Things to Do

5 events this week

A facilitated discussion based on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” State of Black North Carolina Conference. HousingFest with Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples. More

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.

Win Tickets to the Third Annual Charlotte Jazz Festival

Two lucky readers will each win two tickets to select Jazz Festival events, courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Local production explores the sometimes-comedic life of a ‘Single Black Female’

Charlotte theater artist Kenya N. Phifer-Jones will bring the play to Duke Energy Theater for three performances on Friday and Saturday.

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do in Charlotte this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

New exhibition at Bechtler explores avant-garde artists’ connections to religion

Seemingly secular artists use religious iconography to inspire, provoke and challenge social injustice; Bechtler curator Jennifer Sudul Edwards hopes the exhibition sparks dialogue

What’s Happening, Charlotte: 18 things you can do this weekend

There’s plenty to do in the Qcity this weekend. From food events to live music, our list has something for everyone.

The optics of critiquing Ava Duvernay

In these polarized times, can men offer an honest critique of Duvernay’s directing skills without coming across as sexist?

Actress Karyn Parsons brings her children’s films to Gantt Center

The actress who played the role of Hillary Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is now a mother with two young children, and she wants to spotlight black history for a new generation of African Americans.

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

QcityEVENTS

5.22
Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Community
5.23
Change on a Whiteboard
5.23
Diversity – The 9-Letter Word
5.24
Minutes and Years and Parks Brothers at Alive After Five
5.24
Power of Women Luncheon: Negotiating Authority