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A good thing about time flying by is how fast the weekend comes.
It seems as though January was just yesterday, and now here we are in the first week of March.
The next few days will bring sunshine and clear skies — perfect weather if you choose to head out to one of the many events on our list.
Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte’s Black communities.
Speaking of lists, this one included more than 100 events this month — something for every day in March.
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Our Weekend Picks
Jake Blount (Fri): Listen to the music of Jake Blount, inspired by the Black and Indigenous communities of the Southeastern United States.
A Poetry Reading & Conversation with Jessica Jacobs(Fri): Join Charlotte Center for Literary Arts for an evening of poetry readings and conversations.
TTB KidZ Children’s Consignment Sale(Fri): Head out to Charlotte’s largest Children’s Consignment sale and shop for thousands of items for infants to pre-teens.
Trap Bingo(Fri): Enjoy dancing, singing and more at this party like Bingo night.
I Hear the Rail Trail- Lights(Fri): Celebrate local art in the SouthEnd with drinks, food and photos in this bright and colorful event.
The Batman(Fri): Catch the latest Batman film in IMAX at Discovery Place.
Pop Up & Roll at Birdsong Brewing(Sat): Rollerskate in the tank room of a brewery and enjoy a live DJ.
Next level audience engagement (Sat): Learn to engage with your audience using games and activities whether you’re a first-time presenter or an experienced one.
AfroVibe (Sat): Head out to Stadium Charlotte for a night of Caribbean music, Afrobeats and Trap music.
Mike Massé: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock (Sat): Enjoy a performance of some classic rock hits in this event for all ages.
Fusion Market(Sun): Shop local businesses while enjoying live music.
I am Queen Charlotte(Sun): Celebrate the lives and stories of influential Black women in Charlotte.
Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post get rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go.
This weekend: The Morehouse College Glee Club returns to Charlotte
On Friday, this nationally renowned group will share the Belk Theater stage with the Charlotte Symphony.
The event raises money to aid Morehouse College students who live in Charlotte.
QCity Metro reporter Jalon Hill spoke with glee club conductor David E. Morrow about his journey and love for music.
Celebrate Black Women
“I Am Queen Charlotte” will be a momentous, city-wide occasion that celebrates the lives, stories and contributions of Black women in Charlotte. This is the kickoff event to Queen Charlotte Week (March 6 – March 12), which will include a curated series of arts and education events for all ages and all around the city.
Photo of Day
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is now displaying the No. 23 car that Bubba Wallace dove to victory at the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 4, 2021.
That victory marked the first premier series win by a Black driver since NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott’s first-place finish at Jacksonville Speedway in 1963. It also served as the inaugural win for Michael Jordan and Denny’s Hamlin’s 23XI Racing team.
The car, along with two of Wallace’s fire suits, will be on display through Aug. 1.
Get ready, Queen City!
Charlotte SHOUT! will take over uptown Charlotte from April 1-17, showcasing talent from all around the globe and highlights amazing local creators. Rediscover our vibrant Charlotte community and learn more about local participants.
An internet service provider announced Wednesday that it will establish its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. (WCNC)
Two different Charlotte families say their children’s bus driver swabbed the inside of students’ mouths, wrote down their birthdays and gave them each $5. (WRAL)
North Carolina students were negatively impacted by the pandemic and are behind where they should be academically (The News and Observer)
“The Batman” opens tomorrow inside the newly renovated Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place Science. Through March 13, experience this movie in giant 4K laser IMAX. Get tickets.
Promote Your Event
QCity Metro partners with some of Charlotte’s leading arts & entertainment organizations. Let us help you promote your next event. Email Bethany Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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