August happenings

Entertainment

July 30, 2021



Events + activities

Boutique Blowout Sale
Several local boutiques come together in one space to offer serious discounts! Browse clothing and accessories from KK Bloom, Elston, boem, Lilbelle, Fit Atelier, and Mere Jewelry. The details: Friday and Saturday, August 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Morrison Shopping Center, 3920 Sharon Road., @kkbloomboutique

Open Mic Night
Blumenthal Performing Arts invites you to enjoy a variety of performers from poets, jugglers, instrumentalists, storytellers and more. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. The details: Tonight, August 27, 7:30 p.m., free, McGlohon Theater, blumenthalarts.org

Visual Vanguard Opening Celebration
Features live music, hands-on art experiences, curator-led talks and one-on-one conversations with artists. Curated by David Wilson + Stephen Hayes, this exhibition of 25 artists surveys the struggles, strengths, and celebrations of Black creativity in the Carolinas. The details: Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., free, ganttcenter.org

rEvolution: Sound Worlds for String Quartet and Electronics
This group of composers blends a traditional string quartet experience with a modern twist using percussive elements, improvisation, electronic soundscapes, and even children’s toys at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts. The details: Sunday, August 29, 7 p.m. tickets are $15-25, eventbrite.com

Knights Baseball
Catch the Knights taking on the Durham Bulls at Truist Field with three opportunities this weekend, including fireworks Saturday evening. The details: Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29, tickets at milb.com/charlotte-knights

Museums + galleries

(G)LI(T)CHEN at Central Piedmont Ross Art Gallery 
Lichen — rootless plants that grow on rocks, walls and trees — and their ability to thrive in less-than-optimal environments serve as a starting point for CPCC art instructor Paul Farmer’s narrative in this exhibition. Aug. 16-Oct. 7, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries

The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem
This exhibition curated by Reynolda and Wake Forest University features works that illuminate the chapters of life. Works by artists Alice Neel, Andy Warhol, Lee Krasner, Robert Colescott, Keith Haring, Romare Bearden, Grant Wood and others will be featured. Through Dec. 12. reynoldahouse.org

— compiled by Amanda Lea

Featured image: Andy Warhol, Eric Emerson, Chelsea Girls, (1982), silkscreen on Somerset White paper, Gift of the American Art Foundation, © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Reynolda House Museum

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