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The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 21

By: Shawn D. Allison, II

Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City.

Greetings everyone! This is some topsy-turvy weather we are having, but everything is still pretty cool, dig? However, I found a lot of goodies that will warm up your soul just like a bowl of fresh soup that mama used to make! There’s a few stage plays, science digs, lectures, socials and of course you know there’s no weekend possible without a little dancing, right? Also, yours truly will be co-hosting the NC Shero Award Ceremony & Roundtable on Saturday afternoon! If you want to track my other trails this weekend, just peep my “Hot List” and let your minds be free!

 

  • THURSDAY—Gantt After Dark – “CROWN’D: A Celebration of Black Girl Magic” at The Gantt Center
  • THURSDAY—CLT Sound Music Showcase at The Evening Muse
  • FRIDAY—Food Truck Friday in Plaza-Midwood
  • FRIDAY—“A Raisin In the Sun” at Theatre Charlotte
  • FRIDAY—JAI’s “The Jazz Room” at The Stage Door Theater
  • SATURDAY—“I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party” at Sports One Bar & Lounge
  • SATURDAY—NC Shero Award Ceremony & Roundtable at the Beatties Ford Library
  • SATURDAY—Black Love Events’ “Official Launch Party” at Bubble
  • SATURDAY—Denim & Diamonds Launch Party at Private Affairs of Charlotte
  • SUNDAY—Single Saved & Serious Movement’s “Sunday Gospel Buffet” at Conversation Peace
  • MONDAY—Regaining Our Power African History Course at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church
  • TUESDAY—On Q Productions’ “Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)” at The Duke Energy Theater

 

 

——-THURSDAY 3/16——-

Come and experience some radiant and regal feminine energy at The Gantt Center this evening as they proudly present the March edition of Gantt After Dark! In honor of Women’s History Month and the spirit of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz the theme of this month’s soiree is “CROWN’D: A Celebration of Black Girl Magic.” CROWN’D will revel in the beauty, strength, resilience, and legacy of Black womanhood, Black girl magic, and Black regality. All ages are welcome to experience this multisensory display of art, fellowship and nature. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://61686.blackbaudhosting.com/61686/PNC-Presents-Gantt-After-Dark-16Mar2017. The event begins at 6 p.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

In celebration of Levine Museum’s 25th anniversary, they are pleased to present 2017‘s “Taste of the New South: A Gourmet Musical Celebration.” The event will feature an inspired tasting menu and creative cocktails served throughout the museum.  Entertainment includes a variety of music from our region— jazz, gospel, Carolina beach music, funk, and even some modern twists. Tickets can be purchased here: https://38686.blackbaudhosting.com/38686/Taste-of-the-New-South–A-Gourmet-Musical-Celebration. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The museum is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will screen “The Edge of the Possible” during the museum’s Modernism + Film series. This film discusses the rises and struggles of architect, Jørn Utzon, and the dramatic course of the construction of the Sydney Opera House. Considered to be the greatest building that Australia has ever seen as well as one of the finest achievements from modern architecture, the Sydney Opera House, is re-born again in this beautifully captured documentary that includes a rare never before seen interview with the Danish architect and four of his close-knit colleagues. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=8ffb3bf1-ce87-4625-962d-1c08414c17e2. The screening begins at 6 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Looking for pre-St. Patrick’s Day plans? Gather your friends and colleagues at Three Spirits Brewery for #ThankfulThursday this evening! As the only Black-owned brewery in Charlotte, they are poised to give back. $1 of every pint or flight benefits Loaves and Fishes Charlotte Mecklenburg. They will also be collecting non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in the local community. Admission is FREE to attend and the event will begin at 6 p.m. Three Spirits Brewery is located at 5046 Old Pineville Rd.

The QC has been bursting with all sorts of creative musical juices lately and tonight, be sure to head over to The Evening Music for the CLT Sound Music Showcase! Experience the energy of some acclaimed up and coming artists in our city with a diverse range of styles. Acts include Black Linen, Nige Hood, Camryn Wilson, The Raisin’ Cain Band and more. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-sound-showcase-tickets-31916738825. The show starts at 7 p.m. The Evening Muse is located at 3227 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

If you want to let your hair down and dance the night away, join the movers and shakers of Kiz-salsa as they host their “Afro + Latin Evening Social!” Come and indulge in a high-energy night of exotic dance in the styles of Kizomba, Zouk, Kompa, Bachata, Salsa and Afro-house. Bring your friends and get your groove on! Admission is $5 at the door. The social will be held at Oneaka Dance Company. 4450 The Plaza Rd., Suite A.

Get ready to bust your gut at The Morehead Tavern and get ready for “Laugh Out Loud Thursdays!” Hitting the stage are three of the area’s brightest and funniest—Tre Pone, Yohance’ Collins and the beautiful Nicci Hoo! If you’ve never seen them before, you and your torso are definitely missing a side splitting experience! There will be food and drink specials all night long. Admission is $10 and can be paid at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.

——-FRIDAY 3/17——-

Everyone shift your noses and stomachs into 5th gear and head down to either Plaza-Midwood or South End because it’s time once again for “Food Truck Friday!” Let your olfactory senses steer you to one or many of Charlotte’s colorful culinary chariots ready to fill you up with delicious eats. Admission is FREE. FTF will be behind Sycamore Brewing in South End (2161 Hawkins St.) and The Light Factory in Plaza-Midwood (1817 Central Ave.) The fellowshipping and feasting begins at both locations starting at 5 p.m.

It’ll be easy being green at the Discovery Place tonight because it’s time once again for the wildly popular, “Science on the Rocks!” For this special St. Patrick’s Day edition, bring your friends out and indulge in some Leprechaun Bowling, Musical Shamrocks, live bagpipes, Irish dances, explore the science of beer, test your knowledge in the Origins of Luck trivia game and much more! This event is for persons 21+ with proper I.D. Tickets can be purchased here: https://15106a.blackbaudhosting.com/15106a/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=1b87ef14-b89d-4a5c-803f-79124cc2bcd8&property=dps&_ga=1.263520652.1462616534.1489265802. All of the festivities begin at 5 p.m. The Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.   #SOTR

Gather your friends and come out to The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for another fun edition of “Bechtler By Night!” Hailed as a leisure haven for art enthusiasts in the Charlotte region, this event for this evening will be themed as “Painting with Bob Ross.” Hors d’oeuvres and margarita cocktails will be available. Admission is FREE and it begins at 5 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Do you want to take steps to achieving better health for your mind, body and soul? I’ve got just the thing for you! Come out to Harambee Gardens for an entire weekend of healing as the beautiful Aura Agape of Herb N’ Spice, LLC proudly presents the Weekend of African Healing and Attunements. These three days will be filled with African rituals, cleansing, healing, learning and attunements. Please call (704)-251-9770 or (704)-712-9856 for class pricing and additional info. All sessions will be held at Harambee Gardens and tonight’s session will begin at 6 p.m. 1801 N. Tryon St.

Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s (JAI) monthly series, “The Jazz Room” is bringing back one of its most popular and enchanting shows from the past. They’re wrapping up Season 8 with a special Jazz Room tribute to the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt performed by Andy Page. I’ve seen this show before, and let me tell you I was completely enthralled—please don’t miss this! There will be four performances: Friday (3/17) at 6 and 8:15 p.m. and Saturday (3/18) at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/jazz-room-the-stage-door-theater-7. All shows will be held at the Stage Door Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Located on the corner of E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown.   #JAI

Liberate Your Palate CLT invites you and your friends out to skip the green fiasco outside and invites you to their “St. Patty’s Day Cocktail Class!” Join instructor Emily Elda as she teaches you how to create Irish-inspired cocktails using whiskey and bourbon. There will also be a representative from a local distillery who’ll provide a lesson in Bourbon distilling. Whether you’re a gin drinker or a scotch fan, or you just want to develop an appreciation for dark liquors, this course is for you. You admission includes three full-sized cocktails, individual bar stations with bar tools and Irish inspired lite bites. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.liberateyourpalate.com/passbook/friday-march-17th-shakestirsipsocialize-st-pattys-day-class. The session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at Hygge Coworking. 809 W. Hill St., Suite C near Uptown.   #LiberateYourPalateCLT

One of America’s greatest theatrical pieces returns through the talents of Theatre Charlotte for a special two-week performance run! Everyone get ready to experience Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal piece, “A Raisin in the Sun!” Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face mixed with the sacrifice, trust and love among the family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Tickets can be purchased here: http://theatrecharlotte.org/1617raisininthesun.shtml. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte is located at 501 Queens Rd.   #TheatreCharlotte

The lovely writer, director and producer Peachanda Dubose invites you to experience her new work, “FERGUSON – The Musical.” Inspired by the murder of Mike Brown and civil unrests in Ferguson, Missouri, this is a mostly male cast of veterans actors, singers, spoken word artists and rappers. Actress Trisha Mann Grant portrays a news reporter following the story closely. Meanwhile, most of the other cast members serve as jurors trying to decide the fate of the white officer who killed this young man. Filled with raw emotion, dialogue and drama it is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets can be purchased here: https://ferguson.ticketbud.com/ferguson. The play will begin at 7 p.m. at Olympic High School. 4301 Sandy Porter Rd.

BluNotes invites you out to experience its new Friday smash hit, “The Friday Release…” this evening with none other than one of the baddest hornblowers in the QC—trombonist Buff Dillard! Come and get you a strong dose of his signature “Bonejazz” sound while you enjoy a delicious Southern-cooked meal and cocktails! Showtime is at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the Northlake Area.

Jazz N’ Soul Music puts some emerald green melodies in your ear this Friday evening as they host their St. Pat’s Day Jam with Hough & Co. aka Huff N’ Stuff! You got keys, your rhythm section, your horns, your groove and searing vocals from a collective of multitalented musicians that is sure to help your senses blossom into four leaf clovers! Don’t miss this show and be sure to enjoy the beer and food specials all night long! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-n-soul-music-st-pats-day-jam-with-huff-and-stuff-tickets-32716774754. The show starts at 9 p.m. and will be held at The Morehead Tavern. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.   #JazzNSoul

 

——-SATURDAY 3/18——-

Do you want to add more ambition to your small business and see it flourish? This morning, head down to The Park Expo & Conference Center for the Ultimate Small Business Expo & Workshop Seminar. Listen to high profile industry thought leaders, learn the latest in business trends, marketing strategies, and disruptive technology and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ultimate-small-business-expo-workshops-charlotte-nc-tickets-30461611500. The seminar begins at 8 a.m. The Park Expo & Conference Center is located at 800 Briar Creek Rd.

Parents, C3 Lab is proud to offer an introductory Lego Robotics course for youth ages 11 to 14. Over the course of two days your child will work in a team setting to build and program a small robot to perform various tasks. The course is designed to help young kids develop essential team building skills as well as promote their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) related activities. This is a two-day workshop—Saturday (3/18) 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Sunday (3/19) 12 noon – 2:30 p.m. For admission pricing and further info, please visit: http://www.c3-lab.com/classes-workshops/. Lunch will be provided by Chik-Fil-A. C3 Lab is located at 2525 Distribution St. in Historic South End.

For some scientific fun with Earth’s creatures, bring the kids out to The Discovery Place for with Reptile & Amphibians Day! Tumbling turtles, leaping lizards and slithering snakes! Get up close and personal with some of the museum’s reptile and amphibian friends. Activities also include arts & crafts, story time and live animal encounters. The event is included with museum admission and it begins at 10 a.m. 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Are you having trouble managing your money? I’ve got something special for you! Rise, shine and head over to Hygge Coworking West for the Friendly Budget Workshop! Presented by The Resurrect Love Project, LLC, this is an introduction to budgeting basics for individuals with little to no experience in creating a household budget. They will address the psychology of budgeting as well as the stress and anxiety that many experience when reviewing monthly expenses and spending habits. The ultimate goal is to make budgeting approachable and give participants the tools they need to take control of their finances. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-friendly-budget-workshop-tickets-32378564157. The session will begin at 10 a.m. Hygge Coworking West is located at 2128 Remount Rd.

Get ready for raised vibrations at NoDa @ 28th Creative Arts Studio this morning from Tajmah Allison as she hosts “Reggae Yoga.” You will be guided through mindful breathing, a gentle yoga flow and uplifting meditation set to a smooth Reggae Soundtrack that will leave you feeling energized and renewed in mind, body and spirit. All yoga levels are welcome and please bring your mat. Admission is $10 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-yoga-tickets-32615393520. The session begins at 10 a.m. NoDa @ 28th Creative Arts Studio is located at 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

Calling all Chocolate Millenial aspiring entrepreneurs! Zoom down to Google Fiber Space this morning for the City Startup Labs Open House! At a time when young Black folks want to be part of making a difference, City Startup Labs is embracing all African American millennials, who have a burning desire to start new ventures. If you’re interested in this intro session, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-startup-labs-open-house-tickets-32439196510. The session will begin at 10 a.m. Google Fiber Space is located at 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

The lovely dancing queen known as Timika Massey invites you out to Apostrophe Lounge this morning for her newest social venture and a different kind of movement, the SHEletics Launch & Brunch! Ladies of all ages, backgrounds and energy levels come out to celebrate health and wellness. SHEletics, goal is to encourage females to stay active in order to stay healthy all while donning apparel that will encourage women to perform at their optimal level and not only look but also ultimately feel good. Apparel pieces will range from $7-10 and there will also be a chicken and waffles brunch with mimosa specials. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheletics-launch-brunch-tickets-32559102151. The event begins at 10 a.m. Apostrophe Lounge is located at 1440 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Get down and get busy with Moxie Society late this morning at Sports One as they host another fly edition of “I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party!” Enjoy a delicious Southern-style brunch with all sorts of drink specials including $5 mimosas. Your groove master for this event is none other than Charlotte’s own, DJ Justice rockin’ nothing but the hotness of the 90s and the beautiful Ashley Raeneil painting her soul on the canvas! Admission is FREE to attend. The party starts at 11 a.m. Sports One is located at 521 N. College St. in Uptown.   #MoxieSociety

McColl Center for Art + Innovation alumnus artist Shaun Leonardo’s public-participatory workshop and performance “I Can’t Breathe” takes the form of a self-defense class. You will learn a range of self-defense techniques, from purely pacifist, self-protective maneuvers—including how one may relieve the pressure of a chokehold—to more overt, defensive strategies. Participants are then paired off and, following cues given by Leonardo, each pair enacts the self-defense techniques just learned, alternating in the role of the aggressor. As the artist recites a script inspired by Nina Simone, each pair elects which action to take solely based on how he or she internalizes the words’ meaning. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-cant-breathe-workshop-registration-30904955554. The session will begin at 11 a.m. The McColl Center is located at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Come and celebrate Women’s History Month Charlotte style with the NC Shero Award Ceremony and Roundtable! Hosted by QC SuperMom and co-hosted by yours truly, come out for an afternoon of fun and purpose as we honor five of the region’s most trailblazing women. These women make commitments and impacts in their communities every single day and assist others in countless manners. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. The event is presented by Moms Rising and QC Stay At Home Moms. There will be a reception with sweet treats provided by Cassie’s Sweetz. Admission is FREE event begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Beatties Ford Library Branch. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.   #QCSuperMom #MomsRising #QCStayAtHomeMoms

Brothers and sisters of all nations, come out to C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church for the Global Peace International Festival! This afternoon delight of multicultural goodness will feature an international marketplace, festival, tasting party, music, griots, spoken word, visual art and affirmations promoting world peace. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome. The event begins at 2 p.m. The church is located at 1421 Statesville Ave.

This afternoon at the Gantt Center, come out for a riveting roundtable discussion entitled “The Immortal Lives of Black Women.” Hosted and spearheaded by acclaimed playwright, writer and filmmamker Stacey Rose, this discussion will focus on what progress has been made to reclaim the physical body and identity of black women. While centered around the current Gantt exhibition Alison Saar: The Nature of Us, this conversation will explore the objectification of blackness; colonial exploitation; invisibility and the objectification and ownership of the Black female body. The panel features a diverse array of Black women who will lend historic, artistic, medical and spiritual ​perspective to the topic at hand. The discussion is FREE with museum admission but please be sure to RSVP here: https://61686.blackbaudhosting.com/61686/The-Immortal-Lives-of-Black-Women. Discussion starts at 2 p.m. 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Singles! Head over to The Park Church this evening for the Singles’ Ministry Game Night! Come and enjoy a night of trivia, games and riveting discussion! Put your thinking caps on and bring your open minds as you will explore “common” knowledge, hot topics and engage with some cool and dynamic people! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singles-ministry-game-night-registration-32725148801. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. The Park Church is located at 800 Briar Creek Rd.

Love is in the air and if you want to experience it, head down to Bubble at The Epicentre and join Black Love Events as they host their Official Launch Party! Charlotte’s newest organization BLE believes in the promotion of year-round unification and empowerment between one another. Come witness this new and fresh initiative aimed to encourage and strengthen the Black community through meaningful interactions. BLE’s community service, events, and retreats proudly promote and aid in the solid foundation and development of relationships. Get ready to mix, mingle, connect, and network! Tickets can be purchased here: http://blackloveevents.com/thelaunchparty/. The event begins at 6 p.m. Bubble Charlotte is located at 210 E. Trade St. in Uptown.

Reign S.T.O.R.M. Community Outreach invites you out to their Denim & Diamonds Launch Party! Reign S.T.O.R.M Community Outreach Non-Profit Organization is an innovative organization which is built on encouragement, motivation and community outreach. This organization will be community based and operated helping the less fortunate in their time of need. S.T.O.R.M stands for Sisters who are Tenacious, Optimistic, Resilient, and Motivational. Tonight’s inaugural soiree will feature live music, food, guest speakers and networking. Charlotte staple, NuffCed the Ultimate Host will serve as the emcee for the evening. Tickets can be purchased here: http://reignstormoutreach.wixsite.com/reignstormoutreach/product-page/denim-and-diamond-event-ticket. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and will be held at Private Affairs of Charlotte. 520 Clanton Rd., Suite G.

 

——-SUNDAY 3/19——-

Get your creative shop on this afternoon at Charlotte Art League and come out to the Starving Artist Market. Need some last minute ideas to get your significant other a Valentine’s Day gift? This is the place for you! Over 30 local artists and vendors that will be pulling out all the stops to give you a five-hour, one-stop shopping experience. Skip the lines and come view this very talented group of local artisans. There will be pet supplies, pottery, soaps, jewelry, paintings, prints, fiber arts, wood workings, gemstones, candles, glass art, crystals and more! Admission is FREE to enter and the market opens at 12 noon. Charlotte Art League is located at 1517 Camden Rd. in Historic South End.

The Single Saved & Serious Movement (SSS) team has been on a roll for some time now hosting extraordinary events and now they present to you their inaugural Sunday Gospel Buffet! Skip the usual after-church eateries and come eat with your community with an atmosphere filled with lots of food, clean comedy, spoken word, musical performances, fellowshipping and more! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-gospel-buffet-tickets-32858029250. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at Conversation Peace. 846 Union Street South in Concord.   #SSS

This evening, join Chef Brian “Cat” Williams of Terra Flora Raw Centric Plant Foods and Chef Clark Barlowe of Heirloom Restaurant for a 4-course vegan tasting menu. Filled with an exotic arrangement of ingredients, your stomach and health overall will be sure to thank you! Come on down to chew and try something new! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/terra-flora-vegan-4-course-tasting-tickets-32378725640. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Heirloom Restaurant. 8470 Bellhaven Blvd.

The creative forces of Kelley Carboni-Woods and John W. Love, Jr. combine this evening to bring you the Spring Equinox Weekend Wind-Down & Meditation. These two beloved instructors will lead you through an inspired gentle yoga practice and guided meditation entering into the new season with clear intention and fortified spirits. Admission is $10. The class begins at 6:30 and will be held at the Grier Heights Community Center. 3100 Leroy St.

Do you need to ease and rejuvinate your soul from all as these dividing and trying times sit thick in the air? If so, come out to Snug Harbor this afternoon for their third Sunday jam session entitled, “Soul Sundays.” Enjoy a potluck dance party to celebrate all things soul filled with edible refreshments and DJs Sir Chocolate Milk & Elon supply only the funkiest groove thangs to help your soul shine while that booty moves! Donations will be taken at the door and please bring in a soul food dish to share with the community.   The party starts at 2 p.m. Snug Harbor is located at 1228 Gordon St. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

——-MONDAY 3/20——-

The Historic West End Initiative aims to make your gut feel good this week as they proudly present to you Trade Street Eats – Lunch Food Truck Event! Come on down to the Mosaic Village and support one or many of Charlotte’s culinary chariots armed with a variety of flavors your taste buds will be sure to enjoy! The food trucks will operate from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. today. Come and support your community! The address of the lot is 1600 W. Trade St. near JCSU.

Brothers and sisters prepare your minds and head over to Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church this evening for the start of the Regaining Our Power African History Course. This nine-week mini course is geared to help educate Black people about our powerful past which provides: knowledge of self, African cultural development and reconnection, economic wisdom, strategy and tactics for liberation, self-sufficiency in today’s climate, regaining power to self-determine, restoring our confidence and ambition and much more! The class is presented by the League of Intelligence and will begin at 7 p.m. Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church is located at 700 W. Sugar Creek Rd. in the Hidden Valley Neighborhood.

——-TUESDAY 3/21——-

Charlotte, get ready for the ultimate halftime show you’ll ever see! Everyone head down to the Belk Theatre and get ready to experience Drumline LIVE! Based from the smash-hit film, this spectacle of sound brings the thrilling tradition of HBCU marching bands to the theatrical stage. Enjoy riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy while the band incorporates original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits and group performances range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. It’s a show that the entire family will enjoy! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/drumline-live. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Belk Theatre is located at 130 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

On Q Productions brings their 10th anniversary season to a close as they conclude with one of their most acclaimed pieces, “Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.).” In the fortuitous 1950s, the American social constituency was rapidly changing and jazz was its primary soundtrack. For two of the art’s biggest contributors, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, it was their time to combine forces to not only make music, but make a different kind of noise—revolution. Come and witness this brilliant inner social dialogue filled with an array of emotion, music, pain, struggle and culture. It’s a show that you should not miss! For tonight’s opening show, the fee is “Pay What You Can.” For future performances, please purchase your tickets here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/miles-coltrane-blue-2. All shows will be performed at the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. in Uptown.   #OnQ

Black Violin is back in the Queen City! Everyone come and witness this musical menagerie with a dope blend of Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, Blugrass and more spearheaded by Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus both playing the violin! If you have missed them in previous performances, they along with their full band and DJ will be here to rock the house for two nights! This event is good audible nutrition for the entire family—don’t miss this! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/black-violin-2. There wiil be two shows: Tuesday (3/21) and Wednesday (3/22) both starting at 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be held at The Knight Theater. 430 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

COMING SOON…

3/26—BBQ, Bowties, Brims & Brews

3/30 – 4/2—7th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival

3/31—“The Sound” Christian Open Mic

4/4—“Off The Wall: Aries Edition”

4/13—Soul Junkies House Music Festival

4/30—Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch

 

Everyone have a great weekend! Be someone’s encouragement, strength and love. Peace.

 

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

 

#TheBlackFerrisBueller   #WeekendWarrior #CommunityFIrst

 

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