Hello there Smarties! Cold, rain snow – Who is ready for Spring? No matter the weather, our city is offering some very Smarty activities this weekend. The consignment season is upon us, don’t miss The Posh Closet Sale beginning next Tuesday. Charlotte talent is on full display with several incredible performances be sure to check them out. Get out and enjoy the weekend!
Don’t miss Charlotte’s upscale children’s consignment & boutique closeout sale Tuesday, February 23rd** & Wednesday, February 24th from 10am-10pm at the South Charlotte Banquet Center. In addition to gently used smocked, boutique, home show & upscale name brand clothing they have over 1,000 new boutique closeouts (some from this current season!) all for 50% off retail. Check out www.theposhclosetsale.com for the complete list of all the brands they have, there is something for every taste. If you’re interested in consigning there’s still time, our consignors receive 90% of their sales. **Tuesday is the presale, see our website for information on presale passes.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Matthews Playhouse, Matthews Community Center
February 18-21, Thursday-Friday, 7:30pm.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:00pm
Tells the story of four children who go to live with an old professor during the war that find a wardrobe which leads to a magical land called Narnia. Based on the second book of the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. Cost is $10, $9 students and seniors ages 65 and older.
Tot Trade Charlotte
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
February 19-21, Fri., 6:30-9:00pm; Sat., 9:00am-5:00pm; and Sun., 11:00am-5:00pm
More than 65,000 square feet of gently used quality clothing, shoes, toys, baby and playground equipment, furniture and maternity clothing. All items half-price on Sunday. No checks accepted.
Charlotte Symphony Lollipops: Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery
Belk Theatre, 130 North Tryon St.
February 20, 11:00am
When Katarina comes to a Venetian orphanage to study with the great Antonio Vivaldi, she must solve two mysteries: Who was her family? And where is the valuable Stradivarius violin that has disappeared? Vivaldi’s masterful music becomes the story’s soundtrack as the clues to these puzzles converge. Presented by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $12-$25.
Children’s Art Weekend
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
February 20-21, 9:00am-3:00pm
Hands-on art and craft projects, demonstrations and garden activities for children. All ages. Cost is included with general admission.
Spotlighting all sorts of fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. Meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, make a fossil fish print and search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast. Visit www.schielemuseum.org for program updates. Cost is $9 students, $10 Adults.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Wachovia Playhouse, ImaginOn
February 20-21, check website for performance times
Virginia Lee Burton’s 1939 classic tale of hardwork, determination and friendship comes to life in this musical. Mike Mulligan and his beloved Steam Shovel, Mary Anne, have been together for many years and must prove the newest, biggest or most expensive isn’t necessarily the best. Performed by the Tarradiddle Players. Ages 3 and older. Cost is $14-$18.
As You Like It
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
February 19-21, 7:30pm
“All the world’s a stage” in Shakespeare’s wise and witty comedy about love, staged for young adult audiences in an modern setting that moves out of the theatre to use the public spaces of ImaginOn in a creative way. Charming, beautiful Rosaline, disguised as a boy for safety, flees the intrigue and persecution of her uncle’s court for the Forest of Arden, where her exiled father lives with a band of supporters. There she encounters her true love Orlando, also exiled from court. But can she win his heart, disguised as she is? Rich with Shakespeare’s eloquent language, this playful story about mixed-up identity highlights the transformative power of love. Ages middle school and up. Cost is $10.
World Family Festival
February 20, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s World Family Festival is presented in collaboration with International House. The Festival celebrates artistic expression and communities around the globe, with particular emphasis on Native American, African, Latin and Asian cultures. The events are sponsored by the Arts and Science Council, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council. Activities will include crafts, music, free performances, and games.
A Good Snake!
Reedy Creek Nature Center
February 20, 3:00pm
Some would say the only good snake is a dead snake. However, there are advantages to having snakes around. Join us at the nature center and find out why snakes are important for the ecosystem. We will talk about common North Carolina sankes. Live snakes will be present and feeding will be demonstrated.