Weekday Planner: 17 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday Planner: 17 things to do in Charlotte this week
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Love, Charlotte Exhibition at 7th Street Public Market

224 E 7th Street | Now through Mar. 15 | Details

Why you should go: In celebration of their love for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards that will be on display outside 7th Street Public Market.

I Heart Rail Trail

South End | Feb. 19- Mar. 7 | Free | Details

Why you should go: The popular lights installation, is back in South End with six new displays from local artists. The interactive light installations run from February 19 to March 7 along South End’s Rail Trail from 1100 South plaza to Atherton Mill.


Inside Siloam School

Virtual | Feb. 18-28 | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Go on a 360-degree tour of the historic Siloam School. You’ll learn about the history of the Mecklenburg County school and how it was part of a larger movement to provide quality education to African American children in the midst of segregation. A ticket includes a digital guidebook and access to a live-streamed kick-off event on Feb. 18 that includes Mayor Vi Lyles and several authors. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Save Siloam School Project.

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Online | Times vary | $15 per class | Details

Why you should partake: Add a little bit of spice to your next at-home dinner by following along with a recorded cooking class lead by Chef Alyssa. Purchase of a class includes the recipe, an info sheet, and access to the video of your choice.

Sweet Spot at Home

Online | Times vary | $30-$45 | Details

Why you should partake: Sweet Spot Studio is bringing the fun of baking right into your home. Now through the end of February, baking classes will be offered virtually with lessons including French macarons, cake donuts and DIY Twix & Kit Kat bars.

Lovers Art Trail

Multiple locations | Ongoing | Free | Details

Why you should go: This love-inspired trail features ten artworks in South End, Third Ward, NoDa and Plaza-Midwood. At each stop, you’ll learn about the artist, mural, and a fun fact about love or Valentine’s Day.


Love Bites Chef’s Dinner at Sea Level

129 E 5th St | 7-9 pm | $100 | Details 

Why you should go: A ticket gets you a six-course seafood dinner and craft cocktails.

Invest Like a Boss with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:30 pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Investing doesn’t have to be intimidating. Financial Planner Nikki Dunn will cover what the stock market really is, why investing is important, and which assets are the best to invest in.


W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine Exhibition

Mint Museum Uptown | Times vary | General admissions $15 | Details

Why you should go: The Mint Museum’s newest exhibition, presented by PNC Bank, examines the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries. W|ALLS will feature more than 130 photographs taken by 67 photographers across five continents.

Edit Charlotte Spring/Summer Sale

2325 Crescent Ave. | Feb 24-27, times vary | Prices vary | Details

Why you should go: Spring is just around the corner. Shop pre-loved designer clothing, shoes and bags at Edit Charlotte’s spring/summer sale.

Run Club with Taproom Social

430 W 4th St. | 6:30-9 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Go for a 3-mile run along the trail past the Panthers stadium, then reward yourself with a post-run beer and a grub from a featured food truck.


Virtual Pet Adoption

Online | 9-10 am | Free | Details

Why you should go: CMPD Animal Care and Control hosts a virtual pet adoption for our furry friends who are most in need of new homes.

Family Movie Night at Protagonist Brewing South End

3123 N. Davidson St. Ste. 104 | 6-10 pm | $4 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a family-friendly movie night and $4 pizza slices at Protagonist South End.

Honoring Black Resilience: A Black History Month Celebration

Online | 6:30 pm | Free | Details

Why you should attend: In an effort to highlight black excellence in the Charlotte community, Winsdor Park Elementary hosts Ebony Thomas; Racial Equity and Economic Opportunity Executive at Bank of America for a virtual discussion.

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

400 Camp Road | 7-10 pm | $30 per car | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to catch a drive-in screening of Creed. While you’re there, grab food from one of Camp North End’s delicious food stalls.

Discovery Place: Live with A.I.

Online | 7 pm | Free | Details

Why you should attend: Discovery Place Science is hosting a virtual panel discussion about artificial intelligence and how it impacts our daily lives. Speakers on the panel will include HP Newquist, creator of the AI: Your Mind & the Machine exhibition currently at the Museum, Dr. Min Shin, chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Sarah Williams, MIT Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning.


Wine Tasting Like a Pro with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:15 pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Join wine aficionado Kristy Wenz for a lesson on the basics of wine tasting and pairing, as well as Kristy’s top recommendations on new wines to try. You’ll taste three different wines paired with a variety of small bites to better understand the keys to coupling wine and food.

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 newsletters’ Classifieds section. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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