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.
Toni Baker-Tyson

I’ve got plenty of Hatitude, and I’m proud of it.

This past weekend I attended the 13th Annual Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase at Spirit Square. This has become one of my favorite events, and this year’s selection was excellent. I have to tell you, I was a little partial of the film Crowning Glory. I’m a huge fan of hats, and there is nothing finer than seeing a woman in her Sunday hat. I’m hoping to see many from my generation continue with our full glory. And by the way, here’s a rule of thumb: Ladies should remove their hats if they obstruct someone’s view. It’s proper etiquette.

Now for my weekend picks.

FRIDAY

Queen’s Feast ~ If you are new to town or simply living under a rock, you may want to ask someone about Queen’s Feast. This event takes place from Jan. 22-31. Enjoy some of the best restaurants in and around Charlotte, each offering a three-course diner for only $30 or $35 per person. RSVP is usually required. Make plans now and don’t miss out. More info: http://www.charlotterestaurantweek.com/main.html#ixzz3xtvNN6Y8

SATURDAY

Maria Howell ~ Catch one of Charlotte’s favorite female vocalists at Mickey and Mooch Arboretum  (8128 Providence Rd Ste 1200) This dinner show also features the Noel Freidline Band. Best known for her role as the choir soloist in the 1985 Oscar-nominated film “The Color Purple,” Howell is a captivating, dynamic performer. Show time is 7 p.m. Call 704-752-8080 for reservations. More info: http://mickeyandmooch.com/events/dinner-show-with-the-noel-freidline-band-and-special-guest-maria-howell/1223

SUNDAY

Becoming First Lady ~ This Gospel comedy will have you laughing and singing all the way home. First Lady Alize is trying to keep her church together while her husband, the Bishop, is slowly tearing it apart. What will be the last straw before she decides to leave him for good? This play is recommended for the mature audience. Written and produced by Local Artist and Playwrite Ms. Tanya Diaz. The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (650 E Stonewall Street). 7 p.m. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-first-lady-gospel-comedy-tickets-20039757454?aff=es2

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

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Glenn is founder and publisher of Qcitymetro.com. He's worked at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and Charlotte Observer.
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