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

Vulture Venture @ Carolina Raptor Center
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Vulture Venture @ Carolina Raptor Center | Huntersville | North Carolina | United States

Vultures and humans will engage in some kind of fun activity, trainers choice! It could be painting, playground fun, or taking a walk…yes, with a vulture.

Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center

Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Jan 17 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

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.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market
Jan 17 @ 1:45 pm
Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market

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!

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

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
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

Vulture Venture @ Carolina Raptor Center
Jan 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Vulture Venture @ Carolina Raptor Center | Huntersville | North Carolina | United States

Vultures and humans will engage in some kind of fun activity, trainers choice! It could be painting, playground fun, or taking a walk…yes, with a vulture.

Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center

Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Jan 18 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

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.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market
Jan 18 @ 1:45 pm
Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market

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!

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours