I’d like to begin this post by welcoming our spring starts!
If you are new to Charlotte, this post is great place to start.
The second month of the year provides a wealth of options for things to do and see around town.
Rock out to a wide variety of musical acts: They Might be Giants , Matt Nathanson, Augustana, TOOL, Arlo Guthrie, Celtic Woman, Crazy Love, Marc Broussard, Rodney Carrington , Easton Corbin, Corey Smith
Take in a play with The Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots , In the Mood, Cuttin’ Up
Tickle your funny bone at Spamalot and Jim Gaffigan
Chocolate and Champagne Lovers Workshop at the Ritz-Carlton will surely make Valentine’s Day (February 14th) one to remember. As will Wine, Chocolate and Murder.
If you didn’t get enough heart-shaped boxes of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, you can satisfy your sweet tooth at the inaugural Sweet Tooth Festival .
For the kids: Rapunzel, Mummies of the World , Ringling Brothers Circus
Celebrate Black History Month with Black History Trivia Bowl
The next best thing to being in New Orleans for Mardi Gras is Mardi Gras at the Epicentre. Or the Masquerade Ball in NoDa.
To celebrate Black History Month, here are some activities in and around Charlotte:
*Celebrate Black History Month by participating in the 12th Annual Charlotte Black/African-American Heritage Tour and Pilgrimage 2010.
This is a professionally-guided motorized-tour that includes over 50 sites and covers over 30 miles of historic terrain in Charlotte and Huntersville! This tour is only offered once a year during the month of February- Black History Month!
February 27, 2010
Saturday 10:00 am- 4:30 pm
*Visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, site of Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in 50 years ago.
*Blood Done Sign My Name
Wednesday, February 17
Don’t miss this special one night only theatrical performance of Tim Tyson’s award-winning Civil Rights era memoir
Held at the McColl Family Theater at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte
Duke University playwright Mike Wiley performs his acclaimed adaptation of the story of a 1970s murder in Oxford, NC, seen through the eyes of young Tim Tyson at the Museum Of The New South. Wiley and Tyson himself, now professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, will be on hand for a “talkback” with the audience after the performance. Recommended for ages 15 and older.
*Visit www.plcmc.org for more information on these programs sponsored by the public library:
Lessons from the lunch counter
Before Rosa: The Unsung Contribution by Sarah Mae Flemming