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Editor's Note: Toni Baker-Tyson describes herself as a social butterfly and writes about the Qcity's adult nightlife. Her entertainment picks are published each Thursday.Opinions expressed are solely her own. Email her at toni@qcitymetro.com.

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Last weekend I headed over to Spirit Square for the Power of Music performance. I enjoyed the show but was blown away by Tawanda Robbins. Ms. Robbins was one of the opening performances, and she simply wowed the audience.

I also had the pleasure of enjoying singer Jason "Jetplane" Jones, and by the looks of things so did the female audience. Definitely check out Jason when he's appearing around town.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is one of my favorite places, so I stopped there for the Classic International Black Cinema Series hosted by Felix Curtis. Last weekend’s film was “Siren of the Tropics,” featuring Josphine Baker. It was incredible! If you missed it, no need to fret. The Gantt Center will be screening a series of the talented Ms. Baker’s films over the coming weeks. I'll make sure to keep you posted!

If you haven't made plans this weekend, check out my picks:

FRIDAY
Slam Charlotte Poetry ~ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's monthly poetry slam. Passionate spoken-word, open-mic poetry. This is an event you will enjoy! Adult content. Hosted by Bluz.
Location: Spirit Square, McGlohon Theater (345 North College St)
Cost: $10.00
Time: 8 p.m.
For more information: call  704 372-1000  704 372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org/

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SATURDAY
5th and York ~ This hugely popular Charlotte band is stirring up the smooth jazz landscape. Named after a street corner on the outskirts of Charlotte, each member brings a unique style to the mix. Simply listen and you’ll understand why this sensational band is on the rise.
Location: Ritz-Carlton (201 E. Trade St) Lobby Lounge
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more information: http://www.5thandyork.com/

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SUNDAY
Singles in the Park Cookout ~ Looking for love? Come out and meet some of Charlotte's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Sample food off the grill by Charlotte's own Chef Jay while it lasts. The event is opened to all singles and is hosted by the Bachelorette Club. Please be 21 or older.
Location: Freedom Park (1409 East Blvd) Shelter #6 near the Pond
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
For additional information: http://charlotte.singlesevents.com

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