This week, make plans to make something new for dinner. Compare Foods has tons of unique recipes and you can shop for the ingredients at their seven Charlotte locations.
Monday, February 27
Puzzle Challenge Night
Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: The fastest team (1-6 people) to complete their 500-piece puzzle wins a Hi-Wire gift card.
Barbershop Talk: Free Hair Cuts and Important Conversation
DICE Lounge (Queen’s University) | 6-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Over free haircuts, Black community and business professionals will engage minority male students in conversations regarding race and social injustice, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) at Queens University of Charlotte.
Ari Lennox: Age/Sex/Location Tour
The Fillmore | 8pm | $160+ | Details
Why you should go: R&B singer Ari Lennox is bringing her Age/Sex/Location tour to the Fillmore.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons
Spectrum Center | 7pm | $15+ | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Detroit Pistons at home. Grab your tickets on Ticketmaster in advance.
Tuesday, February 28
Galentine’s Wine Tasting
The Wine Loft | 7pm | $40 | Details
Why you should go: A trained sommelier will walk you through six wine varietals, including tasting notes, wine education, vineyard history and more. There’ll also be small plates available.
Old Forester Dinner
Dot Dot Dot | 7pm | $169 | Details
Why you should go: It’s a four-course dinner with three paired cocktails and four Whisky tastings, including Old Forester 1870 Original Batch, Old Forester 1897 Bottled In Bond, Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky and Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style.
Tuesday Evening Walk with Charlotte Girls Who Walk
2222 South Blvd (behind Publix) | 5:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s the perfect way to get in movement while meeting new friends (plus, it’s pet and kid-friendly). You’ll meet on the light rail right behind Publix.
Mad Miles Run Club
YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Mad Miles is a Black-led run club open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every meeting turns into a dance party after the run).
[Go deeper: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club]
Wednesday, March 1
Investing for Beginners with SkillPop
Camp North End | 6:30-8:30pm | $35 | Details
Why you should go: Join self-made millionaire and money educator Bernadette Joy, owner of Crush Your Money Goals, for this beginner investing class. It’s perfect for beginners interested in becoming more confident in investing. No previous experience required.
Resident Culture Run Club
Resident Culture (Plaza Midwood) | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring a friend or run with a new buddy at Resident Culture’s Run Club — happening Wednesdays at 6:30pm. There’ll be both three- and five-mile routes available. Note: The run takes place at Resident Culture’s Plaza Midwood location: 2101 Central Ave.
The OG Boot Camp
Lenny Boy Brewing | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: You’ll break a sweat and make some friends at Lenny Boy’s free bootcamp. Stay after to hang with the crew for a beer/kombucha plus food. Classes will take place in Lenny Boy’s event space or outdoors, depending on weather. Bring your own workout mat.
Stand-up with Led Varela
Comedy Zone Charlotte | 6pm (doors) | $35 | Details
Why you should go: See stand-up comedian Led Varela live at The Comedy Zone. Note: This show will be entirely in Spanish.
Thursday, March 2
Free Range Brewing (Camp North End) | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expand your mind with general knowledge trivia hosted by Mindless Minutia Trivia. Pick up some food from the food stalls and grab a beer before things get started.
Silent Book Club
That’s Novel Books | 6-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Meet other readers and get dedicated reading time at this monthly book club. Simply bring whatever book you’re currently reading, stop in and read it — that’s it.
Brewers Bartending Hour and Live Music
Birdsong Brewing | 4-5pm; 5:30-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Birdsong’s Bartending Hour is essentially a Q&A with one of their brewers — so come prepared with questions and ready to learn all things local brewing. You’ll also get to try and give feedback on a new, small-batch recipe. Plus, there’ll be live bluegrass music starting at 5:30pm.
Super Smash Bros Tournament
Divine Barrel Brewing | 6pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Divine Barrel is collabing with DiscountzTV to bring you a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. It’s free to join, and sign-ups start at 6pm with the tournament beginning at 7pm. Prizers are up for grabs and Five Little Birds will be on-site serving gourmet sandwiches.
Friday, March 3
401 Social Live Music Series
401 Social | 7-10pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Kick off your weekend with live music, cocktails, great vibes and good company at 401 Social in Uptown. This Friday’s live music will feature rock/pop band Brett Milstead.
Culture Fix – A Variety of Local Rock Bands
The Evening Muse | 7pm (doors) | $10-12 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy evening tunes from a collection of local rock bands, including headliner, SwansGate, and additional performers, like Lil Skritt and Oh! You Pretty Things.
Cirque du Biere: Aerial Pop Princess Performance
Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-9pm | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Work For Your Beer and Hi-Wire Brewing are joining forces to highlight some of Charlotte’s best aerialists with a Pop Princess-themed show in celebration of International Women’s Day. $1 from the Lyra lager will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
$20 Vintage Clothing Sale
Nothing New Vintage (inside Southern Strain Brewing) | 3-8pm | $20+ | Details
Why you should go: You’ll find hundreds of vintage and secondhand items (Nike, Harley, Carhartt, Graphic Tees, etc.) priced at $20, and all are buy 2 get 1 free. The sale is running through the weekend — stay updated via Nothing New’s Instagram.
Be Kind, Rewind: 90s Movie Series
“The Box” at Camp North End | 7:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get ready to throw it back to the Blockbuster movie night era. The free indoor movie series at Camp North End will feature iconic films from the 90s. This Friday will feature a screening of Wayne’s World.
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