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

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By Shawn D. Allison, II 

What’s good everyone? We have a JAM-PACKED weekend in the Queen City! There’s over 40 things to get into and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! I’m already having an issue of deciding what I will do, but if you want to really know what’s bumpin;’, jumpin’ and pumpin’ out here in these streets, check out my “Hot List” below!


  • THURSDAY – MARS 2017 Fall Co-Ed Kickball Championship Game & Evening Social
  • FRIDAY – Jazz at the Bechlter presents Grammy Award-nominated Nnenna Freelon
  • FRIDAY – Jazz N’ Soul Music presents Joseph Priester & Co. at The Morehead Tavern
  • FRIDAY – James Brown Dance Party at The Shed Amphitheater
  • FRIDAY – “Blow Your Head” at Crown Station
  • SATURDAY – SUNDAY – The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day & Other Stories”
  • SATURDAY – SSS Movement presents Gospel Hip Hop Open House at Doghouse Bar & Grill
  • SATURDAY – Diggers Delight Pop-Up Record Swap at Tip Top Daily Market
  • SATURDAY – “GOOD HIGH” at Camp North End
  • SATURDAY — Curls, Swirls & Pretty Girls Natural Hair Workshop & Seminar at Banquet 49
  • SATURDAY – RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party at The Morehead Tavern
  • SATURDAY – The JETA Team presents “Off The Wall!” at Petra’s
  • SUNDAY – Front Porch Sundays at Sycamore Brewing
  • SUNDAY – Moxie Society’s “Sippin’ On Sundays” at Firehouse Bar & Lounge
  • MONDAY – Alphamale Afterwords: A Co-Ed Book Club at Loft & Cellar
  • TUESDAY – Business Card Bingo at Recess Charlotte
  • TUESDAY – B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) at Petra’s


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


Local tech advocates and activists Digi-Bridge invite you out for #TBT 3.0: Connect to Disconnect this evening. This event is geared towards raising awareness and funds for the lack of technology access for an estimated 70,000 of Charlotte’s schoolchildren. Come enjoy beverages and light bites from the 1980’s – the era that brought the Internet to life. Also as a catch, you’ll be able to once again experience some good ol’ fashioned conversation and networking by tendering your phones and other mobile devices at the door—but you will get them back when you leave! Be sure to bring a friend or two and dress in your classic 80s attire! Tickets can be purchased here: http://digi-bridge.org/events/tbt-3/. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at Queen Park Social. 4125 Yancey Rd.   #BridgeTheDivide

For the fourth consecutive year, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will host “Verse & Vino”–an evening of prose, wine, food and laughter with five nationally recognized, best-selling authors. The evening is a memorable way to celebrate the joy of reading and reflect on the importance of libraries and literacy in our community. Tickets can be purchased here: http://plcamc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100161&view=Detail. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at The Charlotte Convention Center. 501 S. College St. in Uptown.

Viva Raw and Assorted Table Wine Shoppe are back again hosting their third annual “Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting” at the 7th Street Public Market! Be the first to taste Viva Raw’s newest vegan cheese paired with one of Assorted Table’s finest vegan wines. Tickets are $20 each and this guarantees a sampling of three courses and three wines. Please be sure and visit the Viva Raw booth or call (980)-275-3834 for reservations and questions. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. The 7th Street Public Market is located at 224 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

The good people of MARS has one more kickball bounce to the ounce this season as they host their 2017 Fall Co-Ed Kickball Championship Game! After the two teams battle it out for diamond supremacy and a grand trophy, the league invites you out to Taco Mac for special charity drive and evening social! Bring your friends, cheerful vibes and a generous heart as they will be collecting funds to bless some families to have a fulfilling Thanksgiving. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Taco Mac is located at 4626 Piedmont Row Dr. in the South Park Area. If you’re unable to physically attend, please visit this link and leave your donation here: https://www.razoo.com/story/Tczjaf.   #MARS #Funletics

Africana Connections wants to put some tribal flavor in your Thursday as they invite you out to Vault for the inaugural session of “Global Thursdays!” Join my good friend The Dynamic DJ Kato as he takes you on a whirlwind of sounds from across the African Diaspora with tunes ranging from Afrobeat, House, Reggae, Hip Hop, Soul, R&B, Dancehall, Indie and more! Admission is FREE before midnight but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-thursdays-at-vault-charlotte-in-epicentre-tickets-39236077163. The event will begin at 10 p.m. Vault is located at 210 E. Trade St. at The Epicentre in Uptown.


Everyone is invited down to First United Presbyterian Church as they present another soul-stirring edition of their United In Jazz Concert Series. Enjoy a delicious dinner, good fellowship, and live jazz from the electrifying Dante Lewis on saxophone! Admission is $20 for the concert and dinner or just $10 for the concert. All ages are welcome. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 and the music starts at 7 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church is located at 406 N. College St. in Uptown.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites you out for a very special surprise for the November installment of Jazz at the Bechtler—come experience the rich and versatile vocal stylings of the beautiful Nnenna Freelon! As a six-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, Ms. Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer who has worked alongside several jazz dignitaries such as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Ellis Marsalis and many more. If you want to quality jazz energy for your Friday night, this is definitely the event for you! Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=a1e40df2-5732-45b1-93d1-7806f928ef26. There wiil be two performances this evening: 6 and 8:15 p.m. The Bechtler Museum is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Innovative Business Development Group, LLC invites you out to Packard Place for the Small Business Mixer this evening. In this workshop, you will learn what exactly is networking, how to execute it efficiently and to utilize those tools for future endeavors. The motto for the evening is: “Bring your business cards and the mindset of growing your business by growing your network.” Featured guests include representatives from MP International and The Chris L. Davis Agency. Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-mixer-tickets-38608125944. Refreshments will be provided. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church St. in Uptown.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library invites you to the Main Branch this evening for a special screening of their Scenes of a Black Woman film series. For tonight’s feature, come and view the 2000, Gina Prince-Blythewood-directed classic, “Love & Basketball” starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. Scenes of a Black Woman is a series of films about Black women, created by Black filmmakers and a celebration of Black cinema. There will be a short discussion of themes and aesthetics after the film. Admission is FREE to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the film will start at 6 p.m. 310 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Join Magnifique Image at Hickory Tavern for the “Bringing Back the 80s Spades & Networking Event!” Gather all your B-Boys and B-Girls and get ready for a night of nonstop fun! Break out those classic 80s outfits and enjoy a few rounds of Spades, networking, mixing and mingling all set to a dope 80s soundtrack! There will be drink specials all night long and be sure to bring plenty of business cards. Admission is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-back-the-80s-spades-and-networking-event-tickets-39234768248. The event starts at 7 p.m. Hickory Tavern is located at 12210 Copper Way in the Ballantyne Area.

Charlotte, come experience the funkiest all-star tribute to one of music’s most legendary dignitaries at The James Brown Dance Party! Boasted as the greatest tribute to The Godfather of Soul, The Chase Brothers have been well-known members of the greater music community for many years. Tonight, relive all of James Brown’s biggest hits with a colorful array of musical arrangement, packed with a whole ‘lotta soul power! Bring your friends out and get ready to dance! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/james-brown-dance-party-the-shed-amphitheater-tickets-38503885157. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at The Shed Amphitheater. 600 E. Sugar Creek Rd. in the NoDa District.

This evening, come and experience the power of short dialogue in short films at the “4th Annual 100 Words Film Festival.” This festival celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling. Each film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words, challenging filmmakers to focus on the essence of the story. Given this parameter, this festival is also celebration of the fastest-growing, most exciting category of filmmaking in its purest form – the short. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/100-words-film-festival-3. This festival will begin on this evening and on Saturday (11/5) both starting at 8 p.m. The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square is located at 345 N. College St. in Uptown.

Jazz N’ Soul Music wants to set your Friday off the right way as they proudly welcome the mystic sounds of Joseph Priester & Co. giving you “A Night of Silky Soul!” Joseph’s musical stylings are compared to that of Thomas Whitfield, Rance Allen and many others. Versed in gospel, R&B, Jazz and Soul get ready to enjoy an evening of fine musicianship, vocalism and some uplifting energy all wrapped in one performance! From covers to originals, this band has got it down! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joseph-priester-and-company-the-return-of-silky-soul-tickets-38998911795. The show starts at 9 p.m. at The Morehead Tavern. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.  #JazzNSoul

For some more Friday night jazz grooves, slide over to Sydney’s Martini & Wine Bar and come experience the sounds of The Groove Masters Band! With a rhythm section so strong and melodic, you’ll either melt into your seat or get up and cut a rug for sure! There will be plenty of drinks for special order. The band strikes at 9 p.m, sharp. Sydney’s is located at 401 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Some new sonic flavor is in the QC–tonight, come out to Crown Station for the inaugural session of “Blow Your Head!” Join local musicians and cultural activists DJs Flock of Slagles and Jah Freedom spinning an entire vinyl set of Funk, Soul, Boogie, Garage, House and Rare Grooves for your listening pleasures! Also, be sure to be camera ready as renowned photographer Jonathan Cooper with be abroad snapping fun still shots throughout the night! Admission is FREE to attend and be ready to dance! The event starts at 10 p.m. Crown Station is located at 3629 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.



The Main Event, Inc. invites you out Mecklenburg County Bar for the Charlotte Small Business Conference this morning. Hosted by Charlotte Center City Partners, The Knight Foundation, M&F Bank, and JCSU, this seminar will provide essential information for entrepreneurs and business owners. This conference will help entrepreneurs and business owners in the areas of starting a business, financing your business, knowing the law, marketing strategies and creating a pitch to angel investors. Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-small-business-conference-tickets-38941681618. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mecklenburg County Bar is located at 2850 Zebulon Ave.

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.   Familiarizing your children with these technologies at an early age is the best way to peak interest and foster curiosity in the expanding areas of research which govern the world around us. This is a two-day workshop—Saturday (11/4), starting at 9 a.m. and Sunday (11/5), starting at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.c3-lab.com/classes-workshops/lego-robotics-1. C3 Lab is located at 2525 Distribution St. in Historic South End.

This morning at The Gantt Center, bring the entire tribe out for the November edition of the Family First Workshop Series! For today’s session, join Charlotte artist DeNeer Davis for a fun-filled session of watercolor abstract art! You will learn about abstraction, view works currently on display in the galleries and learn how to mix watercolors to create their very own painting to take home. DeNeer Davis is an educator and graffiti artist born and raised in the QC who has taught K-8 arts & crafts classes and is a Breakin’ Convention artist for Blumenthal Performing Arts. This workshop will be full of spontaneous and expressive painting styles for the entire family! Don’t miss this! This workshop is FREE with museum admission but please be sure to RSVP here: https://61686.blackbaudhosting.com/61686/November-Family-First?_ga=2.55571115.1676344888.1509136520-923998014.1509136520. The class starts at 11 a.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Election Day is coming up for the QC and this morning, join radio show personality and local media maven Queen V of “The Phone Wallet Keys Podcast” for “Bonds & Brunch!” Enjoy a delectable Southern-brunch at The Asbury—located inside The Dunhill Hotel for some social engagement and conversation centered around local politics and a host of other socioeconomic matters in the city. Brunch menu items vary by price. You will meet Queen V across the street at the Main Library for early voting at 11:30 and will then walk over to the hotel. 235 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte invites you out for a special run of the beloved children’s story Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day & Other Stories!” Based on the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book by acclaimed author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day and Other Stories will whisk your family into the classic storybook. This charming, intimate show follows a young boy as he joyfully experiences the first snowfall of the year. Join Peter and his dog, Willie, for a day of exploration and imagination. Fifty-five years since it was originally published, The Snowy Day remains a deeply loved and profoundly influential story. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ctcharlotte.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=C94145BD-0FA1-4183-9482-5ACCE586F0AE. There will be 3 performances this weekend: Saturday (11/4), 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday (11/5) at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Wells Fargo Playhouse inside ImaginOn. 300 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

Moxie Society turns up the heat at Sports One Bar & Lounge as they host a very special and rare edition of “I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party!” Grab your friends, grab some delicious food and grab a hold of some extra drinks because they are extending the party time! DJs Shaun Nyce aka “The Blend King” and Loui Vee will be commanding the wheels of steel all the way into the evening spinning the hottest multi-generational soundscape of tunes for you to enjoy! Admission is FREE to attend. The party starts jumping at 11 a.m. Sports One is located at 521 N. College St. in Uptown.   #MoxieSociety

Hey kids, wake your parents up and bring them out to the West Boulevard Library Branch for FREE! Art & Music Workshops! Hosted and curated by The Guerilla Poets, the goal for these workshops is to empower the community through the skills they will learn and to enrich the community in culture and togetherness building stronger neighborhoods and more successful individuals. Today’s sessions will center around the Five Senses in Color Theory and a Guitar Melodies & Songwriting course. All ages are welcome to join and the event is FREE. 11 a.m. The library is located at 2157 West Blvd.  #GuerillaPoets

Three Spirits Brewery has stood strong for two years on the block and now, the staff invites you out to celebrate at their Two-Year Anniversary Party! Come and kick it at Charlotte’s only Black-owned brick and mortar brewery with a day full of drink specials, BBQ, live music, local artisans, fashion and food trucks and lots more! Admission is FREE to attend and the party starts at 12 noon. Three Spirits Brewery is located at 5046 Old Pineville Rd.

Hip Hop knows no boundaries and it brings infectious energy wherever it reaches. That’s why this afternoon, the good people of The Single Saved & Serious Movement have invited you out to Doghouse Bar & Grill for the third installment of the Gospel Hip Hop Open House! Calling all MCs—no matter your faith, come out to spit some uplifting rhymes honoring the community, the common good and The Most High! Featuring live performances from Renee, QG and many more—and you don’t want to miss the rhyme cypher! Admission is $1.50 or donations can be given. Purchases can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gospel-hip-hop-open-house-3-tickets-38587681795. The fun starts at 12 noon. Doghouse Bar & Grill is located at 7200 Albemarle Rd.   #SSSMovement

Everyone head down to The McColl Center for Art + Innovation for a very special Open Studio Saturday this afternoon! Experience what makes McColl Center a vibrant contemporary art space with featured artists-in-residence Zoë Charlton, Julio Gonzalez, Amy Johnson, Nelson Morales, Carmen Papalia, and Leah Rosenberg as they open their studio doors to all visitors to talk about their work and creative processes. You’ll also get to experience three levels of art exhibitions and so much more! Admission is FREE to attend and the fun begins at 12 noon. The McColl Center is located at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.

This afternoon, come out to the Carole A. Hoefener Center for the 2017 Queen City Business Expo! This community marketplace features 50 local businesses from the Charlotte Metro area. These companies are the back bones of our communities and the future employers to develop the city. Companies of all facets of business will be in attendance showcasing their products and services. You can expect free giveaways, coupons, discounts, and special offers. Music, food, shopping, and entertainment will add some festive flavor for this event. Admission is FREE. 1 p.m. 615 E. 6th St. in Uptown.

Get ready for a “GOOD” time at Camp North End this afternoon and come out for GOOD HIGH! This multisensory and multi-communal cultural jam, curated and created by Davita Galloway and Quentin Talley will serve a purpose to peak your inner-creative spirit with a dazzling arrangement of visual arts, music and more! Experience the vibrant sounds of Mindelixir, Mercury Carter and The X-MEN performing some totally eclectic grooves to feed your soul. Catch some fly threads from fashion designers Joel, Kevin Carter and Fayshon House. The nutrients will be provided by Chef Gref Collier and libations from the mixologist, Deshawn. Admission is FREE for all of this good n’ highness. The experience begins at 2 p.m. Camp North End is located at 1824 Statesville Ave.

If you love music like I love music, spin yourselves over to Tip Top Daily Market for another rotation of the Diggers Delight Pop-Up Record Swap! This event has been moved to Saturdays because of football season, however, it’s the same ingredients—you, your friends, some good conversation about music and life, tasty treats, crates and crates of hot records and local cultural enthusiasts and activists Flock & UNTAMD ready to rock the spot and deal out some analog dopeness! Also, be sure to check out the frequencies from Premium Sound with more musical madness for your minds. Admission is FREE to attend and the event starts at 2 p.m. Tip Top Daily Market is located at 2902 The Plaza Rd. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

Ladies, head out to Banquet 49 for the “Curls, Swirls & Pretty Girls Natural Hair Workshop & Seminar” this afternoon! This event is to educate all “curl friends” on how to properly transition and implement the products specifically made for varying textures in today’s market. The event will entail details on how to care for your hair during the fall and winter season when most dryness persists. Also, the instructors will go in depth on product utilization, understanding the diversity in curl patterns, skin regime, in-season makeup, fashion trends and essential nutrition bits to aid in bringing you the best results. This event is presented by Turquiose Tea Spa & Beauty Bar, Styles on Top Wig & Hair Boutique and The Alesia Thomas Foundation, Inc. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curls-swirls-pretty-girls-natural-hair-workshop-seminar-tickets-37148585419. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Banquet 49 is located at 4949 Albemarle Rd., Suite “B”.


Join Styled In Greatness at The Levine Museum of the New South this evening for a very special event, “All Black & A Pop Fashion Experience.” A fashion networking experience for all things fashion and more for the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and surrounding areas. Come explore various businesses, brands, self-esteems, and financial stabilizations to new heights while mingling and connecting with like-minded individuals. The required attire is an all-black ensemble with your creative pop of style (color, fabric, pattern, etc.) Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-black-and-a-pop-fashion-experience-tickets-37968471721. The event will begin at 7 p.m. The museum is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

Need some creative dinner plans? Slide out to nearby Monroe and head over to The Treehouse Vineyards for Italian Dinner Night! Enjoy a cozy evening with live entertainment and dinner for a cause and feel the energy of the eagerly-awaited RJ Adams performing live which is sure to make you want to get on your feet and dance! Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks which is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming of large breed dogs. Menu items include: sundried tomato and artichoke pasta, baked ziti, meatballs, garlic rolls, and Caesar salad. Admission is $12 per person. 7 p.m. Treehouse Vineyards is located at 301 Bay St. in Monroe.

Have A Blast Events invites you to step back in time at 360 Lounge as they host the “80s vs 90s Old School Hip Hop and R&B Party” this evening! A special guest DJ will “Pump Up the Jam” while all the “Hip Hop Junkies” hit the dance floor to “Reminisce” while groovin’ to the funk from yesteryear. Enhance your party experience by rocking your favorite 80s and 90s street gear and stick around for a prize given to the dopest outfit of the evening. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/80s-vs-90s-old-school-hip-hop-and-rb-party-tickets-38794189465. The party starts at 9 p.m. 360 Lounge is located at 3060 Smith Corners Blvd. in the Northlake Area.

Get ready to feel the spirit in your mind, body and soul this evening at The Tavern because it’s time once again for the “RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party!” Get down on the good foot as the Deep House Providers (DJs Gary “Jackmaster” Wallace, Marcus Wade, Tony Cutlass and Badala B) give you the very best in House tunes all night long. Also, be sure to stick around and get a taste of some extra House flavor from none other than special guest, Chi-Town legend Stacey Kidd and a very special Soul Day celebration for longtime House head, the lovely Miss Lauren! The party begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 all night long. The Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #HouseLives

Need something to do tonight? How about me and you, yo’ mama and your cousin too hop in the Cadillac on vogues, slam the doors and head down to The Fillmore for Grits & Biscuits: The Dirty South Set! Enjoy a night of Southern-fried, trunk-rattling, booty shaking Hip Hop classics from all eras! Tickets can be purchased here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0E005344BF7A5DE6. Showtime is at 9 p.m. The Fillmore is located at 820 Hamilton St. in the NC Music Factory. #GritsAndBiscuits

The dynamic duo known as The JETA Team is back at Petra’s for the month of November with another fly edition of “Off The Wall!” Sonic engineers DJ Justice, DJ Aking Allah and special guest The Mighty DJ DR are your sound providers for the evening giving you the hottest mixes of True School Golden Era Hip Hop, R&B, House, Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock, Go-Go, Reggae and lots of other cultural flyness! Admission is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. The party starts at 9 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.   #TheJETATeam



Slide over to South End this afternoon and come out for the last “Front Porch Sunday” small and local business expo for 2017! Over 40 local vendors featuring a variety of products will be at The Porch to celebrate an amazing market season and of course you—the community! Be sure to bring a chair and enjoy live music, food from Hiya Food Truck and Now Toasted Food, fresh-brewed coffee from Crane Coffee, Co. and live music! Admission is FREE to attend and the entire family is invited. The marketplace is open at 12 noon. 2151 Hawkins St. in Historic South End.  #ShopLocalCLT


Join Ms. Eternity Philops this afternoon at Yoga Warrior Studio as she hosts a Kemetic Yoga Drum Circle. Get your mats, drums, and instruments ready for a cultural blend of transformative African healing. In this session, Eternity will restore guide you to restore your hearts, minds, and souls as a community renewing with a slow flow Kemetic (Egyptian) Yoga practice and releasing with the high energy rhythm of West African drumming and freestyle dancing. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kemetic-yoga-drum-circle-registration-38803569521. The session starts at 3 p.m. Yoga Warrior Studio is located at 1200 E. Morehead St., Suite #190.

Ladies, has the modeling bug bit you? If so, join Ms. Summer Lucille of Juicy Body Goddess for “The GLAM Project!” Whether you wish to become a plus size model, or are simply seeking to develop your personal image and self-esteem, this is the course for you! This three-hour, interactive course will include: a session for professional head shots, runway training, social media profiling tutorials, model development training, networking and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.juicybodygoddess.com/shop?olsFocus=false&olsPage=products/plus-plus-size-fashion-tickets. Any further questions or inquiries, please call: (704)- 519-7555. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at Material Girl Hair Boutique. 5015 N. Tryon St., Suite #114.

Moxie Society keeps the party going this weekend as they invite you out to Firehouse Bar & Lounge for the seventh installment of “Sippin’ On Sundays!” Whether you’re headed to the game or just need something cool to do on this Sunday afternoon, slide through with your crew and enjoy some tasty cocktails, down some delicious food and get busy with the sonic stylings of DJ Loui Vee playing the best of Hip Hop and R&B! Admission is FREE to attend. The party starts at 4 p.m. Firehouse Bar & Lounge is located at 320 W. Carson St. in Uptown.   #MoxieSociety



Green the Church and CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church are pleased to invite you to the 4th Annual Green the Church Summit. This summit is a showcase for green theology and will focus on innovative approaches to racial, economic and environmental equity. The theme of this conference is “Revive Us Again: The Black Church Response To Climate Change & Global Renewal.” Workshops include, ‘resilience & disaster preparedness’, ‘Renewable Energy Development’, ‘God & the Great Outdoors’ and much more. Conference tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-the-church-summit-2017-tickets-36933232292. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will run through Wednesday, November 8. C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 1421 Statesville Ave.

Calling all gamers—head out to the Microsoft Store at South Park Mall for the Xbox One X Launch Party! Come celebrating the release of the world’s newest power console! Become a part of the gaming community with some 4K game play, prizes, free food, fellowship and lots more. Admission is FREE to attend and the event will begin at 5 p.m. South park Mall is located at 4400 Sharon Rd.

Alphamale Nail Care Services is proud to present the November session of “Alphamale Afterwords: A Co-Ed Book Club!” This eclectic co-ed book club is where men and women can discuss their love of books and reading experiences. This month’s feature read is “Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire.” Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Loft & Cellar. 305 W. 4th St. in Uptown.



Want to have some fun and network at the same time? Head on down to Recess Charlotte for “Business Card Bingo!” Presented by WGOIC, SociaLight and Brittney Windsand, come out to make new friends, business connects, grab some delicious pizza & drinks and play a few rounds of B-I-N-G-O! Please bring PLENTY of business cards as playing pieces and you’ll have a chance to win some cool prizes! Admission is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door or here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-card-bingo-registration-38581624678. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Recess Charlotte is located at 832 Seigle Ave.

All you vinyl enthusiasts, music lovers, collectors and cool people, join DJ Justin Aswell Blackwood at Petra’s as he hosts another funky session of “B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl)!” Whether you have wax or not, come out and hear a diverse array of tunes, grooves, jams, mingle with some cool people, enjoy cocktails and get your boogie on! Admission is FREE and the tables start turning at 8 p.m. at Petra’s. 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.





11/11 – The JETA Team presents “Rock Box”

11/12 – Classic Black Cinema Series screening of “Get Christy Love!”

11/12 – Charlotte Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch

11/17 – New Era Music House presents “From Scratch”

11/17 – Science On the Rocks: In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

11/18 – 2017 UNCC African Night

11/18 – The Author & The Artist

11/24 – Black Food Truck Friday


I hope everyone has a “fun-omenal” and funky weekend! Peace.

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

#WeekendWarrior   #TheBlackFerrisBueller   #CommunityFirst




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