By: Shawn D. Allison, II
What’s the word brothers and sisters? I hope you all have had a wonderful week, but get ready for this jam-packed weekend! Charlotte is bursting with action and flavor this weekend and there is something for everyone to enjoy! As for me, I have quite a bit of scurrying around to do this weekend, but if you want to track my trail, be sure to check out my “Hot List” just below!
- THURSDAY-SUNDAY—7TH Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival
- THURSDAY—Screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” at The Gantt Center
- THURSDAY-SUNDAY—“A Raisin In the Sun” at Theatre Charlotte
- THURSDAY-SATURDAY—On Q Productions’ “Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.)” at The Duke Energy Theater
- FRIDAY—5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival at the Carole A. Hoefener Center
- FRIDAY— The Sigmas’ “Retroactive: Straight 80s & 90s Hip Hop and R&B” at FireWater
- SATURDAY—Family First Series’ Literary Visionaries Workshop at The Gantt Center
- SATURDAY—Umu Igbo Unite Charlotte’s screening of “And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK”
- SATURDAY—“Off The Wall: The Aries Edition” at Petra’s
- SUNDAY—M.A.R.S. 2017 Spring Co-Ed Kickball Kickoff at Park Road Park
- SUNDAY—Angela Winbush at The Neighborhood Theatre
- MONDAY—Radio Rehab Carolinas’ “Motown On Mondays” at The Morehead Tavern
- TUESDAY—B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) at Petra’s
It’s lights, camera, action—Chocolate style once again for the 7th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival! Enjoy three days full of independent films, various workshops, Industry networking, master classes, the Red Carpet Vision Awards and lots more! The CBFF’s mission is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African-American cinema as an art form, and to be a voice for independent filmmakers. Tickets for the entire weekend can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-charlotte-black-film-festival-tickets-32133347708#tickets. Additional info about specific events and themes can be found here: http://charlotteblackfilmfestival.com/.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Gantt Center will host a screening of the PBS American Masters broadcast of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” This unprecedented film—the first feature-length documentary on Dr. Angelou—weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, telling hidden stories of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. Admission is $10 for general admission and $5 for Gantt Center members. The screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Microsoft and local initiative EmpowHERment are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month. Microsoft is hosting a special “Women in Technology” panel discussion just for the Leadership Academy mentoring matches! Come out for an intimate conversation with dynamic Microsoft female employees who will be sharing their career experiences and insights in the world of technology! After the panel discussion, there will be networking and connecting with other phenomenal women from the community. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Microsoft Store at South Park Mall is located at 4400 Sharon Rd.
Ladies, join Virtuous Women Ministries this evening as they host their Denim & Pearls Spring Soiree. Celebrate and embrace sisterhood with women of all walks of life to discuss beauty, health & wellness, fashion, life skills and more! This event will also include guest speakers, networking, glam bags, raffles, boutique vendor shopping and more. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/denim-pearls-spring-soiree-tickets-31602929212. The event will begin at 7 p.m. The address of the event is 7000 Park Rd. in the Dilworth Neighborhood.
Catch an eyeful of color this evening at Petra’s and come out for the opening reception of local creative Brittani George’s latest creation, “The Garden Exhibit.” Full of dazzling mixed media prints, collages and a vast array of color schemes, the beautiful Brittani George is sure to captivate your senses with her gorgeous body of work that is sure to leave you beyond awestruck. Admission is FREE to attend and the event begins at 7 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
Come out to the Mint Museum Uptown for another spicy fiesta of Latino music, art, culture and fellowship at “Latin Music Concert Series!” The Latin Music Concert Series seeks to showcase different rhythms from Latin America, highlighting the talents of local musicians from the Latin American community. From classical music to Latin jazz, these concerts will provide a taste of the variety of cultures from the all corners of Latino Diaspora. Admission is $15 for Mint members and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here: https://13800.blackbaudhosting.com/13800/Latin-Music-Concert-Series-30Mar2017. The event begins at 7 p.m. The Mint Museum is located at 500 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
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. There will be four remaining shows for the weekend: Thursday (3/30) at 7:30 p.m., Friday (3/31) at 8 p.m., Saturday (4/1) at 8 p.m. and Sunday (4/2) at 2:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte is located at 501 Queens Rd. #TheatreCharlotte
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! Please be sure to purchase your tickets here: http://www.carolinatix.org/eve…/detail/miles-coltrane-blue-2. There will be four remaining shows this weekend: Thursday (3/30) at 7:30 p.m., Friday (3/31) at 8 p.m., Saturday (4/1) at 2 and 8 p.m. All shows will be held at The Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. in Uptown. #OnQ
The McColl Center for Art + Innovation invites you down for another installment of their New Frequencies at McColl Center series. For tonight’s feature, come and enter the mind of musician and author John Darnielle. His novel, “Wolf in White Van”, was a New York Times bestseller, a National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. His second novel is “Universal Harvester”, from which he’ll be reading from during this event. Tickets can be purchased here: https://53393.blackbaudhosting.com/53393/New-Frequencies-at-McColl-Center–Literature-John-Darnielle. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event will begin at 8 p.m. The McColl Center is located at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Are you young, Black and business fly? If so, join Iz-Real the Poet at the all-new Mooney’s Lounge as he hosts the inaugural S.L.S. Thursdays Black Business Social! Brothers and sisters, loosen those neckties, strut in those nighttime pumps, bring plenty of your business cards, flyers and friends and enjoy an evening full of music, community building and fun! Sounds will be provided by DJ Double A. Tickets can be purchased here: https://slsthursdays.eventbrite.com/. The event starts at 8 p.m. Mooney’s Lounge is located at 2525 N. Graham St.
Everyone come down to the 7th Street Public Market this afternoon and celebrate the grand opening of CLT Find! Shop a curated collection of goods from over 40 local artisans and experience top quality retail in a relaxed market atmosphere. Enjoy an evening of music from Sai the Violinist, sparkling wine, tasty treats and the chance to win one of 20 deluxe items from a CLT Find maker! Admission is FREE to attend and the event begins at 4 p.m. 7th Street Public Market is located at 224 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Brothers and sisters, it’s time for the 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival! Bring the family out for three days full of nonstop fun including musical performances, art, literature, food, dancers, drummers, a beauty pageant, speakers, vendors, a trip through the Underground Railroad, a Black History Walk of Fame and lots more! For more information, please visit: http://www.charlotteentnetwork.com/african-american-festival. Admission is FREE all weekend and will be held at the Carole A. Hoefener Center. 610 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
The good people of Liberate Your Palate invite you to a special class with a little extra shaking and stirring going on this evening—get ready for “Shake, Stir, Sip & Socialize: Bartending 101 Cocktail Class.” Are you a working bartender looking to take your technique and product knowledge to the next level? Are you a cocktail aficionado who wants to learn how the pros make drinks? If you want a rock-solid foundation in the history, science, and skills behind professional mixology, this course is for you. This hands-on class will cover recipes and mixing techniques for both classic and modern cocktails. You’ll learn all about bar setup, glassware, pouring, mixing techniques for each type of drink, best practices, service speed, and popular cocktails. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.liberateyourpalate.com/passbook?category=COCKTAIL+CLASS. The session will begin at 7 p.m. at Hygge Coworking. 809 W. Hill St., Suite “C” near Uptown. #LiberateYourPalateCLT
The sophisticated ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite you out to Oneaka Dance Company this evening to their event, “Come & Dance with an AKA.” Shake your body in order to raise money for one of their partners, Africare. Africare is the oldest and largest African American led organization in the development field and is a leader in development assistance to Africa. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing to move in and you will be dancing barefoot. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-and-dance-with-aka-an-african-dance-class-fundraiser-for-africare-tickets-32688487145. The music starts at 7 p.m. Oneaka Dance Company is located at 4450 The Plaza, Suite “A”.
Hey kids! Gather your parents and friends and head down to ImaginOn for a special stage adaption of the beloved story, “Bud, Not Buddy!” Presented by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, come see the Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. Set in Depression-era Michigan, Bud is 10 years old and is tired of living life as an orphan. He sets off on his own courageous journey to find the man believed to be his father, however the only evidence Bud has is a picture of a man on jazz concert ads his mom used to keep around the house before she died. Come along on this journey with Bud, as he finds the true meaning of family. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ctcharlotte.org/Online/mapSelect.asp. There will be three shows this weekend: Friday (3/31) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday (4/1) at 3 p.m. and Sunday (4/2) at 2 p.m. ImaginOn is located at 300 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Head on down to the town of Rock Hill and over to the Rock Hill Community Theatre for a special presentation of “Seussical Jr.!” This dazzling stage play honoring the late, great Dr. Seuss features many of his beloved characters as their stories collide in this entertaining production starring some of the most talented young people in the area! This is a family friendly, not to be missed event! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/seussical-jrseussical-jr. The show will run all this weekend at the following dates/times: Friday (3/31) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday (4/1) at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (4/2) at 3 p.m. Rock Hill Community Theatre is located at 546 Cherry Rd. in Downtown Rock Hill.
Relax at The Third Place this evening and get ready for another round with The Sound as they host their “Christian Open Mic!” Singers, MCs, instrumentalists, poets, comedians and artists come out to showcase your talents for a family-friendly audience! Additional sounds will be provided by DJ Blanco. Admission is $5 per person. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. The Third Place is located at 1609 E. 5th St. in Uptown.
CPCC Theatre is proud to present one of August Wilson’s most riveting stage productions, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Set during a tense recording session in Chicago’s South Side, this award-winning play exposes the exploitation of African-American musicians and depicts the psychological consequences of their struggles for economic and artistic self-determination in the face of racism and a shifting marketplace. There will be three shows this weekend: Friday (3/31) and Saturday (4/1) both at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (4/2) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/august-wilsons-ma-raineys-black-bottom. All performances will be held at the Pease Auditorium at CPCC Main Campus. 1206 Elizabeth Ave. in Uptown.
Let loose at Petra’s this evening and take a musical journey into yesteryear with “Mirror Moves: The Free Alternative Dance Party!” DJ’s Cody Hare and Jason Herring will be dropping the best of 80s & 90s Pop, New Wave, Techno, House, Synth Pop, EDM and more! Admission is FREE to attend. The party starts at 9 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
The Bruhz of the Queen City Omegas are back one mo’ gin’ presenting their much-raved about Comedy Night! Grab some grub at the pre-show buffet and then get your laugh on with the hilarious Jonathan Gates and Kneel Bryant! Then, be sure to stick around for the after-show and get your dance on courtesy of tunes provided by DJ 06. Tickets can be purchased here: http://piphiomegas.org/events/comedy-gzam/. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Omegas of Charlotte Fraternity House is located at 3301 Statesville Ave.
Jazz N’ Soul Music proudly welcomes back the ever-funky Jazz Munkee this Friday evening at The Morehead Tavern! Complete with their signature sound of funk, jazz, soul and fusion you will not want to just sit in your seat and listen—their sound is totally infectious and interactive! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-n-soul-music-presents-jazz-munkee-friday-march-31st-tickets-33026966546. Showtime is at 9 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul
The Sigmas of Charlotte invite you out to FireWater Restaurant to take a social and musical journey back in time as they present, “Retroactive: Straight 80s & 90s Hip Hop and R&B!” From New Wave to New Jack Swing, Def Jam to slow jams, edutainment to grooves in the basement—it’s going to be a blast! Bring out your friends and reminisce on the times when the music was just really dope! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retroactive-straight-80s-and-90s-hip-hop-rb-tickets-32833815827. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. FireWater is located at 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd. in the University Area.
PRIDE Magazine is ready to help you gain knowledge on home ownership with their “Living With PRIDE Home Buying Seminar.” Real estate professionals and homebuyer education providers will be on hand to teach you about the home buying process from start to finish. There will also be a mortgage specialist who will guide you through the entire process and lunch will be provided as well. This is a FREE seminar and everyone is encouraged to come out. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-living-with-pride-home-buying-seminar-tickets-31458587482. The seminar will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dr. Tony Zeiss Building – CPCC Main Campus. 1231 Elizabeth Ave. in Uptown.
Are you ready to connect with individuals who are serious about building high impact startups? Join Cofounders Build at Google Fiber Space as they host “Black Cofounders Meet” this morning. Cofounders Build will be launching an online startup matchmaking platform for black and diverse startup talent. Startup matchmaking takes more energy than matching profiles online, but why not mingle online and face-to-face with people who are seriously interested. This morning, listen to some startup stories, learn the latest business trends, get engaged in interactive workshops and more. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cofounders-build-presents-black-cofounders-meet-tickets-31620209899. The event begins at 10 a.m. Google Fiber Space is located at 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Ladies, Spring is in and if you’re looking for more colors for all your curves, come out to the Spring Time Fashion Truck Rally! You’ve cloaked your stomachs with all sort of goodies from food trucks, now it’s time to cloak your figures with a variety of fashions from these mobile boutiques! Shoes, accessories, sundresses, jewelry and more! Gather your girls and come shop til’ you drop! The event begins at 10 a.m. and will be held at the parking lot across from 7th Street Public Market. 224 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Gather the tribe together and head down to the Gantt Center for another fun installment of the Family First Workshop Series! For today’s session, you will be introduced to The Literary Visionaries Workshop. Join local creatives—Eddie Bell, JstJah, Lala Sunshine, Leonard Johnson and Shantell Antoinette as they share a few of their favorite works of art that include written language and poetry, and a few of their favorite poems that truly paint a picture. Afterwards, the poets will guide participants through small break-out sessions, writing their own individual pieces, and taking part in a collaborative poem. This family-friendly poetry writing workshop will help guide your practice towards success with your first stanza, 16-bars, sonnet or haiku. Admission to the session is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/family-first-april-2017/. The workshop will begin at 11 a.m. 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Tom-Tom Productions presents their 3rd Annual All Green for the Spring Day Party this afternoon at Sydney’s Martini & Wine Bar! Rock your best green ensemble and come get down with saxophonist Shableek , DJ Blac Jac and host NuffCed in an afternoon of nonstop fun, music and laughter! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tom-toms-3rd-annual-all-green-for-the-spring-day-party-tickets-32738034342. The event begins at 12 noon. Sydney’s is located at 401 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Charlotte’s history comes to life this afternoon at the Old Settler’s Cemetery in “Voices of the Past.” Bring the family out to hear 50 actors and actresses telling the stories of the QC’s founding fathers, civic leaders, pioneering women and a few interesting characters! This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Old Settler’s Cemetery is located at 200 W. Trade St. in Charlotte Center City.
Abari Game Bar invites you to take a journey to other worlds at their first ever Outer Space Game Night Pinball Tourney! Gather your fellow astronauts and group play a few rounds of pinball for a chance to win great prizes and bragging rights in a tournament! If you choose to play, please register your team here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=17668. Blast off commences at 3 p.m. Abari Game Bar is located at 1721 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Want to get those feet into a frenzy this weekend? Head over to Oneaka Dance Company for the Brazilian Orisa Dance Classes! Join Brazilian master dancer, actress, choreographer, costume designer and educator Isaura Oliveira and percussionist Luciano Xavier for a weekend full of nonstop rhythms, culture and education on the Orisas of Yoruba traditions. All dance levels are welcome to join in. Be sure to dress comfortably for a lot of stretching and dancing. For the ladies, bring a wide skirt or a large material wrap. Admission is $15 for one person or $25 for two. The class will be held today, Saturday (4/1) and Sunday (4/2) with both sessions beginning at 3 p.m. Oneaka Dance Company is located at 4450 The Plaza, Suite “A”.
Join Umu Igbo Unite Charlotte (UIU) as they host their community gathering and screening of “And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK” this afternoon. Come view the film and explore the different aspects of civil rights and bridging the gap between African-Americans and Africans. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: email@example.com. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be held at 125 Tremont Ave. in Historic South End. #UIUCharlotte
It’s April Fools Day and what better way to celebrate with a bunch of laughter at the April Fool’s Queen City Comedy Show! Come and laugh yourself into stitches with Tyrone B, Niecey Banks, Markest Fall “BJ”, Capone, Tan O., and Cuzzin Clyde! Also, there will some featured poetry with a twist of some hot music to help get your groove on! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-fools-queen-city-comedy-show-tickets-32956464673. The event begins at 5 p.m. The address of the event is 2525 N. Graham St.
It’s time to Spring into the new season the best way possible—House Music style. Get ready to free your mind and body of allergies at The Morehead Tavern and come out for the April installement of “RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party!” The fearless sonic physicians, The Deep House Providers—Gary “Jackmaster” Wallace, DJ Marcus, Badala B and DJ Tony Cutlass are ready to prescribe nothing but that feel good music, which is House and only House through your body giving you a jolt of jubilation! Admission is $10 before 11 p.m. and $15 after. The party starts at 8 p.m. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.
There’s some new flavor coming to the QC and this Saturday, head down to Apostrophe Lounge for the inaugural session of “I Love the 90s!” Get down with DJ Freedom aka “Mr. Energy” and DJ Chance as they bang out all the hits from Hip Hop, Reggae, House, R&B, Go-Go and more! Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission is FREE until midnight. Apostrophe Lounge is located at 1440 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
It may be the silliest day of the year, but don’t be a fool. Instead, play it cool with all the dope people at Petra’s as The JETA Team presents “Off The Wall: The Aries Edition!” Your sound providers—DJ Aking Allah, DJ Justice and the dashing DJ DK (formerly Lunchbeats) will be rockin’ the essential sounds for your Spring ears! Golden Era Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Rock, Pop, Reggae and more! Admission is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. The tables start turning at 9 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District. #TheJETATeam
Ladies, join the daring and determined diva, Davita Galloway, better known as Miss Swatty this afternoon as she hosts “Girl Gang: The Lunch + Levine Edition!” Enjoy a quaint lunch at 7th Street Public Market and then you’ll head over the Levine Museum of the New South to experience some culture! It’s a perfect occasion to network, make new friends, talk about glamorous things and just enjoy being a woman! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.sincerelyswat.com/tickets/girl-gang-the-lunch-levine-edition. The event begins at 12 noon. The 7th Street Public Market is located at 224 E. 7th St. in Uptown. #GirlGangCLT #SincerelySwat
Get some cool Spring shopping done this afternoon at the Front Porch Sunday Marketplace! Featuring over 30 local vendors, there will be various products available including fresh bouquets, handcrafted jewelry, exotic terrariums, chic clothing and more. Also, a few food trucks and live music from Elonzo Wesley will be added to the atmosphere. Admission is FREE to attend and the market opens at 12 noon. The event will be held at The Shook Kelley Building located at 2151 Hawkins St. in Historic South End.
The wait is over! M.A.R.S. 2017 Spring Co-Ed Kickball is officially live and in full effect! Come and see 10+ teams battle it out on the diamond as we kick, bunt, run, throw and pitch our way to glory! If you’re still interested in joining the league, please be sure to register at: http://www.playmarsports.com. The first pitch will be at 2 p.m. at Park Road Park. 6220 Park Rd. in the South Park Area. #MARS #Funletics
Charlotte, get ready to experience one of R&B’s greatest, underrated and unsung voices tonight at the Neighborhood Theatre—the incomparable Angela Winbush! This intimate evening of music will feature all of greatest hits, with those signature vocal acrobatics that she does exceedingly well. She’s one of my absolute favorite singers of all time and if you haven’t seen her live, do your ears a favor and hear the beauty! This event will be hosted by Charlotte’s own, JC the Poet. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1442688?_ga=1.173145955.1115103590.1490307900. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Theatre is located at 511 E. 36th St. in the NoDa District.
The ultimate underground force known as Radio Rehab Carolinas returns with another nostalgic beacon for the people who are true music lovers. Everyone head over to The Morehead Tavern for “Motown on Mondays!” Every first Monday of the month you will get to take a step back in time, when the music was live, the brothers were clean and the sophisticated lady was the quintessential paramount of beauty. Join hosts Chirl Girl and Bluz on a soulful trip! Admission is FREE to attend and the funk starts grooving at 6 p.m. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #RadioRehabCarolinas
This evening at Advent Coworking, join Startup Grind Charlotte as they welcome Charles Hunt for an evening of education and inspiration. Hunt is the founder of The Audacity Firm, LLC, which provides professional & personal development programs, coaching and events to equip clients with financial literacy/education, workforce readiness, professional development, career planning tips, tools, and strategies for a better life. If you want some inspiration for pulling yourself up and indulging in more opportunities, this is the session for you! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-charlotte-presents-startup-grind-charlotte-hosts-charles-hunt#/. The event begins at 6 p.m. Advent Coworking is located at 933 Louise Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
Everyone gather at Myers Park Baptist Church this evening for a community discussion entitled, “MLK Beyond the Dream at 50.” April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech. Tonight, you will get to voice your opinion on contemporary social issues such as racial justice, poverty and war. Also, other churches will be joining in this livestream discussion along with rivil Rights leader Ruby Sales and Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://mpbconline.org/event/mlk-beyond-the-dream-50/. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Myers Park Baptist Church is located at 1900 Queens Rd. in the Myers Park Neighborhood.
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.
4/7—Scenes From A Black Woman Series screening and discussion of “Poetic Justice”
4/8—Historic West End’s “Savory Saturdays”
4/15—Art Scavenger Hunt
4/28-30—BOOM Charlotte 2017
Everyone enjoy your weekend, watch out for cankerworms and always show love to your neighbor! Peace.
Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Listen. Give.
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