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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
52. 70% chance of showers.
Food & Drink
National Margarita Day and 3 Year Anniversary at Hot Taco: Celebrate with half-price fajitas, $2 margaritas and $2 tacos. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Free admission. Details.
National Margarita Day at 37Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar: Celebrate marg day with $5 Exotico Margaritas, $5 bar snacks and live music all day. Noon to midnight. Free admission. Details.
Hop Experiment #16 Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing a new version of their Session Ale that features Ariana hops from Germany. 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: They’re releasing a pilot batch of Cardamom Stout, an earthy and slightly peppery stout. Bleu Barn Bistro has dinner covered. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.
Beer Release at Bold Missy Brewery: Taste Queen of the Sea Irish Amber Ale, a medium-bodied, deep copper ale inspired by Grace O’Malley, the “most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland.” 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.
Taste the 2018 Rosés at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room: Come taste what the 2018 vintage has to offer. Includes a sample of 10-plus wines. 5:30-7:30 $20. Details.
River’s Edge Craft Dinner at USNWC: Enjoy a four-course meal paired with beers from New Belgium Brewing. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Details.
The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne at Gallery Restaurant: Enjoy George Dickel’s Rye, No. 8, No. 12 and Barrel Select with chef-inspired small bites. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65+. Details.
Cookie & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and Baking Scientist Monica Nye, PhD, will walk you through four different pairings. 7:30-9 p.m. $19. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Urban Bush Women at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College: Urban Bush Women share under-told stories of disenfranchised people through dance. 8 p.m. $12-22. Details.
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Based on the classic fairy tale, Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” is full of drama and melodies from the Charlotte Symphony led by guest conductor Joseph Young. 7:30 p.m. $19-$88. Details.
Special Musical Tribute to Nina Simone at Mint Museum Uptown: Charlotte Songbird Nicci Canada & Dapper Street Productions will be paying tribute to Nina underneath her portrait. Cash bar. 6-9 p.m. $10. Details.
Miss Saigon at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: The performance chronicles the life 17-year old Kim who is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer at the end of the Vietnam War. 8 pm. $25. Details.
Mad Monster Party at Hilton Charlotte University Place: This horror-, sci-fi- and fantasy-themed convention features the top genre celebrities and vendors all under one roof. 6-11 p.m. $30-$200. Details.
Silent Disco at Rooftop 210: You’re in control of which of three DJs you listen to thanks to wireless headphones for every guest. Get there fast, because headphones are limited. 8 p.m. to midnight. Free. Details.
Noche de Sabor: Carnival Night at Infinity Ballroom Charlotte: Dancers from the NC Brazilian Arts Project will be performing after lessons and social dancing. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $10. Details.
Self Defense Seminar for Women at Winners for Life Martial Arts Ballantyne: Learn how to protect yourself from attacks in a safe environment. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Washington Wizards. 7 p.m. $15-$375. Details.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 7 p.m. $20-$98. Details.
2019 Wish Ball at The Westin Charlotte: This blue-tie gala features a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, raffle opportunities, a seated dinner prepared by the Westin’s master chef, dancing to the sounds of the JAVA band and more to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. 6-10 p.m. Donation. Details.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $6. Details.
Charlotte Winter ShopOff: Myers Park + SouthPark at Participating boutiques in Myers Park + SouthPark: Explore some of the most delightful “Charlotte-original” boutiques and get up to 50 percent off during the last week of the ShopOff. During stores’ normal operating hours. Free. Details.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
49. 70% chance of showers.
Food & Drink
1 Year Anniversary at Hoppin’: Their celebration will include the unveiling of a special 1 Year Anniversary beer in collaboration with The Unknown Brewing Company, a DJ spinning all day, a cornhole tournament with gift cards on the line, a photo booth, beer and wine specials, specialty beers on tap, food by Twisted Eats, virtual golf and lots of giveaways. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free. Details.
Grand Opening at Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts: They’re opening a new Barrel Arts location in Camp North End and celebrating with a full day of beer, food, music, prizes and events. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.
1st Birthday at Caswell Station: They’re celebrating with food and drink specials all day, including $1 jello shots, $2 domestics, $5 burgers and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Free admission. Details.
Nomad Chili Challenge at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: They’re battling it out with Queen City Pretzel Factory to see who has the best chili and need your help with judging. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3 per bowl, $5 for bowl + a half pint. Details.
May the Funk Be With You at NoDa Brewing Company: The Jedis (AKA brewers) are bringing the funk to you for one extra-sour day. Admission includes a Boba Brett glass, a toast pour of a surprise sour beer, a brewery tour that focuses on the sour brewing process and special access to new beers. Noon to 6 p.m. $10. Details.
Beer Release at Sycamore Brewing: Come out to the beer garden for a Juiciness IPA 8-Pack release. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.
Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: They’re releasing Head Rush Brett IPA, which was brewed with a unique Brettanoymces yeast strain that gives off intense tropical fruit and pineapple aromas. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Steele Creek: Local breweries will be pouring unlimited samples for three hours while A Taste of Culture serves up some grub. Advance tickets required, dogs welcome. 21+. 1-4 p.m. $20. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Honoring Black Artists: A Celebration + Discussion at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Artist-in-residence Antoine Williams will lead and moderate a discussion with alumni artists John W. Love, Jr. and Michaela Pilar Brown; Lydia Thompson, UNC Charlotte Chair and Professor of the Department of Art and Art History; and B. E. Noel, President of Noel Art Liaison. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.
Miss Saigon at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: The performance chronicles the life 17-year old Kim who is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer at the end of the Vietnam War. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25. Details.
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Based on the classic fairy tale, Tchaikovsky’s :The Sleeping Beauty” is full of drama and melodies from the Charlotte Symphony led by guest conductor Joseph Young. 7:30 p.m. $19-$88. Details.
Dylan Scott at The Fillmore Charlotte: The country music singer is stopping in Charlotte on his Nothing To Do Town Tour. 8 p.m. $24. Details.
Abbey Road Live at Visulite Theatre: This Beatles cover band will perform from their repertoire of more than 150 Beatles tunes. 9 p.m. to midnight $12 advance, $14 doors. Details.
Mad Monster Party at Hilton Charlotte University Place: This horror-, sci-fi- and fantasy-themed convention features the top genre celebrities and vendors all under one roof. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $30-$200. Details.
African-American Heritage Festival at Charlotte Museum of History: Celebrate over 250 years of Charlotte’s rich African-American history and culture. Taste Southern food, tour the Hezekiah Alexander Rock House through the eyes of an enslaved person, escape to freedom and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.
Checkers Coliseum Crawl at Bojangles’ Coliseum: This next-level pregame party takes you to three separate locations on the Coliseum premises complete with live music, booze and hockey. 3:30-8 p.m. $20+. Details.
Charlotte Checkers Paint Event at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Paint the Charlotte skyline before cheering on the Checkers. Package includes painting session, supplies and game tickets. 3-9 p.m. $55. Details.
Banana Bar Crawl starting at Whisky River: Join thousands of other people in banana suits and crawl across uptown. Tickets include your costume, admission to the bars and drink specials along the way. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 in advance, $35 day of. Details.
PMNA Winter Fling & Silent Auction at Resident Culture Brewing Company: This year’s theme is Mardis Gras so find your best mask and beads for a party complete with a Cajun-inspired dinner from ROOTS, live music from The Mike Strauss Band, a complimentary first beer and more. 5-10 p.m. $30-$35. Details.
A Night in Rio: 10th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Experience at Neighborhood Theatre: Get a taste of Brazilian Carnaval through traditional dancing, live music, authentic food and drinks, and a marketplace full of cultural goods. 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 doors. Details.
Handstands & Hops at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Find your namaste and enjoy a free brew courtesy of Human Rights Campaign. Bring your own mat. 11 a.m. to noon Free. Details.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 6 p.m. $20-$98. Details.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. 7 p.m. $10-$350. Details.
Charlotte Roller Derby at Grady Cole Center: Our Charlotte All-Stars will be taking on the Cape Fear Roller Girls from Wilmington. 4:30 p.m. $6.50-$15 , $5 parking (cash only at the venue). Details.
Day in the Life: Heart Day at Discovery Place Science: Join Atrium Health and learn all about your cardiovascular system and your heart function and health. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.
Winter Walk at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: Children and families can join walks to see winter birds and animal tracks and complete a scavenger hunt. 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. $5/person or $15/family. Details.
Strike Out Domestic Violence 2019 at Ten Park Lanes: Help support the Steve Smith Family Foundation by bowling. Tickets include two games, shoes, a T-shirt and food and drink specials. There are two sessions. 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. $125-$350. Details.
Celebrate! Annual Gala at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: Enjoy catered food, an open bar, music, a live auction, raffles and more to benefit Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. 7-11 p.m. $150. Details.
Art With Heart Auction at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: The event will feature silent and live auctions with pieces donated by notable artists from around the globe. Proceeds will benefit Safe Alliance. 7-10 p.m. $100+. Details.
2019 HRC North Carolina Dinner at Le Méridien Charlotte: Join the HRC Charlotte Board of Directors, Board of Governors and the HRC Charlotte Steering Committee for the 24th Annual HRC North Carolina Dinner benefitting the important work of the Human Rights Campaign. 5 p.m. $250. Details.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $6. Details.
Noble Records Pop Up Record Shop at Divine Barrel Brewing: Browse 1,500+ of the finest vinyl with help from the experts. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
72. 50% chance of scattered showers.
Food & Drink
“Queens Who Brunch” Drag Brunch at All American Pub: Experience a fabulous drag show while you enjoy a chef-driven brunch menu and your first mimosa on the house. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35. Details.
Drag Equality Brunch at Letty’s: Join the Human Rights Campaign for a drag brunch fundraiser for the organization. There are two seatings. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $25. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Miss Saigon at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: The performance chronicles the life 17-year old Kim who is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer at the end of the Vietnam War. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25. Details.
Art of Reading Public Tour: The Lacuna at Mint Museum Randolph: Tour Spanish Colonial, Pre-Colombian, Mayan, and Mexican galleries 2-3:30 p.m. Included in admission. Details.
WDAV’s Small Batch Concert Series at Free Range Brewing: Expect lots of music and beer. Ticket includes a special release beer and custom pint glass. 4 p.m. $12. Details.
An Evening with Fleetwood Mac at Spectrum Center: See the legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band, Fleetwood Mac, when they come through Charlotte as part of their 50-plus city tour. 8 p.m. $60-$200. Details.
Mad Monster Party at Hilton Charlotte University Place: This horror-, sci-fi- and fantasy-themed convention features the top genre celebrities and vendors all under one roof. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $30-$200. Details.
‘CHIC’ Happens FashionSHOW at Urban Garden: The Diamond Girl Project is bringing a fashion experience to benefit the women’s shelter at the Center of Hope. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$75. Details.
Men In Bras: A Runway Fundraising Event at 7th Street Public Market: Male models will showcase a bra sponsored by a local company and designed by a local artist to support fundraising efforts for Carolinas Breast Friends. 6-9 p.m. $50-$125. Details.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6. Details.
2019 Wedding Showcase at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: The showcase will feature the best of the area’s bridal industry and garden event planners will be on hand to discuss details about hosting weddings at the Garden. The first 250 guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Noon to 5 p.m. Free for brides/grooms/members. Details.
ON THE AGENDA
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival: Enjoy a full day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar-smokin’, and barbecue eatin’. Admission gets you a sampling glass so you can enjoy a bottomless sampling of beer and bourbon. They’ll also have a VIP mac & cheese pavilion and a Tasting Theater with culinary demonstrations. March 9.
Science on the Rocks: Masquerade: Expect a night of live music, drinks and a fun photo booth plus and a chance to check out the Museum’s Bug Lab. March 15.
Elizabeth 8K Road Race: Run Charlotte’s oldest road race to help raise money for the Elizabeth Community Association. Choose between an 8k or a 1.5-mile run/walk. March 23.
See all the upcoming events here.