Concerts and cocktails and food trucks, oh my! This weekend’s shaping up to be one for the books. Plan it out with our guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte:


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Through February 19
Belk Theater

what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte

The favorite novel comes to life in this Broadway adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Runs through February 19. Tickets start at $25. Purchase here.

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Bechtler By Night: Travel Abroad
Friday, February 17
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte

Explore the museum by night every third Friday of the month. Grab a featured cocktail, this month it’s the Cranberry Vodka Spritzer, and discover exhibits and activities that take you on a trip around the globe. 5 pm- 9 pm. Free admission.




Cheese & Cider Pairing
Friday, February 17
Red Clay Ciderworks

what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte

Move over vino, there’s a new pairing in town. Grab your date or your girls and head to Red Clay Ciderworks for a cider and cheese pairing this Friday night. 7 pm- 9pm. Enjoy four pairings for $18. Save your seat here.




Mardi Gras Food Truck Friday at Sycamore
Friday, February 17
Food Truck Friday – South End


It’s a special Mardi Gras edition of Food Truck Friday this week. Try festival-inspired fare including shrimp creole tacos, Vietnamese gumbo, a NoLa inspired deviled crab grilled cheese and more. Starts at 5 pm.




The DreamChaser’s Fe-BREW-ary Sip & Shop
Friday, February 17
The DreamChaser’s Brewery

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Local artisans and foodie vendors will line The DreamChaser’s Brewery this Friday night. Shop while listening to live music from RJ Adams Music Nation with a cold brew in hand. 5 pm-8 pm.




Shake.Stir.Sip.Socialize: Craft Cocktail Class
Friday, February 17
Coterie Company

Who says you have to go out for date night? Learn how to concoct fancy cocktails from the pros in this hands-on class led by bar consultant Emily Elda (The Crazy Bar Lady) and Justin Hazelton, head bartender at 5Church Charlotte. $65 per person includes three cocktails, your individual bar station, light notes and take home recipes. Sign up here.




Science on the Rocks: 80s Prom
Friday, February 17
Discovery Place Science

80s prom

Finally, a night where puffy sleeves and big hair are encouraged. Break out your old prom dress (or thrift one) to relive high school’s biggest night at Science on the Rocks: 80s Prom. Compete for the titles of King and Queen, challenge friends to life-size games, 80s-era video games or trivia and sample the spiked punch. 5-9 pm. $10 per ticket. Purchase tickets here.




The Broken Spoke One Year Anniversary Party
Saturday, February 18
The Broken Spoke

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Can you believe it’s already been a year? Raise a glass for The Broken Spoke’s one year anniversary with live music, drink and food specials. $5 per guest, admission includes a specialty glass. Begins at 6 pm.





Charlotte 10 Miler & 4 Mile Run
Saturday, February 18
Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets

charlotte 10 miler

Lace up in Ballantyne for the Charlotte 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run. Choose your route and finish with a mimosas celebration. View registration rates and available package upgrades here.




New! Cardio Funk with Lem Houston
Starting Saturday, February 18
im=x pilates and fitness

im=x pilates and fitness

Calling all dancing queens. Get in shape while busting a move with the newly added class at I’m = x Pilates and Fitness. The $5 drop-in class led by Lem Houston begins this Saturday, February 18.




Charlotte’s 5th Annual Banana Bar Crawl
Saturday, February 18

banana bar crawl

Sometimes you want a nice quiet night in. Other nights bar hop through Uptown dressed up like a banana. Register at Whisky River from 5-7 pm then head to eight area bars and enjoy free admission and drink specials. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 the day of. Banana suit included.




MUST Love Dogs Singles Pawty
Saturday, February 18
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte

must love dogs party

Have “must love dogs” as one of your non-negotiables? Head to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew this Saturday for their singles “party”. Enjoy fun ice breakers, drink specials and a food truck on-site. 2 pm-6 pm.




Bechtler Ensemble: Passion of Latin America
Sunday, February 19
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Celebrate the month of love with a performance from The Bechtler Ensemble. The 6 pm concert features guitarists Mary Ackerman, Bob Teixeira and cellist Tanja Bechtler playing Chamber of Love VIII – Passion of Latin America. $12 per person, $8 for museum members. Buy tickets online or call 704.353.9200.




16th Annual Charlotte Bartender’s Ball
Sunday, February 19
Rooftop 210

bartender's ball

The Annual Charlotte Bartender’s Ball is back for it’s 16th year, and with a Mardi Gras theme. Enjoy a night of featured drinks and bites from local restaurants, a full DJ line-up and performances all night long. Get your tickets here.





Presidents’ Day Weekend PJ Party
Sunday, February 19
Birdsong Brewing Co.

presidents day party

Ah. Finally a party where pajamas are encouraged. Celebrate your three-day weekend with an all-day party at Birdsong Brewing Co. Sip on a special release of Honey Pie IPA and two hot cocas inspired stories, prizes for the best PJs and offerings from The TIN Kitchen food truck. 12 pm- 8 pm.




Mark your calendars!


Fight like a Girl
Sunday, March 5
im = x Pilates & Fitness

fight like a girl

Fight Like A Girl is a proven program of unique techniques and skills to teach women and girls to think smarter and get away from an attacker, abductor or abuser. Reserve your spot for this workshop coming to IM=X on Sunday March 5 from 3-5 pm. Call to reserve your spot: 704.575.5366.