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We’re one step closer to the weekend, and it feels great.
The next few days will be cloudy and cool, but the sun returns on Sunday.
This weekend you can watch ballets, visit pop-up shops and more.
Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte’s Black communities.
On Saturday, Five Points Plaza in Historic West End will hold its grand opening. More on that below.
This morning at 9, Glenn was a guest on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins (WFAE, 90.7 FM). He joined others in discussing the business of local news. Listen on your computer.
Our Weekend Picks
Five Points Plaza Grand Opening(Sat): Celebrate the grand opening of the new community space coming to the Historic West End.
Our Search for Beautiful(Sat): Listen to the experiences of women of color as they discuss changing beauty standards.
Snow White- The Ballet(Sat): Experience the classic tale of Snow White combined with ballet dancing in this family-friendly event.
I Hear the trail- Lights(Sat): Celebrate local art with never before seen light installations.
The Gift (The Musical)(Sat): Experience the Broadway Award-winning musical that emphasizes the importance of being kind to the homeless.
D9 LKN Saturday Spring Market(Sat): Support local businesses at this outdoor pop-up market.
Camden Commons(Sat): Enjoy food, music, and games in this outdoor event that makes you feel right at home.
Queen City Social Space Grand Opening Aniversary Pop up Mixer(Sat): Shop from Black-owned businesses, network, and watch live performances at the grand opening of the Queen City Social space.
Documentary film: “ Mecklenburg County-A Story of Race, Truth and Healing” (Sat): Hear from the main characters of the film as they share their experiences.
Community Read: KnowCLT Brooklyn Tour(Sat): Experience the history of the Brooklyn neighborhood through photos, poetry and the voices of former residents in this self-guided tour.
Second Sunday (March) Vendor Market at Buzzed Viking (Sun): Shop from local vendors and enjoy food and live music.
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.
Patti LaBelle is coming to Charlotte
Here’s a schedule of events for the Five Points Plaza grand opening
After years of planning and construction, Five Points Plaza officially opens on Saturday with a day of family-friendly events.
The plaza is divided into two parts – Trade Street Plaza and State Street Plaza. Activities are planned for both locations.
Despite a threat of rain, officials tell QCity Metro events will go on as planned.
Re-discover South End
From now until March 20, discover I Heart Rail Trail: Lights, presented by US Bank. Interactive, locally-made art installations will light up the night in South End. Take the perfect photo, grab a bite to eat, or just walk the Rail Trail to experience the magic. Learn more.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has 46,000 clear book bags in its warehouse, but Superintendent Earnest Winston said Tuesday he’s slowing down the plan to hand them out. (WFAE)
A family-owned butcher shop in west Charlotte, and the oldest butcher shop in the city, is closing next month after nearly 60 years. (The Charlotte Observer) 🔒
Johnson C. Smith Basketball coach Maurice Flowers’ six new assistants are all full-time employees, a break in tradition for a program that relied heavily on volunteers in the past. (The Charlotte Post)
Chatham County schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson told families that the district had “become aware of recent incidents involving students using racially insensitive language and offensive imagery.” (The News and Observer)
An assembly of world-class musicians — all of them women — will bring the swing for a three-day JAZZ ROOM residency, in celebration of Women’s History Month. 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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