Charlotte, NC — What’s open later than the movies, Better than a bar and cooler than a club? GrownHeadz’s Late Movie Fridays!
Charlotteans, come chill out with other urban sophisticates on the last Friday of every month and enjoy indie, cult classic and forgotten black film gems.
No cover, 25 and up, no pressure, just a good time. Doors open at 10, with boardgames and cocktails to break the ice; lights go down at 11.
DJ A-See provides the sounds of classic hip hop, underground funk and rare grooves.
The event is sponsored by GrownHeadz.com (of course!) and the Charlotte Black Film Festival. Tell your friends, tell your spouse, tell anyone except for the kids–this is strictly for the grown folks. It happens the last Friday of every month at Red@28 Books.
WHAT: Late Movie Fridays
WHEN: May 27, June 24, July 29 and August 26. Doors at 10 pm, film at 11
WHERE: Red@28 Books, 2424 N. Davidson, Charlotte, NC (across from Amelie’s French Bakery); 704.377.8989
HOW MUCH: No Cover, Free
WHY: Because the Queen City deserves it
Friday May 27th screening: I’m Through With White Girls
The Green Tape matches up two of Portland, Oregon’s brightest talents – Illmaculate & up-and-coming producer, G_Force (aka Calvin Valentine, producer for Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith label, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, TxE & more), as they re-work soul legend Al Green’s 2008 comeback album, Lay It Down, originally produced by ?uestlove & James Poyser of The Roots – song-by-song with G_Force sampling the originals & flipping them into completely new works while Illmaculate uses the songs’ concepts as launching pads into some of his most personal works to date.
Periodically, we need to check credentials to weed out the spies, posers, and undercover gangsters (reformed gangsters are fine) and make sure you are a real grownhead. Soooooo, you truly are a grownhead IF….
121) …you remember eating fried baloney sandwiches with the slits on the side that used to bubble up in the center.
122) …you watch the Weather Channel
123) …you remember before there was The Source, Vibe, or Sister 2 Sister there was Right On
124) …the first “reggae “ songs you knew were Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant and Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth
125) …you remember the cartoon Battle of the Planets with G-Force (not a bad name for a rap group)
126) …you remember who Rodney Allen Ripley was
There is a way
No matter what they – Mos Def There Is A Way
There will always be someone to tell you, “No, you’re not ready, you have too much on your plate, etc.,” but you have to decide for yourself. I’ve learned to smile and nod then move on and get back to my work.
Affirmation of the Day:
There is a way, there is a way
Question of the Day:
Where do you need to apply, “There is a way, no matter what they say?”
Action of the Day:
Practice the following statement, “Thanks for the input”
Run the Point; from where you are, with what you have!
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Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, working with ambitious professionals across the country. He helps them to rediscover their values, gain clarity for life/career decisions and live more fulfilling lives. If you want to know more, reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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