Weekend Arts Events (Nov. 27-29)

Matthew Murphy

FRIDAY
OTHER PEOPLE 10TH ANNUAL GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE THANKSGIVING BASH
This show has become a holiday tradition during the past decade. It hasn’t been around as long as, say, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, which started in 1947. But a decade is pretty good for jam musicians.

THE NEW FAMILIARS: A TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM & MUSIC OF THE BAND
The band’s popular tribute comes to the Fillmore stage. Helm was drummer and vocalist for The Band, one of roots rock’s legendary acts. The New Familiars have been a rock scene staple in the city for the past decade.

LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
The Levine explores historic issues, such as civil rights and immigration, by providing a modern context and viewpoints. Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition (through Feb. 28) displays 20 black-and-white photographs and narratives that highlight acts of generosity in the African-American community. ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South (through Oct. 30, 2016) examines the major increase in Latino residents in Charlotte and other Southern cities, and how the Hispanic population will help shape the future of the South.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Director Jack O’Brien, a three-time Tony Award winner, has revived this classic.  The massive production marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, the most successful movie musical in history.

SATURDAY
NASCAR HALL OF FAME TREE LIGHTING ON THE PLAZA
Off the track, this NASCAR site takes visitors behind the scenes. Stand by the vehicles and artifacts that represent the sport’s history. For this event, music, activities, and food trucks accompany a tree lighting ceremony. Special guests Kevin Harvick and Santa Claus will also be in tow.

TYLER BOONE
Boone, a native of Charleston, S.C., tours heavily across the U.S. each year, armed with country-tinged rock numbers. He's opened for the likes of Sheryl Crow, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Edwin McCain. Here, he’s joined by Swim in the Wild and Late Night Special.

CIEL GALLERY
Ciel Gallery is a combined teaching space and mosaic gallery in South End that showcases paintings, mosaics, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and more each month. The November show is titled “At Two With Nature.” Art classes are available for all ages and levels.

SUNDAY
MONICA: THE CODE RED EXPERIENCE
This Atlanta-born R&B singer released her debut LP, Miss Thang, in 1995. Twenty years later, her Code Red Tour marks the release of her latest album. Hear tunes that run the course of her career.

HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS + CULTURE
The center, named for Charlotte’s first African-American mayor, puts a lens on the cultural contributions of African-American artists and thinkers. Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration (through Dec. 31) commemorates the life and work of the late Catlett 100 years after her birth. The exhibit highlights examples of her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The museum’s permanent exhibition, the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, showcases the work of 20 artists, such as Charlotte native Romare Bearden.

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