Weekend Arts Events (Oct. 14-16)
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY CLASSICAL: BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 2
The Beethoven masterwork shares a roster with works from two Hungarian composers: Franz Liszt's "Piano Concerto No. 1" and "Totentanz” and György Ligeti’s “Concert Romanesc.”
The blues rock band returns to the Double Door, but they never actually left. A signed photo of the ensemble adorns the walls of the 43-year-old venue, along with several other revered blues, folk, and rock acts that have graced its humble stage.
NEW FREQUENCIES: LEWIS KLAHR’S SIXTY SIX
After premiering at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art, Lewis Klahr's new film, Sixty Six, is screened at the McColl Center. The Pop Art-influenced, collage-style work is a 12-part anthology. Components are influenced by pulp tales of the 1960s and '70s and classic Greek narratives, with the animation using found images like cut-out comic strip characters, magazine layouts, advertisements, and more.
SCOWL BROW VINYL LISTENING PARTY
Twenty-Two is back this weekend, with a listening party for Charlotte's own Scowl Brow. Check out their debut LP, which has now been remixed and remastered on Refresh Records, due out Oct. 28.
CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
A colonial home and its grounds are the backdrop for this museum. Built in 1774, the 5,000-square-foot Hezekiah Alexander House is the oldest surviving structure of its kind in Mecklenburg County. Guided tours are available. In September, the Teas of the British Isles series Sept. 25, 4-5:30 p.m. focuses on the historic English city of Canterbury. The series offers European teas and snacks, along with monthly history lectures.
Netflix’s original programming hasn’t just been good for dramatic television, but also comics. Take Segura, whose Mostly Stories was a hit comedy special when it hit the service this year.
This Broadway musical is sure to be a hit in a city full of singles. Tackling the awkwardness of blind dates, the show could bring some self-awareness to your own outings. If you’re married, you can revisit the days that are—thankfully—behind you.
The HIV-support nonprofit Different Roads Home and Theatre Charlotte team for this theatrical affair, in which a Texas family deals with the death of its elderly matriarch. The comedic tale runs through three nights.
NASCAR HALL OF FAME
The NASCAR Hall of Fame has 40,000 square feet of exhibition space to give visitors a look at racing history in a city with its own storied history in the sport. The ongoing Champions exhibit highlights recent winners in NASCAR’s three national touring series.
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. Or, just start in front of the Wells Fargo Plaza at 301 S. Tryon St., and follow the markers for a trip through the city’s Revolutionary War days. A “Charlotte Liberty Walk” app is available at handheldhistory.com to help you along. 800-231-4636.