This week: a musical performance that defies cultural barriers

“Black Violin: Impossible Tour” will make a stop at the Belk Theater on Tuesday.

The Grammy-nominated group, led by string players Wil B. and Kev Marcus, seek to challenge stereotypes and break down cultural barriers with their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music.

Black Violin has written music for notable television shows and appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Ellen.”

Kanye West, Aerosmith, WuTang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys are among the musicians the group has collaborated with.

In 2021, Black Violin performed to over 100,000 students in the United States and Europe with the goal of supporting arts education in struggling schools in underserved communities.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the Blumenthal website.

Other events this week


Charlotte City Council: You can watch a live stream on the city’s YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m.


Community Budget Listening Session: A virtual session for residents to learn about and provide feedback on the city’s budgeting process. Register here to participate.

Tribute to the Black South: Part 3 of a four-part virtual series on the history of Black Southern art and culture.


Food for Thought: Faith Communities Create Affordable Housing: Join the Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network (MeckMIN) for a virtual session on how faith communities can create affordable housing.