Weekend Arts Events (Dec. 30-Jan. 1)
Travel through 5,000 years of Chinese culture with this dance and musical experience. With dazzling costumes, sets, and backdrops, the Belk Theater is transformed for two evenings.
THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
Some of us like to leave up the lights for a few extra days. If you're still in the holiday spirit after Christmas, this remix of the Tchaikovsky standard has hip-hop dancers, a DJ, digital backdrop, and more to give an urban rendition of the Nutcracker.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
This staging at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a world premiere. This comedy-musical is adapted by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, from the classic book of the same name by Barbara Robinson.
THE AVETT BROTHERS
The boys are back home to ring in the new year at Bojangles Coliseum, where they'll bring their energetic live show and folk rock sound. The band released its ninth studio LP, True Sadness, in June.
THE SPONGETONES NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
As the last New Year's Eve show at the Double Door Inn, you know the venue had to choose someone special to play. The power pop act The Spongetones, originally from Charlotte, take the venue's humble stage to rock in 2017.
AMOS' FINAL NYE W/ CASSETTE REWIND & GUMP FICTION THE ULTIMATE 90’S TRIBUTE
Like the Double Door Inn, Amos' Southend is also hosting its last NYE event as a music venue. At this show, the '80s and the '90s collide, with two tribute bands: Cassette Rewind and Gump Fiction.
Georgia’s Futurebirds offer indie rock with a country tinge. The band is a fixture on the festival circuit, releasing their last studio record last year. The band is joined at the Visulite Theatre with Charleston’s The High Divers and our very own Amigo.
DROP !T: OOKAY
Ookay is a producer and DJ that works within the trap genre, bringing electronic dance music to the Fillmore on New Year’s Eve. His latest record, Cocoon, was released in October. Also joining the artist for this holiday show: Warez, Freaky QC, and Yuki.
ANDY THE DOORBUM
Andy the Doorbum returns to Charlotte to bring his blend of art and music. JaggerMouth and Sinners & Saints round out the line-up of this Snug Harbor show.
Dye has become one of those talking heads you recognize from shows like Guy Code and Money From Strangers. He returns to Charlotte with the simple mission of making you laugh.
This self-guided tour is free. Stroll through uptown to the 18 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 at the Levine Museum of the New South. A “Charlotte Liberty Walk” app is available at handheldhistory.com to help you along.