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.


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.


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.

Nina Simone
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

"Nina Simone: Four Women" presented by the Actors Theatre of Charlotte is one of the entertainment options available around Charlotte this weekend. And it leads off our conversation as we debut a weekly segment on local entertainment that will air Thursday afternoons during All Things Considered on WFAE from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.