Atlanta-based vocalist/producer/songwriter Joi Gilliam has been making noise in the music industry since the early 1990s — with her own solo material and with bands like her latest, Hot Heavy & Bad. But when she takes the stage in the Q.C. this week — as the latest guest on the live talk show The 15 Project — she'll reportedly be chatting (not singing) about her life, career and other stuff. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see an icon in the flesh. Oh, and it's all hosted by artist Fahamou Pecou, joined by DJ Kemit and other guests.
Free. Oct. 28, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.