The Ethnic Mosaic, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

From the Ethnic Mosaic event at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to the Charlotte Jewish Cultural Film Festival at Shalom Park, lately I’ve been experiencing a diversity of rich culture in the Queen City.

This year, On the Town with Toni is stepping out a bit. I want to attend more events and have more experiences that will broaden my insight, which I hope to share with you.

I hope you enjoy my weekend picks.


And in This Corner: Cassius Clay ~ At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world will one day know as Muhammad Ali. Don’t miss this historical drama at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. A note about language: CTC chose not to censor the word “nigger” from the play. Location: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (300 E. 7th St.). Feb 2- Feb 18. Check the web site for show times and prices. More info.


The Final Year ~ Hosted by the Charlotte Film Society, this film looks at the inner workings of the Obama administration as it prepared to establish a legacy when leaving power after eight years. President Obama and his foreign policy team traveled the world over the course of 2016, attempting to solidify and lock-in policies that they believed would define their legacy. Location: C3 Lab (2525 Distribution St.) Cost: $10.46. Time: 7:30 p.m. More info.


Super Bowl Party ~ Still undecided about your plans for the big game and ready for some football? Wear your favorite team attire and watch the game on the gigantic viewing wall or one of the many surrounding screens. Doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Stats Restaurant & Sports Bar (3425 David Cox Rd.) Cost: Free admission. 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...