40 free things to do this week

40 free things to do this week

40 free things to do this week

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by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte Contributor

Jody Mace / Newschannel 36 Contributor

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

These free events take place in the Charlotte area from Monday, February 10th, 2014, through Sunday, February 16th, 2014. Some highlights are the Charlotte African-American Festival, free pickles, several opportunities to hear chamber music, free films and more. This list will be updated throughout the week on Charlotte on the Cheap’s Free Event Page. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event. And please share with friends!

Monday

12:00pm:  Lunchtime concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: NC Baroque Orchestra Piano Quartest

6:30pm:   Trivia and karaoke at Crown Station Pub

7:30pm:   Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm:     Live music at Amelie’s

Tuesday

5:00pm:       Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

8:00pm:        Trivia night at Petra’s, with prizes

10:00pm:       Tuesday Night Mic Fights at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

12:00pm:      “Lunch and Learn” session on growing orchids at UNCC Botanical Gardens

5:00pm:         Mint Museums free admission

7:00pm:         Singer/songwriter open mic at Sam Ash Music. Perform and get a $10 gift card

7:00pm:         Free program at Levine Museum: Diggin’ History Through Music and Dance

7:00pm:         Free film at Mint Museum Randolph: Life in Stills

7:00pm:          Guitar Center workshop: Group Guitar Lesson

8:30pm:          Comedy Throwdown at Crown Station Pub

10:00pm:      Residency at Snug Harbor: Appalucia

Thursday 

6:30am:    Free breakfast at Chick-fil-A: sausage or chicken biscuit

8:00pm:    Live music at Summit Coffee: The Vel-Crows

9:00pm:     Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan & Friends

Friday

9:00am:   Introduce a Girl to Engineering at Energy Explorium (must pre-register)

5:00pm:   Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm:    Live music at NoDa Brewing: Steffan

7:00pm:    Live music at The Wine Vault: Aaron Longo

7:30pm:     Blumenthal Performing Arts Open Mic

7:30pm:    Charlotte Folk Society gathering and concert: Scott Ainslie

8:00pm:    Live music at Summit Coffee: Mike Strauss Trio

10:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: BLACK

Saturday

9:00am:     Free pickles at Atherton Market

10:00am:    Guitar Center workshop: Recording for Pro Tools 

10:15am:      Guitar Center: ukulele lesson

11:00am:       Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning: Collage Picture Frame

1:00pm:      Charlotte African-American Festival at Grady Cole Center

1:00pm:      Pioneer Day at Reedy Creek Nature Center

3:45pm:      Puppet show at part of Disappearing Frog Project at Charlotte Art League

5:00pm:      Panel discussion at Disappearing Frog Project at Charlotte Art League

7:00pm:       Live music at The Wine Vault:  Rich Challen

10:00pm:      Live music at Crown Station Pub: Off The Wall

Sunday

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

4:00pm:     Organist Nicholas Bowden: concert at Myers Park Presbyterian Church

7:00pm:      Providence Chamber Music Recital

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