Thursday night, swing by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for Gantt After Dark. This month's mixer is a celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Good morning, Qcity! Happy Monday!

Today is Tax Day. This year, you had three extra days to file your federal tax return, but if that still was not enough time, click here for more information about getting an extension and other tax-filing tips.

THE FORECAST: It’s shaping up to be a beautiful week with sunny skies today with a high of 83 and a low around 55. We can expect more sunshine and highs in the 80s tomorrow. The rest of the week, we’ll see temperatures in the mid 70s with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday. (Full forecast)

Here’s a look at five events to start your work week. Be sure to check the Qcity Calendar for more events not listed below:

Young Business Professionals, April 19 @ BluNotes of Charlotte: Charlotte business professionals and entrepreneurs are invited to bring business cards, announcements and networking energy to this monthly event for those seeking employment opportunities or eager to grow business connections. More info.

The Black Vote – A Generational Divide, April 20 @ The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + History: Next Generation Gantt is hosting a discussion highlighting the voting differences among generations of black voters and the factors that have contributed to these differences. Latonya Williams, assistant professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University, will facilitate the discussion. More info.

Gantt After Dark, April 21 @ The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + History: Join Herb and Felicia Gray and the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi for an exclusive evening of fun, networking, art exhibitions and entertainment with a live musical performance from the Harvey Cummings II Project. Plus, host Quentin Talley will open the Gantt’s stunning Rooftop Terrace for a night of mixing and mingling under the stars. More info.

Youth Speak Out – The Political State of the Black Community and the Changes Needed, April 21 @ Crossroads Charter High School: LATIBAH Collard Greens Museum will host this community discussion focusing on Black America’s political state. It promises to be a powerful program of inspiring history, truthful commentary and motivated activism with guest speaker Joseph A. DeLaine, Jr. sharing his father’s experiences as a black man in the Civil Rights Era. Plus, enjoy poetry by Bluz and a featured keynote panel consisting of History Club members from Johnson C. Smith University and UNC Charlotte. More info.

Stand Up Speak Out to End Domestic Violence Rally, April 22 @ Marshall Park: Join Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Safe Alliance as they partner to bring awareness to domestic violence in Mecklenburg County. Donations of gift cards and toiletries will be collected to help those in critical need of support. This outreach event will mark the beginning of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. North Carolina State meeting. More info.

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