If you get a case of the winter blues every year, checking out some of the events in your area is always a good way to pass the time. There are several new exhibitions opening up in the Charlotte area this month, some exciting performances including Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, and the first Queen’s Feast of 2019 where diners can enjoy a prix fixe menu from many of the notable restaurants in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
Philip Geiger, Francis Livingston, Brigid Watson | Hidell Brooks Gallery
Friday, January 4th
Opening Reception from 6-8pm
Also check out the pop up exhibition in the galleries viewing room featuring Desserts by Kim Testone a former art magazine editor, writer and theme park caricature artist.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella | Belk Theater
January 6th- 12th
Purchase tickets here.
Set in London during World War II, a chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the Blitz.
Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping. With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous Olivier Award-winning designs, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, Cinderella will be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis.
Through the Lense | Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Thursday, January 10th
Opening Reception from 6-8pm
ANFA’s first photography exhibition will feature a group of talented photographers, Fred Bettin, Edwina Willis Fleming, Thomas Hager, Josef Hoflehner, Pam Moxley, Laurie Tennent, Dean West and Ben Winkler.
Queen’s Feast | Charlotte Restaurant Week
January 18 – January 27
Enjoy a prix-fixe menu and participating restaurants in Charlotte and the surrounding area. Check out the website here for the updated list of participating restaurants coming early January.
Laura & Trip Park | Shain Gallery
Friday, January 25th
Innovative Works | Charlotte Ballet
The Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
January 25th through February 16th
In a daring experiment, the works of William Shakespeare come to life at Innovative Works through a creative collaboration with UNC Charlotte. Facing narrative challenges through contemporary dance, Artistic Director Hope Muir paired choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts: Choreographer Peter Chu with Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Dr. Andrew Hartley and Stephanie Martinez with playwright, theatre and dance historian Dr. Lynne Conner. Join us to see the culmination of this innovative collaboration and experience Shakespeare’s enduring tales in a fresh, provocative way. – Charlotte Ballet
Is there an event coming to Charlotte that I should know about? Let me know in the comments below.
Featured image by Francis Livingston, provided by the Hidell Brooks Gallery.