The Biscuit is psyched to have assembled a team of the city’s mightiest Instagrammers to cover all of the diverse creative energy swirling around our city. We originally called them our “Creative Correspondents” — but after just one day, they dubbed themselves the #CLTAvengers … and it stuck.
Each month, we also ask them to each share Queen City events that they’re really excited about … and here are some August picks from five of ‘em,! CLTAvengers, assemble!
Picks from Charlotte Guice – @charlotteguicedesigns
Event of Choice: Isabella Santos Foundation Fundraising Event
When & Where: August 17 at Pinhouse from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: More details coming soon so mark your calendar!
“Drink beer, raise money for an incredible cause. It’s a no-brainer. The Isabella Santos Foundation has been changing the landscape of rare pediatric cancer since 2009, particularly here in Charlotte. You know you’re gonna grab a drink on a hot August Saturday so make that cold one go towards beating childhood cancer. More details and event link coming soon – in the meantime, follow @theisfoundation and learn how @cancermessedwith the wrong city!” – Charlotte Guice
Event of Choice: Battle Walls – Final Championship Round
When & Where: August 17 at Mint Museum Randolph from 2 – 7 p.m.
“If you haven’t been to Battle Walls yet, you have a chance to redeem yourself. Read no further, just bring your dollar bills (or quarters or large signed checks, whatever) to donate to Talking Walls Charlotte by voting for your favorite artist in this final championship competition. Over the past four rounds, 16 NC-based artists have been competing for ‘bragging rights for the biggest, fastest, and best LIVE MURAL on an 8×8′ panel.’ Brought to us by the Mint Museum and Southern Tiger Collective, you get to watch the creative greatness happen on-the-spot and support local artists! Final round competing artists are: Matt Moore, Darion Fleming, TwoKAT, and Shug. Raffle tix to vote are only $1 and it’s a really great, family-friendly event for everyone.” – Charlotte Guice
Pick from Porter Metzler – @porter.metzler
Event of Choice: Four Corners Charlotte
When & Where: August 17 at 8 p.m. at Not Just Coffee (Jay Street location)
Tickets: $17 in advance. $20 at the door. More information here.
“Calling all music lovers of Charlotte! CLT Loft Sessions is collabing with TiMar Entertainment and Not Just Coffee to bring us a new show concept called Four Corners. The idea is to bring together four very different artists from four different genres that will all be backed by one house band. The artists include Emily Sage, Greg Cox, Dane Page and Ahji. They will be collaborating with The Xmen to performing their original songs with a new twist. The hope is to bring together an audience from the four corners of Charlotte. Come support local music and get a little funky, you won’t regret it!” – Porter Metzler
Picks from Sara Colée – @tomcatcolee
Event of Choice: Confluence – Music Industry Conference
When & Where: August 3 – 4 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center
Tickets: Free! More information here.
“Charlotte has been aching for its own industry-related music conference so I’m grateful for the USNWC for stepping up to the plate. It’s going to be an amazing music fueled weekend with a full line up supporting the city’s growing breadth of genres and musical identity. With 19 local artists and bands over the course of 2 days, the lineup is a Charlotte medley of original musicians whose genres span Indie to neo-soul, rock to R&B and more (check out the line up here).
In addition to that, there will also be panel discussions on a variety of industry topics. If you’re in the music industry here in Charlotte or are even just curious about knowing more about how it all works then this is the perfect opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look.” – Sara Colée
Event of Choice: Sounds of Summer – Brett Dennen with Emily Sage
When & Where: August 9th at First Ward Park from 7 – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Free! More information here.
“I’m very excited about this event for a number of reasons. Local songbird and songwriter Emily Sage will be performing and I’m a sucker for her lullaby vocals and soul roots sound. Also, Brett Dennen’s guitar pickin’ and fun loving songwriting reminds me just how much I love summer, even in 95-degree heatwaves.
If you know me then you know I’m a fan of supporting solid efforts of cultivating culture in our city’s proverbial backyard, and if we want more fun free stuff to attend across the Queen City then showing up is the easiest and most enjoyable way of telling our Meck County powers-that-be to ‘Keep Going!’ So count me in, I’ll be there with a blanket, my crew, and a cold brew.” – Sara Colée
Picks from Roman Perryman – @romantheempire
Event of Choice: Aquarium Yoga with SEA LIFE
When & Where: August 10 at 9 am at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Tickets: Start at $5. (Free for SweatNet members.) More information here.
“This is a yoga class put under the sea! This unique yoga class will get you yoga stoned in an environment like no other! Led by the wonderful Jaimis Huff, this class will be good for all levels. Check it out!” – Roman Perryman
Picks from Kara Vasseur – @karavasseur
Event of Choice: Femme Club Body Positive Pool Party
When & Where: August 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location is given with ticket purchase.
Tickets: $60. ($50 early bird price until August 1st.) More information here.
“You know ya girl loves celebrating all bodies, and the Femme Club leans into this message in such a cool way. In true “Shrill” fashion, this pool party is a totally safe, body-positive space that reminds us we’re all worthy, we’re all fabulous, and we’re all entitled to let loose and escape this freaking heat.” – Kara Vasseur
Event of Choice: City of Immigrants 5K
When & Where: August 10 at 6 p.m. at the Midwood International & Cultural Center
Tickets: $25. Register here.
“Because running from conflict is never as good as running for a cause. All proceeds for this 5k will benefit the Latin American Coalition, the oldest and largest immigrant rights organization of the region. The LAC fills a much-needed hole in Charlotte, helping the Latino immigrant community successfully integrate. We’re a city of immigrants, and it’s about time we started supporting each other.” – Kara Vasseur
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