Charlotte, NC – February 16 – 28, 2015 Events – Health, Charity, Mardi Gras and CIAA

By David Boling

It’s Mardi Gras time, but that’s not all. Charlotte has the last half of your February schedule full of everything from healthy cooking to charity with the CIAA Basketball tournament ending the month. So if you are interested in nutrition, dance, fashion, comedy, and more there is something special for you.

Last chance to see: The British Invasion at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art ends on Wednesday, February 18th.

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Charlotte, NC February 2015 Events

Tuesday, February 17th : Healthy Cooking Demo & Nutrition Talk

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Charlotte is an active city and our health is extremely important to us. Join Chef Alyssa in South End as she walks you through healthy meal options. These meals are full of flavor and never boring!

More Information here!

Friday, February 20th : Mint to Move: Cultural Dance Night

Mint Museum Uptown

Celebrate multi-cultures and diversity at the Mint! Salsa, merengue,  and cha cha the night away among the Mint’s beautiful art.

More Information here!

Friday, February 20th : Wear it, Rock it, Give it!

SUITE at EpiCentre

In it’s 2nd year, Wear it, Rock it, Give it benefits the GTF, Girl Talk Foundation, INC. and their Prom Project. Bring your formal wear Uptown and donate it to receive a raffle ticket (1 for each item) for your chance to win gift cards from their sponsors.

More Information here!

Saturday, February 21st : Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

CenterStage@NoDa

“Unmask Lupus” in NoDa with this Gala in it’s 9th year. All proceeds benefit the LFA, North Carolina Chapter. Enjoy music by Hot Sauce and dine on authentic creole cuisine. Maybe you will be crowned the Gala King or Queen.

More Information here!

Saturday, February 21st : Laugh for the Cure

Knight Theater

Here is another chance to give back to the community while having a great time out in Uptown. Laugh for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen and their mission to wipe out Breast Cancer. Show up, laugh out loud, and feel great!

More Information here!

Saturday, February 21st : NoDa Eclectic Marketplace

Neighborhood Theatre

Spend your afternoon in NoDa sourcing your handmade, local, and unique goods. “NoDa Eclectic Marketplace, where art and community meet!”

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Thursday, February 26th – Saturday, February 28th : CIAA Toyota FanFest

Charlotte Convention Theater

The CIAA Basketball tournament is once again gracing Charlotte, and there are plenty of events to keep you busy the whole time; including free celebrity autographs and giveaways!

More Information here!

These are just a few of my personal picks of things to do in Charlotte. For more information on Charlotte events I suggest you check out these great resources.


Charlotte’s Got A Lot • Blumenthal Arts • Charlotte Center City

US National Whitewater Center • Tosco Music PartyCarolina Panthers

Charlotte CheckersCharlotte HornetsCharlotte Knights

Charlotte EaglesCharlotte Hounds


David is a guest blogger for LiveUptownNow.com and will be providing content occasionally that we hope you’ll find useful and valuable. He grew up in Charlotte, so has intimate knowledge of Charlotte’s neighborhoods, restaurants, hot spots, and also hidden gems. When not guest blogging for us, he runs a successful branding and media consulting company.  

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