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.

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.


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. 

Ken Fager/Panthers Fans

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.


Football, fashion, concerts and water sports are few of the things on tap this Labor Day weekend. Oh, and let's not forget the UniverSoul Circus is coming to Charlotte with multicultural acts. You'll get a bit of history, comedy and music that keeps people on their feet in dance mode.


Actor, activist, author and rapper Common is in town Friday night at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Belk Theater performing fan favorites from his long catalog of recordings. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk more about this and other arts and entertainment events is Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve. 

It's been 30 years since Spike Lee's movie Do The Right Thing hit the big screen. The 1989 film was considered revolutionary because, as few movies were doing at the time, it took a deep dive into issues such as race and race relations, police brutality, politics, gentrification and what it means to be black in America. 

We're not just talking about ‘Do the Right Thing’ because of the anniversary but this Saturday it will be the opening film in the Charlotte Mecklenburg library's new series, ‘View the Right Thing.’  Shawn Allison, the events coordinator for Pride magazine, is with "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about that in this week's entertainment segment. 

Adrian Crutchfield
Adrian Crutchfield

Adrian Crutchfield, a Charlotte native and Northwest School of the Arts graduate has performed with renowned musicians such as Lionel Ritchie, Bette Midler, Cee-Lo Green, and Anthony Hamilton. He even recorded and performed with Prince and led Prince's 11 piece horn section, The New Power Generation.

Last year Mecklenburg County commissioners declared August 11 as Adrian Crutchfield day. And on Saturday he will perform at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Booth Playhouse. In an interview with WFAE, he says for this show he will show his appreciation for the community support in a special way.

Bank of America Stadium
Michael Tomsic

And just like that, it's August. A new school year is around the corner, but summer is still in full swing in the Queen City.

Joining All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey for another edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Emma Way editor of Charlotte Magazine. 


Concerts, a little art and a grand opening are all on the entertainment and events agenda for this upcoming July weekend. Joining WFAE's All Thing's Considered host Mark Rumsey for our regular Thursday preview is Andy Smith, arts and culture editor of Charlotte magazine.


Summer fun is all around for this second weekend in July. Live performances, festivals and more coming up in the Charlotte area. Joining "All Things Considered" host Mark Rumsey for our regular Thursday preview of the Weekend In Entertainment is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro

Independence Day, July 4th

America’s Independence Day is upon us with the holiday tomorrow and related festivities planned through the weekend. And we're delivering our preview of the weekend in entertainment a day early to help you make some plans for celebrating. 

Whether you want to visit an art gallery, jam out at a mega concert, enjoy some stand-up comedy, or see some basketball of a different sort there is plenty to do this weekend in Charlotte. 


It’s officially summer! This first weekend of the season offers plenty of choices in the arts, culture and music. Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey for a preview of events.


It's time for another preview of the Weekend In Entertainment. Festivals, food and plenty of fun to look forward to on this Father's Day weekend in Charlotte. Joining All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey to talk about it is QCity Metro Managing Editor Katrina Louis.

Peach Pie Charlotte

Whether you want to taste the best of Charlotte or view it, there is plenty to do the second weekend in June. Joining WFAE's Nick De la Canal to discuss what's on the agenda this Weekend In Entertainment is Andy Smith, arts and culture editor of Charlotte Magazine.


Whether you want to watch a movie in the park or check out a new exhibit, there's plenty to do in Charlotte this first weekend in June including live music.

Speed Street
600 Festival

Race Week at Charlotte Motor Speedway culminates with the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Meanwhile the streets of uptown will be filling up over the next few days for the 25th anniversary of the Speed Street Festival. Q City Metro Managing Editor Katrina Louis joined WFAE's Mark Rumsey to discuss this and some other weekend offerings in entertainment and the arts.


It’s another busy spring weekend around Charlotte. This weekend’s entertainment options include an eclectic group of events from swallowing swords to a live album recording. Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve joined WFAE's Mark Rumsey to dive into the list.

Charlotte SHOUT!

This Mother's Day weekend there’s quite a few options for spending some time with mom or maybe other special people in your life. Andy Smith, arts and culture editor for Charlotte magazine joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey to talk details about what's happening around the Queen City.


Charlotte’s Annual Jazz Festival is in full swing in uptown. This year’s lineup features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Broadway songstress Patina Miller with a tribute to Nina Simone, and free week-long performances at The Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park. Q City Metro Managing Editor Katrina Louis joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey to help navigate the vast Charlotte Jazz Festival and more happening this weekend.