Making plans for the weekend? Check out a few of our favorite events coming up this week:
Laugh out loud when comedian Tim Dillon brings his stand-up show to Charlotte’s Comedy Zone from Thursday through Saturday. Click here for more details.
Local foodies will want to check out the grand opening of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit -- a grab-and-go version of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits -- Friday in South End. All customers will get a free hot little biscuit with their purchase! Click here for more details.
Eat, drink and shop local at the Starving Artist Market Winter Craft Crawl Friday at Armored Cow Brewing. Click here for more details.
The Cherokee Chamber Singers will join the Charlotte Symphony for a performance of Copland Appalachian Spring at Belk Theater Friday and Saturday. Click here for more details.
Sip, sample and shop at the fifth annual Winey Grapes Festival on Saturday at Slate Charlotte in South End. Click here for more details.
Get your fill of craft beer at the Queen City Brewers Festival at The Park Expo on Saturday. Click here for more details.
Catch Christian hip-hop artist TobyMac along with Tauren Wells, We Are Messengers and others on the “Hits Deep Tour” at Spectrum Center on Saturday. Click here for more details.
Kick off Black History Month at the Queen City Black Cultural Explosion Saturday at Cabarrus Arena. Click here for more details.
Also happening Saturday, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will host a Family First program. Click here for more details.
See showy orchids in bloom and wander through an interactive installation by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty during Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual “Art & Orchid” exhibit opening Saturday and continuing through March 15. Click here for more details.
Get your culture on when Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust cardholders receive free admission to several museums the first full weekend of every month as part of the banks’ Museums on Us program. Click here for more details.
Find out if Discovery Place Nature’s resident groundhog, Queen Charlotte, saw her shadow and enjoy special activities at the museum for Groundhog Day 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?
See Greta the Groundhog, take a guided hike and have more festive fun at Chimney Rock State Park’s annual Groundhog Dog Celebration on Sunday. Click here for more details.
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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