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Fair/Festival, For the Family, Community Event
2020 Queen City Back To School Festival
MISSION: The Queen City Back 2 School Festival has a mission that every child deserves to start the school year feeling confident and prepared. A child that feels confident is more likely to succeed. If you would like to donate to the school supply drive please bring your donations to the front welcome desk at the event. The 2020 Queen City Back To School Festival is action-packed with FUN! There will be food, bounce house, kid activities, face painting, coupons, discounts, entertainment, and more! Go-Karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, arcade games, and more create plenty of fun for the kids! This is a family-friendly free event! There will also be a school supply drive for school-aged children. Let's start the school year up right! SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY (While Supplies Last) Free Tickets & Vendor Info - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-queen-city-back-to-school-festival-tickets-103940400536 Activities: School Supply Drive Coloring Stations Kite Flying Jump Rope Challenge Pie Eating Contest Three-Legged Race Laser Tag Face Painting Bake Sale Bounce House Paid Activities: Go-Karts Rookie Go-Karts Mini Golf Bumper Boats Arcade Batting Cages (Baseball & Softball) Trophy Presentation: Best Table Display $1 Raffle: Loaded Bookbag
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Fair/Festival, For the Family, Children, Community Event
2020 Queen City Summer Festival
The 2020 Queen City Summer Festival will feature over 50 vendors with the latest products, brands, giveaways and more. There will be food, bounce house, kid activities, face painting, coupons, discounts, entertainment and more! Go-Karts, mini golf, bumper boats, arcade games, and more create plenty of fun for the kids! This is a family-friendly free event! Free Tickets & Vendor info - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-queen-city-summer-festival-tickets-103867749234 Date: 8/1/2020 Time: 12pm-6pm Place: Funtasticks Charlotte Activities: Coloring Stations Kite Flying Jump Rope Challenge  Pie Eating Contest Three-Legged Race  Laser Tag Face Painting Bake Sale Bounce House Paid Activities: Go-Karts Rookie Go-Karts Mini Golf Bumper Boats Arcade Batting Cages (Baseball & Softball) School Supply Drive: Any and all school supplies will be greatly appreciated. Please drop off at the event welcome desk!
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Auto Show, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop, Expo/Trade Show, Green/Environmental, Convention
2020 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo
The 4th annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo will be August 26 & 27, 2020 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC! Pre-conference events will be on Tuesday, August 25. The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo showcases the latest and greatest opportunities for biofuel, electric, natural gas, and propane fuels and fueling. The conference includes strong focus on data-driven decisions, tools, and technologies. With 70+ speakers and 40+ exhibitors, this event highlights the leading edge of sustainable fleet practices and alternative fuel opportunities. Attendees can expect to learn & share about: Alternative Fuels (including biofuels, CNG, electric, propane, renewable diesel) Advanced Vehicle Technologies Motor Fleet Management Vehicle Sharing Technologies Idle Reduction Vehicle Right-Sizing Eco-Driving Autonomous Vehicles & Future Technologies Who should attend? Public & Private Fleet Managers Purchasing Officials State Government Leaders Municipal Government Officials Non-Profit Stakeholders Clean Cities Coalitions & Stakeholders Alternative Fuel Trade Organizations Sustainability Managers Academic Leaders & Researchers Learn more and register at www.sustainablefleetexpo.com!
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Multimedia,Photography
Art in Translation: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Recognized as one of the preeminent video artists of Southeast Asia, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thai, born 1959) explores the connections and complications between Western art history and the cultural traditions of various Asian nations. In a series of photographs and videos, Rasdjarmrearnsook presents framed reproductions of famous works of art—those that would be familiar to many Eurocentric audiences, such as Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Ball at the Moulin de la Galette—to rural Thai villagers, recording their reactions to works unfamiliar to them. The villagers share a variety of responses, subtitled in English, as they decode the scenes in front of them: excitement, humor, dislike, and confusion. What results is a fascinating study in how (and what) we communicate through art and body language, how worlds collide, how context and location of works of art matter (or not), and how disparate cultures have more commonalities than typically thought.
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History/Science,Sculpture
The Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture
Over the last few years, the Statue of Bacchus has been under intense scholarly scrutiny. The sculpture has been studied, sampled, and analyzed by a team of curators, classicists, art historians, conservators, geologists, scientists, and engineers. The Bacchus Conservation Project comes to a close with a focus exhibition that explains why and how this composite marble statue of the god of wine was studied, conserved, and restored.
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Pop
Backstreet Boys
Alongside other successful "boys bands" of the '90s like NSYNC and 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys scored 12 U.S. Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 100 million records worldwide.
www.backstreetboys.com
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Pop,Rock
Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies were founded in 1988 by singer-guitarists Steven Page and Ed Robertson. The group has a reputation as one of the best live acts out there with their genre-hopping style. The group features Robertson with Jim Creegan, Tyler Stewart and Kevin Hearn.
www.bnlmusic.com/
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Alternative,Rock
Benjamin Gibbard
Benjamin Gibbard is an American musician known as a member of several successful indie bands. He is the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, known for his project ¡All-Time Quarterback! and his first band, Pinwheel.
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Blues,Rock
The Black Keys
This duo from Akron, OH, guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, has a jam-band look but plays blues with heart and soul. They are currently touring in support of their newest album, "Turn Blue," which was released in May 2014 and is the follow-up to perhaps their most critically-acclaimed album, the Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning "El Camino."
www.theblackkeys.com
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Country,Rock,Bluegrass
Blackberry Smoke
The southern rock and country band Blackberry Smoke, out of Atlanta, consists of Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson and Brandon Still mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and a touch of outlaw country. They opened for the Zac Brown Band, playing 20 dates nationwide in the summer of 2011 and the band's songs have been featured in video games such as EA Sports' 'NASCAR 08 'and films ('Swing Vote'). Their most recent album, 'The Whippoorwill,' was released in 2012 and was their first on Zac Brown's Southern Ground label.
www.blackberrysmoke.com
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