By Shawn Allison
Yo, what’s the business Queen City? A whole lot, that’s what I’m telling you! I have found over 40 events for you and your camp, colleagues and comrades to get into this weekend and we are scheduled to have some absolutely fantastic weather! So as James Brown & Bobby Byrd said many years ago, “Everybody out there! Get on up, get into it and get involved!” Let’s go!
THURSDAY, July 14
Parents, bring the kids out to Discovery Place this morning for the fun and enriching workshop, “Nuclear Science Takeover!” Your young ones will be able to learn from visiting certified nuclear scientists that are members of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN). In this workshop, your youth will have a chance to investigate how the electricity grid works or explore how nuclear science is used for energy and medicine with technology like x-rays. These young professionals will answer all your questions, from alpha particles to zirconium. All activities are included with museum admission. The event begins at 11 a.m. Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
In light of the recent and reoccurring acts of police brutality on people of color, more specifically on young Black men, head over to UNCC as the YBM Leadership Alliance hosts a necessary forum entitled, “Now What?: A Community Discussion on the Young Black Male.” YBM Leadership Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on leadership development for young Black men. The vision is to “create a new reality” where young Black men are sought out as leaders. This is accomplished by promoting positive images about young Black men, developing their leadership capabilities, and imparting a goal for academic excellence. This is a FREE discussion and everyone is encouraged to attend. Please be sure to RSVP here. The discussion will be held at The Cone Center on the UNCC campus at 6:30 p.m. The address is 9210 University City Blvd. in the University Area.
Join local ministry and community-bridging initiative CharlotteONE at BB&T Ballpark for another edition of “CLTtalks: Inform.Engage.Impact. Tonight’s main issue in discussion is the element of Hunger. CLTtalks is part of an event series that started last year which focuses on engaging a community of people who care about making Charlotte a better place. This event is designed to raise awareness, engage 20 & 30 somethings on a particular issue, and give attendees tangible volunteer opportunities in Charlotte. There will be 5 -7 non-profits that focus on hunger needs that are looking forward to helping you make an impact in the city! Agencies that will be present are SouperBowl of Caring, Stop Hunger Now, Loaves & Fishes, Second Harvest Food Bank and more. Also, there will be complimentary food and beverages provided. This discussion is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotteone-presents-clttalks-informengageimpact-tickets-25902941395. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. BB&T Ballpark is located at 324 S. Mint St. in Uptown.
For some true adult fun, head over to Petra’s this evening for “Potions & Pixels: Video Games, Board Games and Community!” There will be a wide variety of multiplayer games from all eras and for all skill levels. From Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., Love Letter, Click Clack Lumberjack and more! Admission is FREE! Bring as many friends as you desire and have a good time! The games begin at 7 p.m. Petra’s is located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District. #PotionsAndPixels
Unwind at Sydney’s Martini & Wine Bar this evening as CrashZone Entertainment proudly presents, “The Summer Music Series: The Art of R&B!” Join host and Charlotte’s Radio Diva, Olympia D of Old School 105.3 along with vocalist Breeze The Voice, as he shares his passionate, soulful and inspirational R&B music filled with messages of love, hope & freedom. Blessing the mic as well will be the beautiful and vibrant Monica Lynese, a 3rd Round Chicago audition finalist on BET’s “SUNDAY ’S BEST”–who is not letting genre lines define her. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-rb-breeze-the-voice-ft-monica-lynese-tickets-26321875438?aff=es2. The show begins at 7 p.m. Sydney’s Martini & Wine Bar is located at 401 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
People, get ready to cast your anchors on the dance floor and brace yourself to be SHIPROCKED. Tonight’s getdown is gonna move your body to the sounds of Disco, The Funk & Soul music! DJ Dang Funky and Sir Chocolate Milk will be spinning on the back patio. Admission is free but only those 21+ with I.D. will be admitted. Music starts at 10 p.m. and it’ll be held at Snug Harbor. 1228 Gordon St. in the Plaza-Midwood area.
FRIDAY, July 15
Grown folks! Head down to Discovery Place this evening for the return of the wildly popular, “Science On the Rocks!” Scientific experimentation with libations—sounds fun doesn’t it? Tonight’s theme is “Pirates of the Queen City.” Whether you’re an old salt or a landlubber, all hands are on deck for the Rum Runner Obstacle Course, Catapult Beer Pong, live jellyfish encounter, costume contest and much more! Mermaid Shannon and Mermaid Kym will be luring sailors to World Alive, so be sure to bring your camera for a photo op. Also, be sure to experience the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition and view the new IMAX 3-D feature film, “A Beautiful Planet.” Advance tickets can be purchased here for $10: https://15106a.blackbaudhosting.com/15106a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=9f9a2615-4af2-4329-a33c-5908f2d01dcf&_ga=1.185539881.1258979056.1467925273. If you pay at the door, they will be $15. The event begins at 5 p.m. Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Enjoy a fun summer night at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art as they proudly host and present, “Bechtler By Night: Chill Out.” Art enthusiasts around the city have stated that this is a premiere art event in the city every third Friday of the month. Tonight’s theme, “Chill Out” is described as an artful way to beat the summer heat. There will be a watercolor art activity in the second-floor classroom, where you can learn the techniques of watercolors and take home your own hand-painted masterpiece! Don’t forget to see ‘The House That Modernism Built’ in the fourth-floor gallery, and the recently-opened exhibition, ‘All That Sparkles–20th Century Artists’ Jewelry in the second-floor gallery. This artistic soiree is FREE to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. The event begins at 5 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown. #BechtlerByNight
Head down to the brand new First Ward Park and get ready to dance the jig as Uptown Swagga…Charlotte’s Premier Go-Go Band brings delight, energy and great music to your senses this Friday evening! If you have never seen them perform in any of the various venues around town, here’s your chance to get a taste of some authentic D.C. flavor in the QC! Admission is FREE to attend. Please bring out the entire family, your friends and have a good time! The band starts at 6 p.m. First Ward Park is located at 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
The Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI) is back with another fun and funky summer edition of their much heralded series, “The Jazz Room!” This evening, gear your ears to the stage and get ready for Grammy Award-winning Victor “Red” Atkins channeling and paying musical homage to the late, great pianist, Horace Silver. Atkins is described as “infectious, unconventional, tasteful, and powerful”, all at the same time. Horace Silver was one the major influences and components for hard bop jazz back in the 1950s and 60s. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with either artist, this will be a show you do not want to miss! There will be two shows this evening: 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/jazz-room-the-stage-door-theater-1. Both shows will be performed at The Stage Door Theatre located at the corner of E. 5th St. & N. College St. in Uptown. #JAI
Get ready for a totally interactive and invigorating art experience like no other! Head down to the Goodyear Arts Preview Party for a unique and eclectic showcase featuring artwork by a host of local creatives, live music performances, fellowshipping and more! Admission is FREE to attend and the event begins at 6 p.m. The party will be held at the old Goodyear garage located at 516 N. College St. in Uptown.
At Duke Energy Theater this evening, get ready for a stage production that is sure to make you stand at attention. The featured presentation is from writer and director Rory D. Sheriff entitled, “Boys To Baghdad.” “Boys to Baghdad” is not just a great story but it’s an awesome experience. Set in the late 1980’s and early 90’s, this coming to age romance guarantees to deliver the process of becoming a man. There will be 3 performances: Friday, 7/15 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 7/16 at 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/boys-to-baghdad. The Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square is located at 345 N. College St. in Uptown.
Slide over to The Evening Muse as Charlotte Music Heroes pays homage to one of music’s most prolific and poignant figures in “Charlotte Does Marvin Gaye.” CMH teams up with Antonio Diaz and some of the region’s most talented musicians as they channel Gaye’s impressive catalogue of artistry. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1219723?_ga=1.38554976.2105354662.1468192086. Tickets at the door will be $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Evening Muse is located at 3227 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
At Dupp & Swat tonight, two events for you! First up, local homegrown clothier Power In One (PIO) is hosting their “Funk Balia Fashion Trunk Show & 90’s Party!” Take a look at the hot new stock from PIO clothing and jam to some of the best 90’s tunes provided by DJ Cory T. Also, there will be live performances from recording artist, D’Shon and speed artist, Kolpeace. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: https://funkbalia.splashthat.com/. The event begins at 8 p.m.
Next up, stick around for “Sound Therapy.” Kick back and relax and listen to the sounds of local creatives pouring their hearts and minds out on stage for your pleasure. Acts include, Deniro Farrar, Drequan Carter, Crak and Logan Cashmere. Also, there will be two special guest DJs who will funk the night away with some fly sounds! Admission is $10 and the show begins at 11 p.m. Dupp & Swat is located at 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District. #duppandswat #SupportLocalArtists
Bring your open minds down to The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square this evening and get ready as SlamCharlotte proudly presents, “The Seventh Month of the Year Slam!” This troupe of profound lyricists have been raising curiosities, controversies, and hair follicies on the back of people’s necks for some time. Headlining the stage tonight is acclaimed poet and creative, Greg “The IGive” East who is guaranteed to rouse the crowd—and slam participants with his fiery brand of wordplay. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/slamcharlotte-poetry-slam-38. The slam begins at 8 p.m. The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square is located at 345 N. College St. in Uptown. #SlamCharlotte
This evening, head down to Amos’ Southend as The Knock Brothers and Reggae Central proudly presents an evening with Reggae and Lover’s Rock legend, Beres Hammond & The Harmony House Band! If you are unfamiliar with Beres Hammond, please come and experience this beacon on love, light and music for yourself! There will be an opening set by DJ Inferno of Fame 95 FM in Jamaica. Also, there will be performances from Cayenne the Lion King and Ashanti Selassie. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Reggae Central (1506 Central Ave.) or here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1139839?_ga=1.122210755.934025253.1461634818. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. Amos’ Southend is located at 1423 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Join Jazz N’ Soul back at The Tavern this Friday night for the inaugural session of their all new “Ella’s Speakeasy” featuring Sean Mason & Friends. Bandleader Sean Mason will be tickling the piano keys, Malcom Charles is on the rhythm section, Stuart Caron sets the groove on bass, and the beautiful Ahree Onoh will lend her vivrant vocals to your ears. If you have never heard these young artists perform, you are definitely in for a special treat! The night begins with straight up jazz with a swing and ends with funky smooth jazz grooves! Admission is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here: http://jazznsoulsean.eventbrite.com. The show begins at 9 p.m., sharp. The Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul
At Apostrophe Lounge this evening and get ready as The Bantu Fete Team proudly presents the first edition of “AfroPop Charlotte!” This is described as new monthly oasis for the Queen City celebrating all things Afrocentric through Afrobeat, Soca, fashion, networking, high-energy dance and fellowship. All sounds will be spun by DJ Kato. This month’s vendors include DRC Apeparel, ‘Elegance’ by Olive & Kandace Springs who will provide dope pieces of jewelry and accessories for purchase during the event. Please bring business cards, as there will be a raffle for vendor opportunities for next month’s event. Tickets can be purchased at the door or here: The joint begins at 10 p.m. Apostrope Lounge is located at 1440 S. Tryon St. in Uptown. #Afropolitan #AfricanaConnections
SATURDAY, July 16
This morning, get those rears in gear and head out to Dave & Buster’s at Concord Mills for a fun workout session with The Bad Boys of Funk! Built to be the best experience in cardio fitness today, Bad Boys of Funk (BBF) is made up of some of the top cardio instructors in the fitness industry. A fun and energizing workout that crosses a variety of music genres, ages and styles. There is something for everyone! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bad-boys-of-funk-tickets-25553146148?aff=es2. The class begins at 9 a.m. Dave & Buster’s is located at 8361 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord.
Parents, in today’s economic climate, understand that your children will have a much harder fight to get a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke). This morning, bring your children out to The Empowerment Center of Charlotte for workshop hosted by B.Y.E. Building Young Entrepreneurs. B.Y.E. is an initiative for empowering youth through economic independence with entrepreneurship. Admission to this workshop is FREE and you can RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-young-entrepreneurs-bye-tickets-24539206427?aff=es2. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. The Empowerment Center of Charlotte is located at 7925 N. Tryon St., Suite #210 in the University Area.
Get ready for a riveting and artistic day at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture! Bring the entire tribe out for the community opening of their three new exhibitions: “Shaping the Vessel”, “Quilts & Social Fabric” and “Nellie Ashford: Through My Eyes.” You will also have an opportunity to meet the respective artists and share in the discussion of how we as a people can redefine art. Admission is FREE for Gantt Center members and $5 for nonmembers. Please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/community-opening-0716/. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.
Attention all Chocolate writers, journalists, news anchors and bloggers in the Queen City! You are invited out to Cantina 1511 this morning where the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) will host their CAABJ General Body Meeting. This meeting will be a meet and greet of members and nonmembers and an opportunity to join the organization. The meeting begins at 11 a.m., sharp. Cantina 1511 is located at 4271 Park Rd. in the South Park Area. #CAABJ #NABJ
This afternoon, quit grinding your feet on that couch, bust out of that L-7 square and head down to Snug Harbor for the “Funkin’ High Funkshun Ode to Rick James!” Come and celebrate this late creative genius through good and funky music, dancing, pop up vendors, organic conversations, and all around good vibrations! On a side note, just be sure to leave Mary Jane off the premises. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/funkin-high-ode-to-rick-james-funkshun-tickets-25730261906?aff=efbevent. The funk starts at 1 p.m. Snug Harbor is located at 1228 Gordon St. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
Take a relaxing and serene artful journey out to Art of Peace Wellness this afternoon and clear your minds for “Art for Therapy: Decoupage, Denim & Dreams.” Join local creative and community organizer Nikii Vonn as she will conduct a session in which the class will create their own Vision-Board Journal. For this project, you will construct your piece using pieces of denim, mixed media and your own creativity. Presenters will share research on gratitude journaling and Art of Peace Wellness representatives will present information on the benefits of art therapy. Participants will receive practical application on how to recreate this activity with: students, clients, mentees, children, patients, and congregants. Tickets can be purchased here: http://aopwellness.com/pages/event.html. Lunch will also be provided. The session begins at 2 p.m. Art of Peace Wellness is located at 1914 Pease Place in the University Area.
This afternoon, join Latorre Insurance as they host their annual “Summer Fiesta in South End!” Bring the entire family out and enjoy delicious Latin American foods, dance to music from La Raza 106.1 FM, games, prizes and more! Also, you can even enter a raffle for your chance to win amazing prizes, including a gas grill and season tickets to Carowinds Theme Park! This event is FREE to attend for all and it begins at 2 p.m. Latorre Insurance is located at 4200 South Blvd.
The Latin American Coalition is thrilled to partner with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to bring you “Las Americas,” an indigenous cultures celebration. Come out to learn and fellowship as you will highlight the history and identity of Latin America through vibrant cultural displays, musical performances, story-telling and poetry. Kids can enjoy a games area suited for all ages. Admission is FREE to attend and the festival begins at 2 p.m. First Ward Park is located at 301 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Attention teenagers! I know a lot of you are probably “bored” out of your minds this summer with nothing to do. Believe me, I was once there too. This afternoon, come out to ImaginOn for “Summer Service Saturday.” All too often we sit on the sidelines waiting for a change to occur. Time and efforts have shown that being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join ImaginOn leaders and other willful teens for a community service project! It is FREE to attend and it is for teens aged 12-18. Please bring a friend, or two or many! The program begins at 2 p.m. ImaginOn is located at 300 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Take a short drive out to nearby Cornelius this afternoon and come out for the second annual “Old Town Cornelius Jazz Festival!” This landmark event will feature some of the area’s most earthy, soulful, unpredictable improvisers on one stage including: The Message, Shades of Brown—Charlotte, The Brian Burton Trio, Holly Hopkins and The Calvin Edwards Trio. There will also be a silent auction, food truck court, live painting, craft brews and a kids zone from Lake Norman YMCA. Proceeds from the OTC Jazz Fest silent auction and live painting auction will go towards supporting the Smithville Community Coalition, helping raising funds to sponsor a week of summer camp to local qualified applicants. This event is FREE to the public. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and will be held at Smithville Park. 19710 Ferry St., Cornelius, NC 28031.
At Dupp & Swat this evening, come to the EP release party for upcoming alternative hip hop artist, Modest Jon. Modest Jon’s music displays soul, love, and empowerment. He has an eccentric style mixed with Funk, Jazz, and Rock combined with complex lyrics that brings listeners into his world. Based in Charlotte, the rapper, poet, and songwriter has taken on stages such as The McGlohon Theatre and The Halton Theatre. Modest Jon will be preforming songs from the upcoming EP entitled, “Optimistic” and will be accompanied by opening act, Yung Citizen. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modest-jon-ep-release-party-with-opening-act-yung-citizen-tickets-26100860376?aff=es2. The show begins at 9 p.m. Dupp & Swat is located at 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Head to Heist Brewery and get an earful of fly sounds at “The Big Heist: The Ol’ Skool Retreat!” Your sound engineers, DJ Chance and DJ BesKep will be rockin’ all the best of Golden Era Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, House and then some! Admission is FREE to attend and the event begins at 9 p.m. Heist Brewery is located at 2909 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
SUNDAY, July 17
Question. What if you could write down your intentions, goals, or dreams and turn that into a powerful, sacred symbol or your own “logo” that helps you attract it? Well, you can! This afternoon, head down to Haylo Healing Arts Lounge for the workshop entitled, “Creating Your Sacred Symbol For Success!” Join host Gina Spriggs where you will learn to unlock the power of symbols, create you own Sacred Success Symbol, activate your “SSS”, release it into the world and allow it to work for you! In addition to the $25 fee, please bring a pen and pad along with your intentions, goals and dreams! The workshop begins at 12 noon. Haylo Healing Arts Lounge is located at 1111 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.
Attention all gamers, come out to one of my new favorite hangout joints, Abari Game Bar as they host “Pinball Tournament #4” this afternoon. Test your skills and try not to tilt on a variety of pinball machines against other wizards while everyone cheers you on! Registration begins at 12 noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. Abari Game Bar is located at 1721 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Enjoy a fine Sunday afternoon at The Gantt Center. Join host Mr. Felix Curtis of Classic Black Cinema Series proudly presenting the 1966 classic, “A Man Called Adam.” It’s a compelling tale of Adam, a trumpeter whose social life is near decimation and who also deals with failing health, racism, short temperaments, and guilt after the death of beloved family members. With an all-star and multitalented cast, Sammy Davis, Jr. Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis, Frank Sinatra, Jr. Lola Falana, Ossie Davis and Johnny Brown, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! The film will start at 2 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 afternoon for a delightful experience as your feet and hips move to the rhythm with our Latino brothers and sisters in, “Conexiones: Exchanges Across Music & Culture With Dance!” Have you heard Cumbia, Salsa, or Bachata? Discover the distinctions between these and other popular Latin music types and enjoy demonstrations and lessons from local instructors on some of the dance moves that frequently accompany them. This event is FREE for all but please be sure to RSVP here: https://38686.blackbaudhosting.com/38686/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=dd1362df-428b-4759-ab2a-8ab8316f9734. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. The Levine Museum of the New South is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.
Join local artist, Cathay Dawkins, creator and organizer of Youth Art Workshop at The Last Word for the Youth Art Workshop. Each week students are introduced to a fun lesson while learning proper techniques, and how to use various mediums. Visit, http://beyondthearts.blogspot.com/ for all art classes, ticket purchases and additional info. Today’s course begins at 3 p.m. Ages 4-16 are welcome to participate. The last Word is located at 5744 N. Tryon St.
Ladies, come out to Organic Hair Boutique this afternoon for an intimate and informative seminar entitled, “SuperNatural.” Hosted by The Beauty Influencer, Joy Randall and Organic Hair Boutique owner, Shanae Levine, this is an interactive experience cultivating all things natural and their relationship to your beauty. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supernatural-tickets-26085650884?aff=es2. The event begins at 3 p.m. Organic Hair Boutique is located at 5300 Old Pineville Rd. Suite #116.
Come out to Clayworks this afternoon for some artistic fun with the Bechtler Museum as they host their “Ceramic Arts Event.” Join fellow Bechtler Young Visionaries members for hands-on fun while learning the underlying steps necessary to create a ceramic object. This event is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the desk or by calling (704)-353-9200. Clayworks is located at 4506 Monroe Rd.
It’s time some kick it this summer with M.A.R.S.! Bring the family out to Park Road Park this afternoon for the “90s Themed Co-Ed Kickball & Cookout!” Fun, fellowship, food and more! This is the start of our summer season and everyone is invited. If you want to be a participant in the summer league, please visit: http://www.playmarsports.com and register today with promo code: “PLAYMARS45”. Today’s event is FREE to attend and the games kick off at 5 p.m. Park Road Park is located at 6220 Park Rd. in the South Park Area. #MARS #Funletics
Get ready for a steamy, sensual and sexual evening of erotic verbiage at Red@28th this evening because the acclaimed Punany Poets are returning to Charlotte! Shed your inhibitions as artist and activist Jessica Holter’s signature Sex Education Theater Show where a balance of the sexual and the spiritual welcome you into the light of freedom. This show is only for adults. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-the-punany-poets-the-head-doctor-show-tickets-24798388648?aff=es2. The show begins at 6 p.m. Red@28th is located at 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.
Relax and unwind at NeighborHood Café this evening as the mighty JETA Team hosts, “Soul Clap: The Sunday Cool-Down.” Join DJ Aking Allah and DJ Justice as they put your soul and spirits at ease with the best of R&B, House, Funk, Soul, Rare Grooves, Pop, Classic Rock, Garage and more! Admission is FREE to attend and the party gets busy at 7 p.m. NeighborHood Café is located at 1635 W. Trade St. on the outskirts of Uptown and near the JCSU campus. #JETATeam
Parents, if your youth is aspiring to flex his or her creative muscles, bring them down to The Mint Museum Randolph Rd. branch for their “Mint Summer Art Camps!” Your youth will get to go 3D in this workshop focused on fiber art, simple metal work, paper constructions, and even a day dedicated to clay. View awesome art glass in the collection, and spend time exploring and sketching in the galleries! All pricing information and purchases can be found/made here: http://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/973/craft-explorations-age-8-11-2/. This camp is for kids ages 8-11. Please call Leslie Strauss at (704)-337-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or more information. The Mint Museum is located at 2730 Randolph Rd. near the Cotswold Area.
On Q Productions is setting the stage for their upcoming tenth season with an all-new performance series entitled, “Mo’ Betta.” This is a new school take on classic cabaret, Vaudeville, and variety shows popular in the 30’s and inspired by the Spike Lee original film of the same name is filled with an eclectic mix of poetry, dance, film, comedy and more! All tunes and arrangements will be conducted by On Q Musical Director and acclaimed drummer, Tim Scott, Jr. and will be hosted and curated by Mr. Quentin Talley. Also, this will be the kickoff of Season 10 with a performance from Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers. Mo’ Betta will be held every third Monday of the month. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/onq-presents-mo-betta-tickets-26023880126. The event will begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at The Tavern. 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #OnQ
Everyone have a super fun weekend and always remember to show a stranger some love! And be sure to show me some love too…. Peace!
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