What’s Happening Charlotte: 18 things to do this weekend in the Qcity

This weekend: Hannibal Buress performs live in Charlotte. 100 Black Men celebrate 25 years. Motorcycle enthusiasts unite, and much more.

Whether you are into comedy, the arts, music or partying in your pajamas, there’s no shortage of fun things to do this weekend in Charlotte. Here’s a look at what’s happening around town:

NIGHT LIFE + ENTERTAINMENT

Hannibal Buress: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience
Friday @ Knight Theater
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular Emmy and WGA Award nominated comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With appearances in a variety of hit TV shows and feature films under his belt, three-hour standup specials, and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most “”supremely gifted and respected”” comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. See him live this weekend in Charlotte. (Details)

Hip-Hop & Hookah: The R&B Show
Friday @ Apostrophe Lounge
Enjoy an evening of great music as DJ Steel Wheel & DJ Kato of AfroPop Nation team up for the fourth installment of the “Hip-Hop & Hookah” series, celebrating R&B music through the 90’s and early 2000’s. Admission is $5. (Details)

“The Come Up” A New Artist Showcase
Friday @ 1801 N. Tryon
Selected R&B singers, poets, rappers, and comedians will compete for an opportunity to win $400. After the showcase, guests are invited to stick around for a post-event mixer, refreshments and live DJ. (Details)

Pajama Party
Friday @ Blackfinn Ameripub
Don your best night gear and party the night away with a guest DJ, drink specials and awesome giveaways. RSVP online for free admission. (Details)

AfroPop! Charlotte Vol. 8: Afrobeats, Soca, Fashion & Vendors
Saturday @ Morehead Tavern
It’s the first AfroPop! event of the year, and the night is dedicated to a special set of Dance Hall music. Tickets are $10. Wear African garb and arrive before 10 p.m. for discounted admission. (Details)

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ART + CULTURE

Bechtler By Night: Bring in the New Year
Friday @ Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Art enthusiasts across the Qcity have made Bechtler By Night one of the premiere art events to look forward on the third Friday of each month. Attendees have the opportunity to explore the museum’s world-class exhibits free of charge while enjoying gallery games, scavenger hunts and much more. (Details)

The Jazz Room
Friday & Saturday @ The Stage Door Theater
Jazz Arts Initiative continues Season 8 of its Jazz Room Series this weekend with flutist Kent Jordon playing the music of jazz legend Herbert Laws and accompanied by a special string section. (Details)

Couples Paint & Date Night BYOB
Saturday @ Cajun Canvas
Bring your sweetie to Cajun Canvas for a date night and create a two-panel painting titled “Falling For You.” Bring your own food and beverages to make the night more special. (Details)

Fashion After Dark
Saturday @ Sachii Enterprise
This is an opportunity to enjoy canapés and grazing plates while rubbing shoulders with local fashion influencers and models. Proceeds from this event will benefit Carolinas Fashion Organization, which provides fashion education to at-risk students and develops aspiring fashion professionals. (Details)

Queen City Urban Fashion Showcase
Saturday @ Industry
This event will showcase local designers and clothing lines from the Charlotte metro area. Prizes will be awarded for best male and female outfits. Food will be catered by Triple C Restaurant. (Details)

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The Election Monologues – Charlotte
Friday @ Midwood International & Cultural Center
In 13 cities across the U.S. and Canada, The Election Monologues will bring together people of different ages, colors and political dispositions on Inauguration Day to share their personal stories about the 2016 election. (Details)

EmpowHERment’s Leadership Academy Vision Board Party
Saturday @ Junior League of Charlotte
The purpose of this event is to help attendees understand the importance of vision mapping, develop SMART goals, and create a vision map that defines their success story for the future. Admission is free. (Details)

Women’s March on Charlotte 2017
Saturday @ First Ward Park
Stand together in solidarity with other like-minded women advocating for the protection of human rights, safety, health and families. This event is being held in unison with the Women’s March on Washington. Visit website for more information. (Details)

Easyrider Bike Tour 2017 Show Charlotte NC
Saturday @ Charlotte Convention Center
The Easyriders tour is one of the most anticipated custom motorcycle show circuits of its kind, offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side by side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle world. (Details)

Celebrating 25 Years of Mentoring with The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte
Saturday @ The Speedway Club
The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte invites you to celebrate its 25th anniversary with an evening of food and drink, music, celebration and inspiration. (Details)

Nettie Reeves-Lewis Book Signing Event
Saturday @ Stonewater Bay (Mt. Holly)
Join Nettie Reeves-Lewis as she launches her very first book “Through Thick Thin and Thick Again”. This event will include food, entertainment and a dynamic mix of people and door prizes. Admission is free. (Details)

PROFESSIONAL + NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The Move & Shake Experience: Professional Development Expo
Saturday @ Label Charlotte
This event, presented by Stand and Deliver, is all about helping professionals in the Charlotte area develop new ideas, collaborations, inspiration, and strategies in growing their careers. In addition to vendors and networking, the event will include seminars and keynotes designed to help attendees take their careers to the next level. (Details)

Virtuous Women’s Breakfast Meet & Greet
Saturday @ Terrace Cafe
The Ladies Breakfast Connections is a monthly event that brings Women Professionals together for honorarium, networking and good times. (Details)

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