We have a brand new batch of 13 Charlotte events we’re excited about over the next week … especially on the bonus Saturday we have coming up. If you’re like us, you want to take full advantage of the Leap Year and use your extra day doing something fun. And, it seems like the rest of Charlotte agrees too because February 29 is jam-packed with loads to go do.
Between Moving Poets’ new production HEAVEN, the grand opening of a new (used) bookstore, a heritage festival, an art auction, a revolutionary concert and a bike party, Feb. 29, 2020 going to be a day for the books.
If you already have Leap Day plans, don’t worry, there is still plenty to do next week in the world of CLT events. Use the events below as a roadmap to another exciting week in the Queen City!
“A modern fairy tale roller coaster ride”
Moving Poets Presents HEAVEN
February 27 through March 1 at 8pm (7pm on Sunday)
What do you get when you put over 30 visual artists, actors, dancers and musicians on one stage? Sounds like creative heaven to us.
To Moving Poets, the Charlotte and Berlin-based nonprofit arts organization, it literally sounds like HEAVEN. Moving Poets describes their latest production as “a modern fairy tale roller coaster ride – through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness.”
The show combines contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts to tell the story of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child as she navigates her dreams and realities. The audience will also play a special role in the performance as their participation during certain sections may cause events to change in HEAVEN.
With artistic direction provided by multi-disciplinary visual artist MyLoan Dinh and choreographer/director (and husband) Till Schmidt-Rimpler, we can guarantee that each performance of HEAVEN will be beautiful, powerful and holding true to the nonprofit’s namesake, moving.
February 29 is going to be busy:
O Wild Women, Wild Women! Wherefore art thou Wild Women?
Where the Wild Women Art Show 2020
February 23 – The Artisan’s Palate
This’ll be much better than the “Dad-gedy Tragedy” we experienced last week at Home Depot.
Momedy Comedy featuring Blayr Nias
February 25 – The Evening Muse
Get your body movin’ and groovin’ in this “traditional meets contemporary” dance class!
Charlotte Ballet Zimbabwe African Dance Class
February 26 – Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center
Hey, you! Yeah, you! Why don’t you put down that craft beer and try something new?
Big Fat Tour of Sake
February 27 – Assorted Table Wine Shoppe
Go listen to your favorite “Yawdaorb” show tunes!
February 28 – Theatre Charlotte
The novels might not be brand new, but this used bookstore sure is!
That’s Novel Books Grand Opening
February 29 – That’s Novel Books (330 Camp Road)
End Black History Month in style at a celebration of African American history and culture!
African American Heritage Festival
February 29 – Charlotte Museum of History
We’re drinkin’ beers and ridin’ bikes on our extra day of 2020. (Wait … what?)
Leap Day Fun Ride
February 29 – The Spoke Easy
Fun Fact: You can’t spell heart without ART. (Try it. It’s impossible.)
20th Annual Art with a Heart
February 29 – Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
“We say we want a revolution!” – Charlotte Concert Band
Music as a Revolution Concert
February 29 – Myers Park High School
Learn what Charlotte Pride has to be proud of in 2020. (Spoiler: There’s a lot!)
2020 Charlotte Pride Kick-Off Reception
March 1 – NoDa@28th Creative Arts Studios
WE WANT YOU … to be in the audience of our very first live taping of Queen City Quiz Show!
Tickets available online Feb. 21
Queen City Quiz Show LIVE
March 26 – Stage Door Theater
Featured Image Photo Credit: Jeff Cravotta
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