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The Rundown: Thursday, November 30 – Monday, December 4

By Shawn D. Allison, II

What’s the word everyone? I hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and full of joy, love and laughter in addition to all the food. However, it is a new week and I’ve got some stuff in store that’ll get your bodies going to bring some energy back to you and lose those calories with all sorts of dance workshops, holiday shopping, art classes, funky music and lots more! If you want to know what kind of trouble The Black Ferris Bueller will be getting into this weekend, please be sure to check out what I have on my “Hot List” just down yonder.

 

  • THURSDAY – December Edition Uptown Crawl
  • THURSDAY – Wine + Chocolate Sip & Shop at The Levine Museum of the New South
  • FRIDAY – Afro-Soca & Djembe Dance at Oneaka Dance Company
  • FRIDAY – Jazz N’ Soul Music presents SoundBridge at The Morehead Tavern
  • FRIDAY – Scenes of a Black Woman Series screening of “Daughters of the Dust” at the Main Library
  • FRIDAY – “Blow Your Head” at Crown Station
  • SATURDAY – Soca Fitness Class at Camp North End
  • SATURDAY — Shop Small & Save Saturday at Three Spirits Brewery
  • SATURDAY – RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party at The Morehead Tavern
  • SATURDAY – Off The Wall: Wu-Tang Forever V.5 at Petra’s
  • SUNDAY – Charlotte Nupes present the Annual Kappa Klaus Celebration
  • SUNDAY – ICMCC 5th Annual Christmas Concert
  • MONDAY – Alphamale Afterwords: A Co-Ed Book Club at Loft & Cellar
  • TUESDAY – Jazz Arts Initiative presents “The Jazz Room: Piano Night Holiday Edition”
  • 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

 

——-THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30——-

This evening, join Historic West End Initiative in conjunction with social justice creative Janelle Dunlap and The Yolk Café Executive Chef Greg Collier as they have teamed up to present to you “Open House: Art, Food & Conversations About Gentrification” this evening. This eclectic multisensory experience will feature a gentrified menu will include six “New Southern Tastings” paired with a house-made cocktail tackling the issue of gentrification. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-art-food-conversations-about-gentrification-tickets-39459096219. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at The Wadsworth Estate. 400 S. Summit St. near Uptown.

Everyone come and get all 360 degrees of your being filled with art at the December Edition Uptown Crawl! All of Uptown Charlotte’s art treasures will be open for the general public this evening and you’ll get an opportunity to scour and scope art at The Gantt Center, Mint Museum Uptown, New Gallery of Modern Art, Sozo Gallery, The McColl, UNCC Center City, Goodyear Arts and The Levine Museum of the New South. You’ll be able to begin the tour at any of the featured institutions, then travel freely between the stops by foot, trolley, or bike. Each stop on the tour will feature a special look at the art held within. Admission is FREE! All venues and museums are in the Uptown area and will begin at 6 p.m.

The Levine Museum of the New South invites you to come out to their Wine + Chocolate Sip & Shop this evening! Sample and purchase some decadent treats provided by Dennis Vineyards, Carolina Chocolate Co., Rise Over Run, Aloe & Olive and many other local vendors to discuss their products. Admission is FREE to attend. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The museum is located at 200 E. 7th St. in Uptown.

Head out to The Evening Muse for a special artful community conversation entitled NoDa Drinks & Thinks! The event is part of a series to help bring back the lost arts of conversation and dialogue. Salon-style discussions take place in a casual environment and promote creative thoughts and knowledge-sharing. The guest creatives and speakers this evening are Osiris Rain, Sharon Dowell and Sam Guzzie who will encourage you to exercise your thinking muscles in the comfort of a neighborhood venue. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. The Evening Muse is located at 3227 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

 

——-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1——-

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 and series finale, come and view the 1991 cult classic, the Julie Dash-directed, “Daughters of the Dust”. 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.

The vibrant energy of Aminata Creations invites you out to NoDa@28th Creative Arts Studios for the “Afro-Soca & Djembe Dance!” If you love the energizing sounds of Soca music and the pulsating rhythms of djembe dance, join her in this marriage of rhythmic music and movement. The first session of the evening will highlight Senegalese (West African) dancing paired with djembe percussionist. The second half will focus on African dancing set to Soca music. Admission is $10 for one class or $15 for both. Cash, PayPal and Square payments are all accepted. The session begins at 6 p.m. NoDa@28th Creative Arts Studios is located at 2424 N. Davidson St. in the NoDa District.

Talk of the City and Digital Divas invites you out to Loft & Cellar for After-Work Fridays: Beauty & the Beard Charlotte Edition! Ladies come dressed to impressed and fellas come out with those freshly sculpted facial follicles for an evening of nonstop fun, networking, music, cocktail specials, prizes, giveaways and of course—lots of beards! FREE Admission RSVPs can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beauty-and-the-beard-charlotte-edition-the-official-beard-game-matters-facebook-groups-national-tickets-39907373027 otherwise it will be $10 per person after 9 p.m.  Also, if you want an alternative setting for your Friday evening, head upstairs and join DJ FoundACEtion for First Friday Happy Hour! Relax with your crew, some good conversation and cold drinks rocks out a dope set of 90s and 2000s Hip Hop, R&B and Neo-Soul cuts. Both events start at 7 p.m. Loft & Cellar is located at 305 W. 4th St. 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 Stanley Graham on trumpet! 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.

Head out to C3 Lab and come celebrate the release of renowned photographer Micah Cash‘s first book, “Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority” this evening. The three year project, collected by University of Tennessee Press, documented the physical and social ramifications of Tennessee Valley Authority’s hydroelectric dams. This special exhibition of photographs explores the architecture, public space, and ecological disruption of TVA’s hydroelectric dams. There will be live musical performances by The Witness Marks and Post-Timey String Band. Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 7 p.m. C3 Lab is located at 2525 Distribution St. in Historic South End.

Kick off your jazzy holiday season as the Ziad Jazz Quartet presents “Jingle Bell Jazz” at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy classic holiday favorites such as “Winter Wonderland”, “Deck the Halls”(arranged by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea), “Sleigh Ride” and the John Coltrane version of “Greensleeves” will be performed alongside other jazz holiday renditions that are quickly becoming new classics. Tickets can be purchased here: http://30796a.blackbaudhosting.com/30796a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=102ae463-0069-42d5-b03b-d5ef5f0017b3. There will be two performances: 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The Bechtler is located at 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

My good friends of The Single, Saved & Serious Movement invite you out to Grier Heights Community Center for another round of the Roundtable Discussion & Potluck this evening! Join facilitators and newlyweds Chuck & Judith Brown for evening full of conversation, games, laughter, fun and food! If you’re single during the holidays, this is a great outlet for you! The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. 3100 Leroy St.   #SSSMoves

Cap your Friday off by heading over to The Morehead Tavern as the good people of Jazz N’ Soul Music proudly welcomes back SoundBridge! If you do not know what SoundBridge is, it is a bridging of the grooves of Neo-Soul, Funk and Jazz creating a totally organic and creative fusion. Join the mystical Antonio Bernard and his band accompanied by a special guest vocalist as they re-create some of the greatest contemporary and quiet storm tunes of the past few decades. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the door or here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soundbridge-bridging-classic-soul-jazz-and-funk-ellas-speakeasy-tickets-40000856639. The show begins at 9 p.m. The Morehead Tavern is located at 300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown. #JazzNSoul

OutenLove Events is ready to set your December off with a dynamite event as they host the Black Masquerade Lock & Key Party! Come experience this singles mingle with a sultry and mysterious twist—don your best all-black attire with a black masquerade mask. Upon entry, ladies are handed a lock and gentlemen will receive a key and the night is yours to which combination may unlock the desires of your heart! This is a fun and creative way to mingle around with some of the QC’s eligible progressive singles—don’t miss this! Your soundtrack for the evening will be provided by none other than DJ Heartless. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-masquerade-lock-key-party-tickets-40854998400. The event will begin at 9 p.m. at FLO Bar & Lounge. 440 E. McCullough Dr. in the University Area.  #OutenLoveEvents

All my fellow Hip Hop heads, I’ve got something cool for you on this Friday evening! Head out to Pangaea Tapas Bar and get ready to mellow out down memory lane as my good friend DJ Chance hosts and plays The Classics! Get your fix as Chance brings the hottest mix of Golden Era Hip Hop, Soul, R&B and more classic gems of yesteryear. Also, be sure to inquire the staff about meal and drink specials. Admission is FREE and the event kicks off at 9 p.m. Pangaea Tapas Bar is located at 13016 Eastfield Rd., Suite “B-100” in Huntersville.

Some new sonic flavor is in the QC–tonight, come out to Crown Station for another funky 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.

Step back in time at Bakadi Lounge as Golden Boy Ent. and Alter Ego Body Studio proudly presents the “80s & 90s Retro Event!” Bring your friends out and relive these two classic and unforgettable decades with live music, nonstop dancing, giveaways, raffle prizes, contests with cash prizes, drink specials and more! Your sound engineer, DJ Rico Stylez will be blasting the best of Golden Era Hip Hop, Go-Go, R&B and Reggae. 80s and 90s outfits are encouraged and there will be a select food truck on hand to satisfy your hunger. For $10 advance tickets, please call (917)-365-2099 or (704)-267-3252. The party starts at 10 p.m. Bakadi Lounge is located at 4205 Monroe Rd.

——-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2——-

This weekend, get ready to reach within your souls and reach out for justice at the “Amplify & Activate Summit: Yoga as a Form of Social Justice.” This two day interactive, inquiry based summit charged to catapult Charlotte as a leader in social justice through the lens and power of yoga. Learn from international, national, regional and local leaders whom are using their yoga to lead social justice movements. Know that you do not have to create the wheel, but you can join in. Know that you are not alone, that you have an army of warriors dedicated to uplifting your spirit. Know that you are welcome no matter what you know or think you don’t. Listen. Be heard. Be activated. Be ‘inspowered!’ Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amplify-and-activate-summit-tickets-37924460081. Today’s session will begin at 7:30 a.m. The workshop will be held at Grace AME Zion Church – Brooklyn Historic District. 223 S. Brevard St. in Uptown.

This morning, head over to House of Africa to participate in “Stories & Sneakers.” In the spirit of community over competition, Put Feet 2 Faith has linked up with BeYounique Women, SHAE Movement African Arts and Sheletics RunWithMeToFashion to collect new and used books for children and sneakers for women all while donning your best ugly holiday sweater! Come on out and support the cause, fellowship, dance, walk, run and rock out to live drumming! The event will begin at 8 a.m. House of Africa is located at 1215 Thomas Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

Rise up this morning and feel the rhythm as the lovely ladies of SocaFit USA invite you out to Camp North End for a special Soca Fitness Class! Work up a hearty sweat with SocaFit USA instructor and founder Keisha Bridgeman as you exercise Caribbean style with a vibrant, colorful and energetic workout session guaranteed to move every muscle in your body. The workout soundtrack will be provided by The Dynamic DJ Kato. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socafitusa-live-part-2-featuring-dj-kato-tickets-40844848040. The class will begin at 10 a.m. Camp North End is located at 1824 Statesville Ave.

People, the holiday season is in full swing and it’s time to capture the love within your families at a Christmas Mini Photo Session! Presented and hosted by the beautiful and vibrant Lashawnda Smith, operator of SaveThatMoment Photopgraphy, this will be an awesome opportunity to create Christmas cards to share among your extended loved ones and for a fitting set of photographs for your own home! The price for the session is $100 which will include 5 professional, hi-def edited digital photos, props and accessories for the holiday theme and a on-site shoot in the Uptown Charlotte area. To secure your slot, please contact Lashawnda at 704-614-2973.

This morning, the good people of Kwanzaa Charlotte invite you and your family out to the Beatties Ford Library Branch for the first segment of the Kwanzaa Workshop Series. “Celebrating Kwanzaa at Home” is the theme for the family workshop today and It is designed for families who want to learn the origins, fundamental activities, the essential values and the seven basic symbols of this time-honored celebration of family, community and culture. Pronunciation of the Swahili terms and the creation of a Kwanzaa craft will also be a part of this interactive program. This class will be facilitated by Terry Tiamd and Elisha Minter. 11 a.m. 2412 Beatties Ford Library.

‘Tis the season for love, family and community and this afternoon come out to the Holiday Bazaar at Resident Culture Brewing Co.! Bring everyone out for a day full of holiday shopping, food trucks, snack stations, live music and lots of fun! Sift and scour through some of your favorite local vendors fully stocked with goodies. Vendors include: Moonfox Vintage, Royal Peasantry, Diggers Delight, Moxie Mercantile and many more! Music talents for the afternoon will be The Jim Garrett Trio and Flatlands Tourists Unplugged. Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 12 noon. Resident Culture Brewing Co. is located at 2101 Central Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

For some more creative community holiday shopping, slide out to Three Spirits Brewery for “Shop Small & Save Saturday” this afternoon! Come check out some of the very best that the Queen City has to offer in both small Black-owned businesses, fresh brewed beers from a Black-owned and operated brewery in this festive family fun day. Also, enjoy live music and lavish eats offered by some of your favorite food trucks from around the city and tell your Christmas list to their very own Black Santa Claus! Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 1 p.m. Three Spirits Brewery is located at 5046 Old Pineville Rd.

Bring the entire tribe down to The Gantt Center for the final Family First Workshop Series of 2017 this morning! For today’s session, get ready for a special session entitled, “Feel the Beat: An African Drumming Workshop” featuring Kojo Bey & Drums 4 Life! The foundation of a person’s life is the heart and the healthier the heartbeat, the better one feels. Drumming allows us to explore our inner voice and express our unique rhythms in a fully engaged way. You’ll connect on a deeper level with your inner life force and will leave the workshop exhilarated.  Kojo & Drums 4 Life will teach the history of the percussion instruments along with basic drumming techniques before forming an interactive, multigenerational, 50-piece drum circle! Admission to this workshop is FREE with museum admittance but please be sure to RSVP here: https://61686.blackbaudhosting.com/61686/Family-First–Feel-the-Beat-An-African-Drumming-Workshop-with-Kojo-Bey–Drums-4-Life?_ga=2.43138727.327317684.1511905090-1502594746.1511905090. The class will begin promptly at 11 a.m. The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. in Uptown.

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. For today’s sessions, you will construct your own scarves and ornaments and study the art of 16 bar rhyme scale used in Hip Hop. All ages are welcome to join and the event is FREE. 11 a.m. The library is located at 2157 West Blvd.  #GuerillaPoets

Join Affected by Eve, GirlsWhoHustleCLT, I Am Stacy Michelle, REM Marketing and Unique the Brand for a “Friendsgiving Holiday Brunch” this afternoon! Come out, celebrate and give thanks for the many blessing and accomplishments we all have received in the year of 2017. Be sure to network, mix and mingle and create new connections for the new year, while supporting an even bigger cause – giving back to those in need! They will be collecting canned goods, toiletries, hats, scarves, gloves and socks to create care bags to donate to our homeless neighbors. In addition, they will also be collecting new toys to donate to less fortunate children in our community for the holidays. Donations can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cltfriendsgiving-holiday-brunch-tickets-39308043416. The event will begin at 12 noon at Advent Coworking. 933 Louise Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.

The Queen City Christmas Expo is a festive holiday event for the whole family. Food, games, crafts, 30+ vendors, music, FREE gift wrapping, FREE giveaways, and pictures with Santa Claus for the children is some of what guests can expect. 150 FREE swag bags will be given to the first 150 attendees. 300 FREE gifts courtesy of Crabtree & Evelyn will be given to the first 300 attendees. Come down and enjoy the festivities with the community! 1 p.m. at the Carole A. Hoefener Center. 615 E. 6th St. in Uptown.

The Red Pump Project invites you out to C3 Lab for the 9th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair this evening. This annual affair is geared towards commemorating World AIDS Day and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among women of color. The affair will include live entertainment, cocktail reception with a silent auction, runway show and more. So ladies, break out those red pumps, gentlemen break out those red ties and enjoy a party with a purpose! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-9th-annual-red-pumpred-tie-affair-tickets-37716897255. The event starts at 7 p.m. C3 Lab is located at 2525 Distribution St. in Historic South End.

2017 is nearing an end and it’s time to let loose and rid yourselves of negative energy at RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party! The Deep House Providers (“Jackmaster” Gary Wallace, DJ Tony Cutlass and DJ Balada B) are back to give you more of that deep, hard-hitting House flavor all night long! Also, making his grand return on the 1’s and 2’s is none other than DHP’s very own DJ Marcus Wade cooking up something delightful on the mix! Don’t miss this! Admission is $10 all night long. The party starts at 9 p.m. at The Morehead Tavern.   300 E. Morehead St. in Uptown.

It is the month of “Wucember” and this evening, join the mighty JETA Team as they close out 2017 with “Off The Wall: Wu-Tang Forever Edition V.5!” Sword style raps, lyrical gun claps, and subliminal cranial twist backs all provided by DJ Aking Allah and DJ Justice featuring a myriad of Wu-Tang solo projects, collaborations, remixes, posse cuts along with a healthy dose of Golden Era Hip Hop and lots more! Admission is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. The jump off is at 9 p.m. at Petra’s. 1919 Commonwealth Ave. in the Plaza-Midwood District.   #OffTheWall #TheJETATeam

——-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3——-

Everyone, get your Christmas wish lists together and join the Charlotte Nupes as they proudly present their Annual Kappa Klaus Celebration! This FREE and festive holiday event will feature arts & crafts, games, refreshments, photos with Kappa Klaus, music and more! Please RSVP with the names of children aged 0-14 years at CharlotteKappaKlaus@gmail.com. The event will begin at 2 p.m. The Charlotte Kappa House is located at 5409 Beatties Ford Rd.

This afternoon, head out to ROC’s Jazz Bar for a book release party in honor of author Ron Holland’s newest work entitled, “The Fire In My Words.” This book traverses our cultural and social landscape with me as Holland tackles some the most challenging issues of our day. From religious fundamentalism to relationships, politics, poetry, the exploitation of the American worker to the enduring love God has for all humanity. ‘The Fire In My Words’ removes the veneer of superficial social interactions and forces us to address our attitudes, beliefs, bias and contradictions. Admission is $17 at the door with an RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ron-hollands-the-fire-in-my-words-official-book-launch-party-tickets-39819633596. Refreshments will be provided. The event will begin at 4 p.m. ROC’s Jazz Bar is located at 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.

Moxie Society invites you out to Firehouse Bar & Lounge to cap off your weekend with, Sippin On Sundays – the December Edition! Relax in this snazzy Uptown QC venue with delicious food, drink specials, hookah and music from DJ Louie Vee giving the hottest R&B and Hip Hop joints of today and yesteryear! Admission is FREE but please be sure to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sippin-on-sundays-december-edition-tickets-39793950778. The event begins at 4 p.m. Firehouse Bar & Lounge is located at 320 W. Carson St. in Uptown.

For some more literary excitement, N’Rich the Soul Productions invites you out to Oneaka Dance Company this evening to celebrate the new book release and birthday of the strikingly beautiful award-winning hairstylist, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and educator, Ms. Tonise R. Gardner! She is the founder of N’rich the Soul, Inc., an organization that encompasses empowerment sessions, women’s groups and performing art productions.  Also, she is the owner of Serenity Image Consulting Salon; a holistic salon setting for the entire image. She just released her very first book, “The Power of 3 Connection”—be sure to grab your copy today! The event will begin at 5 p.m. Oneaka Dance Company is located at 4450 The Plaza Rd.

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Please be present as the International Community Mass Choir of Charlotte (ICMCC) gifts the community with their FREE 5th Annual Christmas Concert! Don’t miss this culture filled praise and worship experience! ‘Tis the season of giving, and this year ICMCC is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse. Proceeds collected from love offerings and monetary gifts during the concert will benefit persecuted Christians in Iraq. Donations can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-christmas-concert-tickets-40836306492. The event will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Mont Carmel International Christian Center. 3901 The Plaza Rd.

——-MONDAY, DECEMBER 4——-

Alphamale Nail Care Services is proud to present the December 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. The guest host for the evening is Joycelyn Wells and she invites you to experience her newest book, “The Virtues of Joy.” In each short story, she attempts to remain true to her emotional well-being and her virtues as her thoughts and desires take center stage. Admission is FREE and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Loft & Cellar. 305 W. 4th St. in Uptown.

——-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5——-

This afternoon, come over to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church as Community School of the Arts and Charlotte Symphony proudly presents their newest series entitled Project Harmony. As part of the Arts & Science Council Culture Blocks program, local youth will learn rhythm, sing in a choir, and play their favorite instrument in this new, FREE youth orchestra program. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with optional snacks and tutoring beginning at 3 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church is located at 1901 Archdale Dr.

Back by popular demand, join the most swingin’ holiday season celebration in town at the Stage Door Theater as the Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI) presents “The Jazz Room: Piano Night Holiday Edition!” The evening features five of the Charlotte region’s most gifted jazz pianists and guest artists performing your most favorite holiday classics. There will also be a special performance from the JAI All-Stars. This will be a joyous holiday celebration that you don’t want to miss! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/jazz-room-holiday-edition. The event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The Stage Door Theater is located at the corner of E. 5th St and N. College St. in Uptown.   #JAI   #TheJazzRoom

This evening, head out to the Beatties Ford Library Branch for the second installment of the Kwanzaa Workshop Series. Tonight’s theme, “The Philosophy/History of Kwanzaa” is designed for high-school, college and adult participants. This discussion examines the cultural philosophy which is the basis of the seven-day Kwanzaa celebr,tion that was created during the 60’s struggle for civil rights. Your facilitator for the evening is Tahirah Farrer-Bradley. The lesson will begin at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.

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

COMING SOON…

12/8 – Soul Food Sessions Holiday Funk Fest

12/9 – The Incredible Joy Bell’s Alphabet Book Release Party

12/15 – 12/16 – On Q Productions presents “A Soulful Noel”

12/16 – AfroPop Charlotte Vol. 17: Holiday Edition

12/23 – Art Wars CHAR-LIT Edition

12/31 – Resolution 2K18

 

Have a great weekend Brothers and Sisters! Love and light to you all!

 

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

 

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