Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors can attend museums and enjoy a range of diverse arts, science, history and heritage experiences for FREE with the return of ASC’s annual Connect with Culture Day. The free cultural experiences will take place at various times and locations throughout Mecklenburg County on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.
A full schedule of Connect with Culture Day activities and participating cultural organizations is available at ArtsAndScience.org, and these cultural experiences are going on at a library near you:
Saturday, January 27
Read with a ballerina
Engage your young readers with books that encourage language and reading skill development, and help them grow into successful, lifelong readers. Ballerinas from Charlotte Ballet will read several of their favorite children's stories to children of all ages. You can even dress up in your favorite tutu for this fun and engaging storytime. These storytimes are suitable for ages 3-7.
Storytime reading with ballerina Giselle MacDonald
North County Regional Library @ 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Storytime reading with ballerina Claire Hutchinson
University City Regional Library @ 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Storytime reading with ballerina Candace Ricketts
South County Regional Library @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Storytime reading with ballerina Cara Hansvick
Hickory Grove Library @ 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Storytime reading with ballerina Erinn Crittenden
Beatties Ford Road Regional Library @ 2-3 p.m.
Get down with funk and soul music exploration
Join Quentin Talley and The Soul Providers as they present a journey through the history of funk and soul music. All ages are welcome.
Enjoy a show
Enjoy a theatrical performance of Every Brilliant Thing, presented by Three Bone Theatre: you're six years old. Your mom is in the hospital. Dad says she's "done something stupid." She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for. 1. ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. Every Brilliant Thing is more than just a play; it's an experience about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. All ages are welcome.
We hope you will join us for these cultural experiences on January 27, and will venture out to some of the other great programs going on across the County.