Weekday Arts Events (Nov. 16-19)
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates comes to Davidson College to deliver the annual Reynolds Lecture. Coates comes fresh off receiving a MacArthur “Genius Grant” this week, a fellowship that awards $625,000 to recipients over five years. The talk is sponsored by the Public Lectures Committee, the Foundation For The Carolinas, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force.
THE DESCENT OF MAN
Wedgewood Church displays eight works by Sean Busher, posing the question of whether science and faith can coexist. The outdoor display, featuring back-lit, 6-foot-by-4-foot graphics, follows a narrative of Jesus returning to teach the concepts of evolution.
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. From the Garage: Street Rides of NASCAR Stars (through Dec. 31) showcases vehicles collected by some of NASCAR’s biggest names, such as Joey Logano’s 1937 Rat Rod Pickup Truck and Greg Biffle’s 2005 Ford GT.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY: FAURE REQUIEM
The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte joins the symphony for an evening of choral-orchestral music. Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” is the titular piece, with Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and George Butterworth’s “A Shropshire Lad” also featured.
LEIGH NASH (OF SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER)
Come on. You remember that 1999 song “Kiss Me.” Don’t make me sing it. Sixpence None the Richer’s frontwoman has released a steady stream of solo efforts since 2006. Hear tunes from both projects here. (No, I’m not gonna sing it.)
This will be a dance performance to savor. See how MOMIX interprets a range of flora and the changing of seasons through music, dance, costumes, props, and projections.