Arts & Culture News Items…

After staring at the ol’ Revue inbox, we arrived at the following conclusion: there’s a lot of artsy goodness in Charlotte this month. Here’s a small handful of must-knows for the next few weeks….

We love culture, but it’s not often that it burns calories, too. Thankfully, you can now start training (and registering) for the Charlotte Museum Mile, a 5,280-foot race that starts at the corner of 12th & N. Tryon, and traverses past Charlotte’s cultural institutions, from Spirit Square, to the Bechtler, to the Mint, and Discovery Place. The race costs $25 to enter (on queencitytiming.com), and includes a T-shirt as well as a Connect With Culture Card, which gets you discounts and deals at various museums across town. There’s also cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers.

The city’s spring concert schedule is blooming almost as fast as the hydrangeas this week! Upcoming highlights: Rusted Root at Tremont Music Hall on April 14, her alt-rock highness Lucinda Williams at McGlohon on April 26, and funk-jazz synthesizers Soulive at Visulite on April 26. Plus the Asheville-based experimental funk band Discordian Society is finishing up a one-month, Thursday night residency at the Double Door Inn.

To ring in the new IMAX movie at Discovery Place, Tornado Alley, the host of Storm Chasers, Sean Casey, will host a special screening at 6:45 p.m. on March 31. The movie follows Casey and his fellow VORTEX2 researchers as they attempt to locate, study, and film the birth of a tornado. In Discovery Place’s IMAX dome, it’s going to be completely head-spinning. Here, in fact, is a trailer to prove it:

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