Arts & Culture
From “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls,” what’s the best school movie? You decide!
Whether you are an aspiring writer wanting to take a course or an author needing a retreat, Charlotte has great resources. This list comprises some of the best offerings of institutions and individuals specializing in writing.
Charlotte’s cultural scene is enriched by museums that feature collections made by remarkable individuals. From British Wedgwood pottery to pieces of the Berlin Wall, there’s something for everyone in Charlotte’s museums.
Although not generally known as a literary hotspot, Charlotte can boast a number of writers who have national and international reputations.
The vitality, excitement and energy of a live dance performance is a joy to behold. This summer, the Queen City plays host to a range of performances.
Outdoor theater on a summer evening is ideal for a family road trip or a date with a special someone. Here in Charlotte, there is an outdoor Shakespeare Festival. A day trip will take you to see long running historic dramas about Native American tradition, early settlers, the Underground Railroad and the death of folk legend Tom Dooley.
Whether they appeal to young readers, literary treasure hunters, or comic book collectors, these independent Charlotte bookstores have found the right formula to maintain enthusiasm for their offerings.
Summer is a great time to check out some of Charlotte’s best museums and catch their hot summer exhibits.
May Day falls on May 1. It is recognized around the world as International Workers’ Day. It is also symbolic of the spring season with wonderful warmer weather and gardens in full bloom. Celebrate any and all the meanings of May Day with these events.
Poetry slams and open mics all over Charlotte celebrate the spoken word. See the best talent the city has to offer or join in with your own poetic creations.