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February Happenings

Super Bowl is Sunday February 1!

Valentine’s Day is Saturday February 14, love birds! Make your romantic dinner reservations here.

Sports:  CIAA, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers Pink in the Rink,

Concerts: Shovels&Rope, Chris Brown, Harry Connick Jr., Faith Evans, Vince Gill, Echosmith, The Time Jumpers,

Performing Arts: Love Bites, The Phantom of the Opera, Bill Cosby, Turnadot, In the Mood, Audra McDonald, Jeff Dye, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Manhattan Transfer, Stick Fly, Harvey, Lord why do I keep choosing the wrong man, Charlotte Ballet’s Innovative Works, American Woman: The Musical, Katt Williams,

Booze&Chews: Dining in the Dark Valentine’s Day EditionBartender’s Ball, Brew with a View, Taste of the Mint, Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour, Speed Dating Cooking Class, Murder Mystery Dinner,

Races: Super Bowl Run, 49er Gold Rush 5k, Cupid’s Cup 5k, Frigid 5k, Krispy Kreme Race, Cupid’s Undie Run,

For the kids: Chuggington Live!, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Jackie and Me, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, February Sky View, Horton Hears and Who, Build it Make it Take: Sewing with Circuits, Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art,  Charlotte Symphony Lollipop Concert,

Other events: Condom Couture Fashion Show, A Night at the Oscars, Laugh for the Cure, Southern Spring Home and Garden Show, Love Sux at Howl at the Moon, Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night, 2nd Annual Football Finale, Mid-Atlantic Boat Show, LGBT Wedding Expo, Lupus Mardi Gras Gala,

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January Happenings


Happy New Year 2015

MLK Day Events: ParadePrayer Breakfast, Volunteer with Hands on Charlotte

Races: New year, new opportunity to shed those holiday pounds! Rumble in the Concrete Jungle, Charlotte Running Company Trail Race, The Village 5k/10k 

Performing Arts: Newsies, Hannibal Buress, Blood Ties, The Ultimate Doo Wop Show, 50 Shades: the musical parody, Turnadot, The Illusionists: witness the impossible, Harvey

Music: Rodney Carrington, Australian Bee Gees Show, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, UNC Clef Hangers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Black Label Society, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, Thomas Rhett

Chews&Booze: Brew with a View, Sunset Social, Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week, Queen City Brewers Festival

For the kids: You are what you eat, Petapalozza, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, The Circus

Sports: Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Checkers

Other EventsWinter Jam, Monster Jam, Chippendales Get Lucky Tour, Holiday Party for the Animals, Home and Landscape Show, Bridal Showcase, Build Remodel and Landscape Expo, Ichibancon

 ~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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December Happenings

Holiday Events:

Photos with Santa 

The Nutcracker

Tree-Lightings and Parades

A Christmas Carol

A Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine

Breakfast with Santa at Carolina Place Mall

Meet Santa at Energy Explorium

Cookies with Mrs.Claus at South Park Mall

Festival of Trees

Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

FROZEN Breakfast Affair

Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park

Christmas Lights McAdenville

Singing Bears in Founders Hall

Moravian Love Fest Queens Chapel

WBT Holiday on Ice

Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Christmas at the Billy Graham Library

Clara’s Trip: A Nutcracker Story

Singing Christmas Tree

Plantation Christmas


Christmas in Davidson

The Real Christmas Story

Holiday Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton

Winterland Express and Celebration of Lights

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Passport to Christmas


The Jazzy Holiday Gala

A Soulful Noel

Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Charlotte Ballet: Nutcracker

Charlotte Symphony Pops: The Magic of Christmas

Charlotte Symphony: Messiah

A Soulful Noel

Polar Express Train Ride

Hanukkah Celebration

Santa’s Bag at Children’s Theatre Charlotte

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge

Winterland Express and Celebration of Lights  

Brian Seltzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza

Kwanzaa Workshops 

Second Chance Christmas

NoDa Kampus Krawl

7th Annual Community Nativity Festival

10 Holiday Break Camps for Kids

Davidson College Holiday Gala

Davidson College Christmas Vespers

Jingle Bell Bash

Handbell Choir Performance

It’s a Wonderful Life

Getting Ready for Kwanzaa at the Gantt Center

Charlotte Pride Band’s Winter Concert

The Birth

Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel 

More events can be found here!

Sports:Belk Bowl, WWE Live, Charlotte Panthers, Charlotte Hornets

Music: A Night with Janis Joplin, The Black Keys, St. Vincent, Widespread Panic, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Brantley Gilbert, Black Veil Brides, Circa Survive, Tab Benoit

Performing Arts: Sister Act, Un Sueno Llamado Danza, Sophisticated Animal, Get to Know the Show: Newsies

For laughs: Greg Morton, Dale Jones, Heath Hyche 

Chews&Booze: Julbord at IKEA, Dinner Theatre, Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour, Wine on Wednesdays, 7th Annual Palate to Palette, Tuesday Night Wine Flight, Cooked Corked and Poured, OMB Wienhnachtsmarkt, Bubbles and Bourdeaux

Races: Girls on the Run 5k, Gingersnap 5k, ACC Fan 5k, Run Run Rudolph 5k and 10k, Reindeer Romp 5k

New Year’s Eve Parties: First Night Charlotte, Sparkle in the New Year’s Eve

Other happenings: Dixieland CFA Cat Show, Into the Woods, Vintage and Antiques Show, December All Arts Market


~Happy Holidays from the Charlotte School of Law Library!~

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November Happenings




This month, give thanks for living in such a vibrant and dynamic city. There’s a bounty of fun for everyone to enjoy!

Seasonal Events: Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Volunteer to serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Charlotte Rescue Mission here.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Southern Christmas ShowCeltic Thunder: Christmas Voices Symphony Tour, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Music: Ray LaMontagne, Buddy GuyThe Drive by Truckers, Straight No Chaser, KEM, Justin Townes Earle, An Evening with Dirty Loops, Home Free, The Dan Band, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, Say Anything & Saves the Day with Reggie and the Full Effect, Grateful Dead Tribute Thanksgiving Bash, Corey Smith

Performing Arts: Cinderella, So you think you can Dance, She Stoops to Conquer, From the Depths, Vanya and Sonia Masha and Spike, To Kill a Mockingbird, Evil Dead: The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Marvel Universe Live

Chews&Booze: Sycamore Brewing Grand Opening, Charlotte’s High Gravity Beer Festival, The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show, Biking&Beer, Chili Cook Off at Dolce Vita, Dilworth South End Chili Cook off3rd Annual Sausage Fest, Zipline and Dine at USNWCBeaujoulais Festival and Wine Tasting, Taste of the Mint, Green Drinks Charlotte, YAM 25th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend: Fall Ball and Oyster Roast, Triple C Brewery Harvest Fest

Sports: Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Panthers, Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte 49ers

For the kids: Field Day 2014, Step Afrika!, Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, Sunday Fun Day: Cranes, Trains and Boats, Suessical Jr., The Emperor’s New Clothes

For the “furry” kids: Pawsitively Matthews

Races: Thunder Road, The Color Run, Quest:Urban Adventure Race, Fight the Flame 5k, Charlotte Checkers 5k and Fun Run, Great Amazing Race

For laughs: Dave Chappelle, Pablo Francisco, Christopher Titus

Other fun events:  Carolina Renaissance Festival, Brief: a Fashion Show, Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour, Disco for Diabetes, Movember, Charlotte International Auto Show, Day of the Dead Festival of Souls, Explore History! Eye witnesses to WWII, Queens University Friends of the Library presents Holiday Books&Coffee, Charlotte Tweed Ride, UCarnival Indian Ethnic Wear Fest, Small Business Saturday, 100 Words Film Festival, Buff Faye’s “Day of the Dead” Sunday Halloween Drag Brunch

         ~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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October Happenings

Never fear, we’ve got plenty of tricks and treats for this bewitching month!

HALLOWEEN: Misfit’s Witches Ball, Corn Mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides, Scarowinds, Bootanical, Pumpkin Patch Party at Romare Bearden Park , GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest, Trunk or Treat, Queen City Ghost ToursRich and Bennett’s Halloween Pub Crawl, Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds, Spirits of Rosedale

KISS 95.1’s Grave Digger’s Ball

Performing Arts: A Mother’s Love, Charlotte Ballet: Dangerous Liaisons, Rouge, Things that go bump in the night, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Vagina Monologues, For the Love of Harlem, Just do it – Man’s Best Friend, Nabucco, Africa Umoja

Music: For the love of Harlem, Old 97’s, Taking Back Sunday, Chris Tile & Edgar Meyer, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Nick Carter & Jordan Knight, Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival, Midatlantic Music Fall Festival, Ne-Yo, Wynton Marsalis, Calvin Harris, Silent Disco, Macy Gray, Steep Canyon Rangers, Darius Rucker with David Nail & A Thousand Horses, Marketa Irglova, Los Lobos

Chews&Booze: Bachtoberfest, Amazing Race Bar Crawl, Oktoberfest at Waldhorn Restaurant, Bibliofeast, Dining for Friends Finale, Great Grapes! Food and Wine Festival,  National Taco Day, Taste of the World, Chili Cook Off, BBQ and Blues Festival, Mecktoberfest,  Clips Beer and Film Tour, Pink on the Lawn event at the Charlotte Observer with food trucks, All you can eat oysters at Georges Brasserie

Sports: Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers

Races: Race for the Cure, Runway 5k, Walk with Me, Walk like MADD, Charger Challenge 5k and Fun Run, Rocktoberfest, Hopebuilders 5k, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Just for laughs: Last Comic Standing, Tommy Davidson, Carlos Mencia

For the kids: The Lion and the Little Red Bird, 101 Dalmatians, Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes, JAARS Day, Penguins 3D, Omimeo, Day out with Thomas, Myers Park Library Presents: Children’s Pumpkin Party, Book Fair, Bootanical

For the “furry” kids: Barktoberfest, Humane Society’s Ties and Tails Gala

Other fun events: NC Legal Geeks, Charlotte Magazine Bridal Show,  Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals, Hairwalk: The Movement, Bank of America 500, 2014 Gantt Symposium featuring Common, An Evening with Bob Woodruff, Latin American Festival, Renaissance Festival, Hola Charlotte Festival, Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival, Carolina Balloon Fest, Autumn Jubilee, Charlotte Fall Home Show, 18th Annual Carnival at St. Ann’s Parish, Soul Food: National Author and Diverse Panels, Elizabeth Home and Garden Tour, Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, Chocolate for a Cure, Wine Women and Shoes, Lights!Camera!Fashion!, Creative Loafing’s Best of Charlotte Cocktail Party, Geek Gala, Relive the Legacy of the Appalachian Trail, Teresa Caputo, Festival of Praise Tour, Healthy Home Market Grand Opening

If your sense of adventure leads you outside the city limits, check out these attractions:

NC State Fair in Raleigh, NC. Why not ride the rails?

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train in Blowing Rock, NC

Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to soak up some beautiful foliage sights.

Blue Ridge Pride Festival in Asheville, NC

BBQ Festival in Lexington, NC

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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