Weekday Arts Events (May 9-12)
This self-guided tour for history buffs is free. Stroll through uptown to the 15 points that comprise the Liberty Walk, touring the early history of the region through markers and text. Pick up a brochure at the Visitor Info Center at 501 S. College St. (in the Charlotte Convention Center), or just start in front of the Wells Fargo Plaza at 301 S. Tryon St., and follow the markers in the pavement for a trip through the historical adventure of the city’s Revolutionary War days. A “Charlotte Liberty Walk” app is available at handheldhistory.com to help you along.
Austin-based Frost tours the country with his indie-pop style, with tunes like “Nice and Slow” and “White Lies.” Philly's Rozes, which is the moniker of songwriter Elizabeth Mencel, opens the show.
LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
History is complex, and there are countless perspectives on the South’s most significant events. The Levine not only puts those events in context, but it offers multimedia exhibits, forums, and artistic expressions that are tethered to our past. ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South (through Oct. 30) examines the rise of Latino populations in Charlotte and other Southern cities, and how the Hispanic population will help shape the future of the South.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY: CARMINA BURANA
Cal Orff's famed composition begins with "O Fortuna," a selection used in commercials and big-budget Hollywood films for an epic flair. Though, a movie recreation doesn’t have the impact of a live performance of this harrowing piece. The concert features the Charlotte Symphony Chorus, baritone Javier Arrey, countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, and soprano Klaka Ek.
Attell has hosted programs like Insomniac and The Gong Show, but his career as a comic’s comic has granted him legendary status in the form. His latest hour is called “Road Work,” but Attell doesn’t stick to the same act you may have seen on television.
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: LIVE!
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is the animated, PBS sequel show to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the classic series beloved by several generations. This interactive-musical is a live version of the new series.