What’s Happening, Charlotte: 20 events in April 2022
Charlotte SHOUT! (April 1-17)
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Charlotte SHOUT! returns to the Queen City in the most thrilling way possible. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of internationally and locally acclaimed artists, dancers, musicians, poets, storytellers, photographers, chefs, and thought leaders from around the world and right here in Charlotte. See a list of all the events for Charlotte SHOUT! here.
Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. Quartet, New Orleans Jazz Legend (April 8-9)
Need a little jazz in your life? See 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer, and saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. and the Jazz Room as they celebrate the kickoff to Jazz Room Season 16 and Jazz Appreciation Month. See the performance at Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Stage Door Theater. Tickets to the show start at $25 and can be purchased here.
Be A Lion: Musical and Talkback (April 9)
The sequel to “The Wiz,” this musical event highlights courageous figures, like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who shifted our consciousness and our society with acts of bravery. Happening at the Harvey B. Gantt Center at noon. Admission is $10. Find more information here.
Grits and Biscuits (April 9)
Make your way to the Fillmore for a legendary dirty south set at Grits and Biscuits. The premiere entertainment concept celebrates the southern experience through urban music, cultural connections and nightlife moves in a down-home environment. Tickets start at $23; 21+; set kicks off at 9 p.m. Find more info here.
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No Remorse Comedy Tour (April 9)
Laugh your face off at the No Remorse Comedy Tour featuring iconic comedians Mike Epps, Jay Pharoah, Dominique, and Don ‘DC’ Curry. Tickets for the show start at $64 and the show begins at 7 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Find more information here.
Harlem Globetrotters (April 15)
See the iconic Harlem Globetrotters as they dribble, shoot and alley-oop at Bojangles Coliseum. The Globetrotters represent 90-plus years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. Tickets start at $29; the game starts at 7 p.m. More info is available here.
Vintage Charlotte Spring Market (April 16)
Make your way out to Camp North End for The Spring Market, featuring 80+ vintage and handmade brands. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. Find more information here.
Colorfully Custom: Sneaker Painting (April 16)
Creative the shoes of your dreams with vibrant colors and patterns with award-winning artist Frankie Zombie at Colorfully Custom: Sneaker Painting. Part of Charlotte SHOUT!, the experience will involve mostly leather paint, so leather shoes, such as Air Force 1s, Stan Smith Adidas, or even dress shoes, are needed for proper design. Admission is $10; the event begins at noon. Find more information here.
2022 North Carolina Easter Festival (April 16)
Come out to the 2022 North Carolina Easter Festival, filled with festivities such as face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, vendors, and more. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Find more information about this free event here.
Hamilton (April 26 – May 15)
This spring, you’ve got a chance to see “Hamilton,” the acclaimed retelling of the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton that created a revolutionary moment in theatre. See the renowned musical at Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Belk Theater. Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased here.
Yoga On The Rooftop
Every Sunday, you can find peace and let loose at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Yoga On The Rooftop with SJ. Sajeedah Jones hosts an hour-long class that will lead you through a creative vinyasa flow – a sequence of poses linked to your breath – featuring hands-on assists and upbeat music. Members enjoy this event for free; $10 for non-members. The class begins at 12:30pm. Find more info here.
Mad Miles Run Club
Bring your running shoes and your day ones to stride with Mad Miles Rub Club. Anyone can run (or walk) on with Mad Miles Run Club, no matter your pace. Every Tuesday at Allbirds, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Find more info about Mad Miles here.
North End Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the North End Farmer’s Market offers an eclectic mix of farmers, food artisans, and other small businesses popping up along Keswick Avenue between the Mount and Keswick districts. The market also accepts SNAP/EBT benefits. Find more information here.
Free Range Bar Vinyl Nights
Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., sort through crates of some of your favorite records at Free Range Bar Vinyl Nights, and stay for the drink specials. Hosted at Camp North End’s Free Range Bar. Find more information about this free event here.