Weekender: 28 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including an art festival and speed dating

Weekender: 28 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including an art festival and speed dating

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The Weekender is proudly presented by The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special menu, live music and Speedway views. Call 704-455-3216 for reservations.

FRIDAY, February 3

50. AM Cloudy/ PM Sun. 10% chance of rain.

Pete Holmes Live: Where Were We? at Booth Playhouse: Enjoy a stand up comedy show by comedian Pete Holme. $25 and up. 8pm. Details

Rail Trail Lights Interactive Art Festival at Charlotte Rail Trail: Stroll down the Rail trail to view six interactive light installations, grab a bite to eat and explore South End. Free. 5-11pm. Details

Live Music at Atherton Enjoy a live musical performance from Stefan Kallander as a part of the Rail Trial Lights. Free. 6-8pm. Details

Live Music at Amos’: Watch a burlesque show called “The Sweet Spot” with poets, sultry burlesque dancers, live music and comedians. $20-$60. 8:30pm. Details

Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away with rotating list of comedians while you enjoy items from Common Market’s late-night menu. Free. 8pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Wind down from the week with a glass of wine and live music. Prices vary. 9pm. Details

CLT Ballet Innovative Works at 701 N Tryon St: Watch the premiere performance of “Silent Ghost,” which ​​explores proximity, intimacy and personal space through dance. $30 and up. 7:30pm. Details

90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or cozy blanket to watch “Groundhog Day” during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 9pm-1am. Details

Quality Threads Sale at Nothing New: Shop from 100+ thrifted item sales with craft beer, food, and coffee onsite. $20. 3pm. Details

SATURDAY, February 4 

44. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.


Valentine’s Day NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: Shop from 70+ eclectic small businesses, eat from food trucks, and enjoy drinks and music all afternoon. Free. 12pm. Details

Winey Grapes: Charlotte Wine Festival at 200 East Bland Street: Sip on over 100 different wines during the three-hour tasting, plus shop from local vendors. $35-$65. 2-5pm. Details

Good As Helles Release Weekend at Birdsong Brewing: Celebrate the tropical dry-hopped lager “Good As Helles” with karaoke in the taproom. Free. 3pm. Details

Ice Cream for Breakfast at Urban Sweets Co.: Pull up in your best pajamas for a prize plus enjoy breakfast inspired treats like pancakes and doughnuts with cereal toppings. Prices vary. 9am. Details

Doggy Kissing Booth at Hi-Wire Brewing: Embrace all of the love from the rescue animals or your own pup, snap a picture in the photo booth and snag dog treats from Yappy Hour Bakery. Free. 1-4pm. Details

1 Year Anniversary Party at Resident Culture South End: Celebrate the anniversary of Resident Culture South End with live music, giveaways, face paint, nighttime glow party, food and drink specials. Free. 4-9pm. Details

Winter Market at 300 S. Davidson St.: Stock up on groceries from local vendors offering fresh produce and artisan foods. Prices vary. 10-am-12pm. Details

Books & Buddies Book Swap at Camp North End: Bring old books to swap for new ones while you meet adoptable dogs from Charlotte-based rescue, Billie’s Buddies, and enjoy dairy-free ice cream from Seemingly Overzealous. $10. 1-3pm. Details

WWE NXT Vengeance Day at Spectrum Center: Watch professional wrestlers fight for a title championship. $18-$153. 7:45pm. Details

Speed Dating Adoptable Pups at Legion Brewing: Play with dogs of all breeds and sizes before adopting one ahead of Valentines Day. Free. 1:30pm. Details

Speed Dating at Ri Ra Irish Pub: Snag a Valentine’s Day date at this speed dating event. $33-$39. 7-9pm. Details

SUNDAY, February 5 

52. Mostly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.


Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Enjoy a Latin-themed day party and brunch every Sunday. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Wind down from the weekend with a guided yoga class and a view of Uptown. $10. 12:30-1:30pm. Details

Prosecco & Pastries at Wentworth & Fenn Gourmet Bakery: Learn about the history of macarons and get a hands on pastry baking experience as you sip on prosecco. $45. 4-6pm. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Orlando Magic. $15-$425. 1pm. Details

Live Jazz at The Warmack Plaza Midwood: Vibe to jazz notes from a live band every Sunday. Free. 7-10pm. Details

Figure Drawing at Free Range Brewing: Bring a sketch book and tap into your creative skills as you free draw. Free. 11am-1pm. Details

Taste of Lagos at Lagz Restaurant & Bar: Eat a full range of Nigerian cuisines as you sip on mimosas and enjoy live DJs and special performances. $25-$80. 1-11pm. Details

Hornets Hoops at Spectrum Center: Play five on five basketball, receive a Hornets Hoops t-shirt and a ticket voucher to a 2023 Hornets regular season home game. $65. 5-6:30pm. Details

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