Interesting Events – Equitable Summit, Cine Casual, Magic Science & More
Another week, another fresh batch of interesting events to keep your calendars filled! Check out some of our favorite events that a sure to delight, inspire and entertain you as we approach the second half of January.
A City For All
Building A Charlotte For All: The Summit
Jan. 11 from 9am – 4pm
UNC Charlotte Center City
As the Queen City continues to grow, so does the need to work together and advocate for equitable development policies. We want Charlotte to be a healthy, happy and creative city for all communities.
This Saturday, January 11 from 9am to 4pm, join the team at Building Community CLT for Building A Charlotte For All: The Summit. This summit is your chance to be in the room with fellow Charlotteans who are fighting for equitable development in Charlotte. You will work together to generate discussion and ideas for a more equitable future.
The summit will feature workshops from Sustain Charlotte, Equitable Communities CLT, the League of Creative Interventionists, the West Boulevard Coalition and the 3 Sisters Market. There will also be a presentation from Charlotte’s Assistant City Manager and Chief City Planner Taiwo Jaiyeoba and a keynote from award-winning placemaker and author Jay Pitter. For more information on this free event and registration, click here.
HUGs for Films
Cine Casual Film Series – Matar a Jesús Screening
Jan.11 at 6pm
Camp North End
HUG Mirco-grant recipient Giovanna Torres is getting ready to launch the Cine Casual Film Series this Saturday, January 11 at Camp North End. Giovanna used her HUG to create promotional materials to spread the word about the film series. Between now and April, six award-winning Latin American films will be screened in the series. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Charlotte-based artists and community leaders. The discussions will connect the film’s themes to local issues and perspectives.
The first film in the series, Matar a Jesús, will play this Saturday at 6pm. Read our article on the project, then purchase your all-access ticket.
Go have some fun:
You need to make arrangements to attend this art show of “strange blooms.”
Making Arrangements Opening
January 10 – Goodyear Arts
Keep the laugh train rolling and rent a comedy on the way out!
JokeSploitation Stand-Up Comedy Showcase
January 10 – VisArt Video
We’re going to need to do some meditating after this first full week back to work
OH Well: Mindful Morning Meditation
January 11 – Optimist Hall
Throw on your blue suede shoes and go celebrate this hunka, hunka burning love
8th Annual Elvis Birthday Celebration w/ RenElvis
January 11 – The Spoke Easy
Tell your story at this powerful, inspiring workshop.
Laundry Day Workshop – Be a Part of the Narrative
January 12 – C3 Lab
Books + Beers = A pretty good Thursday night
Blue Blaze Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere
January 16 – Blue Blaze Brewing
If this play were about us, it’d be called “Oversized Black T-shirt.”
Little Black Dress: The Musical
January 16-18 – Booth Playhouse
Is science magic? Or is magic science? Maybe it’s a little bit of both.
Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World
January 17 – Discovery Place Science
The best anniversary present you can buy this local record label is a ticket to their show.
Four Finger Records 2 Year Anniversary Tape Release Show
January 17 – Petra’s
They’re ADVERTISING that this party will be a fun time with some of the most innovative and creative peeps the Queen City has to offer.
AAF Charlotte’s AAAwards Preview Party
January 23 – Sugar Creek Brewing