April 5 - 14, 2019


In partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Community Read of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give, the CPCC Library is hosting discussions at each campus! Read the book! Join a discussion! Then see the film during Sensoria! Central Piedmont Reads is a school-wide common read led by ENG Faculty Jaime Pollard-Smith and Elizabeth West and the CPCC Library.
  • Tue. March 05 at 11AM
  • Tue. March 05 at 2PM
  • Wed. March 06 at 11AM
  • Thu. March 07 at 11AM
  • Thu. March 07 at 12:30PM
  • Tue. March 19 at 12:30PM

Opposites really do attract!!  “Bel Canto” is Italian for “beautiful singing.”  Classically trained singers strive for it and it’s what their audiences come to hear.  The other side of the coin….The Art of Belting.  Musical Theatre, Rock, Gospel singers and others strive to sing beautifully, but also belt.  It is what their audiences come to hear.  Think Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe singing Barcelona!!   It will be a GREAT NIGHT FOR SINGING!! No Exchanges/No Refunds
  • Fri. March 22 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. March 24 at 2:30PM

Come see the film The Hate U Give, adapted from Angie Thomas's novel of the same name. Our screening of the film culminates the Central Piedmont Reads college-wide common read of the book in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Community Read. Screening at Cato, Levine, and Central Campuses. Note: the film runs about 2 hrs. 15 min.
  • Fri. April 05 at 10AM
  • Tue. April 09 at 6:30PM
  • Wed. April 10 at 2PM

Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans. Presented by the CPCC Library in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society.
  • Fri. April 05 at 7PM

Our Town "...is probably the finest play ever written by an American."-Edward Albee. With a bare stage, a couple of chairs, and a wise old stage manager, Thornton Wilder created a timeless drama that speaks to the heart of the human experience. Since 1938, this funny and  moving journey through the lives of the people of Grover's Corners has captivated audiences all over the world. Help us celebrate over 80 years of excellence as part of the Sensoria Festival this Spring. All sales final; no refunds. CPCC Students receive one free ticket with student ID; please visit the Box Office located in the Halton Theater.
  • Fri. April 05 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 06 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. April 07 at 2:30PM
  • Fri. April 12 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 13 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. April 14 at 2:30PM

Coming of Age: Decisions is an original drama by Mariot Valcin, instructor in the ENG department and tutor with TRIO. An excerpt of the play is presented by Mariot and GM Productions and CPCC TRIO, this performance will feature CPCC students from DRE and ENG classes and from TRIO. Don't miss!
  • Sat. April 06 at 2:30PM

Join us for the second annual Sensoria Food and Wine presented by CPCC Culinary Arts and Piedmont Culinary Guild. 14 of Charlotte’s finest chefs will each provide a locally-sourced dish – paired with a North Carolina wine. Classes will be offered to elevate your knowledge. Ticket proceeds support scholarships for culinary students at CPCC and through PCG.  Sunday, April 7 from Noon - 4pm  
  • Sun. April 07 at 12PM

Come join us for CPCC Library's Multi-Campus Book Sales! All proceeds from the book sales go to the library’s Theresa Thompson Scholarship Fund.
  • Mon. April 08 at 7:30AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 8AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 8AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 8AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 9AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 9AM

Donations of books will benefit Promising Pages and will be used in future “Free Book Fairs” hosted by the organization at local elementary schools in Charlotte. Donate children’s books in any condition, especially those for kindergarten through third grade. Adult books are accepted as well. Note that the Harris Campus drive includes school supplies to be donated to Reedy Creek Elementary School. Presented by CPCC Service Learning. April 8 - 12.
  • Mon. April 08 at 9AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 9AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 9AM

In conjunction with CLT250, the 250th anniversary celebration of our city, this program presented by CPCC Libraries will feature Stephanie Burt, author of Wicked Charlotte: The Sordid Side of the Queen City.
  • Mon. April 08 at 10:30AM
  • Tue. April 09 at 10:30AM

Encourage young readers and engage in your community through service! Participants will be able to write encouraging letters, make book marks, and to create book pouches for local young readers. All student participants receive Service Learning credit for their participation. Presented by CPCC Service Learning.
  • Mon. April 08 at 11AM
  • Mon. April 08 at 6:30PM

For the opening weekday of Sensoria, our college President, Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, will be interviewed on the Halton Theater stage by CPCC students, and she will take student questions from the audience. Don't miss! Watch via this link from area campuses: https://livestream.com/cpcc/events/8607510.
  • Mon. April 08 at 11:30AM

The Advertising + Graphic Design, Architectural Technology, and Interior Design programs at CPCC are hosting a panel discussion featuring Little Diversified Architectural Consulting as a best practice example. (Image at left is of Little's work for Charlotte Center City Partners.) This is a student event only, by invitation from program faculty.
  • Mon. April 08 at 12PM

Lauren Levine, current Senior Contributor for Charlotte Agenda, will share professional and personal experiences writing for local publications about Charlotte events, people, and lifestyles. Students will also have an opportunity to receive feedback on community-based writing projects. Presented by ENG instructor Kimberly Saunders.
  • Mon. April 08 at 12:30PM

Come hear this esteemed panel, all with deep connections to CPCC, tell the stories of their paths to entrepeneurial success, and then ask them your questions!
  • Mon. April 08 at 12:30PM

This cultural event embraces afro-centric hair styling, natural and organic hair and skin care, beauty and education, and healthy living practices with demonstrations from experts in the industries. 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Mon. April 08 at 1:30PM

The CPCC Chorus presents a varied program of choral music from the Renaissance Court to the Broadway stage. Join us for a delightful hour of singing.       
  • Mon. April 08 at 1:30PM

Join us to celebrate Judy Goldman, our 2019 winner of the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Arts. Reception in Tate Lobby at 6 followed at 7 by the Award Presentation and a reading by and conversation with Goldman. Presented in Partnership with Charlotte Center for Literary Arts.
  • Mon. April 08 at 6PM
  • Mon. April 08 at 7PM

CPCC Music and Dance, in partnership with UNC Charlotte's College of Arts + Architecture, present Igor Stravinsky's Les Noces as the cornerstone of this concert. Tickets are free for CPCC students via the box office (704-330-6534 or in person).
  • Mon. April 08 at 7:30PM
  • Wed. April 10 at 7:30PM

Join English Instructor Regina Betz-Teliszewski for a creative writing workshop for students of all majors and interests! 9:30 - 10:45am
  • Tue. April 09 at 9:30AM

What is an edible book?  It’s a creation that resembles a book or part of a story, made out of anything edible—pasta, cake, candy, nuts, fruits, veggies, etc. Entries will be judged!
  • Tue. April 09 at 10AM

Members of the Student Life Creative Writing Club read and perform their work, under the leadership of faculty advisor and English instructor Elizabeth West. 11am - 12:15pm
  • Tue. April 09 at 11AM

In images and stories, renowned photographer (and local Charlottean) Jim Herrington presents the journey to his book documenting world-class mountain climbers, with a book signing to follow. Herrington will conduct a master class with CPCC photography students afterward.
  • Tue. April 09 at 11AM

CPCC Photography instructor James Spence presents a successful alumnus from CPCC's photography classes, who discusses life and career post-graduation. This year, the alumnus is fine art photographer and filmmaker Andy McMillan.
  • Tue. April 09 at 11AM

Remember why you love to read! Create motivating tools to help children get excited about reading and improve their abilities to read. All bookmarks will be donated to Promising Pages and their efforts to support childhood literacy. Note that the Levine event also includes making notes, book carrying cases, and bookworms. All student participants receive Service Learning credit for their participation. Presented by CPCC Service Learning.
  • Tue. April 09 at 11:30AM
  • Wed. April 10 at 2:30PM

Come see excerpts from August Wilson's Two Trains Running, a play that is lyrical, poetic, and ultimately inspiring! Performances by BNS Production Company from its February 2019 run at Duke Energy Theater, with conversation afterward.  
  • Tue. April 09 at 12:30PM

Our talented and fun Floral Design instructor will guide students in creating their own live-flower floral crowns, a current and popular trend in floral art!
  • Tue. April 09 at 1PM
  • Tue. April 09 at 2:45PM

Encounter talented CPCC student poets, musicians, dancers, and more, in our annual showcase of student talent! Presented by CPCC Student Life.
  • Tue. April 09 at 3:30PM

Join us for a Culinary Demonstration with Chef Moffett and celebrate his new cookbook, Bruce Moffett Cooks.
  • Tue. April 09 at 4PM

Students and Instructors in our Digital Film courses will premiere films they've created as part of an annual film portfolio show.            
  • Tue. April 09 at 5PM

Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. Presented by the CPCC Library in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society.
  • Tue. April 09 at 6PM

Two presentations by memoirist and poet Forche, each with a reading, discussion, and Q&A, with a book signing afterward. Free & open to the public. General admission with no ticketing. LIVESTREAM TO AREA CAMPUSES: http://tiny.cc/Sensoria-CForche2019 (thumbnail photo by Don J. Usner)  
  • Tue. April 09 at 8PM
  • Wed. April 10 at 10:30AM

Students and faculty from different parts of the world share about their cultures and about fitting into American culture. Presented by CPCC Foreign Languages.
  • Wed. April 10 at 9:30AM

Puppets! Come enjoy Barnyard News presented by InReach's Troupe 801, whose mission is "[t]o be a leader in providing innovative housing, employment and community services to support people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families."
  • Wed. April 10 at 10AM

Project Life is a national movement to increase the potential pool of bone marrow and tissue donors by testing and registering college students with a simple cheek swab. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. both days
  • Wed. April 10 at 10AM
  • Thu. April 11 at 10AM

Shakespeare Carolina presents an abridged, professional performance of William Shakespeare's beloved Romeo & Juliet in the gorgeous Cato Campus Amphitheater. Come outside and join the world's most famous star-crossed lovers in their quest for happiness together.
  • Wed. April 10 at 11:30AM

A panel of experts and enthusiasts discusses the fascinating world of ethics in mythology, from Classical heroes and gods to canonical literature to comic books. 11:30am - 12:20pm
  • Wed. April 10 at 11:30AM

Students, faculty and staff will travel "around the world" and learn about various countries. Each country will have a table host that will share a little bit about the country's geography, art, literature, customs and culture. Experience the world right here on CPCC's Central Campus! 12:30 - 2pm
  • Wed. April 10 at 12:30PM

Take a trip back in time with the CPCC Early Music Ensemble as they play music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance on instruments such as the viola da gamba, recorder, shawm, and hurdy-gurdy as they recreate the sounds of another time.
  • Wed. April 10 at 12:30PM

Cheslie Kryst, Miss North Carolina USA 2019, is an attorney specializing in complex civil litigation. In addition to practicing full-time as an attorney, she runs a blog—White Collar Glam—that provides workwear fashion inspiration and resources for women. 12:30 - 1:20pm
  • Wed. April 10 at 12:30PM

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life. Presented by the CPCC Library in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society.
  • Wed. April 10 at 6:30PM

Buy baked goods, from breads to sweets, from CPCC's own Aspire Bakery & Bistro students to help end childhood hunger. Come early. They always sell out! 9am - noon (or until sold out) on the Overcash Loop (in Lobby in event of rain)
  • Thu. April 11 at 9AM

Come expand your knowledge as CPCC students showcase an interactive and collaborative Global Learning experience. Presented by the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division.
  • Thu. April 11 at 9:30AM

Edgar Allan Poe loved puzzles and secret codes, and here's your chance to try out your detective skills and solve a Poe-style mystery! Devised and presented by ENG faculty member Brian Anderson.
  • Thu. April 11 at 9:30AM

CPCC Business & Accounting present Dr. Ashley Lesko, President of Square Peg Solutions and author of Go Beyond the Job Description. 9:30 - 10:45 am
  • Thu. April 11 at 9:30AM

Join life coach Adrienne Charleston for a conversation about living a life of purpose and happiness, and PSY instructor Stephanie Sabbagh will present the ‘Social Media Project’ that has been constructed with the help of CPCC students. This visual representation will reveal the differences between our real lives and our social media lives. It will explain why we cannot compare our actual lives to the snapshots of lives shown on social media.
  • Thu. April 11 at 10:30AM

Hanif Abdurraqib presents poetry and prose, including work from his new chronicle Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. (thumbnail photo by Andrew Cenci)
  • Thu. April 11 at 11AM
  • Thu. April 11 at 7:30PM

Art History instructor Dr. John Cone presents the little-known history of the rise of diabolical imagery in Twelfth-Century art, along with possible literary and popular sources. 11am - 12:15pm
  • Thu. April 11 at 11AM

Serge Skiba leads CPCC Art Appreciation students in a photography workshop at Cato Campus. Presented by the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries. Skiba’s photographs are on view in the Cato Campus Gorelick Gallery through August 2, 2019.
  • Thu. April 11 at 11AM

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Division hosts a panel discussion speaking to the real life experiences of past and present-day refugees.
  • Thu. April 11 at 12:30PM

Interdisciplinary artist and CPCC Visual Arts instructor Andrea Vail talks about Bridging, her collaborative, multi-campus textile work, created with CPCC student-sourced imagery and installed in Overcash Lobby.
  • Thu. April 11 at 12:30PM

Come hear CPCC music students as they share performances of pieces they have worked on this semester.
  • Thu. April 11 at 12:30PM

CPCC's annual Juried Student Art Show, which recognizes outstanding student works in painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. Awards Presentation at 5:30 P.M. and Reception at 7:00 P.M.
  • Thu. April 11 at 5:30PM
  • Thu. April 11 at 7PM

Join us to watch Volker Schlöndorff’s adaption of the famous novel by Günter Grass, which won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 1979, with facilitated discussion to follow led by CPCC's own Daniela Weinert.  6 - 9pm (roughly)
  • Thu. April 11 at 6PM

A ten-year veteran at Coca-Cola, Bean is now their Vice President - Culture, Engagement & Inclusion here in Charlotte. Learn about his journey and the advice he can impart about working your way up through a global business, then say hello during a reception afterward.
  • Thu. April 11 at 6PM

Benefit the community and encourage young readers! Participants will be cleaning donated books which will be used by Promising Pages in their future “Free Book Fair” events at local Charlotte elementary schools. We will also be adapting existing books to make them more accessible for children with varying forms of disabilities and exceptionalities. All student participants will receive Service Learning credit for attendance. Presented by CPCC Service Learning.
  • Thu. April 11 at 6:30PM

Come visit the visual art & film studios! Painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, film, design, and more!
  • Thu. April 11 at 7:30PM

Plant sale! Choose from a selection of flowers and vegetables, perennials, and an assortment of trees and shrubs. Credit and debit cards accepted! Proceeds benefit the CPCC Horticulture Technology program.
  • Fri. April 12 at 9AM
  • Sat. April 13 at 9AM

Come join the fun as a great line-up of musically talented faculty, staff and administrators from Central Piedmont take the stage and render a song or two.  We will do a standard blues number mid-set and give the guitar players a chance to bend a string or two.  And we will close with a familiar song from O Brother Where Art Thou, sung by the Central Piedmont People’s Choir, an ensemble in which everyone is a member! 
  • Fri. April 12 at 1PM

All volunteers will be asked to count, clean, sticker, and sort book donations at the warehouse. Registration is one a first-come, first-served basis and sign-ups will close on April 5, or when spaces are full. All student participants receive Service Learning credit for their participation. Presented by CPCC Service Learning.
  • Fri. April 12 at 2PM

Join the ECE (Early Childhood Education) Club for chalk art, rock painting, and the kick-off of the Kindness Project!
  • Fri. April 12 at 7PM

Join a distinguished panel of Latino/a/x visionaries and leaders: José R. Costa, Hilda H. Gurdián, Patsy Montesinos, and Jaime Moreno, moderated by Dean Edith Valladares McElroy. Learn how they have followed their dreams to find their purpose and make a big difference in our community. Co-presented by Charlotte Bilingual Preschool. Panel will be conducted in Spanish. Interpreting services will be available on site for English-speakers.
  • Fri. April 12 at 7PM

This storytelling presentation is in American Sign Language. To provide an immersive experience, no English interpretation will be provided. Presented by CPCC ASL and Interpreter Education Professional Careers Division.
  • Fri. April 12 at 7PM

Watch the video "Exploring and Creating with Dough" to learn about the benefits of exploring dough with young children and strategies for doing so. Discussion will follow.
  • Sat. April 13 at 12PM