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

West African Dance Classes by Charlotte Ballet

When: Every Tuesday, until June 23, 2020 (1:15 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

West African Dance embraces the beauty — through rhythm and music — of traditional West
African dance. This workshop is open to all ages. No previous dance experience is required. For more information, contact Shannon Fraser or call 704-414-2774.

Serving Our Community Through the Arts (SOCA) presented by Harvesting Humanity

When: Mondays from November, 2019 – June, 2020 (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Are you a middle or high-school age student interested in exploring the arts? This 8-month experiential learning and community engagement program for middle and high school students cultivates 21st century leaders. In this program you will explore the visual and digital arts, photography, music and dance, and have the chance to go on experimental learning field trips. To register email Eboné Lockett at or call 980-785-5312.


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 or register here.

African Drum Circle presented by Drums 4 Life

When: Every First Saturday – 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: 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.

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

December 18 | Brianna Daniel – Instruction in gem stone jewelry fabrication and historical information on materials and processes used for creating gem stone jewelry. REGISTRATION AVAILABLE DEC 12, 2019.

Adult Art Workshop series presented by Arts+

When: January 25, February 22, March 14, April 11, May 16, 2020 (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Where: The Bridge (4100 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC)

Each workshop will focus on a different art making process and be led by a local well-known community artist. Workshops will use themes such as: architectural painting, alternative photography methods, experimental mosaics, and multi-step printmaking. For adults, 18+.

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.