Rent-by-the-room apartments: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department won’t pursue zoning regulations aimed at dealing with rent-by-the-bedroom apartment complexes near colleges and universities, according to a report from the Urban Institute at UNC Charlotte. But it will continue working to solve parking and transportation issues near the schools.
The staff recommendation Oct. 21 to the City Council’s Transportation and Planning Committee means students and residents living near UNCC and other area colleges can continue renting individual bedrooms, as opposed to entire units, in nearby apartment complexes. Details: http://plancharlotte.org/story/multifamily-uncc-rent-room-parking#sthash.JphPhArQ.dpuf.
Blood drives: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas plans the following among its November blood drives:
• Nov. 07 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Piedmont Community College’s Cato Campus, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte. Donors get a T-shirt.
• Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Amelie’s French Bakery, 2424 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Donors get a Amelie’s treat.
Find public blood drives at www.cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment. Donors must weight at least 120 pounds.
Classic comedy: The UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre will perform “Love the Doctor,” a comedic play by the Spanish Golden Age playwright Tirso de Molina, starting Oct. 30. It’s the first fully staged production of the 17th century play to be performed in the United States in English. The work was translated and adapted by UNC Charlotte alumna Sarah Brew, in collaboration with Josephine Hardman. In the play, the ambitious Jerónima disguises herself as a man to practice medicine, which was illegal for women at the time. Her aim was to infect the heart of the man she claims to love. When a seductive female patient falls for the cloaked “Doctor Barbosa,” Jerónima finds herself tangled in a comic web of disguise and desire.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-9, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. Tickets are $14 for general admission, $9 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the Robinson Hall Box Office, 704-687-1849, or online. The play includes some adult content and is not recommended for children younger than 13.
Visual arts director sought: The Cabarrus Arts Council is seeking a visual arts director to conduct arts programs and foster visual arts in the community. Responsibilities include curating four galleries and a gallery shop; coordinating Art Walks, artist demonstrations and gallery tours; training volunteer docents and providing internship programs; seeking public art opportunities; and working closely with the arts council team to integrate visual, performing and literary arts. A degree in a relevant field, three or more years curatorial experience and excellent communication skills are among the requirements. To apply, email cover letter with resume and at least three professional references to info@CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.