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It’s finally the weekend, and I’m looking forward to getting out of the house this weekend. For some, it may even be a long weekend, with President’s Day being Monday, February 21st. If you’re looking for some fun events to check out this weekend in Charlotte, here are my top picks of some events going on.

 

FRIDAY

 

Wines Around The World

  • The Collector’s Room
  • Enjoy a sampling of 20 wines and 10 small plates from different regions of the world including Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Lebanon and Macedonia.
  • 5-9pm.
  • $150.

Haunted History Tour Celebrating Black History Month

  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • In honor of Black History Month, the Historic Rosedale staff and members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS) will share haunted tales and traditions of the former African American residents, both enslaved and free.
  • 7-8pm.
  • $20-$25.

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner 

  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Ticket includes a plated dinner, one drink ticket and entertainment.
  • Doors open at 6:30pm. 7-10pm.
  • $75.

Festival Of Laughs

  • The BOplex
  • Get ready for a jam-packed lineup of stand-up performers and non-stop laughs.
  • 7:30pm.
  • $64+.

 

SATURDAY

 

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Race

  • First Ward Park
  • Runners can opt for a 5k or 15k route, then reward themselves with chocolate fondue, dippable goodies, and hot chocolate plus a post-race party with vendors and music.
  • 7:30am & 8am.
  • $54-$74.

“Pawsidents” Day 

  • Skiptown
  • Give your pup the presidential treatment they deserve and pose with them in front of a White House photo backdrop and dress them up for a costume contest. You can also shop for accessories and treats at the in-house pet pop-up market.
  • 11am.
  • Free.

Bilingual Stories and Music

  • the Mint Museum (Virtual)
  • Tune in with your kiddo to learn about Afro-Latino history through songs and riddles (geared towards children ages 6 and younger).
  • 11-11:30am.
  • Free.

Galentine’s Rooftop Pop Up

  • Aura Rooftop
  • Enjoy appetizers and drinks on the rooftop in a celebration of friendship.
  • 1-3pm.
  • $35-$40.

Devil’s Logic 1st Annual Oyster Roast

  • Devil’s Logic
  • Bring your appetite for all you can eat fresh oysters provided by Oysters Carolina. Guest will be provided with gloves and your own shucker to take home.
  • 1-3pm.
  • $45.

N.C. Black Heritage Festival 

  • Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • Support Black-owned businesses by making your way out and shopping from the 40 Black-owned companies and vendors represented at this event.
  • 1-5pm.
  • Free.

1 Year Anniversary Cigar Festival

  • The Vintage
  • Head to The Vintage for all-day promotions on a handful of cigar brands, a golf simulator and a good time.
  • 1pm.
  • $25.

All That Drag, Drag Brunch 

  • The Artisan’s Palate
  • Get jazzy with queens Ivy Carter, Paris Brooks-Bonet, Malayia Chanel Iman and Kristi Darling as they honor the original Queens of Jazz through lip-synching performances.
  • 2pm.
  • $20.

Photography Masterclass with Featured Artist Jamel Shabazz

  • Virtual
  •  Legendary street photographer Jamel Shabazz will share examples from his work to help you capture lasting images.
  • 2-3pm.
  • $10.

Black History is World History Event

  • Urban Reader Bookstore
  •  This event aims to shed light on the stories, history and contributions of the Black community through discussion and storytelling.
  • 3-5pm.
  • Free.

The Fairwood Winter Olympics

  • The Fairwood 226
  • Go for gold with a teammate of your choosing in activities like cornhole, beer pong and flip cup. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a cash prize.
  • 3-6pm.
  • $10 for a team of two.

History and Homage: A Culinary Celebration of Black History Month

  • Community Matters Café
  •  During this five-course dinner, guests will explore how Black culinary culture reflects Black history.
  • 4:30-6:30pm & 7-9pm.
  • $95.

Succulents & Seltzer Workshop

  • Twigs & Figs Plant Shop
  • Select your succulent and make it your own by adding sand, pebbles and other decorative items.
  • 6pm.
  • $45.

Checkers vs. Cleveland Monsters

  • Bojangles Coliseum
  • Help the Checkers secure a win and cheer them on in the stands.
  • 6pm.
  • $21.50+.

Buff Faye’s “Golden Gurls” Drag Dinner

  • 7pm.
  • $35.

Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats

  • Belk Theater
  • Iron Chef host, Alton Brown will entertain the audience with highly unusual cooking demos and his comedic flair.
  • 8pm.
  • $34.50.

AfroPop! Charlotte

  • Crown Station Coffee House & Pub NoDa
  • This event celebrates the richness of African heritage through music, live African drums, dance, vendors, fashion and art.
  • 9:30pm.
  • $8.50-$10.

Matoma 

  • World Nightclub
  •  Best known for his remix of Biggy Smalls’ hit Old Thing Back, Matoma is bringing the energy for his stop in Charlotte.
  • 10pm.
  • $20-$40.

SUNDAY

Slay Sunday Drag Brunch celebrating Black Girl Magic

  • Queen Park Social
  • These Queens are bringing their magic to the dance floor. The show lineup features Cake, Kylee O’Hara Fatale, Dreux Sidora, Eboni Alexander, Indica Gemini and host Erica Chanel.
  • 11am to 4pm.
  • $15+.

Seedling Brunch

  • Plant Joy
  •  All of my vegan Queens and Kings, this one is for you. Join Onya Nerves for a vegan brunch featuring some of Charlotte’s best entertainers.
  • 11am.
  • Free.

Gaymers Market

  • Common Market Plaza Midwood
  • Join the Charlotte Gaymers Network for their inaugural Gaymers Market. This event is an opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, allies and friends to showcase and sell their wares. Food and drinks will be available.
  • 11am to 2pm.
  • Free.

Small Business Pop-Up Market 

  • Sycamore Brewing
  •  More than 50 local businesses will be on-site and there will be food trucks, live music and of course craft beer.
  • Noon to 5pm.

Inaugural Drag Brunch

  • Slingshot
  • Round up your crew to enjoy brunch and mimosas and a fabulous show featuring four local queens and special guest queen Alexia Fantasia from Florida.
  • Noon.
  • $20-$24.

Food & Flix

  • Alchemy at C3Lab
  • This week’s screening is of The Princess Bride. Hot dogs and nachos (with an Alchemy twist) will be available for purchase. Ticket sales will help support the Film Society’s “Independent Picture House” project, which will open in NoDa later this year.
  • 6-9pm.
  • $5.