Things to Do

What’s Happening, Charlotte: Your guide to weekend events (Aug. 17-19)

The Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, is expected to be bigger than ever. Plus, see our list of other local events.

Pedal to Porch brings neighbors together through cycling and storytelling

Charlotte will be the first expansion city to host the successful community-building campaign on Oct. 6.

4 Things I Experienced at Dîner en Blanc

Curious spectators lined the perimeter of Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte to catch a glimpse of the city’s first […]

Dance scholarship provides access to create diversity in ballet

Children with financial need can audition for free dance training on Aug. 16.

Mamizi conference is providing options, not empowerment, for women of color

In the age of #BlackGirlMagic, a new conference dedicated to women of color in technology, entrepreneurship, and digital media made […]

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

‘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.

History told in honest detail at Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston

This South Carolina port city, once the epicenter of America’s slave trade, is slowly beginning to grapple with its checkered history.

What Center City Partners is doing to boost Charlotte’s music brand

The uptown booster group recently launched a new website that its hopes will become a go-to place for people seeking live music.

‘SuperFly’: a updated version of the ’72 classic

The movie follows the story of Atlanta drug dealer Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) and his attempt to arrange one last big score before leaving the dope game.

5 things you can do this week in Charlotte

You can listen to live music, learn what’s in the city’s proposed budget or attend an open house to learn more about adult education.

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.

News & Buzz

Could this be the year Charlotte makes real progress to fix its affordable housing crisis?

Community Link CEO Floyd Davis, Jr. is hopeful after the recent investment into Charlotte's affordable housing crisis, but poses three...

Entertainment

Win 2 tickets to see Patti LaBelle in concert

It’s 2019, and the team at Qcitymetro has a “new attitude”! That’s why one of our lucky Morning Brew newsletter subscribers...

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

National Mentoring Month: Jarron Thomas, role model in corporate America and the community, thanks to mentors

Jarron Thomas has spent years in the tech and consulting industry providing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His role as...

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