Fun in Charlotte: Laugh for the Cure, Swing Dance Party, Hip Hop fundamentals

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Laugh for the Cure

McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.

Thursday, 7:15 p.m.: Bobby Collins will headline this PG-13-style show, which raises money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s fight against cancer. Live and silent auctions will be held. Tickets $65 or $80 for VIP reception. www.blumenthalarts.org

Congress and Campaign Financing

UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St.

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: Join a conversation with Eric S. Heberlig, professor in UNC Charlotte’s history department, as he talks about how and why the battle for majority party rule in Congress turns lawmakers into fundraisers. Free, but RSVP requested at clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking.

Swing Dance Party

Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St.

Friday, 7-11 p.m.: Lessons begin at 7:15 p.m. with Gotta Swing Charlotte, and the dance party begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $5 at the door. www.facebook.com/FreeRangeBrewing

Craft Freedom Launch Party

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road

Friday, 6-11 p.m.: Talk to local brewers and leaders about the Craft Freedom movement, an initiative to change the North Carolina law that restricts the growth of breweries by placing a cap on the amount of beer they can self-distribute. More information at craftfreedom.org.

The Fundamentals of Hip-Hop

Spirit Square, 130 N. Tryon St.

Saturday, 1-4 p.m.: The free, hands-on workshop focuses on elements of hip-hop culture, including breaking, graffiti, DJing and knowledge of self. In honor of women’s history month, all workshop facilitators will be women. www.blumenthalarts.org