English alt-rockers A Silent Film are often compared to acts like The Killers and Coldplay due to their piano and drum combination. The last time they were in town, it was for a “secret show” at a unique location in support of their latest EP. While they’ve undergone some lineup changes — more like member drops — the band’s sound has remained consistent. The band’s eponymous third album was released last October. $12-$15
Join CMBCC at Johnson C. Smith University July 28 at 8:00 am for a Breakfast Program to recognize 30 of Charlotte’s brightest black entrepreneurs & business professionals (eh, em Millennials) — 30 years and under. Kevin Dick — Economic Development Director, City of Charlotte to speak. CMBCC Members $15, Guests $25. Breakfast Included.https://www.cmbcc.org/events/20160728/
Join author and TED Talk fellow Michael W. Twitty at Founders Hall. He's crafted hearty menu of Southern fare (including okra soup, Mary Randolph’s yeast rolls, fried chicken, Madeira ham, cornbread kush, sauteed greens and peach cobbler) with a heavy dose of food for thought. Up for discussion: the true heritage of Southern cooking. Charlotteans can join him around the dinner table for an honest discussion on southern culture and cuisine of the past, present and future. For more information, visit www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/feast-on-culture/. $20-$28.
Shop until your heart is content as Five13 Studio Boutique (www.five13studio.com) hosts Shopper's Delight Sample Sale! Sip and network in style as we prepare for a new fashion season and clear the warehouse with sale racks starting at $5! Join us at Apostrophe Lounge on July 28 from 7-10 pm and enjoy complimentary admission, a Fashion Showcase, tasty Hors D'oeuvres, fabulous grab bags and of course specialty drinks! This sample sale is not one to miss, so see you there! FREEhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/five13-studio-presents-shoppers-delight-tickets-26458432885
Fresh off the | R. Kelly "Buffet Tour" | Demetria McKinney | Hits the R&B LIVE Stage for her first solo Charlotte performance. Performing her new hit single | Trade It All | $15-$35
Come celebrate summer at The Duke Mansion! On Monday through Thursday evenings in July, 5 pm - 8 pm, enjoy a cash bar and more than four acres of spectacular gardens and grounds to stroll. No reservations required. Just bring your friends after work and enjoy. free admission; cash barhttp://dukemansion.org
Experience the world of fashion first hand with New York Fashion Designer Lore Emelio! Junior Designers will learn fundamentals within the Fashion Industry while developing creative skills Morning sessions 9am-12pm, Afternoon sessions 1pm-4pm. Early drop off at 8:30am available. Students attending both AM & PM sessions are invited to Open Studio lunch break (12-1pm) Ages: 8-11 $225 per sessionhttp://www.loreemelio.com/shop/classes-3-summer-jr-designers--213-913-535.htm
Dream of attending Art, Fashion, or Design School? We provide step-by-step instruction in creating a college portfolio. Each student receives individual and comprehensive instruction based on his or her specific goals and college requirements. Please note: High school and AP art classes do not necessarily fulfill portfolio requirements. Beginning and advanced students welcome. Ages 15-up $225 per sessionhttp://www.loreemelio.com/shop/classes-3-summer-portfolio--213-913-540.htm