Inside ReBorn Market Place, a quaint little shop I found in Harrisburg. Photo: Toni Baker-Tyson

Happy New Year, and Happy New You!

I just want to take a moment to thank you for your continue support for On The Town with Toni. Like many of you, I’m looking forward to a new year as I branch out on the town to explore new venues in the Queen City and surrounding areas. This week, while getting my hair done at my favorite VIP Dominican Beauty Salon in Harrisburg, I discovered a quaint little shop called ReBorn Market Place (4250 Main St.) in Harrisburg. I found unbelievable bargains, and the staff is awesome. You’ll definitely want to check it out. Looking forward to sharing another exciting year with a new you in 2017.

Check out my weekend picks.


Free Screening: Brothers Hypnotic – In anticipation of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s live concert on Jan. 26, Blumenthal Performing Arts is hosting a screening of “Brothers Hypnotic,” the award-winning documentary that explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father, Phil Cohran. This free event is scheduled for Jan. 6 at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (345 N. College St). Time: 8 p.m. More info.


Painting with a Twist — How about kicking off the new year with a treat for the ladies? Painting with a Twist is one of my favorite events. No experience is necessary, and everyone goes home with a masterpiece. A trained professional will show you how to paint (step by step) as you enjoy an evening of fun and laughter on your ladies’ night out. Feel free to bring wine and treats. These classes fill up fast, so registration is required. Location: 4724 Sharon Road. Time: 5 p.m. – 7p.m. Cost: $35 per person. More info


Diversity Job Fair – Four of Charlotte’s largest public schools — Trinity Episcopal School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Latin School and Providence Day School – are holding a special job fair for educators and other professionals interested in learning about career opportunities at those institutions. Candidates are encouraged to bring resumes. Dress code is professional. Place: Trinity Episcopal School (750 East 9th Street). Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. More info

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...