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After a few days of cold and clouds, clearer skies and higher temperatures return this weekend — just in time for Sunday’s arrival of Spring.

As we do every Thursday, QCity Metro has a list of some of our favorite weekend events, like the touring arts exhibition that opens Friday at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Jalon has more on that below.

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Our Weekend Picks

Maxwell at the Spectrum Center(Thurs): Head out to the Spectrum Center and listen to the soulful vocals of Maxwell. 

Behind the Scenes Panel Discussion: Women in Jazz(Fri): Listen to the experiences of the women in Jazz and learn what it means to be in the genre from their perspective.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert(Fri): Relive the energetic music from Star Wars in this live performance by the Charlotte Symphony. 

Sole For Kids: Drive-Thru Parade(Sat): Gather shoes to be donated to children who need them.  

Growing our Greenways: Polk to Park Crossing(Sat): Walk or bike on Mecklenburg’s newest greenways. 

For the Love of Cars (Sat): See a lineup of classic cars, dine from food trucks and listen to live music. 

Acres Pop-up Market(Sat): Support local and small businesses at this indoor pop-up market. 

Peabo Bryson – In Concert(Sat): Enjoy a night of soul and pop hits from over the decades and see the Brooklyn Collective Art Gallery. 

The Keeper of Images: Kwame Braithwaite’s Harlem(Sat): Hear a panel discuss Marcus Garvey’s influence on Black cultural identity and other topics. 

The Irish Connection (Sat): Enjoy music and dance performances while you learn about Irish history, including the 38% of Black Americans who share Irish lineage. 

Chronicles of Adam, Cooking in the Kitchen House (Sat): Head out to the Polk Kitchen House and learn the history of southern food.

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: an exhibition that highlights the work of Southern artists

Joyce Garner

South Arts, an Atlanta-based nonprofit, believes that the arts can elevate the South, increase connectedness and inspire “meaningful change.”

So to spotlight the works of Southern artists, South Arts is sponsoring a touring exhibition that includes paintings, mixed media, photography and more.

On Friday, that exhibition opens at the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

Learn more. [Jalon Hill]

Sponsor Post

Get tickets for a night of jazz

Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum Saxophonist Boney James performs live at the Knight Theater – Sunday – April 10th.

Charlotte SHOUT! returns April 1-17 with music, culture and more

Photo via Charlotte City Center Partners

When Charlotte SHOUT! returned in a new format in 2019, it turned heads across the Charlotte area and beyond, spotlighting the best in local arts and culture.

So many were disappointed when the multi-week festival was canceled the next two years amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fast forward to 2022, and Charlotte SHOUT! is back, presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America, and produced by Charlotte Center City Partners.

Keep reading. [Anders J. Hare]

Photo of the Day

QCity Metro

Double Dutch organization Jumping Dreams performed at the grand opening of Five Points Plaza last weekend.
QCity Metro attended the event and captured this photo of the jumpers in action.

More headlines

Former four-term district Rep. LaWana Slack-Mayfield is attempting to return to Charlotte city council for an at-large position. (WSOC)

Singer and Charlotte native, Anthony Hamilton is bringing his stage show home to the Queen City. (WCCB)

A building that once was the heart of Charlotte’s Black business community has been reborn as the Brooklyn Collective. (WFAE)

A key redevelopment challenge for Brookhill Villiage has been an unusual ownership arrangement. (Charlotte Observer)

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 bethanylane@qcitymetro.com.

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