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By Shawn D. Allison, II

 

What’s the word family? It’s been a week full of trials and testimonies but The Rundown is here with all sorts of fun testaments lined up for the weekend! There’s lots of culture and creativity to explore so be sure to enjoy all that you can and bring some friends along. If you really want to know what that the true heat in the streets is for this weekend, check out what I have on my “Hot List”!

 

  • THURSDAY – DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co.’s Sunset on Gorilla Hill Grand Opening
  • THURSDAY – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents Black Wall Streets, USA Discussion
  • THURSDAY – JazzArts Charlotte presents The Jazz Room – Gypsy Jazz: Andy Page plays Django Reinhardt
  • FRIDAY—SATURDAY – JazzArts Charlotte presents The Jazz Room: Vanessa Ferguson Sings Nina Simone
  • FRIDAY – Edit & Chill at Social Status
  • FRIDAY – DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co. presents 6 Feet High & Rising
  • FRIDAY – G-R-A-V-I-T-A-T-E at Salud Cerveceria
  • SATURDAY – SociaLight, Inc. and Franchise Barbershop’s Blessing Charlotte Community Event
  • SATURDAY – The 13th Annual Queen City Awards
  • SATURDAY – Jazz N’ Soul Music presents Pieces of a Dream w/ Rhonda Thomas LIVE
  • SATURDAY – Masterz @ Play presents Da’ Odd Couple feat. Rob Swift & Minista Sinista at Crown Station
  • SATURDAY – Su Casa: The November Edition at Petra’s
  • SUNDAY – Hot Stuff Holiday Pop-Up Market
  • SUNDAY — Southern Fried Kickback Day Party: November Edition ’19 at Recess CLT

 

If you would like your event to be listed in “The Rundown” please send a detailed e-mail to me at: sdallison85@yahoo.com

 

——–THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21——–

Charlotte creatives, there’s a new space in the city for you to work as MacFly Fresh Printing Co. and DRC ApeParel invites you out to the grand opening of Sunset On Gorilla Hill! Between where you work and where you lay your head, MacFly Fresh and DRC ApeParel offers a brand new, expansive haven on Gorilla Hill to vibe, connect and create with our troop of printers, designers, digital media producers and creative collaborators. There will be tasty eats and libations available along with a live broadcast from Catch A Vibe Podcast. Admission is FREE to attend. The event will begin at 5 p.m. 301 Camp Rd. at Camp North End.

 

 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites you to a historical journey as they proudly present Black Wall Streets, USA. What do you know about the Black Wall Streets of America? Come learn the contentious history of the emergence and destruction of black business districts throughout America including exploring the important districts in Durham, Tulsa, Atlanta and Charlotte; considering the works of John T. Williams, Thad Tate, Zachariah Alexander and Caesar R. Blake, Jr. This event will be presented by esteemed Levine Museum of the New South Historian, Dr. Willie Griffin. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/117095-charlotte-mecklenburg-library-presents-black-wall-streets-usa. Doors open at 5:30 and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. 310 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

 

 

Head down to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for the November installment of the Modernism + Film Series. Today’s feature will be the documentary, “Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World’s Fair?” Daughter of immigrants, an idealistic architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World’s Fairs. For generations of Americans, World’s Fairs captured visions of hope for the future as part of their collective memory. Mina Chow became fascinated with World’s Fairs when she saw pictures of her parents at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Beginning with their stories, Mina shares this legacy and the American values that inspired her to become an architect. But what she discovers there not only destroys her confidence as an American architect; it is symptomatic of a country that has lost its way. With her dream destroyed, Mina begins a search for answers … to find out what happened to the vision of World’s Fairs … and what happened to America. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=89c16665-6a8b-494c-a5b7-173f3ee86a8f. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

 

 

Calling all entrepreneurs – Are you tired of conventional and ordinary networking methods? If so, join MingleBerry and QC Info Broker and utilize your potent moments with entrepreneurial cohorts one handshake at a time at the Small Business Speed Networking Event! Like speed dating, you’ll have an allotted amount of time to quickly verbally exchange the basics of your business or entrepreneurial platform, but instead, you’ll be inspired to make a future date for collaborations that will bring hopeful growth to your productivity. After you’ve zoomed around the room, take a load off and relax more naturally with an open networking session filled with local vendors and swag bag giveaways! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-speed-networking-november-tickets-79931383921. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Venue @ 1801. 1701 W. Trade St.

 

 

JazzArts Charlotte is ready to set your weekend off with a round of rousing musical tributes and tonight, prepare your ears for the return of one of their most popular episodes of The Jazz Room presenting Gypsy Jazz: Andy Page plays Django Reinhardt. If you’re unfamiliar with gypsy jazz, it’s a swing style sound with infectious rhythms arranged through guitar chords. I’ve seen this show before and I was completely enthralled—please don’t miss this! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-premiere-thursdays-2. There will be two performances at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Both shows will be held at the Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Located on the corner of E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown.

 

 

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong — Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house! All showtimes and tickets can be found here: https://www.carolinatix.org/…/deta…/the-play-that-goes-wrong. All performances will be held at the Knight Theater. 430 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

 

 

Want to experience some local music? Dear Soul Music Co., LLC has set the scene and invites you out to Unplugged + Live: Huntersville Edition! Take a short ride up just north of the QC and gear your ears to the stage as you feel the sonic energy of singer/songwriters Kevin Goodwin, Kayla Thompson and Rockie! Hosted by the lovely Chelsea Locklear. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/huntersville-unplugged-and-live-concert-series-songwriters-in-the-round-tickets-75941989535. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Hunterville Arts & Culture Center. 109 South Old Statesville Rd.

 

 

 

B-Boys, B-Girls and all true Hip Hop heads come down to Crown Station for another episode of The Jump Off this evening! Gather your crew and comrades and get down on the good foot as DJ A-Huf rocks out on the 1s and 2s giving you the best of Classic Hip Hop, Soul, Breakbeats, Funk, House, R&B and much more! Admission is FREE and the joint starts at 10 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District. #TheJumpOff

 

 

 

——–FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22——–

Are you a local creative looking to enhance and expand your brand? If so, Dear Soul Music Company, LLC. invites you out to Camp North End for the Using Your Unique: Artist Branding Workshop this evening. This 4-week program is geared for emerging creatives looking to market and present their creative works. In this series, participants learn healthy marketing and branding skills to aid them in their efforts through a course-end photo shoot, social media and graphic design tips. Today’s lesson is entitled, “Intro to Using Your Unique: Defining Your Brand.” All classes will be curated and intructed by singer, instrumentalist and Dear Soul Music Co. founder Arsena Schroeder. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-your-unique-artist-branding-workshop-tickets-64375971263. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hygge Coworking at Camp North End. 330 Camp Rd.

 

 

JazzArts Charlotte continues the weekend thrills with another special edition of The Jazz Room as Vanessa Ferguson Sings Nina Simone! Feast your ears as the beautiful Vanessa Ferguson pays tribute in song and spirit to the late, great High Priestess of Soul with a number of her most outspoken sentiments. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-21. There will be four performances this weekend: Friday (11/22) at 6 and 8:15 p.m. and Saturday (11/23) at 7 and 9:15 p.m. All performances will be held at the Stage Door Theatre located on the corner of E. 5th St. and N. College St. in Uptown.

 

 

Liberate Your Palate CLT want to add some spiked fun to your holiday season with a special Holiday Punches Hands-On Cocktail Class! In this celebration of punch, you’ll get to learn how to create show-stopping group cocktails and discover the history behind why punches were historically so popular–and still are today. Punches are visually stunning, easy to put together and can make any occasion feel special. With the holiday entertaining season right around the corner take some of the stress away by serving a punch. In this class you’ll learn fail proof tips and techniques to ensure that the flavors of your punches are complex, balanced and visually stunning. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.liberateyourpalate.com/passbook/novemberpunch. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at BLOC.clt. 2400 Park Rd., Suite “A”.

 

 

Calling all creatives – Do you have an unfinished project in the making and experiencing a creative roadblock of some sort? Bring your selves and your artistic energy down to Social Status for a special session entitled, Edit & Chill. Whether it’s a half-written song, poem in progress, unedited photos or a website in the making, you’re invited to this open space for creatives of all types to do what they do best—create. Here’s a great opportunity to network, exchange tips/tricks within your artistic realm and receive feedback on your current work. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-chill-tickets-81608143153. 6:30 p.m. 1519 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

 

 

It’s all nouns, verbs, adjectives and other verbal flyness as DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co. proudly presents 6 Feet High & Rising! Prepare your senses and gear your ears to the floor as three of NC’s finest truth tellers – Carlos Robson, Bluz and Dasan Ahunu, give you the truth in poetic time covering a broad range of topics from freestyle form, written works and more colloquialisms guaranteed to make your brain jerk. Admission is $7 per person and the event is BYOB. 8 p.m. 301 Camp Rd. inside Camp North End.

 

 

The powers of Raw Substance and Funk-Shun have combined to take you on a spaced-out voyage into the vastness of the galaxy with the November episode of their eclectic jam session, G-R-A-V-I-T-A-T-E! Join sound pilots and frequency selectors Steve Howerton, Charles Gatling, Shaanti and guest percussionist Claudio Rafael as they blow you into orbit with an eclectic mix of Soulful House, Deep House, Afro-House, Downtempo and much more funky stuff! Also, please be sure to bring nonperishable food items which will be distributed to local families in need. Admission is FREE and the vibes start flowing at 8 p.m. at Salud Cerveceria. 3306 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

 

 

One of Charlotte´s most talented sons has got some new heat for the streets and tonight, head down to The Evening Muse for Jason Jet´s EP ¨Roll” Listening Party! The maestro has been hard at work cooking up all sorts of sonic funk for your eats to absorb and here´s your chance to witness the creativity hard at work. TIckets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-jet-roll-ep-listening-party-tickets-80728223289. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at Pinehouse Central. 2306 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

 

 

 

——–SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23——–

The weather is crisp and so are all the fruits and veggies at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market! This National Farm City Week marks the week before Thanksgiving. It is the perfect time of year to acknowledge where your food comes from. North Carolina farmers work tirelessly to produce an abundance of food. Please take time to thank a farmer for all they do providing food by purchasing fresh and organic for our communities and your home. There will be sampling and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. The marketplace will open at 8 a.m. 1801 Yorkmont Rd.

 

 

Moxie Society invites you to get your Saturday started on the hip tip with a dope trip down memory lane at another episode of the I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party! Slide out to Recess CLT with your crew and enjoy a bevy of fine beverages including $5 mimosas, numerous drink special, a delectable Southern-inspired brunch menu and be sure to get your boogie on with my man DJ C.K. spinning the hottest 90s classic Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul, Reggae and much more! Admission is FREE to attend and the party starts at 11 a.m. Recess CLT is located at 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Neighborhood.

 

 

The holidays are in full effect and this afternoon, join SociaLight, Inc. and Franchise Barbershop for the Blessing Charlotte Community Event! Get engaged and give from the heart as they will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items that will be distributed to less fortunate families. Families will be able to take home only one bag of items. This event is first come, first serve. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The event will begin at 1 p.m. 7416 E. Independence Blvd.

 

 

The Konnected Foundation invites everyone out to Oasis Shriners Hall this evening for the 13th Annual Queen City Awards! Charlotte, this is your chance to take a gander and congratulate all of the tremendous talents within the region. Bring your entire family to see entertainers, activists, creatives and other local dignitaries recognized for their hard work. Tonight’s honorees include Hip Hop legend Special Ed, Carolina Panthers legend DeAngelo Williams, Hip Hop artist Lil’ Richye and six Charlotte-area educators. You will also be blown away by some performances from artists of all styles and genres! This event will be televised, so come dressed to impress! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.queencityawards.com/tickets. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 604 Doug Mayes Pl.

 

 

All my true school Hip Hop heads slide out to Crown Station for a night of turntablist funk as Masterz @ Play proudly presents Da’ Odd Couple feat. Rob Swift & Minista Sinista! It’s all things Hip Hop as two of our culture’s most gifted wizards on the wheels of steel, Rob Swift and Minista Sinista of the legendary X-Ecutioners rock the spot with all sorts of musical tricks up the sleeve! If you want to see some true, hardcore, bad-to-the-bone DJ-ing, then this is the joint for you! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masterz-play-presents-live-performance-by-dj-rob-swift-and-mista-sinista-tickets-77514677487. The needle hits the groove at 7 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

 

 

Gather your comrades, colleagues and older cousins and head down to The Morehead Tavern for the Nurse Monthly Mingle Adult Game Night – 00s Edition! Reminisce on the hottest joints of early 2000s Hip Hop and R&B as hosts Timothy and Diamond Nurse challenge you to bring your skills to the floor and compete in Uno, Twister, Beer Pong, Taboo, Jenga, Corn Hole, Musical Chairs and of course—Spades! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-adult-game-00s-night-tickets-78896025135. The games begin at 8 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.

 

 

Jazz N’ Soul Music invites you out for a special evening of smooth jazz as they proudly present the legendary stylings of Pieces of a Dream LIVE! Dubbed the “Steely Dan of smooth jazz” by All About Jazz and praised by JazzTimes Magazine for their “consistently winning contemporary jazz,” Pieces of A Dream has been churning out chart-topping hits for four consecutive decades. Armed with soul-stirring melodies and infectious grooves, you’ll be sure to not be still in your seat. They will be joined by the ever-fine songstress Rhonda Thomas who is prepared to share her daring and enlightening “song-sational” talents for your evening pleasure! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/pieces-of-a-dream-live-in-concert. Doors open at 7:30 and the show will begin promptly at 8 p.m. at The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. in Uptown.

 

 

Powered By GME is ready to rock the house this Saturday night as they proudly present Hip-Hop & RnB vs. Reggae Night! Step in the arena and get ready for a whole night of sonic heat as two of Charlotte’s hottest square off in this epic culture clash — DJ Tab D’Biassi reppin’ for Hip Hop and R&B sounds and DJ Undertaker “whining” things up with some Reggae joints! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hip-hop-rnb-vs-reggae-tickets-76510325443. The jump off is at 9 p.m. at Press Box Bar & Grill. 9609 N. Tryon St. in the University Area.

 

 

Charlotte, get ready for some more awards and Black excellence at the 2019 Black Alumni Ball! This annual black tie event aims to unite the best and brightest individuals striving for excellence in all avenues of life for one common goal, to uplift and cultivate the next generation of professionals and creatives of color. There will be live performances from The Harvey Cummings Project, NiqueSuave and Izzy the DJ. Tickets can be purchased here: https://eventnoire.com/2019babclt/. The event will begin at 9 p.m. at CenterStage NoDa. 2315 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

 

 

It’s that time of the month again—it’s time to get down on the good foot at Petra’s with the November edition of Su Casa! You know the vibes and flavor—Afrobeat, Soca, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, R&B, Dancehall and more provided by resident spin doctors Soul Brother DJ Justice and DJ Steel Wheel! Also, be sure to get your face painted with some colorful tribal vibrations and be sure to cop some fly jewelry and threads from Cosmosis Stones. Admission is $10 and the party starts at 10 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

——–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24——–

Ladies, in these trying times, the values of sisterhood seems to be fading away. This morning, Ashakti Wellness & Yoga invites you and your girls out to a special retreat entitled “Sister I Got You!: A Day of Healing, Gratitude & Empowerment.” This day will be filled with unwavering support for women and single mothers. Activities include: yoga, empowerment sessions, life discussions, business and financial awareness and spiritual visioning. Brunch will be provided and select vendors will be giving away prizes. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ashaktiwellness.com/events-1/sister-i-got-youday-retreat-at-the-lake. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Jetton Park Waterfront Hall near Lake Norman. 19000 Jetton Rd.

Get a creative start on your holiday shopping and come out to Petra’s for the Hot Stuff Holiday Pop-Up Market! Bring the family out to shop local from over 20 creative vendors and some hot, fresh and tasty retail nourishment from food vendors! The market opens at 11:30 a.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

The Culture Cooperative is ready to add a dose of Southern flavor in your weekend as they invite you out to the Southern Fried Kickback Day Party: November Edition ’19! Enjoy this funky blend on your Sunday as The Dynamic DJ Kato spins a sonic cocktail of classic Southern Hip Hop and R&B mixed with Afro-Fusion frequencies and much more! There will also be drink and “Southern Fried” food specials running all day. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-fried-kickback-day-party-november-edition-recess-tickets-82209832823. The party will begin at 4 p.m. at Recess CLT. 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Neighborhood.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites you to a soothing Sunday session as the Bechtler Ensemble proudly presents a special performance of “Death and the Maiden.” This concert celebrates one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire as the ensemble performs The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, also known as Death and the Maiden, composed by Franz Schubert. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

 

COMING SOON…

11/29 – Brand Nubian LIVE

11/30 – Radio Rehab Carolinas presents JUSTICE 4 ALL

11/30 – Black Saturday Small Business Saturday

11/30 — Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers w/ Nige Hood & The Folk LIVE

12/1 — Women Who Jam

12/6 – An Evening With Kim & Kayla Waters

12/7 — 3rd Annual Amplify & Activate Summit: Honoring Ancestry

12/7 – Off The Wall: Wu Tang Forever V.7 feat. The JETA Team

12/13 — Sir Abstraxxx presents ¨If Only I Could Kiss You¨

12/14 — Covers: A Celebration of Album Covers

12/15 – Bueller’s Christmas Boogie 2019

12/20–12/21 — OnQ Productions presents ¨A Soulful Noel¨

12/21 — View The RIght Thing FIlm + DIscussion Series: Boyz N The Hood

 

Everyone please be safe out here, be sure to look out for each other and be of love & light to all you encounter. Peace.

Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Listen. Give.

 #WeekendWarrior   #TheBlackFerrisBueller   #EarsToDaSkreets   #CommunityFirst

 

 

 

 

By Shawn D. Allison, II

 

What’s the word family? It’s been a week full of trials and testimonies but The Rundown is here with all sorts of fun testaments lined up for the weekend! There’s lots of culture and creativity to explore so be sure to enjoy all that you can and bring some friends along. If you really want to know what that the true heat in the streets is for this weekend, check out what I have on my “Hot List”!

 

  • THURSDAY – DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co.’s Sunset on Gorilla Hill Grand Opening
  • THURSDAY – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents Black Wall Streets, USA Discussion
  • THURSDAY – JazzArts Charlotte presents The Jazz Room – Gypsy Jazz: Andy Page plays Django Reinhardt
  • FRIDAY—SATURDAY – JazzArts Charlotte presents The Jazz Room: Vanessa Ferguson Sings Nina Simone
  • FRIDAY – Edit & Chill at Social Status
  • FRIDAY – DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co. presents 6 Feet High & Rising
  • FRIDAY – G-R-A-V-I-T-A-T-E at Salud Cerveceria
  • SATURDAY – SociaLight, Inc. and Franchise Barbershop’s Blessing Charlotte Community Event
  • SATURDAY – The 13th Annual Queen City Awards
  • SATURDAY – Jazz N’ Soul Music presents Pieces of a Dream w/ Rhonda Thomas LIVE
  • SATURDAY – Masterz @ Play presents Da’ Odd Couple feat. Rob Swift & Minista Sinista at Crown Station
  • SATURDAY – Su Casa: The November Edition at Petra’s
  • SUNDAY – Hot Stuff Holiday Pop-Up Market
  • SUNDAY — Southern Fried Kickback Day Party: November Edition ’19 at Recess CLT

 If you would like your event to be listed in “The Rundown” please send a detailed e-mail to me at: sdallison85@yahoo.com

——–THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21——–

Charlotte creatives, there’s a new space in the city for you to work as MacFly Fresh Printing Co. and DRC ApeParel invites you out to the grand opening of Sunset On Gorilla Hill! Between where you work and where you lay your head, MacFly Fresh and DRC ApeParel offers a brand new, expansive haven on Gorilla Hill to vibe, connect and create with our troop of printers, designers, digital media producers and creative collaborators. There will be tasty eats and libations available along with a live broadcast from Catch A Vibe Podcast. Admission is FREE to attend. The event will begin at 5 p.m. 301 Camp Rd. at Camp North End.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites you to a historical journey as they proudly present Black Wall Streets, USA. What do you know about the Black Wall Streets of America? Come learn the contentious history of the emergence and destruction of black business districts throughout America including exploring the important districts in Durham, Tulsa, Atlanta and Charlotte; considering the works of John T. Williams, Thad Tate, Zachariah Alexander and Caesar R. Blake, Jr. This event will be presented by esteemed Levine Museum of the New South Historian, Dr. Willie Griffin. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/117095-charlotte-mecklenburg-library-presents-black-wall-streets-usa. Doors open at 5:30 and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. 310 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Head down to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for the November installment of the Modernism + Film Series. Today’s feature will be the documentary, “Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World’s Fair?” Daughter of immigrants, an idealistic architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World’s Fairs. For generations of Americans, World’s Fairs captured visions of hope for the future as part of their collective memory. Mina Chow became fascinated with World’s Fairs when she saw pictures of her parents at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Beginning with their stories, Mina shares this legacy and the American values that inspired her to become an architect. But what she discovers there not only destroys her confidence as an American architect; it is symptomatic of a country that has lost its way. With her dream destroyed, Mina begins a search for answers … to find out what happened to the vision of World’s Fairs … and what happened to America. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=89c16665-6a8b-494c-a5b7-173f3ee86a8f. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Calling all entrepreneurs – Are you tired of conventional and ordinary networking methods? If so, join MingleBerry and QC Info Broker and utilize your potent moments with entrepreneurial cohorts one handshake at a time at the Small Business Speed Networking Event! Like speed dating, you’ll have an allotted amount of time to quickly verbally exchange the basics of your business or entrepreneurial platform, but instead, you’ll be inspired to make a future date for collaborations that will bring hopeful growth to your productivity. After you’ve zoomed around the room, take a load off and relax more naturally with an open networking session filled with local vendors and swag bag giveaways! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-speed-networking-november-tickets-79931383921. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Venue @ 1801. 1701 W. Trade St.

JazzArts Charlotte is ready to set your weekend off with a round of rousing musical tributes and tonight, prepare your ears for the return of one of their most popular episodes of The Jazz Room presenting Gypsy Jazz: Andy Page plays Django Reinhardt. If you’re unfamiliar with gypsy jazz, it’s a swing style sound with infectious rhythms arranged through guitar chords. I’ve seen this show before and I was completely enthralled—please don’t miss this! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-premiere-thursdays-2. There will be two performances at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Both shows will be held at the Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Located on the corner of E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown.

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong — Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house! All showtimes and tickets can be found here: https://www.carolinatix.org/…/deta…/the-play-that-goes-wrong. All performances will be held at the Knight Theater. 430 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Want to experience some local music? Dear Soul Music Co., LLC has set the scene and invites you out to Unplugged + Live: Huntersville Edition! Take a short ride up just north of the QC and gear your ears to the stage as you feel the sonic energy of singer/songwriters Kevin Goodwin, Kayla Thompson and Rockie! Hosted by the lovely Chelsea Locklear. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/huntersville-unplugged-and-live-concert-series-songwriters-in-the-round-tickets-75941989535. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Hunterville Arts & Culture Center. 109 South Old Statesville Rd.

B-Boys, B-Girls and all true Hip Hop heads come down to Crown Station for another episode of The Jump Off this evening! Gather your crew and comrades and get down on the good foot as DJ A-Huf rocks out on the 1s and 2s giving you the best of Classic Hip Hop, Soul, Breakbeats, Funk, House, R&B and much more! Admission is FREE and the joint starts at 10 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District. #TheJumpOff

 

——–FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22——–

Are you a local creative looking to enhance and expand your brand? If so, Dear Soul Music Company, LLC. invites you out to Camp North End for the Using Your Unique: Artist Branding Workshop this evening. This 4-week program is geared for emerging creatives looking to market and present their creative works. In this series, participants learn healthy marketing and branding skills to aid them in their efforts through a course-end photo shoot, social media and graphic design tips. Today’s lesson is entitled, “Intro to Using Your Unique: Defining Your Brand.” All classes will be curated and intructed by singer, instrumentalist and Dear Soul Music Co. founder Arsena Schroeder. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-your-unique-artist-branding-workshop-tickets-64375971263. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hygge Coworking at Camp North End. 330 Camp Rd.

 

 

JazzArts Charlotte continues the weekend thrills with another special edition of The Jazz Room as Vanessa Ferguson Sings Nina Simone! Feast your ears as the beautiful Vanessa Ferguson pays tribute in song and spirit to the late, great High Priestess of Soul with a number of her most outspoken sentiments. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-21. There will be four performances this weekend: Friday (11/22) at 6 and 8:15 p.m. and Saturday (11/23) at 7 and 9:15 p.m. All performances will be held at the Stage Door Theatre located on the corner of E. 5th St. and N. College St. in Uptown.

Liberate Your Palate CLT want to add some spiked fun to your holiday season with a special Holiday Punches Hands-On Cocktail Class! In this celebration of punch, you’ll get to learn how to create show-stopping group cocktails and discover the history behind why punches were historically so popular–and still are today. Punches are visually stunning, easy to put together and can make any occasion feel special. With the holiday entertaining season right around the corner take some of the stress away by serving a punch. In this class you’ll learn fail proof tips and techniques to ensure that the flavors of your punches are complex, balanced and visually stunning. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.liberateyourpalate.com/passbook/novemberpunch. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at BLOC.clt. 2400 Park Rd., Suite “A”.

Calling all creatives – Do you have an unfinished project in the making and experiencing a creative roadblock of some sort? Bring your selves and your artistic energy down to Social Status for a special session entitled, Edit & Chill. Whether it’s a half-written song, poem in progress, unedited photos or a website in the making, you’re invited to this open space for creatives of all types to do what they do best—create. Here’s a great opportunity to network, exchange tips/tricks within your artistic realm and receive feedback on your current work. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-chill-tickets-81608143153. 6:30 p.m. 1519 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

It’s all nouns, verbs, adjectives and other verbal flyness as DRC ApeParel and MacFly Fresh Printing Co. proudly presents 6 Feet High & Rising! Prepare your senses and gear your ears to the floor as three of NC’s finest truth tellers – Carlos Robson, Bluz and Dasan Ahunu, give you the truth in poetic time covering a broad range of topics from freestyle form, written works and more colloquialisms guaranteed to make your brain jerk. Admission is $7 per person and the event is BYOB. 8 p.m. 301 Camp Rd. inside Camp North End.

The powers of Raw Substance and Funk-Shun have combined to take you on a spaced-out voyage into the vastness of the galaxy with the November episode of their eclectic jam session, G-R-A-V-I-T-A-T-E! Join sound pilots and frequency selectors Steve Howerton, Charles Gatling, Shaanti and guest percussionist Claudio Rafael as they blow you into orbit with an eclectic mix of Soulful House, Deep House, Afro-House, Downtempo and much more funky stuff! Also, please be sure to bring nonperishable food items which will be distributed to local families in need. Admission is FREE and the vibes start flowing at 8 p.m. at Salud Cerveceria. 3306 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

One of Charlotte´s most talented sons has got some new heat for the streets and tonight, head down to The Evening Muse for Jason Jet´s EP ¨Roll” Listening Party! The maestro has been hard at work cooking up all sorts of sonic funk for your eats to absorb and here´s your chance to witness the creativity hard at work. TIckets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-jet-roll-ep-listening-party-tickets-80728223289. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at Pinehouse Central. 2306 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

——–SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23——–

The weather is crisp and so are all the fruits and veggies at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market! This National Farm City Week marks the week before Thanksgiving. It is the perfect time of year to acknowledge where your food comes from. North Carolina farmers work tirelessly to produce an abundance of food. Please take time to thank a farmer for all they do providing food by purchasing fresh and organic for our communities and your home. There will be sampling and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. The marketplace will open at 8 a.m. 1801 Yorkmont Rd.

Moxie Society invites you to get your Saturday started on the hip tip with a dope trip down memory lane at another episode of the I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party! Slide out to Recess CLT with your crew and enjoy a bevy of fine beverages including $5 mimosas, numerous drink special, a delectable Southern-inspired brunch menu and be sure to get your boogie on with my man DJ C.K. spinning the hottest 90s classic Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul, Reggae and much more! Admission is FREE to attend and the party starts at 11 a.m. Recess CLT is located at 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Neighborhood.

The holidays are in full effect and this afternoon, join SociaLight, Inc. and Franchise Barbershop for the Blessing Charlotte Community Event! Get engaged and give from the heart as they will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items that will be distributed to less fortunate families. Families will be able to take home only one bag of items. This event is first come, first serve. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The event will begin at 1 p.m. 7416 E. Independence Blvd.

The Konnected Foundation invites everyone out to Oasis Shriners Hall this evening for the 13th Annual Queen City Awards! Charlotte, this is your chance to take a gander and congratulate all of the tremendous talents within the region. Bring your entire family to see entertainers, activists, creatives and other local dignitaries recognized for their hard work. Tonight’s honorees include Hip Hop legend Special Ed, Carolina Panthers legend DeAngelo Williams, Hip Hop artist Lil’ Richye and six Charlotte-area educators. You will also be blown away by some performances from artists of all styles and genres! This event will be televised, so come dressed to impress! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.queencityawards.com/tickets. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 604 Doug Mayes Pl.

All my true school Hip Hop heads slide out to Crown Station for a night of turntablist funk as Masterz @ Play proudly presents Da’ Odd Couple feat. Rob Swift & Minista Sinista! It’s all things Hip Hop as two of our culture’s most gifted wizards on the wheels of steel, Rob Swift and Minista Sinista of the legendary X-Ecutioners rock the spot with all sorts of musical tricks up the sleeve! If you want to see some true, hardcore, bad-to-the-bone DJ-ing, then this is the joint for you! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masterz-play-presents-live-performance-by-dj-rob-swift-and-mista-sinista-tickets-77514677487. The needle hits the groove at 7 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

Gather your comrades, colleagues and older cousins and head down to The Morehead Tavern for the Nurse Monthly Mingle Adult Game Night – 00s Edition! Reminisce on the hottest joints of early 2000s Hip Hop and R&B as hosts Timothy and Diamond Nurse challenge you to bring your skills to the floor and compete in Uno, Twister, Beer Pong, Taboo, Jenga, Corn Hole, Musical Chairs and of course—Spades! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-adult-game-00s-night-tickets-78896025135. The games begin at 8 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.

Jazz N’ Soul Music invites you out for a special evening of smooth jazz as they proudly present the legendary stylings of Pieces of a Dream LIVE! Dubbed the “Steely Dan of smooth jazz” by All About Jazz and praised by JazzTimes Magazine for their “consistently winning contemporary jazz,” Pieces of A Dream has been churning out chart-topping hits for four consecutive decades. Armed with soul-stirring melodies and infectious grooves, you’ll be sure to not be still in your seat. They will be joined by the ever-fine songstress Rhonda Thomas who is prepared to share her daring and enlightening “song-sational” talents for your evening pleasure! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/pieces-of-a-dream-live-in-concert. Doors open at 7:30 and the show will begin promptly at 8 p.m. at The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. in Uptown.

Powered By GME is ready to rock the house this Saturday night as they proudly present Hip-Hop & RnB vs. Reggae Night! Step in the arena and get ready for a whole night of sonic heat as two of Charlotte’s hottest square off in this epic culture clash — DJ Tab D’Biassi reppin’ for Hip Hop and R&B sounds and DJ Undertaker “whining” things up with some Reggae joints! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hip-hop-rnb-vs-reggae-tickets-76510325443. The jump off is at 9 p.m. at Press Box Bar & Grill. 9609 N. Tryon St. in the University Area.

Charlotte, get ready for some more awards and Black excellence at the 2019 Black Alumni Ball! This annual black tie event aims to unite the best and brightest individuals striving for excellence in all avenues of life for one common goal, to uplift and cultivate the next generation of professionals and creatives of color. There will be live performances from The Harvey Cummings Project, NiqueSuave and Izzy the DJ. Tickets can be purchased here: https://eventnoire.com/2019babclt/. The event will begin at 9 p.m. at CenterStage NoDa. 2315 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

It’s that time of the month again—it’s time to get down on the good foot at Petra’s with the November edition of Su Casa! You know the vibes and flavor—Afrobeat, Soca, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, R&B, Dancehall and more provided by resident spin doctors Soul Brother DJ Justice and DJ Steel Wheel! Also, be sure to get your face painted with some colorful tribal vibrations and be sure to cop some fly jewelry and threads from Cosmosis Stones. Admission is $10 and the party starts at 10 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

——–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24——–

Ladies, in these trying times, the values of sisterhood seems to be fading away. This morning, Ashakti Wellness & Yoga invites you and your girls out to a special retreat entitled “Sister I Got You!: A Day of Healing, Gratitude & Empowerment.” This day will be filled with unwavering support for women and single mothers. Activities include: yoga, empowerment sessions, life discussions, business and financial awareness and spiritual visioning. Brunch will be provided and select vendors will be giving away prizes. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ashaktiwellness.com/events-1/sister-i-got-youday-retreat-at-the-lake. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Jetton Park Waterfront Hall near Lake Norman. 19000 Jetton Rd.

 

 

Get a creative start on your holiday shopping and come out to Petra’s for the Hot Stuff Holiday Pop-Up Market! Bring the family out to shop local from over 20 creative vendors and some hot, fresh and tasty retail nourishment from food vendors! The market opens at 11:30 a.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

 

 

The Culture Cooperative is ready to add a dose of Southern flavor in your weekend as they invite you out to the Southern Fried Kickback Day Party: November Edition ’19! Enjoy this funky blend on your Sunday as The Dynamic DJ Kato spins a sonic cocktail of classic Southern Hip Hop and R&B mixed with Afro-Fusion frequencies and much more! There will also be drink and “Southern Fried” food specials running all day. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-fried-kickback-day-party-november-edition-recess-tickets-82209832823. The party will begin at 4 p.m. at Recess CLT. 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Neighborhood.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites you to a soothing Sunday session as the Bechtler Ensemble proudly presents a special performance of “Death and the Maiden.” This concert celebrates one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire as the ensemble performs The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, also known as Death and the Maiden, composed by Franz Schubert. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

 

COMING SOON…

11/29 – Brand Nubian LIVE

11/30 – Radio Rehab Carolinas presents JUSTICE 4 ALL

11/30 – Black Saturday Small Business Saturday

11/30 — Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers w/ Nige Hood & The Folk LIVE

12/1 — Women Who Jam

12/6 – An Evening With Kim & Kayla Waters

12/7 — 3rd Annual Amplify & Activate Summit: Honoring Ancestry

12/7 – Off The Wall: Wu Tang Forever V.7 feat. The JETA Team

12/13 — Sir Abstraxxx presents ¨If Only I Could Kiss You¨

12/14 — Covers: A Celebration of Album Covers

12/15 – Bueller’s Christmas Boogie 2019

12/20–12/21 — OnQ Productions presents ¨A Soulful Noel¨

12/21 — View The RIght Thing FIlm + DIscussion Series: Boyz N The Hood

 

Everyone please be safe out here, be sure to look out for each other and be of love & light to all you encounter. Peace.

 

Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Listen. Give.

 

#WeekendWarrior   #TheBlackFerrisBueller   #EarsToDaSkreets   #CommunityFirst

 

 

 

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