Thu., Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Knight Theater - Uptown
Price: $15 members, $20 non-members, $10 Students Tracing his journey from childhood to today, this Grammy award-winning artist will share defining moments that influenced the discovery of his voice – his tool for achieving professional success, and creating social change. From Michael Jackson to Emmitt Till, Common will trace major influences on his path to discovering greatness with the hope of inspiring others.
Wet Willie's - Uptown
Price: $150 for a six week session Charlotte Comedy Theater offers six week classes to help with improv skills, public speaking, confidence, stage presence and more. For more information, visit www.charlottecomedytheater.com.
Second Saturday of every month, 12 p.m.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture - Uptown
Price: Free workshop; $5 for slam Respect Da Mic Poetry's slam team presents a writing workshop at 12 p.m. Charlotte youth showcase their spoken word at 1 p.m. and are followed by the main poetry slam at 2 p.m. For detailed info, visit www.respectdamic.org.
Second Saturday of every month, 2 p.m.
Harvey B. Gantt Center - Uptown
Price: $7-10 Do you want to feel and hear the heat of inked poetry on a mic? Come witness, judge, or participate as poets throw their pens up during three rounds of competition; where randomly selected judges decide which poets get the cash prize. Adult Content. Competing poets should pre-register online. Bring a friend or two or more! This is a fundraiser to help support Respect Da Mic's ongoing community programs. Bring a friend or two or more! FREE writing workshop at NOON prior to slam for ALL ages and writing levels!