What's Happening

A guide to entertainment in and around Union County.
Mar. 02, 2013 @ 03:44 PM

‘What’s Happening’ is The Enquirer-Journal’s weekly events calendar. If it’s happening within driving distance, you can find out about it here! Got an event you’d like listed? Email it to news@theej.com

Two Senior Exhibits, shows by graduating seniors, April 25-May 10, with reception April 25 at the C. Douglas Helms Gallery at Wingate University.

2D and 3D, graphic drawings of Wingate alum Jaye Williamson and wood turner Charles Farrar, Jan 8 - Feb. 20, 2013 (Reception Jan. 15) at the C. Douglas Helms Gallery at Wingate University.Technology and Innovation, March 12-April 19, 2013 (Reception March 15) at the C. Douglas Helms Gallery at Wingate University.

Two exhibitions celebrating the depth and range of The Mint Museum’s ceramics collections will be on view at Mint Museum Randolph from April 7 through January 6, 2013

Sophisticated Surfaces: The Pottery of Herb Cohen pays tribute to a Charlotte-based artist who has earned a national reputation as a master of his craft ­- and who happens to be an important figure in the Mint’s own history. The American Art Tile, 1880-1940 celebrates an art form that peaked during the decades surrounding the turn of the last century. It features approximately 40 tiles from the Mint’s permanent collection, including the permanently installed fireplace surround, Arkansas Traveller.

First Fridays at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery. 7 p.m. 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. Every first Friday of the month. We feature an incoming artist, an event or both! 2012 has a wonderful line-up. Woodcarving/February, ‘Bring in the Spring’/Meet several of the represented artists of CFA, Eco-Friendly Art to celebrate in April/artists present, Oils in May- Meet the Artist; and Woodturning-Meet the Artist in June to name a few. CharlotteFineArt.com

Choral Concert, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.Cherish the Ladies, Irish-American music, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University. Tickets $25.

Wind Ensemble Concert, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.Choral Concert,  Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., at the Batte Center at Wingate University.

Wayne Hancock performs at Double Door Inn, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. On Feb. 26, Wayne “The Train” Hancock will release Ride, his first album in four years. Ride is Hancock’s eighth overall full-length and fifth for Bloodshot Records, following the 2009’s well-received Viper of Melody.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, bluegrass band, co-presented by Music for a Cure Union County and the Batte Center, Mar. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Austin Auditorium at Wingate University. Tickets $20-$25. Proceeds benefit Levine Cancer Center.

The Guy Lombardo Orchestra will perform at the Bundy Auditorium at University of South Carolina at Lancaster on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $35.

Eric Clapton with special guest, The Wallflowers, April 2 at Time Warner Cable Arena.Union Symphony Youth Orchestra, April 14 at 4 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.

Wind Ensemble Concert, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.

Choral Concert,  April 23 at 7:30 p.m., at the Batte Center at Wingate University.

Percussion Ensemble and Brass Quintet, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.

The new comedy musical, “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” will be on stage at Children’s Theater of Charlotte until March 10.  CTC’s Tarradiddle Players star in this hilarious rock musical. The musical is based on the book by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith.The production is one act and recommended for kids 5 and above. For details, visit ctcharlotte.org or call 704-973-2828.

Charlotte Nature Museum will present Animal Feedings & Encounters:  Meet and greet live animal ambassador species and observe feedings while learning more about the species and their habitats.  Tuesdays , Thursdays, and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Charlotte Nature Museum will present Puppet Show:  Growing Up Wild, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.; Fridays, 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:00 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00 p.m.

Charlotte Nature Museum will present: Nature Dome Experience:  Story time with Grandpa Tree, Charlotte’s only talking tree, featuring the program Creatures of the Night. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.; Sundays, 4:00 p.m.

The 5th Annual Charlotte Projecting Hope Film Festival will be held at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas from March 8-10, 2013.  The film festival will showcase over 20 screenings of today’s best faith-based and family friendly movies for free. This three day festival will feature faith-based and family-friendly movies for freeincluding such hits as October Baby, The Ultimate Gift and a number of advanced screenings including Home Run.

The Little Prince:  Relive the magic of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s endearing story in a fully immersive, spectacular journey as the Little Prince leaps from one fanciful universe to another in search of his beloved Rose, accompanied by his hilarious friend the Fox,. Fly alongside these fearless heroes as they scale instruments on the music planet, wake the friendly stone giant and dodge the metal claws of a ferocious dragon! Through June 1, 2013 at  Discovery 3D Theater.

 To The Arctic – Through April 18, 2013: An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre

 

Activate Community Through Theatre (ACT) will present “Peter Pan and Wendy”, an audience participation non-musical play, April 27th at 1 pm and 4 pm and on May 4 at 1 pm and 4 pm.  A participation fee of $75 helps to defray the cost of the production.  For more information contact Dr. Wrenn Goodrum at 704-707-6757 or www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.comSpin, an uncommon theatrical and musical performance, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University. Tickets $15. “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” (Feb. 22-March 10): A brilliant parody of the Three Little Pigs that follows the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his purported deeds. For more information, or to order tickets, visit ctcharlotte.org or call the Customer Sales and Service Center (10-5 M-F): 704-973-2828.

 “The Red Badge of Courage” (March 1-16): Stephen Crane’s novel is reinvented in this musical version that uses hip-hop for a fresh spin on the tale of war and regret. For more information, or to order tickets, visit ctcharlotte.org or call the Customer Sales and Service Center (10-5 M-F): 704-973-2828.

“Barker Bill’s Wagtime Revue” (March 23-24): Grey Seal Puppets returns with this brand-new story making its world premiere: Circus acts! Ragtime music! Dogs galore! For more information, or to order tickets, visit ctcharlotte.org or call the Customer Sales and Service Center (10-5 M-F): 704-973-2828.

 Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents “Pinkalicious: The Musical” (April 12-May 5): With Broadway-style show tunes, dancing cupcakes and a sparkling story, “Pinkalicious: The Musical” is a treat worth indulging in! For more information, or to order tickets, visit ctcharlotte.org or call the Customer Sales and Service Center (10-5 M-F): 704-973-2828.

Jeanne Robertson, humorist, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Batte Center at Wingate University.  Tickets $25-$32.