Fashion and style lovers do not want to miss this exhibit on display now through next spring. Expect to be immersed in a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and explore increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits.
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, one raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the many fantastic door prizes and access to the silent auction with tons of items up for bid. Proceeds will go to benefit the Gordon Street Alleyway Renovation project and The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association general fund that powers neighborhood activities, schools, charities and events.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $30-$35 / 5-10 p.m.
You are invited to quiet your mind and connect with your body at a free yoga class led by Dina Gambella in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To register, contact Paige Brown at email@example.com. All levels are welcome, bring your own mat.
Solve complex business challenges and promote industry leadership with a systematic approach to creativity and innovation. In this program, you’ll bypass artistic abstraction and use design as a practical, everyday process to spur innovation, organic organizational growth, and effective strategy implementation.
Wake Forest University Charlotte Center / $3,600 / Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Upstream chef Sam Diminich will welcome NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov and chefs Jason Bruner of 1801 Grille, Thomas Marlow of Mimosa Grill and Scott Wallen of Taco Molino for a “Perfect Pairings” Wine School Dinner. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors-d’oeuvres and the four-course dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.
Upstream - 6902 Phillips Place / $85++ / 6:30 p.m.
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget.
Head to the dance floor for a dance party unlike any other with Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Take advantage of free dance lessons with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company plus complimentary snacks, party favors and a cash bar.
Lace up for the 40th annual BB&T Corporate Cup 5K and Half Marathon in Uptown Charlotte. This race is perfect for participants of all levels complete with a post-race party with music and free food. Pro tip: Prices increase on February 4 so get registered ASAP.
Uptown Charlotte / $30-$70 / Half Marathon & Relay: 7:40 a.m and 5K: 8:15 a.m.
Whether leading groups of people or working as an individual contributor, one of the greatest professional challenges for many professionals is struggling with conflict. This program focuses on the value of conflict, and how we can negotiate our way through a wide variety of situations when goals or priorities are not entirely aligned.
Wake Forest University Charlotte Center / $3,600 / Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Check out this joint exhibition featuring new, individual and collaborative works by Memphis artists, Stephanie King and Pam McDonnell. Olly Olly Oxen Free, a playful phrase used in children’s games, characterizes the inventive nature and creative process of King and McDonnell’s collaborative artwork.
Anne Neilson Fine Art - 532 Governor Morrison / Free / 6-8 p.m.
Join Hop Culture Magazine for an afternoon of basketball and beer with unlimited pours from some of the country’s best breweries, as well as screenings of March Madness games, and merch and glassware from designer Sam Taylor. Feel free to come supporting their favorite college basketball team.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $20-$85 / 12-4 p.m.
The annual Red Ventures 5K is back and bigger than ever with an all-new race course through the trails on campus and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Girls on the Run and Let Me Run – two awesome nonprofit organizations that help develop young men and women through the power of running. Plus, prizes for men’s and women’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers and a special award for the top fundraiser.
Spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends for a free community picnic that celebrates local food and the importance of conservation complete with local beer and wine, live music and family-friendly activities. Bring your own food or purchase a picnic basket curated by local restaurants with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail.
Mint Museum Randolph / Free admission / 6-8:30 p.m.