I can fly! I can fly! I can fly! And, I spy with my little eye …
UnCommon Details: Get the Inside Scoop on Making a Magical Set
Sitting in the audience at The Children’s Theatre (CTC), it’s easy to marvel at the beauty of the sets and props, but a challenge to see their incredible detail. So, The Biscuit decided to play another game of “Uncommon Details” with CTC’s beautiful set for “Peter Pan,” running through Nov. 3. Designed by Robin Vest, it’s filled with the sort of detailed work and true craftsmanship that will keep any theater-goer scanning for more hidden goodness throughout the show. Charlotte photographer John Merrick used his lens to dig into the details, zooming in and telling the story behind 8 incredible set pieces.
Charlotte Is Creative and SHARE Charlotte held the inaugural 980 Fest at Divine Barrel Brewing in NoDa on Oct. 19 — and The Biscuit Podcast was on the scene. Upwards of 150 new people move to the Queen City every day … and the number fluctuates based on who you ask. 980Fest is where new residents can toast their new city, learn how get involved and get crowned Charlotteans.
In today’s episode, Matt and Tim kick off the show and then Andy talks to a selection of the event’s attendees, including Amanda Fowler of OrthoCarolina, CLT Avengers Josh Galloway and Garrick McFadden, and Michelle Houck of the Carolina Raptor Center.
NOTE: The photo above features moss art from The Savage Way.
Knight Foundation Investment in Charlotte’s West End Exceeds $5 Million
Charlotte’s West End is receiving another dynamic injection of attention and funding. This morning, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Knight Foundation) announced it’s unleashing nearly $700,000 to fund nine projects aimed at “expanding economic opportunity, supporting resident engagement, and increasing vibrancy in Charlotte’s Historic West End.” Including this announcement, the Knight Foundation has invested more than $5 million in the West Charlotte community since 2015.
Check out some incredible resources available to the Charlotte creative community. Be quick … the clock is ticking.
“Street Free Social Media” on 11/1/19
Apparo invites you to learn to navigate the many platforms and content options with a social media seminar on November 1. You’ll walk away with a stress-free and impactful strategy that will ensure you are reaching your donors and volunteers in a way that keeps them eager to engage. Click here to register for the class.
EmpoWWer Grant – Applications Due 11/30/19
Wray Ward, one of the Queen City’s powerhouse creative agencies, has opened applications for the second year of its EmpoWWer service-grant program. Created in 2018 to support 501(c)(3) community initiatives and continue our tradition of giving back, EmpoWWer’s selects four nonproft organizations in need of marketing and strategy help. Charlotte Is Creative is a 2019 EmpoWWer recipient. Click here to apply.
October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, so each week, we’re featuring a different adoptable shelter dog from Carolina P.A.W.S. So far, we have made LickednIn connections between you, Ricky, Callie, and Sam. This week, we are happy to introduce you to Trinity, a 1-2 year old Collie/Boxer mix. Trinity is a 52 lbs, fully-grown bundle of sweetness. She’s gentle, affectionate and ready to love your family and nap on your couch for the rest of her career.
- Official PAWsition: PUPlic Relations Professional
- PAWficiencies: Being incredibly photogenic; house & crate trained; good with cats, dogs & kiddos
- Hobbies: Going on car rides; being a happy girl; watching “The Matrix”
- Qualifications: Vaccinated; microchipped
- Education: WOOFord College – Majored in mathematics (specifically the number 3) & tennis ball triangulation
If you’re ready to make Trinity the offer of a lifetime, contact Carolina P.A.W.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a playdate interview.
The Oh Show Live – October 26 @ The Harvest Center
OHmazing! The Oh Show is back for round two! #TheOhShow is hosted by #CLTAvenger, Ohavia Phillips. She will take the stage with a stellar panel of creatives and influencers, including Majesty Acheampong, Kyle King, Morgan Bulter and Greg Cox, to discuss the theme of “Shift Influence.”
For more information and tickets, click here.
Queen City Zine Fest – October 26 @ Goodyear Arts
This next event was suggested to us by #CLTAvenger, Nalee Thao! The Queen City Zine Fest is a celebration of independent publishers and artists who have created their own zines, comics, illustrations and books. This free, all-ages event will also offer food trucks, King of Pops and over 50 (mostly local) artists and vendors. For more information, click here.
Here are a few more events we’re excited about:
If we’d been allowed to drink and dish on past relationship in class, we might have passed atronomy in college …
Nerdy Night Out: Dark Matter
Oct. 25 – Knight Gallery at Spirit Square
A family-friendly Halloween outing for the little ghouls and gremlins in your life.
October 26 – Discovery Place Nature
We would totally go but this but we’re… uh… um… we’re busy. Definitely not scared. Nope, not scared at all…
Rosemont Manor Haunt 2019
October 31 – Elizabeth (East 5th Street)
A little shameless self-promotion never hurt anyone. Tickets go live Monday at 9am.
CreativeMornings/Charlotte featuring Jason Hausman
November 1 – Myers Park Presbyterian Church
The perfect excuse to wear a costume after Halloween.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Saturdays & Sundays through November 24 – Huntersville
Trick or treat, smell my feet,
Give us a good team to beat.
They’re undefeated so we’re told,
Come Sunday we’ll have the Niners’ gold.
This Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will be trick or treating for gold in San Francisco. The 49ers have the second-best defense in the league but will they be able to handle Christian McCaffrey’s Gold Rush? Hopefully, this “Skele-Purr” by Queen City illustrator Brett Toukatly will help the Panthers bring the chills and thrills to San Fran and bring back the “W.”
Show your team spirit by sharing this graphic and tag @b_twokat and @cltiscreative. Keep Pounding! #GameTimeGraphic
If you missed the last batch of The Biscuit, don’t worry. We’ve kept it warm for you. Our Oct. 23 batch featured our UK reporters Ian and Basil taking Coach Ron Rivera to task, an editorial on the 1/4 cent sales tax by Davita Galloway, the history of the Ratcliffe Flowers building and more. Click here to dig in, y’all.
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