Things To Do In Charlotte

The LOX Money-Power-Respect Reunion – Up to 33% Off Rap Concert

Amos' Southend

$40.17 $27

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The Yonkers rap trio of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss reunite for a set of hip-hop hits and brand new tracks

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd – Up to 42% Off

PNC Music Pavilion

$33 $19

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

50% Off Southeast's Largest Bachelorette Party

EpiCentre

$20 $10

Ladies enjoy a night out on the town hopping from bar to bar, dancing to live DJs, and trying their hands at mechanical-bull riding

Up to 50% Off Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willie's

$20 $10

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 44% Off Girls' Soccer Summer Camp

Charlotte

$110 $69

First-time or developing players aged 4–12 refine technique during girls-only summer camps led by enthusiastic staff

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – 50% Off

Charlotte

$16 $8

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Swiss architect Mario Botta designed the museum to showcase art in every space, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Max Ernst

76% Off One-Month Full-Access Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Well-stocked gym with name-brand gear, childcare house, personal-training sessions, and group classes such as BodyPump, Zumba, and spin

Up to 65% Off a Cultural Kids' Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$458 $159

Weeklong and three-day summer camps explore a different region every session, including Japan, China, Costa Rica and South Africa

Up to 51% Off Junior Tennis Camp

Multiple Locations

$175 $85

Kids spend their summer mornings learning the ins and outs of tennis during weekday camps

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 77% Off Capoeira or Brazilian-Dance Classes

Plaza Midwood

$150 $35

The Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira combines acrobatics, music, and dance; Brazilian Rhythms teaches traditional dancing

Up to missing id b007f64e-6c9e-11e2-9cec-00259060b644 Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 66% Off at CORE Wrestling

Charlotte

$100 $39

Wrestling memberships and camps help train wrestlers in the core values of respect and integrity and skills like positioning

Up to 61% Off at Carolina Adventure Guides

Charlotte,NC

$45 $19

Instructors guide participants of all levels in outdoor climbing or rappelling sessions; all equipment provided; bring snacks and water

Up to 76% Off Group Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

Classes include MMC cross-training, MetCon, Olympic lifting, XFITBURN tabata and core training, and KB300 kettlebell cardio and core

57% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Charlotte

$30 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 84% Off Classes at CrossFit 704

Charlotte

$150 $29

CrossFit Classes use functional movements to help clients build muscle and get in shape

Up to 53% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Montclaire South

$75 $35

Cardio, strength training, and nutrition are topics of interest during boot camps or personal-training sessions

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Henderson Circle

$130 $35

Instructors lead students in ground-fighting and sparring drills that rely on leverage to subdue opponents

Up to 80% Off Fitness Studio

Charlotte

$100 $24.99

Choreographers marry street-style dance with cardio workouts as students tone bodies and melt fat

Up to 62% Off at Yoga Shala Charlotte

Dilworth

$130 $49

Instructors lead Vinyasa-style yoga classes; moves can be modified to accommodate students of all ability levels

Up to 92% Off at Healing Strength Personal Training

Charlotte

$435 $39

Experienced personal trainers lead 4-week women's fitness bootcamps or offer a trio of personal training sessions

45% Off

Montclaire South

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$249 $99

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Experienced dance instructors lead private ballroom-, Latin-, and swing-dance classes as well as social group lessons

53% Off Personal Training at A Better You Fitness

Ballantyne West

$255 $120

A one-hour assessment uses various tests and measurements to inform three personalized workout sessions

55% Off Services

Charlotte

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 83% Off at Ballantyne Ballroom

Ballantyne East

$140 $29

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons and group lessons

Up to 60%% Off at Apex Martial Arts

Charlotte

$124 $49

Beginners can boost their core competency with a specialized intro program; full access allows students to take part in weekly classes

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

First Ward

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Charlotte's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

58% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Workouts

Charlotte

$45.50 $19

Clients blast calories and sculpt their cores with one-hour boxing and kickboxing workouts, which include work both on and off the bag

Up to 86% Off Boot Camp or Semiprivate Training

Ballantyne West

$200 $29

Tone muscles during a 45-minute circuit of sprints, plyometrics, and strength-training drills, or opt for 30-minute training sessions

Up to 67% Off Semi-Private Circuit-Training

Charlotte

$90 $39

Instructors guide small groups through high-intensity circuit-training workouts; cardio exercise and strength training

Up to 71% Off Functional Fitness Classes

Plaza Midwood

$120 $39

Classes combine functional movements, high-intensity exercise and strength training to build powerful, lean bodies

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Charlotte SMS Atrium

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Up to 54% Off Ghost Tour

Fourth Ward

$25 $13

Families explore Charlotte while guided by a member of the local historical society who has also studied paranormal phenomena

Up to 67% Off Vegetarian or Vegan Cooking Class

Dilworth

$79 $39

Gourmet chef Beverly McLaughlin, whose food is sold at Whole Foods, teaches participants how to create a vegetarian or vegan meal

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Ultimate Gym

NoDa

$130 $49

Students study under black belts and certified fitness instructors during boxing, kettlebell, aerial silks, and martial arts classes

83% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Trophy Wife Fitness

$60 $10

Groups build lean muscle and burn calories during classes such as ChickBoxing and Hot Seat chair-dancing

Up to 57% Off Yoga Classes 

Plaza Midwood

$110 $46.99

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Instructors take students through a series of poses and breathing exercises that strengthen cores and improve flexibility and balance

Up to 66% Off Yoga or Zumba

Ballantyne

$200 $69

Highly trained instructors lead stress-reducing yoga classes and high-energy Zumba dance routines

Up to 86% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Charlotte

$180 $29

Groups tone muscles and burn calories while learning dance moves

Up to 73% Off Fitness and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Adults’ and kids’ classes teach subjects such as MMA, ground grappling, kick boxing and strength and conditioning

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Karate Party

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Classes teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults in karate, tae kwon do, and Krav Maga styles

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp at Heroic Fitness

Noda

$125 $19

Trainers scale workout to suit fitness levels during boot camps that include resistance training, cardio, weightlifting, and more

Half Off at Barefoot Archery

Charlotte

$50 $25

Archers hone their aim on multicolored targets in a clean, well-maintained indoor archery range

Up to 82% Off Fitness Classes from BSB Fitness

Wilmore

$150 $34.99

Zumba, Hip-Hop Hustle and Turbo Kick/PiYo Strength classes help clients slim down for summer season

Up to 63% Off at Charlotte Shukokai Karate

Dilworth

$75 $29

Karate lessons for children and adults implement traditional style with quick movements and hip twists

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 57% Off Kids' Hip-Hop Dance Classes

Charlotte

$30 $15

Led by professional choreographer Keisha Robinson, classes show kids aged 1–18 how to master innovative hip-hop dance routines

Circus Blast – Up to 61% Off

THE PARK EXPO

$99.95 $39

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Animal acts, thrilling stunts, and clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

51% Off Wine-Tasting Dinner at Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre

$200 $99

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As diners nibble through dinner, each of the four courses is paired with wine samples

63% Off Zombie Bar Crawl

Charlotte

$20 $10

Commemorating the half-way point to Halloween, folks dress as survivors or zombies and mingle at bars such as Roxbury and Whisky River

Up to 50% Off Kids' Activities at BounceU 

North Charlotte

$8.99 $4.50

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Kids bounce in inflatable houses, slip down slides, and traverse obstacle courses

Charlotte Checkers – Up to 56% Off Hockey Game

Time Warner Cable Arena

$21.40 $10

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Leading goal scorer Zach Boychuk, goalie John Muse, and the rest of the Charlotte Checkers look to turn season around with pair of home wins

Up to 59% Off Kickboxing Classes

Matthews

$69 $29

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

Up to 53% Off Lessons at Scott Fossum Golf Schools

Emerald Lake Golf Club

$100 $49

PGA Master Professional in Instruction Scott Fossum helps clients learn fundamental golf skills during 60-minute or 9-hole golf lessons

Up to 56% Off Private Soccer Training

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Coaches who are longtime soccer players focus on four aspects of athleticism to boost pupils' success on the pitch

Up to 78% Off Dance Classes

Matthews

$91.25 $25

Instructors teach students to master styles including the waltz, fox trot, and mambo in private and group lessons

Up to 88% Off a Private Lesson and Group Martial Arts Classes

Matthews

$290 $50

In private and group settings, instructors teach physical conditioning, strength, and flexibility, and Krav Maga or other defense techniques

Up to 59%% Off Paintball at Mighty Sports Center

Stallings

$85 $41

All-day paintball on outdoor fields includes paintballs to share and rental of markers, masks, and air tanks

Up to 76% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Matthews

$100 $29

Circuit-training style classes isolate every major muscle group, including the core, and include Tabata, strength training, and cardio

44% Off

Matthews

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp and Yoga in Matthews

Matthews

$125 $25

Shape magazine–lauded personal trainer and Air Force staff sergeant whip bodies into shape using athletic and military training

61% Off Unlimited Training at CrossFit Strength

Matthews

$125 $49

Award-winning CrossFit coaches guide students through intense 60-minute sessions of dead lifting, squats, pull-ups, and shoulder presses

64% Off at Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy

Matthews

$80 $29

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Punch, kick, and jab your way through 45-minute kickboxing classes

Up to 62% Off a Standup-Paddleboarding Adventure

Multiple Locations

$99 $45

Guides impart paddling and water-safety tips before students glide solo along North Carolina's scenic shorelines

Up to 61% Off Mini Golf

Belmont

$30 $13

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Access to billiards and a 3-D black-light mini-golf course

Off Golf Package

Red Bridge Golf Club

$1,435 $189

VIP members enjoy ten group golf lessons that help improve their game, as well as ten 18-hole rounds of golf at a challenging course

55% Off Horseback Riding

Stanfield

$65 $29

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass

Mint Hill

$50 $20

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

Up to 77% Off Month of Boot Camp at Body by Buck

Stallings

$150 $39

Indoor boot-camp classes blend interval and CrossFit-style training, including exercises with kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes

50% Off North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival Ticket

Huntersville

$44 $22

Music by Greensky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, and Big Daddy Love fills the night as guests scoop up tasty eats and drink craft beers

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Huntersville

$139 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Paddleboarding Lesson and Tour

Huntersville

$70 $35

Instructors teach basic standing and paddling techniques and introduce ecosystem and wildlife of Mountain Island Lake during 90-minute tours

Up to 91% Off Gym Membership

Indian Trail

$316 $29

24/7 access to free weights, fitness machines, and cardio equipment; membership package kicks off with fitness assessment

Up to 62% Off at CrossFit Indian Trail

Indian Trail

$130 $49

Instructors help exercisers of all ability levels build functional strength at an inclusive, community-oriented gym

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Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

2424 N Davidson St
Charlotte,
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As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

210 E Trade St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Flex + Fit cultivates an environment focused on well-being, from sweat-inducing fitness classes to habit-changing cooking classes. This effort was lauded by Charlotte Magazine in its 2012 Best of the Best feature. The group fitness curriculum includes sweat-inducing hot yoga, in which limbs bend and stretch in a studio stoked to the ideal temperature, and air classes that suspend students from the ceiling to execute mid-air yoga, ballet, or fitness moves, or—as recently featured on CNN—to nap.

Complementing the fitness classes are lessons in culinary exploration, hosted by head chefs and tour guides that teach small gatherings to craft meals and sip complimentary libations in an on-site kitchen. The fitness studio’s natural-wood floors give way to a wall-mounted Buddha figurine at the head of classes, and his-and-hers locker rooms lavish hard-working muscles with a soothing downpour from overhead showers bred from two prize-winning Amazonian rain clouds.

550 S Tryon St
Charlotte,
NC
US

The empowering instructors at Vertical Tease motivate women of all sizes and experience levels to shed their inhibitions—and possibly a few pounds—during conventional and modern dance fitness classes. Their flirty fitness classes draw upon the studio’s strength, encouraging women to release their inner sirens during pole-dance, Video Vixen, Chair Flirt, and belly-dance workouts. Combining fat burning with shimmying, instructors lead Zumba sessions set to heart-pumping Latin rhythms. Kickboxing classes combat extra inches, and the more challenging Turbokick unleashes a fury of kicks and punches to take down pesky calories. To celebrate special events such as bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or sci-fi conventions, the instructors head to your home to host one- to two-hour parties for training large groups in the seduction arts.

205 W Worthington Ave
Charlotte,
NC
US

Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths and a former fashion buyer for J.C. Penney and Belk department stores, sells handmade creations within Bead Me’s spacious shop. Her first designed jewelry, which has been recognized as American-made by Martha Stewart, was chosen to be given to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the city of Charlotte, NC. She draws from her style expertise to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with pearls, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious gemstones. Many of her pieces incorporate copper, an antimicrobial metal that resists fading. During fun, BYOB jewelry-making classes, Linda imparts her beading know-how to students of all skill levels, giving them hands-on practice with metal-manipulation techniques such as fold forming and reverse psychology.

301 E Tremont Ave
Charlotte,
NC
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Kelly Wood started her career with nothing but a vision. That, and a handful of boas. Toting a traveling pole, the single mother of four began to conduct private pole-dancing parties within the living rooms of local Charlotte women before opening up her own private studio, Pole Dance Charlotte. Today, Kelly's studio bustles with both aspiring students and seasoned pole-dancing instructors during classes throughout the week.

Exposed brick walls surround the forest of chrome poles that spring up from the studio's 1,500 square feet of warehouse style floors, from which instructors lead classes in both pole technique and pole fitness. They even offer onsite private or semiprivate lessons, where they set up their traveling poles in the comfort of a student's own home or spot in a particularly lengthy airport security line.

2108 South Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
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