THIS WEEK’S FORECAST:
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Tuesday: Cloudy, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday: Showers with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 56. (Details)
Monday – It’s the first day back to work after the holiday. How much time will you spend at the office shopping online for Cyber Monday? If you’re looking for something to do after work, WWE Monday Night Raw is coming to Charlotte’s Spectrum Center tonight. (Details)
Tuesday – The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is observed as #GivingTuesday. Visit ShareCharlotte.com to see how you can help raise $8 million for local nonprofits. You can also do some good while shopping this holiday season with AmazonSmile.com You make purchases as you normally would on Amazon, but with Smile, a percentage of your total purchase is donated to a charity of your choice at no additional cost to you.
Wednesday – Former UNC Charlotte associate professor Heather Ann Thompson will talk about the historical and contemporary importance of the 1971 Attica prison uprising at a public lecture titled “Blood in the Water” at UNC Center City. Admission is free. Thompson’s new book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” is one of five finalists for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. (Details)
Thursday – Today is World AIDS Day. Mecklenburg County will join cities and towns across the world in showing to support to those living with HIV, helping eliminate the HIV/AIDS stigma and remembering those who have died. The Public Health Department offers free HIV testing at the Beatties Ford and Billingsley Road locations. Also this week, the Red Pump Project is commemorating World AIDS Day on Saturday with the 8th Annual Red Pump Red Tie Affair at LaCa Projects. (Details)
Friday – Kick-off your jazzy holiday as the Ziad Jazz Quartet presents Jingle Bell Jazz! at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Classic holiday favorites such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Deck the Halls” (arranged by Herbie Hancock and Chick Correa), “Sleigh Ride” and the John Coltrane version of “Greensleves” will be performed alongside other jazz holiday renditions that are quickly becoming new classics. (Details) Also, admission is free all weekend for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders at the Bechtler, Mint Museums (Randolph and Uptown), Levine Museum of the South and the Gantt Center as part of Museums on Us. (Details)