Things to Do

‘The Color Purple’: Reviewed from a (not so angry) black man’s perspective

The Tony Award-winning musical currently on stage in Charlotte is no less damning in its depiction of black men, but it does offer a new and surprising element of redemption.

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

Mint Museum exhibition showcases fashion of Oscar de la Renta

Curated by Durham native Andre Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, the exhibit pays homage to the late, iconic designer’s inspirations and experiences.

What’s Happening, Charlotte: 12 things you can do this weekend

Looking for something fun to do in Charlotte this weekend? Check out our weekly list of Qcity happenings.

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

The annual BOOM Festival returns to Plaza Midwood. That means three days of music, art, dance, theater and spoken word, organized by local artists and performers.

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.

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.

News & Buzz

Is Charlotte on the verge of losing the CIAA tournament?

While calling Charlotte a “great host,” a CIAA official said the time has come to consider new locations for the...

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.

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Funky Monks at Alive After Five!
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Eddie B: Teachers Only Comedy Tour
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AfroPop! Charlotte: Tribal-Palooza, Two Year Anniversary!
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2018 Queen City Summer Festival
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Movies @ The Museum- Zootopia