What’s happening, Charlotte? Here are 16 ways to spend your weekend

Today’s cup poured by:

Are you skilled in art? If so, you might have a shot at having your art featured in the Queen City.

CATS is having a transit pass design contest.

The contest winners will have their design featured on the 2023 local, express and express plus passes. The theme for the designs is What Moves you?

See more about the competition and how you can enter. The deadline is Friday, May 13.

In the much nearer future, plenty is going on this weekend.

You can catch a comedy show, see a classic fairy tale on stage, attend business events and more.

Lastly, QCity member Ryan Williams is celebrating his birthday today. Thank you for supporting our work. Click below to sign up for our membership.

Our weekend picks



Networking and Professional:


Theater and Dance

  • Hamilton (Fri-Sat): Experience the hit Broadway musical come to Charlotte on the Belk Theater stage. 
  • Footloose (Fri-Sun): See the classic musical in a one-hour stage show designed for young performers and presented at Charlotte Lab School. 
  • Charlotte Ballet: Sleeping Beauty (Fri-Sun): Watch as the classic fairytale is retold through dance at the Knight Theater. 
  • International Circus & Dance Celebration (Sat): Learn about various cultural expressions of dance from the Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center and see performances as well. 

Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post get rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go. 

Sponsor Post

Broadway is coming to Charlotte

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to welcome “Waitress” to the intimate 422-seat Booth Playhouse for five weeks, April 19 – May 22.

This limited, two-city tour is a treat for Charlotte audiences – a Broadway musical featuring cast members from the original Broadway engagement, up close and personal. After all, everyone deserves a slice of happiness.

More headlines

Construction is expected to start next month on a 260,000-square-foot adaptive reuse project near the heart of NoDa. (The Charlotte Observer) 🔒

A new condo development is being built inside of a historic Charlotte church in Wesley Heights. (Charlotte Stories)

A shortage of local foster families has resulted in children being sent to other countries for temporary homes. (WCNC)

A message from Real African Art Gallery

Enjoy an evening of African art and two glasses of wine at the Real African Art Gallery Sip & See. Get your tickets now. 

Promote Your Event

QCity Metro partners with some of Charlotte’s leading arts & entertainment organizations. Let us help you promote your next event. Email Bethany Lane at bethanylane@qcitymetro.com.

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