Want Dumpling Lady without waiting in line? Then this guy’s got a candle for you.
Charlotte smells. Will they sell? This dude just laid an egg.
Fresh asphalt? Panthers tears? Mr. Le’s Banh Mi? Renaissance Fest Turkey Legs? Are these the quintessential scents of Charlotte? And, would you want to bring them into your home? We don’t think so, but at least one Charlotte creative DOES … and he’s willing to charge you for it. As 90.7 FM WFAE’s manager for on-demand content and audience engagement (and host of WFAE’s Charlotte music podcast Amplifier), Joni Deutsch brought the hard questions to local candlemaker, Richard Martin, whose ideas and collection methods seem to be … highly suspect.
WFAE is a media partner of Charlotte Is Creative.
Speaking of Joni Deutsch … we’re feeling really jazzy today after listening to the latest episode of Joni’s Amplifier podcast. Last week’s chat with jazz drummer and Charlotte musician, Alfred Sergel IV — AKA “Al” — tugged on our heartstrings and had us snapping along. We were especially taken with Al’s recent track “Y Closed” — a piece he says was a “momentary memory” that came to him after finding his local YMCA closed due to a power outage and later recorded with Chad Lawson on piano. It’s just the kind of tune to keep us tapping on out keyboards on a rainy Tuesday in the Queen City.
People of Charlotte: These Ninjas Have Mad Coding Skills
Keep a sharp eye peeled for ninjas … Code Ninjas that is. They may not attack you, but they just might code the next addictive or life-changing smartphone app. Today’s installment of our partnership with People of Charlotte introduces you to Anjali Dighe, who founded Code Ninjas with her husband, Vivek, to feed the interests of her son and other students his age to learn computer coding while having fun and making friends. In a modern world with an insatiable need for capable coders, these ninjas are sure to be busy. Read the full story here.
Wheeling Art Dealing – Pop-Up Gallery
Friday, Nov. 15, 7-9PM
Free Range Brewing
Galleries can be everywhere … even in a rented truck. On Nov. 15, the “Wheeling Art Dealing” mobile gallery will roll into Free Range Brewing, featuring work for sale from 20 local artists from Goodyear Arts and Talking Walls. Rebecca Henderson and Grace Stott have curated what they call their “biggest little show, yet.” All pieces for sale will be 8″ x 10″ or smaller and under $100 in price. Don’t be late. All sales are first-come, first-served.
Miss Independent Cardio Dance Pop-Up Class
Saturday, Nov. 16th, 11am
Ebb & Flow Movement Studio
Lizzo, eat your heart out. Our pal and #CLTAvenger, Kara Vasseur, of MiSFIT Dance is leading a cardio dance session to leave you feeling empowered long after the endorphins wear off. You don’t have to have been one of J. Lo’s back-up dancers to fit in. All levels are welcome. Men and women are already signed up. As Kara says, “stop worrying about getting it right. We’re all weird here.” Tickets are $15 online or at the door.
DUE TODAY! Artist Application for Juried Art Show
Thursday, Dec. 5 & Friday, Dec. 6
Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse
SouthEnd ARTS will select 11 local artists for a juried art show and two-day exhibition in early December. On December 5, Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter will speak on the topic of “Justice.” And, the First Friday South End Gallery crawl will feature art and an artist workshop, “Your Social Media Presence.” Interested artists should apply here — and TODAY — to be considered for the shows.
Veterans Day may have been yesterday, but it could be any day at our partner OrthoCarolina. Through a Veterans Day Twitter post, Ortho shared that part of their orientation activities for new employees is stopping to write a note to a veteran or someone on active duty to thank them for their service. To be sure, we’re not exactly impartial when it comes to our incredible sponsor, but from where we sit, that’s an incredible thing to do for our men and women of the armed forces.
The Panthers aren’t the only feline predators in Charlotte. Lions, tigers, and cheetahs have been known to roam around Charlotte’s Westside and if you want to go on a quick safari head over to Bryant Street. There you’ll find a stampede of colossal kitties ready to have their picture taken. This mural, painted by Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli, graces the exterior wall of LaCa Projects, an art gallery that connects contemporary Latin American artists with the art scene in Charlotte. Come visit these cool cats and then pop on in the gallery to see even more incredible work by talented Latin American artists.
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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