Sales, Markets & Pop-Ups, Bridal Show, Literary Fest, DIY Charms, Brewsology, Rhythm & Brews, Chili Cook-off and More Things to Do This Weekend (2/22)

Another week in February has come and gone, meaning we’re that much closer to spring and warmer temps. This weekend, fill your calendar with things to do like judging a chili cook-off, building your own charm jewelry, shopping at local markets (there are more than one to choose from), sampling seasonal brews at the Charlotte Brewsology Beer Fest, and much more.

THINGS TO DO THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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Comedy Show at Resident Culture Brewing
Thursday, February 22, 8:45p
Head to Resident Culture Brewing for good times, great beer, and lots of laughs. The lineup is packed with a great group of local comedians, you won’t want to miss it!

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Front Door Fabrics & Interiors Furnishings Sale
February 13 – 24
Don’t miss the furniture sale at Front Door Fabrics & Interiors from now until Saturday, February 24 with discounts as big as 30% on custom furniture and 15% off in stock pieces.

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African American Heritage Festival
February 22 – 24
Join the Charlotte Museum of History for the annual African American Heritage Festival. The festival begins with a documentary film screening on Thursday, a cultural presentation from Charlotte Caribbean Carnival on Friday, and free admission to the museum and the celebration of Siloam School to the museum’s campus with performances, guest speakers, panels, and community-focused events on Saturday. Visit here for the full schedule.

THINGS TO DO THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

11 & Thoms DIY Charm Necklace Pop Up @ Charlotte Collective 3 DAY EVENT
February 23 – 25
All weekend long, pop in to Charlotte Creative to make a DIY charm necklace with 11 & Thoms. Scroll through the shop looking at exclusive charms, build your own charm jewelry, and pick up same day or throughout the weekend.

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Complimentary Pet Caricatures at Skiptown
Friday, February 23, 5 – 8p
Cody Hanes will be providing complimentary pet caricatures this Friday 2/23 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Skiptown Check out his Instagram here to get inspired.

Big Read Kickoff Celebration at Harvey B. Gantt Center
Friday, February 23, 6:30 – 8:30p
The Gantt’s official start of the Big Read – a five-month initiative designed to inform, engage, and promote literacy with a series of free programming; this event features a festive dance performance by KanKouran West African Dance Company, a mayoral proclamation declaring February 23 as Charlotte’s Big Read Day, a poetry performance, and much more. Note: this event will be held at Wells Fargo Auditorium.

THINGS TO DO THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Society Social Sample Sale in CONOVER
Saturday, February 24, 9a – 1 p,
Society Social Factory, 101 McLin Creek Rd N, Conover, NC 28613

Located at their factory location in CONOVER NC, about a hour’s drive away, NEW photography samples and BRAND NEW items included – up to 40% off. PLUS Hundreds of items including sofas, lounge chairs, consoles, credenzas, stools, pillows, fabric bolts, and more. Up to 60% off.

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University City: Black History Month Children’s Literary Festival
Saturday, February 24, 10a – 12p
Celebrate Black History Month with the University City Regional Library for its Black History Month Children’s Literary Festival. This program will highlight the works of Black authors and illustrators. Bring your whole family to check out their books and create art inspired by their work. 

Fairy House Festival at Latta Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 24, 10a – 3p
Reconnect with nature and build whimsical fairy houses at this annual one-of-a-kind festival. The day will be filled with all things fairies, including stories, crafts, games, and more. Fairy, gnome, and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be on site.

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Socially Spruced Pop Up Shopping Event
Saturday, February 24, 12 – 5p
Stop by Norfolk Hall at Suffolk Punch for a Pop Up Shopping event with 26 local women-owned businesses. This event is hosted by Socially Spruced, your party in a box with pre-curated and build-your-own bachelorette and party boxes.

HandCraftedMarket
Saturday, February 24, 12 – 6p
Shop unique finds from local CLT artisans and indulge in a curated selection of handcrafted treasures from Charlotte’s HandCraftedMarket at SYCAMORE this weekend. Discover one-of-a-kind pieces and support the talented artisans in our community.

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4th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Armored Cow Brewing Co.
Saturday, February 24, 1:30 – 4p
Calling all chili lovers – the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off is here! Put your judging skills to the test as you taste your way through determining who created the best chili. Tasting tickets are just $10 to participate. If you are a chef and want to compete, you can sign up here.

Fashion Breathes Life
Saturday, February 24, 6p
Attire is Cocktail Couture – You’ll see everything from tuxedos, to slacks and jackets…ball gowns to cocktail dresses and everything in between, so have fun with it.

  • 6:00-7:30p – Cocktail Hour & Dinner Stations, Silent Auction Bidding & Kristin Hayes Jewelry Pull
  • 7:45 – Icon Fashion Show, Live Auction and Special Guest Bid for a Cure Speakers
  • 9:00 – Live Music from Southside Watt & Late Night Snacks After Party

Tickets SOLD OUT ONLINE: $350 pp. Need to contact Rachel Staton for info at rstaton@cff.org.

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2024 Charlotte Brewsology
Saturday, February 24, 6 – 10p
Head to the Discovery Place after dark to spend the evening sipping specialty beer from local breweries and cideries. Attendees will have access to exhibits and science demonstrations throughout the museum, as well as brewery reps. Tickets are available here.

The Gift of Adoption Gala
Saturday, February 24, 6p
This Gala provides grants to complete the adoptions of children in vulnerable situations  – giving them permanent families and the chance to thrive. 100% of the funds raised will help unite children with their forever families across the Carolinas.

Mint Museum Auxiliary WINTER WONDERMINT Party 
Saturday, February 24, 7 – 11p
Whether you are a member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, are considering becoming a member, are a supporter of the Mint Museum, or are just a supporter of getting dressed up and going to a party, this is always a fabulous event and this year will be no exception.

Rhythm & Brews
Saturday, February 24, 7 – 10p
Make plans to join friends and supporters of Pat’s Place for a night of fun at The Peninsula Club for the 10th Anniversary of Rhythm & Brews! With live music, delicious food, local craft brews, and live and silent auctions, you’re not going to want to miss this event. Spend the night out for a good cause as this party helps generate awareness and raise critical dollars necessary to support Pat’s Place and child victims of abuse. 

THINGS TO DO THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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Charlotte Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2024
February 24 & 25
For the lovers of strange, bizarre, and unusual things… This Expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses with all things weird. Expect items such as horror/halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, creepy clothing, funeral collectibles, and much more. You’ll also have the chance to learn the craft of taxidermy with classes available throughout the event.

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Best of Charlotte Bridal Show at The Barrel Room at Triple C
Sunday, February 25, 1 – 4p
This one-of-a-kind wedding planning event is packed with interactive experiences, 1:1 vendor connections, samples, swag, photo stations, and more. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

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