Uptown Charlotte Information, News & Events

News:

Events:

2013 Charlotte Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show

The event is on Friday March 8th and Saturday March 9th from 9:00am-5:00pm. The admission fee is $6. This event, “Through the Garden Gate,”  with over 200 quilts and 40 quilters. Proceeds from the quilt show and vendor mall will help support Charlotte Quilters’ Guild operations.

Sophisticated Surfaces: The Pottery of Herb Cohen Exhibition

Now through March 17th, the Mint Museum Randolph will be hosting this Exhibit that focuses on the ceramic creations of Herb Cohen, a master potter and seminal figure in the museum’s own history.

And the Bead Goes On Exhibition

Also at the Mint Museum Randolph, through March 31st will be hosting this exhibit. Beads have been used to enliven fashion designs since ancient times. Originally restricted to the wardrobes of aristocrats and made of precious materials, beads indicated wealth and status in numerous cultures throughout the globe.

Wicked

This famous musical will be performed at the Ovens Auditorium starting March 13th and going through the 17th with start times in the afternoon and evening. The tickets range from $30 to $150. To purchase tickets click here

17th Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This annual parade will be on March 16th beginning at 11:00 at and the route will be from Tryon St. from 9th St. to 3rd St. The parade will feature pipe & drum bands, Irish dancers, floats, animals, acrobats and more. There is no admission, so grab your green gear and come on out!

Latta Celtic Festival

On March 16th and 17th, enjoy live music from Irish Temperance, performances by the Charlotte Scottish Country Dancing Society, and Celtic reenactors spanning from the Medieval Celts to WWII!Shop with Celtic Vendors, enjoy food from Appalachian Smoke, and grab a cold beer from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery! Admission: $7 Adults $6 Seniors $5 Students Children 5 and under and member free and is at the Historic Latta Plantation.

Charlotte’s Fine Art Show: May 10th-May 12th at the Charlotte Convention Center. The 5th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show happens May 10-12, 2013. The event takes place 100% indoors at the Convention Center in Uptown Charlotte. For more information call (704) 339-6000.

Information:

Uptown Charlotte is the central area of Charlotte, where more than 13,000 people reside.

Uptown Charlotte is the headquarters for Bank of America and Duke Energy, as well as the headquarters for East Coast operations for Wells Fargo.

For a tour of Charlotte click here

Museums, sporting venues, shops, hotels, restaurants, and bars are heavily concentrated in the city center. More hotels are currently under construction including the 17-story Hotel Sierra, located on the same block as the Time Warner Cable Arena. New museums such as the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Mint Museum of Modern Art opened in 2010.

Uptown Charlotte employs more than 70,000 people and more than 25-million visitors come here to visit the 120 restaurants and 50 nightspots.

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