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The Agenda: Goapele, Sunset Jazz and Foodie Tours
Weekly events listing for Sept. 12-18, 2013
Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:00 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

It’s gearing up to be another exciting week in the Queen City. The Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival will be held this weekend in Symphony Park. In addition to the free outdoor concert, music enthusiasts can also enjoy live performances by Goapele and Roy Ayers. Plus, Sip and Stroll returns to Uptown and a new World Market opens in Cotswold. Here’s a peek at what’s happening around Charlotte in the days to come:

Goapele @ Neighborhood Theater 9/12

Enjoy an intimate evening with singer/songwriter Goapele at the Neighborhood Theater, 511 E. 36th St. Goapele is returning from a six-year hiatus with new music infused with political awareness, romance and soul. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Ticketfly.com.

Tailgate guru @ World Market 9/12 – 15

Join city leaders in celebrating the opening of World Market’s new Cotswold location at 330 S. Sharon Amity with a ribbon cutting Thursday at 9 a.m. The festivities will continue all weekend with free tastings, live music, in-store giveaways and raffle prizes. “Tailgate Guru” Rebecca Gordon, contributing editor of Southern Living magazine, will host a live cooking demonstration and tasting Saturday at noon.

Sip & Stroll 9/13-14

Sip & Stroll returns to the EpiCentre this weekend with two days of family fun, wine, art and music. The festivities kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. with live music at the Pavilion at EpiCentre Rooftop. Return Saturday to enjoy wine seminars featuring 40 wine varieties and a wide range of crafted cocktails and cuisine. Also interact with local artists and receive step-by-step instructions on creating your own artistic masterpieces. Visit sipandstrollcharlotte.com for more information.

Roy Ayers performance 9/13

Enjoy an evening with music legend Roy Ayers Friday at Knight Theater (430 S. Tryon St). Doors open at 8 p.m. The show will start at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at CarolinaTix.org or by calling (704) 372-1000.

Sunset Jazz Festival 9/14

Charlotte’s longest-running free jazz festival, The Sunset Jazz Festival, returns this weekend to Symphony Park. Saxophonist Dante Lewis is headlining this year’s outdoor concert. In addition to Lewis, Groove 8, Bam-Jazz, Los Trabucos and Robyn Springer will also perform. Come dressed to impress for your chance to win the “Best Dressed at the Fest” award. Visit charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com for a complete lineup and schedule.

Female Condom Day 9/16

Monday is Global Female Condom Day. The national Red Pump Project is asking ladies to rock their red pumps in a show of solidarity and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and the importance of practicing safer sex. Red Pump will also take part in two events being held in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit theredpumpproject.com or follow the organization on Instagram @redpump.

Meet & Three CLT Foodie Tours 9/17

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse and tour three of hidden gems with Meet & Three’s CLT Food Tour. The night will kick off at Carolina Beer Temple, 131 Matthews Station St. in Matthews. Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit CltFoodieToursMatthews2013.eventbrite.com.



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