Charlotte Warehouse Sale – Summer Sale Event
Shoppes at Davis Lake
8505 Davis Lake Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
May 18-22, See website for schedule, Free
Summary: Charlotte Warehouse Sale is the home of one of the area’s largest liquidation event sales for designer apparel and accessories. We purchase overstock inventory from some of the nation’s leading upscale department stores and specialty retailers, and then hold events where we sell this inventory to you, our customers, at substantial savings!
Charlotte Independence vs. FC Cincinnati
Ramblewood Sports Complex
May 21, 7:00pm, All ages, See website for prices
Summary: Come watch the exciting action and cheer Charlotte Independence to victory!
Charlotte Food Fight 2016
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
May 21, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, See website for schedule, Free
Summary: An annual event that serves up Charlotte’s best mobile food in a BATTLE for BEST FOOD TRUCK. These trucks and YOU foodies will help raise dollars that benefit Charlotte’s Relay for Life. Let’s EAT to defeat CANCER!
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC
May 20, 11:00am, All ages, Free
Summary: If you are looking for a friendly place to shop for fresh produce, fresh pork products, grass fed beef, goat milk cheese, scrumptious baked goods, delectable jams and jellies, unique handmade crafts, goat milk soap, beautiful fresh cut flowers and plants of every kind, you can find it all at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
Festa Italiana Charlotte
Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Av, Charlotte, NC
May 22, 1:00pm – 7:00pm, All ages, $25 and up, children 12 and under are free
Summary: More than 10 of the Best Chefs of Italian Cuisine in the region serving their best Italian Appetizers
Novant Health’s Sweet Retreat
Free 10 day On-line program
May 16-25, Adults
Summary: Sweet Retreat will show you how to change your life in just 10 days, simply by giving up foods with added sugars. Diets high in sugars can contribute to health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and more. Eliminating these sugars for 10 days can curb cravings for sweets — almost like magic.
Food Truck Fridays at Plaza Midwood
Central Avenue (Behind the Light Factory)
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
Every Friday, 5:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: We are thrilled to announce that Food Truck Friday’s new location will be behind The Light Factory, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, in Plaza-Midwood. This is right across the street from the Harris Teeter, a perfect location for the many residents of the area who love to stroll through the neighborhood. Family friendly, this location is sure to become a favorite Friday night destination for Charlotteans. We’re looking at an April 1 start date, but keep your eyes on our Facebook page (Food Truck Friday Charlotte) and Twitter (@FTFCharlotte) for updates. We look forward to seeing you there!
Matthews Food Truck Fridays
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
May 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Matthews Food Truck Fridays” in Matthews, NC. We’re back every Friday night starting in March 2016. No pets or alcohol.
Charlotte Symphony Nightsounds: Romeo and Juliet
430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
May 20-21, See website for schedule, $29
Summary: The Symphony teams up with Opera Carolina and Charlotte Ballet to tell Shakespeare’s timeless tale, Romeo & Juliet.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
May 20-22, See website for schedule and prices
Summary: OnStage is a bridge program into the world of professional theatre for our current SOTT Level 1-5 students. It occurs in the spring and is an intensive 5-week program that requires commitment from both students and parents. Performance weekend is nothing short of magical!
The Addams Family
501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC
May 13 – 29, See website for schedule, All ages, $12 – $27
Summary: The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this award-winning musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
River Jam Concert Series
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
May 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, $5 parking
Summary: Join us on Thursday and Saturday nights from May through September for River Jam, the USNWC’s weekly concert series. A talented line-up of national musical acts provide the perfect back drop for a fun summer evening outdoors. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam.
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.
Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.