Hello there Smarties! Are you ready for the holiday weekend? That’s right it is MLK weekend and the city is bracing for a heat wave, the high 40’s! I don’t think my frozen bones can handle it. There is an awesome show this weekend that is sure to excite you and the kiddo’s, Black Light Magic. My daughter saw this yesterday and LOVED it. Call for tickets today, two shows have already sold out! Many of our other favorites,Daniel Stowe, The Nature Museum and Parks & Rec. all have very Smarty events for the family. So get out and enjoy!
Black Light Magic
January 15-17, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am. Additional performances are sold out.
Charlotte’s premier mime ensemble Omimeo and special guest artists present visual artistry, dazzling lighting and special effects. Included in this year’s performance is the award-winning “Ping Pong Matrix” plus a few extra surprises. Omimeo creates a one-of-a-kind theatrical event, weaving the techniques of black light illusions with the comedy and mystery of mime. Recommended for elementary and middle school ages. Cost is $12-$14.
NC Piedmont Orchid Show
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
January 15-17, Fri., noon-5:00pm; Sat. and Sun., 9:00am-5:00pm
“Orchids in the Trees” offers visitors a chance to see hundreds of rare varieties from the intriguing bulbophyllums to the colorful cattleyas. Expert growers will be selling orchids from all over the world. N.C. Piedmont Orchid Society members will answer questions about these plants including how to grow, care and nurture orchids at home. Cost is $10 adults, $5 ages 4-12, free under 4.
Charlotte Nature Museum
January 16, 10:00am
Meet some fine feathered fowl and learn about the diversity of this popular bird. Cost is $6.
Global Family Story Festival Series: World Of Words And Stories
January 16, Noon-3:00pm
The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, in collaboration with International House, hosts a hands-on celebration of cultures across the globe with performers, artists, activities and more. Cost is free.
Move and Groove
January 16, 2:00pm
Shake it up! Boogie down! Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome at this all music, all movement high-energy class. Registration required. Cost is free. Call 704-416-5000.
Nature Nook: “Nuts to You”
Latta Plantation Nature Center
January 16, 10:00am-11:00am
Listen to the story, make a craft and learn all about squirrels in this monthly offering. For ages 3-6 with adult. Cost is $2.
Family Nature Crafts: Pebble Mosaics
McDowell Nature Center
January 17, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Create an artistic piece you will be glad to showcase. An example of each craft will be available to view. For ages 8 and older. Cost is $5.
MLK Day at Levine Museum
Levine Museum of the New South
January 18, 10:00am-5:00pm
Enjoy this special WSOC-TV Family Focus Day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Zoe’s Kitchen Giveaway of the Week: This Smarty Giveaway is one you can really sink your teeth into! Our friends at Zoe’s Kitchen are giving one lucky Smarty one month of lunch for two every, single day! That’s 60 free meals, Y-U-M! Now grab your hubby or Smarty girlfriend and get over to either location, Metropolitan Midtown or Blakeney, and enjoy! <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/zoeskitchen"
target=”_blank”>Click here to enter to win one month of lunching
at Zoe’s Kitchen, but hurry, you only have until Sunday, 1/17 at 10p!
Big thanks to Zoe’s for such a fabulous and delicious giveaway and good luck, Smarties!