July 2019 Around Town

The City of Charlotte Celebrates Its Public Spaces with Rocking Chairs The City of Charlotte has installed 100 blue rocking chairs throughout the city as part of its Placemaking Program. The Placemaking Program launched in 2018 with the mission of transforming underutilized public spaces into revitalized, vibrant places for people to enjoy. The Urban Design Center in … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Tony Award-Winning Musical Falsettos Comes to Charlotte June 25–30 From June 25–30, Charlotte’s Knight Theater will host eight showings of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The hilarious yet charming production revolves around the life of an intelligent gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbors. The musical is presented by Blumenthal Performing … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

LeBron James Family Foundation Distributes Socks and Shoes to Students The LeBron James Family Foundation, in conjunction with Microsoft Xbox and Samaritan’s Feet, distributed 400 pairs of new socks and shoes to Movement School elementary students as part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Charlotte. Microsoft Xbox donated 400 pairs of brand-new shoes and socks for … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Justin Timberlake Makes an Impact on Charlotte Family Justin Timberlake did a lot more in Charlotte than just perform his Man of the Woods Tour 2019 at Spectrum Center. He made a big impact on one family’s lives. Rebecca and Michael Holt lost their 5-year-old son, Charlie, in a bizarre accident at a rotating restaurant in an Atlanta … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Offers Free Admission to Federal Employees In January, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden offered free admission to federal employees and their plus-ones. This invitation was extended to federal employees in response to the government shutdown in an effort to help reduce stress during that difficult time. More International and Domestic Flights Now … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will host its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament from February 25 until March 2, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte. The week of events will include 22 basketball games, Fan Fest, Super Saturday, educational programming, community engagement events, concerts and more! To purchase your … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Speedway Christmas Open now until December 31, 2018 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) is the ninth annual Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The holiday event has more than three million lights, an infield Christmas Village, drive-in movies on the gigantic Speedway TV and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive along the race track.  Kannapolis … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Tennessee Stiffs Play in Charlotte August 28 was a rockin’ evening at the renowned Milestone Club as Austin-based folk rock quartet, Tennessee Stiffs, let loose their unique, seminal blend of story and mystique-laden Americana music. It was the band’s first time in Charlotte, and the evening proved to be a resounding success with local rockers … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Charleston-Based Eatery Comes to South Charlotte Verde, a fast-casual restaurant based out of Charleston, opened it’s fifth location in the Ballantyne neighborhood of South Charlotte this past July. Verde offers a menu full of vibrant salads, wholesome grain bowls, hearty wraps and freshly pressed juices, all created from more than 40 seasonal and regionally-sourced ingredients.  Charlotte Named One … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Life Time Athletic Promotes Employee To Senior General Manager Following the successful opening and subsequent operation of Life Time Athletic Charlotte in December 2017, General Manager Johnny Groff will bring his industry expertise to all Life Time locations in the Charlotte region as the new Senior General Manager. Groff opened Life Time Athletic Charlotte and has since been managing the 320,000 square-foot development … Continued