That's me with Scott Plassman, manager of the Duck Donuts, where you can have them made to order while you wait.

Did you know there’s a new doughnut shop in town? Well, there is, and its name is Duck Donuts. (It’s actually been around for about eight months) Located at 1710 Kenilworth Avenue, this trendy shop has customers waiting in line.

The name comes from Duck, N.C., in the Outer Banks area. Charlotte seemed to be a good location for donuts made to order while you wait, manager Scott Plassman told me when I dropped in over the weekend. I tried my creation of lemon coconut and vanilla bacon. Yummy! Not only do I get my donut hot off the grill, I also get it made my way.

Now for my weekend picks. I hope to see you on the town.


Leslie & Rico Duo ~ Enjoy Leslie and friends, one of Charlotte’s favorite bands, performs music of all genres, including jazz , easy listening, disco, Motown, R& B, and much more. The band has performed in and around Charlotte since 2010 to the delight of fans. Vine American Kitchen (13735 Conlan Dr., Ballantyne). Free admission. Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. More info.


Beach Fest Matthews  ~ Two days of fun (May 13 &14)  featuring live music, vendors, carnival rides, shag dancing, food, car show, and much more at the 8th Annual Beach Festival at Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.) in historic downtown Matthews. More info. Or call 704 321-7275


Queen City’s Naturals N the Park ~ Enjoy an afternoon festival that promotes healthy lifestyles through strength, endurance and confidence. Independence Park (300 Hawthorne Lane). Admission is free. On site will be food vendors, giveaways and live music. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  More info.

To see a larger listing of local events, visit the Qcitymetro Events Page.

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Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...