By Shawn D. Allison, II
What’s the word everybody? It’s been a rather long week for yours truly, but we have made it! It’s Mother’s Day weekend and while everyone and their Mother will be busy at brunches, I took the alternative route and found some things that she’ll truly be smiling about! Take a ride with me on this weekend’s “Rundown” and check out all the heat on my “Hot List”!
- THURSDAY – Nickelodeon Cartoon Trivia at NoDa Brewing Co.
- THURSDAY – BurgerTime Cookout at Abari Game Bar
- THURSDAY – Jazz Arts Initiative All-Star Youth Ensemble presents “Blues, Bebop and Beyond”
- FRIDAY – Friday Nights at Camp North End feat. DJ That Guy Smitty
- FRIDAY — Charlotte Go-Go Invasion – Pre-Mother’s Day Bash at Club Vibrations
- FRIDAY – PLAYER MADE at Snug Harbor
- SATURDAY — 16th Annual Art & Soul of South End
- SATURDAY – Afro-Latino Festival 2018
- SATURDAY — The Art of Foot Massage – Mother’s Day Edition at Hygge Coworking West
- SATURDAY — “Yeah’ Mama” Workout Class at NoDa @ 28th Creative Arts Studios
- SATURDAY – “Repainted Tomorrow” Art Showcase at Tip Top Daily Market
- SUNDAY – Issa Vibe Adventures’ Mother’s Day Hike – Back to South Mountain
- SUNDAY – Classic Black Cinema Series screening of “Ava & Gabriel: A Love Story” at The Gantt Center
- SUNDAY – Scrambled Eggs w/ DJs Luke Stemmerman & Flock of Slagles at Tip Top Daily Market
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——-THURSDAY, MAY 10——-
Calling all first generation millenials – grab your friends, head over to NoDa Brewing Co. for Nickelodeon Cartoon Trivia! Pair up with someone or assemble your own crew of contestants and try your hand at some trivia encircled around your favorite Nicktoons from the 90s and early 00s! From Rugrats, Doug, Ren & Stimpy, CatDog, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Modern Life and many more! There will be food available from The TIN Kitchen and be sure to grab a fresh brew from the bar. FREE admission. 6 p.m. 2921 N. Tryon St. in the NoDa District.
The fine folks of Abari Game Bar invite you to their BurgerTime Cookout this evening! Inspired by the classic 1980s arcade game BurgerTime, bring your friends out for an evening of nonstop fun with hotdogs, burgers, vegan options, fresh beer and video game play! Admission is FREE and be sure to grab some food before it runs out. 6 p.m. Abari Game Bar is located at 1721 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Join BriGGsing this Thursday at Lenny Boy Brewing for the May installment of the Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour! You’ll get to see the inner workings of this South End nest egg and learn how this Charlotte staple came to be and enjoy some fresh brews! Also, you’ll have an opportunity to try a Kombucha & Kupcake beer and dessert pairing. This tour is also a great way to connect with the community and meet new and exciting people. Admission is FREE and the event and the pairing is $10 per person. The tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lenny Boy Brewing is located at 3000 S. Tryon St. in Historic South End.
Ladies, join Musa Moon, LLC for some releasing and healing the soul as they proudly present “You Matter” this evening. This session is ideal for any woman who has experienced an abortion or miscarriage. It promises to be a safe haven to release, regroup, refresh and whatever it is you may need at that moment. Please bring a pillow, a journal and any supplies you’d like to use to decorate. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-matter-tickets-45478372035. The healing begins at 7 p.m. Musa Moon is located at 604 W. Morehead St. Unit #5. #MusaMoon
The Jazz Arts Initiative is proud to present the JAI All-Star Youth Ensemble in their Spring recital entitled “Blues, Bebop, & Beyond!” The All-Stars will feature renditions from some of your favorite jazz icons such as John Coltrane, Cole Porter, and Ellis Marsalis, including the All-Stars’ original compositions from their 2018 repertoire. This evening supports the JAI Jazz Academy program and the Academy’s Summer New Orleans Experience. The JAI All-Star Youth Ensemble is composed of some of the Charlotte region’s brightest talents, including dedicated student musicians from a variety of middle and high schools. These skilled young musicians comprising two All-Star ensembles, continue to earn accolades wherever they appear. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-11. Showtime is at 7 p.m. and will be held at The Stage Door Theater. E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown. #JAI
SpiceLAB Media and The House of Enix (THOE) invite you out to a special event entitled, A Night of Giving – an awareness event which kicks off a 6-month fundraising campaign for the restoration of the Siloam Schoolhouse; one of the last free standing African-American schoolhouses in Charlotte. The evening will be hosted by Grammy Award winner Dennis Reed, Jr., Founder/CEO of Inspire the Fire. Co-mingling with VIP’s will be entertainment, giveaways and a live auction. Event-goers will have exclusive access to tour the expansively exquisite Great Hall at the venue. THOE will synergize sponsors, individuals, community leaders, organizations and institutions together into this restoration mission and as well as to create an opportunity to recognize some outstanding and dedicated individuals that have served the Charlotte community and beyond. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-giving-a-fundraising-event-tickets-37160283408. Dress code is formal attire. A complimentary beverage will be given to each guest. Cash bar will be available for the evening. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at NASCAR Hall of Fame. 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Uptown.
Charlotte, come out for an evening of purposeful music as Urban Ministry Center proudly presents HousingFest 2018 – A Concert to End Homelessness! Put your minds at ease and reminisce on the good vibrations of heartwarming music from Grammy Award-winning Blues and Soul legends Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples! HousingFest uses music to bring people together to end homelessness and tonight, a portion of each ticket goes directly to UMC and is used to help end homelessness for our chronically homeless neighbors. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0E00545BD8A0E104. The concert will be held at Ovens Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
The good people of Jazz N’ Soul Music are back with a special Thursday night cool down and tonight’s guest is no stranger to the Queen City— come feel the energy of The Calvin Edwards Trio as they provide “A Night of Smokin’ Blues & Soul Jazz.” Smooth covers and original tunes with feel-good vibe! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-calvin-edwards-trio-a-night-of-smokin-blues-and-soul-jazz-free-rsvp-tickets-43656654228. Performance starts at 8 p.m. and it’ll be held at The Morehead Tavern located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul
Slide out to Recess Charlotte and join OutenLove Events along with High Society CLT presenting Young Professionals That Love Trap Music – The R&B Karaoke Edition! Grab your friends and sing along with your favorite R&B tunes of today and yesteryear, enjoy tasty cocktails, network and feel the vibe as Tramare the DJ aka Hot Rod spins the hotness on the 1s and 2s! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-professionals-that-love-trap-music-presents-rb-karaoke-tickets-45200579149. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Recess Charlotte is located at 832 Seigle Ave. in the Belmont Community.
Cast your cares away in silence and dance it out at the Hookahs & Headphones Silent Dance Party this evening! The good people of Quiet Party, LLC are back with another go ‘round of endless music coming straight to your earholes – literally! Grab your friends, grab a pair of specially-channeled headphones and select 1 of 3 channels – Hip Hop, House, R&B/Reggae and dance the night away! Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hookahs-and-headphones-tickets-45800964919. As a promo special, text the word “BLUE” to the number 95577 to receive a FREE pair of headphones before 10 p.m. The jump off is at 9 p.m. at Blue Olive Lounge. 14021 Conlan Cir. located in Ballantyne.
——FRIDAY, MAY 11——-
Get a relaxing start to your weekend and bring your friends out Friday Nights at Camp North End! Chill out by the fire pit, play some games, meet someone new as my good brother DJ That Guy Smitty provides some soulful Downtempo, House, Funk and R&B #EarholeGoodness! Admission is “positive vibes.” The kickoff is 5 p.m. Camp North End is located at 1824 Statesville Ave.
For all my jazz enthusiasts, the fine people at Jazz Arts Initiative are back to fill your weekend with melodious music as the proudly present “The Jazz Room: Lovell Bradford plays Herbie Hancock.” Pianist Lovell Bradford, an adjunct professor at Davidson College, has played on a number of top Gospel and jazz recordings. Bradford has performed with artists such as Pharez Whitted, Slide Hampton, The Marsalis Family, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Ronnie Burrage, and many others. He currently serves on the faculty of JAI’s Youth Ensembles & Workshops and is a frequent performer at The Jazz Room. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-jazz-room-at-the-stage-door-theater-6. There will be four performances this weekend: Friday (5/11) at 6 and 8:15 p.m. and Saturday (5/12) at 7 and 9:15 p.m. All shows will be held at The Stage Door Theater. E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown. #JAI
My good friends of the Single, Saved & Serious Movement invite you out to the Grier Heights Community Center as they hosts SSS Talk – Roundtable Discussion & Potluck! SSS goes back to its roots and main focus–roundtable discussions about topics important to today’s singles. The goal is helping singles navigate a harsh world with these conversations. Open and honest, but always backed by God’s Word, these talks cover issues in today’s dating scene, so that the single woman or man of God is fully equipped to walk in confidence, faith and love. Admission is FREE. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Grier Heights Community Center is located at 3100 Leroy St. #SSSMoves
J Macks Ent. Is ready to add flavor to your Friday as they proudly present Friday Soul Sessions this evening! Step out in style to The Morehead Tavern and allow the soothing sounds of crooner Ken Gober and ivory tickler Curt Keyz serenade your souls on this delightful evening. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-soul-sessions-tickets-45867144865. Showtime is at 9 p.m. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.
Charlotte Nightlife Entertainment is ready to lay down the funk on your Friday evening with the “Charlotte Go-Go Invasion – Pre-Mother’s Day Bash!” Charlotte’s Premier Go-Go Band, Uptown Swagga and the all-female Go-Go crew Dymond Lyfe, team up for a colorful collision of sound that’ll make you want to get up and move your body like you don’t have to go to work tomorrow—when in fact, you don’t! Also, be sure to stick around as Charlotte’s own DJ K.L. lays down a hot soundtrack for you to further dance to! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-mothers-day-bash-w-uptown-swagga-dymond-lyfe-band-tickets-44918700041. Showtime is at 9 p.m. and will be held at Club Vibrations. 5237 Albemarle Rd.
Calling all 2018 graduates from UNCC, JCSU, Livingstone, Queens, Davidson, Johnson & Wales, Winthrop and surrounding schools – this is a big weekend for you and tonight, The Sol Kitchen invites you out to Suite presenting the ultimate Friday turn-up, Graduation 2018! Celebrate your collegiate success with all your friends with cocktail specials and some fly music from none other than my homeboy DJ Skillz! Admission is FREE before 11 p.m. and the jump off is at 9 p.m. Suite is located at 210 E. Trade St. at The Epicentre in Uptown. #TheSolKitchen
Everyone hop in your Chevy, Cadillac or Pontiac and head down to Snug Harbor for another Southern-fried edition of PLAYER MADE! This is the jam session that celebrates Southern Hip Hop from all eras ranging from The Geto Boys, The Hot Boys, UGK, Nappy Roots, Little Brother, DJ Screw, T.I., The Dungeon Family and a lot more! Your host is local MC Elevator Jay and your features for the evening are the great DJ Dexter Dynamite and local spitter Erick Lottary. Admission is FREE for everyone 21+ and $5 for persons 18-20. Doors open at 9 p.m. Snug Harbor is located at 1228 Gordon St. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
For some late night fun, gather your fellow chaps, strap on your proton packs and get ready for Adult Night: Late Night Laser Tag! It’s no holds barred as those red lasers project across the yard—join host Anchor’D Events for some out-of-this-world excitement as you compete in a few rounds of laser tag! There will also be a food truck on site, hot music provided by DJ Cuttz, unlimited laser tag play and other games to enjoy! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/late-night-laser-tag-21-tickets-45156593587. The fun starts at 11 p.m. at Laser Quest. 10403 Park Rd.
——-SATURDAY, MAY 12——-
Kids! I’ve got something cool lined up for you today! Grab your friends and parents and head down to The Discovery Place for a fun interactive workshop entitled, “Takeover Days: Charlotte Water.” As part of the Year of the Engineer Saturdays, local engineers, professional organizations and corporations will provide industry-specific experiences and showcase a variety of engineering work being done in the Carolinas. Charlotte Water and Discovery Place Science staff will take over featuring a host of have hands-on activities, crafts and water experiments throughout the museum. Drive the CCTV into a simulated sewer, try your hand at putting together a meter, put on a lab coat and prepare slides for water experiments and much more! This workshop is included with museum admission. 10 a.m. 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host a program to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme and title of the program, “The Legacy of Dr. MLK in Charlotte” will highlight the history of King’s appearances in the Queen City, the immediate effect of his sudden and shocking death in this city and the steps that Charlotteans took to rebuild consensus in the aftermath of his murder. A panel of eyewitnesses and scholars will talk about the city’s reaction to this event. Panelists include North Carolina State Representative Kelly Alexander, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake and historian Dr. Willie Griffin of The Citadel. They will offer their recollections and reflections about Charlotte in 1968 with hopes of shining a light on the present as well as the past. Admission is FREE and open to the public. 10 a.m. The event will be held at the University City Regional Library Branch. 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, it’s time for one our city’s most beloved art festivals – take the light rail, ride your bike or carpool out to the 16th Annual Art & Soul of South End! Over the years, the neighborhood has changed, and the city has too, but the core concept of the festival is the same — celebrate the artists and businesses who make this place home. This family-friendly festival will take over Camden Road celebrating crafts, creativity and community throughout South End. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to meet over 60 artists, makers and chefs, crafts and activities from neighborhood businesses, music and dance. Admission is FREE. The festival will begin at 11 a.m. If you take the LYNX Light Rail, exit at the East/West Blvd. Station.
Moxie Society is back with a very special edition of their much-acclaimed, “I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party” series – and today, bring your family matriarch down for the aptly-titled “Dear Mama Brunch!” Bring your Mama, Big Mama or even Lil’ Mama out for Charlotte’s best brunch experience featuring a delightful and delicious Southern-inspired brunch menu, cocktail specials, including $5 mimosas. And while you’re enjoying your social hour, my brothers DJ Shaun Nyce aka “The Blend King” and canvas captain Christopher Clarke will be in the spot providing all your visual and sonic entertainment! Also, be sure to stick around for the release of the “I Still Love the 90s Mixtape” from Charlotte’s own B-Man! Admission is FREE to attend and the jump off is at 11 a.m. at Sports One Bar & Lounge. 521 N. College St. in Uptown. #MoxieSociety
Dapper Street Productions is ready to set the mood for your Saturday as they proudly present Jazz on The Green 2018! Take a load off and come relax with some classic Jazz grooves from The Lovell Bradford Group with special guest vocalist, Mercury Carter! Bring your friend, bring your lawn chairs and some lunch. This event is sponsored by Arts & Science Council’s Culture Blocks. FREE admission. 12 noon. 6000 Conference Dr.
For some true theatrical treasure this Saturday, bring the family out to the Methodist Home Rec Center as Brand New Sheriff Productions along with The Arts & Science Council Culture Blocks are proud to present excerpts from the upcoming stage production, “Purlie Victorious!” Purlie is set in an era when Jim Crow laws still were in effect in the American South. Its focus is on the dynamic, traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save Big Bethel, the community’s church, and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee’s plantation. With the assistance of Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins, Purlie hopes to pry loose from Cotchipee an inheritance due his long-lost cousin and use the money to achieve his goals. Also playing a part in Purlie’s plans is Cotchipee’s son Charlie, who ultimately proves to be far more fair-minded than his Simon Legree-like father and who saves the church from destruction with an act of defiance that has dire consequences for the tyrannical Cap’n. Admission is FREE and open to the public. The performance will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Methodist Home Rec Center is located at 3200 Shamrock Dr.
The powers of Black and Brown combine this afternoon as the Tryon Community hosts the Afro-Latino Festival 2018! This festival celebrates and unifies the cultural cornerstones of African and Latino heritage through live music, food, artisans, vendors and more. A portion of Uptown Charlotte will be transformed into a marketplace of African/Latino favorites paired with jamming music for a sizzling family fiesta. There will be some goodies featured for everyone and attendees can journey through various represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food, and culture. Admission is FREE and the festival will begin at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Trade & Tryon in Uptown.
Step out in comfort this weekend and join AlphaMale Nailcare and Iconic Affairs Ent. as they proudly present The Art of Foot Massage – Mother’s Day Edition this weekend! This “teach & touch” couple’s course will focus on the techniques and benefits of a quality foot massage. There will be light bites, cocktails and interactive demonstrations. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-foot-massage-tickets-45556831710. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at Hygge Coworking West. 2128 Remount Rd.
Everyone come get your rears in gear towards a healthier lifestyle with Create Your Own Fitness, LLC presenting the “Yeah’ Mama” Workout Class! Join powerhouse fitness pro Mr. C-Yo Brown along with dance fitness instructors Janean Benton and Sheridan Shans for an energized, action-packed workout session! After your 90-minute workout session, a special guest will be in the place to talk to all the mothers about maintaining their hair while exercising and there will be some special raffle prizes given away. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yeah-mama-tickets-45257025983. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at NoDa@28th Creative Arts Studios. 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and Anchor’D Events along with #MOBsquad wants to add some sophistication as they proudly present “Bowties & Pearls: A Mother & Son Dance Gala” this evening. One of the greatest bonds in all of humanity is with her son as they feverishly strive to raise strong kings and men of valor. This night will showcase and recognize the Queens and rising Kings with heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, games, prizes/giveaways and tons of fun as with all sorts of goodies catered to all ages. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowties-pearls-a-mother-and-son-dance-gala-tickets-43684920774. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Midtown Ballroom. 1133 Metropolitan Ave. in Uptown. #AnchorDEvents #MOBsquad
Sex & the Queen City and Virile invite you out to 360 Lounge presenting the second installment of their acclaimed dialogue series, “Ask A Man — Part 2.” Come out for a night to discuss the good, the bad and all the in the between on sex, dating, marriage and relationships from a man’s point of view featuring a panel of esteemed local Brothers. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-a-man-pt-2-tickets-45028294842. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 360 Lounge is located at 3060 Smith Corners Blvd. in the Northlake Area.
“What’s the deal pickles, is everything kosher?” Everything will be kosher and funny at The Comedy Zone this weekend because Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul are coming to town! This longstanding comedy duo and Tom Joyner Morning Show favorites have been hilariously ripping up airwaves, stages, celebrities and the social climate of America for a long time and it’s time to see them and all of their “shiggity” live and in living color! Don’t miss these two clowns in action! Tickets, times and dates for their show can be found here: https://www.cltcomedyzone.com/buy-tickets/?Page=https://public.ticketbiscuit.com/ComedyZoneCharlotte/Events/332392. The Comedy Zone is located at 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Join my friends Diggers Delight and the Vacation Pay Crew as the proudly present “Repainted Tomorrow” this evening. This half beat show/half live painting hybrid showcase will feature the sonic stylings of MOTHER HOOD and the visual vibrations of Hnin Nie. MOTHER HOOD uses MPC 4000, SP404sx and many other hardware samplers along with Moog synth and vinyl to make his version of psych hip hop beats. Hnin has been a huge inspiration for numerous creatives in the area, utilizing her skills in photography, videography, painting to create vivid and thoughtful pieces of art. Additional sonic frequencies will be provided by resident musicians Axnt, FLLS and Simon SMTHNG. Admission is FREE but donations will be accepted. 8 p.m. at Tip Top Daily Market. 2921 The Plaza Rd.
If you desire that Saturday night cool out tip, slide down to Loft & Cellar as my good friend DJ FoundACEtion spins a relaxing set of Classic Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, R&B, Downtempo, House and more grooves to ease your mind. Also, be sure and grab a tasty cocktail from the bar and enjoy one of many delicious meals from the kitchen. FREE admission. 8 p.m. Loft & Cellar is located at 305 W. 4th St. in Uptown.
Upscale Entertainment is back for your Saturday night steeze presenting the Blue Light Basement Party! Slide out to The Morehead Tavern for some “upscale” fun featuring classic Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and House tunes provided by Charlotte’s own, DJ Stacey Blackman! Also, be sure to invite your friends and colleagues out to add to all of the excitement planned for this evening! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-light-basement-party-tickets-45670259977. The party starts at 9 p.m. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.
——-SUNDAY, MAY 13——-
Everyone rise, shine and get that blood pumping with Issa Vibe Adventures as they host the Mother’s Day Hike – Back to South Mountain! Spend Mother’s Day out in Mother Nature walking a moderate trail of the nearly 3000-foot tall South Mountain landscaped with 80-ft waterfalls and multiple streams along the way. This trip is for the entire family so be sure to bring snacks and water. Also, you will have a small lunch break at a country store on the trail. Everyone will meet at Target (9841 Northlake Centre Pkwy) at 8:15 a.m. and will depart for the trail by 8:30 a.m.
This afternoon, get your film fix in with Mr. Felix Curtis of Classic Black Cinema Series at The Gantt Center as he hosts a special screening of “Ava and Gabriel: A Love Story.” Directed by Felix DeRooy and set in Curacao in the 1940s, this film tells of the painter Gabriel Goedbloed, who arrives from Holland to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in a local church. Gabriel is black, originally from Surinam. The colonial Antillean society proves less than tolerant towards him, especially after he chooses as his model a young Black teacher, Ava. Tickets are $9 for nonmembers and FREE for Gantt Center members. The film will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
This afternoon, slide out to Tip Top Daily Market for a special sonic brunch entitled Scrambled Eggs! Come and relax as DJs Luke Stemmerman and Flock of Slagles sets the mood with a selection of avant-garde Dub, Reggae, Fusion, Soul and Jazz tunes from their own personal vinyl collections. Also, be sure to grab a tasty mimosa from the bar and be sure to scoop some sounds from the newly-minted record store in the back! Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 2 p.m. 2902 The Plaza Rd. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra invites you out to the Halton Theater at CPCC Main Campus as they proudly present their exciting season finale this afternoon. Today’s feature is the William Tell Overture, as conducted by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, and will also offer a special performance by Grammy Award-winning Charlotte Symphony Artist-in-Residence Mark O’Connor and his wife Maggie. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.charlottesymphony.org/buytickets/. The performance will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Halton Theater at CPCC Main Campus is located at 1206 Elizabeth Ave. in Uptown.
Urban Tymes Magazine invites you the Levine Museum of the New South presenting their annual UT Awards showcase! The UT Awards recognizes those individuals in various areas of the industry that have amazing talents, making a positive impact in their areas of expertise and in their respective communities. The UT Awards encourages uplifting each other and collaboration amongst professionals in a positive atmosphere. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ut-awards-tickets-44304907170. Formal attire is requested for this event. 5 p.m. 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
5/18 – 5/25 – “I Dream: The Story of a Preacher From Atlanta”
5/19 – AfroPop CLT Vol. 21
5/19 – 7th Annual Sweet Escapes Festival
5/19 – RomareFest 2018
5/19 – Heal Charlotte’s 2nd Annual Culture Day
5/30 – 6/9 – Brand New Sheriff Productions’ presents “Purlie Victorious”
6/7 – Black Food Truck Thursday
6/7 — Purple Note 3: Celebrating the Life of Prince through Jazz
6/7 — Sisters in Song: “Saluting Music’s Greatest Divas”
6/14 – 6/17 – 2018 Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas
6/16 – 2018 MARS Kickball Classic
6/19 – OnQ Productions presents “God’s Tombones: Seven Negro Sermons In Verse”
I want to send a happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful and beautiful mothers out there and a special shout out to all of the collegiate graduating class of 2018! May God bless you all! Peace.
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