Last weekend I saw the play “Pride and Prejudice” at Pease auditorium at CPCC. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic with a passion for theater. Sparks flew at the sold-out performance as the wealthy Mr. Darcy found himself falling in love with Elizabeth Bennet, a woman beneath his class. If you enjoy 18th-Centry classics, this humorous production has performances scheduled through Nov. 6.
The British jazz-funk band Incognito was in town at Knight Theater. Front man/guitarist Jean-Paul Maunick, known as Bluey, accompanied by jazz singer Maysa, torn down the house, confirming why Incognito is one of my favorite bands. If you weren’t in the house Sunday evening, you definitely missed a great show.
Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy Halloween. Let’s just say I didn’t miss a beat enjoying the cotton candy and popcorn at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Hallowed Be Thy Name Fall Festival event for the community. Oh yes, I managed a cop few Hershey bars and Snickers, too. After all, what’s Halloween without some chocolate?
Now for my weekend picks. I hope to see you on the town.
100 Words Film Festival – This 3rd annual event runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The festival showcases films on various subjects, but all must be exactly 100 words. Each film is made precisely for this event. Place: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (345 N. College St). Cost: $15. More info.
Tribute to Al Green — Charlotte does Al Green this Saturday at the Evening Muse (3227 N. Davidson Street). The Charlotte Music Heroes, a collective of local musicians, will play many of the R&B crooner’s hits, such as “Love and Happiness,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “I’m Still in love With You” and many more. This past summer I had the pleasure of attending the tribute to Marvin Gaye, which was phenomenal. The evening Muse is an intimate venue, so tickets will sell out quickly. Cost: $7 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Time: 8 p.m. More info.
One Charlotte Day — Join business, religious and community leaders in a symbolic march to Romare Bearden Park to unite the Charlotte community. Time: 1:30 p.m. Staging for the march is at Trade and Tryon, beginning at 1 p.m. This event will include music, food trucks and other programs. More info.
To see a larger listing of local events, visit the Qcitymetro events page at www.qcity2021.flywheelstaging.com/events.
Toni Baker-Tyson is a social butterfly. Her entertainment picks are published each Thursday on Qcitymetro.com. Email Toni at email@example.com, or join her Chocolate Social Network, a group for the mature (40-plus) but young at heart.