It’s easy to get jaded about Valentine’s Day, with its cheesy cards, expensive prix-fixe menus, and (worst of all) uninspired gifts. This year, though, we suggest you turn your back on cheap chocolate, heart-shaped jewelry, and overpriced roses and get your beloved something she will truly love—almost as much as she loves you.
This article appears in the February 2011 issue of Charlotte magazine.
This exhibition features more than 100 works of art on loan from across the U.S., as well as England, with an exclusive focus on black basalt sculpture—the first show of its kind to do so. Works range from life-size portrait busts to fanciful vases and dynamic statues of mythological heroes.
With the help of the prominent Charlotte muralist and street artist known as “Owl,” each of the exhibition rooms will feature a specially commissioned graphic mural in striking, sunset hues.
Discover Charlotte’s best, new food truck rally that is hosted by West End’s first craft brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, in partnership with Historic West End Partners. Savor local food trucks with a variety of unique, dynamic, and delicious dishes, to celebrate one of Charlotte’s best traditions in one of Charlotte’s most culturally rich and historic neighborhoods.
Happening every Friday evening from March 13 through May 29 at starting at 5 pm and live music at 6 pm. West End Food Truck Friday is free to attend, as well as dog- and family-friendly. Non-alcoholic, local cider, and wine options are available.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte presents the uproarious comedy with music, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean. In “the funniest show in the western world,” Francis Henshall is looking to make his mark. Fired from a skiffle band and in search of work, he finds himself employed by TWO shifty “guvnors”. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic book keeper, a self-important actor, and his own mammoth appetite to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles, and inspired lunacy.
Pay what you can night is Thursday, March 26 with a suggested ticket price of just $10. Two preview performances with half-priced tickets will be Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Official opening night is Wednesday, April 1 and the show will run through Saturday, May 2.
Visit www.atcharlotte.org for full show dates and times.
Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.
Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte – Enjoy delicious and innovative food and drinks – and plenty of fun – on this high spirited walking tour of several unique Uptown restaurants! Each tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. You’ll learn about the city along the way and will feel like a VIP at each restaurant with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours!