There Is Always Something To Do In Charlotte, NC - Check Out May 2012 Events

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There Is Always Something To Do In

May 2012
Charlotte, NC   Check Out May 2012
Calendar of Events




Now through May 6 Sunday                                                                   

PGA TOUR WELLS FARGO                                                                       

CHAMPIONSHIP

Quail Hollow Club

800.945.0777

wellsfargochampionship.com

 


May 12 Saturday 

NORTH CAROLINA

BREWERS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rural Hill

ncbrewsmusic.com

 

May 12 Saturday – 13 Sunday                                                           

THE LIFE STORY OF RICK JAMES

Ovens Auditorium

800.745.3000

ovensauditorium.com

 

May 17 Thursday 

NASCAR SPRINT PIT CREW CHALLENGE

Time Warner Cable Arena

800.745.3000

timewarnercablearena.com

 

May 19 Saturday 

NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

Charlotte Motor Speedway

800.455.3267

charlottemotorspeedway.com

 

NEW EDITION WITH EL DEBARGE 

Bojangles’ Coliseum

800.745.3000

bojanglescoliseum.com


May 23 Wednesday

JANE’S ADDICTION

Ovens Auditorium

800.745.3000

ovensauditorium.com

 

May 24 Thursday – 26 Saturday 

FOOD LION SPEED STREET

Center City Charlotte 

600festival.com

 

May 27 Sunday 

COCA-COLA 600 NASCAR

SPRINT CUP SERIES

Charlotte Motor Speedway

800.455.3267

charlottemotorspeedway.com

 

AAA CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

704.357.8071  •  charlotteknights.com

DATE   OPPONENT

5/7 - 5/10   Toledo Mudhens

5/11 - 5/14 Buffalo Bisons

5/24 - 5/27  Lehigh Valley IronPigs

5/28 - 5/31 Rochester Red Wings

 

MLL CHARLOTTE HOUNDS

704.980.2999  •  charlottehounds.com

DATE OPPONENT

5/12 Ohio Machine

5/19 Long Island Lizards

 

CHARLOTTE SPEED DEMONS

ROLLER DERBY

charlottespeeddemons.com

DATE OPPONENT

 

5/19 Soul City Sirens

CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

800.455.3267  •  charlottemotorspeedway.com

 

DATE EVENT

5/5 NOS Energy Mayhem @ the MAX

Round 2 (zMAX Dragway)

5/18 N.C. Education Lottery 200

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

5/19  NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

5/24 LiftMaster Pole Day

5/25 May Showdown (The Dirt Track)

5/26 History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series

5/27  Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR

 

CHARLOTTE

May 2012 calendar of events

Through May 19 Saturday 

WOUNDED WARRIOR 

NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center 

803.802.2300

narroway.net

 

May 2 Wednesday 

RISE AGAINST WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER & 

TITLE FIGHT

Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES

Neighborhood Theatre

neighborhoodtheatre.com

 

May 3 Thursday – 6 Sunday 

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIBLES &

ANTIQUES SHOW

Metrolina Tradeshow Expo 

704.714.7909

icashows.com

 

May 3 Thursday – 19 Saturday 

PASSION

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 4 Friday

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY KNIGHTSOUNDS: 

BOLERO COMES ALIVE!

Knight Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

JULIE ROBERTS

Neighborhood Theatre

neighborhoodtheatre.com

 

May 5 Saturday  

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY LOLLIPOPS:

PETER & THE WOLF

Knight Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

KIRK WHALUM

Dale F. Halton Theater 

704.330.6534

tix.cpcc.edu

 

THE REVOLVE TOUR 2012

Ovens Auditorium

800.745.3000

ovensauditorium.com

 

May 6 Sunday 

RAT PACK TOGETHER AGAIN!

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 10 Thursday 

ESPERANZA SPALDING

Knight Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

MASTODON AND OPETH 

The Fillmore Charlotte 

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

May 10 Thursday – 12 Saturday 

A TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS

NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center 

803.802.2300

narroway.net

 

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE: 

RHINOCEROS

ImaginOn

704.973.2828

ctcharlotte.org

 

JOSH BLUE

The Comedy Zone @ NC Music Factory 

980.321.4702

cltcomedyzone.com

 

May 10 Thursday – 13 Sunday 

2012 CHARLOTTE ULTRASWIM

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center

charlotteultraswim.com

 

May 11 Friday 

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

The Fillmore Charlotte 

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

May 11 Friday – 12 Saturday 

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY:

BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

Belk Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 11 Friday – 27 Sunday 

25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Theatre Charlotte

theatrecharlotte.org

 

May 12 Saturday – 13 Sunday 

DAUGHTER OF THE KING: THE MUSICAL

Dale F. Halton Theater 

704.330.6534

tix.cpcc.edu

 

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

MAYFAIR ARTS & CRAFTS

The Shoppes at University Place

ucityevents.comMay 15 Tuesday 

COLLECTIVE SOUL

The Fillmore Charlotte 

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

May 15 Tuesday – 16 Wednesday

DL HUGHLEY

The Comedy Zone @ NC Music Factory 

980.321.4702

cltcomedyzone.com

 

May 15 Tuesday – 20 Sunday 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Knight Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 16 Wednesday

BURN THE FLOOR

Belk Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 17 Thursday 

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON & TED NUGENT

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

May 17 Thursday – 19 Saturday

PAULY SHORE 

The Comedy Zone @ NC Music Factory 

980.321.4702

cltcomedyzone.com

 

May 18 Friday 

BILLY CURRINGTON WITH DAVID NAIL & KIP MOORE

Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

WELCOME CENTER PIT STOP

I-77 South Welcome Center

charlottesgotalot.com

ANNIVERSARY OF THE MECKLENBURG DECLARATION 

OF INDEPENDENCE NOON COMMEMORATION

The Square at Trade & Tryon Streets

may20thsociety.org

 

May 19 Saturday 

DRAKE 

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

YADKIN VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL

Elkin Municipal Park

336.526.1111

yvwf.com

 

May 19 Saturday – 20 Sunday 

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Carolina Raptor Center 

carolinaraptorcenter.org

 

May 22 Tuesday 

COFFEY TALK WITH CHIP COFFEY

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 23 Wednesday

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

May 24 Thursday – 27 Sunday 

CHARLIE MURPHY

The Comedy Zone @ NC Music Factory 

980.321.4702

cltcomedyzone.com

 

May 26 Saturday

JOYFEST CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH

FRED HAMMOND, MARY MARY, MARVIN SAPP & MORE

Carowinds Theme Park

carowinds.com

 

THE DANDY WARHOLS

The Fillmore Charlotte 

800.745.3000

livenation.com

 

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 26 Saturday – 27 Sunday 

LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Historic Latta Plantation 

704.875.2312

lattaplantation.org

 

May 26 Saturday – June 8 

RUINED 

Spirit Square

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.org

 

May 28 Monday 

GO THE EXTRA MILE PATRIOT FESTIVAL 5K+ RUN/WALK

Symphony Park at SouthPark

patriotcharities.org

 

May 29 Tuesday – June 3 Sunday 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Belk Theater

704.372.1000

blumenthalarts.orgBechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S. Tryon Street  •  704.353.9200  •  bechtler.org

Features the exhibition of mid 20th-century modern art by seminal figures 

such as Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Le Corbusier, Sol 

LeWitt and Nicholas de Stael. Bank of America Museums on Us®

Weekend Event – May 5 & 6

 

Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Drive  •  704.401.3200  •  billygrahamlibrary.org

Features multimedia displays, memorabilia, Graham’s childhood home and 

more. Open 9:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Carowinds Theme Park

14523 Carowinds Blvd  •  704.588.2600  •  carowinds.com

112 fun-filled acres with more than 50 world-class rides, shows and 

attractions; 20-acre Water Park; Open weekends only spring and fall; daily 

operation during summer.

 

Charlotte Museum of History

3500 Shamrock Drive  •  704.568.1774  •  charlottemuseum.org

Hezekiah Alexander Historic Homesite – Permanent Exhibit

Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit – through May 6

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 

6500 South New Hope Road  •  704.825.4490  •  dsbg.org

110 acres of formal gardens, including nine distinctly themed gardens and 

the Orchid Conservatory. Mother’s Day at the Garden – May 12 & 13

 

Discovery Place

301 N. Tryon Street  •  704.372.6261  •  discoveryplace.org

Permanent exhibits include World Alive and KidScience.

Playing at IMAX Dome Theatre: Born to be Wild, Tornado Alley and

To the Arctic

Discovery Place KIDS

Huntersville Town Center  •  704.372.6261  •  discoveryplacekids.org

Children’s museum offering interactive learning for children age birth 

through second grade.

 

 

Harvey B. Gantt Center for

African-American Arts + Culture 

551 S. Tryon Street  •  704.547.3700  •  ganttcenter.org

Features three gallery exhibitions from the Hewitt Collection of AfricanAmerican Art; offers art, educational programming, history, and culture. 

Bank of America Museums on Us®

 

 Weekend Event – May 5 & 6

Levine Museum of the New South

200 E. Seventh Street  •  704.333.1887  •  museumofthenewsouth.org

Picturing the Past – through June 17 Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers

– Permanent Exhibit Bank of America Museums on Us®

 

 Weekend 

Event – May 5 & 6

The Light Factory

345 N. College Street  •  704.333.9755  •  lightfactory.org

The Calm before The Storm – through May 6

 

Earth Exchange – through May 13

Mint Museum Randolph

2730 Randolph Road  •  704.337.2000  •  mintmuseum.org

Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation – through October 28

A Thriving Tradition: 75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Pottery – 

through January 6, 2013 Bank of America Museums on Us®

 Weekend 

 

Event – May 5 & 6

Mint Museum Uptown

500 S. Tryon Street  •  704.337.2000  •  mintmuseum.org

Fairytales, Fantasy, and Fear – through July 7 Bank of America 

 

Museums on Us®

 Weekend Event – May 5 & 6

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 E. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.  •  704.654.4400  •  nascarhall.com

Features artifacts, interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art theater designed 

to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike. Talladega Race 

Day Experience – May 6 Unveiling of New 2012 Class Hall of Honor 

Exhibit – May 18 Voting Day for the Class of 2013 – May 23

 

2013 Inductee Celebration Day – May 25

U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway  •  704.391.3900  •  usnwc.org

World’s largest artificial whitewater river; 307-acre public facility includes 

whitewater rafting and kayaking, mountain biking, hiking trails, climbing 

center, ropes course, ziplines and canopy tour. River Jam Concert 

 

Series – every Thursday through September

ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL

PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR

Map available at artsandscience.org  •  For more information, call 

the Visitor Info Center at 704.331.2700 or 800.231.4636

 

CHARLOTTE SELF-GUIDED CENTER CITY

WALKING TOUR BROCHURE

Visitor Info Center  •  330 South Tryon Street

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Guided walking tours available on Fri. at 10:00 a.m.

Please call for availability  •  704.331.2753

Ongoing Events & Featured Attractions

sightseeing

& Walking Tours

Events and dates are subject to change. For an up-to-date listing, please visit the calendar at charlottesgotalot.com/events

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Evelyn - Wow, there are a lot of great activities and events that are going on in Charlotte, NC.  Nicely done!

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Hi Laura - Thank you for stopping by, there is never a dull moment in Charlotte, so many people are relocating here.

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