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Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl — there’s plenty going on in Charlotte this weekend, so let’s get to our weekly picks, including the Kid’s Corner, where parents can find some family fun.
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Crescent TreeAdoption by TreesCharlotte: (Fri) Head out to a participating location in your zipcode and adopt your own tree to grow and nurture.
Cupid’s Undie Run: (Fri) Dance, drink and jog in this charity event to raise awareness for NF.
Singles Book Club Mixer (Fri): Meet someone new, find a new favorite book, or maybe both.
The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert Screening (Fri): Check out this remastered feature of the iconic concert.
NoDa Hood Valentine’s Day Market (Sat): Head out to NoDa and enjoy food trucks, DJs, over 50 local artisans, and more in this outdoor event just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Harriet Tubman Solo Performance (Sat): Join the Gantt Center and learn about the life of Harriet Tubman in an interactive workshop.
The Hamiltones (Sat): Get a dose of soul at For Lovers Only, where you can catch some of Charlotte’s most talented voices.
Classic Black Cinema Series (Sun): Come out to the Gantt Center and watch the late Sidney Poitier’s directorial debut Buck and the Preacher.
KIDS ‘ CORNER:
Dragons Love Tacos (Fri): Dragons and tacos mean fun for the whole family. See the best-selling children’s book come to life.
Note: Be sure to visit our events page, where you can find other QCity happenings or post your own event. Sometimes the events we post get rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go.
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, leaving many couples to figure out their plans.
From arts and crafts to musical performances, here are some events to consider.
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QCity Metro partners with Charlotte’s biggest arts & entertainment organizations. Find out how we can help build excitement around your next event. Email Bethany Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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