Showcasing Arts, Culture, Dining & More
The Afro-American Cultural Center shall be the innovative, multi-disciplinary epicenter, celebrating the triumphant spirit of the African-American experience.
The Afro-American Cultural Center exists to:
- Be a reflective prism of the African-American Experience
- Be a catalyst for cultural, social-political and artistic development
- Celebrate and nurture the creative process
- Be a resource for historic and cultural inquiry
- Be an engine for community development
- Instill pride while educating others
The Performing Arts Center presents the Broadway Lights Series, featuring national touring Broadway productions and a wide range of special attractions. Additionally, the Center's Education Institute and community programs develop innovative partnerships with schools and community organizations to bring the performing arts to life for people throughout the region.
The Center is the home for the seasons of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Opera Carolina, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Carolina Voices, the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Moving Poets Theater of Dance and the Carolinas Concert Association.
The Charlotte Symphony explores American popular music through the Pops series, which over the years has featured quintessential orchestral favorites and performances with leading artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, and James Taylor, as well as Magic of Christmas, a Charlotte holiday tradition. The Lollipops series introduces young listeners to orchestral music through one-hour story-based concerts.
The mission of Opera Carolina is to inspire and entertain the regions diverse community through the presentation of excellent Opera, Operetta, Music Theater and Education & Outreach Programs that elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas.
NCDTs impressive reputation is based on superb dancers with high energy, precision and speed and their ability to perform a versatile repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to bold contemporary works.
The company tours nationally, appearing at major festivals including the Spoleto Festival, the American Dance Festival and Dance Aspen. NCDT has made several New York appearances and completed two European Tours.
The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend was born fourteen years ago by a group of civic-minded wine and food enthusiasts.The goal of the Weekend is to create an educational and fun series of events for the purpose of raising money for charitable organizations in Charlotte.