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Happening this week

‘ShxtsNGigs’

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Sold out, available for resale
Well we are of the opinion that nine out of 10 random podcast clips posted to social media on any given day serve as proof that they just need to stop making podcast mics altogether, these guys are different. A top-five Spotify podcast featuring Black, British best friends James Duncan and Fuhad Dawodu, ShxtsNGigs features their hosts unfiltered opinions on whatever happens to be on their mind.

Staff Picks

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$35
Visiting Charlotte as part of the Gantt Center’s Golden Year 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project will be just across the street at Knight Theater, where she’ll discuss the implications, impact and impetus for our future from the work, which has began as a magazine project before being turned into a best-selling book, a best-selling children’s book, and a six-part Hulu miniseries.

The LOX

The Underground 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
$181
Formed in 1994 out of Yonkers, New York, The LOX — comprising Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P — originally signed with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records in 1996 but ditched the shiny suits in favor of dirt bikes, joining up with DMX’s Ruff Ryders three years later. Seeing massive popularity around the turn of the millennium, the gritty trio has continued to make music throughout the 21st century, sometimes solo and sometimes together.

Mike Epps

The Comedy Zone 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte, NC, United States
$65 – $80
Mike Epps reached a whole new level of fame starring alongside Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in the 1999 sequel Next Friday, but true Def Comedy Jam fans know he got his start on that tour back in the mid-’90s. In fact, Ice Cube personally asked Epps to audition after witnessing one of his stand-up sets. Since then, he has been a scene stealer in every film and TV project he’s appeared in.

‘Young Frankenstein’

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts 100 East McDowell Street, Matthews
$18 – $26
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant named Inga Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist's shoes of his ancestors. Adapted from the screenplay of Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 film, Young Frankenstein is an outrageously entertaining musical comedy full of double-entendres and monstrous puns that will be brought to life by Matthews Playhouse.

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival

Symphony Park 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, United States
$28 – $56
While they’re called many things in different iterations around the world — lantern festivals, lights festivals, floating lanterns, water fests, or Chinese lanterns — the Charlotte Water Lantern Fest has become a staple of the Queen City over the years. A family-friendly event filled with fun, happiness and hope (not to mention all the Instagrammable content you could ask for), this is a peaceful, memorable experience you won’t soon forget.

‘ShxtsNGigs’

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Sold out, available for resale
Well we are of the opinion that nine out of 10 random podcast clips posted to social media on any given day serve as proof that they just need to stop making podcast mics altogether, these guys are different. A top-five Spotify podcast featuring Black, British best friends James Duncan and Fuhad Dawodu, ShxtsNGigs features their hosts unfiltered opinions on whatever happens to be on their mind.

Kenyon Dixon

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$40
Before breaking out as his own artist in the mid-2010s, LA native Kenyon Dixon was already doing a lot behind the scenes of the music industry, composing and writing critically acclaimed songs for artists like Tyrese, Faith Evans and Chrisette Michelle while touring and doing back-up vocals for Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas, Mac Miller, John Legend, Usher and others. Having released six projects between 2014-’17, he has stayed busy into this decade.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Amos' Southend 1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, United States
$25 – $30
Having formed in Middleburg, Florida back in 2003, pop-punk emo group Red Jumpsuit Apparatus broke through with its major-label debut Don’t You Fake It in 2006. While the lead single from that project, “Face Down,” became the band’s biggest success, they’ve been a continuous touring draw across the planet for nearly two decades with their early days sharing stages with My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday.

Off the Wall 13th Anniversary Party

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$12.50
Off the Wall launched as a pop-up dance party in summer 2011, serving up vibes with Golden Era hip-hop, classic R&B, reggae and classic house music. The JETA Team behind Off the Wall has kept not only kept it going but kept things fresh, hosting a number of themed events over the last year alone, including the resumption of the famed annual Michael Jackson tribute party for the first time since pre-COVID.

Den of Wolves w/ sunbreak, Longsuffering, Winter’s Gate

The Milestone 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
Five years ago, Den of Wolves frontman Chris Deitz told Queen City Nerve, “I like to think we’re like the universe, once we create something we start zooming outward like the Big Bang.” The Charlotte-based metalcore rockers have now been together for over a decade and their sound continues to expand outward — certainly making a big bang along the way.

Happening this month

‘ShxtsNGigs’

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Sold out, available for resale
Well we are of the opinion that nine out of 10 random podcast clips posted to social media on any given day serve as proof that they just need to stop making podcast mics altogether, these guys are different. A top-five Spotify podcast featuring Black, British best friends James Duncan and Fuhad Dawodu, ShxtsNGigs features their hosts unfiltered opinions on whatever happens to be on their mind.

Kenyon Dixon

Neighborhood Theatre 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$40
Before breaking out as his own artist in the mid-2010s, LA native Kenyon Dixon was already doing a lot behind the scenes of the music industry, composing and writing critically acclaimed songs for artists like Tyrese, Faith Evans and Chrisette Michelle while touring and doing back-up vocals for Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas, Mac Miller, John Legend, Usher and others. Having released six projects between 2014-’17, he has stayed busy into this decade.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants around the Charlotte metro area
Free
Looking for some delicious distractions this summer? Escape to new flavors during Queen's Feast! More than 100 restaurants around the metro area are ready to take you on a culinary adventure, highlighting their cuisine with fresh 3-course menus at special prices ranging from $30-$50 per person. Visit CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com to see participating restaurants and menus and make reservations.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Amos' Southend 1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, United States
$25 – $30
Having formed in Middleburg, Florida back in 2003, pop-punk emo group Red Jumpsuit Apparatus broke through with its major-label debut Don’t You Fake It in 2006. While the lead single from that project, “Face Down,” became the band’s biggest success, they’ve been a continuous touring draw across the planet for nearly two decades with their early days sharing stages with My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday.

Off the Wall 13th Anniversary Party

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$12.50
Off the Wall launched as a pop-up dance party in summer 2011, serving up vibes with Golden Era hip-hop, classic R&B, reggae and classic house music. The JETA Team behind Off the Wall has kept not only kept it going but kept things fresh, hosting a number of themed events over the last year alone, including the resumption of the famed annual Michael Jackson tribute party for the first time since pre-COVID.

Den of Wolves w/ sunbreak, Longsuffering, Winter’s Gate

The Milestone 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
Five years ago, Den of Wolves frontman Chris Deitz told Queen City Nerve, “I like to think we’re like the universe, once we create something we start zooming outward like the Big Bang.” The Charlotte-based metalcore rockers have now been together for over a decade and their sound continues to expand outward — certainly making a big bang along the way.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Events

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Sunny Side 7-Piece Jazz Band from New Orleans

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$20
Jazz band based out of NOLA heavily influenced by the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and many other early jazz legends. Sunny Side is a jazz band based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. They are heavily influenced by the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, and many other early jazz legends.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Sol Harmony Fest

Green Manor Farms 9940 Hambright Rd, Huntersville, NC
$222
Join us for the 4th annual Sol Harmony Fest: Immersive Wellness Gathering…happening September 27-29 in Huntersville, NC! Immerse yourself in a weekend of wellness with a diverse range of classes, lectures, and community-building activities. What to expect: CommUnity vibes, Holistic healer & vendor village, Over 80 holistic classes & workshops, Kid-friendly tent & activities, Drum circles, Silent discos, Food Trucks, Live Music & more.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show
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