Kickoff the Connect with Culture Days with the Arts and Science Council

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The kickoff to this year’s Connect with Culture Days — presented by the Arts and Science Council — is Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Now in its fifth year, ASC’s Connect with Culture Days provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to sample and connect with all the great arts, science and history experiences that the area has to offer. This year’s event also celebrates ASC’s 60th anniversary.

“This year’s Connect with Culture Days will provide nearly 80 free, diverse, high-quality cultural experiences across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,” said ASC President Robert Bush. “Offering these arts, science and history experiences close to home is one of the ways ASC is helping make the cultural community more accessible.'”

The kickoff events, curated by ASC’s Young Donor Society, feature music, art, science, dance and more. Grouped by neighborhood, they are:

North End

(1) Dance workshop with the Purple Charlotte Steppers Club

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave.

Plaza Midwood

(2) Coding on Canvas with Discovery Place and Ukulele Sip & Strum with Arts+

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Resident Culture Brewing, 2101 Central Ave.

Use robots to paint pictures at the Coding on Canvas active station, and strum ukuleles at the exciting and social Sip & Strum, where no previous experience is required.

Myers Park

(3) Live Music & Musical Petting Zoo with Girls Rock

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: 10 Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Drive

Through the power of music and filmmaking, Girls Rock Charlotte encourages girls, women and gender-diverse individuals to stand up for themselves and for one another.

Uptown

(4) Beer Choir with Carolina Voices, Pop-up Dance Performances by Baran Dance, and “Friendge” Interactive Art Project with Andrea Vail

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St.

West Morehead/Freedom Drive

(5) Every Brilliant Thing with Three Bone Theatre and Live Music with Jazz Arts Initiative

Time: 7-8 p.m., 8:15-10 p.m.

Location: Town Brewing Company, 800 Grandin Road

Dozens of free arts, science and history events continue throughout the city on Saturday, and some require advance registration. More information is available at https://www.artsandscience.org.

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