Events

It sure looks like the Rolling Stones will be coming to BofA Stadium this year

A gigantic pair of red lips appeared on the video board inside Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte Monday afternoon.

  Garth Brooks’ Charlotte show sells out in 90 minutes

  WBTV’s Eric Thomas performing at Charlotte Has Talent to raise money for foster children

Christmas begins at Biltmore with delivery of 34-foot tree

  As some outdoor Halloween events are postponed, other businesses plan evening events

‘Don’t stop believing!’ Journey announces Charlotte stop on 2020 tour

  Panthers book rare stadium concert for 2020, promise it will be ‘first of many shows’

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  PurpleStride wages hope, demands better for those fighting pancreatic cancer

  Nearly 5,000 runners hit I-277 for Charlotte’s Around the Crown 10K

  Amateur Tennis Championship/Community Conversation benefiting Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation coming to Charlotte

  24 Hours of Booty to benefit cancer programs coming to Myers Park

Krispy Kreme teases ‘new tasty treats’ for Grand Opening of Concord store

  2019 Heroes Convention comes to the Queen City

‘Paws in the Park’ celebrates another successful event in Pineville

Over 300 pets were adopted in April thank to Paws in the Park in Pineville.

Here are the singers who will perform at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

J. Cole, Meek Mill, and Anthony Hamilton are set to perform at the NBA All-Star Game

  Construction completed on Copperhead Strike coaster at Carowinds

Construction on the new Copperhead Strike roller coaster at Carowinds has been completed and the ride is now ready to open along with the park for the spring 2019 season.

  A toast to the helpful husbands at the Southern Christmas Show

It’s only once a year, and their ladies just love it. Bring on the bags, cheer up and make the best of it.

  Tasty mix of pork and politics plays to big crowds at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church

Avett Brothers, Future Islands to play Florence benefit concert

Texas Pete donuts? NC State Fair announces new foods for 2018

Powerful message at ‘Ultimate Power Lunch’

  Buddy Walk set to promote inclusion for people with Down syndrome

  Rowan County Fair finally back open after closing due to Florence

  PurpleStride Charlotte 2018 Postponed because of Hurricane Florence

PurpleStride is a walk dedicated to raising funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s research, and patient services.

  Hope Over Heroin rally this Friday and Saturday in Kannapolis

The Hope Over Heroin rally will bring together speakers, live musical groups, a BMX biker group, addiction resources and more at Village Park in Kannapolis.

  PurpleStride: Sept. 15 walk allows daughter to fight for mom who lost battle

The 23-year-old was just six when her mom, Carmen Reyes, began a short, painful battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bigfoot - real or not - is being proclaimed the ‘official animal’ of Marion, NC

Marion town officials say the proclamation is largely ceremonial, but serves as acknowledgment that elements of the community believe the mythical animal actually exists.

  Local officers create community connections at 'National Night Out'

Communities congregate with cops for the annual "National Night Out." First responders and their neighbors agree - it's more important now than ever.

  Police agencies come to Charlotte for Law Enforcement Hiring Expo

Fifteen agencies, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, set up booths to talk with people interested in policing. The department is competing for the same candidates.

More than 70 events scheduled for National Night Out in Mecklenburg, Gaston counties

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Gaston County Police Department is asking residents to join them in celebration of National Night Out

  Organizers: Holiday Caravan parade is 'no more' in Rowan County

Organizers of the parade were accused of discrimination in 2017 the leader of a Rowan County gay rights group said a float she and supporters were supposed to ride on was banned from participating.

80% OFF Adoption Event at Rowan Co. Animal Shelter this weekend

The shelter, located at 1465 Julian Road in Salisbury, is hosting the 80% OFF Adoption Event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

  Huntersville kids hone their knowledge at 'Safety Town'

In the sessions, kids learn about gun safety, fire safety, and pedestrian safety with a life-like road course.

  Kids explain the most beautiful reason they can't keep lemonade stand earnings

The idea of putting their earnings towards a good cause wasn't even debated.

  24 Hours of Booty raises money for cancer treatment, programs

The Levine Cancer Institute is a beneficiary of some of the money raised through the cycling event.  It helps pay for programs like yoga, healing touch, oncology massage and art classes for patients and caregivers.

One day after being deemed irrelevant, Jerry Seinfeld books Charlotte stand-up show

Fresh off being roasted by Zach Galifianakis on the latest episode of "Between Two Ferns,"Jerry Seinfeld announced Friday morning that he will return to Charlotte for his first stand-up comedy performance here in four years.

21st annual Juneteenth Festival set to kick off in Plaza Midwood

According to the festival's website, the purpose of the free multi-cultural festival is to share the history of slavery and to commemorate its ending in America. The festival lasts through Sunday with events planned for the entire weekend.

Joe Biden to stop in Charlotte on Wednesday for 'American Promise Tour'

The former vice president is coming to Charlotte as part of his "American Promise Tour." The event will take place at the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

6-year-old's lemonade stand raises more than $1,000 for slain officer's family

A young girl in Tennessee quenched thirsts and warmed hearts Saturday while raising more than $1,000 to benefit the family of a fallen deputy, CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV reports.

Concord resident wins new car at Nazareth Fun Fest

From Nazareth Child & Family Connection: Nazareth Child & Family Connection's 112th Annual Fun Fest was a little more fun for Diane Seaford than most others in attendance last Saturday.

Go Red reminds us heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined

Go Red for Women luncheon had huge crowd and great success in mission to educate the crowd about the number one killer for women, heart disease.

Bingo on a Budget

WAXHAW - Bingo is a fund raising event for American Legion Post 208. Proceeds allow us to serve Veterans in need in our community. Come on out and play! Event Details Dates: EVERY Tuesday Hours:

Journeys Counseling ~ Calm Class

MATTHEWS - Ongoing classes and workshops, offering counseling for individuals, couples, families and group therapy. Event Details Dates: Tuesdays Hours: 7pm to 8pm Venue: Journeys Counseling Address:

24 Hours of Booty Charlotte

The 24 Hours of Booty gets underway in Charlotte's Myers Park area on Friday at 7 p.m. and more than 1,000 riders are participating this year.

Thousands hit Taste of Charlotte to sample dozens of restaurants

The 12th Annual Taste of Charlotte is underway this weekend and it will feature food from 30 of the best restaurants and eateries throughout the Charlotte area.

South End Gallery Crawl

The First Friday Of Each Month! South End Gallery Crawls are on the first Friday of every month. Many local restaurants are participating, so make a night of it with dinner and art. Join us in South End, for the most unique gallery crawl experience in an historic district!

Bruschetta

Presented by Johnson & Wales University Student Malcolm McMillian 28 oz Crushed tomatoes, canned 3 Tablespoons Chopped Basil, Fresh ½ Tablespoon

Skillet Cheese Baby Spinach, Kale & Fresh Bacon Asparagus Salad

Presented by Chef | Activist Timothy Groody Flat Iron Kitchen & Tap Room Yield: Four Servings ¾ # skillet cheese (from Calico Farmstead Cheese Davidson Farmers Market) or halloumi cheese ¼ # baby

Goat Cheese Chicken Salad

Prepared by Flatiron Kitchen's Chef|Activist Timothy Groody Yield: Four Servings Chicken 3 - 4 cups cooked chicken pulled or diced 4 oz goat cheese softened 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp chopped parsley 1

Library's Black History Month Series features four Steve Crump films

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is pleased to present four documentaries by Steve Crump in honor of Black History Month. The films will run February 6-27, will take place at Main Library (310 North Tryon Street), and will be introduced Crump who is a WBTV reporter and award-winning filmmaker.

Paint Til You Drop ~ Mardi Gras Style

Date: Friday, February 26th Time: 7pm Tickets: $100 Venue: Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville Address: 314 Main Street in Pineville Come celebrate Mardi Gras at the next Paint Til' You

Artichoke Baby Carrot Nage

Presented by Chef|Activist Timothy Groody Serves 4 1 artichoke 1tsp chopped garlic

UNCF 'Evening of Stars' planned

In an effort to raise greatly needed funds we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a special fund raising Gala: An Evening of Stars -Tribute to Lionel Richie North Carolina Premier Friday, January 22.

Apple & Fennel Salad With Apple Cider Bacon Vinaigrette

Presented by Johnson & Wales University Student Michele Reams Makes 4 Servings Salad 1bulb fennel ( quartered, cored and thinly sliced) 2 granny smith apples ( skin on, thinly slice in acidic water) 4

Get info for First Night Charlotte!

First Night of Charlotte is an event for New Years Eve in uptown Charlotte where folks gather to celebrate the new year. Make plans now!

Etiquette Tea With Mrs. Claus

Date: Sunday, December 6th Hours: 2pm to 4pm Admission: $40 per Child | $20 per Adult Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Address: 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway in Charlotte A festive, fun

ScanFest Of The Carolinas

Date: Saturday, November 7th Hours: 10am to 5pm Admission: Up to $5 Venue: Wachovia Atrium Address: 301 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte The Vikings, ScanDans, Taste of Scandinavia, Café Scandinavia,

Unity Village Band fundraiser

Fundraiser for Caldwell and Catawba County Humane Societies.  The Unity Village Band will be playing a fundraiser for the Caldwell and Catawba County Humane Societies on October 24, 2009 at The Hogwaller Courtyard in downtown Lenoir, NC.

Haunted Homesite

Date: Saturday, October 24th Time: 6pm Admission: Up to $6 Venue: Charlotte Museum of History Address: 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte Treat your family to a howling good evening at the museum's

Candied Pumpkin Shrimp

The Inn At New Town Farm Presented by Chef | Activist Tim Groody Serves 8 Pumpkin 1½ cups diced pumpkin 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup lemn juice ¾ cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground black

COPY-Bus Passes Needed For Charlotte Rescue Mission Grads

Campaign Kicks Off Monday, September 7th! In a struggling economy, program graduates of the Charlotte Rescue Mission's long term recovery programs are finding work.  But they need the community's help in securing bus passes to get to and from work and other programs while waiting for that first paycheck to arrive.

COPY-Help Those In Need: Donate Your Unused Bed

Your Help Is Needed Now! Crisis Assistance Ministry is experiencing an acute shortage of donated beds, mattresses and box springs at a time of increased demand.

Race for the Cure October 3rd, survivor tells her story

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're still weeks away from Race for the Cure, a huge effort to help find a cure for breast cancer. Last year, 12,000 people came out to run and walk through Center City. Stacy

Norsk Crafts, Cafe & Attic Sale

Saturday, September 19th! Come and enjoy a traditional Norwegian Lunch of Lapskaus (a Norwegian Stew) with bread & butter for $ 5.00.  You can purchase homemade Norwegian desserts, shop for handmade crafts or find a treasure at the outside attic sale.

2009 Criterium Race Results and Video in Charlotte

Center City was packed with cyclists for the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in 2009. David Veilleux won the men's race, Brooke Miller won the women's race.

COPY-Altar Boyz

Opening Thursday, August 6th! With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is 90 minutes of pure delight that's suitable for all ages and will have everyone laughing and singing along.

Late Summer Mozzarella Peperonata Salad

Late Summer Mozzarella Peperonata Salad Presented by Chef|Activist Tim Groody Serves 4 Peperonata 3 mixed bell peppers red, yellow, orange or purple 1 hot chili diced fine (heat to your liking) ½

Fourth of July Celebrations

If you know of a 4th of July Celebration in your community, click here to send us an email. We'll need to know the date, time, location and a contact name and number.

"Sitting Pretty" Pride Art Night

Wednesday, July 22nd! Artists will be showing and selling their work.  A silent auction of custom decorated chairs will also take place.  Donations of chairs are still being accepted.  Refreshments will be served.

WBTV to celebrate 60 years throughout the year!

For several weeks, we will be doing live news broadcasts from various places in the viewing area.

Carbon Leaf

Thursday, July 9th! Carbon Leaf's brand of rootsy, Celtic-influenced rock originated in the same Richmond, VA scene that nurtured the Dave Matthews Band, Agents of Good Roots and the Pat McGee Band.

Hooray For Hollywood

Opens Friday, June 12th! Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical retelling of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella is a teenage girl forced to do all of the menial tasks in the home she shares with her coldhearted stepmother and homely stepsisters. One day when home alone, Cinderella shares a cup of water with a thirsty and handsome traveler, not realizing until he continues on his journey that he is the crown prince of the kingdom.

Blue Skies And Golden Sands: Carolina Beach Music And Shagging

Tuesday, May 19th! The North Carolina Symphony takes a musical journey along the coast of the Carolinas. The program features music of coastal Native Americans and a representation of the Gullah tradition from the Sea Islands.

Charlotte Diversity & Professional Career Fair

Thursday, April 16th! This is your opportunity to meet with top quality employers seeking diversity in professional candidates like you!  Professional dress is required .  Bring plenty of resumes and be prepared for a possible interview!

Cult Movie Monday: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Monday, March 30th! Poor Charlie Bucket finds one of five Golden Tickets and gets the opportunity to tour the most popular and powerful chocolate factory in the world. One by one lucky winners disappear thanks to their greed, until only Charlie is left. Will greed consume Charlie and turn him against Wonka? Or will he realize the err of his ways and inherit Wonka's chocolate empire?

Civil War Reenactment

Coming This Weekend ~ March 28th & 29th! Watch the North and South battle it out across the plantation grounds.  Both Confederate and Federal camps will be open for the public. One main battle each day at 1pm. Shop with period sutlers and purchase a delicious meal from the food vendor! All proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign to Save Meckelnburg's Oldest Log Cabin!

Enchanted April

Playing Now Through March 29th! Fall in love all over again with Enchanted April, a funny, romantic and heart-warming Broadway hit. Travel to Italy on this romantic journey where two lonely married women rent an Italian villa for a month, sharing the rent with a crusty Englishwoman and a lonely aristocrat. When the men in their lives make a surprise visit, their relaxing vacation turns into an unexpected amore!

The Big Read: Mockingbird Tour

Thursday, February 19th! Charlotte residents are reading the classic Civil Rights novel To "Kill A Mockingbird" as part of The Big Read , organized by the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County. The Museum is excited to be a partner and offer related programs.

Semolina Melting Cake with Grapefruit Strawberry Salad

Sonoma Modern American From Executive Chef Tim Groody Semolina Melting Cake with Grapefruit Strawberry Salad Grapefruit Strawberry Arugula Salad Serves 2 Salad 1 grapefruit segmented 4 strawberries 1

Hushpuppies With Lobster Filling

Sonoma Modern American Hushpuppies with lobster filling Serves 4 - 1 large or 2 small Hushpuppies ¾ cup cornmeal ¼ cup flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder pinch baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp sugar ½

COPY-Veterans Day Celebration

Thursday, November 13th: The Levine Senior Center honors veterans with fellowship, recognition and entertainment.  Donations will be accepted ~ any proceeds from the event will benefit our veterans.