The Weekender: Queen City Arts & Culture Edition

photo via Scott Le Page

Sure, skipping town to head to warmer weather may be top of mind for the weekend, but a staycation to experience the soul of the Queen City is worth exploring. From Broadway musicals to gravity-defying dance performances, delighting in the local arts and culture scene might just make you re-think what’s on your weekend itinerary.


Visit Broadway Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaCan’t get to Broadway? No problem! Head over to the Belk Theater for a taste of Broadway’s greatest hit. Spoiler alert: the Phantom wears a pretty rad mask. Tickets available throughout next week. Ticket prices run between $30 – $125.




Be Serenaded | Evening Muse

The Sea The Sea

Take a ride to NoDa, pop on your Spotify and enter a world of nostalgia at Evening Muse to check out indie folk-pop duo-band The Sea The Sea. Expect it to be standing room only, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. $5 for entry.




Break the Boundaries | Charlotte Ballet

Charlotte Ballet

This isn’t your typical ballet performance. The acclaimed Charlotte Ballet Dance company presents its Innovative Works series that brilliantly merges technology and dance. Skip the parking lot and ride to witness the magic at The Center for Dance. Tickets start at $25.




Explore Black History | The Gantt Center

Gantt Center

Get up close and personal with national artists during Black History Month. Visitors to The Gantt Center can hear from notable curator Rehema Barber and exhibiting artists Andrea Chung, Heather Hart, and Serge Alain Nitegeka speaking on their latest installation. Free for members, $5 non-members.



PROTIP: Heading to a show is perfect for sharing an Uber with friends! Use your app to fare split and forget the IOUs.


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