Things To Do In Charlotte

$5.49 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.25 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.25 $5.49

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Charlotte Spring Jam with Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, Dru Hill & SWV at Bojangles' Coliseum on 3/21 (Up to 50% Off)

Charlotte Spring Jam

Bojangles' Coliseum

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Innovators of New Jack Swing and R&B join forces during a hits-filled concert featuring singles such as “Twisted,” “Pony,” and “In My Bed”

$75.93 $39

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One Ticket to the Fight Lab 43 MMA Event at Grady Cole Center on Saturday, January 24, at 6 p.m.

Fight Lab 43

Grady Cole Center

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One-night showcase of Fight Lab’s hard-hitting cage bouts held in a festive atmosphere with go-go dancers

$59 $25

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Charlotte

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Billy Joel/Elton John Face-2-Face Tribute Show at The Fillmore Charlotte on Friday, January 9 (Up to 51% Off)

Face 2 Face - Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute

The Fillmore Charlotte

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Dual Billy Joel and Elton John impersonators conjure both of the songsters in sound and image

$13.22 $6.50

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Standup Comedy at The Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory (Up to 81% Off)

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

Andrew Schulz, Nick Vatterott, and other touring acts bring unique sets to the stage

$40 $10

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Ferrari or Lamborghini Driving Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off). Four Options Available.

The MotorSport Lab

Park Expo Center

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 from behind the wheel

$549 $99

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Learn To Curl Training Session for One, Two, or Four at the Charlotte Curling Association (Up to 55% Off)

Charlotte Curling Association

Charlotte

Training sessions introduce players to curling with a brief round of off-ice instruction and two hours of play, with after-game socializing

$25 $12

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Open Bounce, Parents' Night Out, One-Day Camp, Pre-K Drop-Off, or Bounce Party at BounceU (Up to 50% Off) 

BounceU

Charlotte

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$8.99 $4.50

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Murder-Mystery Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Ponderosa - Wingate

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$79.94 $39

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10 or 16 Karate Classes, One-Week Camp, or One-Month After-School Program at ATA Karate Inc.(Up to 93% Off)

ATA Karate Inc.

Multiple Locations

Classes, camps, and after-school programs teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults

$324 $29

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6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Busy Bee's Bodies (65% Off)

Busy Bee's Bodies

Charlotte

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

$120 $42

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3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from Triple a fitness (70% Off)

Triple A Fitness

Olde Providence North

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

$180 $54

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Rock-Climbing Class or Rappelling Experience for One or Two at Carolina Adventure Guides (Up to 61% Off)

Carolina Adventure Guides

Charlotte,NC

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

$45 $19

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$13 for $30 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Urban Revolution Martial Arts

Urban Revolution Martial Arts

Charlotte

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

$30 $13

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Two-Hour Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Seven Jars Products (Up to 54% Off)

Seven Jars Products

Charlotte

Two-hour classes equip students with the know-how to bottle their own wine

$99 $49

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One or Three Months of Boot Camp or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Division 1 Personal Training (Up to 53% Off)

Division 1 Personal Training

Montclaire South

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

$75 $35

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One or Three Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Fight To Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 78% Off)

Fight To Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Henderson Circle

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

$130 $35

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Unlimited Group Fitness Classes or Semiprivate Training Sessions at Everlasting Changes (Up to 82% Off)

Everlasting Changes

Ballantyne West

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

$105 $19

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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.

9129 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte,
NC
US

Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts, and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.

Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.

The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.

3520 Toringdon Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

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

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

707 Pavilion Blvd.
Charlotte,
NC
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard
Charlotte,
NC
US