Jazz in the park

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As part of the monthly series, Bearden Music Series, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation with Alston and Bird present Jazz at Romare Bearden Park on Saturday, May 23rd! Music starts at 6pm with Willie Bradley and Brian Lenair at 7:30pm. This event is FREE to the public. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Hops Festival in South End this weekend

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The 2nd Annual South End Hops Festival this Saturday will include local craft beer, live local music and food trucks! Well-behaved dogs are welcomed to attend. Bring your own blanket and chairs for your musical and social enjoyment to the corner of Mint St and Carson Blvd. The event is a 21 and older event. General Admission Tickets are $35 … Read More

BIKE! Charlotte

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Do YOU have a bicycle hanging in the garage? The weather is beginning to warm up so better time to “air up” the tires and check out the fun filled seventeen-day event scheduled May 1 through May 17 in the Queen City called BIKE! Charlotte. The Charlotte Department of Transportation Bicycle Program and Charlotte Sports Cycling are teaming to promote … Read More

Wells Fargo Golf Championship

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Break out the plaid and get to the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Quail Hollow Club May 11-17. Notables at this year’s Championship are Phil Mickelson, Charlotte hometown favorite, Webb Simpson, and Vijay Singh. Tickets are still available!

The Love Motels

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Love Motel for Insects is an ongoing series of outdoor installations intended to construct situations between humans and arthropods. One of these motels will be installed at Brightwalk as part of the artist-in-residence program at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. The works use ultra-violet lights on enormous sculpted canvases to attract insects and create an opportunity for public interactions … Read More

Romare Fest!

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Romare Fest, a free, Saturday festival featuring nationally known and regional musical acts, art and family-friendly activities to kick off the season’s cultural happenings at Romare Bearden Park, Uptown Charlotte. This year’s Romare Fest will present the legendary alt-rock quartet The Spin Doctors. Main Stage 3:30 p.m. – Shane Pruitt Band 5:30 p.m. – Skinny Velvet 7:30 p.m. – The … Read More

Great night for Baseball

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What a great spring night for a ball game! Catch the Charlotte Knights vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders tonight at BB&T Ballpark (324 South Mint Street). Game starts at 7:05!

Love is in the air…at Brightwalk!

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The newest public art is getting ready to be unveiled at Brightwalk! The Love Motels for Insects by Brandon Ballengee are large sculptural pieces that will be covered in white awning cloth with UV LED lights behind it. Brandon is an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. At night the UV lights come on for … Read More

New Charlotte Fire Department HQ opens

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A ribbon cutting happened Saturday, as Charlotte celebrated the opening of only its second fire department headquarters in its history. Dozens were on hand to enjoy the new $16 million building located right down from Brightwalk on Statesville Ave. The first headquarters was built in 2925 near the old city hall and came down in 1991. Since then the department … Read More

Novant Health Invitational Criterium April 11 in Uptown

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Held in Charlotte’s Center City, an international field of the world’s top men and women’s professional cyclists will take to the streets of uptown Charlotte and will compete for over $50,000 in prize money in the Novant Health Invitational Criterium (formerly known as the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational). Returning for its 12th year, the races take place on a mile long … Read More