Weekday Arts Events (Sept. 7-10)
LAST CHANCE TO SEE AN EXHIBIT: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The Bechtler is more than just a rolling roster of fine art exhibitions. Films, chamber music, and presentations tie into the works, with jazz concerts as a separate monthly offering. The Art Books of Henri Matisse (through Sept. 7) shows off the book works, including engravings and paper cutouts, of the legendary French artist. Also: Portraying the Patron: Andy Warhol and the Bechtlers (through Jan. 18, 2016) displays the relationship with the famed art patrons and the pop-art legend.
LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
The Levine explores historic issues, such as civil rights and immigration, by providing a modern context and viewpoints. NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South (through Sept. 30, 2016) explores how the Latino population has become part of the South’s make-up and helps form its future. Visual art, public conversations, and music are part of the program.
SOCO GALLERY: NIGHT GARDEN OPENING
Liz Nielsen’s Night Garden has its opening reception on Wednesday. From our Fall Arts Preview: “Liz Nielsen, a Brooklyn artist, uses colored gels, filters, and light to create works that challenge traditional ideas of what makes a photograph.” The result is something that’s hard to describe with words. Check it out for yourself at 6 p.m.
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
Pop punk is still alive and well in Australia. This quartet is taking their power-rock tunes to amphitheaters across the U.S., stopping in Charlotte’s go-to outside venue. Take in tunes like “She Looks So Perfect” alongside a crowd of screaming fans.
BONUS PICK: ERIC HUTCHINSON
Over at NC Music Factory’s Fillmore, Eric Hutchinson offers his power-pop to the 20-somethings of Charlotte. Watch the singer balance guitar-playing, piano, and breaking hearts.
THE PATRON SAINT OF LOSING SLEEP
Call center rep Ada has insomnia. Things get complicated when a caller’s drama enters her life. The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte show runs through Sept. 26.