Happy Friday Charlotte! In just a few hours many of you will have 48 hours to do whatever you want! And you’re in luck, Charlotte Culture Guide can answer that nagging question, “what am I going to do this weekend?” Here is just a small sampling of all the great things there are to do in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County this weekend.
USNWC Spring Festival
The USNWC is kicking off the spring with a weekend of festivities including live music and competition.
Fri., April 15 & Sat., April 16
US National Whitewater Center
Kings Drive Art Walk
The festival will feature fine arts for sale in numerous mediums, including paint and drawing; sculpture; pottery; and metal, stone, wood and glass works, with one focus being local emerging artists
Sat., April 16 & Sun., April 17
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Romare Bearden: Collage, Color, Culture
Rubie Britt-Height, Director of Community Relations for the Mint Museum, will discuss the art and legacy of Charlotte’s greatest artist, Romare Bearden.
Sat., April 16 @ 2pm
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Branch
SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam
The Center’s monthly Poetry Slams are hosted by SlamCharlotte, Charlotte’s own two time defending national championship team of spoken word poetry.
Fri., April 15 @ 8pm
Sunday Fun Day
Every Sunday Fun Day try out a new scavenger hunt in the museum galleries, see a performer or artist demonstration, and enjoy kid-friendly activities.
Sun., April 17 @ 1pm
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
FREE with admission
Charlotte Clean and Green Festival
The fourth annual Earth Day Celebration and Learning Festival will feature: – The best in green products, local services and ideas to help you save money and conserve natural resources – FREE seminars on composting, home efficiency, eco-livng and much more.
Sat., April 16 @ 10am
Monster in the Forest: The Story of the Cyclop
The film documents the collaborative efforts of married artists Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle in the creation of the Cyclop, a monumental sculpture in France.
Fri., April 15 @ 6pm
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
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