Weekday Arts Events (Jan. 4-7)

Photo by Joan Marcus

MONDAY
WICKED
This stage show flips the narrative of The Wizard of Oz on its head, swapping the traditional roles of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. One of the most decorated Broadway shows in recent years, the production continues to entertain crowds as it returns in different venues like Ovens Auditorium.

TUESDAY
MUSIC AND MUSEUM: SCHUMANNIANA–A CELEBRATION OF SCHUMANN’S WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO AND STRINGS
Romantic works by German composer Robert Schumann are performed in this rendition of the Music and Museum series. Performers include pianist Bruce Murray, violinist Chloé Kiffer, and cellist Jon Lewis.

WEDNESDAY
CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
A colonial home and its grounds are the backdrop for this history museum. The 5,000-square-foot Hezekiah Alexander House is the oldest surviving structure of its kind in the county. Guided tours available throughout the grounds. Enter The Dragon is a series of solo art exhibits that chronicle Chinese-American experiences in Charlotte. There are solo exhibitions from Xuelu Cui, Han Dai-Yu, and others throughout the series, but the group exhibition (running Jan. 5-30) combines the work of several artists into one display.

THURSDAY
LACA PROJECTS
The FreeMoreWest neighborhood hosts this Latin American arts center, which includes a gallery, studios, and food concept. Vicente Hernández Of The Real and Magnificent (through Jan. 9) is centered on the Cuban painter with a talent for the surreal. This is his first Charlotte exhibition.

NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Off the track, this NASCAR site takes visitors behind the scenes. Stand by the vehicles and artifacts that represent the sport’s history. 24: A Tribute to Jeff Gordon (through Jan. 10) highlights the career of the NASCAR star, who just retired from full-time racing, by showcasing nine racecars from his career.

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