Back Alley
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

The Ranger

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - The Ranger, on Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Fiber Meet Up
Aug
31
10:30 AM10:30

Fiber Meet Up

Calling all FIBER Enthusiasts!

Join us the CLTextile Group at C3Lab on Friday, August 31st at 10:30am - 12:30pm in Gallery C3 for a community fiber meet up!  Do you knit? Crochet? Hand stitch? Weave?
Meet other fiber artists in our community to swap ideas and inspiration.  Or simply bring your own project to work on.  Everyone is welcome... beginners to professional!

For more info about this event, email: valchan1208@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @valz_corner.

  Photography by Lindsay Conlan   

Photography by Lindsay Conlan
 

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Gallery Crawl
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Crawl

An Alternative Perspective

The Aperture Collective is a diverse group of women photographers from Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. The Collective was formed with the goal of creating an environment that enhances new ideas and learning, as well as supporting the individual artist's creative endeavors.

In their debut show, An Alternate Perspective, the Collective explores themes such as—connections forged and lost, relics of lives gone by, relationships in all their beauty or pain, and exploring the life and world that surrounds us—all expressed through the visual voices of female artists. The show presents photographic methods from historic printing techniques to modern digital technology and various combinations of everything in between.

15 Photographers
Nancy O. Albert - Deborah Cordell - Megan Dunbar - Kimberly Hutchinson - Rebecca Jacobs - Sheryl Jacobs - Sonja Langford - Toni Lovejoy - Pam McClanahan - Marcy Murphy - Angela Studnek - Ginger Wagoner - Caroline Waterman - Jane Wiley - Cordelia Williams

 
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Hammers & Ales
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Hammers & Ales

Hammers & Ales

BARBECUE • BEER • LIVE MUSIC - A GREAT NIGHT FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Help the ToolBank continue their mission of providing charitable organizations with the tools and special event items they need by attending Hammers & Ales!

Your Hammers & Ales 2018 ticket includes:

  • Two local craft beers
  • BBQ 
  • Live band
  • Silent auction

Back again and better than ever! 

Join certified Cicerone Kit Burkholder of Kit’s Trackside Crafts for a 30-minute educational beer flight tasting. Participants will have the opportunity to use a beer ticket for a glass of one of the flight beers. This tasting is generously sponsored by Kit’s Trackside Crafts. Select your tasting time and purchase your $15 ticket with your event ticket.

Want free tickets to Hammers & Ales? Become an event sponsor today!

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SAVE THE DATE!!
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

SAVE THE DATE!!

 

iMakeCLT 2018

The one-day community make day is back again for its third year on Saturday, September 15th from 10am to 2pm!

Join C3Lab, UTC Aerospace, Cheap Joe's Art Supplies, Historic South End, Harris Teeter, Charlotte Community Toolbank, Digi-Bridge, Behailu Academy, Union Shop Studio, and ACSM Inc  for a FREE, family-friendly event that provides a pop-up space for neighbors from all over Charlotte to connect, learn and create meaningful projects. Attendees of all ages can interact with artists and makers to take part in activities like a community art-making project, hand sign painting, urban hydroponics, drone technology, graffiti chalk art, Legos, printmaking, robotics, building birdhouses & firetrucks, STEM education, giant chess, full-size derby cars and more!

We'll have FREE food & drinks while quantities last, so come out for a fun day for the whole family! For more information, head to iMakeCLT.com!

 

A big thanks to the following community partners!

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Back Alley
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Let the Corpses Tan

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Let the Corpses Tan, on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A grizzled thug and his gang head to an island retreat with a haul of 250 kilograms of gold bullion to lay law; however, a bohemian wrtier, his muse, and a pair of gendermes further complicate things, as allegiances are put to the test.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Zine Fest
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Zine Fest

Queen City Zine Fest

Celebrating self-published zines, comics, illustrations, chapbooks, small press editions and other printed matter. They desire to foster community of independent publishers and those that are passionate about it. Their goal is to showcase DIY work and provide a platform for education and the exchange of ideas. 

They are committed to organizing an event that does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment including homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, ageism, xenophobia,   ableism, etc. In addition, they strive to create a safer space for marginalized communities and their voices. 

But most importantly, they are a family friendly event and the festival and all of their events are free and open to the public!

 
 
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Gallery
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery

Southern Tiger Collective's Closing Reception

Closing Exhibition of fresh works by members & friends of STC.

This freestyling exhibit explores and expands beyond society’s expected perception of street art. Featuring the Southern Tiger Collective and other local artists, each expressing their unique styles in a collaborative gallery environment to create conversation, explanation and bring meaningful understanding to individual technique, function and street-wise culture to space.

Specialty cocktails available by Behind the Bar.

  Photography by Lindsay Conlan

Photography by Lindsay Conlan

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Poetry Meet Up
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Meet Up

The Charlotte Poetry Collective

A space to share your work with others and receive feedback.  For people who are actively working on being published.  This is an ongoing group meeting.

Critique group will bring enough copies for the group to read.  Each poet will read 1-2 poems aloud to the group and then another member will also read those poems aloud.  Each member will give constructive criticism on their copies.  We will also discuss upcoming contests, classes, etc. 

Group will be recurring monthly for the summer with an open mic added in the fall! Stay connected.

FACEBOOK EVENT    CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM

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Fundraiser
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Fundraiser

Art Pop

Join Art Pop for a night of art, live music, food, and drinks!

Their annual fundraiser helps them raise funds to pay for the production of the printed billboard vinyls and providing more opportunities for local artists to show their work. Click below to buy your TICKETS!

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Gallery Crawl
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Crawl

Southern Tiger Collective

Exhibition of fresh works by members & friends of STC.

This freestyling exhibit explores and expands beyond society’s expected perception of street art. Featuring the Southern Tiger Collective and other local artists, each expressing their unique styles in a collaborative gallery environment to create conversation, explanation and bring meaningful understanding to individual technique, function and street-wise culture to space.

Opening reception is THIS Friday, August 3rd, from 7 to 10pm with local craft beer.  Alcohol proceeds benefit Charlotte Community Toolbank.

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Back Alley
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Film Worker

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Film Worker, on Thursday, July 26th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Leon Vitali gave up a successful acting career to serve for decades as Stanley Kubrick's unsung right-hand man.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Vegan Mac Down
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Vegan Mac Down

Vegan Mac Down

SOLD OUT

Vegan Outreach is proud to present Mac Down Charlotte! You don't want to miss this! Your tummy will thank you!

Come sample and vote for the best vegan mac and cheese in the city! Enjoy a variety of recipes from some of your favorite chefs! A portion of the proceeds will go to Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary in Leesville, SC.

See you here on Thursday, July 19th. Doors open at 7:00 pm ET. Voting/judging will start shortly after doors open!

 
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Gallery Crawl
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Crawl

SPOTLIGHT A UNC Charlotte Alumni & Student Art Exhibition

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association is excited to announce its inaugural alumni and student art exhibit - Spotlight 2018 here at C3 Lab.

Curated by a panel of alumni, the exhibit will feature work from UNC Charlotte alumni and students who - while not necessarily from the College of Arts + Architecture - have a passion for art.

Come and view the exhibit as part of the South End Gallery Crawl THIS Friday, July 6th from 7pm-10pm. The exhibit will be on display until July 20th.

 

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FIFA 2018 World Cup
Jul
2
to Jul 7

FIFA 2018 World Cup

World Cup Coworking Days

In celebration of the 2018 World Cup and the International community of Charlotte, C3Lab is opening the event space for soccer fans to view the games on a giant projection screen. Work while you watch the games or just come and hang.

From June 15th through July 15th, C3 will have complimentary* coworking days during the World Cup workweeks!

 
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Fiber Meet Up
Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Fiber Meet Up

Calling all FIBER Enthusiasts!

Join us the CLTextile Group at C3Lab on Friday, June 29th from 10:30am - 12:30pm in Gallery C3 for a community fiber meet up!  Do you knit? Crochet? Hand stitch? Weave?
Meet other fiber artists in our community to swap ideas and inspiration.  Or simply bring your own project to work on.  Everyone is welcome... beginners to professional!

For more info about this event, email: valchan1208@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @valz_corner.

 
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Poetry Meet Up
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Meet Up

The Charlotte Poetry Collective

A space to share your work with others and receive feedback.  For people who are actively working on being published.  This is an ongoing group meeting.

Critique group will bring enough copies for the group to read.  Each poet will read 1-2 poems aloud to the group and then another member will also read those poems aloud.  Each member will give constructive criticism on their copies.  We will also discuss upcoming contests, classes, etc. 

Group will be recurring monthly for the summer with an open mic added in the fall! Stay connected.

FACEBOOK EVENT    CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM

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Back Alley
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Lowlife

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Lowlife, on Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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4x4CLT
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

4x4CLT

June Poster Release

Join in on celebrating the release of CharlotteLit's June 4X4CLT posters featuring the poetry of Tyree Daye and the art of Hasaan Kirkland and Kathie Roig. Poetry and art, plus food, drinks, and fun with friends here at C3 Lab!

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Pop Up Market
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up Market

Dudeapalooza

It’s that time of the year again!  Wilson’s next great Dudeapalooza Pop Up Market is almost here.

Again this year Dudeapalooza will benefit Classroom Central and Charlotte Community Toolbank.  And as he does each year he asks everyone coming to the event to bring school supplies to donate to Classroom Central.

This is a great opportunity to do your Father’s Day shopping.  Just a few of the many vendors that will be at this year’s Dudeapalooza are Johnny Fly CoCloister Honey, WingzzaSalem Essentials & ApothecaryGlory Days ApparelGreenworks Pro. Shoppers will also enjoy food, beverages and fun.

There are a limited number of vendor spots available.  If you would like spotlight your small business check them out on Twitter @Dudeapalooza or on Wilson’s website at wilsonsworld.com.

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Gallery Crawl
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Crawl

Dirty Laundry

You are invited to SAY IT, SEW IT, and AIR IT OUT.

Airing Out the Dirty Laundry is an ongoing, collaborative, traveling art exhibit created by women who believe in equality and in our shared responsibility to create a more just world.

It is about strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice and exclusion.  All Cis Women, Trans Women, Trans-femme and Non-binary Folx that believe in this purpose are invited to participate by creating a piece of "dirty laundry."

Dirty laundry is a visual representation of our stories. The strength, beauty, meaning, and power of the collective work is created by the diversity and intersectionality reflected in these stories, which are joined together on a clothesline.

The paper or fabric that is sewn over each piece of dirty laundry flows freely and is meant to be lifted (either by the viewer’s hand and/or the wind) to invite, encourage, and continue dialog and conversations about our experiences as women.

AOTDL is about revealing untold or hidden ideas, opinions, stories, and beliefs and it's about the beauty and unity that is unveiled when these are joined together on a clothesline. 

It's about valuing and protecting and emphasizing individual stories and expeirences.

There is nothing "dirty" about these stories, but we have been told by other people and our culture that some people do not want to hear them.

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Performance
May
26
to May 27

Performance

Baran Dance

FIVE seasons of Baran Dance are putting new spins on old works! This milestone show features choreography by Audrey Baran, Kate Micham, and Megan Payne with music by Bless These Sounds Under The City, Sam the Lion, and more. Catch their apprentice company (BD2) plus BD2 alumni in this nostalgic look back and exciting glimpse into the future of Baran Dance. Tickets on sale April 1st!

Join them on May 26th from 8-10pm or May 27th from 6pm-8pm

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Back Alley
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

The Endless

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Endless, on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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CPCC Portfolio Show
May
8
12:00 PM12:00

CPCC Portfolio Show

ULTRAVIOLET

CPCC will be holding a portfolio show on May 8th, 2018. The show will be a culmination of all the work that they have completed over the past few years as graphic design students - showcasing their knowledge and skills to local industry professionals and potential employers. The show will also be open to fellow CPCC students who are coming behind them in the program, as well as family and friends. 

Professionals 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Family 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Gallery Crawl
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Gallery Crawl

Resistance: An Activist Art Show

"Resistance: The refusal to accept or comply with something." - Oxford Living Dictionaries

"Resistance: The act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something."- Cambridge Dictionary

OBRA Collective presents "Resistance," a show exploring resilience and activist art in America.

Join us for a night of visual art, poetry readings and more exploring how resistance speaks to the creative spark. As a nation and individually, we are confronted with issues such as immigration, healthcare, discrimination, climate change, white supremacy, gender inequality, and countless other issues. How do you make your voice heard? What do you resist? Come see artists explore the theme of ”resistance" in their own way. 

Mature Audience

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Fiber Meet Up
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Fiber Meet Up

Calling all FIBER Enthusiasts!

Join us the CLTextile Group at C3Lab on Friday, April 27th from 10:30am - 12:30pm in Gallery C3 for a community fiber meet up!  Do you knit? Crochet? Hand stitch? Weave?
Meet other fiber artists in our community to swap ideas and inspiration.  Or simply bring your own project to work on.  Everyone is welcome... beginners to professional!

For more info about this event, email: valchan1208@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @valz_corner.

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Back Alley
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Pyewacket

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Pyewacket, on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Art Exhibit
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Art Exhibit

Arts Open House

Celebrate the arts at C3Lab during the South End Gallery Crawl on Friday, April 6th from 7 to 11pm. Come meet and chat with many different artists in their creative spaces. Explore local artwork and handmade goods, all while sipping craft beer & wine (alcohol sales benefit Charlotte Community Toolbank).

We'll also be staying open a little later so you can chill and relax to live jazz music from The John Brown Jazz Combo. Featuring John BrownProfessor & Director of the Jazz Program at Duke University, this Renaissance musician is a talented composer, educator, & actor who knows how to entertain in the art of jazz for this festive evening!
 

Event is FREE and open to everyone.

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Back Alley
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Mohawk

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Mohawk, on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Call for Art!
Mar
19
to Apr 25

Call for Art!

OBRA Collective

Call for Artists. Resistance themed art.

What does resistance mean to you? What do you resist? As a nation and individually, we are confronted with issues such as immigration, healthcare, discrimination, climate change, white supremacy, and gender inequality, as well as countless other issues. Make your voice heard. Submissions due April 25, 2018. Opening show will be held May 4, 2018. For details and to submit visit  https://goo.gl/HrsEvc

Questions? Email obracollective@gmail.com


Llamada para artistas. Arte con tema de resistencia. 

¿Qué significa la resistencia para ti? ¿A qué te resistes? Individualmente y como una nación nos enfrentamos a problemas tales como la inmigración, la

discriminación, cambio climático, supremacía blanca y sexismo, así como un sinnúmero de otros problemas. Responde a la temática de resistencia.

La fecha de entrega es el 25 de abril de 2018. La apertura de la exhibición sera el 4 de mayo de 2018. Para más detalles visita  https://goo.gl/HrsEvc

¿Preguntas? Manda un email a obracollective@gmail.com

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Back Alley
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Back Alley

Human Flow at 7:00pm

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series Human Flow, on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Back Alley
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Back Alley

Mom and Dad

Join C3Lab and the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series - Mom and Dad, on Thursday, February 22th at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

$5 for CFS Members / $10 for Non-Members   Memberships are available for purchase at all screenings for $12.  For more information, go the charlottefilmsociety.

 
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Movie Screening
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Movie Screening

The Final Year

C3Lab will be hosting the Charlotte Film Society's exclusive screening of The Final Year in Gallery C3 on Saturday, February 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30pm.  Filmmaker Greg Barker follows key members of President Obama’s foreign-policy team over the course of their last year in office.  As we watch Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, and others at work, their approach makes a striking contrast to the current administration.

Tickets will be available on the CFS soon.  Please click HERE to check their site for updates.

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