Weekender: 36 fun things to do in Charlotte including concerts and brunch

Weekender: 36 fun things to do in Charlotte including concerts and brunch

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The Weekender is proudly presented by The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, now offering limited seating for the general public. Enjoy a world-class menu, great cocktails and Speedway views. Call 704-455-3216 for reservations.

FRIDAY, February 24

71. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation at Booth Playhouse: Take the family to watch Winnie the Pooh characters come to life on stage during this musical performance. $20 and up. Times vary. Details

Passenger | Chef Showcase & Beer Tasting at Suffolk Punch Brewing: Interact with chefs by learning their cooking techniques, hear their stories and taste dishes from a diverse culinary team. $50. 5pm. Details

90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or cozy blanket to watch ‘Bad Boys’ during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30pm-10pm. Details

Jeremy Davenport at Stage Door Theater: Listen to trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport and his quintet perform old-fashioned vocal classics. $25-$60. 6-7:30pm. Details

A Weekend On Bourbon Street at RSVP South End: Celebrate Mardi Gras throughout the weekend with bourbon tastings, Vanity House drag brunch and live music. Prices vary. 4-9:30pm. Details

Live Music at Amos’: Rock out to prog-metal of A Tribute to Tool with Joe Hero Tribute to the Foo Fighters. Prices vary. 8:30pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the work week with a glass of wine and live tunes. Prices vary. 9pm. Details

J.I.D & Smino – Luv Is 4ever Tour at The Filmore: Vibe to rappers J.I.D and Smino as they make their co-headlining tour stop in Charlotte. Prices vary. 8pm. Details

Live jazz at Harvey B Gantt Center: Unwind with musical performances from rising modern jazz artists. $65. 6pm. Details

Charlotte Home + Remodeling Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Shop home-related products and services from a wide variety of exhibitors. $5-$12. Times vary. Details

SATURDAY, February 25

53. Rain. 70% chance of rain.


Run Jen Run 5K & Festival at Symphony Park: Support local breast cancer patients with a day of activities such as a 5k, fun run, music, local food and drink vendors that benefit Go Jen Go. $25 and up. 8am. Details

Gregory Porter at Belk Theater: Listen to Grammy award winner Jeremy Davenport’s jazz songs from his sixth studio album All Rise (Blue Note). $44.50 and up. 8pm. Details

2nd Annual Whiskey Festival at Great Wagon Road: Enjoy live music, special releases of whiskey and additional VIP distillery tours. Free. Noon. Details

Carnival Benefit for Creative Player Foundation at Trolley Barn Fermentory: Experience a taste of Brazil with a Latin food buffet, drinks, raffle, live samba dancers, live band and a DJ. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit Creative Player Foundation. $100. 6pm. Details

Poetry Workshop at GOODYEAR ARTS: Join in on a mosaic journaling workshop. Respond to writing prompts and anxiety-mapping art techniques. Free. 10-11:30am. Details

Potions & Pixels at Keswick: Play a wide variety of board games for all ages and skill levels. Free. 12-3pm. Details

The Jolly Lollies at Boileryard: Enjoy tunes in the morning from Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies. Free. 10:30-11:15 am. Details

“Telling Our Story: Charlotte’s Black History Documentary” at Queens University, Ketner Auditorium: Watch a film researched, produced and directed by two senior-level local high school Girl Scouts that educates viewers about the untold Black history of Charlotte. Free. 12-2pm. Details

Charlotte FC- Home Opening Match at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC during their opening match against New England. Prices vary. 7:30pm. Details

Mardi Paws at Skiptown: Take your pup and a friend to celebrate Mardi Gras with food trucks, live music, slushies and photo ops. Prices vary. 11am-6pm. Details

Live Music at The Music Yard: Party to house and techno sounds from Domii, Ahren Chandler, DROCK, and Childris. $10. 9pm. Details

Foreign Flavor – International Party at Recess: Dance to a blend of Afrobeats, Reggae and Hip-Hop music from a live DJ. $0-$30. 9pm. Details

Xtreme Hip Hop Step at MoveStudio Charlotte: Throw on your leg warmers and enjoy an 80s-themed workout. $8-$10. 1-2pm. Details

Spring Rebel Wedding Show at Sugar Creek Brewing: Meet wedding vendors as you enjoy food, drinks, samples, giveaways and a live DJ. Free. 11-3pm. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Miami Heat. $44-$575. Time. Details

Eric Bellinger: The Obsession Tour at The Underground: Enjoy R&B/Soul hits from singer, songwriter and record-producer Eric Bellinger. $75-$123. 8pm. Details

SUNDAY, February 26

68. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.


Tower of Power at Knight Theater: Enjoy an evening of funk and soul music from live band Tower of Power. $25 and up. 7pm. Details

Bots & Brews at Lenny Boy Brewing: Take the family to experience a community robotics competition to raise funds for Digi-Bridge’s free after-school STEM programming. $20. 2-4pm. 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

Macrame plant hanger workshop at Mindful Market: Learn the basic macrame knots to create your own plant hanger to take home at the end of class. $35. 4-6pm. Details

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

The Link Up: Black Together Again at Weathered Souls: Meet local young professionals plus enjoy a live DJ, food and drinks. $15. 2-5pm. Details

So Sassy Sunday’s Drag Bruch at All American Pub: Watch a drag show and enjoy brunch at All American Pub. $25. 12pm. Details

Sunday Brunch at The Duke Mansion: Enjoy a wide selection of your brunch favorites, drinks and live music. $30-$60. Times vary. Details

K. Michelle at The Filmore: Listen to sounds from R&B/Soul singer and songwriter K. Michelle. $35. 8pm. Details

Uptown Yolk Breakfast Sandwich pop up at Wildroots coffee: Enjoy breakfast sandwiches from the James Beard-nominated chef Gregory Collier. $8-$11. 10am-1pm. Details

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