On the Town With Toni

It’s fun for grown folks

On the town with Toni (Oct. 27-29)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Charlotte? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks.

Outside the newly opened Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Concord. (Toni Baker-Tyson)


Last weekend I watched Tyler Perry’s movie “Boo 2: A Medea Halloween.” Let’s just say I will be frightened to death if there’s a “Boo 3.”

I painfully watched this movie for an hour and 41 minutes while in the back of my mind hoping I could somehow be put out of my misery quicker than several of the slaughtered characters. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a Tyler Perry fan, and I look forward to his upcoming film “Acrimony. However, “Boo 2” is definitely not a Halloween treat.

Chicken Salad Chick. Sound familiar? No worries if you haven’t heard of this new chicken salad eatery located at Christenbury Corners in Concord. I’m particular about my chicken salad, so I was hesitant when my girlfriend, Donna, made the suggestion for lunch. I tried the Olivia’s Old South Chicken salad with eggs and pickles. Delish! The potato soup was also a hit — thick and creamy to perfection. Definitely check them out. Opening day was September 12.

Check out my weekend picks.

FRIDAY

Acoustic Alchemy ~ Since 1987, Acustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles, ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk, rock, world music and beyond.  This will be a fantastic evening of grown-folks jazz, hosted by Jazz Around Town. Location: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (345 N. College St). Time: 8 pm. More info.

SATURDAY

‘A Coat of Many Colors’ ~ This gospel stage play will make you laugh and cry. Perfect for those struggling with issues related to forgiveness. Location: Faith Soldiers Word Ministries (857 Eastway Drive). Cost: $15. More info.

SUNDAY

Bars to Elevation Gala ~ Join Beauty after the Bars as they host their first gala for “Education instead of Incarceration.” Beauty after the Bars works to promote entrepreneurship, helps with job placement, and assists with preparation for reentry back in society. This is a black-tie event. Guest are asked to wear black or white in solidarity. Location: Oasis Shriners (604 Doug Mayes Place) Time: 6:30 pm. More info.

Toni’s entertainment picks are published each Thursday. Email toni@qcitymetro.com, or join her Chocolate Social Network, a group for the mature (40-plus) but young at heart.

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