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Nerdy Nights: Best Events For Geeks In Charlotte

February 28, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Whether you have a passion for art, science, nature, politics, math or some other topic, Charlotte always has something available for you. Nerd or not, these events are always open to the Charlotte area for those that would like an intellectual night out. Take a look at the variety available among museums in the area, and you might just find what you’re looking for.

Mint Museum Uptown
Levine Center for the Arts
500 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 337-2011
www.mintmuseum.org

Price: $15 (non-members); Members Free
Hours: March 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Three new exhibits will be opening on March 1; “F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design),” “Return To The Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto” and “Sociales: Debora Arango.” Internationally known artist Motoi Yamato will be on hand creating a temporary piece, “Floating Garden,” in the atrium as well. Watching art come to life right in front of you is an amazing experience that should be witnessed at least once in your life.

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Astronomy Day
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261
www.discoveryplace.org

Price: Free with regular museum admission ($12 Adults / $10 Children/Seniors, non-members); Free for members
Hours: April 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Astronomy Day will last all day at Discovery Place, with children and adults being able to explore and participate in educational activities/crafts regarding space. Weather permitting, there will be other experiences to take part in as well. The whole museum will be incorporating this special day, so be prepared to take part in lots of fun for the young and old.

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Wildacres Retreat
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261
www.discoveryplace.org

Price: $325 Adults / $185 Children 12 or younger
Hours: May 3-5 (overnight)

This event takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Wildacres Retreat over one weekend, allowing everyone to “step into wild acres and discover the world.” Being surrounded by that type of beauty is amazing and definitely not something you want to miss out on if you haven’t experienced it yet. Breathtaking is the perfect way to describe this place. Learn about different Blue Ridge habitats and everything that takes place in the area in general. See all the different animals that we never get to see here in Charlotte and become more open minded to other ways of living from different perspectives.

A Celebration Of The Science Of The Very, Very Small
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261
www.discoveryplace.org

Price: Free
Hours: For dates and times, click here

“The Science of the Very, Very Small” will be taking place at Discovery Place with many hands-on activities for the whole family to learn and challenge themselves in the field of science. Some include Nanotechnology, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, Intro to Nano, Nano particle Stained Glass and learning about tiny particles, as well as sand and plants. Discovery Place always offers a variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy together, and, even adults as well.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-1000
www.blumenthalarts.org

Price: Click here for prices.
Hours: April 26-27, 8 p.m.

Charlotte Symphony presents “Mendelssohn Italian Symphony.” The appreciation of music, regardless of the genre, is having a passion for it when others do not. The unique taste for the symphony takes great focus and a sense of calmness inside to appreciate it, while others find it boring. The symphony can be a very relaxing type of entertainment for many, and Charlotte has been lucky enough to have it be a part of our community for years now.

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Lee Griffin, 27, resides in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, Lee has been working full-time as an Administrative Assistant, and writing part-time for The Examiner. Lee also loves to discover new music. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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