Weekender: 30 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend – Charlotte Agenda

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Maud 2.23 with Fleet Feet Charlotte: Run or walk to honor the memory of Ahmaud Arbery. 6:30-8:30pm. $25 (includes a Maud 2.23 shirt). Details.

An Evening with Chef Lisa at Chef Lisa’s Private Residence: This intimate dinner experience will take you on a culinary journey through the life of Chef Lisa Brooks in eight small courses. 6:30-9:30pm. $295. Details.

Decades Party: Groovy 60s at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Bring out the bell-bottoms and bold prints for a groovy ’60s party in the taproom. There will be live music, popular ’60s shows playing and prizes for the best-dressed guests. 6:30pm. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy: Gather your clues to determine whodunnit in this hilarious homicide investigation. Ticket includes a plated dinner, one drink ticket and entertainment. Doors open at 6:30pm. 7-10pm. $75. Details.

Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Raptors live from the hive. 7pm. $15-$360. Details.

Mardi Gras Masquerade at Free Range Brewing: Join Queer Society Charlotte for their Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade featuring live performances from Queens Erica Chanel and Ariana Venti and beads for days. 8-11pm. $10 GA, $60+ Royal Admission. Details.

54. Cloudy. 18% chance of rain.

Communication Counts 5k at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: Join Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center for a timed 5K race, kids dash and senior stroll in the park. Event proceeds will help provide access to speech-language and hearing services for those in our community. 8:30am. $15-$40. Details.

Ride & Seek MTB Adventure Race at the Whitewater Center: Teams of two will dart through the trail system to collect points by reaching hidden checkpoints. The team with the most points wins. 9am to noon. $55-$65. Details.

Charlotte Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Convention Center: If you love all things strange, unusual and bizarre, this showcase is for you. Vendors and artists will have everything from taxidermy and preserved specimens to quack medical devices and funeral collectibles. 10am to 6pm. $11.54. Details.

Bring Your Own Bike Silent Disco at Armored Cow Brewing: This cycling class uses headphones and stationary bike trainers to create a fun workout suited for all fitness levels. 10:30am. Up to $30. Details.

African American Heritage Festival Charlotte Museum of History: Celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture through festivities like live music, dance performances and author talks. 11am to 4pm. Free. Details.

Black History Month Celebration at Historic Rosedale: Head to Historic Rosedale for activities like blacksmith and sweetgrass baskets demonstrations as well as exhibit walkthroughs and a hands-on kitchen session. 11am to 4pm. Free. Details.

Drag Me To Brunch by The Vanity House at Free Will Craft + Vine: Charlotte’s Dancing Diva Erica Chanel is hosting this show with some help from DJ Vanna Vanity. Ticket covers show entry, while food and drinks can be purchased separately. 11am to 3pm. $15. Details.

Maker’s Market at Fonta Flora Brewery at Optimist Hall: Browse and shop locally crafted goods, then stick around to enjoy a beer from the taproom. Noon to 4pm. Free. Details.

Beer Festival Craft Brewers for a Cause: More than 20 local breweries are coming together in support of fallen CMPD officer Mia Goodwin. There will be local food vendors, a raffle and silent auction plus a DJ. Noon to 7pm. $20-$50. Details.

Funk N Fashion at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Experience music and fashion in a new way during this immersive pop-up that pairs a curated collection of vintage clothing with music to match the vibes. 3pm. $5 advance, $10 at the door. Details.

The 2/26 Olympics at The Fairwood 226: February 26 is officially declared Fairwood 226 Day. To celebrate the occasion, there will be games like corn-hole, beer pong and flip-cup in the afternoon followed by an Ibiza-themed party later in the evening. 3-6pm. Free. Details.

Mardi Gras at Triple C Brewing: Fill up on New Orleans style po’boys, jambalaya and crawfish from Bayou Betty and Izzy’s. 3pm. Free. Details.

Unmasked Live: Say Their Names Authors’ Discussion at the Harvey B. Gantt Center: Join the Gantt Center for a thought-provoking book reading and discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement in America. 4-6pm. Free. Details.

Charlotte FC Watch Party at Big Ben Restaurant and Pub: Charlotte FC plays their first game today and in honor of the season kick-off, Big Ben will have a special game day menu with food & drink specials like $15 beer buckets. 6pm. Free. Details.

The 4th Annual Queen City Blues Festival at Ovens Auditorium: Spend the evening with musicians Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell and Theodis Ealey. 7pm. $64-$130. Details.

Aminé -The Best Tour Ever Tour at The Fillmore: Rapper Aminé is bringing the vibes to the stage so bring a buddy and get ready for a fun performance. 8-11pm. $37.50. Details.

Rent’s Due Drag Show at Billy Sunday: We’ve made it to the end of February and these Queens are ready to celebrate. 8pm. $15. Details.

58. AM Showers. 58% chance of rain.

Sunday Ride with Sun & Ski Sports: Cruise with the crew and connect with fellow riders. Distance and groups will be created based on attendance and ability. 8-11am. Free. Details.

Yoga and Brunch at el Thrifty: Stretch, socialize and sip on the patio at El Thrifty. Bring your mat or a towel and some water. 10am to noon. Free, donations appreciated. Details.

Fat Sunday at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Parade on down to the taproom for a full crawfish boil and King Cake cupcakes. There will also be all-day beer and Hurricane specials plus a jazz band, festive masks and beads. 11am. Free. Details.

Buff Faye’s “Pokemon” Drag Brunch: I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely here for the “yassification” of Pokémon. Ticket includes a buffet-style brunch and a fabulous show. 11am to 2:30pm. Details.

Sinners Brunch at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Join Charlotte Gaymer’s Network for a fabulous drag brunch featuring Onya Nerves, RC Cola and Lolita Chanel. 11am to 2pm. $15. Details.

Home Bartending Basics with SkillPop: Whether you’re looking to up your home bartending game, impress friends or just enjoy an elevated drink, expert bartender Zy Bradley will teach you the tricks of the trade when it comes to concocting crowd-pleasing creations. Must be 21+ to enroll. 1-2:30pm. $24. Details.

Art Up in Your Face at the Harvey B. Gantt Center: As a part of The Center’s Black History Month activities, this event will showcase some of Charlotte’s thriving contemporary artists who will display and discuss their work. The conversation will also reflect on the influence of southern Black art in history and culture. 1-3pm. Free. Details.

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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