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The weekend promises clearer skies after yesterday’s storm, so plan to head out to one of the many events happening in Charlotte.
One such event: A one-man show that spotlights the 1849 journey of Henry “Box” Brown, an enslaved man who had himself shipped to freedom inside a wooden crate. Our reporter Jalon Hill talks with the actor/creator behind that production.
In the coming weeks, QCity Metro will launch a new online product. To get a sneak peek and offer feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that spring is here, Mint Museum Randolph is bringing back its Party in the Park. The first installment of 2022 is set for Sunday with food trucks, live music and a cash bar.
Are you new to the Charlotte region (less than 18 months)? Let us get to know you via our QCity Newcomers feature.
Happy Birthday: A special shout out to members Svenya Nimmons and John Clemmons. We appreciate your financial support of QCity Metro.
Our Weekend Picks
Barber Violin Concerto (Fri-Sat): Conductor Joshua Green and violinist Jinjoo Cho will come together to create a night of classical music.
One Noble Journey: A Box Named Freedom(Sat): See the story of Henry “Box” Brown unfold on stage with a touch of humor.
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Shop Local Saturday at Sycamore(Sat): Shop from over 50 local businesses and grab a bite from food trucks.
Progress Through Pages: Celebrating Women in Literacy(Sat): Enjoy book signings, panels and networking in this event to celebrate literacy.
Community Show(Sat): Watch performances by local dancers and choreographers hosted by THE MARK dance company. Stay tuned afterward for a live Q&A with the performers.
Eric Brice Group presents A Tribute to The O’Jays (Sat): Listen to live music from the Eric Brice Group in their tribute to the esteemed soul group The O’Jays.
Boss Ladies Network Of Charlotte Pop-up Shop & Fashion Show (Sat): Network, make connections and attend a fashion show in this women-centric event.
Jesus Christ Superstar:(Sat-Sun): See a performance of the final weeks of Jesus Christ’s life set to a backdrop of rock music.
2nd Annual CLT Donut Festival (Sun): Get unlimited donuts and pair them with your favorite coffee, juice, smoothies and more.
Karaoke Food Tour(Sun): Sing R&B songs karaoke-style as you visit three soul food restaurants.
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: A one-man show that chronicles the 1849 saga of Henry ‘Box’ Brown
For more than two decades, Mike Wiley has performed in his one-man shows, portraying numerous figures in Black history across the U.S. and in Canada.
This weekend, he will bring his show “One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom” to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.
The saga recounts the incredible journey of an enslaved Black man who had himself shipped to freedom inside a wooden crate.
QCity Metro reporter Jalon Hill spoke with Wiley about his one-man productions.
Local street dance meets international pandemonium!
Renowned dance artist Lil Buck conceives, choreographs and performs in a new show called Memphis Jookin: The Show, an ode to Lil Buck’s hometown of Memphis, TN. The show takes us on a journey to the fabled city to chronicle how the art form emerged from local street dance to international phenomenon.
Charlotte’s Kappa Alpha Psi Beautillion Militaire is supporting young Black men by showing examples of success and brotherhood. (Gaston Gazette)
Majority-Black community Enderly Park is slowly becoming affected by ongoing gentrification in West Charlotte. (Charlotte Observer) 🔒
More than 900 people attended the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball to benefit the United Negro College Fund. (WBTV)
GIVEAWAY – two tickets to the JAZZ ROOM
To kick off its 16th season, the JAZZ ROOM welcomes Big Chief Donald Harrison and his quintet. Creator of three styles of jazz, Harrison will be performing his original “Nouveau Swing,” a distinctive sound that blends the swing beat of modern jazz with hip-hop, funk & soul music. We’ve got two tickets to give away! A winner will be announced on Friday.
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