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.

Friends
Pexels

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
Pexels

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. 

Pexels

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.

friends
Pexels

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.

Pexels

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.

Pexels

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.

Pexels

Could this be one of the busiest weekends Charlotte’s seen in a while? Emma Way, editor of Charlotte Magazine, believes so. Between the Whitewater Center’s Tuck Fest, Open Streets 704, Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend and a few honorable mentions, there is plenty to choose from. Emma joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey for another round of Weekend In Entertainment.

Pexels

This Easter weekend there’s plenty to do in the Charlotte area. From local exhibitions to live music and EDM, it’s something for everyone. Queen City Nerve Editor Ryan Pitkin joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey for another edition of Weekend In Entertainment.

Pexels

This weekend, tune into the sounds of Leon Bridges, check out a film, or eat your way through a burger and beer festival. Andy Smith, arts and culture editor of Charlotte Magazine, joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey to discuss all the Queen City has to offer this weekend.

The Charlotte Knights take on the Durham Bulls Thursday night to begin their sixth season at BB&T ballpark uptown. Q City Metro Managing Editor Katrina Louis joined WFAE's Mark Rumsey to talk opening day in the Queen City and more weekend entertainment options.

Dexter Jordan
Adam Davis

Music is in the air around Charlotte this weekend. One of the voices you can catch is R&B artist Dexter Jordan at his album release party of his first full length album titled Blue. Joining "All Things Considered" host Mark Rumsey for more on that and other weekend arts and entertainment options in Charlotte is Ryan Pitkin editor of Queen City Nerve.

Beer
Pexels

It’s officially spring, that means the days are longer and the weather, of course, is getting warmer. More people are out and about and looking for something to do. Emma Way, editor of Charlotte Magazine joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey to talk about how to get tickets to an award-winning musical and tons of brewery fun this weekend.

Pexels

St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday and Spring is just around the corner, inspiring this weekend’s entertainment options in Charlotte. Andy Smith, arts and culture editor for Charlotte Magazine, joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey to talk art galleries, St. Paddy’s Day and where to enjoy a green river.

Photo Courtesy of the Harvey B. Gantt Center

Among the entertainment options for Charlotteans this weekend, are events in honor of Women’s History Month. One includes an author talk that dives into social issues impacting women today.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

The CIAA basketball tournament is back in town for the 14th straight year. The 13-member CIAA conference is the nation's oldest African-American athletic conference and Charlotte's largest annual tourism event. WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn talked with Q City Metro's Katrina Louis about the tournament games, parties and other family-oriented events.

Sharon Dowell
Sharon Dowell

A weekend from now, there'll be a lot of buzz around Charlotte with the NBA All-Star game taking place. But it's no reason to sit around this weekend and do nothing — unless you just want to. There are some interesting things on the calendar for entertainment in Charlotte this weekend and Ryan Pitkin, editor-in-chief of Queen City nerve, talked with "All Things Considered" host Mark Rumsey about them.

Pages