What’s Happening, Charlotte?

The annual BOOM Festival returns to Plaza Midwood Friday through Sunday.

That means three days of music, art, dance, theater and spoken word, organized by local artists and performers. The festival will also include plenty of children’s activities to accommodate the whole family.

BOOM will showcase performances from AfroPOP! Nation: Street Art & Popup performances, Aerial Charlotte, Charlotte Repertory Dance Theatre and more.

With more than 100 shows, exhibits and art installations, and with pop-ups popping up all around the neighborhood, festival founder Manoj Kesavan says it will be “the biggest BOOM yet.”

Here’s a link to our piece.

Earth Day in the Qcity

In celebration of Earth Day and the arrival of spring, events are scheduled around the city. Check out the Ballantyne Earth Day Event or the City of Charlotte Community Earth Day Celebration and enjoy live music, farmers markets, and food trucks.

Have a great weekend.


Friday, April 20

Black Men Speak: A Candid Conversation about Black Masculinity and Thriving in it 
Southern Soul & Cider
Icon: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s 2018 Gala
City of Charlotte Community Earth Day Celebration
Ballantyne Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 21

Louisiana Spring Fest 
New Era Music Fest
Mobilizing the Power of You
UNC Charlotte Spring Open House
VCCS Kings Spring Carnival

Sunday, April 22

Whales for Wishes
Ladies in the Barbershop
The Imaginators presented by Children’s Theater of Charlotte

Editor’s Note: Submit your event here. Visit qcity2021.flywheelstaging.com/events for more weekend fun.