Weekend Arts Events (Jan. 6-8)
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY: SCHUBERT "GREAT C MAJOR"
This Classical series show is built around Schubert’s ninth symphony, but it’s not all Romantic-era music. The program features a world premiere: A percussion concerto from English composer Leonard Mark Lewis makes its debut here.
JAZZ AT THE BECHTLER
Many of us have our Christmastime traditions. And for the past four seasons, the Bechtler's offered something else:a “Post-Holiday Blues” program. This rendition, subtitled "Many Shades of Blue," offers some contemplative jazz.
CHRYSALIS: A STUDY OF HUMAN LIFE
From the artist, Lara Americo: "Chrysalis is an exploration of what it means to inhabit a human body." Each photograph and 3-D mold included in the show examines a single subject and their narrative.
The venue reflects the ever-growing and vibrant Latino artistic community in Charlotte. Leandro Manzo: Mar de Mares, THROUGH JAN. 14, displays works from the Argentinian painter that span his 30-year career. The range of work, including landscapes, portraits, and black-and-white images, reflects Manzo’s versatility.
STEEP CANYON RANGERS
Steep Canyon Rangers began making bluegrass together 16 years ago, just two hours away in Brevard. Today, the group's known around the world, after well-known collaborations with actor/player Steve Martin and Grammy wins.
Hectorina, the Charlotte band behind the 2013 rock-opera Collywobble and two subsequent studio records, brings its energetic and theatrical brand of indie rock to the Visulite. The group is joined by regional acts Cuzco, Secret Guest, and Patabamba.
Atlanta-born comic Finesse Mitchell, a Saturday Night Live alum, has been touring the country for decades. He's appeared on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Today Show.
LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
For more than two decades, the museum has provided groundbreaking exhibits and context for some of the South’s most significant events. One of the museum’s core values is “using history to build community.” The Life and Times of Robert Smalls, THROUGH JAN. 22, examines the story of an escaped slave, Civil War hero, and South Carolina politician. Looking at Appalachia, THROUGH MAY 28, displays pictures from a wide range of photographers in the region and provides a counterpoint to the “War on Poverty” images from the 1960s.
DISCOVERY PLACE: SCIENCE
When Discovery Place rebranded in 2016, it added the word “Science” to its uptown location. With interactive exhibits, an aquarium, an IMAX theater, and even an on-site rainforest, the distinction makes sense. Genghis Khan, THROUGH APRIL 30, explores the life of the legendary conqueror. The exhibit displays more than 200 artifacts from Khan’s treasures and possessions, including jewelry, clothing, pottery, musical instruments, and weaponry..