Happenings

Charlotte’s a scene, daddy-o. Learn about the concerts, galas, festivals, speaker series, celebrations and tons of other events happening throughout our city. Or if you couldn’t make it, get legitimize your FOMO by checking out the sights and sounds from events-gone-by, courtesy of The Biscuit’s photographers, videographers, podcasters, and Charlotte’s mightiest Instagrammers, the #CLTAvengers.



3 Ways to Spend a Nerdy Night In

Creative News, Happenings | October 15, 2020

Last November, we featured an interview with Joe Hunsaker, event manager for Blumenthal Performing Arts, about the roll-out of the new “Nerdy Night Out” series. Well, the world has witnessed extraordinary change since then, but one thing remains true… read more »




USNWC Turns the “Lights” Back On

Creative News, Happenings | October 14, 2020

US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is switching the Lights back on. Lights, the ground-breaking immersive light installation that transformed the USNWC walking trails in 2019, will be open after dark (weather permitting) from mid-November to mid-F… read more »




Who Will Be Crowned CLT DJ Royalty in 2020?

Creative News, Happenings, Uncategorized | October 2, 2020

UPDATED: Tickets to the 2020 DJ Battle sold out by 3PM Friday, Oct. 2. The CLT DJ Battle cannot be stopped. Last year, it was rained out at Charlotte SHOUT! But, it punched back for a show at Dupp & Swat where Arial Dominquez AKA DOMii claimed th… read more »




Take A Trip To The Museum This Weekend!

Happenings, How To/Resources | September 25, 2020

It’s time to go on a field trip … because museums are back open! With the start of Phase 2.5 on September 4, North Carolina museums are allowed to open and operate at a 50% capacity. Many Charlotte-area museums have decided to open their doors agai… read more »




What Do You Wish to Say with No Redactions?

Creative News, Happenings | September 24, 2020

Since 2004, Sheryl Oring has traveled the country with her trusted typewriter. When she sets up her portable office, she takes dictation from those she meets. A very specific form of dictation … she asks people to dictate a postcard they’d like to… read more »




CLT’s Toughest Crew Is Bringing Art to a Pop-Up Near You

CLT Creatives, Happenings | September 16, 2020

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek of the TAC POP-Up Gallery that’s opening this Sunday, September 20 at 3225 North Davidson Street (formerly Sunshine Daydreams). And … holy crap.⁣ This pop-up shop will sell works from the Tough A$$ Crew, an ex… read more »




Art Auction to Save the Neighborhood Theatre

Editorials, Happenings | September 9, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: The editorial below was written by Tory Johnson, floor manager for Maxx Music/Neighborhood Theatre, at our request. The Neighborhood Theatre. Our name says it all: a neighborhood, a community, a family. Art comes in many forms and musi… read more »




You’re Invited to the People’s Platform

Creative News, Happenings | July 30, 2020

How do you feel when you see a police officer? That question can vary greatly based on where you grew up, where you live now, your skin color, your age, your political affiliation and your life experience. It’s a question that has had resonance in th… read more »




Tune in for the Final Act … Then, Act

Creative News, Happenings | July 25, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act III Saturday, July 25 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creati… read more »




Caroline Calouche & Co. is Spreading the Love

CLT Creatives, Happenings | July 23, 2020

Caroline Calouche & Co. are bringing their aerial talents to a screen near you! Saturday, July 25 marks the aerial and contemporary dance company’s very first virtual performance. But, don’t expect a lesser show just because it’s online. “A Love… read more »




Make National Gingersnap Day a Snap

Happenings, Recipes | June 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, and what a great day it is to celebrate that sweet and savory cookie! These delectable morsels made from molasses, ginger (of course), cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar deserve to be a part of your week. T… read more »




Bring Your CFO (Chief Furry Officer) to Work!

Happenings | June 26, 2020

  It’s National Bring Your Pet to Work Day… but with most of us working from home these days, should it be considered National Bring Your Human to Work Day for our pets? Either way, we wanted to know more about the CFOs of the Queen City. No,… read more »




Tosco Music Is Hosting Their Next Party in Your Living Room

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | June 19, 2020

With the success of the first Tosco Music Party – From Our Living Room to Yours raising over $20,000 for area musicians, a second virtual party is hitting the airwaves on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm.   Made possible by a grant from the Charlotte-Meckl… read more »




Sign Up and Share Your Voice

Happenings | June 17, 2020

BOOM Charlotte Issues a Call to Create DEADLINE: June 19 at 11:59PM Artists have the ability to bring the swirling emotions we are all feeling into reality. Through their paintbrushes, spray cans, pencils, clay, and cameras, they can comment on the s… read more »




Lighting Up Uptown for Juneteenth

Happenings | June 17, 2020

UPDATED! In honor of Juneteenth, Bank of America Corporate Center at 100 N. Tryon St. and 300 S. Tryon Streets will light their crowns in red, black and green — the colors of the Pan-African Flag — at sunset (approx 8:41pm) on June 19.⁣ ⁣ On Saturd… read more »




Velocity Wants To Accelerate Your Creative Business

Happenings | June 8, 2020

Are you itching to turn your creative passion into a growing business? Maybe you need to get focused and smart about your creative business, or need help embracing the current realities in order to launch or reboot. Luckily, our friends at the Center… read more »




CLT Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd – June 7

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 7, 2020

Creatives imagine into reality the feelings and thoughts many of us are having difficulty expressing. Over the past week, we’ve seen an awe-inspiring amount of moving artwork, powerful photographs, images and thought-provoking words from creatives in… read more »




Queen City Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 3, 2020

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed after being pinned to the ground by three Minneapolis police officers for nearly 9 minutes. In the week since, protests have occurred all across the nation and globe to lament the death of George Floyd, promot… read more »




Creative Challenge: Thank You to the Sanitation Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 20, 2020

Charlotte’s Sanitation Workers Keep Us From Being A Mess Trash and recycling collection is a difficult job. And the job has been a lot harder these past few months as we are all at home generating more garbage, more empty Amazon boxes, and more yard… read more »




Charlotte’s “Shared Street”

Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | May 13, 2020

What are we doing this afternoon? As Martha and the Vandellas (and later David Bowie & Mick Jagger) say, we’ll be dancing in the street! Literally! The City of Charlotte started its “Shared Streets” initiative last weekend in an effort to give ev… read more »