Sure, there’s plenty to fret about these days. But there’s a ton of not-evil stuff out there, too. Heck, some of it is flat-out joyful, generous, invigorating and/or awesome. That’s why we’re highlighting a handful of Good Things in every batch of The Biscuit — be they here in CLT or somewhere else in the world — that we think are deserving of your attention (and in some cases, perhaps even your hard-earned dollars). – Matt & Tim
This story by Anna Conathan in Charlotte Agenda
I totally respect the vulnerability the writer offers up in this testimonial about the forthcoming Luscious Mother Weekend Retreat (Jan. 18 – 20 in Charlotte). Yes, my wife (AKA Luscious Mother) is seriously dope and this annual experience has changed the lives of lots of women – but, this woman’s piece puts that truth on loudspeaker.
Queen City Growlers + The Little Studio
Saturday, January 12 at 9 PM
How amazing that local ceramic artist and HUG Grant recipient, James Carlevatti, created the official CreativeMornings/Charlotte coffee mug and then declared that he’d donate 20% of all sales to the HUG micro-grant program to benefit other Charlotte creatives?! We’re calling it “Mugs For Hugs” — and I love this guy, his work, and his energy. Snag yours here.
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CLT Loft Sessions B-Sides
Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 PM
Two of my favorite Charlotte musicians, Greg Cox and Emily Sage (both HUG Grant recipients) are teaming up for a special CLT Loft Sessions event at Warehouse 242 they’re calling B-Sides. These two are amazing apart, but together … magic. The last time they performed together, Greg and Emily sold out. So, I’ve already bought my tickets for what’s sure to be a very special night from the Queen City’s true dynamic duo. Tickets are just $15 apiece on EventBrite.
Charlotte Community ToolBank
If you work with a charitable organization in Charlotte and haven’t been to the Charlotte Community ToolBank, please stop reading this … well, after reading the next sentence … and get to know this organization and its fearless leader, Maureen Krueger. The ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that provides charitable organizations with year-round access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer projects, facility and grounds maintenance and special events. Their work can be a godsend to a budget, not to mention guidance on the equipment you really need to make your event a success. Learn more about Maureen, the ToolBank and more on this 1/7 broadcast of Wilson’s World on WCCB.
Peter B. Parker from Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
So … I’ve seen this movie three times already. There will be a fourth. (Don’t tell my wife.) One reason is the introduction of Peter B. Parker, a version of Spider-Man who’s been spinning webs for 22 years and is beat up by all his adulting. Over the course of the movie, he gets his mojo back and shows himself he’s still got it. As a dude who’s been working in the Queen City for 22 years and recently jumped into founding Charlotte Is Creative with Matt, I can dig that. Check out Peter’s origin story below.
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