Feb 15, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this Presidents Day weekend

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This weekend is filled with fun events happening around the city from Rail Trail Lights to a Dog Days of Winter Festival.

Friday, February 16

Rail Trail Lights at Atherton Plaza: Expect live music from local musicians and art installations along the rail trail. Free. Runs through Sunday. Details

Science on the Rocks at Discovery Place Science: Explore the museum after dark with live music, food trucks, science shows and animal encounters. $18-$22. 6-10pm. Details

Mean Girls at Belk Theater: Watch a musical version of the popular comedy movie "Mean Girls." $30. Times vary. Details

Beyond the Red Carpet at Mint Museum: View an exhibition of the most iconic trophies from awards shows. $6. 11am-6pm. Details

Rouge: A cirque and dance cabaret at Booth Playhouse: Experience a cabaret show with a comedic twist. $25. Times vary. Details

Be kind, rewind at Camp North End: Watch a movie screening of Jerry Maguire. Free. 7:30pm. Details

Bestie photoshoot night at The Lenz Studio: Take a professional photoshoot while drinking mocktails. $15. 5pm. Details

Crescendo: Musical improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater: Enjoy a blend of storytelling and music. $15. 7:30pm. Details

Saturday, February 17

Love N' Lashes Drag Brunch at Charlotte Beer Garden: Enjoy a buffet-style brunch and drag performances to music from a live DJ. $25-$30. 10am-2pm. Details

Red Seoul-O cup party at Seoul Food: Celebrate Seoul's ninth-anniversary games, music, food and drinks. Free. 11:30am-12am. Details

Queen City Comedy Festival at Ovens Auditorium: Laugh your heart out at a star-studded comedy show featuring Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy and more. $64. 8-10pm. Details

Uptown speed dating at Mariposa: Ages 25-45 are welcome to a speed dating session which includes a drink token. $40. 12pm. Details

Checkers vs. Springfield Thunderbirds at Bojangles' Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds. Bring canned goods in exchange for a free ticket to their next game in March. $25+. 4-8pm. Details

Dog days of winter festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Expect a 5K trail race, adoption events, clinics, ice rink access and doggy vendors. Free. 9am-5pm. Details

SkillPop: Watercolor house portraits at 201 Camp: Learn how to your favorite portrait into a watercolor picture in an artist-led class from artist Arden Fuller. $45. 10am-12pm. Details

VHS: Vintage horror series at the Ford Building: Watch an indoor movie screening of "Interview with The Vampire." Free. 7:30pm. Details

The melanin affair at The Revelry: Dress up in shades of brown to enjoy an evening of dancing, open bar and music from a live DJ. $60. 9pm-1am. Details

Cocktail class at Aster Cocktail Lounge: Learn how to create delicious cocktails inside of Monarch Market. $75. 1pm. Details

Tequila tasting at Industrious NoDa: Taste four different types of tequila paired with small bites and wrap the evening with a champagne toast. $65. 7:30pm. Details

Greater Charlotte SPCA Adoption Event at Birdsong Brewing: Meet dogs that you might want to adopt. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Sunday, February 18

Flavors of the Bayou at The Market at 7th Street: Enjoy a six-course dinner and beer pairing from Jimmy Pearls and Resident Culture. $125. 6:30-9pm. Details

Drag Me to Brunch at Letty's: Treat yourself to a post-Valentine's Day brunch with drag performances. Proceeds benefit Samaritan House. $35. 11am. Details

Melanin Money Brunch at Encore: Vibe to music from a live DJ plus enjoy drinks from the bar. $15+. 2-7pm. Details

Sunday sweat at Monday Night Brewing: Enjoy an hour-long workout class then reward yourself with a beer. $12. 11am-12pm. Details

Comedy open mic at The Royal Tot: Sip on a cocktail and support those stepping on stage to showcase their talents. Free. 7pm. Details

Super Sunday Funday at Cloud: Party into the work week with 50% off all liquor. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. Details

Monday, February 19

My Bloody Valentine at Billy Sunday: Grab a cocktail and small bites of food from Billy Sunday after the work day. Prices vary. 5-10pm. Details

DIY terrarium building at PlantHouse: Get your hands dirty and create a terrarium with your choice of plants. $25. Times vary. Details

First miles run club at Social Status: Run, walk or jog a route then celebrate the workout with açaí bowls or smoothies. Free. 6:30-8pm. Details

Pint day at Frothy Beard: Stop by for a $5 pint of beer from one of Charlotte's newest breweries. $5. 10am. 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? Submit your event.

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