On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun for grown folks.
Sugar Cane Alley

I was in the mood for some great comedy Wednesday when I stumbled upon a $20 VIP ticket for the “Last Comic Standing” tour. Finalist Michael Palascak, Dominique, Andy Erickson, Ian Bagg and Clayton English practically had the Knight Theater audience falling on the floor

Ian Bagg stole the show with his witty humor. Speaking of jokes, tickets are now on sale for Arsenio Hall, who will be at the Comedy Zone April 8 and 9.

Now for my weekend picks.

FRIDAY

YBM Leadership Alliance ~ Enjoy an evening of excellence at the 6th annual Young Black Men Leadership Alliance fundraiser gala. YBM Leadership Alliance is an organization focused on leadership development for young black men. This year’s event will be at the Mint Museum Uptown and will include dinner and a concert with electric violinist Ken Ford. Time: 6:30 p.m. More info: http://www.ybmleadership.com/.

SATURDAY

Winter Jazz Fest ~ This event takes place in Columbia, S.C., so grab a friend and head down Interstate 77 for a fantabulous night of jazz, featuring Maysa, Down to the Bone, Nick Colionne, vocalist Phil Perry (yes I said Phil Perry), and local favorites Terence Young, and Leslie and friends, plus many more. Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St) Festivities begin at 5:30; show time 7 p.m. More info: http://m.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004EFDE82096E8#columbiawinterjazzfest

SUNDAY

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Sunday Classic Cinema ~ The Gantt Center this month is film “Sugar Cane Alley,” which focuses on a young boy named José, who lives in a rural part of Martinique in the 1930s, when blacks working sugarcane fields were treated harshly by the white ruling class. Time: 2p.m. Cost: Free with museum admission. More info: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/cibcs-sugar-cane-alley/

For more Charlotte-area events, visit www.qcitymetro.com/events.

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