July happenings


July 1, 2021

Events + activities

ASC Greenway Summer Concert Series
Bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and wind down with an evening of live music. Beer, wine and various food options are available for purchase. Thursdays through July 29, 6-9 p.m. at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, S.C.; free for members and $6 for nonmembers, plus $5 parking fee; ascgreenway.org

Night at the Museum: Uncorked Scavenger Hunt – Head to Levine Museum of the New South and enjoy an evening of clues, charades and riddles that bring the exhibits to life in a new way. Raise a glass to victory, relax into your seat and enjoy your charcuterie board and your choice of wine with friends.
The details: Tonight, July 23  at 7 p.m., get tickets online.

CSO al Fresco: Two Dvořák Quartets – Principal Cellist Alan Black hosts a virtual concert in his backyard and engages the musicians in conversation about the music and their lives as performers with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The details: Tonight, July 23 at 7:30 p.m., via Facebook and YouTube.

Community BBQ – Shop, eat and support a local cause. Jewelry and decor shop Twenty Two West invites the community to their studio and celebrate the opening of their storefront in west Charlotte. Big Wally’s Barbecue will be there along with a lemonade stand to benefit Foster Village. The details: Tomorrow, July 24, noon to 6 p.m., @twentytwowest 

Welcome Back Fest – After so long apart, this festival is about reuniting community. Novant Health and Charlotte Center City Partners are teaming up to offer live music, food trucks and so much more — as well as the opportunity to get vaccinated. Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton also performs. The details: Saturday, July 24  at 11 a.m. at Romare Bearden Park, uptowncharlotte.com 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enduring musical reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, his 11 brothers and his coat of many colors. CPCC Summer Theatre, July 9-25, Dale F. Halton Theater, presented by Central Piedmont Arts, tickets at cpccfacilities.com

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® 
Restaurant week returns! Diners are welcomed back with three-course dinners priced at $30 or $35 per person. Customers can view the list of participating restaurants and special Queen’s Feast menus, takes place Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 25.

Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph
On the last Sunday of each month, enjoy free admission to the museum, food trucks, live music, and a cash bar on the front terrace. July 25, 1-5 p.m.; mintmuseum.org

Actors Theatre of Charlotte Rock of Ages at The Barn at MoRa
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy this tribute to ’80s classic rock. It’s the first of three outdoor rock musicals planned in 2021 at the Barn at MoRa — a Levine Property. July 28-Aug. 21; ticket prices vary; 8300 Monroe Rd.; atcharlotte.org 

Museums + galleries

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at The Paper Warehouse at Savona Mill
Charlotte gets a taste of Italy with this immersive display of Michelangelo’s masterpieces. Life-size panels feature reproductions of the breathtaking frescoes by the revered Italian sculptor and painter. Through July 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 401 S. Gardner Ave.; tickets start at $19.40 for adults and $13 for kids, free for 4 and under; chapelsistinecharlotte.com

Reasons to be Cheerful, a Goodyear Arts takeover at
SOCO Gallery

Curated by Holly Keogh, this exhibition features recent paintings and mixed-media and performance works by 10 artists from the Goodyear Arts nonprofit residency program. Through August 7; socogallery.com

Summertime at Jerald Melberg Gallery
This exhibition highlights paintings and works on paper inspired by the summer season. Featured artists include Romare Bearden, Chris Clamp, Raul Diaz, Lee Hall, Wolf Kahn, Thomas McNickle and Robert Motherwell. Through August 21; jeraldmelberg.com

Wavelength at Anne Neilson Fine Art
Inspired by the connective properties of water, this exhibition showcases works by seven artists that express an intrinsic draw to the sea and the surf. Through August 28; anneneilsonfineart.com

Eyes Wide Open at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
Works by three Asian American female artists — Quynh Vu, HNin Nie and MyLoan Dinh — are on view. The “punchy, provocative” works challenge preconceived ideas about Asian art. Through Sept. 11; eldergalleryclt.com

  — compiled by Amanda Lea  

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