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Happening this week

BEYOND THE STUDIO: FINDING YOUR WHY WITH LAURIE SMITHWICK

McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$35
Embark on a journey of self-exploration in this workshop focused on "Finding Your Why." Dive into introspective exercises and discussions designed to uncover the core motivations behind your creative expression. Explore the deeper meaning behind your artistry, understand your unique purpose, and gain clarity on the driving force behind your artmaking. Join us for an illuminating experience that will empower you to connect authentically with your artistic why. Complimentary drink (beer, wine, sparkling water) included.

Black Business Pop Up at Tryon Park Hotel

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel 303 S. Church St., Charlotte
Joining in the celebration of Black History Month, Tryon Park Hotel proudly hosts a special Pop Up event on Tuesday, February 27, from 5 to 7 pm, held in the Library Bar. The event will feature regional black-owned businesses and live entertainment by violinist Te'Quan Coe. Guests can indulge in an Old Fashioned crafted with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. For every cocktail sold, $1 will be donated towards providing a full in-state tuition scholarship at...

Ape Piss, Complaint Club, Black Bouquet, Jesus is the Path to Heaven

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$12
Ape Piss has range. The Charlotte hip-hop foursome’s rapper Favel winds his grainy flow through cloudy, cooing vocals and narcotic dream-pop on “flea” and turns combative amid quizzical klezmer-style synths on “Acid.” Synth-trash quintet Complaint Club proudly proclaims “loud yelling and noises” as its wheelhouse. Raleigh’s Black Bouquet threads impassioned vocals through a thicket of spidery guitars on “No More Blood.”        

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Burlesque for Choice

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$20
Step into a world where glamour meets glitter, and sass intertwines with sophistication at our Drag Burlesque Show! Get ready for a dazzling fusion of drag and burlesque that promises an unforgettable night in support of Charlotte for Choice. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will go to Charlotte for Choice.

Hellfire 76, Digital Dolls, Physical\\Digital

The Rooster 334 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, United States
$12 – $15
Recognized as Best Metal/Hardcore Band in Queen City Nerve’s 2023 Best in the Nest issue, Hellfire 76 headlines The Rooster’s Leap Year Punk Rock Show. The demonic duo’s gargantuan riffs rumble like Godzilla emerging from the deep, but those satanic lyrics skewer real-world targets. With slow burner “Endless Isolation,” Charlotte’s Digital Dolls ride a sinister crab-walking groove to a heart-rending crescendo.

Low Groves w/ Zach King

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
With folksy roots enveloped by droning soundscapes, Low Groves tiptoes the lines of traditional folk and indie rock while exploring themes of longing and loss. Fellow indie-folk singer/songwriter Zach King, a Concord native, delivers a well-thought-out culmination of sounds, lyricism, and melodies that leave the listener with a quiet sense of intimacy, wonder and silent understanding. The show will be held in collaboration with the Innovation Barn.

Wine and Wonder Un-networking Event

Innovation Barn 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC
$45
An evening of wine & wine alternatives, food, and meaningful conversations to raise money to finish constructing the second story of a middle school outside Kumasi, Ghana, Charlotte's Sister City since 1995. Un-networking means participants cannot ask each other Where do you work or What do you? In September, AfroCareCLT raised $40,000 to build the first floor of the school. This event will also celebrate Ghana's Independence Day.

CLT Donut Festival

Norfolk Hall at The Suffolk Punch 2905 Griffith Street, Charlotte
$30 – $40
Billed as “the ultimate cheat day,” this festival not only showcases the delicious round treat for which it’s named but other sweet pastries from some of Charlotte’s best bakeries: Fleming Simply Devine Sweets, Milkbread, Beyond Amazing Donuts, Carolina Donut Diva, Manolo’s Bakery, Molly Minis, Bake Morh Sweets, Small Cakes Utopia, The C-Sweet and more.

I am Queen: Charlotte

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$24.50
You may have caught a previous iteration of I am Queen: Charlotte, Epoch Tribe’s storytelling stage production that elevates the real-life narratives of Black women in the Queen City, but the beautiful thing about Hannah Hasan’s approach is that she keeps things fresh. The March show features a whole new class of Queens sharing the ways that they show up for their communities, their families and themselves.

Alkaline Trio, Drug Church, Worriers

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
$47
Veteran Chicago punk-rockers Alkaline Trio boasts a crime-scene grit missing from mall-punk contemporaries like Blink 182 — which AT frontman Matt Skiba perplexingly joined from 2015 to 2017. With latest LP Blood, Hair and Eyeballs, the trio, beloved for balancing the mosh pit and the morgue, turns horror-punk sensibilities to topics like growing older in a world gone mad. The Worriers’ melodic punk rock provides a solid setting for Brooklyn songwriter Lauren Denitzio’s sharp-eyed ruminative...

Staff Picks

Ape Piss, Complaint Club, Black Bouquet, Jesus is the Path to Heaven

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$12
Ape Piss has range. The Charlotte hip-hop foursome’s rapper Favel winds his grainy flow through cloudy, cooing vocals and narcotic dream-pop on “flea” and turns combative amid quizzical klezmer-style synths on “Acid.” Synth-trash quintet Complaint Club proudly proclaims “loud yelling and noises” as its wheelhouse. Raleigh’s Black Bouquet threads impassioned vocals through a thicket of spidery guitars on “No More Blood.”        

Hellfire 76, Digital Dolls, Physical\\Digital

The Rooster 334 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, United States
$12 – $15
Recognized as Best Metal/Hardcore Band in Queen City Nerve’s 2023 Best in the Nest issue, Hellfire 76 headlines The Rooster’s Leap Year Punk Rock Show. The demonic duo’s gargantuan riffs rumble like Godzilla emerging from the deep, but those satanic lyrics skewer real-world targets. With slow burner “Endless Isolation,” Charlotte’s Digital Dolls ride a sinister crab-walking groove to a heart-rending crescendo.

Low Groves w/ Zach King

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
With folksy roots enveloped by droning soundscapes, Low Groves tiptoes the lines of traditional folk and indie rock while exploring themes of longing and loss. Fellow indie-folk singer/songwriter Zach King, a Concord native, delivers a well-thought-out culmination of sounds, lyricism, and melodies that leave the listener with a quiet sense of intimacy, wonder and silent understanding. The show will be held in collaboration with the Innovation Barn.

CLT Donut Festival

Norfolk Hall at The Suffolk Punch 2905 Griffith Street, Charlotte
$30 – $40
Billed as “the ultimate cheat day,” this festival not only showcases the delicious round treat for which it’s named but other sweet pastries from some of Charlotte’s best bakeries: Fleming Simply Devine Sweets, Milkbread, Beyond Amazing Donuts, Carolina Donut Diva, Manolo’s Bakery, Molly Minis, Bake Morh Sweets, Small Cakes Utopia, The C-Sweet and more.

I am Queen: Charlotte

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$24.50
You may have caught a previous iteration of I am Queen: Charlotte, Epoch Tribe’s storytelling stage production that elevates the real-life narratives of Black women in the Queen City, but the beautiful thing about Hannah Hasan’s approach is that she keeps things fresh. The March show features a whole new class of Queens sharing the ways that they show up for their communities, their families and themselves.

Alkaline Trio, Drug Church, Worriers

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
$47
Veteran Chicago punk-rockers Alkaline Trio boasts a crime-scene grit missing from mall-punk contemporaries like Blink 182 — which AT frontman Matt Skiba perplexingly joined from 2015 to 2017. With latest LP Blood, Hair and Eyeballs, the trio, beloved for balancing the mosh pit and the morgue, turns horror-punk sensibilities to topics like growing older in a world gone mad. The Worriers’ melodic punk rock provides a solid setting for Brooklyn songwriter Lauren Denitzio’s sharp-eyed ruminative...

Bill Nace, Zodiac Lovers, Amy Bagwell, Liliya Zalevska

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
$9
Petra’s hosts a night of music, versifying and art headlined by Philadelphia-based visual artist and experimental guitarist Bill Nace. From coruscating queasy drones to baroque gamelan-like flourishes that recall prog-rock keyboardists like Patrick Moraz, Nace pulls strummed, plucked, picked and tapped guitars into the 22nd century. Launching in 2018 with the lush and clangorous “My Life in the Bush of Real People,” Casey Malone’s Zodiac Lovers continue to confound expectations with uncanny and swooning alt-pop.

Happening this month

BEYOND THE STUDIO: FINDING YOUR WHY WITH LAURIE SMITHWICK

McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$35
Embark on a journey of self-exploration in this workshop focused on "Finding Your Why." Dive into introspective exercises and discussions designed to uncover the core motivations behind your creative expression. Explore the deeper meaning behind your artistry, understand your unique purpose, and gain clarity on the driving force behind your artmaking. Join us for an illuminating experience that will empower you to connect authentically with your artistic why. Complimentary drink (beer, wine, sparkling water) included.

Black Business Pop Up at Tryon Park Hotel

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel 303 S. Church St., Charlotte
Joining in the celebration of Black History Month, Tryon Park Hotel proudly hosts a special Pop Up event on Tuesday, February 27, from 5 to 7 pm, held in the Library Bar. The event will feature regional black-owned businesses and live entertainment by violinist Te'Quan Coe. Guests can indulge in an Old Fashioned crafted with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. For every cocktail sold, $1 will be donated towards providing a full in-state tuition scholarship at...

Ape Piss, Complaint Club, Black Bouquet, Jesus is the Path to Heaven

Snug Harbor 228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$12
Ape Piss has range. The Charlotte hip-hop foursome’s rapper Favel winds his grainy flow through cloudy, cooing vocals and narcotic dream-pop on “flea” and turns combative amid quizzical klezmer-style synths on “Acid.” Synth-trash quintet Complaint Club proudly proclaims “loud yelling and noises” as its wheelhouse. Raleigh’s Black Bouquet threads impassioned vocals through a thicket of spidery guitars on “No More Blood.”        

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Burlesque for Choice

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$20
Step into a world where glamour meets glitter, and sass intertwines with sophistication at our Drag Burlesque Show! Get ready for a dazzling fusion of drag and burlesque that promises an unforgettable night in support of Charlotte for Choice. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will go to Charlotte for Choice.

Hellfire 76, Digital Dolls, Physical\\Digital

The Rooster 334 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, United States
$12 – $15
Recognized as Best Metal/Hardcore Band in Queen City Nerve’s 2023 Best in the Nest issue, Hellfire 76 headlines The Rooster’s Leap Year Punk Rock Show. The demonic duo’s gargantuan riffs rumble like Godzilla emerging from the deep, but those satanic lyrics skewer real-world targets. With slow burner “Endless Isolation,” Charlotte’s Digital Dolls ride a sinister crab-walking groove to a heart-rending crescendo.

Events

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Burlesque for Choice

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$20
Step into a world where glamour meets glitter, and sass intertwines with sophistication at our Drag Burlesque Show! Get ready for a dazzling fusion of drag and burlesque that promises an unforgettable night in support of Charlotte for Choice. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will go to Charlotte for Choice.

Hellfire 76, Digital Dolls, Physical\\Digital

The Rooster 334 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, United States
$12 – $15
Recognized as Best Metal/Hardcore Band in Queen City Nerve’s 2023 Best in the Nest issue, Hellfire 76 headlines The Rooster’s Leap Year Punk Rock Show. The demonic duo’s gargantuan riffs rumble like Godzilla emerging from the deep, but those satanic lyrics skewer real-world targets. With slow burner “Endless Isolation,” Charlotte’s Digital Dolls ride a sinister crab-walking groove to a heart-rending crescendo.

Low Groves w/ Zach King

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
With folksy roots enveloped by droning soundscapes, Low Groves tiptoes the lines of traditional folk and indie rock while exploring themes of longing and loss. Fellow indie-folk singer/songwriter Zach King, a Concord native, delivers a well-thought-out culmination of sounds, lyricism, and melodies that leave the listener with a quiet sense of intimacy, wonder and silent understanding. The show will be held in collaboration with the Innovation Barn.

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Wine and Wonder Un-networking Event

Innovation Barn 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC
$45
An evening of wine & wine alternatives, food, and meaningful conversations to raise money to finish constructing the second story of a middle school outside Kumasi, Ghana, Charlotte's Sister City since 1995. Un-networking means participants cannot ask each other Where do you work or What do you? In September, AfroCareCLT raised $40,000 to build the first floor of the school. This event will also celebrate Ghana's Independence Day.

CLT Donut Festival

Norfolk Hall at The Suffolk Punch 2905 Griffith Street, Charlotte
$30 – $40
Billed as “the ultimate cheat day,” this festival not only showcases the delicious round treat for which it’s named but other sweet pastries from some of Charlotte’s best bakeries: Fleming Simply Devine Sweets, Milkbread, Beyond Amazing Donuts, Carolina Donut Diva, Manolo’s Bakery, Molly Minis, Bake Morh Sweets, Small Cakes Utopia, The C-Sweet and more.

I am Queen: Charlotte

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$24.50
You may have caught a previous iteration of I am Queen: Charlotte, Epoch Tribe’s storytelling stage production that elevates the real-life narratives of Black women in the Queen City, but the beautiful thing about Hannah Hasan’s approach is that she keeps things fresh. The March show features a whole new class of Queens sharing the ways that they show up for their communities, their families and themselves.

Alkaline Trio, Drug Church, Worriers

The Fillmore 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
$47
Veteran Chicago punk-rockers Alkaline Trio boasts a crime-scene grit missing from mall-punk contemporaries like Blink 182 — which AT frontman Matt Skiba perplexingly joined from 2015 to 2017. With latest LP Blood, Hair and Eyeballs, the trio, beloved for balancing the mosh pit and the morgue, turns horror-punk sensibilities to topics like growing older in a world gone mad. The Worriers’ melodic punk rock provides a solid setting for Brooklyn songwriter Lauren Denitzio’s sharp-eyed ruminative...

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Bill Nace, Zodiac Lovers, Amy Bagwell, Liliya Zalevska

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
$9
Petra’s hosts a night of music, versifying and art headlined by Philadelphia-based visual artist and experimental guitarist Bill Nace. From coruscating queasy drones to baroque gamelan-like flourishes that recall prog-rock keyboardists like Patrick Moraz, Nace pulls strummed, plucked, picked and tapped guitars into the 22nd century. Launching in 2018 with the lush and clangorous “My Life in the Bush of Real People,” Casey Malone’s Zodiac Lovers continue to confound expectations with uncanny and swooning alt-pop.

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Whiskey and Wax

Great Wagon Road Distilling 610 Anderson St, Charlotte, United States
Free
On March 7th, come join us at Great Wagon Road Distillery for house music and good vibes. DJ Lefthand will be spinning an all-vinyl set followed by a live set from one of Charlotte's hottest electronic duos, Sweat Transfer! Starts at 7 and ends at 10ish. Located across from Deejai Noda and Divine Barrel Brewing, Great Wagon Road provides some of Noda's finest cocktails. Come out for a swig and a dance.

Run Jen Run

Symphony Park 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, United States
Free
Support Charlotte’s breast cancer community at Go Jen Go’s 12th Annual Run Jen Run 5K and Festival. Following the 5K and Fun Run, enjoy music, food vendors, an expo area, kids’ fun zone, and adult beverages (for those 21 and over). Sign up to run or walk today!

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

VTGCLT Spring Market

Ford Building at Camp North End 400 Camp Road, Charlotte, United States
$3
VTGCLT is popping up in the historic Ford Building at Camp North End (400 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC 28206) for our 2024 Spring Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 90+ of the region's best vintage & handmade vendors. $8 early bird entry at 10am for first pick of the goodies! $3 general admission 11am-5pm

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Young Artist Studio Series

Event Series Young Artist Studio Series
McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$150
This six week series is designed for young artists in 2nd through 8th grades who want to delve into and master the basics of a specific medium. Participants can choose from three exciting courses: printmaking, drawing & painting, and ceramic sculpture. Teaching artists will guide students through the fundamentals of their chosen medium; fostering creativity and encouraging exploration.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show
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