Feb 6, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 23 things to do in Charlotte this week

McKenzie Rankin/Axios

Monday, February 6

Barn Burner’s Run Club

Trolley Barn | 6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Runners of all levels are invited to join the Trolley Barn Burners every Monday at 6:15pm. Meet by the front patio to run 2-, 3- or 4-mile routes. Plus, enjoy a discounted pint after the run.

Rail Trail Lights Interactive Art Festival

Charlotte Rail Trail | 5-11pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Stroll down the Rail trail to view six interactive light installations, grab a bite to eat and explore South End. The interactive exhibit will run every night from 5-11pm through Feb. 19.

Galentine’s Day Bouquet Workshop

Vin Master Wine Shop | 6:30pm | $70 | Details

Why you should go: In this workshop, you’ll use a variety of fresh flowers and seasonal greens to make a beautiful and unique bouquet to give to your best Galentine or keep for yourself. Wine and bites will be provided, too.

Giving Kitchen Meet and Greet

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 4-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Giving Kitchen is coming to Charlotte, and the nonprofit is holding two welcome events for anyone looking to meet the staff and learn more about their mission over free bites and brews. If you can’t make the Feb. 6 meetup, there’ll be another at NoDa Brewing on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 4-7pm.

Comedy Open Mic Night

Triple C Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join for Triple C Brewing’s monthly comedy night, taking place on the second Thursday of every month. This event is an opportunity for comedians looking to showcase their talent.

Tuesday, February 7

Elsewhere x Bob Peters Three Year Anniversary

 Elsewhere Cocktail Bar | 7pm | $100 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate Elsewhere’s three year anniversary with an exclusive event featuring Bob Peters, Charlotte’s cocktail enthusiast, and chef Chris Coleman, who’ll curate bites to pair with different cocktails. Your $100 ticket includes four crafted cocktails paired with small bites. This event also takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7pm.

LGBTQIA+ Night

Broken Promises | 9pm-2am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Broken Promises every Tuesday evening for their weekly LGBTQIA+ night, featuring $10 cocktails, margarita flights, free table swag and performances from local artists and DJS.

Mad Miles

YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Mad Miles is a Black-led run club open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every meeting turns into a dance party after the run).

Buds Night Out Terrarium Workshop

PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30-8pm | $26 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the season of love with your best buds at Plant House’s terrarium workshop. You’ll create a terrarium with Valentine’s Day decor guided by the the PlantHouse crew.

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday Night Music Bingo

Tyber Creek Pub | 8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab a brew and test your skills at music bingo every Wednesday at Tyber Creek, starting at 8pm.

Happy Little Accidents Paint-A-Long

Camp North End (201 Camp Rd.) | 6:30-8:30pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Tap into your inner Bob Ross at this guided paint-a-long led by Jane from Good Postage. All materials will be provided. Come alone or with a pal.

Wednesday Night Live: Passport to Europe

Bechtler Museum | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your Passport to Europe and experience the wonders of the world through the lens of artists featured in the Bechtler galleries.

John Mellencamp: Live and In Person Tour

Ovens Auditorium | 8pm | $143+ | Details

Why you should go: John Mellencamp is bringing his Live and In Person tour to Charlotte.

Thursday, February 9

Skin Contact Wine Dinner

Fin and Fino | Reserve a time online | $105 | Details

Why you should go: For one night only, you’ll enjoy a four course pairing menu that’ll be served alongside a selection of orange wines aka skin contact wines. You can reserve a spot on Fin and Fino’s website.

Hi-Wire’s Silent Disco

Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-11pm | $10-15 | Details

Why you should go: Put on your best 90s and 2000s outfits and dance the night away at this silent disco. There’ll be three channels playing at once: 90s, 2000s and a live request line.

Espresso Martini Workshop

The Cocktailery | 6:30-8pm | $90 | Details

Why you should go: In this class, you’ll learn how to make three versions of the classic and popular Espresso Martini.

Galentine’s Day Crystal Pop Up

Selenite Beauty | 5-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate self care at Selenite’s Galentine’s Day pop-up party. Sunday Rose Collection will be there with high vibe crystals and handmade jewelry to shop.

Trivia Thursdays

Free Range (Camp North End) | 7-9 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expand your mind with general knowledge trivia hosted by Mindless Minutia Trivia. Pick up some food from the food stalls and grab a beer before things get started.

Cocktails and Cupid

Giddy Goat Coffee | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: At this party hosted by Homewurk and Giddy Goat, you’ll get the chance to support a variety of local small businesses — from vintage clothing stories to tattoo shops.

Friday, February 10

Be Kind, Rewind: 90s Movie Series

“The Box” at Camp North End | 7:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get ready to throw it back to the Blockbuster movie night era. The free indoor movie series at Camp North End will feature iconic films from the 90s, and this Friday will feature a screening of Pretty Woman.

Oceanic’s Album Release Show

Amos’ South End | 7:30pm (doors) |$12-20 | Details

Why you should go: Local indie pop band, Oceanic, will play their 2023 debut album, No Human. Plus, hear performances from Charlotte-based band, Willingdon, and Trent Thompson, a Charlotte singer/songwriter.

The Phantom Friends, Carver Commodore and Regence

Petra’s | 8pm (door) | $7-10 | Details

Why you should go: Hear live music from The Phantom Friends (synth rock), Carver Commodore (rock and roll) and Regence (alternative rock) at Petra’s. Grab your ticket in advance to save a few bucks.

Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John

The Fillmore Charlotte | 8pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: This interactive tribute show will channel the works of both Billy Joel and Elton John with three hours of the artists’ biggest hits.

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