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.



Carla Aaron-Lopez Brings LOCAL/STREET, an Underground Art Exhibition, to the Mainstream

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | March 23, 2021

Carla Aaron-Lopez is an artist, a middle school teacher and a parent. She’s exceedingly busy on a regular day. Yet she chose to organize what she calls “the largest project I’ve taken on in my career” to celebrate what feels like the beginning of the… read more »




LOCAL/STREET: Mint Museum Partners with More than 40 Local Artists

Creative News, Happenings | March 20, 2021

Mint Museum Partners with More than 40 Local Artists of Color The LOCAL/STREET Pop-Up Installation at Mint Museum Randolph March 26-28 Charlotte’s creative arts scene is experiencing an incredible period of growth. But, the recognition of the Queen C… read more »




Giant Postcards Proclaim Love for the Queen City 

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 16, 2021

February is all about love. And, to celebrate their affection for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards along the light rail line at 7th Street Station. Most works are 8-feet wide on display outside 7th Street Public Marke… read more »




JazzArts Charlotte Charts the Beat of the Future with Songs of the Past

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 12, 2021

“Whisper, listen, whisper, listen. Whispers say we’re free Rumors flyin’, must be lyin’. Can it really be? Can’t conceive it, don’t believe it. But that’s what they say Slave no longer, slave no longer, this is Freedom Day.” – Lyrics from Freedom Day… read more »




An Art Walk You Can Sink Your Heart Into

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 9, 2021

Overcome the winter rut with a stroll along the Lovers Art Trail collection of love-themed murals scattered throughout some of Charlotte’s coolest neighborhoods compiled by Art Walks CLT. To make some special memories while socially distancing, the t… read more »




PODCAST: A Quick Chat with Jody Mace of Charlotte on the Cheap

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings, Podcasts | December 22, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, we’ve been able to count of a few things every morning: The sun would still rise. We’d be able to work in PJ pants … again. And, a brand new email from Charlotte on the Cheap was waiting in our inbox. For more than a deca… read more »




An Exhibition of Creative Prowess … and Creative Friendship

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 17, 2020

“Something fundamental for me is the great joy that comes from having true friends who encourage and promote the artistic work that one does, knowing how complicated this profession can be sometimes.” – Leandro Manzo More than 100 paintings and print… read more »




Making Miracles on Monroe Road with Community Culinary School of Charlotte

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, Happenings | December 3, 2020

Miracles on Monroe:  If there’s a recipe for putting people to work, Chef Ron Alhert and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte have it.  This fall, despite the very real challenges of 2020, the school saw the graduation of its 1,000th student. T… read more »




“Hands Up” shares 7 stories about 2 words Black people are too used to hearing 

CLT Creatives, Happenings | November 12, 2020

“Three Bone Theatre doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable topics or difficult conversations, and this piece will make some people uncomfortable,” Robin Tynes-Miller said. “And that’s important. It is about the trauma caused by police violence in the Bl… read more »




Art Heist on Tryon Street

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 12, 2020

Priceless art is missing. (Not in Charlotte, but in Boston. But that’s old news.) You’re needed to help solve the crime. (Not really — unless you happen to know anything about the stolen art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which inclu… read more »




PHOTO SAFARI: Behind the Scenes at “Lights”

Creative News, Happenings, Photo Safari | November 12, 2020

As we reported a few weeks ago, the “Lights” are back on at the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC). If the inaugural year is a gauge, scores of people will be drawn from across the Charlotte region to see the “Lights.” But, an interactive exhibiti… read more »




Elder Gallery Hits “HOME” with New Exhibition

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 5, 2020

Sure, we’ve all spent an extraordinary amount of time at home this year. But how much time have we spent considering what “home” really means for creatives? More specifically, what does Charlotte need to do to make its artists truly feel at home in t… read more »




Talking Walks at ThExchange

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | October 29, 2020

If you haven’t had a reason to visit ThExchange — a mutli-building office park off of Tyvola Road — you do now. For the third year of Talking Walls, a week-long installation blitz of new murals painted by local and visiting artists, the organizers… read more »




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, Exploring Charlotte, 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 »