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5 Things to do this week in Charlotte (Nov. 13-17)

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Jay-Z are headlining shows here in the Queen City this week.

Monday

Preserving Us: A Photographic Preservation Workshop
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library – Beatties Ford Road Branch | 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
At this workshop participants will receive practical tips in preserving family & community photographs. FREE scanning available. Community members can bring 10-20 photos to share at the workshops. Guest speaker, Dr. Pamela Grundy, author Color & Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality. More info 

Tuesday

Celebrating Big Dreams: Starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Special Guests  
Belk Theatre | 130 N Tryon St. | 7:30 p.m.
“Celebrating Big Dreams”, an original show featuring Tony Award winner and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off Blumenthal’s 25th Anniversary celebration on Nov. 14. The performance features Mr. Odom and special guests performing an array of music from Broadway, jazz and popular music. Tickets start at $25. More info

Wednesday

Taste of the Mint: Develar y Detonar
Mint Museum | 500 S Tryon St. | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Art, food, and wine all in the same place for you to enjoy. Wine and dine on 3 small plate tastings at one of the nation’s top-rated museum restaurants, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and then head into the galleries for a curator-led tour of the special exhibition, Develar y Detonar: Contemporary Mexican Photography, with Mr. Jon Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American Modern & Contemporary Art. More info

Thursday

Jay-Z and Vic Mensa
Spectrum Center | 333 E Trade St. | 8 p.m.
Shawn Carter, a.k.a. Jay-Z, became a star of the hip-hop scene with hits like “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” “Can I Get A…” and “99 Problems” from “The Black Album,” which sold three million copies in the US. “4:44,” his 13th studio album and most recent release, proves he’s still a master of the game. More info

Friday

Brush ‘n Beats
Charlotte Art League | 1517 Camden Rd. | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join the Charlotte Art League for an evening of Music, Laughter and Art, Friday November 17! Purchase your canvas upon arrival($5-$12) and the rest of the supplies are free! More info

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