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Need Thanksgiving outlet for the kids? Here’s a start
Burn off energy with exhibits, stage, drum circle
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:53 am
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

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Stuffed on turkey? Sick of the kids? We have a solution. Here are a few ways to get the Munchkins out of the house during the holiday weekend.

Whether they are your children, nieces, nephews, or the grandkids, everyone could use a little room to breathe, or you could be that saint and just spoil them. We’ve got that covered, too.

All weekend

1) Colorism Affecting Our Future

About: Student pieces on display reflect what participants in the Studio 345, an Arts & Science Council program, determined through a three-year collaboration with the Levine Museum of the New South.

The exhibit explores student responses from Brown vs. Board to the Ferguson, Missouri uprising through a 2015 program started by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. It encourages participants to engage in dialogue regarding education equity, race, as well as incarceration relating to civil rights history.


Friday: 10-5 p.m.

Saturday: 10-4 p.m.

Sunday: 12- 5 p.m.


Kids: $6 (free for children under 5 years old)

Adults: $10

Seniors (62-plus): $8  

For more information about the museum:  


2) “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical”

About: Who doesn’t love a little trouble at Christmas? Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s holiday favorite takes the stage with the Herdmans once again.

Feel inspired as the Herdmans try to cleverly snatch all of the Sunday school snacks by auditioning for the Christmas pageant, not with their initial devious plot, but with a reminder of what the holidays are all about—hope. Kids can see their peers on stage, as CTC casts the characters in age-appropriate roles.

Tickets: $15-31

Show times:

Nov. 23: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 24: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Nov. 25: 2 p.m.

For more information:


Nov. 23-24

1) Charlotte Symphony

It’s a night at the movies…kind of. Head to Belk Theater (130 North Tryon St.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday or Saturday night to kick off the Christmas season with the Symphony’s rendition of a movie in concert, featuring “Home Alone.” Just don’t leave the kids at home…alone.

Prices range from $19-132.

For more information: https://tix.carolinatix.org/charlottesymphony/online/mapSelect.asp

Nov. 24

1) Drum Circle  

About: Drums 4 Life presents a symbolic musical morning with percussion. Set your minions loose on drums.

Time: 11 a.m.

Cost: Free/instruction and instruments will be provided

Location: Albemarle Road Recreation Center 5027 Idlewild Road North in Mint Hill

For more information:



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