Happenings: Calendar of events

Entertainment The Arts

February 23, 2024

Here’s our calendar of events and art exhibits around Charlotte. Our SouthPark neighborhood guide covers where to eat and shop. Our Spring Arts Preview has more ideas on things to do.


Courtesy of Charlotte SHOUT!

Edit Sale
Through March 3
This annual pop-up has a reputation for being full of high-end, luxury finds. It’s on the calendar for many each year. More than 5,000 pre-loved designer items (clothing, shoes, accessories) are for sale. No bags allowed. 201 Camp Road. Hours vary. @edit_sale

I am Queen: Charlotte at Belk Theater
March 3
With a cast and production team from Charlotte, this theatrical storytelling event features real-life stories of Black women. It’s the marquee event during Queen Charlotte Week, which was created by Hannah and Shardae Hasan, the co-founders of North Carolina-based production company Epoch Tribe. blumenthalarts.org

All-in to Fight Cancer Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament
March 7
This annual fundraiser supports local healthcare providers, researchers, patients and families affected by cancer. Register to play or attend. There will be live music, food and raffles, plus a cash bar. The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St. allintofightcancer.org

Run Jen Run 5K & Festival at Symphony Park
March 9
This annual fundraiser supports the Go Jen Go Foundation, a nonprofit which helps local families who are facing the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis. Activities include a fun run, kids zone and music. runjenrun5K.com

Run Jen Run 5K, via Facebook. Photo by Morgan Amanda Photography.

Charlotte Ballet: Come to Life at Knight Theater
March 7-9
This performance explores love and life through three contemporary works, including a world premiere from award-winning choreographer Penny Saunders. charlotteballet.org

Oscars Viewing Party at Independent Picture House
March 10 | 5 p.m.
An Oscars party where you’re invited. Watch the show, enjoy live jazz music, play games and bid on auction items — all while supporting IPH’s mission to educate and create community around the power of film. Tickets start at $80. independentpicturehouse.org

Neil deGrasse Tyson at Belk Theater
March 11
Come away enlightened and entertained as the astrophysicist guides his audience through cool and occasionally scary things in the universe, like black holes, dark matter, dark energy and diamond stars. blumenthalarts.org

Savor Charlotte
March 12-26
This two-week event features special menus, discounts and cooking classes at local restaurants, breweries and food retailers. charlottesgotalot.com

MOMIX Alice at Knight Theater
March 14-15
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this dance performance takes the audience down the rabbit hole in a fresh, unexpected way with creative movements and visual splendor. blumenthalarts.org

Charlotte Symphony: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
March 15-16 | 7:30 p.m.
Watch the battle between good and evil on the big screen as the CSO plays the score by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org

Green River Revival
March 16
Kick off spring at Whitewater Center and raft down the green river for St Patrick’s Day. The Color Me Green 5K Trail Run starts the day, which also includes live music and yoga. Free to enter, but there are parking and activity pass fees. center.whitewater.org

Eagles: The Long Goodbye
March 16 | 7:30 p.m.
Sing along to “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” as Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (son of original Eagle Glenn Frey) head to Spectrum Center for this farewell tour. ticketmaster.com

Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour at Belk Theater
March 17 | 8 p.m.
Age hasn’t stopped Bob Dylan. At 82, the great singer-songwriter and Nobel Prize recipient has embarked on a world tour. blumenthalarts.org 

2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: First & Second Rounds
March 21-23
Experience March Madness as UNC Charlotte hosts college teams competing for basketball glory at Spectrum Center. spectrumcentercharlotte.com

No Man’s Land Festival
March 23
In celebration of International Women’s Month, join other women for a day with music, a marketplace of more than 100 woman-owned businesses, workshops and other activities at Camp North End. nomanslandclt.com

Charlotte SHOUT!
March 29 – April 14
This annual uptown festival builds community while celebrating local creativity through art, music, food and ideas. SHOUT! also features installations from around the world and three days of the Charlotte StrEATS culinary festival. Most events are free and open to the public. charlotteshout.com


Wednesday Night Live
Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m.
The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Knight Theater are partnering in this weekly event series featuring free admission and live entertainment. Visit mintmuseum.org for the programming schedule and updates.

First Friday South End Gallery Crawl
Galleries and shops offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music along the Rail Trail on the first Friday of each month. southendclt.org

Carolina Fine Art Sip & Shop
The Cotswold Village gallery hosts a sip & shop every first Friday of the month in partnership with Butler’s Pantry. carolinafineart.com


Dogs! A Science Tail, courtesy of Discovery Place

Dogs! A Science Tail
Through May 5
Explore the bond between humans and dogs with exhibits that invite guests of all ages to see, hear, think and smell like a dog. Discovery Place Science, uptown. discoveryplace.org

artist Caroline Boykin

Artist Caroline Boykin

Le Pointe by Caroline Boykin
The Raleigh artist’s newest body of work is on view at Anne Neilson Fine Art. In Le Pointe, square and rectangular forms “represent the boxes we put ourselves in; the boxes that we as a society place each other in” and allow viewers to interpret the works through the artist’s use of color interaction, texture and mark-making. 721 Governor Morrison St., Ste. 180. anneneilsonfineart.com

Disrupting the Matrix
through March 30
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art presents this collection as its first exhibition dedicated solely to the practice of printmaking. Viewers will find works by 15 artists who explore a range of techniques in traditional and experimental printmaking methods. eldergalleryclt.com

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
through Apr. 14
Sometimes a chair is more than just a chair. This exhibit at Mint Museum Uptown puts 52 chairs on view and each one has a story — from the maker and designer to the culture and history of the time when made. mintmuseum.org

Craft Across Continents at Mint Museum Uptown
through May 5
More than 50 contemporary objects by artists from around the world are on view, including glass, ceramics, textiles and more. From the private collection of Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro. mintmuseum.org
Click here to read more about this exhibition in “Eye for Excellence, from our December issue.

A New Moon Rises
Now open
This new permanent exhibition reveals the grandeur and wonder of our closest celestial neighbor through stunning, large-scale photographs captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) between 2009 and 2015. Entrance is included with Discovery Place Science general admission, 301 N. Tryon St. discoveryplace.org

The Hive @ 35
through May
Celebrate 35 years of the Hornets at Charlotte Museum of History, with a tour of classic memorabilia, interactive installations and plenty of nostalgia for the NBA team that put the Queen City on the map. The exhibit is included with regular museum admission, $10 for adults. 3500 Shamrock Drive. charlottemuseum.org

A Superlative Palette: Contemporary Black Women Artists

through July 28
This exhibition curated by Dexter Wimberly brings together the work of twelve generation-defining, contemporary Black women artists from around the world. Their work has redefined artistic expression while advocating for social justice, equality, and empowerment. ganttcenter.org

Don’t forget to check out our SouthPark neighborhood guide and Spring Arts Preview.

— compiled by SouthPark magazine staff

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