By: Shawn D. Allison, II
Salutations everyone! The weekend is here and so is the start of a new month! There’s a lot going down in
Crown Town on this installment of The Rundown and like me, you’ll be sure to make quite a few rounds! As always, I have a pretty busy itinerary ahead of me, but if you would love to tag along, just check out all the digs on my Hot List!
- THURSDAY – AfterWork Mixer w/ DJ That Guy Smitty at The Morehead Tavern
- THURSDAY – SUNDAY – BNS Productions’ “Purlie Victorious” at Duke Energy Theater
- THURSDAY – The Making of Black on Black Crime at Little Rock Cultural Center
- FRIDAY – Mosaic Live First Fridays at Mosaic Village
- FRIDAY – Blow Your Head – June Edition at Salud Cerveceria
- FRIDAY – Jazz N’ Soul Music presents “A Sweet Love Tribute to Anita Baker” feat. Dante Lewis at The Morehead Tavern
- SATURDAY – Heal Charlotte’s 2nd Annual Culture Day
- SATURDAY — 1st Annual Summer Family Food Truck Festival
- SATURDAY – Documentary screening of “Black Beach/White Beach”
- SATURDAY – Off The Wall feat. The JETA Team at Petra’s
- SUNDAY – Brunchaholics Social Experience at Recess CLT
- SUNDAY – 2nd Annual “We’ve Got the Jazz” Festival at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- SUNDAY – June edition of WEPA! At Petra’s
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——-THURSDAY, MAY 31——-
Need some cool grooves and vibes to jump start your weekend? Head over to The Morehead Tavern as Jazz N’ Soul Music proudly presents The AfterWork Mixer this evening! Sit down, take a chill, grab a bite to eat and get a glass filled with some delicious cocktails as the magnificent sounds of Charlotte’s own, DJ That Guy Smitty will be on the 1s and 2s giving you his signature #EarholeGoodness for your listening pleasure! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here for a chance to win some special party gifts throughout the evening: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-social-mixer-an-after-work-social-mixer-featuring-music-by-that-guy-smitty-tickets-46427069615. The electric relaxation starts at 6 p.m. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.
Everyone come and get all 360 degrees of your being filled with art at the June Uptown Crawl! All of Uptown Charlotte’s art treasures will be open for the general public this evening and you’ll get an opportunity to scour and scope art at Sage Salon & Studio, Mint Museum Uptown, New Gallery of Modern Art, Sozo Gallery, The McColl, UNCC Center City, and The Levine Museum of the New South. You’ll be able to begin the tour at any of the featured institutions, then travel freely between the stops by foot, trolley, or bike. Each stop on the tour will feature a special look at the art held within. Admission is FREE! All venues and museums are in the Uptown area and will begin at 6 p.m.
The fine folks of Abari Game Bar invite you for a second helping of their BurgerTime Cookout this evening! Inspired by the classic 1980s arcade game BurgerTime, bring your friends out for an evening of nonstop fun with hotdogs, burgers, vegan options, fresh beer and video game play! Admission is FREE, but be sure to grab some food before it runs out! 6 p.m. Abari Game Bar is located at 1721 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Join Charlotte Post founder Mr. Gerald Johnson and Black Lives Matter Charlotte Chapter for a special discussion this evening entitled, “The Making of Black on Black Crime.” The Charlotte Post Foundation is sponsoring a three-part series that separates facts from myths. Ex-offenders and community activists Gemini Boyd and Kristie Puckett will share their stories about what led them to a life of crime and how they broke the cycle. Calvin H. Fox, an N.C. mitigation specialist, will add perspective on the social causes of crime, and attorney Yolanda M. Trotman, a former District Court judge, will offer the legal aspect. The foundation welcomes your involvement in this forum, which seeks to inform and seek solutions to issues that impact our community. Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-making-of-black-on-black-crime-tickets-45707131260. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center. 401 N. Myers St. in Uptown.
Brand New Sheriff Productions is back this Spring as they proudly present the late Ossie Davis’ classic piece “Purlie Victorious.” Purlie is set in an era when Jim Crow laws still were in effect in the American South. Its focus is on the dynamic, traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save Big Bethel, the community’s church, and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee’s plantation. With the assistance of Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins, Purlie hopes to pry loose from Cotchipee an inheritance due his long-lost cousin and use the money to achieve his goals. Also playing a part in Purlie’s plans is Cotchipee’s son Charlie, who ultimately proves to be far more fair-minded than his Simon Legree-like father and who saves the church from destruction with an act of defiance that has dire consequences for the tyrannical Cap’n. The play is directed by Dr. Corlis Hayes. Tickets can be purchased here: . There will be five performances this weekend: Thursday (5/31) at 7:30 p.m., Friday (6/1) at 8 p.m., Saturday (6/2) at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday (6/3) at 3 p.m. All shows will be held at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. in Uptown.
The hilarious local theatre troupe Charlotte Squawks is back for 2018 with their latest project, “O Fourteena!” Who is Charlotte Squawks you ask? Simply put, it’s the satire of Saturday Night Live mixed with Broadway, welded with the socioeconomic climate of the Queen City. The creative duo of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn collaborates with the area’s most talented performers to parody current events, pop culture, sports, life and politics on a local and national medium. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.blumenthalarts.org. There will be three performances this weekend: Thursday (5/31) at 7:30 p.m., Friday (6/1) and Saturday (6/2) at 8 p.m. All performances will be held at The Booth Playhouse at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The address is 130 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Moxie Society and CSquared Events is ready to set your weekend off on the cool tip as they proudly present Elevated Thursdays! Take a load off and get lifted with a bevy of cocktail specials, delicious meals, community and conversation while DJ Shaun Nyce aka “The Blend King” sets the mood with a fly mix of sounds from all eras! Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elevated-thursdays-f-dj-shaun-nyce-tickets-46389730934. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at Loft & Cellar. 305 W. 4th St. in Uptown. #MoxieSociety #CSquaredEvents
Step out the norm and into a world of musical mysticism as Petra’s hosts LeAnna Eden & The Garden Of • Iliad • Dallas Thrasher performing live this evening! LeAnna Eden & The Garden Of is unlike anything you’ve ever heard from anyone – an eclectic Rock Soul sound with piercing and poignant songwriting and vivid delivery, the word “alternative” doesn’t even begin to describe them. Iliad displays confidence in their ability to construct songs with jazz progressions and progressive structures, as well as using ambient elements to accompany the guitar and keyboard solos. Last but not least, Dallas Thrasher takes you on a wild ride with some pit stops in the avant-garde/Trip Hop/R&B realms guaranteed to leave you astounded. Admission is $7 per person. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
——-FRIDAY, JUNE 1——-
Local grassroots initiative collective The Agenda is back for Summer 2018 to give you some soul presenting “Mosaic Live First Fridays!” Come and engage and interact with your fellow constituents as you network, fellowship, shop and eat from local vendors, scope some fresh art, boogie to some live music and more! Admission is FREE to attend and the fun starts at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Mosaic Village 1601 W. Trade St. near JCSU.
As the weather heats up outside, the rhythms at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art heats up even more as June’s performance summons a trio of special guests to bring the sounds of Cuba, Brazil and Latin America to life with Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz. Latin Jazz isn’t limited to just Latin America, but is rooted in the distinctive rhythms of Africa. There are several branches of Latin Jazz that include Afro-Cuban, Bossa Nova and Samba. In order to do the rhythms of this music justice, the Ziad Jazz Quartet will bring a talented rhythm section to the stage in the form of percussionist Jim Brock, bassist Nelson Rios and trumpeter Justin Ray. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=7242c8cd-5886-4727-bee2-00312777c968. There will be two performances this evening at 6 and 8:15 p.m. The Bechtler Museum is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Join Liberate Your Palate CLT as they add some spice to your weekend proudly presenting the “From Garden to Glass: Summer Cocktail Class Series!” In this hands-on cocktail class series you will dabble into the art of easy breezy cocktails to cool down those long summer days and explore cocktails that are light and bright which utilizes all the beautiful bounty of the season. In each of these classes you will learn how to craft three summer cocktails using infused liquors, simple syrups, fruit purees and other seasonal ingredients. From Tiki in Hawaii to Italy’s Amalfi Coast to Mexico’s Mezcals you will shake, stir, sip and socialize around the globe one refreshing cocktail at a time. You will get to rotate between using gin, vodka, rum, bourbon, tequila and low ABV cocktails. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.liberateyourpalate.com/passbook?category=COCKTAIL%20CLASS. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hygge Coworking. 1776 Statesville Ave. at Camp North End.
For some different sonic flavor in the QC this weekend, come out to Salud Cerveceria for the June session of “Blow Your Head!” Join local musicians and cultural activists DJs Flock of Slagles and Jah Freedom spinning an entire vinyl set of Funk, Soul, Boogie, Garage, House and Rare Grooves for your listening pleasures! Also, be sure to be camera ready as renowned photographer Jonathan Cooper with be abroad snapping fun still shots throughout the night! Admission is FREE to attend and be ready to dance! The event starts at 8 p.m. Salud Cerveceria is located at 3306 N. Davidson St., Suite “C” in the NoDa District. #BlowYourHead
Jazz N’ Soul Music is ready to set your Friday off with a special live performance with “A Sweet Love Tribute to Anita Baker” this evening. Come and experience a scintillating tribute to one of R&B/Soul music’s most royally decorated chanteuses from acclaimed saxophonist Dante Lewis. From “Sweet Love” to “Fairy Tales”, “Good Love” and more, Dante is poised to give you the best that he’s got with a dazzling display of showmanship and fine-tuned horn blowing. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saxophonist-dante-lewis-a-sweet-love-tribute-to-anita-baker-tickets-45579522579. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. at The Morehead Tavern. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoulMusic
The Sol Kitchen is back to provide some electric relaxation this evening at ‘Stache House with the June installment of #ThankGawdits1stFriday! Sound provider and Charlotte staple DJ Ngenius will spin the best of today’s and yesterday’s Hip Hop and R&B grooves. Admission is FREE. 10 p.m. ‘Stache House is located at 1520 South Blvd. in Historic South End. #TheSolKitchen
——-SATURDAY, JUNE 2——-
This morning, join the Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as they host the Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive & Community Health Fair. This festival is filled with fun and informative stations geared towards helping you towards a healthier lifestyle. Testing stations include: Blood Pressure, A1C Blood Glucose and Body Mass Index (BMI). If you desire to donate blood, please be sure to register here: https://www.ncdonor.com. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Omegas of Charlotte Frat House. 3301 Statesville Ave.
Get your afternoon groove on at Sports One Bar & Lounge and join Moxie Society for another episode of the I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party! You know the drill – delicious food, fly people, tasty cocktails and $5 mimosas – and be sure to get on the good foot with DJs Micki Blendz and DJ Puff droppin’ all the hottest 90s Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and Soul classics! Also, be sure to scope the dope canvassing of the drop-dead gorgeous Deseray Flores! Admission is FREE and the party starts at 11 a.m. 521 N. College St. in Uptown.
Heal Charlotte along with students from NEWGEN Peace Builders invites the entire community out for the 2nd Annual Culture Day celebration this afternoon! Be part of this positive jamboree as citizens connect with law enforcement officers building relationships while participating in Olympic-style games. In addition to the fun competition, enjoy lots of food, fellowship from various community organizations and live entertainment representing a multitude of cultures. Admission is FREE and all are welcome. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Keith Family YMCA. 8100 Mallard Creek Rd.
Experience a different kind of culinary course at the James K. Polk State Historic Site and get a taste of “Gathering Gourmet: An Introduction to Wild Edibles.” Growing up on a farm, David Williams’ food often came from places far removed from the grocery store. But you don’t have to live in a remote country setting to find tasty foods growing right outside your doorstep. Learn how to identify many wild edibles found all over North Carolina and sample natural food and drink prepared from local fare. Expect a 30-minute to 1-hour easy/moderate hike. No experience necessary. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by parents. Please be sure to register here: https://polkmemorialsupportfundinc.wildapricot.org/event-2865130/Registration. The event will begin at 12 noon. 12031 Lancaster Hwy in Pineville.
This afternoon, join Life Outreach Restoration Center (LORC) as they host their Community Block Party! Come and get engaged and get involved with the community while learning about programs and initiatives for empowerment. Your family will enjoy face painting, a bouncy house, carnival games, food and performances from local artists. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome. The event starts at 12 noon at The River of Life Church Ministries. 4949 Albemarle Rd.
It’s time to set sail this afternoon as Moxie Society, Apartylife, Secret Society Cigar Bar & Lounge and Black Wall Street CLT proudly presents the International Boat Bash & After Party! Gather all your friends for a day of nonstop fun in the sun on beautiful Lake Norman. You must rent your own boat, jet ski or bring your own boat. Fellas, the ladies will be out there in full force ready to jump aboard your boat so come correct! There will be food, drinks and music provided by DJ Loui Vee. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-boat-bash-and-after-party-tickets-45921875566. Boats will leave the docks at 12 noon from Morningstar Marina. 18020 Kings Point Dr. in Cornelius.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and showcase your creative as Ask The Chef invites you out for Cupcakes & Canvas this afternoon! Set your afternoon with a dazzling array of delicious Sweet Potato Chicken & Waffle Cupcakes with butter pecan icing and maple syrup drizzle. Also, as you consume your delightful treat with one hand, use your other hand to create your very own cupcake masterpiece on a blank canvas while enjoying some vibrant Neo-Soul grooves in the background. Tickets are $28 each and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcake-canvas-2-tickets-45621185193. Be sure to call (704)-957-5703 to reserve your space. The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center. 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Come and enjoy some more unity in the community as Boss Playa Ent. hosts the 1st Annual Summer Family Food Truck Festival! Come enjoy lots of local vendors, cool contests and raffles, live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, giveaways, games and much more! Admission is $FREE.99 and the event starts at 1 p.m. at the Cultural Giving Tree for Early Learning. 4037 Sofley Rd. near the N. Tryon St. & Sugar Creek Rd. intersection.
Calling all teens! Join Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach, Inc. as they host Teens TOGETHER: End of the Year Teen Celebration & Summer Kickoff this afternoon! This will be a fun time of food and fellowship with a special message from Y.P. Thomas of YP Motivations. You don’t want to miss this fun event that will allow you to get to know other teens and meet some great mentors as well. Please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teens-together-end-of-the-year-teen-celebration-summer-kickoff-tickets-46379207458 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. 750 Beal St. in the Myers Park Neighborhood.
Ladies, it’s time to add some new flair and flavor in your lifestyle and this afternoon, bring your girlfriends out for the grand opening of the all-new M.A.D. Beauty Boutique! Experience this new difference in our community with delicious treats, sweets, cocktails and a multitude of beauty specials! Enjoy $20 pedicures for men and women, $10 children’s pedicures and $10 basic manicures. Please be sure to RSVP for deals and promos here: https://www.madbeautyonline.com. The shop will open at 2 p.m. 1501 West Blvd., Suite “C”.
Coming off the tire marks of Black Bike Week 2018, the Charlotte Black Film Festival in conjunction with Cultural Blocks presents an outdoor film screening under the stars with the documentary “Black Beach/White Beach.” In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals, the city, community, and state have a vastly different way of looking at these two festivals, creating a divide among the participants, business owners, and residents. Against the backdrop of the historical relevance of the area’s segregated past, this documentary explores opposing viewpoints on segregation and integration, mutual love of motorcycle culture, and racial tensions that reach a boiling point every spring in this southern beach mecca. You’ll also have a chance to meet the filmmakers and hear from local bikers. Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-beachwhite-beach-film-screening-bikers-panel-food-fun-tickets-46223682278. The event will begin promptly at 7 p.m. 1601 W. Trade St.
All you magnificent men out there, gather your daughters and join Digi-Bridge as they host the first-ever Daddy Daughter Code-In this evening! Fathers, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, mentors, cousins and all male role models are welcome to bring the special young ladies in their lives to this event as we celebrate and encourage our future female scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians. Enjoy this night of food, fun and technology and experience some “STEAM” in the sun with fun LEGO building, coding and hands-on experiments! Tickets can be purchased here: http://digi-bridge.org/events/ddcodein-summer-2018-fun-sun/. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Google Fiber Charlotte. 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown. #DDCodeIn
Get ready to House it up at The Morehead Tavern this Saturday night with a special high-octane edition of RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party! Join Gary “Jackmaster” Wallace and a host of some multitalented turntablists that are revved up and ready to jolt and jack your body they best way they know how—nonstop House music all night long! Come and feel the energy from Melodious Funk, Johnnie Davis, VonFunkHauser, Andy Kastanas and special guest DJ Pascal aka “Holy Deep” straight out of Athens, Greece in the joint to give your body an extra boost of euphoria! Don’t miss this! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The party starts at 9 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.
The JETA Team is ready to rock for the month of June as they proudly present another installment of Off The Wall this evening! Soul brothers and sound providers DJ Justice and DJ Aking Allah are ready to give you the dopeness in the flavors of Golden Era Hip Hop, R&B, House, Reggae, Rare Joints, 80s Grooves, Pop, Rock and more musical flyness! Admission is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. The party starts at 9 p.m. at Petra’s. 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District. #TheJETATeam
The tides have turned and some new flavor has hit the streets of the QC – this evening gather your crew and head down to Crown Station for the inaugural jam session, GLOW! Join the all-new collective, Unified Souls as they give your Saturday night a jolt of sonic juice with the best of House, Deep House, Downtempo and Soul cuts all night long! Also, since this is a glow party, experience the fluorescent funk as you party all night in you white and neon threads adding more excitement to this occasion! Your sound providers are DJs Marcus Wade, Badala B and Tony Cutlass. Your host for the evening is my girl, the ever-fine and fly Brooklyn Stace! $10 admission all night long. The jump off is at 10 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
——-SUNDAY, JUNE 3——-
Rise, shine and be fly this morning and come out to the Afro Culture Pop-Up Tour! Bring the entire tribe out to scope, sift and scour through a multitude of luxury African-inspired fashions including a wide variety of dresses, skirts, pants, jumpsuits, jackets, exclusive hand-made jewelry, headwraps and lots more. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/afro-culture-pop-up-shop-charlotte-nc-tickets-45894825659. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at The Majestique Center. 5309 E. Independence Blvd.
Who loves brunch? Everyone does! If you want the perfect mix of cuisine and conversation, join hosts OutenLove Events and High Society CLT at Recess CLT for the Brunchaholics Social Experience! Relax on this cool Sunday afternoon with your crew as you indulge and enjoy a delightful Southern-inspired brunch menu, cocktail specials including all the mimosas you desire! Also, while you dine and dissect the conversational dialect, let your ears digest the dope flavors of DJ Tramare and the beautiful DJ Micki Blendz! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunchaholics-tickets-46288607471. The jump off is at 12 noon. Recess CLT is located at 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Community. #OutenLoveEvents #HighSocietyCLT
For some fly eats and cool treats, head down to Cuzzo’s Cuisine for the Soul Food Sunday Buffet! Chef Andarrio Johnson and crew invite you to add some delicious and delectable delight to your day — whether you’re leaving church service, out for a stroll, exercising, leaving another event or just plain ol’ hungry, gather all of your friends and come on down and enjoy a meal that’ll sho’ nuff stick to your ribs! From Cajun fried chicken, collard greens, World Famous Lobster Mac & Cheese, rice pilaf and so many other choices your stomach will be more than satisfied! Other menu items include a wonderful dining experience, fellowship and lots of community love. The buffet will be open from 12 noon to 5p.m. Cuzzo’s Cuisine is located at 3418 Tuckaseegee Rd. #CuzzosCuisine
When you’ve got that energy in your soul that means that you’ve got the jazz! Join the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and CLTure as they proudly present the second annual “We’ve Got the Jazz” Festival! Inspired by the seminal A Tribe Called Quest song, this festival aims to bring the arts to non-traditional venues introducing or reintroducing the joy of jazz music to a wide range of people. In addition to some great music, this community gathering will feature food trucks, local vendors, games, raffles and more! Music will be provided by The Harvey Cummings Project, Ghost Trees, Brut Beat, Menastree, Colby Dobbs Band and Bria Alexnader. Admission is $5 to attend and please be sure to pay here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=c3c96ea1-c42f-4e08-91d7-c6377fb75fda. The fun starts at 12 noon at The Bechtler Museum. 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown. #WeGotTheJazzCLT
Come and satisfy your multisensory appetites at Tip Top Daily Market and experience the delicious vinyl grooves of Scrambled Eggs! Join local music enthusiasts, cultural activists and dope record dealers — DJ Flock of Slagles and DJ Luke Stemmerman as they spin your Sunday into the vivid world of Jazz, Reggae, Dub and Rare Grooves on an all-vinyl set! Be sure to grab some brunch and also scoop some records while you’re feeling the music! FREE admission. 2 p.m. Tip Top Daily Market is located at 2902 The Plaza Rd.
Moxie Society invites you out to Firehouse Bar & Lounge to cap off your weekend with, Sippin’ On Sundays – the June Edition! Relax in this snazzy Uptown QC venue with delicious food, drink specials, hookah and music from DJ Louie Vee giving the hottest R&B and Hip Hop joints of today and yesteryear! Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sippin-on-sundays-june-2018-tickets-46055413983. The event begins at 4 p.m. Firehouse Bar & Lounge is located at 320 W. Carson St. in Uptown. #MoxieSociety
This Sunday night, the creative wonder Jasiatic is back with some more Afrofuturistic flavor as she proudly presents the June session of WEPA! Fashioned as the Su Casa remix, join resident turntablist DJ Steel Wheel for a gumbo pot-flavored soundscape featuring the frequencies of Dancehall, Soca, Bachata, Afro-Swing, Afro-Trap, Gqom and more! Admission is $5 all night long. The party starts at 9 p.m. at Petra’s. 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
6/7 – Black Food Truck Thursday
6/7 — Purple Note 3: Celebrating the Life of Prince through Jazz
6/8 – AfroPop! CLT – The Block Party, Vol. 2
6/8 – OutenLove Events presents The Mature Singles Mixer
6/13 – Classic Black Cinema Series presents “Black Girl”
6/14 – 6/17 – 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas
6/16 – Healthy Achievement 5K Run
6/18 – 2018 MARS Kickball Classic
6/19 – 6/21 – On Q Productions presents James Weldon Johnsons’ “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons In Verse”
6/21 – Jazz & Laughter
6/23 — 5th Annual Carolina Veterans Appreciation Expo
6/23 – SociaLight presents “80s & 90s R&B Day Party/Michael Jackson Tribute”
6/29 – Radio Rehab Carolinas presents “OutKast on a Quest CLT”
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I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Love and light to you!
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