Sunday, April 26, 2015

Art walk, BLT Steak brunch and oyster roast

Yesterday was pretty much a washout, but I did see a couple of films in the Gay Charlotte Film Festival. One of those films was "BrocKINGton," the documentary about Blake Brockington. The short documentary gives a glimpse into the life of the transgender youth who committed suicide last month. The documentary is a starting point for a much needed community effort to make our place where we stop losing our transgender youth.

Art Walk - More than 50 artists using a variety of media will be exhibited during the Kings Drive Art Walk. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Little Sugar Creek Greenway-600 South Kings Dr.

Tableside Cocktails - BLT Steak Charlotte launched its Spring Into Brunch with a tableside Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Bellini bar cart. Food features include Shrimp and Stoneground Grits, BLT Popover and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. BLT Steak, 110 N College St.

Don't Miss

Celebrating Leadership - The YBM leadership will recognize 2015's 100 Young Black Men. 1:30 p.m. UNCC Mcknight Hall.

All You Can Eat - Yummy! All you can eat oysters, live music, food and beer specials. at the Oyster Roast 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Growler's Pourhouse, 3120 N Davidson St. $35, $40.

BrocKINGton- The Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Film Festival wraps up today. There's a special screening of "brocKINGton,” a documentary about Charlotte’s Blake BrocKINGton, followed by a panel discussion. 2 p.m. "The Dog" and 4 p.m. "Boy Meets Girl." All screenings at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. $8 per movie. 6 p.m. "BrocKINGton" screening followed by discussion. The movie is about 15 minutes so don't late.

Roadtrip (Final Chance)

Art of Cool, Durham
Jazz enthusiasts don’t want to miss the Art of Cool festival in Durham. It features Roy Ayers, Snarky Puppy, Charlotte’s Anthony Hamilton and a host of other musicians you’ll be glad you heard. Avery Sunshine performs today. Details.

MerleFest, Wilkesboro
This is one of my favorite festivals. I camped, met some great people and discovered some great Americana bands. It’s worth a day-trip. The Avett Brothers headlined last night. Dwight Yoakam performs tonight. Details.

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