Sunday, November 8, 2015

Blue-eyed soul, black film series and a worthy bike event

I'm celebrating a dry, but breezy day. No reason not to get out today and tonight. See you in the streets!

Bike Event - Help the Second Harvest Food Bank by supporting Cranksgiving. On this free ride, participants visit checkpoints and gather items to be donated to a kick charity. This is a national event. In past years, the Charlotte edition collected more than 800 pounds of food. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at Gumbo: The Store, 1916 Commonwealth Ave. Ride starts at 2 p.m. Bring at least $20 cash to buy food at the checkpoints. Details.

It Started Here - Learn how the Duke Mansion made military history in World War II and inspired the hit TV series “MASH.” The documentary, “If They Could See Us Now: The Story of Charlotte’s 38th Evacuation Hospital" highlights our role in history. JCSU history professor Dr. Brian Madison Jones will introduce the film. It’s sold out, but you never know. Details.

Blue-eyed Soul - The soulful Allen Stone looks more like a skateboard kid, but he sings funky R&B. See Allen Stone with Bernhoft. 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $25. Details.

Black Film Series - The Classic International Black Cinema Series features “Sugar Cane Alley.” The 1983 film is set in Martinique in the 1930s explores the treatment of black sugarcane workers. 2 p.m. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon St.