Events: February 2020

Charlotte Events: The Editor’s Pick

Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House
Slip on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night devoted to supporting the Carolina Breast Friends organization. This fundraising event will feature award-winning professional dancers from the Charlotte Ballroom as well as other Charlotte stars. Grab a ticket and don’t miss your chance to watch this must-see show of a lifetime.

More of This Month’s Quintessential Events

Urban Roots Symposium at UNC Charlotte Center City
The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will provide a full day symposium with both local and national speakers on the topics of urban agriculture, ecosystems, and beyond. This full-day event will include lunch.

Gathering of the Fork Food and Music Festival
The Gathering of the Fork and Food Music Festival brings together the best of Charlotte chefs and food trucks. During the event, sample-sized portions of their most flavorful dishes, from $1 to $5, will be offered to all visitors and locals. Sit back, relax and enjoy a fun-filled day of food hopping. The event proceeds will be partially donated to local food pantries and other charities.

Raphael Saadiq at The Fillmore
Raphael Saadiq will take the stage at The Fillmore February 5 at 8 pm as part of his Jimmy Lee tour. The Fillmore is a standing room-only venue and doors open at 7 pm.

St. Motel at The Fillmore
St. Motel, an L.A-based Indie band, will take the stage Friday, February 7, 2020 at The Fillmore. KOLARS will open the show, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of The Charlotte Symphony performing live as Harry soars across the big screen.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary
2.14. 20 & 2.17.20
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Quietly stroll through the gardens or find a spot to sit, and observe and count birds. This research will be collected and used by scientists to help in their study. Volunteers from Wing Haven and the Mecklenburg Audubon Society will be available to provide information, and guided walks. This event is for everyone, children and adults, and bird novices to experts. Hot chocolate will be served. Please register for this free event in advance.

NC Yoga Bar at The Mint
Participate in a one-hour pop-up yoga class with NC Yoga Bar and then explore the Mint’s galleries every week during these Free Wednesday Evenings. Mint members enjoy yoga for free.

Mint Museum’s Art History Talk
Adam Justice, Director of Galleries and UNC Charlotte Professor, is back by popular demand. The program, All Art Has Been Contemporary, continues his insightful take on Art History. Join in before the program for company and refreshments.

The HEARTest Yard Night Out
The HEARTest Yard, founded by Carolinas Panthers All-Pro tight end
Greg Olsen and his wife Kara, will hold a night out at Hilliard Studio Method sponsored in
part by Green Brothers Juice. The event takes place Friday, February 21, from 6:30- 8:30pm. Space is limited, and your donation of $50 provides you with access to this special Hilliard Studio Method class, a mix and mingle with Greg and Kara Olsen, complimentary beverages from Green Brothers Juice and Lenny Boy Brewing Co., and HEARTest Yard/Hilliard Studio Method swag.

2020 Wish Ball
For the past 16 years, supporters have come from far and wide to The Wish Ball, Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina’s signature blue-tie gala, in celebration and honor of the life-changing impact that a wish makes. The event includes a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, raffle opportunities, a seated dinner prepared by the Westin’s master chef, dancing to the sounds of the JAVA band, and unique surprises for and from the local wish families.

Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Spectrum Center on February 22 at 7 pm.

CLT Donut Festival
This festival will showcase the most delicious donuts from Charlotte’s favorite bakeries. Beverages will be featured from local coffee, juice, and smoothie vendors, with a cash bar for alcoholic beverages. Enjoy music, games, vendors, and several other local artisans and artists. Several different pass options are available. /

2.25.20 – 2.29.20
CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament
The CIAA tournament is the quintessential cultural experience offering official events appealing to a diverse demographic of alumni and fans, to include educational programming, community engagement, Fan Fest, Super Saturday, step-shows, concerts, and 22 basketball games. It’s also one of few basketball tournaments in the nation that features men and women competitions in the same facility, during the same week. Games on Feb. 25-26 will be played at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Games played from Feb. 27-29 will be played at Spectrum Center.

2.28.20 – 2.29.20
Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn at Dale F. Halton Theater
Find out if true love is found in this hilarious entertaining holiday musical, featuring uproarious comedy, dazzling dance, and many Irving Berlin classics.

2.28.20 – 3.8.20
The Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show
Come to The Park Conference and Expo Center’s Spring Home & Garden Show for home improvement ideas, project inspiration, and expert advice. This show provides a great opportunity to meet with industry professionals, gain insight about your home, attend presentations from celebrity guests, and purchase extra products and services to help create a space from your dreams. Different ticket options are available online.

African-American Heritage Festival at the Charlotte Museum of History
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, this free event will help guests learn about Charlotte’s unique cultural landscape. Explore the African roots of southern foods, tour the Hezekiah Alexander Rock House, listen to African and African American music, explore arts and dance, and listen to storytelling about everyday people who have accomplished extraordinary things. This event is supported by the Arts & Science Council, Wells Fargo, Walmart and Watch Charlotte.

Diana Ross
Blumenthal Performing Arts will host legendary singer Diana Ross at Belk Theater on Feb. 29, 2020. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time.

The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival
Visit the BOplex’s historic venues to catch a Broadway show at the Ovens Auditorium or cheer on the Charlotte Checkers in the Bojangles’ Coliseum.