Tucker & Cohen Show Chef Boyardee Where to Stick His Spatula
People Giving You One-Stars on Yelp?
Tucker & Cohen Will Make ‘Em See Stars!
Fresh off their … ahem … storied legal careers fighting for the rights of e-Scooter victims, Charlotte “attorneys” Tucker & Cohen are ready to help restaurants fight for their rights, especially when it comes to poor Yelp reviews. When someone gives you 1-stars, these two make ’em see stars! From hair in your soup to dirty bathrooms, Tucker & Cohen will slice and dice anyone who dares to criticize your restaurant. The time has come to turn up the heat and cook the competition in the courtroom.
This is a parody video produced by Charlotte Is Creative and Charlotte Star Room.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Wants You to Get Down & Nerdy
Stages managed by Blumenthal Performing Arts rarely go unused, but there are odd times when they can be quiet. And, there’s nothing lonelier than an empty stage. No worries, though. The Blumenthal team has a plan.
About 18 months ago, Blumenthal Performing Arts CEO and President Tom Gabbard discovered the small club in New York featuring a series of live “intelligent nightlife” shows combining education, laughter and, well, booze. Tom was immediately intrigued by the unique brand of content created by Caveat and shared his experience with his staff, challenging them to develop similar shows in Charlotte, with the help of WFAE’s Joni Deutsch, Charlotte Is Creative and others. Thus, the “Nerdy Night Out” series was born, starting with an initial flight of 4 shows, produced with the aid of the Caveat team.
We sat down with Joe Hunsaker, Event Manager for Blumenthal Performing Arts, for the skinny on what’s happened so far – and what’s next – with “Nerdy Night Out.” Click here to read about “Nerdy Night Out” and their upcoming shows on Dec. 13 & 14.
As reported by WFAE’s Michael Falero on Nov. 22, the City of Charlotte unveiled two possible designs for an I-277 Rail Trail bridge connecting pedestrians and cyclists to South End and Uptown. The projected cost is $11 million. The Biscuit Staff is intrigued, but would humbly submit that this is an ideal opportunity for a public-private partnership between the City and Carowinds — a bridge/roller coaster we’d like to call “Road Rage.”
‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Okay, we hear you, it’s always the season of events in Charlotte. Once you wake up from your tryptophan-induced haze on Friday morning, here are some of our favorites coming up this week and next.
“Home Alone” with the Charlotte Symphony – Nov. 29 at 7:30pm @ Belk Theater
FREE TICKET ALERT! This Friday night, the Charlotte Symphony is performing John Williams’ beloved score from “Home Alone” while screening the movie … and you have a chance to win tickets! Plus, this gave Biscuit-maker Matt Olin a chance to catch up with his old pal, Devin Ratray, on Skype. Devin’s seasoned acting career includes playing “Buzz” in the Home Alone movies. You can watch Matt’s conversation with Devin here.
In the video, Devin asks a question: “What murderous title does Buzz give the Old Man Marley who lives next door?” If you know the answer, email firstname.lastname@example.org right away for a chance to get a pair of tickets to the show this Friday. Winners will be announced on Wednesday morning. You can buy tickets for the show here.
Poptopia Holidays – Dec. 4-7 @ 101 North Tryon Street
Shop till ya’ Pop! If you don’t get your holiday shopping this Friday, don’t worry. Next week Poptopia will be taking over the atrium of 101 N Tryon Street with 14 of the Charlotte area’s favorite shops to bring some holiday cheer. While you knock people off your Christmas list, you can also enjoy light fare from Stoke, beer and wine from Assorted Wine Table, photo moments, live music, and giveaways. For more information, click here.
Here are a few more events to get you out of the house (… since we’re pretty sure you’ll be sick of your guests by 10:28AM on Friday).
Most of us will be stuffed this Thanksgiving weekend, so let’s help others be too.
Second Harvest Food Bank Food Drive
November 26 to December 1 – 7th Street Public Market
The theme is Miles of Smiles, something you wouldn’t see from us if we participated in the Turkey Trot.
72nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 28 – Uptown (Tryon Street)
All of the enjoyment of Christmas lights with none of the risk of falling off of your own roof tangled in extension cords.
Holidays at the Garden
November 29 to January 5 – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Don’t be a Cotten-Headed Ninny Muggins! See “Elf” in a Theater.
Holiday Movie Classics: Elf
November 30 – Regal Stonecrest
Joy to the world, the Opera has come! (And, there’s beer.)
Opera Carolina Caroling: Plaza Midwood
November 30 – Resident Culture Brewing Company
We hope they do the “Dance of the Sugar Krump Fairy.”
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 1 – Belk Theater
Five days after Thanksgiving, your stomach will be rested and ready for Chef Ron.
Miracle on Monroe
December 3 – Community Culinary School of Charlotte
HUG micro-grant winner, Jonell Logan of League of Creative Interventionists. PHOTO GREDIT: Heather Liebler
Last Chance to Get a HUG in 2019
Every month, we give creative work a little nudge & a lot of love with our monthly HUG (Helpful Unfettered GIFT) micro-grant program. These $250 no-strings-attached gifts have landed in the hands of more than 150 creative makers and problem-solvers. Our December deadline is Black Friday — Friday, November 29 — for this month’s HUG grant applications. For an idea of the type of projects we fund, here are the 7 projects that received a $250 HUG at the November meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte.
HUGS awarded November 2019
Now … Who Needs a HUG?
- Who should apply: Any Charlotte-based group or individual with a creative vision, either nonprofit or for-profit.
- What you’re applying for: A $250 gift to give your work a little lift (and a lot of love).
- Where to apply: HugGrant.com
Gratitude. Family. Food. Community. These are the first words that come to mind when we think about Thanksgiving. One of the best places in the Queen City that takes those four words, mixes them up and bakes them into something perfect is the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. For over 20 years, CCSC has provided assistance for adults facing long-term employment barriers by giving them the tools necessary to succeed in the food-service industry. Students go through a 14-week program that teaches culinary arts, job-readiness skills and goal setting to set them up for success on their new career path. Stop by CCSC for breakfast or lunch at the Café to enjoy a high-quality meal prepared by the students or use their Encore Catering service to ensure the guests at your next event leave with happy stomachs. Read an interview with CCSC’s Executive Director, Chef Ron Ahlert, from People of Charlotte. And, make plans to enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee at CCSC 8am – 2pm Monday-Friday.
Directions: 9315 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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