College Night

Hip-hop, a food surprise, cash bar, and art

Students, we’ve created a night especially for you! Highlights include: Charlotte band Blame the Youth performing live; a hip-hop dance class with the local talent Dina Badawy; paper-flower making with artist-in-residence Julio Gonzalez; a food surprise by exhibiting artist-in-residence Leah Rosenberg; and a hands-on workshop led by UNCC art students.

Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Free admission; Student or faculty ID required for admission.


Live band: Blame the Youth
Blame the Youth is based here in Charlotte and explore ways to intrigue your ears and make you crave more. Their eclectic mix of alternative and soulful sounds, with a little rock and jazz, inspired by Erykah Badu, Haitus Kaiyote, The Contortionist, Animals as Leaders, James Blake, and a host of other artists.

Beginner’s Hip-Hop
Charlotte-based choreographer Dina Badawy leads a 60-minute, beginner level hip-hop class for college students. Sweat and smile with Dina as she breaks down core moves and teaches a routine on the front lawn (weather permitting). Comfortable clothing recommended.

Food Surprise!
Artist-in-residence Leah Rosenberg will provide an edible surprise inspired by the colors of Charlotte as part of her site-responsive project in the first-floor gallery, Color for the People.

Day of the Almost Dead Flower-making
Learn about the Day of the Dead while using paper to recreate African marigolds, called cempasuchi in Mexico. These flowers are used to decorate homes, altars, and cemetery entrances on this special day. Participants may keep their creations or attach them to a wire mesh that will form the archway to artist-in-residence Julio Gonzalez’s exhibition at C3 Lab from October 31 through November 4, 2017.

Intercollegiate Speed Dating
Through short speed-dating-style chats, get to know more about your fellow students from schools in the Charlotte region. Meet someone new, IRL!

Edible Sculpture Display
Crafted by the Culinary Arts students of Central Piedmont Community College.