Beware! Prepare! Share! Snow expected today. CLT’s Only “Snow Coach” can get you ready.
Are You Prepared for Today’s Snowmageddon?
Charlotte’s “Snow Coach” will help you get what you need!
The experts agree SNOW IS COMING to Charlotte! And, it may last up to 12 to 24 whole hours! AN ETERNITY! Are you prepared? Can you get the M.B.TP. (Milk. Bread. Toilet Paper.) your family needs before the ice and snow disappear tomorrow?!?! We doubt it. In this YouTube video, Duffy Flazin, the Snow Coach, shows you exercises you can do to prepare yourself for the one-day frozen tundra of North Cackalacky.
PHOTO CREDIT: Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children
By Josh Jacobson
Banu Valladares is on fire. As executive director of Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Valladares is called a ‘thought rocket’ who sees her work — in partnership with her board — as a crusade to empower families. For over two decades, the preschool has provided innovative instruction and preparation for Spanish-speaking children in Charlotte. Today, Valladares is using her varied background and her passion to push it into the future. Josh Jacobson of Next Stage explores how she’s doing it in his latest editorial.
Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and bring your ideas)!
CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last fall, we joined forces with WFAE and Blumenthal Performing Arts to bring Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series,” to Charlotte. It’s time to start planning the spring shows and we want your ideas! Brainstorm with us at the Nerdy Night Out Mixer on March 11 at QC Social Lounge at 7pm. Come pitch the next nerdiest show in town! RSVP here.
Plus, you can get tickets for a live “Nerdy Night Out” edition of Queen City Quiz Show on March 26, right here.
PHOTO CREDIT: City of Charlotte
Knight Foundation connects with Five Points Plaza
The Knight Foundation announced that it will provide more than $394,200 in new funding towards the Five Points Plaza project in Charlotte’s West End. The new public space will be a “hub for community life” in the historic neighborhood. The Knight Foundation’s funding will assist the development of resident created programs at the plaza with the “focus to elevate community voices and support greater economic opportunity for all in West End.”
I HEART Rail Trail. You HEART Rail Trail. We all HEART Rail Trail.
Between now and February 29, you can experience four interactive light installations on the Charlotte Rail Trail in Historic South End. The installations are a part of the “I HEART Rail Trail” initiative that will use various events throughout the remainder of the year to activate the Rail Trail and add a little spice to your evening stroll. The current activation, titled “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights,” runs from Carson Street to Sycamore Brewing. Here’s a map!
Moving Poets Presents HEAVEN
February 27 through March 1 at 8pm (7pm on Sunday)
What do you get when you put over 30 visual artists, actors, dancers and musicians on one stage? Sounds like creative heaven to us.
To Moving Poets, the Charlotte and Berlin-based nonprofit arts organization, it literally sounds like HEAVEN. Moving Poets describes their latest production as “a modern fairy tale roller coaster ride – through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness.” The show combines contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts to tell the story of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child as she navigates her dreams and realities.
- Where the Wild Women Art Show – February 23 @ The Artisan’s Palate
- That’s Novel Books Grand Opening – February 29 @ That’s Novel Books (330 Camp Road)
- African American Heritage Festival – February 29 @ Charlotte Museum of History
Four Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Picked by La Coalición
Before you head out to experience the 11th Annual “A Night In Rio” Brazilian Festival on Saturday, take a tour around Instagram courtesy of La Coalición (the Latin American Coalition). Over the past 30 years, LAC has worked to create great solutions that bridge cultures and teach us to appreciate one other. They are ideally suited to help uncover four Insta-gems on Instagram they think more folks should follow. This week, they’re introducing us to:
- Carolina Migrant Network – @Carolina_Migrant_Network
- Carlotan Talents – @carlotantalents
- Alianza – @alianzaCLT
- Naturalize Charlotte – @naturalizeCLT
PHOTO CREDIT: BOLTGROUP
Internationally Known. Still Working on Charlotte.
As BOLTGROUP’s brand principal for over 30 years, Jamey Boiter heads up all brand strategy, design, and experience teams. Jamey has served on design boards at the Charlotte Chapter of AIGA and CPCC Advertising + Design. BOLT’s work is recognized across the United States and the world. It’s safe to say, Jamey has enjoyed success. But, that doesn’t mean doing business in Charlotte doesn’t have challenges. For example, despite earning acclaim elsewhere, it can be difficult to be recognized in your hometown. Charlotte-based companies don’t always look to other Charlotte companies for their business solutions. But, Jamey’s working on that.
Since they opened their doors in 1950, Howren Music has had one goal: to help anyone who wants to be a musician, become a musician. In their own words, they want you to “Be a player!” With over 70 years of helping musicians grow, Howren Music has become one of the oldest family-owned music stores in North Carolina and for good reason. They put the customer first.
Whether you want to pick up a new instrument, take your first music lesson ever, or need to get something repaired, the staff at Howren Music is there to help you along your musical journey however they can. They are also passionate about starting musical journeys for the next generation.
Their unique rent-to-own rental program lets students rent an instrument on a monthly basis while providing a path to ownership if they decide to stick with it. The program relieves the financial burden that can come with the big-ticket purchase of a musical instrument. This helps more students that want to try playing music make it a reality. Plus, if they decide it’s not for them, they can return the instrument at any time!
(This is how one Charlotte is Creative team member discovered that playing trombone in the 6th-grade band was NOT for him. But, he would like to thank Howren Music for the opportunity!)
Directions: 4209 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
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