240 Sylvania Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Drums are one of the oldest instruments that exist today. When enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas, they soon adapted their surroundings to include the drums from their memories. Drums4Life, led by Kojo Bey, will share their award-winning performance and share knowledge through the Community Drum Circle.


Using Your Unique: Branding Workshop presented by Dear Soul Music Co.

When: Fridays from November 15 – December 6, 2019 (6:30 p.m.)
Where: Hygge Coworking at Camp North End (330 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC 28206)

The ‘Using Your Unique: Artist Branding Workshop’ is a 4-week program for emerging creatives looking to market and present their creative works. Participants learn healthy marketing and branding skills to aid them in their efforts through a course-end photo shoot, and social media & graphic design tips. Classes are taught by Dear Soul Music Co. Owner & Independent Recording Artist, Arsena Schroeder.

Week 1: Intro to Using Your Unique: Defining Your Brand
Week 2: Components of Your Promotional Package
Week 3: Content That Engages – Social Media Prowess
Week 4: Presentation Day – Photo Shoot!

This workshop series is an all ages event, most suitable for ages 16+. Questions, contact Arsena at info@dearsoulmusic.co or register here.


African Drum Circle presented by Drums 4 Life

When: Every First Saturday – October 5, November 2, December 7, 2019 & January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, 2020
Where: Sugar Creek Library (4045 N Tryon St Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Drums 4 Life presents an exciting African Drum Circle for people of all ages. Participants will learn about the rewards of African drumming and have a hands on experience drumming on different African instruments. Drums are provided for all participants.No prior experience is required.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Youth

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | All ages


Ethnic Bead Making Classes presented by EthnicByAli

When: October 30, November 13, December 11, December 18, 2019 (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Where: Dupp & Swatt (824 Statesville Avenue Suite 105 Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28206)

These jewelry-making classes include fabrication of jewelry from brass, copper,wood and gemstone imported from Ghana and other Pan African nations. Registration is limited to 15 people per class. Details below.

October 30 | Ali Steele – Instruction in brass and Krobos bead jewelry fabrication. Will also provide historical education on materials and processes used for Krobos bead and brass jewelry.

November 13 | Helena Christopher – Instruction in brass jewelry fabrication and historical information on the materials and processes used for creating copper jewelry.

December 11 | Lisa Colvin – Instruction in waist jewelry fabrication and historical information on materials and processes used for creating waist jewelry.

December 18 | Brianna Daniel – Instruction in gem stone jewelry fabrication and historical information on materials and processes used for creating gem stone jewelry.


Adult Art Workshop: The World in Layers presented by Arts+

When: Saturday November 2 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Where: The Bridge (4100 Raleigh St, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Come join artist, Sharon Dowell, and discover her process, artistic intuition, and methods behind many of the wonderful public works on display in Charlotte, NC. In this 5 hour workshop, participants will combine intuitive mark-making with painting and collage techniques. Participants will learn how to incorporate color, glazing, texture, and pattern and experiment with cutting and pasting new compositions.

Explore new and old techniques in a free-form experimental environment! No prior advanced painting knowledge is required, but a willingness to try new materials and have fun is strongly encouraged. One hour will be provided for lunch. Feel free to bring a bag lunch, snacks to share, or head out to grab a bite. Our location is conveniently located beside the Sugar Creek Lynx Blue Line station, 1 stop from NoDa. Please visit artsplus.org to register.


Adult Art Workshop: Empowering with Embroidery presented by Arts+

When: Saturday, November 9 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Where: The Bridge (4100 Raleigh St, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Come join artist Andrea Vail to create your own embroidered sew-on patches! During this 5 hour workshop, participants will learn basic embroidery stitches to design and begin a sew-on patch – then add your patch to any jacket, bag, canvas sneaker! Feel free to bring a magnifying glass if you have a hard time with small stitches. This will be a project to start in-studio and take home to complete.

Join our group in learning techniques to enhance and embellish your own personal style. Open to all experience levels and no prior sewing knowledge is required, but a willingness to try new materials and have fun is strongly encouraged. One hour will be provided for lunch. Feel free to bring a bag lunch, snacks to share, or head out to grab a bite. Our location is conveniently located beside the Sugar Creek Lynx Blue Line station, 1 stop from NoDa. Please visit artsplus.org to register.


Accidental Friends presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
Where: Sugar Creek Library (4045 N Tryon St Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Jonathan Small sits in his hospital room recovering from a head injury, bandages covering his eyes. He can’t see but it’s very clear that his friends are not there and no one has come to see him. That is, until, he receives a surprise visit from classmate Hilda, the geeky, overachiever from a different social circle. She challenges Jonathan to join her on a sightless adventure around the room; and within the walls of the hospital, the two form a fast friendship. But when Jonathan is discharged, he returns to his group of friends, ignoring Hilda, and setting a chain of events in motion that affects them all. This smartly-written drama explores the dynamics of friendships formed, lost and regained. Recommended for 3rd-8th grade.

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