February happenings


February 1, 2021

NOTE: Given the unusual circumstances facing venues and event organizers during the pandemic, please check in advance to confirm details and hours of operation. 

Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & the Machine at Discovery Place Science

Explore the technology that’s quickly becoming part of our daily world through dozens of in-depth displays that look at how AI works, and the potential impact it will have on the future.
The details: Through Aug. 22; science.discoveryplace.org

Cupid’s Cup “Walk Where You Are” 5K & 1-mile Walk

This virtual event invites you to run or walk your favorite route to support Atrium Health’s cardiac rehabilitation programs.
The details: Feb. 7-14; $35; raceroster.com/events/2021/37123/cupids-cup-5k

20th Century Women at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

This event examines the groundbreaking achievements of diverse artists represented in collections of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Bechtler family. The exhibition features 100 works by 24 artists in various mediums. The details: Feb. 13-Sept. 26; bechtler.org

Inside Siloam School virtual tour by Charlotte Museum of History

This weeklong virtual event highlights one of Charlotte’s last remaining Rosenwald-era schools. Explore the inside of the 1920s-era school, plus learn about the restoration process and the importance of preserving the school for the future. The details: Feb. 18-28; tickets start at $25; charlottemuseum.org

Through Kaleidoscope Eyes at SOCO Gallery

View nine large-scale paintings by New York-based artist Halsey Hathaway in this new exhibition. Hathaway’s abstract works, created through repeated and overlapping forms of interlocking color, are a nod to midcentury art and design. The details: Through March 5; socogallery.com

Off the Plantation: Part 2 at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

The second installment of this show is led and curated by six visionary Charlotte-based artists who buck the system and challenge art world norms. The details: Feb. 18-20; eldergalleryclt.com

Charlotte Symphony: Mozart Night Music
In this live-streamed event, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees leads a program that features Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” juxtaposed with contemporary composer Leonardo Balada’s “A Little Night Music in Harlem.” The details: Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; virtual tickets are $20 per household; charlottesymphony.org

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at Mint Museum Uptown

Take a deeper look at the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries — whether they are made of stone, steel, sand or wire. The exhibition brings together 67 makers from around the world and features 132 images. The details: Feb. 24-July 25; mintmuseum.org

Ride and Seek MTB Adventure Race at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Dart through the trail system in teams of two on a mission to collect the most points. Expect competitive challenges, light-hearted games and serious mileage. The details: Feb. 27; registration costs vary by signup date; usnwc.org

— compiled by Amanda Lea

featured image; Halsey Hathaway, Ceremony; photograph by Lance Brewer, courtesy of SOCO Gallery

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