On the town with Toni (April 22-24)

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.

Now that we found love what we going to do? Last weekend I checked out the movie “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” staring Sally Field at Regal Park Terrace 6. Field plays a middle-age woman who falls for the company’s new art director.  Although John is extremely charming and polite to Doris, she some how takes his pleasantness for a romantic interest in her. This older woman/younger man film definitely leaves you with much laughter, compassion, and deep sadness for Doris. If you haven’t experienced unrequited love, “Hello, My Name Is Doris” is bound to give you a large dosage. I easily give this film 4 stars.

Also, the highly anticipated film “Nina,” based on the life of jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone, hits the Queen City theaters this weekend, along with the movie “Miles Ahead,” based on the life of Miles Davis. Looks like a hot buttered popcorn, chocolate Raisinets, and theater kind of weekend for On the town with Toni.

Now for my weekend picks:


Miles Ahead Movie Event — Starry Blockbuster Series is hosting jazz night at the movie theater. Jazz lovers are invited to a meet-and-greet with other jazz enthusiast before viewing the film “Miles Ahead,” starting Don Cheadle. Prizes will be awarded and upcoming events will be announced. If you can’t make this event, no worries. The film is also playing at Concord Mills. It’s Jazz Month, so don’t miss out! Location: Regal Park Terrace 6. (4289 Park Road). Time: 7:30 p.m., but early arrival is suggested. More info.

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Martin Lawrence — Comedian, actor and filmmaker Martin Lawrence got his start hosting HBO’s Def Comedy Jam  before appearing in movies such as “Bad Boys” and “Big Momma’s House.” Lawrence is in town this weekend at Bojangle’s Arena (2700 Independence Blvd) for his national tour. Showtime is at 8 p.m., and general admission is $47.50. Tickets can be purchased at  www1.ticketmaster.com


Dick Gregory – Out spoken civil rights activist, social critic and comedian Dick Gregory will perform for one night at Charlotte’s Comedy Zone. Gregory takes the stage for an evening of hard-hitting comedy as we get ready for another presidential election. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is at 7 p.m.  Cost: $25. More info.

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