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What’s Happening, Charlotte: 13 things you can do this weekend

From a black film festival to a beer pub crawl, the Qcity is teeming with weekend events.

Glenn H. Burkins

What’s happening, Charlotte?

Did you catch the piece we posted this week about Kenya N. Phifer-Jones, the Charlotte-based theater artist currently directing a production of the play “Single Black Female”?

There’s one show scheduled for tonight (Friday), and two shows scheduled for Friday.

Phifer-Jones, founder of Legacy Theater Production Company, said she likes to produce plays that reflect the back, female experience.

Unlike the dramatic plays she typically produces, “Single Black Female” uses comedy to explore the lives of two best friends on a quest to find love, clothes and social significance in a world that too often deals in racial and gender stereotypes.

Here’s a link to our story.

Phifer-Jones also talked about the challenges she faces while trying to grow a black theater company – challenges that center on money and attracting audiences. So if you can, get out this weekend and support this determined artist.

Jazz Festival returns to the Qcity

On a different note, the Charlotte Jazz Festival returns next week for its third season. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the top events, including some that are free. Also, we posted a ticket giveaway from selected performances.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8

Editor’s Note: Submit your event here. Visit qcitymetro.com/events for more weekend fun.

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