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Howren Music

Where Are We in CLT? | February 20, 2020


Since they opened their doors in 1950, Howren Music has had one goal: to help anyone wants to be a musician, become a musician. In their own words, they want you to “Be a player!” With over 70 years of helping musicians grow, Howren Music has become… read more »




Interesting Events – Moving Poets, A New (Used) Bookstore, CLT Pride & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 20, 2020


We have a brand new batch of 13 Charlotte events we’re excited about over the next week … especially on the bonus Saturday we have coming up. If you’re like us, you want to take full advantage of the Leap Year and use your extra day doing something… read more »




Creative News – Nerdy Night Out, Five Points Plaza & I Heart Rail Trail

Creative News, Happenings | February 19, 2020


Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and Bring Your Ideas)! CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last year, Blumenthal Performing Arts invited Charlotte Is Creative to develop Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series.” With the help of Caveat NYC… read more »




I Heart Rail Trail

Where Are We in CLT? | February 17, 2020


We love Rail Trail!⁣ You need to see the four interactive light installations that have made their way to the Rail Trail for South End’s “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights!”⁣ The installations run from Carson Street Station down to Sycamore Brewing. This ba… read more »




You Don’t Say – Audrey Kell Student Raps “Harvard Let Me In”

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | February 13, 2020


As reported by WBTV, one Audrey Kell High School senior got creative after being deferred from Harvard University. While Harvard continues looking over his application, Ethan Kim wanted to make sure they knew what they’d be missing out on if he’s not… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges – Jonell Logan

CLT Creatives | February 13, 2020


Jonell Logan knows a thing or two about getting creative to spark change. As the National Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI), Jonell has had her hand in many projects across the country that have fostered change and… read more »




Interesting Events – A Night in Rio, Book Swap, Bike Parade & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 13, 2020


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We’ve compiled a list of 12 interesting Charlotte events that will add a little extra fun to your life! Read below to learn more about how you can spend A Night in Rio, swap stories, celebrate local artists, make a li… read more »




Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | February 10, 2020


Every Monday morning feels like one big puzzle of trying to figure out schedules, meetings, assignments, articles, proposals, events, and if we’re lucky, a dash of social life that all need to happen each week! Sometimes fitting everything on our Goo… read more »




Interesting Events – Southern Ladies Arm Wrestling, Bob Ross & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 6, 2020


Valentine’s Day is next week and we have something to get off of our chest. We love … interesting events! Nothing fills our hearts more than the joy we experience during a night out in the Queen City … and we want to share that love with you! We’… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Dim Sum & Hawkers

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 31, 2020


We love the latest greatest AND the oldies but goodies! That’s why we suggest you try a “Something Old/Something New” approach when exploring the Queen City. Here we offer up a new-ish restaurant/brewery/venue/shop we enjoy and match it with a simila… read more »




Interesting Events – The Odd Couple, Karaoke Roulette, Comics & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 30, 2020


The events are coming! The events are coming! Go ahead and open your Google Calendar, save these dates, and send invites to your closest friends so they don’t miss out on all of the action. We’ve got 12 events happening this week that are sure to del… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Canine Cafe Charlotte & Pet Wants

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 24, 2020


For “Something Old, Something New,” we share a new restaurant/brewery/venue/shop and pair it with a similar #OGclt spot that’s been in Crown Town for years, and in some cases, decades. Today, we want to make your furry friends happy and introduce you… read more »




Interesting Events – Podcasting 101, Puppy Bowl, Purple Steppers & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 22, 2020


How does that one Olivia Newton-John song go? Let’s get eventful! Eventful! Let me hear your calendar talk, your planner talk, let me hear your calendar talk! Yeah, that sounds right! If you want to make next week eventful, we have 11 interesting eve… read more »




Interesting Events – Thorgy Thor, MLK Day, Women’s March & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 16, 2020


If it’s events you want, it’s events you shall get! We’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite happenings in the Queen City over the next week… so get out there, get creative, and explore Charlotte! Now let’s dig in and see what we have coming up…. read more »




Interesting Events – Equitable Summit, Cine Casual, Magic Science & More

For Newcomers, Happenings | January 9, 2020


Another week, another fresh batch of interesting events to keep your calendars filled! Check out some of our favorite events that a sure to delight, inspire and entertain you as we approach the second half of January. A City For All Building A Charlo… read more »




The Papalote Project & Manolo’s Bakery

Where Are We in CLT? | January 7, 2020


If you make your way to Charlotte’s Eastside, you will find Manolo’s Bakery at 4405 Central Ave. Manolo’s is the home to many delicious sweet and savory Latin American baked goods, and it is the home to this very important mural. Painted by Rosalia T… read more »




Middle C Jazz

Where Are We in CLT? | January 6, 2020


We’re getting jazzy in the heart of the city at Middle C Jazz! The Uptown music venue opened last year to provide Charlotte with a space where jazz lovers could come together to listen and perform. Charlottean Adam Farber founded Middle C with his fa… read more »




Interesting Events – Twelfth Night, Jazzy Birthdays, Baby Yoda & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 2, 2020


Did you open your Google Calendar to see that January 2020 page in all it’s glory and found it … *GASP* … empty?!?! Never fear, we are here to help! We’ve made it our New Year’s Resolution to help Charlotteans keep their calendars full so they ca… read more »




JackBeagle’s NoDa Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2019


It’s no secret that we love mural hunting in the Queen City. It feels like every day there is something new and exciting to see. As much as we enjoy the new stuff, we also love revisiting murals that have been around the QC for a while.⁣ ⁣ One of our… read more »




An #OGclt Guide for Guests in the Queen City

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, O.G. CLT | December 24, 2019


The family is coming into town this week for the holidays and you want to show off your city, but where should you take them? “Shiny and new” is good, but you can’t go wrong with visiting some #OGclt spots — the places in Charlotte that have stood t… read more »