5 Events to Start Your Week (Aug. 15-19)

This week: On Q is making things a little Mo Betta with his monthly series at The Tavern. Make new connections at the Black Chamber's networking event. Take an Art Break and more.

Happy Monday! Welcome to another week in the Qcity. This week On Q is making things a little Mo Betta with his monthly series at The Tavern. Plus, museums in the Levine Center for the Arts complex are offering free lunch tours.

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THE FORECAST: Today, the weatherman is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high near 94. There’s a chance for showers tonight. We can expect more of the same throughout the week, with the highest chance for rain on Thursday. (Full forecast)

Here’s a peek at what’s happening in Charlotte this week:

ON Q PRESENTS MO BETTA – Monday, 9:30 p.m. @ The Tavern: Mo’ Betta is contemporary take on classic cabaret, vaudeville, and variety shows popular in the 30’s and inspired by the Spike Lee original film of the same name. This New OnQ Original Monthly Series is an eclectic mix of poetry, dance, film, comedy with the best in live music. This month see Bluz (poet), Nick Lewis (comedian), and The Queen’s Guard featuring Blanche J.(jazz) live on stage. (Details)

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TUESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST FORUM – Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. @ Belmont Regional Center: This week’s guest will be Author and noted Historian Tom Hanchett discussing Southern history. (Details)

ART BREAK – Thursday, 12 p.m. @ Levine Center for the Arts: If you work, live, or visit Uptown Charlotte, you can enjoy lunch hour with a free docent-led museum tour at any of the three Levine Center for the Arts institutions – the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown or the Harvey B. Gantt Center. (Details)

CMBCC CONNECT BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENT – Thursday, 6 p.m. @ Imani’s Fusion Cafe: Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce for its monthly professional networking event at Imani’s Fusion Cafe, where Chef Imani serves up soul food like meatloaf, fried flounder and fried okra but also sandwiches, salads and other classics. Eat, sip cocktails and make connections with Charlotte-area business folks. (Details)

THE JAZZ ROOM – Friday, 6 p.m. @ The Stage Door: End the week with Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s monthly series, The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater. This month’s performance is swingin’ through the summer with a tribute to the legendary trumpeter Chet Baker played by the acclaimed Jon Thornton. (Details)

*** For more events, check out www.WhatsHappeningCharlotte.com, where you’ll find something to do every day of the month!