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.

Maria Howell
Middle C Jazz

Maybe you missed it, but Noel Freidline and Maria Howell performed live Wednesday night at Middle C Jazz club uptown. This performance was different than usual with the closure of bars, clubs and restaurants statewide due to the spread of the coronavirus. There were no patrons in the building during the show. However, several thousand people viewed the concert online.

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Editor's Note: Be sure to check on these events before going given the developing nature of news about coronavirus. 

Spring is in the air and there are lots of outdoor events this weekend to get everyone into the spirit of the season. There’s a Spring Fair, a Green River Revival and a community festival. Also on tap, there's some good live music performances and comedians on stage. Joining WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about the events for this edition of Weekend in Entertainment is Katrina Lewis, managing editor for QCity Metro. 

Las Vegas Film
Las Vegas Film

It's time to look at the entertainment lineup for this weekend. It's the first weekend in March and there's a lot going on. There's a cool gallery opening, always great live music an open-mic poetry event and a film screening featuring Latin American film "Las Vegas." Learn about it and more on this edition of Weekend In Entertainment. Joining WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn is Matt Olin, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative.

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It's time to take a look at what's up in the Queen City for the weekend. The CIAA tournament continues this weekend with lots of black college men's and women's basketball teams dunking it out on the court and lots of activities during the CIAA Fan Fest. There is also a soulful performance on stage and a comedy festival in the lineup. Joining WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to give you the 4-1-1 on these events and more is Sarafina Wright, WFAE's "All Things Considered" producer. 

 

It’s time to look at upcoming events for this weekend. There’s a great mix of activities for folks to enjoy, such as a Hot Chocolate Race, a winter beer festival, a donut festival and a live performance from the Latin crooner Marc Anthony -- he’s in town this weekend.

Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington

It's time to take a look at what's happening this weekend in the QC. There's lots of music on stage for this Valentine's Day weekend with, of course, lovers in mind. Jazz singer Stephanie Jordan is in town this weekend, along with saxophonist Kamasi Washington, EARTHGANG and a Taste of History. Joining All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these events for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve.

The Odd Couple
Chris Timmons

A look at the entertainment lineup in Charlotte this weekend. We have lots of musical performances happening, theater and dance productions are also on stage for this second weekend in February. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glen to talk about them for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Tim Miner, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative. 

Akeelah & The Bee
The Children's Theatre

 

This weekend runs into the start of Black History Month and there are lots of events in the QC in honor of the annual celebration. There's live music, a lecture and other events this weekend -- including a large beer festival and a film screening. Joining All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn on this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro. 

Totally 80s
Carolina Tix

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. 

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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
Sandra Davidson

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
Middle C Jazz

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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