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.



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 »




Creative Challenge: Thank You to Our Grocery Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 13, 2020

These very essential workers help us get our essentials. If you had told us three months ago that the hottest spot in the Queen City would be our neighborhood grocery stores, we would’ve chuckled as we called our uber to the Charlotte Beer Garden. Bu… read more »




Creative Challenge: Thank You For The Delivery

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 5, 2020

Wait, oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Postman… we want to say thank you. Whether it’s letters, magazines, bills (*groans*), Amazon packages, or a Doordashed grilled pork banh mi with extra jalapenos (okay that one might be specific to us), we’ve all had so… read more »




Creative Challenge: Teacher Appreciation

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 28, 2020

Help us thank the teachers. Adjusting to working from home has been a challenge for everyone. It’s hard enough to be responsible for ourselves and our work within the confines of our home… imagine being responsible for 30-100+ others and their work… read more »




Nominations Needed for National Philanthropy Day

CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | April 22, 2020

Every year the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) gathers to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. The day is designed to honor the individuals, groups, organizations and businesses in Charlotte who are creating a… read more »




Creative Challenge: CLT Restaurant Edition

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 21, 2020

Today, we are kicking off a weekly challenge series to get your creative juices flowing and give out a few prizes along the way. Every week we will choose one winner to receive a $50 prize. This week, the challenge is to create a piece of creative co… read more »




CATCh: Charlotte Area Sweded Film Festival Now Open

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 9, 2020

Local comedy theater launches film contest that everyone can enter.




The Front Steps Project Turns Photos into Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | April 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article was written by a close friend of The Biscuit, Tonya Reid. Tonya is a hairdresser and owner of T. Reid & Company, a salon and spa that has been cutting it up in Charlotte since 2001. T. Reid and Company is also a proud… read more »




Shy Siren Isn’t Shy About Helping CLT Creatives

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 7, 2020

What’s better than creatives helping creatives? How about creatives helping creatives help creatives? And that’s exactly what Sara Schwittek, one of our favorite creatives in the Queen City, is doing with her brand, Shy Siren Jewelry. Creativity ofte… read more »




Canine Co-Workers Can Be a Handful (and a Carpetful)

Creative News, Happenings | March 28, 2020

Now that the Stay-At-Home order is in action in Mecklenburg County, many of us in Charlotte have transitioned into working remotely from home. We still get to see our co-workers via Zoom or Google Hangout, talk on the phone and chat it up in our grou… read more »




#CreativityInCapivity: 31 Creative Things You CAN Do During Stay-At-Home

CLT Creatives, Happenings | March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home proclamation that will go in effect starting Thursday, March 26 at 8am and will run through April 16th. (UPDATE: It is now in effect until at least April 29.) By issuing the stay-at-home, officials… read more »




Interesting Events – Punk Flea Market, Nonprofit Bytes, Star Wars Symphony & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | March 12, 2020

What’s going down in Crown Town? A lot! It’s waaaaaaaaaaaay too much to fit in one article, so we decided to narrow it down to 12 of our favorite events happening over the next few weeks in the Queen City. You know how the saying goes: Charlotte’s go… read more »




The Charlotte Symphony Strikes Back!

Creative News, Happenings, Videos | March 11, 2020

On March 13 and 14 , 2020, conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the Charlotte Symphony as they play the gorgeous John Williams score live alongside a screening of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back … and, we asked members of the Sym… read more »