Jim Lauderdale just picked up a WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by George Strait, at the Americana Honors & Awards. It’s a much deserving honor given to a master songwriter — his work has been recorded by artists like Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, The Dixie Chicks and Strait. Lauderdale is a talented performer, as noted after this year’s Housing Fest that was held at The Fillmore. See him at Evening Muse with its intimate setting is a real treat. $20-$22
Saying Lauryn Hill will be late to the stage at her upcoming Charlotte show is akin to telling people the sun will rise in the morning. Expect it and don’t let it bother you. Once that’s out of the way, we know Ms. Hill is worth the wait. Her recent concerts and festival appearances have been sublime. Her songs have received modifications and modernizations and her talent shines through. $61.50-$101.50.
Local artist Grace Stott is showcasing a selection of her artwork at Petra’s, and the surrealsim involved in this show will blow your mind. Back in April, she curated Cherry Pie, an exhibit that feature feminist-inspired art by local artists at Union Shop. Her solo show features art that’s described as “fantastical and nightmarish.” Cats with rainbow tongues wrapped around legs? Check.
National Coffee Day is September 29, and Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating the holiday in Charlotte with a special coffee offer for its loyal guests, honoring the brand’s 66-year history. On National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests a medium cup of its signature hot coffee for the special price of 66 cents. Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee heritage goes back 66 years, something no other leading restaurant brand can match. According to the NPD Group / CREST, Dunkin’ Donuts is a leader in the hot and iced coffee categories in the U.S. $0.66 for medium hot coffee