For Newcomers

Maybe you’re new to Charlotte. Or maybe you’ve been here for a while, but are still eager to get plugged in. Either way, The Biscuit’s got you covered. We'll shine a light on the surging creative energy of our city. Plus, because you become a true Charlottean the moment you get your uniform dirty, we'll connect you with our city's nonprofits and ways for you to get involved right away. Consider this your coronation – it's time to get crowned.



3 Biggest Challenges: Charlotte Shapers

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | October 29, 2020

“We do our best to make our Zoom meetings fun, but nothing beats an in-person connection. We’re looking forward to our in-person meetings and the beers that usually follow. We know we won’t ever take that for granted again.” – Gillian Small, Charlott… read more »




A Photo Tour of NoDa’s New Trash Cans

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | October 22, 2020

Unlike any other area in Charlotte, NoDa is a place where the hands of artists are immediately visible. Murals may be the big ticket, but every inch of NoDa is covered in some form or creative expression, from stickers on power boxes and street signs… read more »




What’s the history behind uptown Charlotte’s four wards?

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | August 13, 2020

When Charlotte’s new Major League Soccer team, Charlotte FC, unveiled its logo, they rooted it in Charlotte history. As a community historian, I sure do love that. The logo is a circle, like a coin: “recognizing the city’s modern status as a major US… 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 »




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 »




Four to Follow: Leigh Sellers’ Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | February 6, 2020

Leigh Sellers founded Touchstone Family Law because she is passionate about assisting people through family conflict in a manner that leaves them intact as a person. When she’s not focused on the law, family or friends, she indulges her love of creat… read more »




Four to Follow: Antonio Livingston’s Picks

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 24, 2020

Antonio Livingston sees his job as a senior graphic designer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as “dynamically impacting students, schools and other departments, as well as community partners through creative design and mentoring,” which is awesome… read more »




Four to Follow: Pandalorian’s Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 16, 2020

Charlotte’s blessed with some truly incredible Instagram accounts. But, you can only follow so many before your thumbs fall off. Where do you start? We ask a different Queen City creative each week to recommend four choice accounts. This week, we ask… 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 »




Transfer Tales: Making the Move from ALT to CLT

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers | December 24, 2019

We’re always curious about how creatives found their way to Charlotte and what their experience has been like when they got here. We hope you’ll share yours with us someday. But, today, the floor belongs to Ciara Bagwell, who made the move from Atlan… 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 »




Interesting Events – Golden Girls, Comics, Christmas in November & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 21, 2019

Get those calendars ready because there is a positive correlation between how far we get into the holiday season and how many events pop up in the Queen City. Over the next week, we’ve got Golden Girl puppets, comics, Christmas markets, kickbacks, fa… read more »




Interesting Events – Pajama Walk, PLA-STIK\ and Doc Postle

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 5, 2019

Charlotte is blessed with incredible events every day. You can’t make them all, you know, unless you have unlimited funds and can bend the space/time continuum. And, if you can … there are probably better applications for that. Here are a few of ou… read more »




Interesting Events: The Oh Show, QC Zine Fest & More!

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | October 25, 2019

The Oh Show Live – October 26 @ The Harvest Center OHmazing! The Oh Show is back for round two! #TheOhShow is hosted by #CLTAvenger, Ohavia Phillips. She will take the stage with a stellar panel of creatives and influencers, including Majesty Acheamp… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast from 980Fest

For Newcomers, Podcasts | October 25, 2019

Charlotte Is Creative held the inaugural 980Fest at Divine Barrel Brewing in NoDa on Oct. 19, 2019 — and The Biscuit Podcast was on the scene. In today’s episode of the Biscuit podcast, Matt Olin and Tim Miner kick off the show. Then, Andy talks to… read more »




Matt attempts to record Charlotte’s official slogan

For Newcomers, Videos | October 15, 2019

The Queen City seems to have a love/hate relationship with its slogan, “Charlotte’s Got a Lot.” Because, indeed, Charlotte’s got a lot. And also, Charlotte’s got a LOT — you know, like, in its name and all. So given how much he loves his hometown, y… read more »




Transfer Tales: Varsha Mathur

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | October 10, 2019

“Transfer Tales” features letters from Charlotteans (new and old) telling their stories of how they got to the Queen City and their impressions upon moving here. This “Transfer Tale,” was sent to us by Varsha Mather.  My tale is one of love, growth a… read more »




Old Pals, New Pals & Super Secret Salons

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | September 11, 2019

Mary Taylor At the September CreativeMornings featuring John Tosco,  we heard how everything can be our muse. I agree and as I explore my new city, I am meeting fascinating creatives practically every day. I’ve met people who inspire me and challenge… read more »




Interesting Events In Which We’re Interested: August 22

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | August 23, 2019

The Queen City is a town of highly energetic and creative go-getters. That means there’s always something cool or thought-provoking to do. The difficult part is deciding WHICH events to attend. Let us lend some grey matter on that. Here are some of o… read more »




I didn’t come to Charlotte to Die. (Although I almost did.) I came to thrive.

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | June 25, 2019

I had life-saving surgery shortly after I moved to Charlotte. Total fluke. My intestines were blocked and all of my organs were shutting down. The doctor said I had less than an hour to live. I remembered thinking as I was being whisked off to surger… read more »