July 2018 Around Town

Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The Halifax Conventions Chapter in Charlotte volunteers thousands of service hours annually in their local communities, including supporting active duty military … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Sol Fest This is far more than a traditional beer festival! With numerous water races, trail racing, yoga, live music, this weekend-long (June 15 & 16) fest at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is fun for all ages! For the beer lovers, a wide selection of regional and national craft breweries will be featured from … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Day Runner, Inc. Gives to Harvey B. Gantt Center Day Runner, Inc., a Charlotte-based on-demand delivery service, donated $100,000 to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African Arts + Culture to support their 2018 educational and arts programming initiatives for Charlotte. Day Runner is the first Black-owned company to become one of the Gantt Center’s … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend recently announced that the 2018 Wells Fargo Kickoff Dinner was a resounding success, raising over $140,000! As an opening to Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend’s thirtieth year of fundraising, the Wells Fargo Kickoff Dinner has become a cherished tradition in the Charlotte community and a true jewel in the crown of the Queen City. The featured guest…

March 2018 Around Town

According to travel industry experts, a record number of travelers in 2017 will be followed by an even stronger 2018. Charlotte’s Annual Travel & Cruise Show, hosted by Mann Travels, offered attendees free access to hundreds of vacation opportunities, presentations, and exclusive savings on cruises, tours, and more. The event, the largest of its kind in the region, took place on…

February 2018 Around Town

Over 1,760 women spanning eight generations— the largest luncheon attendance in the 31 year history of Good Friends—gathered at the Charlotte Convention Center's Crown Ball Room to offer hope throughout the year to those needing a helping hand. In the process, they raised an astounding $412,482! The luncheon is a tradition that started in a fellowship hall of a church by four…

January 2018 Around Town

The ice may be a bear outdoors, but it’s flying indoors at the Bojangles’ Coliseum during hockey season for the Charlotte Checkers! This January, take the family out for a fun themed sports night. On January 12th, the Checkers host Toronto for “Hockey Fights Cancer Night.” January 13th is NASCAR Night and a coat drive for WSOC’s Steve’s Coats for…

December 2017 Around Town

The Harvey B. Gantt Center will host its Jazzy Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom, with presenting sponsor Bank of America. The annual black tie event will feature cocktails, dinner, awards, entertainment and dancing. Jazzy is the Gantt Center’s major annual fundraiser and provides an opportunity for the institution to…

November 2017 Around Town

The Young Affiliates of the Mint will host their annual signature fundraiser event, Fall Ball 2017: Under the Big Top, on November 10! This year, the signature ball will be a celebration of performance arts in our community with some surprises in store. Dance the night away to live music, dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres, and delight in the spectacular…

October 2017 Around Town

Opera Carolina returns with a season of deceit, disguise and drama. The Grand Opera productions begin in November with Cyrano, David DiChiera’s reimagining of the tragicomic French masterpiece. Second in the series is a co-production with Opera Grand Rapids and Toledo Opera of Verdi’s tragic opera Rigoletto in February. Concluding the Grand Opera season is The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s…