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5 Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC — President’s Day is Monday, which means this weekend will be one of big sales from shopping malls to car dealerships. If spending your weekend shopping isn’t really you’re bag, Patch has you covered.

It could be a soggy long weekend in the Queen City region, according to the National Weather Service. Rain moves into the regional forecast Friday afternoon, with a chance of rain every day in the forecast though President’s Day.

SEE ALSO: Charlotte Forecast: When It Will Rain President’s Day Weekend

Here are five events to check out in the area:

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., McMullen Greenway Park Charlotte


"Starting in Ballantyne, this course follows South Charlotte’s McMullen Greenway to 4 Mile Creek along beautiful paved trails," say event organizers. "The race will start near the intersection of Johnston Rd & Community House and end by Earth Fare on Johnston road. This distance is rare, challenging, and lots of fun!"

Saturday, Feb. 17, Noon – 4 p.m., Whisky River at the Epicentre, 210 E. Trade Street, Charlotte

"Cupid’s Undie Run is a ‘brief’ fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party," say event organizers. "That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, at your own pace), party – all to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone, maybe costumes are more your style? So whether you start a team with your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research!"

Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m., New Century Grocery & Food, 4500 N Tryon St, Charlotte

Say event organizers, "The Seven Star Gym Lion Dance Troupe will be performing along with David Chin’s Kung Fu Team at four locations in Charlotte, NC. We will start at approx 11 am at New Century Grocery on Tryon St. It will be another awesome way to celebrate the beginning of the year of the dog."

Sunday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St. Charlotte

WDAV & Free Range Brewing’s Small Batch Concert Series continues with a performance from the energetic Tesla Quartet, the award-winning chamber ensemble serving as quartet-in-residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony. The concert is free, but a $10 ticket supports the station and also gets you a Small Batch pint glass filled with a Free Range beer.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Barista Craft Highland Creek, 5818 Highland Shoppes Dr., Ste C9, Charlotte

Say event organizers: "Join us the third Sunday of every month for a free Jazz night at Barista Craft from 7-9pm. For the month of February a quartet will be playing consisting of students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Jazz Studies program."

Want to post your next neighborhood event on the Patch? We do too! No matter how big or small it may be, if it’s local, it has a place on the Patch calendar.

Posting an event is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Here’s how to do it:

Create a Patch account and sign up to post your own local content on Patch, totally free. It’s probably the easiest thing you’ll do all day.Make a Calendar Event and fill it with all the awesome info that people need to add it to their list of things to do in their neighborhood. Choose a fun image to upload and most importantly – have fun with it! It’s your event, and the possibilities are endless.Post it on Patch! That’s it. Get ready for RSVPs.

You can share your event for free to three Patches, or if you really want to get the community’s attention, you can pay $20 to feature your event. When an event is featured, it receives priority placement on the local calendar as well as on the homepage, article pages and in the daily newsletter (if available) the week before the event.

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