What’s Happening, Charlotte: 20 events in April 2022

Charlotte SCREAM! (April 1-17)

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Charlotte SHOUT! returns to the queen city in the most exciting 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 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? Check out the 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer and Big Chief saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. and the Jazz Room as they celebrate the launch of Jazz Room Season 16 and Jazz Appreciation Month . Catch the performance at Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Stage Door Theater. Tickets for 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 brave personalities, like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who changed our consciousness and our society with acts of bravery. Happens at the Harvey B. Gantt Center at noon. Admission is $10. Find more information here.

Oatmeal and Cookies (April 9)

Head to the Fillmore for a legendary Dirty Southern set at Grits and Biscuits. The first entertainment concept celebrates the southern experience through urban music, cultural connections and nightlife movements in a family environment. Tickets start at $23; 21+; the set will begin at 9 p.m. More info here.

No Remorse Comedy Tour (April 9)

Laugh like crazy on the No Remorse Comedy Tour with iconic comedians Mike Epps, Jay Pharoah, Dominique and Don ‘DC’ Curry. Tickets for the show start at $64 and the show starts at 7 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Find more information here.

Harlem Globetrotters (April 15)

Watch the iconic Harlem Globetrotters as they dribble, shoot and dart in and out of Bojangles Coliseum. The Globetrotters represent over 90 years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and commitment to fans that go beyond the game. Tickets start at $29; play starts at 7 p.m. More information is available here.

Charlotte Vintage Spring Market (April 16)

Head to Camp North End for The Spring Market, with over 80 vintage and handmade brands. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. More information here.

Custom Colors: Sneaker Paint (April 16)

Create the shoes of your dreams with vibrant colors and patterns with award-winning artist Frankie Zombie at Colorfully Custom: Sneaker Painting. As part of Charlotte SHOUT!, the experience will primarily involve leather paint, so leather shoes, such as Air Force 1s, Adidas Stan Smiths, or even dress shoes, are required for proper design . Admission is $10; the event starts at noon. Find more information here.

North Carolina Easter Festival 2022 (April 16)

Come to the 2022 North Carolina Easter Festival, filled with festivities like face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, vendors, and more. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the children. The event will begin 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 have the chance to see “Hamilton,” the acclaimed retelling of the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton who created a groundbreaking moment in theatre. Catch the famous musical at Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Belk Theater. Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased here.

rooftop yoga

Every Sunday, you can find peace and let loose at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Yoga on the roof with SJ. Sajeedah Jones hosts a one-hour class that will guide you through a creative flow of vinyasa – a sequence of poses related to your breath – with practical aids and upbeat music. Members enjoy this event for free; $10 for non-members. The course starts at 12:30 p.m. Find more information here.

Mad Miles Running Club

Bring your running shoes and those of the day with Mad Miles Rub Club. Anyone can run (or walk) with Mad Miles Run Club, whatever your pace. Every Tuesday at Allbirds, from 6:30 p.m. Find more information about Mad Miles here.

North Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm, the North End Farmer’s Market features 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 3-10 p.m., sort through the cases of some of your favorite records during the Free Range Bar’s vinyl nights, and stay for drink specials. Hosted at the Free Range Bar at Camp North End. Find more information about this free event here.

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