Weekend In Entertainment

Every Thursday, tune into All Things Considered on WFAE 90.7 FM for our latest "Weekend in Entertainment" segment featuring voices from Charlotte’s media scene bringing you the latest music, cultural and social events.

Totally 80s
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On tap this weekend, there’s a Tyler Perry play on stage, a NASCAR exhibit, a comedian who’s a South Carolina native performs in the QC and lots of nostalgia at an event called “Totally 80s.” Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about this event and others for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is WSOC anchor Brittney Johnson.

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Food, music, and charity are on the agenda and it’s also the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to discuss these and other arts and culture events around town for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Matt Olin, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative. 

Tracy Lawrence
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We're back in 2020 with Weekend in Entertainment. Let's start with some music. Country artist Tracy Lawrence is in the QC this weekend. There is also the Monster Jam, Cirque du Soleil OVO, and a musical soul session. Joining All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn to discuss these events is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro. 

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It’s the day after Christmas and many people are still in the holiday spirit and looking for something to do with friends or family in town, so there’s a lot to do out there in the QC. There’s Charlie Brown Live On Stage, A Tribute to Prince, Sinbad’s in town and Kwanzaa celebrations. Joining WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these arts and entertainment events for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is WFAE’s "All Things Considered" producer Sarafina Wright.  

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Cirque Dreams Holidaze

T’was the weekend before Christmas, and that means holiday-themed events galore happening around the Queen City. There's a different version of The Nutcracker story with circus elements, a soulful Christmas music concert, and non-Christmas wise, a well-known comedian will be in town. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these events is Tim Miner, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative.

Singing Christmas Tree
Carolina Voices

The holiday season is in full swing and that means lots of holiday events are on the agenda for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment. There's a musical performance, a holiday party. There's even a singing Christmas tree in the lineup. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to discuss these and other arts and cultural events is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro. 

DaBaby
Sheldon Kearse

It's the first weekend in December, and there's a lot happening in the Queen City to keep folks busy. There's a performance by a Grammy-nominated Charlotte native. A holiday classic on stage, a dog parade and the touring company of a show that's currently on Broadway. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these and other arts and entertainment events is Tim Miner, co-founder of Charlotte is Creative. 

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It's time for a special Thanksgiving edition of Weekend in Entertainment. The Charlotte Christmas Village, "Home Alone" in concert, a tree lighting. And, of course, football. Joining David Boraks to discuss these and more is WFAE’s Sarafina Wright, producer of "All Things Considered."

Vanessa Ferguson
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Vanessa Ferguson will be performing songs made famous by Nina Simone live this weekend at the Jazz Room at Stage Door Theater. Also in the lineup: live comedy sketches, an auto show and an early kickoff to Christmas. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these events for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve. 

Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton

Dance tributes, a pop-up art show, glass blowing, a book signing with Charlotte's own Anthony Hamilton and more is on the agenda for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn is Matt Olin, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative.

Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo

There's a lot going on in the Queen City this weekend. There's the Eye on Tryon at Victoria Yards in uptown, HBCU Culture Homecoming Band Showcase, and a nationally known comedian is on stage. And for food lovers, there's the 4TH annual CLT s'MACdown competition.

Maria Howell
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Even though we're technically past Halloween, there's still plenty on tap for Halloween festivities all weekend. There’s also an award-winning musical, a cool festival, and the Panthers are back in town. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Ryan Pitkin, editor-in-chief for Queen City Nerve. 

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The Charlotte Hornets' NBA season kicked off this week and there's a game in the Queen City this weekend. There’s also a movie that mixes Christmas with Halloween and several sure-to-be-good concerts are on tap.

Junior Astronomers
Kevin Condon

Poetry, art, indie rock and a conversation about race, inequality and affordable housing are on this weekend's agenda as temperatures cool off. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these events for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve. 

Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Checkers

On tap this weekend we have the Queen Charlotte Fair, opening night for the Charlotte Checkers and a food truck competition. Oh, and the world-renowned Morehouse College Glee Club. They're in town tonight to perform with the Charlotte Symphony.

Jo Koy
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There are lots of performances in this weekend's lineup including comedian Jo Koy, Erykah Badu and the Carolina Music Festival. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these and other arts and culture events is Shawn Allison, events editor for Pride magazine.

Jon Reep
Jon Reep

The Grammy-nominated trio The Hamiltones are in town tonight at the QC Social Lounge. There is also a comedy festival, a big NASCAR race and other fun activities to attend. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment to talk about those events is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro.

Orchestra Noir
Orchestra Noir

Orchestra Noir, the renowned all African American orchestra, is performing live on Friday at the McGlohon Theater. They're bringing their show “90s Vibe: The Best of Hip Hop and R&B" to the Queen City. There's also the 55th annual Festival in the Park on tap this weekend.

Lizzo
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The number one song in the country is Grammy-nominated “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. She’s in town this weekend at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater with her Cuz I Love You Too Tour. There’s also Trevor Noah, comedian, and host of The Daily Show bringing his special brand of political commentary. 

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Festivals and more festivals are on the agenda for this edition of Weekend in Entertainment. There’s the Charlotte VegFest, the Yiasou Greek Festival, and the Panthers Fantennial Street Festival on Saturday. There are also live performances from legendary artists.

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