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Creative News – Nerdy Night Out, Five Points Plaza & I Heart Rail Trailby Porter Metzler on February 19, 2020
Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and Bring Your Ideas)!
CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last year, Blumenthal Performing Arts invited Charlotte Is Creative to develop Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series.” With the help of Caveat NYC, four unique shows, Dark Matter, Versus, Nevertheless She Existed and Ride or Die (Oregon Trail Live), were brought to the stage in Charlotte.
The fall series was sourced from NYC to serve as a “pilot” of sorts and the reception from the CLT community was grand! Nerdy Night Out is a go for a spring series. And, that’s where we need your help! This time around, all of the shows will be locally produced using good ol’ Queen City creativity.
Join us on March 11, 2020, at QC Social Lounge at 7pm to help brainstorm ideas for the new shows. Whether you want to perform, produce, direct, write or have any ideas in general, come to this brainstorming session and pitch the next nerdiest show in town! We can’t wait to get nerdy with you!
Knight Foundation connects with Five Points Plaza
Knight Foundation is giving than $394,200 in new funding towards the Five Points Plaza project in Charlotte’s West End. The Five Points Plaza aims to be a new public space where the community can create meaningful connections between residents and their historic neighborhood. With amenities such as a splash pad, amphitheater, public art, food trucks, concerts and WiFi, Five Points Plaza hopes to become a “hub for community life.”
Residents will be invited to create public programming at the Five Points Plaza. Plans call for Knight Foundation’s funding to be used for the development of those programs “to elevate community voices and support greater economic opportunity for all in West End.”
I HEART Rail Trail. You HEART Rail Trail. We all HEART Rail Trail.
Between now and February 29, you can experience four interactive light installations on the Charlotte Rail Trail in Historic South End. The installations are a part of the “I Heart Rail Trail” initiative that will produce several events throughout the remainder of the year to activate the Rail Trail and add a little spice to your evening stroll.
The current activation, titled “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights,” runs from Carson Street to Sycamore Brewing. We’ll keep you updated with more “I Heart Rail Trail” events as they happen in 2020. For now, go experience these spectacular works of light and sound before they’re gone!