Hello Charlotteans,

With Presidents Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your long weekend activities! There’s no better time to explore the Charlotte area and enjoy everything this great city has to offer. Here are some ideas for things to do this weekend:

FRIDAY, February 17


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  • 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. More information.
  • Riverdance at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Watch a performance celebrated all over the world for its Grammy award-winning score and its Irish and international dance. $25 and up. Times vary. More information.
  • Caroline Calouche & Co. at Booth Playhouse: Enjoy a range of dance performances including aerial and contemporary, plus cabaret-style circus artists and dancers. $30-$45. Times vary. More Information.
  • LIFESPAN Services’ Casino Night Fundraiser at Big Chill: Dance the night away and take your chances betting at the casino tables. Proceeds support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. $125-$400. 7pm. More Information
  • Katt Williams: 2023 and Me Tour at Bojangles Coliseum: Laugh the night away from jokes told by comedian, actor and social activist Katt Williams. $64-$255. 8pm. More Information
  • Doggy Happy Hour at BW Sweets: Treat your pup to happy hour with whipped cream and gourmet dog treats. $3. 4:30-10pm. More Information
  • Live Music at The Music Yard: Vibe to sounds from Louder Than Silence. $5. 9pm. More Information.
  • Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the week with live music and a glass of wine. Free.9pm. More Information.
  • Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum: Enjoy a night of tango, live painting by local artists, salsa, bachata, line dancing, free dance lessons, plus live music and a DJ. $10-$13. 7:30-11:30pm. More Information. 
  • 90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or cozy blanket to watch “Fight Club” during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30-10pm. More Information.
  • Ladies’ Night Out at Queen Park Social: Grab your girls and party all night with half-off drinks and a live DJ. Free. 8pm-2am. More Information.

SATURDAY, February 18


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Speed Dating at Ri Ra Irish Pub: Find your significant other with an evening of speed dating. $33-$39. 7-9pm. More information

Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing at Hi-Wire Brewing: Improve your alignment, posture and joint stability through static yoga poses. $10. 11am-12pm. More information

Pop-Up Market at Common Market: Shop from a variety of local vendors selling vintage clothing, art, candles, crystals and baked goods. Prices vary. 12-3pm. More information

Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party at Amos’ South End: Sing your heart out to all of the hits from Taylor Swift. $20. 8pm. More information

Charlotte Brewsology at Discovery Place Science: Sample seasonal beers from 40 breweries. $50-$65. 6pm. More information

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

Adam Sandler at Spectrum Center: Laugh the night away from comedian Adam Sandler as he makes his stop in Charlotte. $35-$200. 7:30pm. More information


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SUNDAY, February 19

Men of Change: As we Journey Through at Charlotte Ballet Center for Dance: Enjoy a contemporary dance performance and audience talkback inspired by the Smithsonian exhibition, “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” $15-$20. 2-5pm. More information

Anniversary Party at Seoul Food Meat Co.: Celebrate the eighth anniversary of the South End’s location with 50-cent craft beers and a live DJ. Prices vary. 11:30am. More information

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

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B Gantt Center: Wind down with yoga while you enjoy rooftop views. $10. 12:30-1:30pm. More information

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

BlueGoose Day Party at Para: Enjoy a buffet-style brunch and a day party with sounds from two live DJs. $20. 12-8pm. More information

Wine About Poetry at Auto Pour: Step on stage to showcase your talents during this open mic night or come and appreciate the show. $10-$30. 5pm. More information   

MONDAY, February 20


Ben’s Friends Meetings at O-Ku: Chat with people interested in supporting those working towards sobriety. Free. 11 am. More information

Barn Burners Run Club with Trolley Barn: Join the Trolley Barn Burners in a two to four mile route run. Free. 6:15pm. More information

Service Industry Nights at RSVP South End: Enjoy a musical set by DJ Nick Martin plus half-off draft beer and cocktails. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. More information

Trivia at Trolley Barn: Challenge yourself and your friends to trivia weekly. Free. 7pm. More information

We Mean Business at 1420 Beatties Ford Road: Learn the business resources that will help you gain capital for your business. Free. 5:30-8:30pm. More information

Sushi Rollin’ 101 at Heist Brewery: Learn the basics to rolling sushi, then eat your final product. $65. 6-8pm. More information

Free Hookah Mondays at Cru: Vibe to music from a live DJ and select hookah flavors for free. Free. 7pm-2am. More information 


Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, sports, culture, or outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone in Charlotte over Presidents’ Day weekend.

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