Up & Coming Weekly

January 10, 2023

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 11 - 17, 2023 UCW 3 Submit your events and activities to editor@upandcomingweekly.com WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLy.COM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 GROUNDING MEDITATION 124 ANDERSON STREET This guided meditation will help to align your energies with the earth's energies so that you feel calm, refreshed and at peace. Mindfulness is a practice that involves being fully engaged in whatever is going on around you. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp, so arrive a few minutes early, pick a pillow or mat and relax. It is $10 per person or free for members. For more information, call 910-483-8406. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 REPTICON FAYETTEVILLE CROWN COMPLEX 7 p.m. Lift Up The Arts Fayetteville is being hosted by Sistahs Under the Sun. They are bringing artistic magic to Poetry, Songs, Dance, Spoken word, Rap, Musical instruments and more. There will be a DJ on deck with smooth R&B plus Afro beats. Sistahs Under the Sun is a Divinely Unified collaborated group of three best friends striving to bring a more Cohesive, Holistic force of greatness to the local area. So come on out and support the local artistic community! 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit! Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Cumberland County Public Library. Youth Service Li- brarian Aaron Mehaffey will be reading a Chinese Zodiac story and kids can make their own Lucky Chinese Lantern craft. This is perfect for kids K-5. Although this event is free, registration is required by calling 910-483-7727 ext. 1450. STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS 1073 MURCHISON ROAD 6 p.m. ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget is easier now than it has ever been. In these challenging times everyone from the government to your local banker is trying to help you succeed. This workshop includes the legal basics, tips for low-cost marketing, funding suggestions, and how to help. These are the ABCs of how to start a small business combined with winning strategies from low-cost startups. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, contact Sarah Espinosa at 910- 672-2683 or sespinos@uncfsu.edu. TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 ACE WORKSHOP ARTS COUNCIL OF FAYETTEVILLE 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do you love creating visual art pieces in your spare time? Do you wish there was some way to pursue art full-time as a career? Do you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color, or identify as an active ally to any of those groups? If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, then this series of workshops is for you! Join the Ellington-White Communi- ty Development Corporation for a two-hour class focused on a different aspect of art entrepreneurship. Taught by creatives themselves, this class will walk through a business framework created by Springboard for the Arts. You'll have the oppor- tunity to meet and network with fellow local creatives. This month's workshop topic is building a portfolio. While this event is free, reservations are required. Go to Aceworkshopewcdc.eventbrite.com to register your spot. 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 DRAG ME TO DIRTBAG ALES DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY 11 a.m. Join Dirtbag Ales for their farewell to one of Carolina Drag Brunch's hosts — Michelle Michaels! There will be special guests including Kirby Kolby, Dana St James and Emily Michaels. Tickets are $35 and include brunch. Show-only seating is available. Entry to the show ends at 12 p.m. (no exceptions). Carolina Drag Brunch's goal for their events is to enjoy the company of fabulous queens and have a good time. Come enjoy the good times and make new lifelong friends. Tickets can be bought at https://ca - rolinadragbrunch.simpletix.com/. LIFT UP THE ARTS THE 2/6 STUDIO 116 ANDERSON STREET 6:30 p.m. This show features everything that you've come to love most about Repticon's two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pet products directly from the experts at amazing prices you won't find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. Repticon Fayetteville is one rep- tile and exotic animal expo that you can't afford to miss. Tickets range from $6 to $15 and can be bought online at https://repticon.com/tickets/. Active Duty Military, First Responders and Teachers with IDs get in for free. SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 MOCKTAILS & VISION BOARD 414 RAY AVENUE 6 p.m. Sunshine Beauty & Bliss will be showca- sing two different mocktails and you can take home a canned mocktail of your choice — all while creating the vison board of your dreams! All supplies needed to create the vision board will be provided. Tickets are $33 and can be bought at https://bit.ly/3igQSJE. CHINESE NEW YEAR NORTH REGIONAL BRANCH

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