Feb 22, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 31 things happening in Charlotte this weekend including Charlotte FC's season opener

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Jan Sobociski of Charlotte FC attempts a shot on the goal during a soccer match against the New York City FC on May 6, 2023 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Photo: David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This weekend is packed with events happening around the city, like Charlotte FC's home opener against NYCFC on Saturday.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Birdsong's Girl Scout cookie pop-up as happening on Saturday, February 24. We've updated the story to reflect the event will be held on Sunday, February 25.

Friday, February 23

Cheat Codes at RSVP South End: See electronic music trio Cheat Codes live with performances by local DJs. $20-30. 9pm. Details

Complimentary Pet Caricatures at Skiptown: Have a complimentary sketch of your pet drawn by artist Cody Hanes. Free. 5-8pm. Details

COIN Jam at Super Abari Game Bar: Kick off your weekend with a performance by DJ NPC. Free. 9pm-2am. Details

Improv with Fake Adults at Charlotte Comedy Theatre: Watch a live performance from Charlotte Comedy Theater's premier improv comedy team. $15. 7:30pm. Details

Two Door Cinema Club at The Fillmore: See alternative indie band Two Door Cinema Club with opener Joywave. $113+. 8pm. Details

Dried Floral Gold Hoop Workshop at PlantHouse: Create a dried floral arrangement to hang in your home or office. $20. 6:30-8pm. Details

Pasta Cooking Class at The Perfect Beet: Take a homemade pasta class with hands-on demos. $55-$70. 7-9pm. Details

Over Yonder Comedy Tour at The Landing at Fourth Ward: A live comedy show hosted by comedians from the southeast. $12. 8:30-10pm. Details

Saturday, February 24

FeBREWary Handcrafted Market at Sycamore: Shop unique finds from Charlotte vendors & artisans. Free. Noon-6pm. Details

VHS Vintage Horror Series at Camp North End: Watch an indoor movie screening of "The Sixth Sense." Free. 7:30pm. Details

"In the Kitchen" Black History Month Celebration at Rally: Celebrate Black History Month with an all-day fest hosted by Black Pickleball Collective and Rally. $20. 1-4pm. Details

Saturday Morning Yoga at Lenny Boy: Your $5 ticket includes a 6oz pour of kombucha. $5. 10am. Details

Charlotte FC x HopFly Tailgate: Celebrate the first home game of Charlotte FC's 2024 season. Free. 4pm. Details

A Black History Month Celebration at Piedmont Open IB Middle School: Expect live music, a DJ, plus a meet and greet with Black professional wrestlers Teddy Long and Ron Simmons. $5-$25. 6:30pm. Details

Charlotte FC 2024 season home opener at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC in their first home match against NYCFC. $15+. 7:30pm. Details

Best of the Fest Party and Tailgate at Town Brewing: Expect an all-day party with live music, brunch, local brewers and a Jon G's pop-up (noon until sold out). Free. 10am. Details

Improv at Traust Brewing: Enjoy a night of Improv by Charlotte Comedy Theater. $15. 7pm. Details

Mardi Paws at Skiptown: Expect a live DJ, NOLA-inspired slushies, beads, decor, local vendors and more. Free (members); $15 (non-members). 11am. Details

Charlotte Oddities and Curiosities Expo at Charlotte Convention Center: Shop all things weird from vendors, artists and small businesses. $10-$15. 10am. Details

The String Queens at Booth Playhouse: Enjoy a candlelit concert by the D.C.-based string trio. SOLD OUT

Brewsology Beer Fest at Discovery Place Science: Expect over 40 breweries, 100 beers and access to the museum after hours. $55-$70. 6-10pm. Details

LSU Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff at Hi-Wire Brewing: Judge Gumbos made by the LSU Alumni Association. $30. 1-4pm. Details

Sunday, February 25

Girl Scout Cookie Pop-Up at Birdsong Brewing: Pair your favorite Girl Scout cookie with a craft beer from Birdsong. Free. 2-5pm. Details

Self Care Sunday at Hi-Wire Brewing: Shop self-care essentials like skincare, teas, candles and more from local vendors. Free. 1-5pm. Details

Melanin and Mimosas Brunch at Section CLT: Expect a brunch day party vibe, with $30 champagne bottles and mimosa towers. Free. 12-7pm. Details

Charlotte Checkers vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Bojangles' Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers at home against the Phantoms. $25+. 1pm. Details

Slow It Down Sundays at YVY Camp North End: Unwind with a meditation and sound bath class. $10. 6pm. Details

Babytron at The Fillmore: See rapper Babytron with opener Certified Trapper. $38.50. 8pm. Details

Rooftop Yoga at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Kick off Sunday with yoga and views of the skyline. $10. 12:30pm. Details

Jason Jackson at Middle C Jazz: Enjoy a live performance by artist and bassist Jason Jackson. $28. 6pm. Details

Best of Charlotte Bridal Show at Triple C: Expect a full wedding planning experience with vendors, samples and more. $5. 1-4pm. 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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