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What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015

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CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS

8/1 – Bon Odori 2015 Japanese Festival ~ 8/15 – 16 – Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade ~ 8/23 – Sunday Afternoon in the Park ~ 8/27 – 30 – 4th Annual Charlotte Bachata & Salsa Festival ~ 8/29 – 30 – The Duke Mansion’s 100th Anniversary Open House Weekend

KIDS AND FAMILY

8/4 – Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory at ImaginOn ~ 8/5 – Duct Tape Hair Bows and Bow Ties – Free Make & Take Crafts for Kids at AC Moore ~ 8/11 – The Balloon Lady at ImaginOn ~ 8/12 – Beados – Free Make & Take Crafts for Kids at AC Moore ~ 8/14 – Fairy Camp ~ 8/15 – Peter Pan Jr. ~ 7/31 – 8/2 – Family Fun Weekend ~

MUSIC

Tuesdays & Fridays – Music Box Lunch Series at Romare Bearden Park ~ Wednesday Evenings – Party in the Park at Romare Bearden Park ~ Carolina Gator Gumbo Bill Noonan & The Hey Joes ~8/1 – Underhill Rose ~ 8/4 – Warren Haynes & Railroad Earth ~ 8/4 – Niki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Dej Loaf ~8/5 – Machine Gun Kelly, King Los ~ 8/5 – Boz Scaggs ~ 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 – Alive After Five at the Epicentre ~ 8/7 – Lady Antebellum ~ 8/7 – Jazz at the Bechtler: Coltrain Revisited ~ 8/8 – Bearden Music Series – Big Band at Romare Bearden Park ~ 8/8 – Soulmatic Carolina Music Festival ~ 8/8 – Free Kellie Pickler Concert at 7th Inning Stretch Festival – Shelby ~ 8/10 – Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with Citizen Cope ~ 8/11 – Sublime with Rome/Rebelution ~ 8/14 – Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion America the Beautiful Tour ~ 8/19 – An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ~ 8/19 – Ry Cooder, Sharon White, and Ricky Scaggs ~ 8/19 – Breaking Benjamin ~ 8/21 – Toby Keith ~ 8/22 – 23 – Carolina Guitar Show ~ 8/23 – Melissa Etheridge ~ 8/25 – 9/6 – Motown The Musical ~ 8/28 – Nickelback ~ 8/29 – Motley Crue ~ 8/29 – Darius Rucker ~ 8/29 – The Steeldrivers

SPORTS AND FITNESS

Mondays – All You Can Bowl Mondays at Strike City ~ M-W-F @ 6am – Free Fitness Classes – Romare Bearden Park ~ T-TH-S @ 9am – Free Fitness Classes – Romare Bearden Park ~ Through 10/30 – Free Wheelin’ Fridays Southend ~ Through 10/30 – Free Wheelin’ Fridays Plaza Midwood ~ 8/1 – Charlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos ~ 8/3 – Rooftop 210 Yoga 8/4, 5 & 6 – Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons ~ 8/5 – Charlotte Independence vs. New York Red Bulls II ~ 8/8 – NC Music Factory 5K Rock ‘n Run/Walk ~ 8/7, 8 & 9 – Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings ~ 8/7 – 8 – River Slam at USNWC ~ 8/10, 11, 12 & 13 – Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves ~ 8/20, 21, 22 & 23 – Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians ~ 8/22 – Charlotte Independence vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds ~ 8/25 & 26 – Charlotte Knights vs Gwinnett Braves ~ 8/29 – Yiasou Greek Festival 5K

FOOD AND DRINK

7/31 – Bars & Bites South End Food Tour ~ Saturdays and Sundays – Brewery Tours – Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ~ 8/1 – Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes – Cooking with Chef Gene ~ 8/1 – Tour de Food – NoDa, Davidson – Lake Norman ~ 8/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Sunday Funday through Uptown Charlotte ~ 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 – Tuesday Night Wine Flights ~ 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 – Alive After Five ~ 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 – Sunset Social at The EpiCentre ~ 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 – Food Truck Friday – Southend ~ 8/8 – Metropolitan “Around the World Tour” – Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Uptown Charlotte ~ 8/11 – Mortimer’s Pub Patio Palooza Ft. Sugar Creek Brewing Co. ~ 8/15 – Tour de Food – NoDa, Davidson – Lake Norman, Winston-Salem, Uptown Charlotte ~ 8/22 – Metropolitan “Around the World Tour” – Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Uptown Charlotte ~ 8/29 – Tour de Food – Winston-Salem, Uptown Charlotte

THEATER

Through 8/15 – Rock of Ages ~ 7/31 – 8/2 – Davidson Community Players’ Teen Summer Stock Series presents Almost, Maine ~ 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 – The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show ~ 8/2, 8/3, 8/4 – Shakespeare Carolina ~ 8/14 – 16 – Davidson Community Players’ Teen Summer Stock Series presents Grease ~ 8/14 – 8/19 – Potted Potter – McGlohon Theater ~ 8/20 – The Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project ~ 8/21 – SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

LIBRARIES, BOOK STORES, MUSEUMS, GARDENS

Free Wednesday evenings at the Mint Museum Uptown plus WOW (Wine on Wednesday) ~ Through 10/17 – Pig Pickin’ & Finger Lickin’: Kings Mountain’s Food History Exhibit at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum ~ 8/1 – Wild About Summer: Wild Wings – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden ~ 8/1 – Tools of Stone – Schiele Museum ~ 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 – Art Space 525: Open Studio Saturdays ~ 8/6 – 13 – Eats, Beaks & Brews at the Carolina Raptor Center ~ 8/15 – Carolina Book Fest ~ 8/16 – Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures with Art at the Levine Museum of the New South ~ 8/21 – Science on the Rocks at Discovery Place ~ 8/25 – Homeschool Day at Discovery Place ~ 8/29 – Scottish Tea

MOVIES

8/1 – Dine In Movies at Carowinds – Brave ~ 8/5 – Cinemas Latino Film Series Presents: Feriado ~ 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 – Movies Under the Stars at SouthPark ~ 8/8 – Dine-In Movies at Carowinds – The Princess and the Frog ~ 8/14 – Movies on the Lawn ~ 8/15 – Dine-In Movies at Carowinds – Big Hero 6

COMEDY AND IMPROV

7/4 – 11/28 – Saturdays – The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show ~ 7/30 – 8/1 – Steve Byrne ~ 8/1 – Improve Vikings Comedy Invasion! ~ 8/7 – Laughalujah ~ 8/15 – Jim Gaffigan: Contagious

ART & GALLERIES

8/1 – 29 – Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition ~ 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 – Open Studio Saturdays at the McColl Center ~ 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 – Romare Bearden Gallery – Mint Museum UPTOWN ~ 8/7 – Gallery Crawl – Southend

OTHER

7/30 – 8/2 – Vintage & Antiques Show ~ 8/1 – All Arts Market ~ 8/1 – Motion Accomplished Ballroom Dancing Exhibition ~ 8/2 – Front Porch Sunday: Pop-Up Shopping ~ 8/28 – 30 – Southern Women’s Show ~ 8/29 – Great Gatsby Gala

~Julie Morris~

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National Library Week Recap — Unlimited Possibilities at Your Library

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Thank you to all who participated in National Library Week in the Library during the week of April 13 – 17th!  Monday morning and evening we had coffee.  Wednesday morning and evening we had coffee and munchkins from Dunkin Donuts.

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Everyone was encouraged to take our very short survey (2 or 3 questions, depending) about our Coffee Talk series in exchange for an opportunity to win the study room of their choice for an entire day during finals.  We received 21 responses, which are very much appreciated.  Of the 21 responses, seven stated that they had attended at least one Coffee Talk event over the course of the academic year.  Most respondents cited schedule conflicts as the reason why they had not attended a Coffee Talk.  All respondents provided suggestions for future Coffee Talks.  Thank you!

And the winners of our study room drawing are:  Ryan Reif, Jasmine, Glaspie, Kamil Weston, Bharathi Ventrapragada and Katherine Garcia.  Congratulations!

We also encouraged students to make pictures of themselvers at the new Library User Experience desk, the new Technology desk and with the study aids collection on the 5th floor across from the Research Zones.  Two lucky participants, Safari Little and Jessica Pieri, won two tickets each to a Charlotte Knights baseball game of their choice.  Congratulations to you, too!

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To view more pictures from National Library Week, check out the Library page in OrgSync.

~Julie Morris~

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Introducing the Charlotte Law Library Holiday Tree

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Come on by the Library and check out our Holiday Tree.  As Mary Susan Lucas said, “Librarians will do ANYTHING to save books.”  This is our starter version with greater hopes for next year.

And while you are here, get your Polaroid picture made for the background display.  Truly retro!  Inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Next, we will be adding snowflake making to the festivities.

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Hope to see you in the Library!

~Julie Morris~

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It’s Banned Books Week: September 21 – 27

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Each year many organizations focus on Banned Books Week, and for good reason.  Banned and challenged books inhibit our freedom to read and promote censorship, both of which are intimately linked to our freedom of speech.  The American Library Association actively promotes recognition of Banned Books Week and encourages everyone to get involved.  Check out their site here.

Want to check out banned and challenged books from years past?  You can see those lists here.  Note that the Dave Pilkey series, Captain Underpants, has earned the top spot on the list for the past three years now.  Listen to Dave Pilkey’s public service message here and stick around to hear John Monforte read Maurice Sendak’s Into the Night Kitchen (another book on the banned/challenged list) while you are there.

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The focus of Banned Books Week this year is on graphic novels and comics.  NPR also featured Banned Books Week on it’s broadcast todayBone, by Jeff Smith, made the number ten spot on this year’s list.

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And your quiz of the day:  Which Banned Book are You?

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Stop by the Library to check out our displays of banned comics and graphic novels, as well as the DVDs we have of movies made from banned and challenged books.  Fight for your right to read – pick up a banned book today – it could set you free!

~ Julie Morris ~

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Come Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Us on September 19th!!!

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Greetin’s and salutations me hearties!

Plan t’ join us in t’ Library on Friday, September 19, as we celebrate

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Several activities have been planned, including:

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Professor Tony Ketron will be speakin’ about modern day pirates in t’ Library at 10:30 in t’ East Readin’ Area on t’ 5th floor (just past t’ Administrative Offices, beyond 525).

He be currently writin’ a book about Somali pirates.

Coffee will be served and we’ll have some comfortable seatin’ available for you.

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Want t’ know what your true pirate name is?

We’ll have name generators available t’ quench your curiosity about such thin’s. And you can try on several t’ find which one suits you best.

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And if words be more t’ your likin’, Pirate Poetry will be available . . .

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How about throwin’ in t’ win a study room durin’ mid-terms or finals and gain a little knowledge along t’ way? Follow our treasure map t’ t’ booty and be entered into a drawin’ t’ win.

Details will be available at t’ Circulation Desk.

And of course you can don your finest pirate apparel if you like!

See you Friday in the Library!

Fair winds and following seas!

~ Mad Jenny Flint ~

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