I Can Cart Art Competition promotes sustainability
CHARLOTTE – Toter hosted the I Can Cart Art Competition, which brought local artists together to paint 96-gallon Toter carts with themes of recycling, sustainability and Charlotte during the Breakaway Music Festival.
The competition also challenged participants to create “I Can” pledges inside of the cart lids to encourage attendees to recycle throughout the festival.
“By thinking creatively about our containers on the outside, we are encouraging consumers to think differently about what they put on the inside,” Kristin Kinder, director of research and waste stream sustainability for Wastequip.
The carts were judged by creativity and originality based on one or more of the themes.
Visit www.toter.com to learn more how the curbside cart manufacturer supports sustainability initiatives.
Concert looks at 1900s music
CHARLOTTE – The Providence Chamber Music Series begins its 36th season with an eclectic combination of “Music of the Twentieth Century.”
• Erica Cice (oboe) and Paul Nitsch (piano) perform “Temporal Variations” (1936).
• Allan Rosenfeld and Samuel Sparrow perform Francis Poulenc’s “Sonata for Two Clarinets” (1918).
• Kari Giles (violin) and Tomoko Deguchi (piano) perform John Adams’ “Road Movies” (1995).
The concert closes with the sounds of The Charlotte Mondolin and Guitar Quintet.
The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road.
Call 704-333-9536, 704-366-7442 or visit www.providenceumc.org/music for details.
Providence UMC tunes up memorial organ series
CHARLOTTE – Providence United Methodist Church presents three concerts as part of the David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series.
The following free concerts start at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 2810 Providence Road:
Nov. 2 – The Chancel Choir of Providence United Methodist Church presents Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem accompanied by Artist in Residence Dongho Lee.
March 1 – John Schwandt, associate professor of organ and director of the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, will improvise accompaniment for a silent film.
May 3 – Vincent Carr, associate professor of organ at Indiana University, will perform an organ recital.
Call 704-366-7442 or visit www.providence umc.org for details.
Stunt show puts spotlight on Avengers, Spiderman
CHARLOTTE – The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and SpiderMan join forces with Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in an all-new, spectacular arena stunt show.
Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and 3D video projection from Jan. 25 to 27 for six performances at Spectrum Center.
Tickets start at $20. Buy them at www.Tick etmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Visit www.marveluniverselive.com for details.
Kids can decorate pumpkins at Pike Nurseries
MATTHEWS – Pike Nurseries offers children of all ages the chance to decorate a pumpkin while learning all about the signature fall staple.
The event, Kids Make & Take: Decorate a Pumpkin, starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Matthews (1016 Devore Lane) and Ballantyne (12630 N. Community House Road) locations. The fee costs $20, which includes a pumpkin and supplies.
Register in advance. Visit www.pikenursery.com for details.
Clear Creek Baptist holds annual fall festival
MINT HILL – Clear Creek Baptist Church offers games, candy, cake walks, face painting, hay rides, hot dogs, gospel singing and other attractions at its annual fall festival.
The festival takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 9015 Ferguson Road.
The free event is open to all ages. Costumes are welcome.
Legendary journalist goes on book tour
CHARLOTTE – Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward will be in Charlotte early next year to talk about his new book, “FEAR: Trump in the White House.”
Woodward gained fame when he and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate scandal. Their book, “All the President’s Men,” won a Pulitzer Prize. Woodward has co-authored or authored 13 No. 1 national best-selling non-fiction books.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
Tickets range from $24.50 to $179.50.
Visit www.BlumenthalArts.org or call 704-372-1000 for details.
NASCAR Hall of Fame gets spookier, sweeter
CHARLOTTE – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s beloved mascot Champ the Cheetah (along with Lug Nut from Charlotte Motor Speedway) will transform the venue into the Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall.
Other costumed characters will be available for meet and greets and photos.
The night has been designed for children ages 2 to 8. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Concession stands at the Hall of Fame will be open during the event.
Event activities include:
• Movie characters will hand out candy at candy stations throughout the upper levels of the Hall of Fame.
• Pumpkin decorating stations.
• Halloween movie-short “Toy Story of Terror!” will play every 30 minutes.
• Games like Halloween Bingo and a special “Cars 3” activity with the chance to win prizes.
Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall takes place 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets cost $15 plus tax and service fees (ages 2 and younger get in free).
Visit www.nottoospooky.com for details.