What’s Happening, Charlotte?

We hope you’re having a great week. After a return to more seasonal temperatures on Thursday and Friday, this weekend will see the mercury climb back into the 70s. So plan to get outside and work that body.


Speaking of working that body… The Harvey B. Gantt Center this weekend will launch a five-part workshop that promises to let you dance your way through the African Diaspora.

Moving Spirits: A Community Intensive Dance Workshop with Tamara Williams will be held every second Saturday through June. General admission is $5, or $20 for all five classes. More info.

Here are some other events to consider this weekend. More are listed at Qcitymetro/events.


Men Are From Mars; Women Are From Venus
Booth Playhouse
This off-Broadway comedy covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults. More info.

BreatheInk Youth Poetry Slam
Knight Gallary at Spirit Square
This event is open to students ages 13-19. BreatheInk’s goal is to allow teens of Mecklenburg County an opportunity to express themselves through performance poetry. More info.


When The Heart Dreams
Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
This mixer is for those who love to read romance novels. Mix with some of your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite authors. Enjoy reader games and prizes, chats with the authors, readings, a luncheon, a book signing and a closing night themed party. More info.

By Way of the Back Door
Historic Brattonsville (York County, S.C.)
Every Saturday during the month of February, Historic Brattonsville will feature special guided tours that interpret African American history and culture in the Carolina Piedmont. “By Way of the Back Door” presents tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. that tell the stories of the plantation’s enslaved and their way of life from the American Revolution to the Reconstruction era. More info.

Family Day at The Bechtler
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating your own modern art-themed cards. Explore the abstract art of Italian artist Italo Valenti by constructing a torn paper collage. Or create Alberto Giacometti-styled portraits using graphite pencils. Drop in anytime during the afternoon. More info.

Determined Diverse Women Workshop
Cajun Canvas
Network with energized “fired-up” women and him. Hear personal stories about success, failure and resilience. Giveaways and plenty of prizes. Come dressed to paint, write, laugh and learn. More info.

Saxophonist Jeanette Harris and The Terence Young Experience
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Jeanette Harris is a saxtress of smooth jazz. She is classically trained in both sax and piano, is a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music and toured with the late, great Teena Marie. More info.


“Slavery by Another Name”
Gantt Center
Based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, this 2012 documentary eviscerates one of America’s most cherished myths: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. “Slavery by Another Name” documents how thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality, sanctioned by the judicial and legislative system, and propelled by the loss of slave labor after the Civil War. More info.

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
McColl Family Theater
Finders keepers, losers weepers. Will Junie B. Jones do the right thing and return the pen she found to its rightful owner? Will she ever get her furry black mittens back? This comical tale, produced by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, finds our fearless friend in another mess. What will happen? That’s anyone’s guess. More info.


An Evening with Dianne Reeves
Friday, March 24
The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter brings her talents to Uptown Charlotte for an intimate performance at Knight Theater. More info.

Editor’s Note: Would you like to see your event considered for this weekly feature? Be sure to include it on our events page.

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