Your Weekly Recommendations
Finding something to do during the week can be a challenge. It must be interesting, affordable and fit within your schedule. Starting this week, every Monday we will provide you with interesting things to do everyday for the rest of the work week.
Poet and teacher John Rybicki will hold a workshop and reading of some of his work. The event is being put on by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Morrison Regional Branch and Lookout Books. Workshop begins at 6 p.m., reading at 7, Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Morrison Regional Branch, 7015 Morrison Blvd. 910-962-2100, lookout.org.
Return to the Sea: Saltworks
Mint Museum Artist In Residence Motoi Yamamoto can do amazing things with salt. His saltwork is startingly beautiful and intricate. He'll explain his work at a 7 p.m. talk. Kellie Jackson of Be Yoga Dilworth will be on hand to teach yoga meditation techniques, and Whispering Willow Soap Company will help you make your own salt scrub. 6 p.m. Free. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2098, mintmuseum.org.
This cheery folk trio is hard to resist. Made up of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, The Good Lovelies seem to be Canada’s answer to the Dixie Chicks. The group’s playful three-part harmonies and the catchy melodies are bound to get stuck in your head. $15-$17. 8 p.m. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737, eveningmuse.com.
Check out the video for the band's cheery and playful song "Lie Down."
Thank You for Calling Customer Service! The Stage Play
(Opening Night) This workplace comedy revolves around a diverse group of customer service representatives who have formed a dysfunctional family of sorts in their cubical farm. The play creates a world full of comically weird and interesting characters that take on America’s corporate culture. $20. 7:30 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-804-9343, nccast.com.
Davidson Gallery Crawl
Downtown Davidson will host artists and display their works throughout the town for the monthly gallery crawl. It's a great chance to see and buy some good local art. The town offers a trolley to take guests to and from the different stores. Free, 6 p.m. Davidson Village Green, Concord Road at N. Main St. 704-940-9622, townofdavidson.org.
When music teacher Jenny arrives at Sesame Street ready to teach her new furry friends some songs, she finds out that all of her instruments are missing. So Elmo and friends find music in everyday objects like rubber duckies, trash can lids and cookie jars. $20-$35. Fri., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 4 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-335-3100, ticketmaster.com.