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The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, October 19 – Monday, October 24

By: Shawn D. Allison, II

What is the word family? I hope everyone has had a productive and positive week! There’s over 40 things to do this weekend in the QC and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! So much flavor, flair and funk you’ll be sure to fit in somewhere! Now if you want to know what kind of trouble yours truly will be getting into this weekend, just check out my special “Hot List” just below!


  • Thursday—Gantt After Dark at the Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Friday—The Jazz Room at The Stage Door Theatre
  • Friday—Jackie Venson (Jazz N’ Soul Music) at The Tavern
  • Saturday—Fall Fetish Day Party at Stache’ House
  • Saturday—KING at Neighborhood Theatre
  • Saturday—Su Casa: We Love Fela! at Petra’s
  • Sunday—A Sign of the Times’ Straight Ahead Jazz Series @ Little Rock A.M.E. Zion
  • Monday—“After Innocence” film screening at JCSU


——-THURSDAY 10/20——-

Begin your weekend at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture with another slammin’ and soulful edition of “Gantt After Dark!” Mellow out with a mature and sophisticated crowd, enjoy some delicious treats, shop from local vendors and enjoy the smooth sounds from local band, 5th & York. Also, enjoy a Paint n’ Sip course hosted by local creative Cathay Dawkins. Admission to Gantt After Dark is FREE. Admission to the Paint N’ Sip class is $20 for Gantt members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased here: https://61686.blackbaudhosting.com/61686/PNC-Presents-Gantt-After-Dark. The event begins at 6 p.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Head over to the Levine Museum of the New South this evening for a public community discussion of the landmark court decision, “Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg.” It’s been 45 years since this Supreme Court-decided case broke barriers and led to racial integration of Charlotte’s schools. With the beginning of student assignment review, the search for a new superintendent, a bond referendum. The drastic change of Charlotte’s neighborhoods demographics these issues will affect our city’s shared future. This conversation will be discussing these events in CMS’s history and the student experience today. Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://38686.blackbaudhosting.com/38686/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=0a47ed9b-9ef6-498d-bef1-c2ae8738fb01. The discussion starts at 6 p.m. The Levine Museum of the New South is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

Come out to The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art as they host another screening as part of their Modernism + Film series. Tonight’s feature is “Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery.” Dubbed as the “Bonnie and Clyde of the art world” by 60 minutes, Wolfgang Beltracchi and his wife, Helene, are known as one of the longest running and most profitable scam artists in all of art history. Tickets can be purchased here: https://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=578d2630-33ee-4fca-b6a1-2b168c096ca3. The film begins at 6 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

Get your feet set to a funky, indigenous rhythm because the Oneaka Dance Company proudly presents the 8th Annual Charlotte African Dance & Drumming Conference! Enjoy uplifting and powerful lectures from respected cultural dignitaries, fellowship, drum circles, a variety of native grooves, dance workshops in the genres of Soca, Bomba, Kizomba and lots more! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oneaka-dance-company-presents-charlotte-african-dance-and-drum-conference-concert-tickets-27127439903. All events and workshops for the week will be at the JCSU Arts Factory. 1545 W. Trade St. near the JCSU Main Campus.

There has been a lot going on in Charlotte lately and a group of local creatives have cultivated some rather interesting and artistic responses to all of the recent activity. This evening, head over to La Revolucion for “Pecha Kucha: Art Without Borders.” Described as a TEDx Talk for artsy individuals by writer and participant Kia O. Moore, this group of talented individuals will include a variety of creative perspectives from the recent events. Admission is $10 and the event will be hosted by Quentin Talley and Judith Barriga. 9 p.m. La Revolucion is located at 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. near Uptown.

One of Black cinema’s finest masterpieces comes to the stage live at Ovens Auditorium this Thursday night! Get ready to experience, “Love Jones: The Musical!” Relive the romantic magic of the movie on stage as R&B/Neo-Soul/Hip Hop artists Musiq Soulchild, MC Lyte, Raheem DeVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrissette Michelle and Dave Hollister deliver an astounding performance for your pleasure! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium is located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.


——-FRIDAY 10/21——-

Discovery Place Science will be full of tricks and treats this evening for “Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum”–an unforgettable adults-only night of monstrous mayhem! Rock your costume this evening and get ready for The Fear Factor Challenge, spooky science experiments, a terrifyingly terrific costume contest and much much more! Tickets can be purchased here: https://science.discoveryplace.org/explore/events/sotr-fright-at-the-museum. This is a 21+ event so please have proper I.D. available. Please experiment responsibly. The fun starts at 5 p.m. Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown. #SOTR

The House of LeMond is having an opening experience this evening co-hosted by AlphaMale Nail Care Services! Gentlemen, come out and enjoy complimentary manicures, measurements, a massage, shoe shines, refreshments and other cool giveaways! Spoken word performer Captee Palmer will be on hand to provide some verbal rhythmic entertainment and there stick around for the “Sock Wars” sock competition! Admission is FREE to attend but please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-the-experience-registration-27717947126. The event begins at 6 p.m. The House of LeMond is located at 3010 Monroe Rd., Suite #103.

Goodyear Arts is proud to present its Fall Residency Showcase this evening! Please come celebrate the Artists-in-Residence for the months of September/October–Renate RC, Jeff Jackson, and Andy McMillan, with new work that includes photography, sculpture, installation, and fiction. There will be food and beverages available. Admission is FREE to attend. The showcase starts at 6 p.m. Goodyear Arts is located at 516 N. College St. in Uptown.

The Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI) returns the heavily heralded Jazz Room for its eighth season and tonight, your ears are in for a very special treat! Come out to The Stage Door Theatre and witness Grammy Award-winning musician Ashlin Parker channel the sounds of iconic jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham. There will be four shows for this performance: Friday, 10/21 at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, 10/22 at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/jazz-room-the-stage-door-theater-4. The Stage Door Theatre is located on the corner of E. 5th St. and N. College St. in Uptown.   #JAI

Get ready to have your eardrums grooving with delight at BluNotes this evening! Hitting the stage for their all-new Live Music series, is The Queen’s Guard feat. Blanche J. along with special guest, Joanna Teters & Mad Satta coming straight out of NYC! You want The Funk, Soul, R&B, Jazz backed by some strong and sultry vocals from a beautiful Brown-skinned woman? Do not miss this show! Admission is $10 and can be purchased here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/checkout?cartId=HPoul7fLl-OgSku-6CwVyS6iGBiwU6eu2nYVsUyC. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the University Area.

This evening, the Charlotte Art League hosts the Comic-CAL Brush N’ Beats Costume Contest! Come out and showcase your best comic book and Halloween character side! There will be lots of fellowship, refreshments and a trophy presentation for the best costume! Admission is FREE to attend. The event starts at 7 p.m. Charlotte Art League is located at 1517 Camden Rd. in Historic South End.

Jazz N’ Soul gets some down home flavor this Friday evening at The Tavern. For this edition of Ella’s Speakeasy, please gear your ears to the stage and experience the sounds of guitarist and vocalist Jackie Venson! Come out for a night of smokin’ Blues, Rock, and Soul from this beautiful songbird as she makes a very rare appearance in the QC! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackie-venson-a-night-of-smokin-blues-rock-and-soul-fri-oct-21st-tickets-27695143921. There will be two shows this evening: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Don’t miss this show! The Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul

If your ears have a desire to be engorged with some lucid, liquid and lush lyricism this evening, come out to The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square for the SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam. Whether you are a connoisseur, creative or just curious come out to hear from and mingle with some truly talented individuals. The slam will be held at 8 p.m. and admission is $10. The McGlohon Theatre is located at 345 N. College St. in Uptown.

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Ovens Auditorium! Travelling magician troupe, The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible magicians on earth poised to provide a non-stop show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/the-illusionists. Ovens Auditorium is located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.


——-SATURDAY 10/22——-

Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Chamber of Commerce at Packard Place for another round of CMBCC Empowerment Saturdays. Pat Freeman, who is an author, speaker and educator will teach you presentation skills that will keep you from being nervous and how to immediately connect with people. Lean Certified Productivity Expert, Nikita Devereaux will coach you on how to organize your thinking, personal space and even your day to day habits to help you accomplish your most ambitious business, career or life goals. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmbcc-empowerment-saturday-1022-registration-28339451061?aff=es2. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church St. in Uptown.

When the time is here for a community to support each other, we must give. This Saturday morning, rise up out of bed and head to Grier Heights Community Center for “GIVE: A Charity Yoga Class.” Join the beautiful Kelley Carboni-Woods this morning as she guides you through some calming yoga exercises in order to raise money for Jania Massey in her efforts provide time and charity for various community causes. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/give-a-charity-yoga-class-tickets-27785248426. The class begins at 10 a.m. Grier Heights Community Center is located at 3100 Leroy St. in the Grier Heights Community.

Ladies, head over to Hygge Co-Working Space this morning as inspiHER hosts “Coffee & Conversations.” Are you in need of a place to share intimate questions and desires and to dive into deep, thought-provoking conversations? If your answer is “yes”, then this event is for you! Coffee will be provided, you just bring the conversation.   Join some awesome women of faith and virtue and be encouraging to each other! Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-and-conversations-tickets-26229615486?aff=es2. The event begins at 10 a.m. Hygge Coworking is located at 809 Hill St., Suite “C” which is on the outskirts of Uptown.

Get busy with Moxie Society this morning at Sports One Bar & Lounge as they host another fun edition of the “I Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party!” Enjoy some delicious Southern-inspired brunch dishes, a variety of cocktail specials including $5 mimosas, funky throwback joints provided by DJ Weatherman and some fly art created by Jay Burton. Admission is FREE to attend. The party starts at 11 a.m. Sports One is located at 521 N. College St. in Uptown.   #MoxieSociety

Charlotte, get ready for an entire afternoon of fun and bring the family out to Open Streets 704! This day of car(e)-free streets aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car. Starting at 1 p.m., the roads will be cleared connecting Biddleville, Smallwood, Seversville, Wesley Heights, Fourth Ward, Wilmore, and SouthEnd. Please dress comfortably, shop at small businesses, eat local and make new friends!

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! This afternoon, come out to Advent Coworking for a special enlightening seminar entitled, “All Up In Your Business: A Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs!” Do you feel you are ready to start your business? This is the event for you. This event is a series of short presentations of topics from industry leaders. Topics include: mission & values, legal advice, financial advice, marketing, social media and more. Admission is FREE to attend, but please be sure to RSVP here: http://adventcoworking.com/all-up-in-your-business/. The event begins at 1 p.m. Advent Coworking is located at 933 Louise Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

 Enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon at The Levine Museum of the New South with your family and come out for “Cultural Connections: Exploring Dia De Muertos Preview!” Join Museum staff and community members as you will sample and make some of the arts and crafts associated with Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead. Also, bring your crafts back to the Museum’s community day on Oct. 30. Admission is FREE to attend. The fun starts at 1 p.m. The museum is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

You’ve been to AfroPop and danced the night away, this time spend your afternoon dancing and shopping! Join Team Bantu at BluNotes as they host the “AfroPop Up-Shop!” This bazaar featuring retailers from all over the region vending clothing, accessories, and personal care products from various African cultures. Also, while you shop, The Dynamic DJ Kato will be providing various cultural grooves to step to as you move from booth to booth. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afropop-up-shop-charlotte-blunotes-tickets-28257079686. The commerce exchange commences at 1 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the University Area.   #AfricanaConnections

Everyone head over to Earl’s Grocery this afternoon for another fun edition of Mixology with Bob Peters! For today’s lesson, Fair Game Distillery from Pittsboro along with Mr. Peters will be featuring their liquors as well as a tasting of their apple, scuppernong, and peach wines. You will also get a chance to learn how to craft your own seasonal cocktails with intimate instruction from the experts! Admission is FREE to attend and the session begins at 2:30 p.m. Earl’s Grocery is located at 1609 Elizabeth Ave. in Uptown.

Everyone slide over to ‘Stache House this afternoon as Ms. Terry Berry of TerryBerry Events hosts the “Fall Fetish Day Party!” Get comfortable in those cool fall threads as DJ Ngenius sets the mood with the best of Hip Hop and R&B from today and yesteryear! Admission is FREE and the fun starts at 4 p.m. If you desire to reserve a table, please shoot a text message to (336)-251-4230. The party will be held at ‘Stache House Bar & Lounge. 1520 South Blvd. in Historic South End.  #TerryBerryEvents

Election Day is approaching and while early voting has begun, why not add some fun, art and culture to it? Join local spoken word and activism collective, Guerilla Poets as they provide some Early Voting Entertainment for you. Choosing the best candidates can be rather challenging and confusing at times, and these talented lyricists will help calm your nerves with amazing and creative freestyle pieces as you vote. They will be at the West Boulevard Library Branch from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 2157 West Blvd.

The Guerilla Poets aren’t done just yet! Join them at The Last Word as they host their 1st Annual Halloween Bash Open Mic! For tonight’s special edition, the GP crew will feature a reenactment/small play of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece, “The Raven.” There will also be refreshments for sale, face painting, games, grab bags, music and more! Admission is FREE to attend and costumes are highly encouraged to be worn. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. The Last Word is located at 5744 N. Tryon St.

Art and 90s flavor collide at Studio 1212 this evening as Urbanzue and the Relax Brand have collaborated to present, “The Big Chill: 90s Galleria.” Charlotte, come out and experience each other, art, love, social consciousness, positive energy and 90s music. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-chill-90s-gallaria-tickets-28316444247?aff=es2. This event is for persons 18+. The event starts at 6 p.m. Studio 1212 is located at 1212 E. 10th St. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

The Myrtis Simpson Walker Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc. presents the Kids Kandy Land Fashion Show! This is a fundraising event that will raise money for programming, college tours and summer camps. Kandy Land will be a magical event that will satisfy your sweet tooth while seeing all the out the box and eclectic fashions! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-kandy-land-tickets-27061032276. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at LaCa Projects. 1429 Bryant St.

This evening, join Sacred Muse Creative Community as they host “Fireside Chats.” Come out for an evening of candid conversation and community and consider the dynamic roles in which creatives were intended to play in cultural engagement as harbingers of hope, instigators of healing and agents of change.  The discussion leaders for the night are Pastor Jonathan Stone, singer/songwriter Jasmine Lloyd and the beautiful chanteuse Dawn Anthony. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and blanket. Also, there will be some tasty desserts and hot beverages served. Admission is FREE to attend. The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at 530 Sunnywood Ln.

Slide down to Rock Hill this evening and join Carolina Creative Expressions for an evening of “Paint and Poetry!” The room will be filled with succulent verbiage geared to give you inspiration to create your own desired (or instructed) masterpiece on a blank canvas. With so much creativity in the building, you’ll be sure to have your creativity elevated to a euphoric state. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-paint-and-sip-with-carolina-creative-expressions-tickets-28170249976?aff=es2. The event begins at 7 p.m. The address of the event is 244 E. Black St. in Rock Hill.

You want more soul? I got you some! This evening at BluNotes, come and get a full body experience at the all-new “Rare Soul Series!” Headlining and hosting tonight is crooner Eliah Soul featuring T.M.E. (The Main Event) and a special performance from the gorgeous and talented Gena Chambers! Tickets can be purchased here: or at the door. Show time is at 8 p.m. BluNotes is located at 3425 David Cox Rd. in the University Area.

All you cool cats head out to FireWater this evening for the 16th Annual Brown Sugar Jam! Get down to the best sounds of old school Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul as Charlotte legend DJ Stacey Blackman rocks you into the night! Also, be sure to wear your flyest headpiece—I’m not talking weaves, wigs or toupees, I’m talking about hats! Admission is FREE to attend and the party starts at 9 p.m. FireWater is located at 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd. in the University Area.

My lovely three girlfriends–Paris, Amber and Anita are all coming to town this Saturday night for a special performance! These three chanteuses, better known as the trio, KING will bless the Neighborhood Theatre stage with their astonishing talent, soulful musicianship and heavenly vocalisms.  Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/king-1. The show begins at 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre is located at 511 E. 36th St. in the NoDa District.

Su Casa returns to Petra’s for one of its most popular editions this Saturday evening—“We Love Fela!” This annual celebration of Fela Kuti and all things, sounds and grooves set to a funky Afrobeat rhythm! Resident turntablists DJ Justice, DJ Steel Wheel and Loot-Tenant Trax bringing nothing but that pure, raw and uncut African flavor straight to your earholes! Admission is $10 and the party starts at 10 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.


——-SUNDAY 10/23——-

When combined, what does Hip Hop and food equal? A good time! This morning, head up I-77 N to the town of Cornelius and slide over to Cork & Cask for the “Old School Hip Hop Brunch!” Your stomach will be filled with culinary goodness while your ears will be filled with the flyness of Golden Era Hip Hop. It’s a head-bobbing and hand-raising experience like no other! Admission is FREE to attend and the funk starts at 11 a.m. Cork & Cask is located at 9624 Bailey Rd. in Cornelius, NC.

What’s one of the best foods for cool, chilly weather? Chili! Grab your family, friends and appetites because it’s time for the 7th Annual Dilworth/South End Chili Cook-Off! Get your after church grub on and sample some delicious chili from several restaurants and individual cooking teams. There will be live music, raffle prizes, games, pumpkin painting for the kids and lots more! Admission is $10 each, FREE admission for kids and the fun starts at 11 a.m. All the festivities will be held at Atherton Mills. 2100 South Blvd. in Historic South End.

The Levine Museum of the New South has been on a roll with all sorts of goodness this weekend, but they aren’t through just yet! This afternoon, come out for another edition of the Explore History! series hosted by Dr. Tom Hanchett. Today’s discussion is entitled, “Explore Neighborhood History: Black Neighborhoods Then & Now.” Mary Newsom of UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, along with a panel of distinguished historians, educators, artists and activists will hold a conversation on the rich history and uncertain future of African American neighborhoods. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-neighborhood-history-black-neighborhoods-then-now-tickets-22703130675. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will be held at The Duke Mansion. The address is 400 Hermitage Rd. in the Cherry Neighborhood.

This afternoon, treat your ears to something special as A Sign of the Times hosts and performs another installment in their Straight-Ahead Jazz series. This ensemble has been described as the Queen City’s own Earth, Wind & Fire with some incomparable musicianship. Bring the family out to experience the tradition of performing traditional live jazz and to share the history of jazz. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-straight-ahead-jazz-series-april-thru-oct-by-a-sign-of-the-times-tickets-24756126240?aff=es2. The show begins at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Cultural Center. 401 N. McDowell St. in Uptown.

This evening, come out to CPCC Central Campus and explore the world with “Art + Poetry + Music: Expanding Horizons.” Celebrating Charlotte’s richly diverse community, this showcase features traditional Korean, Chinese, Lao and Indian music, dance, visual art and the spoken word starring an array of great artists headlined by Metropolitan Opera star Hyung Yun. Also, the party doesn’t stop once the concert ends–make sure to keep your night going at the after-party immediately after the performance ends. Your ticket includes free alcohol and a buffet. Tickets can be purchased at: http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/art-poetry-music. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Halton Theatre at CPCC Central Campus. 1201 Elizabeth Ave. in Uptown.


——-MONDAY 10/24——-

This evening, you’re invited out to Johnson C. Smith University for a viewing and public discussion of the film, “After Innocence.” With this presentation, the goal is to have a high-level discussion with lawmakers and criminal Justice experts that will create reformed legislation and policies that will support the statement “Liberty and Justice for All”. Admission is FREE to attend but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/justice-reformed-film-and-panel-discussion-tickets-7722394891. Film starts at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Science Center Building on the campus of JCSU. 100 Beatties Ford Rd.

This evening, come out to Queens University for a community discussion entitled, “Where Do We Go From Here?” hosted by the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County. Join them as they welcome Toussaint Romain, the Mecklenburg County Public Defender who served as a peacekeeper between protestors and police last month in Uptown Charlotte. Toussaint will tell everyone what he saw and heard during those protests and how we can and should move forward together as a city. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Queens University is located at 1900 Selwyn Ave. in the Myers Park Community.

Get ready for raised vibrations at Spirit Square this evening from Tajmah Allison as she hosts “Reggae Yoga Flow!” This is a vinyasa style yoga class; which means asanas (poses) are synced to the breath creating a dance-like flow. The flowing asanas sequence is meant to build heat, strength, flexibility and the class ends with a calming meditation. All yoga levels are welcome and please bring your mat. Admission is $5 and can be purchased here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=729967&sessionChecked=true. The class starts at 8 p.m. Spirit Square is located at 345 N. College St. in Uptown.

Rounding out your Monday, head out to Petra’s Bar for the “Jazz Workshop & Improv.” Join host, instrumentalist and local jazz enthusiast, John Shaughnessy as he conducts a live jazz session in front of an intimate audience. All are welcome to join in! Whether you are a flautist, guitarist, funky drummer, vocalist, horn-blower, percussionist or ivory tickler, this is the workshop for you! FREE admission. The jam session begins at 8 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.



  • Tuesday 10/25 – Friday 11/4—On Q Productions’ “Day of Absence + Kiss My Black Angst”
  • Sunday 10/30—Brunch So Hard CLT: A Boozy Brunch Series

• Saturday 11/5–“Off the Wall: Slow Wine Edition V.1”

• Friday 11/11 & 11/12 Author Benilde Little Discussion and Book Signing

“Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.”   -Zora Neale Hurston


Everyone be safe, be in love and be involved! Peace! Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Listen. Give.

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