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Long before uptown Charlotte had tall buildings and pricy condos, there was Brooklyn, a thriving African American neighborhood in the Second Ward.

But like many of the city’s historical black landmarks, Brooklyn was demolished by urban renewal between 1960 and 1977.

On Saturday, the Second Ward High School National Alumni Association will sponsor “Remembering Brooklyn,” a performance of excerpts from the play “The Second City” by Ruth E. Sloane.

The performance, paid for in part by a grant from the Arts & Science Council, will include drama with music and archival photos.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 4
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Morgan School (700 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
Cost: Free

For more information, visit www.secondwardfoundation.org.

In Charlotte, First Friday means jazz.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art continues its First Friday jazz series from 6 to 8 p.m. in the museum lobby. The concerts are free with museum admission. This month hear mainstream jazz. On October 15 (a special third Friday offering) and November 5, listen to Parisian jazz from the ’50s. This event will complement the Bechtler exhibition, “School of Paris: European Abstraction Post World War II,” opening September 10. Click here for pricing information.

Or, check out Jazz @ the Wadsworth Estate. This First Friday event will continue at least through Dec. 3. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and great conversation in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. A great way to impress friends or family in town for the Labor Day weekend. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door. Cash bar.

Other weekend events:

Matthews Alive! Festival

Historic South End First Friday Gallery Crawl

The All White Yacht Party

Naughty By Nature performs @ Amos' Southend

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October 10, 2015
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