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The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, February 2 – Tuesday, February 7

By Shawn D. Allison, II

Greetings everyone! It’s Groundhog Day—well, we all know that there’s six more weeks of winter left anyway but if you’re in denial, I suggest you go seek some therapy. Anyways, there’s a lot to do this weekend in addition to being Super Bowl weekend. So everyone get out there, enjoy yourselves and all that good stuff! Also, check out my “Hot List” to see where my shadow will be cast this weekend. Peace.


  • THURSDAY—Educate to Engage book discussion of “The New Jim Crow” at The Third Place
  • FRIDAY—Jazz at The Bechtler, “Jazz For Lovers” feat. Toni Tupponce
  • FRIDAY—Documentary screening of “Principal, Punishment & Redemption” at The Gantt Center
  • FRIDAY—DIASOPORA – The February Edition at Apostrophe Lounge
  • SATURDAY—“An Undignified Praise” dance workshop and recital at Myers Park Baptist Church
  • SATURDAY—Family First Workshop Series at The Gantt Center
  • SATURDAY—“The Big Heist” at Heist Brewery
  • SATURDAY—“Off The Wall” at Petra’s
  • SUNDAY—Pre-Game Day Party at BluNotes
  • MONDAY—Seoul Food Restaurant Night hosted by UNCC Pi Alpha Phi
  • MONDAY—Respect Da’ Mic’s, “Team Building Slam-sation” at Apostrophe Lounge
  • TUESDAY—B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) at Petra’s



——-THURSDAY 2/2——-

Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects is pleased to present “Strike a Match to Hear My Sound”, Cristina Toro’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. This new body of work addresses natural and supernatural phenomena related to fire and light. The inspiration for these works began in Toro’s kitchen, where she experienced the phenomenon of luminous plasma causing ionization of air particles and creating a glowing light, or St. Elmo’s Fire. This work is not only influenced by Toro’s own research into rituals surrounding warmth, light and nourishment, but also by the history of related images. Admission is FREE to attend. The showcase begins at 3 p.m. LaCa Projects is located at 2525 Distribution St. in Historic South End.

Get ready to lose yourself in laughter at BluNotes this evening as they present to you, “Laff It Up Thursdays!” This first Thursday of every month comedy jam is full of nonstop humor with a list of comedians and comediennes ready to clear your heart’s cholesterol with laughter. The event will be hosted by none other than homegrown and legendary funnyman Tone-X. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 each. The event will begin at 5 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd.

Couples and singles! Come and get your groove on at Albemarle Road Recreation Center this evening as Dapper Street Productions presents, “Love Notes.” Dance the night away to the tunes of R&B, Soul and Funk joints from today and yesteryear, from a live band, enjoy light refreshments and meet someone new—for the single folks, of course! Admission is FREE to attend and have your dancing shoes ready to slide and glide. Music starts at 6 p.m. The address is 5027 Idlewild Rd. N.

Join YWCA Central Carolinas for a screening of the new multi-award-winning Ava DuVernay documentary, “13th.” Afterwards, professional facilitator on diversity and inclusion, Deborah Walker, will lead a discussion. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public, but you must register here: https://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/rg/register.asp?c=7nJIJSPpEdKUE&b=9505777&en=clJNJ3MLKbJWLdOOKaITL9MYJvK0I9NVLpI7IhMTLkJYKbM0KzE. The film starts at 6 p.m. YWCA Central Carolinas is located at 3420 Park Rd. in the Dilworth Neighborhood.

Join local grassroots initiative Educate to Engage this evening at The Third Place: Coffee, Community & Common Ground this evening for a discussion of the newly-released book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. For tonight’s session, you will discuss Chapter 6. Admission is FREE to attend and the discussion begins at 6 p.m. The Third Place is a nonprofit, donation-based coffeehouse serving pour-over coffee, iced coffee, hot and iced tea, and pastries. The address is 1609 E. 5th St. in Uptown.     #NoMoreBystanding

Hey adults, want to indulge in some experimental after work fun? Take a short drive over to Gastonia and head to the Schiele Museum of Natural History for another rousing edition of Schiele After Hours! Tonight’s exhibition, “Those Aren’t Aliens”, explores the similarities between sci-fi depictions of aliens and fossil evidence of actual ancient Earth-dwelling species. One of the museum curators, explains the purposes of the oddities of an ancient arthropod, trilobites, will host a guided tour of the museum’s special exhibit, “Trilobite Treasures”, scientist talks, film screenings, trivia and games, free beer and more! Admission is $5 for museum members and $7 for nonmembers. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The Schiele Museum is located at 1500 E. Garisson Blvd. in Gastonia.

The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte are seeking additional Charlotte area high school students (male and female) for participation in their Pathways to Success program. They are geared and striving for reinforcing workforce readiness and entrepreneurial excellence. This is an 18-week course running from Sunday (2/5) all the way through May. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to register here: https://100blackmenofcharlotte.org/pathways-application/. Today is the orientation and it will begin at 7 p.m. The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte is located at 740 W. 5th St., Suite #206 in Uptown.

Theatre Charlotte aims to pull your heartstrings in a dark comedy full of suspenseful humor as they present the stage play, “Crimes of the Heart.” In Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern Gothic screwball comedy, three eccentric sisters in rural Mississippi are having which one sister describes as a “bad day.”Past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with her own “crimes of the heart” in this tale of conflict, conviction and camaraderie.   Tickets can be purchased here: http://theatrecharlotte.org/1617crimesoftheheart.shtml. Tonight’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte is located at 501 Queens Rd. in the Myers Park Neighborhood.

——-FRIDAY 2/3——-

Love is in the air at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this evening as they present to you a special edition of Jazz at the Bechtler! Grab your sweetie, other half, boo thang and head down to the museum for an intimate concert entitled, “Jazz For Lovers.” Relax as the sounds of in-house sound The Ziad Jazz Quartet with guest vocalist Toni Tupponce evokes the moods of love for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Also, there will be special performance from young talent Bria Alexander. Two shows this evening: 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=67e954a6-c6e8-49b8-b2c3-9b8cfd7d8aae. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

The good people of FUNKSHUN invite you out to their South End Gallery Crawl this evening! Feel the love of eclectic soul and spoken artist Sir Abstraxxx with the grace of the 70s as he lays downs melodic harmonies with a live band. Also, DJ SPK will provide musical therapy in the forms of Electro, Funk, House, and Soul blended for good vibrations. Art vendors will be on hand and the event will be hosted by singer/songwriter Olivia Chisholm. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southend-gallery-crawl-sir-abstraxxx-in-concert-tickets-30902005731. The energy flows starting at 6 p.m. at Lady M Cake Boutique. 1320 S. Church St. near Uptown.   #FUNKSHUN

Queens University invites everyone out to their main campus to behold and experience the cool musical stylings of Brooklyn Conservatory of Music pianist, Karl Larson. Tonight’s performance entitled, “Grand Tour: Music Inspired by Venice, the Sea and Travel,” includes works from Venetian Renaissance master Claudio Merulo, Liszt’s romantic evocation of Venetian boat songs, Ravel’s coloristic expression of a ship at sea, and Salvatorre Sciarrino’s 20th century representation of a fragile maritime city. Admission is FREE to attend and all ages are admitted. The program starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Queens University’s Dana Auditorium. 1900 Selwyn Ave. in the Myers Park Neighborhood.

This evening at The Gantt Center, come view an exclusive preview of the new documentary entitled, “Principal, Punishment & Redemption.” It’s the story of the Friendship Nine and how their courage landed them in prison and carried a different punishment.   This new feature produced by WBTV reporter and anchor, Steve Crump and Kimberly Johnson, author of “No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9”, will join a panel discussion following the screening. Admission is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome but please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/principal-punishment-and-redemption/. The event will begin at 7 p.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

The Rumbao Latin Dance Company hosts another fun and festive edition of “Mint to Move: Cultural Dance Night” at the Mint Museum this evening. No matter your level of rhythm, come make your mark on the floor as you move to steps ranging from Bachata, Salsa, Cha-Cha and other Latin-inspired dance moves. Or if you choose not to bust a move, then stick around and listen to some great Latin music! Tickets for museum members are $8.50 and nonmembers are $12 and can be purchased at the door. The event begins at 8 p.m. 500 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

One of Charlotte’s baddest bassists returns to the BluNotes center stage for another rousing performance at The Friday Release—John Dillard & Co.! Come and enjoy the deep sounds of this masterful groove master and his ensemble and enjoy all the food and drink specials available. It’s something your soul and stomach doesn’t want to miss! Admission is $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the Northlake Area.

Bojangles Coliseum gets all kinds of crunk this Saturday night as the Legends of Southern Hip Hop 2017 Tour comes to the QC! Relive all the trunk-rattling, tearing the club up, pimped out classics as Mystikal, Scarface, Trick Daddy, 8Ball & MJG, Pastor Troy, Bun B and Juvenile all take the stage bringing that below the Mason-Dixon Line funk! Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bojangles Coliseum is located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

The Sol Kitchen is back to provide some electric relaxation this evening at ‘Stache House with another 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

Join Jazz N’ Soul Music for their First Friday Session as they host the local vocal brick house, D’Yenna Dukes & Soul Exposed. Do you want The Funk? She has it! Do you want to feel the Boom and the Bip? She’ll give it to you! With years of entertainment experience including sharing stages with several legendary acts, D’Yenna Dukes is an excellent and talented fixture in soul music! This Soul Siren does it all! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-n-soul-music-first-friday-dyenna-dukes-soulexposed-tickets-31400506761. Showtime is at 9 p.m. at The Morehead Tavern. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul

Africana Connections returns once again for one of Charlotte’s most colorful culture jams as they present the February edition of “Diasopora!” Join sound engineer The Dynamic DJ Kato and special guest J. Holder as they host a night full of nonstop dancing, positive energy and a fire soundtrack set to the tunes of Afrobeat, Soca, Caribbean, Reggae, Salsa, House and more! Also, while you dance, allow your brain to do a jig as Sir Abstraxxx rocks the stage with spoken word. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diasopora-february-edition-southend-gallery-crawl-tickets-31441362963. The party starts at 10 p.m. at Apostrophe Lounge. 1440 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.


——-SATURDAY 2/4——-

Everyone rise up, come out to Triple C Brewing Co. and join QCServe as they host #HashtagLunchbagCLT.  You’ll have an opportunity to give back to our less fortunate Brothers and Sisters by providing prepared meals and feel the joy being lifted in your hearts. Everyone please come out and make a difference –there will be lots of volunteers lending a hand and sharing the love. Please call Julie or Jill at (704)-301-3482 to RSVP. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Triple C Brewing Co. is located at 2900 Griffith St. in Historic South End.

All of you film enthusiasts and students, head down to Google Fiber Space this morning for a special workshop entitled, “The ABC’s of Filmmaking.” Join writer, director and producer Mark Harris in this intricate seminar filled with info about the ins and outs of the film industry. There will be two classes: the morning class focuses on the roles of writers and producers and the afternoon class focuses on the roles of directors. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abcs-of-filmmaking-with-writerdirector-mark-harris-feb-4th-tickets-30906349724. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. Google Fiber Space is located at 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

Get lifted this weekend as Revolution EGO proudly presents “A Weekend of Bliss” with creative yoga expert, Shankari Bowmaster. Come and experience a variety of yoga styles and workshops as you indulge in self-centering techniques, relaxation, therapy, meditation and fellowship. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-weekend-of-bliss-with-shankari-bowmaster-tickets-29206388093. All sessions and workshops will be held at the Grier Heights Community Center. 3100 Leroy St.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is proud to present our Teen Networking Summit in conjunction with Road to Hire. Parents, bring your youth out along with teens from across the Charlotte region, for a panel discussion on networking, the interview process and building social capital. This summit is focused on building positive social and working relationships. Students will tour the Red Ventures campus, learning about their Road to Hire program and will participate in mock interviews with potential internship providers. All high schoolers are invited to attend and admission is FREE! Student drop off will be at the Johnston YMCA at 9:30 a.m. and they will travel by bus to Red Ventures at 10 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to: yachievers@ymcacharlotte.org. The Johnston YMCA is located at 3025 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

This morning, use your entire body to praise His great and merciful name as Dancers For Christ Charlotte Dance Ministry hosts the “An Undignified Praise” dance workshop! If you want to learn how to praise The Most High in colorful rhythm, this is the workshop for you! Under the guidance of the beautiful Fanesha Hawkins and Kimberly McDuffie, you will get to have a 101 in the basics and understanding of praise dance, health and wellness tips and more. All dance levels are welcome to join. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-undignified-praise-dance-workshop-registration-29824050538. Also, there will be a FREE concert open to the community later in the evening—don’t miss this spiritual spectacle! The workshop will take place at 10:30 a.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m. All activities will be held at Shalom Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church. 1900 Queens Rd.

Gather the tribe together and head down to The Gantt Center for another installment of the Family First Workshop Series! For today’s session, you will indulge into “The Inventor’s Workshop” with noted ‘scholartist’, Dulce Tavares. This session leads an investigation into the history of invention and to the discovery that American innovation is filled with the contributions of Black inventors. From past to present, come learn about the extraordinary creations from people who look just like you! Admission to the class is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/the-inventors-workshop-with-dulce-tavares/. Class starts at 11 a.m. and all ages are welcome. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

The School of Jai invites you out to Studio 1212 this afternoon to kick off 2017 with good energy, positive vibes, community uplifting and art as they present, “NOW is the Time!” This creative and community fundraiser for the Jai Movement and WISE Community Doulas is filled with all sorts of organic deeds from yoga instructions, an open mic, a dance party, sound healing, harp medicine and a delicious Asian cuisine! Suggested donations is $10-20 and food plates are $5 each. Even if you are unable to pay, you are still welcome to join. The event begins at 2 p.m. Studio 1212 is located at 1212 E. 10th St. near Uptown.   #JaiMovement #LOVEInAction

Ladies, get those picture-perfect poses ready because Juicy Body Goddess is looking for ten (10) new models to be a sparkling edition of the new modeling agency. Headed and hosted by the lovely Summer Lucille of Material Girl Life, she is looking for some voluptuous vixens with flair and flavor to flaunt some new full-figured fashions. Please be sure to send an e-mail to: mghlife@gmail.com for model requirements. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held at Venue 1801. 1801 N. Tryon St.

Come relax at Treehouse Vineyards this evening and enjoy Wine & Jazz Night with The Jazz Guys! Enjoy fresh wine with your friends as The Jazz Guys band performs some of good ‘ol, easy-listening, jazz music for your audible pleasures! The cover is $4 per person ages 5 and up. Gourmet snacks will be available for purchase from their Tasting Room and any picnics or outside food is welcome inside the grounds except outside alcohol. The music starts at 7 p.m. Treehouse Vineyards is located at 301 Bay St. in Monroe.

Calling all fellow Greeks of the Divine 9–The Concord Zetas invite you to come enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship at Thoroughbred Dance Studio for an evening of fun and fellowship with “Art & Appetizers: Divine Nine Style.” You will get to paint a Divine 9-inspired piece and each person’s piece will have their organization in the center enlarged. A portion of the proceeds will go towards The Concord Zetas’ Elder Care Initiative. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-appetizers-divine-nine-style-tickets-30992955765. The painting starts at 7 p.m. The studio is located at 78 Buffalo Avenue Northwest in Concord.

This evening, come out to The McColl Center for Art + Innovation for a very special night of multisensory dopeness! Get ready for another edition of the New Frequencies Art Showcase and spend an evening with visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley. Mr. Holley’s art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. His music and lyrics are improvised on the spot, and morph and evolve with every performance. The layers of sound in Holley’s music, likewise, are the result of decades of evolving experimentation. Tickets can be purchased here: https://53393.blackbaudhosting.com/53393/New-Frequencies-at-McColl-Center–Music-Lonnie-Holley. The spectacle begins at 8 p.m. 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

You want more soul? I got you some! This evening at BluNotes, come and get a full body experience at the all-new “Rare Soul Series!” Headlining tonight is the multitalented The Tre King Band! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Show time is at 8 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the Northlake Area.

Need to free yourself for a while? Head out to The Morehead Tavern this evening for the February edition of RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party! Join the Deep House Providers (DJ Marcus, Gary “Jackmaster” Wallace, Badala B and DJ Tony Cutlass) along with special performance from acclaimed House vocalist, Byron Stingily. You all know the flavor—nothing but the best of House, Downtempo, Soul and Funk grooves all night long! Tickets can be purchased at the door or here: https://squareup.com/store/ReleaseCLT/item/release-classic-soulful-house-party-ft-byron-stingily. The party starts at 8 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.   #HouseMusicLives   #DeepHouseProviders

It’s time once again for The Big Heist: The Ol’ Skool Retreat” at Heist Brewery this evening! Come chill and nod your head as my brothers DJ Chance and DJ L.O. fills the speakers with the best of Hip Hop, R&B Neo-Soul and more delicious musical ingredients! Admission is FREE to attend and the music starts at 9 p.m. Heist Brewery is located at 2909 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

For some cool down vibes, head out to Kanvas Gallery & Lounge and mellow out with DJ Foundacetion this evening for another fly edition of “Vinyl Me, Please? Come and cool relax with a drink and your friends as he rocks a whole set of Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul, House and Downtempo grooves totally on wax! Admission is FREE to attend and the cool-down starts at 9 p.m. Kanvas is located at 525 E. 6th St., Suite #117 in Uptown.

This evening, join the Culture Cooperative and Dani Outen of OutenLove Events at Press Box Bar & Grill as they host the WGOIC Mixer! WGOIC (What’s Going On In Charlotte) is a social platform that has emerged into one of the largest and most successful young professional networking groups in a public setting! Enjoy an info exchange, a performance from Jason Jet & Friends and end the night on the dance floor with The Dynamic DJ Kato rockin’ out with Hip Hop, R&B and Reggae cuts. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wgoic-mixer-re-birth-tickets-30733292104. The event begins at 9 p.m. Press Box Bar & Grill is located at 9609 N. Tryon St. in the University Area.

 For your Saturday night cap, join the mighty JETA Team as they host another fly episode of “Off The Wall!” Get down on the good foot with DJ Aking Allah, DJ Justice, The Mighty DJ DR and the beautiful DJ Lunchbeats as they rock out with the best of Golden Era Hip Hop, Rare Joints, R&B, House, Soul, Reggae and a special tribute for the late, great J Dilla! Admission is $5 before 11 p.m. The music starts at 9 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.   #TheJETATeam


——-SUNDAY 2/5——-

Attention all gamers, come out to one of my new favorite hangout joints, Abari Game Bar as they host their tenth Pinball Tournament. Test your skills and try not to tilt on a variety of pinball machines against other wizards while everyone cheers you on! Registration begins at 12 noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. Abari Game Bar is located at 1721 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

Ladies, I’ve found a special, hidden treat for you all this afternoon! Come and enjoy a nice Sunday social at another installment of the “While We Wait Private Brunch Series.” “While We Wait” is a private gathering of women focused on creating a dating and relationship plan before a relationship starts. If you are a single woman and serious about being in a committed relationship, but just waiting on the right person to appear, the time to prepare is now. You will be able to be real, honest and vulnerable together. The brunch will be prepared by Chef Lisa Brooks of Heart & Soul Personal Chef. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/while-we-wait-private-brunch-series-tickets-27797268378. This will be held at a private location and details will be revealed once your payment is made.

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and what’s some gritty gridiron action without an awesome pre-game getdown? Nothing! This afternoon, grab your crew, homies and fellow football fans and head over to BluNotes as they and Charlotte Nightlift Entertainment proudly present the “Pre-Game Day Party!” Before you hit your own touchdown dance, come bust a move as Charlotte’s premiere Go-Go band, Uptown Swagga gets things rockin’ with a high-energy performance! Also, please be sure to ask about meal and drink specials. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-sunday-pre-game-day-party-w-uptown-swagga-performing-live-at-blunotes-tickets-31440940700. The party starts at 1 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the Northlake Area.

Football fans, head out to Press Box Bar & Grill for The Super Bowl Super Party! Cheer your favorite squad on as DJ Stacey Blackman, Premiere Sounds and Doo of Tek 9 Movements keeps tunes rockin’ all day long! In addition to great drink and food specials, there will also be raffle prizes, fun prizes, giveaways and more! To reserve tables, please call: (704)-717-2727 or (980)-298-8695. The party starts at 3 p.m. Press Box Bar & Grill is located at 9609 N. Tryon St. in the University Area.

——-MONDAY 2/6——-

Get those lunch and dinner appetites ready because it’s time for Seoul Food Restaurant Night. Presented by UNCC Pi Alpha Phi, this social smorgasbord invites you to come and try a variety of native Korean dishes mixed with Southern American flavor. A portion of the proceeds will go to their organization and the Jade Ribbon Campaign which helps fund research various for various ailments that are common among the Asian population. Lunch hours are from 12 noon – 3 p.m. and dinner hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Seoul Food Meat Co. Restaurant is located at 1400 S. Church St. in Historic South End.

Want to wind down with some witty wordplay? Join host Jst Jah of Respect Da’ Mic at Apostrophe Lounge for the Team Building Slam-Sation this evening. Some new slots have opened for the slam squad and if you feel you have the skills to give a crowd’s ears and minds some thrills, then this is the place for you! Admission is FREE to attend, however donations are always accepted. The words fly starting at 8 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge is located at 1440 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.   #RespectDaMic #SayWord


——-TUESDAY 2/7——-

Visuals and music makes some necessary noise this evening as The Dew Group, Dupp & Swat, Shades of Personality and Hip Hop Caucus have come together to present “#SpeakOnActOn.” This will be a special presentation of artists throughout the community as they share art for the movement. 2017 will provide new challenges and the art will provide new energy for empowerment. Whether the fight is for Civil Rights, environmental rights, criminal justice reform or other human matters the goal is to inspire change resulting from action. Admission is FREE to attend and the event begins at 6 p.m. The address of the event is 2521 The Plaza Rd. in the Plaza-Midwood District.



Hey! All you vinyl enthusiasts, music lovers, collectors and cool people, join DJ Justin Aswell as he hosts another fly session of “B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl)!” Whether you got wax or not, come out and hear a diverse array of tunes, grooves, jams and more! Also, Digger’s Delight will be in the joint with a few crates of albums for purchase. Admission is FREE and the event will start at 8 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.




February 20 – 25 – CIAA Tournament

February 18 – “A Night In Rio”

March 3 – “HeARTbeat: Honoring Nonprofits Through the Arts”


“I am a firm believer in if you can’t get it the old fashioned way, then you don’t need it.” -Bo Jackson


God Bless You all and have a great weekend!


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


#TheBlackFerrisBueller   #WeekendWarrior



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