Things to Do

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

The Midnight Hour is giving a jazzy nod to soul and hip-hop in upcoming Charlotte performance

Collaboration between producer/composer Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad stops in Charlotte on Sept. 18.

15 things to do in Charlotte this September

Celebrate the end of summer with concerts, festivals, film screenings and other Charlotte happenings in September.

This yogi is centering Charlotte’s underserved communities

Soul Liberation Holistic Wellness holds some yoga sessions just for Black queer folks. Here’s why you shouldn’t feel excluded.

Win tickets to “Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party”

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Mickey Mouse and his friends at “Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s […]

LaShawn Daniels, Grammy-winning songwriter/producer, hosts Charlotte music conference

Daniels’ project credits is a Who’s Who of top artists from Michael Jackson to Beyonce. Now, he’s focusing on Charlotte’s independent artists.

National Night Out is Tuesday, list of free events around Charlotte

More than 70 events have been organized throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg for this year’s National Night Out community-building campaign.

Monica, Busta Rhymes and other concerts coming to Charlotte this month

Ten R&B and hip-hop concerts stopping in the QC this month.

Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship honors Charleston shooting victim

The Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship will be held Aug. 16-18 and benefits the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Literacy and Civic Engagement.

Futuristic artists bring ‘Intergalactic Soul’ and ‘LHAXX’ to Portal CLT

Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser’s futuristic installation lands a spot at Charlotte’s interactive art gallery.

Queen City HBCU Cookout is set for July 27

Local chapters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities will show off school pride and connect with future students.

Local giving circle hosts “Decolonizing Wealth” author Edgar Villanueva

Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, with a pattern of wealth that can be traced over its […]

Durag Fest returns for another unapologetically Black Juneteenth celebration

Nicknamed the “Met Gala of Durags,” an alternative Juneteenth festival, will take place June 15 at Camp North End. Over 1,200 people attended last year’s inaugural event.

Juneteenth Festival 2019: Celebrating history and looking to the future

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. A Charlotte celebration will take place June 13-16, 2019.

Local arts roundup: Porch Productions celebrates 10 years, ASC names new president

News from Charlotte’s cultural sector: Black-owned youth theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary; the Arts & Science Council names its new leader to begin July 1.

News & Buzz


Ron Rivera out as Panthers head coach

Panthers owner David Tepper said removing Rivera was the best decision for the team's long-term success.



What’s Happening, CLT: Dec. 6-8 weekend guide

Check out some events happening in Charlotte this weekend.


Qcitymetro launches news initiative for Historic West End

Powered by a grant from the Knight Foundation, we will work with westside residents and stakeholders to expand media coverage...



“Black don’t crack,” but it can

Melanin plays a role in how our skin ages, but more women in their 30s are seeking out anti-aging cosmetic...


Another accolade for Village HeartBEAT

The Mecklenburg County program that works with local churches to address health disparities in Black and Latino communities won a...


Q&A with J.C. Watts Jr., co-founder of Black News Channel

The former congressman and star athlete discusses the network's delayed launch and the intersection of sports and social consciousness.


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