February Events, Activities, Things to Do in Charlotte, NC


Visit the exhibition “Reflections of a People: Photographs from the Archive of Jamel Shabazz” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

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Experience nostalgia at the Day and Night Exotic Cereal Bar. Try Captain Crunch Canadian Blueberry Pancake Cereal or a classic like Honey Walnut Cheerios. You can also try a cereal shake or a bacon flight. 127 Brevard Court. https://bit.ly/3B2xwgd


Visit the Mint Museum Uptown’s new facility Crafting in the Lab: The Science of Making Objects when it is opened. It is the first facility in the Southeast to explore how the concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics interact with craftsmanship and design. It also celebrates the revitalization and relocation of the galleries from the Mint’s Craft + Design permanent collection. Tickets are free for members and children 4 and under, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, $10 for college students with ID, and $6 for young people aged 5 to 17. 500 S. Tryon Street https://bit.ly/3thyC5R

Celebrate love at Twigs & Figs’ Sweetarts & Rainbow Hearts Queer Mixer. The Valentine’s Day weekend event begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy games, plant crafts, treats and more. The event is 18 and over, and the cost is $10. 15205 John J. Delaney Drive, #B. https://www.twigsandfigs.co/

Twigs & Figs co-owner Treena Chaudhuri invites people of all genders and sexualities to find love, or even some friends, at the Sweetarts & Rainbow Hearts Queer Mixer. Courtesy of Twigs and Figs


Make reservations at one of “America’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.” Steak 48 serves fine steaks and high quality seafood in a lively and romantic atmosphere. You can dine outside or take a seat at the chef’s table while savoring the twin lobster tails. 4425 Sharon Rd. https://bit.ly/3B0BPbW

Take the Evolution of Hip Hop Team Teach course at Barry’s on February 20 Josh Bannen


Attend Songs for Lovers: A Fundraiser for Tosco Music for a Valentine’s Day experience at the Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall. There will be a collection of silent auction items available to bid at intermission and win by the end of the night. Songs for Lovers will be a cabaret-style concert designed for couples. Tickets are $50+. 130 N. Tryon. https://bit.ly/34gBvJS


Order a burger from Ace #3. The restaurant on CharlotteFive’s list best burger spots offers a menu of shakes, hand-cut fries, tots, and more. You can also try a new menu item – CLT Dog – for a limited time. 8520 Pit Stop CT. NW #10, Concord, 1001 Belmont Ave. or 829 Providence Road. https://bit.ly/3J9kH6x

Ace to Ace No. 3 . Courtesy of Ace #3


Attend CLT Woman Fest 5-8 p.m. at the Boileryard at Camp North End. The event is a launch celebration of the Pink Boots Society’s 2022 National Conference. The celebration of all things feminine is free, and visitors can experience an art exhibit, aerial performances, live music, food, drink and more. 1824 Statesville Ave.https://bit.ly/3B9z5J7


Visit Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture to explore three new exhibitions – “Reflections of a People: Photographs from the Archive of Jamel Shabazz” (until March 6), “Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity” (until April 24) and “FuturePresent: Acquisition Permanent Collection Highlights” (until June 26) adults $9; educators, students, military or seniors $7; children 5 and under free. 551 S. Tryon Street https://bit.ly/3gq8Sg6

Mark your calendar

Enjoy Wines of the World II, presented by Roots on February 18. You will be able to taste 20 wines and 10 small plates from five different regions of the world. The prize also includes a bottle of your choice and special prices on all featured selections. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place at The Collector’s Room. This is for guests 21 and older. The price of Wines Around the World II is $150. 1520 S. Tryon Street https://bit.ly/3GdMYHr

Get tickets for History & Tribute: A Culinary Celebration of Black History, hosted on February 19 by Community Matters Cafe. The 5-course dinner will explore black culinary culture, history and community with chefs Daryl Cooper and Oscar Johnson of Jimmy Pearls, Brandon Staton and Gerald Hawkins of Leah & Louise, and Chayil Johnson of Community Matters Cafe. $95. 4:30-9 p.m. 821 W. 1st St. https://bit.ly/3GFUWZP

Take the Hip Hop Team Teaching Evolution class at Barry’s on Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., Coach Phillip Reed will lead a 50-minute class that features great music and assistance from Coach James Gulley. The single course for a non-member costs $29. 2140 South Boulevard, Suite 2. https://bit.ly/3J75D9B

Take the Evolution of Hip Hop Team Teach course at Barry’s on February 20 Josh Bannen

See Grammy Award-winning Gregory Porter at the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Hear soulful tunes from Porter’s original songs. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on February 27. Tickets are $49.50+. 130 N. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3spFdJk

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