Last weekend I went to see Katori Hall’s riveting stage play “The Mountaintop,” a fictionalized (and controversial) drama that re-imagines the final night of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

The performance was arousing and surreal, and it runs through March 31 at Hadley Theater at Queens University. I highly recommend it.

Are you familiar with the film “The Hidden History of Haiti 1804?” I wasn’t either until I attended an intimate screening at International House on Central Avenue. This 1-hour-50-minute documentary focuses on the untold history of the Haitian Revolution and is definitely worth your time. International House offers a variety of events and workshops, so don’t  miss out.

I hope you enjoy my weekend picks.


Light Rail Extension Celebration ~ Come out and celebrate the launch of the LYNX Blue Line extension. Hosted by Food Truck Friday, this event will include live music, craft beer, wine, cider and food trucks at Sycamore Brewing (2161 Hawkins St.) Time: 5 p.m. -11 p.m. More info.


Love Stories of a People ~ A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas will host its 18th Black History Production, titled “The Blues and R&B Love Ballads-With Strings.” This event will focus on that special penchant Black folks have for love, romance, community, family and God. Location: Pease Auditorium (1201 Elizabeth Avenue). Cost: $15 – $25. Times: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. More info.


Sip and See Bridal Show ~ Meet some of Charlotte’s amazing wedding vendors while sampling foods, receiving wedding information, and having lots of fun. Location: Crowne Plaza Executive Park (5700 Westpark Drive). Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: Free with registration, $5 at the door. 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...