On the Town with Toni (Feb. 17-19)
Looking for something fun to do in Charlotte this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.
Last weekend, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square was the spot where Charlotte’s jazz crowd showed up and showed out. Guitarist sensation Terence Young set the tone as he wowed the crowd with “old school” favorites from Prince to Michael Jackson. Young left the crowd speechless with his closing performance of the Gap Band’s hit “Yearning for Your Love.”
Following Young’s performance was daunting, but the amazing Jeanette Harris held her own as her performance kept the crowd upbeat. This pretty lady also knows how to mix things up with her version of Stevie Wonder’s “All I do,” and Floetry’s song “Say Yes.” It was definitely a great evening of jazz and I hate it for you if you missed it.
Looking to step out of your box from your usual coffee? Waterbean Coffee (616 N. Tyron St.) opened for business in January. Customers will enjoy the (UNIC Stella Di Caffe) expresso machine for a rich smooth taste. Great place to try a cup of Vietnamese coffee.
Check out my weekend picks.
I Am Not Your Negro ~ In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing his next project. The book, which Baldwin never finished, was to be a revolutionary account of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. A preview showing of the 1-hour 35-minute documentary is Thursday at 7 p.m. Location: Manor Twin Theater (609 Providence Rd). The documentary film opens Friday at area theaters.
Flat Out Funny Comedy Experience ~ Does your funny bone need tickling? On Saturday, Producers of Laughalujah will keep you laughing with good, clean comedy. Enjoy two shows: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Healing Vine Harbor — “a safe harbor for women in need.” Location: Pease Auditorium (1201 Elizabeth Ave.) Cost: $22-$26. Box office: 704-330-6534. More info
Heal Charlotte ~ Charlotte Community Coalition presents Fixing Our Neighborhoods 2017 kickoff. Are you looking to see changes made in the community? Come out and help fix your neighborhoods and learn about things you can do to be active in the community. Enjoy a panel discussion with guest speakers Mike Campagna, Garry McFadden, Chuck Henson and others. This event is free to the public, donations are suggested. Location: The Press Box Bar and Grill (9609 N.Tyron St. #A). Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. More info
To see a larger listing of local events, visit the Qcitymetro events page at www.qcitymetro.com/events.
Toni Baker-Tyson is a social butterfly. Her entertainment picks are published each Thursday on Qcitymetro.com. Email Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join her Chocolate Social Network, a group for the mature (40-plus) but young at heart.