CPCC Summer Theatre wraps up with Disney’s ‘Newsies’
CHARLOTTE – Central Piedmont Community College Summer Theatre will conclude its 2018 season with Disney’s “Newsies,” through July 21 at Halton Theater.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, “Newsies” is the tale of Jack Kelly, a newsboy who dreams of a better life from the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike.
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, as well as 2:30 p.m. July 21, at Dale F. Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Tickets cost $10, $18 and $22. They are available at www.tix.cpcc.edu, the CPCC Box Office, or 704-330-6534.
Gala puts spotlight on heart
CHARLOTTE – The Omar Carter Foundation will host its Heart of Gold Community Outreach Weekend on July 20 and 21.
The foundation’s goals are to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators.
OCF will partner with Microsoft Store SouthPark to host Kids Awareness Day at SouthPark Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. The free event includes video games provided by Microsoft, CPR education, exercise classes and giveaways.
The Heart of Gold Gala will be held 6 to 10 p.m. July 21 at the Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St.
OCF will honor sudden cardiac arrest survivors, their families, and the continued mission of OCF to teach 1 million people bystander CPR. The gala will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, live music and dancing. Guests will hear from S.C. State University Coach Murray Garvin, who witnessed his player, Ty Solomon, collapse during a game last year.
Tickets to the gala, sponsorship information and an opportunity to donate are available at https://omarcarterfoundation.org.
‘Fancy Nancy’ visiting mall
CHARLOTTE – SouthPark invites the Charlotte community to a “Fancy Nancy”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event. Aimed to entertain and delight children of all ages, the event will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18.
Disney Junior’s animated family comedy “Fancy Nancy”, which debuted July 13, centers on Nancy, a high-spirited 6-year-old whose zest and enthusiasm for all that is exquisite – including language, nature, art and color – transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Excited to experience what the magnificent world has to offer, Nancy uses her ingenuity and resourcefulness to exemplify that even if life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to make the most of each day and encourage others to do the same.
The event will be hosted in Center Court to kick-off the back-to-school season. Activities will include a DJ, balloon twister, face painter, photo booth and crafts.
Simon has created a collaboration with Disney Junior to launch Family at Simon with Disney Junior Play Dates in 100 Simon Malls, Mills and Premium Outlets across the country. Disney Junior Play Dates will be held quarterly, featuring a different Disney Junior character to coincide with key shopping periods.
See movies at Regal for $1
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Regal announces the return of its Summer Movie Express.
The kid-friendly film festival features $1 family movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a portion of proceeds benefiting charity.
“For just $1, moviegoers of all ages are invited to climb aboard the Summer Movie Express for unbeatable entertainment throughout the summer where they can see great movies like “Despicable Me 2,” “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets”and more,” said Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer at Regal. “What better way to be entertained and spend quality time with each other than at your local Regal Cinemas.”
This year’s program takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at participating theaters.
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Theater serves autistic kids
INDIAN LAND – Stone Theatres offers sensory-friendly screenings of current releases, with lower volume and lights kept up.
These conditions allow children with autism or other sensory-sensitive isssues to enjoy movies. Singing, shouting, dancing and other traits are encouraged.
Screenings are held at 10 a.m. Saturdays at RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive. Admission costs $5.
Upcoming releases include “Christopher Robin” (Aug. 4), “Small Foot” (Sept. 29), “Goosebumps 2” (Oct. 13) and “Grinch” (Nov. 10).
Visit www.stonetheatres.com for details.
Stone Theatres offers $1 films
INDIAN LAND – Stone Theatres presents Summer Kid Shows featuring popular films.
Screenings are held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive. Admission costs $1 with adults and group leader getting in free.
Upcoming releases include “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (July 24-26), “Despicable Me 3” (July 31-Aug. 2), “Paddington 2” (Aug. 7-9) and “Peter Rabbit” (Aug. 14-16).
Visit www.stonetheatres.com for details.
Opera Carolina announces year-end results, board
CHARLOTTE – Opera Carolina held its annual meeting June 18, with a succession of positive reports for attendance at grand opera performances, expansion of community initiatives, growth in the education field and increases in donations.
“Our success is due in large part to our intentional strategy that engages new audiences while deepening relationships with our loyal base of donors and regular opera-goers,” said Board Co-Chair Stephen Philipson. “These efforts are also supported by a business model that focuses on collaborative partnerships, helping spread production costs among partnering companies across the country, and innovative investments in new works like the highly successful I Dream.”
The board of directors elected new officers: Arlene Ferebee, Novant Health; Maria Green, Ingersoll-Rand; Laura Wellman, Honorary Consul of France; Charles Greer, Greer Walker; Rob Zabel, IBM; and Daryl Hollnagel, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP. Ferebee serves as chair.
The board welcomed Beth Hansen, former senior corporate council for Red Ventures as its executive director. Hansen has been a member of the board since 2012.
Festival fuses hip-hop, electronic music
CHARLOTTE － Prime Social Group announced the first phase lineup for the first Breakaway Music Festival in Charlotte.
The festival is set to take place Oct. 12-13 at the AvidxChange Music Factory.
Breakaway Charlotte explores the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music, resulting in a curated lineup.
Performers include GRiZ, Lil Pump, Louis The Child, Machine Gun Kelly and NGHTMRE.
Visit www.BreakawayFestival.com for details.