Making plans for the weekend? Check out a few of our favorite events coming up this week:
Indulge in delicious dishes at sizzling prices during Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week. Through Sunday, nearly 150 restaurants in 10 counties will offer three-course, prix fixe dinners for $30 or $35 per person. Click here for more details.
Broadway fans can see the Lincoln Center Production “My Fair Lady” at Ovens Auditorium from Tuesday through Sunday. Click here for more details.
Cheer on the home team when the Charlotte Checkers take on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Bojangles’ Coliseum. On Friday, the first 1,500 fans through the doors will receive a free Checkers beanie, and Saturday, you can meet Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola and other NASCAR drivers for NASCAR Night. Click here for more details.
Break out those Members Only jackets, stirrup pants and shoulder pads to go “Totally ’80s” with the Charlotte Symphony on Friday and Saturday at Knight Theater. Click here for more details.
If you’re a fan of Concord’s Avett Brothers, you may be familiar with bass player Bob Crawford’s “The Road to Now” podcast with Ben Sawyer. Friday you can join their conversation in a live show at McGlohon Theater. Click here for more details.
Dogs will rule at Birdsong Brewing’s Pups & Pints Pageant on Friday. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Dressed” and “Best Trick.” Click here for more details.
Step back in time and see weaving, spinning, knitting and open-hearth cooking at Historic Latta Plantation’s living history event, Winter on the Homestead, on Saturday. Click here for more details.
Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat at the Peaceful Dragon’s Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday. The family-friendly event will feature dancing, demonstrations and more. Click here for more details.
Madea fans can get one last laugh when Tyler Perry’s Madea Farewell Play Tour comes to the Spectrum Center on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more details.
See actual weapons and personal items from famed pirate Blackbeard’s sunken ship as part of the traveling exhibit, “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge,” which is on display at the North Carolina Transportation Museum through March 29. Click here for more details.
Ready for a road trip?
If the “Downton Abbey” movie left you wanting more of the Crawleys, you’re in luck: The Biltmore in Asheville is hosting a traveling exhibition, “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” dedicated to the show through April 7. Click here for more details.
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