This Weekend’s Agenda: 20+ Events

Arts, food, beer, and social events

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Mike Birbiglia at Knight Theater
Uptown, Times Vary, $20-$90
This isn’t your everyday comedy show; it’s a play, too! Birbiglia’s The New One uses set designs, lighting, and sound effects in a theatrical production filled with jokes about life and fatherhood. More info.


Brantley Gilbert at PNC Music Pavilion
University, 7 p.m.,$20-$68
The country music star’s album
Fire & Brimstone is set for release this month. The songs were all written by Gilbert and focus on life as a father and husband; Gilbert became a dad for the first time in 2017. Lindsay Ell and Michael Ray join Gilbert on his Not Like Us Tour, named after his single that was released last spring. More info.

D.L. Hughley at Comedy Zone
Music Factory, Times Vary, $25-$60
Hughley has worked with big names like Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, and Cedric the Entertainer and hosts his own daily radio show. More info.

Countess Dracula at Duke Energy Theater
Uptown, Fri and Sat, 8 p.m. and Sun, 3 p.m., $20
In this production by playwright Tony Wright, a countess moves to London in the 1920s, and students from the nearby ballet school soon fall ill and die. The well-known characters from Bram Stoker’s classic novel are reimagined as women in this script’s world premiere. More info.

Friday Nights at Camp North End 2019
Camp North End, 5 p.m., Free
Each week at the Boileryard through October, food trucks, music, and more are featured.  Read more about the site’s upcoming tenants here.



Charlotte Parent’s School Fair at NASCAR Hall of Fame
Uptown, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Free
From the magazine: Charlotte Parent invites you to meet one-on-one with representatives from Charlotte’s top public, private and public charter schools, all in one place! Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. As parents, we know you might not have the time to visit each individual school. That is why our annual School Fair introduces you to both public charter, and private schools, all in one family-friendly event uptown. More info.

The Band Perry at The Underground
Music Factory, 8 p.m., $25
Siblings Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry make up the musical trio known for hit country songs like “If I Die Young” and “Done.” But starting in 2015, the group has made an effort to transition from its country roots to pop beats. Expect the band to perform its electronica-flavored single “The Good Life,” released in July, and songs from its 2018 album Coordinates. More info.

HOLA Charlotte Festival in Uptown
Noon-7 p.m., Free
Charlotte’s largest Hispanic heritage festival celebrates the cultures of 15 Latin American countries by offering authentic food, music and dance performances, an art street show, and more. More info.

Shifted Horizons at SOCO Gallery
Myers Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Free
Chandra Johnson, named one of the 2017 Charlotteans of the Year by Charlotte magazine for her work in the cultural sector, opened this gallery in a Myers Park bungalow in 2015. Liz Nielsen, Lyle Owerko, and Ken Van Sickle are a few of the accomplished artists whose works appear at the gallery. Shifted Horizons, SEPT. 13-NOV. 8, features new folk-inspired artwork by San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas. More info.



Exhibitions at Levine Museum of the New South
Uptown, Noon-5 p.m., $9
For more than two decades, the museum has provided groundbreaking exhibits and context for some of the South’s most significant events. One of the museum’s core values is “using history to build community.” Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, a permanent exhibit, uses Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to explore the “profound changes in the South since the Civil War.” More details.

Activities at Discovery Place Science
Uptown, $17, Noon-5 p.m.
This uptown landmark educates and entertains visitors of all ages in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The museum has experiments, interactive exhibits, an aquarium, and even an on-site rain forest. KidScience, the center’s early education exhibition for children up to 7, offers kids the chance to build and racecars, explore colors and light at the Light Table, and experience a gust of wind at the Wind Wall. More info.

Exhibitions at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Uptown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $9
This uptown venue, part of the Levine Center for the Arts, displays the works of 20th century modern artists in a new context for today’s audiences. Curators assemble shows that pull from the famous Bechtler family’s collection and other community collections. Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era, THROUGH DEC. 1, is an exploration and presentation of tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the artists’ works in more familiar media have been installed alongside the textiles. More info.



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