Can you ace our weekend quiz?

Happy weekend, QCity. How closely did you follow the news in Charlotte this week? Test your knowledge with this five-question quiz.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLAY COMBINES BLACK CULTURE, MAYA ANGELOU AND MUSIC

If shadows on the wall and noises down the hall don’t frighten you, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” might be worth seeing. Charlotte is one of just four cities where the play can be seen, and it made its premiere at Children’s Theater over the weekend.

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OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS SUPPORT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved $6 million in opioid settlement funds to support

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16 Black-owned businesses that opened in Charlotte in 2023

A dentistry, several restaurants, a cycling studio, a bridal boutique and more opened in this year in Charlotte — under Black ownership.  Here’s a recap of the new businesses we welcomed to Charlotte this year: Adrenaline+ Amaya and Theophilus Woodley outside Adrenaline in Uptown Charlotte. (Courtesy of Amaya Woodley) Adrenline+ is a cycling studio located

Major music festival will come to Charlotte in 2024 with 40+ artists

Lovin’ Life Music Fest, a new music festival by a Charlotte-based entertainment company, is set to come to Charlotte in May 2024. The three-day festival will happen in Uptown May 3 -5. Lovin’ Life will include more than 40 artists across multiple genres, with performances on three different stages throughout the event. Southern Entertainment, the

Winter Wonderland in Charlotte: 2023 Holiday lights guide

The holiday season here and the Queen City has transformed into a winter-themed wonderland, with lights displays and Santa sightings all over town. From Concord to Uptown and Ballantyne, we’ve compiled a complete guide on where to experience holiday lights and over-the-top Christmas decor in the Charlotte area. Here’s what’s happening: McAdenville – Christmasville, USA

Festive Fun: Holiday-themed shows in Charlotte this December

This month, many shows are planned at venues around the city. From comedy stars like Tommy Davidson and Deon Cole to holiday-themed shows like “Hip Hop Nutcracker” and even Cirque du Soleil, here’s what to look out for: Comedy shows Dec. 1-3 – Tommy Davidson | The Comedy Zone | Tickets $35+ Dec. 5 – Jazmin “Watch

SouthPark Holiday Hop: Festive Fun and Free Events

If your to-do list this holiday season includes shopping, decorating cookies, getting photos with Santa or enjoying a holiday cocktail, you can do it all in SouthPark. The SouthPark Holiday Hop runs from Dec. 6 – 10 and includes free events, exclusive shopping deals, festive window displays done by local artists, and a free shuttle

New E-Bike launches in Corridors of Opportunity

Wells Fargo Championship is donating $300,000 to launch an electric bike (E-Bike) pilot program in the North Graham/N Tryon corridors of opportunity. In partnership with the City of Charlotte and DreamKey Partners, the three-year pilot program aims to help residents in the corridor improve mobility and increase transportation access to jobs. “We understand that enhancing

Shop local and eco-friendly in Charlotte’s South End

Known for its retail and dining options, South End is the perfect neighborhood to help you get into the holiday spirit. Below, we’ve highlighted some local businesses where you can find unique gifts, dining options that have special holiday-themed offerings, and events that are sure to be a jolly good time. Holiday Happenings • Rail

More N.C. teens are facing sexual extortion, officials warn

As teens spend more time on social media, parents need to watch for signs that they are being exploited, North Carolina officials warn. Between 2021 and 2022, the FBI saw a 600 percent increase in “sextortion” cases in North Carolina, state Attorney General Josh Stein said in a recent webinar. In sextortion cases, a criminal

Local Black-owned tea bar to open second location

The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary is set to open a second location in the West Boulevard Corridor in early January 2024. The Black-woman-owned tea house offers loose-leaf teas, pastries and sandwiches in a relaxing and cozy space.  The first location of The Pauline Tea-bar Apothecary. November 2023. (Destiniee Jaram / QCity Metro.) The shop will open