Feb 16, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 32 things to do in Charlotte during this President’s Day weekend

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Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting Cars and Coffee this Saturday. Join other car enthusiasts from 8 — 11 a.m. to celebrate a shared passion for cars and showcase classics, customs and hot rods. Free to attend.

FRIDAY, February 17

65. Showers. 90% chance of rain.

Rail Trail Lights Interactive Art Festival at Charlotte Rail Trail: Stroll down the Rail trail to view six interactive light installations, grab a bite to eat and explore South End. Free. 5-11pm. Details

Riverdance at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Watch a performance celebrated all over the world for its Grammy award-winning score and its Irish and international dance. $25 and up. Times vary. Details

Caroline Calouche & Co. at Booth Playhouse: Enjoy a range of dance performances including aerial and contemporary, plus cabaret-style circus artists and dancers. $30-$45. Times vary. Details

LIFESPAN Services’ Casino Night Fundraiser at Big Chill: Dance the night away and take your chances betting at the casino tables. Proceeds support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. $125-$400. 7pm. Details

Katt Williams: 2023 and Me Tour at Bojangles Coliseum: Laugh the night away from jokes told by comedian, actor and social activist Katt Williams. $64-$255. 8pm. Details

Doggy Happy Hour at BW Sweets: Treat your pup to happy hour with whipped cream and gourmet dog treats. $3. 4:30-10pm. Details

Live Music at The Music Yard: Vibe to sounds from Louder Than Silence. $5. 9pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the week with live music and a glass of wine. Free. 9pm. Details

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum: Enjoy a night of tango, live painting by local artists, salsa, bachata, line dancing, free dance lessons, plus live music and a DJ. $10-$13. 7:30-11:30pm. Details

90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or cozy blanket to watch “Fight Club” during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30-10pm. Details

Ladies’ Night Out at Queen Park Social: Grab your girls and party all night with half-off drinks and a live DJ. Free. 8pm-2am. Details

SATURDAY, February 18

55. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Speed Dating at Ri Ra Irish Pub: Find your significant other with an evening of speed dating. $33-$39. 7-9pm. Details

Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing at Hi-Wire Brewing: Improve your alignment, posture and joint stability through static yoga poses. $10. 11am-12pm. Details

Pop-Up Market at Common Market: Shop from a variety of local vendors selling vintage clothing, art, candles, crystals and baked goods. Prices vary. 12-3pm. Details

Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party at Amos’ South End: Sing your heart out to all of the hits from Taylor Swift. $20. 8pm. Details

Charlotte Brewsology at Discovery Place Science: Sample seasonal beers from 40 breweries. $50-$65. 6pm. Details

Potions & Pixels at Keswick: Play a wide variety of board games for all ages and skill levels. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Adam Sandler at Spectrum Center: Laugh the night away from comedian Adam Sandler as he makes his stop in Charlotte. $35-$200. 7:30pm. Details

SUNDAY, February 19

62. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Men of Change: As we Journey Through at Charlotte Ballet Center for Dance: Enjoy a contemporary dance performance and audience talkback inspired by the Smithsonian exhibition, “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” $15-$20. 2-5pm. Details

Anniversary Party at Seoul Food Meat Co.: Celebrate the eighth anniversary of the South End’s location with 50-cent craft beers and a live DJ. Prices vary. 11:30am. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Enjoy a Latin-themed day party and brunch every Sunday. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B Gantt Center: Wind down with yoga while you enjoy rooftop views. $10. 12:30-1:30pm. Details

Live Jazz at The Warmack Plaza Midwood: Vibe to jazz notes from a live band every Sunday. Free. 7-10pm. Details

BlueGoose Day Party at Para: Enjoy a buffet-style brunch and a day party with sounds from two live DJs. $20. 12-8pm. Details

Wine About Poetry at Auto Pour: Step on stage to showcase your talents during this open mic night or come and appreciate the show. $10-$30. 5pm. Details  

MONDAY, February 20

66. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Ben’s Friends Meetings at O-Ku: Chat with people interested in supporting those working towards sobriety. Free. 11 am. Details

Barn Burners Run Club with Trolley Barn: Join the Trolley Barn Burners in a two to four mile route run. Free. 6:15pm. Details

Service Industry Nights at RSVP South End: Enjoy a musical set by DJ Nick Martin plus half-off draft beer and cocktails. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. Details

Trivia at Trolley Barn: Challenge yourself and your friends to trivia weekly. Free. 7pm. Details

We Mean Business at 1420 Beatties Ford Road: Learn the business resources that will help you gain capital for your business. Free. 5:30-8:30pm. Details

Sushi Rollin’ 101 at Heist Brewery: Learn the basics to rolling sushi, then eat your final product. $65. 6-8pm. Details

Free Hookah Mondays at Cru: Vibe to music from a live DJ and select hookah flavors for free. Free. 7pm-2am. Details 

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].

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