Jan
10
Fri
Special Exhibit: Then Sings My Soul @ The Billy Graham Library
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
Special Exhibit: Then Sings My Soul @ The Billy Graham Library |  |  |

Just as Billy Graham shared the Gospel in every Crusade sermon, George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows—and many other team members—faithfully presented the Good News of Jesus Christ in song. Come discover the incredible ways the Lord used their efforts—and their music—to open hearts around the world.
•Read inspiring stories and personal memories from Billy Graham, George Bev Shea, Cliff Barrows, and others.
•Browse never-before-seen memorabilia.
•See compelling photos of the Crusade team’s music ministry.

This special display is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

The Norwegians by C Deby Swanson @ Warehouse Performing Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Norwegians by C Deby Swanson @ Warehouse Performing Arts Center |  |  |

Running January 10th to February 1st 2020, the Warehouse will present what critics are hailing as a” guilty pleasure “ ( New York Times ). A spite-filled comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters— Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you’re a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (oofda!). Betty has referred Olive to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn’t know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn’t know is that Gus is Betty’s own ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she?

Jan
16
Thu
Little Black Dress The Musical @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Cent
Jan 16 – Jan 17 all-day
Little Black Dress The Musical @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Cent |  |  |

LITTLE BLACK DRESS tells the story of best friends Mandy and Dee. Together we witness the girls’ major life events in their little black dresses – first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience – which happens more than once – first funeral, and more! Using hilarious improv, catchy songs, and a heartfelt story, LITTLE BLACK DRESS has made audiences across the globe laugh, cry, and party!  ​

Recommended for ages 18+

Jan
17
Fri
Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibtion @ Gaston County Public Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibtion @ Gaston County Public Library | Gastonia | North Carolina | United States

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is a celebration of 50 Years, 50 Works, and 50 Reasons. This exhibition spotlights 50 original works by Maurice Sendak, who was an award-winning author and illustrator, most widely recognized for Where the Wild Things Are. Throughout his career, Sendak authored 22 books and illustrated 79 others. It will be on display at the Main Branch of the Gaston County Public Library in Gastonia, which is the only stop on the tour in North Carolina. Hours may vary. Please call the Gaston County Public Library for more information.

Maurice Sendak was the winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and the only American illustrator to win the international Hans Christian Andersen Award (in 1970, for his body of work). He was a visionary figure in children’s literature. Mr. Sendak began by illustrating the works of others— including Else Holmelund Minarik, Randall Jarrell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the Brothers Grimm. By 1956, with Kenny’s Window, he was creating his own texts as well as illustrations.

Also a distinguished set and costume designer for opera and ballet, Sendak has designed productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and L’heure espagnole, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Oliver Knussen’s operas based on his Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! In 1983, Mr. Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work; in 1996, he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America; and in 2003 he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual, international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Sponsor: Gaston County Public Library

Dilworth Tasting Room Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week @ Dilworth Tasting Room
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 12:00 am
Dilworth Tasting Room Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week @ Dilworth Tasting Room |  |  |

Looking to experience some of the best food in the Charlotte area? Enjoy Dilworth Tasting Room’s three-course prix fixe dinner menu in this year’s Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week. Offered from Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 26 and priced at only $35 per person, the menu offers a variety of tasty dishes from appetizers to dessert.

FIRST COURSE
Charcuterie : prosciutto and brie served with accoutrements OR Butternut squash bisque with spiced olive oil, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds

SECOND COURSE
Gnocchi in mushroom-garlic cream sauce topped with shaved Parmesan
Lamb meatballs in marinara topped with feta and basil served with Naan
Seared chicken breast with roasted cauliflower over romesco topped with pickled shallots and herbs

THIRD COURSE
Croatian Bajadera (almond nougat and chocolate layered bar) with whipped cream, orange curd and berries
Warm cinnamon bread pudding with boozy caramel sauce and house vanilla ice cream

Reservations can be made through Resy. Call 704.595.3337 for more details. We hope to see you there!

Thorgy and the Thorchestra @ Knight Theater
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Thorgy and the Thorchestra @ Knight Theater | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

The fabulous Thorgy Thor, famed worldwide from RuPaul’s Drag Race, comes to the Queen City for a thrilling, thoughtful, and hilariously theatrical show that slays with song, dance, and shenanigans.

Christopher James Lees, conductor

Sponsor: Charlotte Symphony

Weekly steel tip darts blind draw @ Blue Rocks
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 12:00 am

Weekly Friday night steel tip darts blind draw.  8pm.  $6 entry fee.  Open to all skill levels. Grab your darts and come on out!

Jan
18
Sat
Board This Winter? Beech Mountain Shuttle Service @ Meet at Latta Nature Center
Jan 18 all-day
Board This Winter? Beech Mountain Shuttle Service @ Meet at Latta Nature Center  |  |  |

What could be better than a crisp mountain morning with fresh powder on the ground? How about letting someone else drive you to the mountain? Sit back, catch a few extra z’s then enjoy a little breakfast as we shuttle you to the slopes of Beech Mountain Resort for an exciting day of skiing or snowboarding. When you’re exhausted from many trips down the slopes, warm up on the ride home with hot chocolate and snacks. This service is open to all levels (ages 7 and up). If you have any questions please call Latta Nature Center at 980-314-1129. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).

Visulite Theatre: Courtney Lynn & Quinn Album Release, With Kaska Sun & Darby Wilcox @ Visulite Theatre
Jan 18 all-day
Visulite Theatre: Courtney Lynn & Quinn Album Release, With Kaska Sun & Darby Wilcox @ Visulite Theatre |  |  |

Folk/Soul band Courtney Lynn & Quinn release their long-awaited debut album at the Visulite Theatre on January 18th!

Fusing their passion for indie folk/soul music, Courtney Lynn & Quinn have established their own sound among the ever-growing Charlotte music scene. CLQ channel the songwriting of artists like Brandi Carlile, the vocal harmonies of groups like Joseph, and the soulful grit of bands like Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

Their bright personalities and riveting live performances have been garnering the attention of industry talent nationwide. Recently they’ve been featured as a standout artist on NPR’s Charlotte music playlist ‘Amplifier,’ featured in Queen City Nerve, performed on NBC’s ‘Charlotte Today,’ and won the national Songwriter Universe Contest for their original music. The band maintains a packed performance schedule, and are currently deep in the recording process for their next album – a darker, grittier, and more soulful expression of their sound and growth as a band.

Supporting the band that night will be rising Charlotte talent Kaska Sun, with additional support from Greenville folk-legend Darby Wilcox.

Doors open at 6:30PM, with the show starting at 7:30PM!

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibtion @ Gaston County Public Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibtion @ Gaston County Public Library | Gastonia | North Carolina | United States

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is a celebration of 50 Years, 50 Works, and 50 Reasons. This exhibition spotlights 50 original works by Maurice Sendak, who was an award-winning author and illustrator, most widely recognized for Where the Wild Things Are. Throughout his career, Sendak authored 22 books and illustrated 79 others. It will be on display at the Main Branch of the Gaston County Public Library in Gastonia, which is the only stop on the tour in North Carolina. Hours may vary. Please call the Gaston County Public Library for more information.

Maurice Sendak was the winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and the only American illustrator to win the international Hans Christian Andersen Award (in 1970, for his body of work). He was a visionary figure in children’s literature. Mr. Sendak began by illustrating the works of others— including Else Holmelund Minarik, Randall Jarrell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the Brothers Grimm. By 1956, with Kenny’s Window, he was creating his own texts as well as illustrations.

Also a distinguished set and costume designer for opera and ballet, Sendak has designed productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and L’heure espagnole, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Oliver Knussen’s operas based on his Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! In 1983, Mr. Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work; in 1996, he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America; and in 2003 he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual, international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Sponsor: Gaston County Public Library