August 2017 Around Town 1

Levine Jewish 
Community Center (LJCC) Kids Triathlon

Mann Travels once again teamed up with Disney to sponsor the Levine Jewish Community Center (LJCC) Kids Triathlon. The sixth annual event
took place on Sunday, June 4 with proceeds benefitting Pediatric Rehabilitative Services at Levine Children’s Hospital and the Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program. Mary Cate Kiser, the top fundraiser, was awarded a trip to Disney World for her family. The LJCC Kids Triathlon participants, aged 5 to 14, far exceeded their original fundraising goal of $90,000. Mann Travels has a longstanding history of community outreach that specifically coincides with the mission of Levine Children’s Hospital. Owners of Mann Travels, Maxine & Gary Silverstein, are actively involved in the Charlotte Jewish community. Their connection to events such as the LJCC Kids Marathon is only strengthened by the impact and benefits they create for the greater Charlotte community in which their local branches operate.

Funk Fest Charlotte

On Saturday, August 12, Charlotte will host its own rendition of Funk Fest! This touring concert series, which also stops in Southern cities like Birmingham and Atlanta, features funk and r&b favorites like Erykah Badu, Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds, Goddie Mob and Jagged Edge. The concert takes place at PNC Pavillion, rain or shine, and begins at 5 p.m. Funk Fest has old school and new school tunes to keep concert-goers grooving all night long.

Let Love Reign at 
Levine Museum of 
the New South

Levine Museum of the New South will showcase Let Love Reign, a visual representation of committed same-gender couples, through October 8. The exhibition features photographs taken by New York-based photographer and former Charlotte resident Catalina Kulczar-Marin. It’s part of a lager collaboration with artists who believe in and support marriage equality. Levine Museum of the New South will display 14 medium and large-scale photos, all taken here in Charlotte. It’s a celebration of all kinds of love in a time when we need more love than ever.