How You Interpret Three Little Letters Can Make All the Difference
From S.V.P. to S.V.P. — My Transition from Banking to the Nonprofit World
When Kristin Winkle Beck started her career, she had her eyes on a particular prize: three little letters — S.V.P. — Senior Vice President. But, when she got there, she realized it wasn’t what she wanted. Instead of continuing down an unfulfilling path, she took time off, changed directions and found her way.
These days, she’s refocused on those three little letters — S.V.P. But, now, they stand for Social Venture Partners, the nonprofit behind #SEED20 that has invested over $1.5 million to strengthen local nonprofits. She serves as their new executive director.
Two Artists from Argentina Get Intimate with Charlotte
PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Cravotta
To say it’s a busy time in Charlotte’s art world is an understatement. Earlier this week, we dropped an episode of The Biscuit Podcast with Matt Olin discussing the latest Sphere Series event, “Angels to Anathema,” with Hilary Burt, Neely Verano, John W. Love, Jr. and Jen Edwards.
Today, in an “extra helping” batch of The Biscuit Podcast, Tim Miner chats with Argentian artists, Franco Fasoli and Octavio Garabello, about their new exhibition at LaCa Projects — “Intimismos.” They share about their time in Berlin and Barcelona, the representation of Latin American history in their art and thoughts about Charlotte’s art scene. Listen in!
Happy National Chili Day!
PHOTO CREDIT: Joy the Baker
This time last week, there was a chill in the air as we awaited Snowmageddon. We’re not sure if we’re still in for some Winter weather in Charlotte this year, but we want to be prepared … in the kitchen. In honor of National Chili Day, we asked some of our favorite Charlotteans — and former CreativeMornings/Charlotte speakers, for their favorite chili recipes. Enjoy and get cooking!
Black Bean Chili
from Chef Peter Rinehart, Chef on Assignment at Johnson & Wales University
Spicy Vegan Chili
Selected by Mark Peres, Professor of Leadership Studies at Johnson & Wales University
Krispy Kreme, the North Carolina-based and Charlotte-loved doughnut chain, recently announced the launch of their new delivery service. Starting February 29, you will be able to have fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee delivered straight to your doorstep, potentially making this the greatest Leap Day of all time.
We are card-carrying members of “Team Kreme” (the name for Krispy Kreme fans that we totally didn’t just make up), but we wanted to see what other stock image Charlotteans think about the new service, too.
Image via Experience Anatomy
Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out
March 5 at 6:30pm
Experience Anatomy (4340 Taggart Creek Road Suite D)
Head, shoulder, knees and toes! Knees and toes! On Thursday, March 6, OrthoCarolina and Experience Anatomy are teaming up to kick off their Orthopedic Anatomy Series with a discussion on one of the body’s most complex joints — the shoulder. To understand our bodies better, we need to know what’s happening IN our bodies. Jamie Decker of Experience Anamtony and the crew at OrthoCarolina are here to help! You can get your tickets to this bodily exploration here.
OrthoCarolina is a sponsor of Charlotte is Creative and The Biscuit.
March 6 from 8:15 – 10:00am
Divine Barrel Brewing
Winston Robinson is the keynote speaker at the March 6 gathering of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. Winston is the founder of A Vibe Called Fresh, an annual block party at Camp North End. The event encourages viable homeownership & wealth creation to historically marginalized people, a mission he discussed with QC Metro. The native Charlottean will speak on the global topic of “Identity,” shared by over 200 CreativeMornings chapters around the world. Free tickets to the event will drop at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 2.
- Cine Casual Film Series: Las Vegas – March 7 @ Camp North End
- HERstory: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – March 8 @ Levine Museum of the New South
Mixed Media Multidisciplinary Artist
Lead artist of Moving Poets Charlotte
Co-Artistic Director of HEAVEN
Founder of We See Heaven Upside Down
MyLoan Dinh never stops. In the fourth quarter of 2019, she was a resident at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. In January, she unveiled a new mural, “Collective History.” at Knight Theater in conjunction with Tim Robbins’ production of The New Colossus. And, now, she’s the co-artistic director (with her husband, Till Schmidt Rimpler) of HEAVEN, an inter-disciplinary performance at Booth Playhouse, running Feb. 27-March 1 and featuring more than 30 visual artists, actors, dancers and musicians. Who knows what she’ll do next week? Trust us, MyLoan has a plan.
[*insert an insanely hilarious and witty joke that everyone will enjoy here*] Wow, that was a great joke wasn’t it?!? We haven’t laughed that hard since the last time we were at The Comedy Zone!
In all seriousness, The Comedy Zone is the place to be in CLT if you want to leave all your worries behind and enjoy an evening of laughter and hilarity. Located in the AvidXchange Music Factory, the Comedy Central Certified comedy club offers a wide selection of stand-up shows and open mic nights for those brave enough to take the stage. Need some help building up that bravery? The Comedy Zone also teaches a beginner stand-up class for aspiring comedians. If you’ve ever wanted to get up on stage and say, “What’s the deal with ____,” this could be your big break!
Directions: 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
Explore other Where Are We in CLT? destinations here.
Don’t go around hungry. In the last batch of The Biscuit, we asked: “What would happen if Jeopardy and The Daily Show had a baby in Charlotte?” And, you can find our all about that noise right here.
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