Camp Thunderbird Open House
One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710
April 17, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Bring the kids, Free
Camp Thunderbird is hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 17th from 1-4p. Meet the 2016 staff and directors at Camp Thunderbird and find out what’s new for summer 2016. Learn more about the nationally-recognized water program and exciting outdoor activities, including wake-boarding, sailing, ropes course, zip line and more. Click to RSVP for the Open House or upcoming tour dates!
Studio Party 16
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
An extraordinary evening where every floor and artist studio comes alive with contemporary art, installations, pop-up performances, music and dancing, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary cocktails to celebrate and benefit McColl Center for Art + Innovation. This year, we clash patterns and prints with art and artists, so break out your polka dots, pinstripes, houndstooth, argyle, and more, so get creative with your attire! Click here to register.
Spring Dance Concert
Anne R. Belk Theater – UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC
April 14-17, See website for details, All ages, $8-$18
Summary: The Department of Dance will present a Spring Concert April 14-17 in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison.
Charlotte Warehouse Sale – Spring & Summer Event Sale
8505 Davis Lake Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
April 13-17, See website for details, Free
Summary: Charlotte Warehouse Sale is the home of one of the area’s largest liquidation event sales for designer apparel and accessories. We are headquartered in Charlotte, NC. We purchase overstock inventory from some of the nation’s leading upscale department stores and specialty retailers, and then hold events where we sell this inventory to you, our customers, at substantial savings!
Green Jeans Women’s Consignment Sale
Merinos Home Furnishings Warehouse
500 S. Main Street, Mooresville, NC
Summary: Green Jeans shoppers have come to expect a huge selection of new and gently worn brand name, boutique and designer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity. Fashionistas of all styles and budgets enjoy this hugely popular and well-organized shopping event.
Charlotte Concert Band Spring Concert – Homage
Queens University – Dana Auditorium
1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC
April 16, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The Charlotte Concert Band (CCB) is a volunteer community band of professional and dedicated amateur musicians from Charlotte, North Carolina. Our mission is to provide lifelong participation in music through quality performances of classic concert band repertoire.
Taste of the Carolinas
14523 Carowinds Blvd., NC
April 9 – May 1, See website for details, All ages, Included with admission to Carowinds
Summary: Join Carowinds for our Taste of the Carolinas food festival on Saturday and Sundays from April 9 through May 1. You’ll see just why we love it here as we kick off the spring with a celebration of Carolina culture and cuisine. You’ll get to taste our region’s best and sample culinary art from seven Carolina regions – from Neese Sausage, Fig and Goat Cheese Popover of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to Shrimp and Grits of the coast – along with recommended pairings of local craft beers and wine. What’s more, we’ll treat you to Carolina-grown entertainment and special activities. Y’all come!
Matthews Food Truck Friday’s
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Every Friday from March 4 – September 30, 6:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Some of the best food trucks in the Charlotte Metro area draw a big crowd every Friday night!
Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical
4519 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC
April 15-24, See website for details, All ages, $12 and up
Mary Poppins will be flying over the rooftops of London and onto the stage at Christ Lutheran Church in April 2016! Produced by Disney & Cameron Mackintosh, Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical is a true crowd pleasing show, featuring the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.”
Charlotte Independence vs. Charleston Battery
Ramblewood Soccer Complex
10200 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC
April 16, 7:00pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
April 8 – 24, See website for schedule, Ages 8-14, $12 and up
Summary: Learning never rocked this hard! This musical adaptation of the classic TV show uses clever songs to teach about history, grammar, politics, math and more. Sing along with “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” with your own kids! It’s one act and recommended for ages 6 and up, so fun for the entire family! The show runs April 8-24.
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.
Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.