This Weekend in Charlotte: Symphony Soul, Jen Kirkman, & Newsies
Check out all of ASC's free events this weekend here. Some locations have multiple events during the day.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY: CLASSICAL SOUL
In this Pops concert, Darius de Haas and Capathia Jenkins provide vocals for a tribute to classics of the soul genre. Spell out “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” with the Charlotte Symphony at Knight Theater.
FACE 2 FACE: ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
Michael John and Joel Mason portray the roles of Billy Joel and Elton John, respectively. The dueling pianos take on the hits of the soft-rock figures at the Fillmore.
Located in an old church uptown, the center focuses on art and artists within the Charlotte community. Artists-in-residence include sculptor Austin Ballard and ceramics artist Betsy Birkner. The multimedia exhibit ENCUENTROS/ENCOUNTERS (through March 21st) comes from Windgate Artists-in-Residence Dignicraft and includes collaborative works that look at pottery as a tool for communication and imagination.
The comedian was a regular on "Chelsea Lately," and she claims Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr as primary comedic influences. She comes to Charlotte's Comedy Zone for three nights.
Sometimes you need a night out with the symphony, and other nights you need to watch giant trucks trample each other. Stars of the event at Time Warner Cable Arena will be Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction.
This venue’s vision statement says, “The Light Factory is committed to photography and film as a means of enriching lives and transforming communities.” After closing for a period, the museum reopened in a new Plaza Midwood spot this past fall. Two exhibits—"Corporal Veils Unravelled" by Pinky/MM Bass and "Bright Filament" by Doug Baulos—display imagery created by the artists and continue until February 7.
The Disney narrative is based on New York City's Newsboys Strike of 1899, and while the film was made in 1992, the musical appeared on Broadway in 2012. Newsies' first North American tour makes a stop at Belk Theater.