Exploring Charlotte

Maybe you’re new to Charlotte. Or maybe you’ve been here for a while, but are still eager to get plugged in. We’re your guide to the surging creative energy of our city – the diverse neighborhoods, the colorful details, the must-see projects, the must-attend events, and all the ways to get involved. (After all, you become a true Charlottean the moment you get your uniform dirty.) In addition to covering the newest Queen City creators, offerings and trends, we’re equally passionate about making sure you know the trailblazing people, businesses and organizations that have been keeping the creative pilot light burning in Charlotte for decades. (After all, they laid the foundation for the rest of us.) And in our ongoing series #WhereAreWeInCLT, you can always count on us to capture the vibrant details and delights hiding in plain sight, around every corner of the city. Our team always has our eyes peeled, searching for the next surprise to share. Our goal is to inspire you to explore Charlotte and discover fascinating areas of Crown Town that just might become your new favorite spot.



“Space to Work Together” – EY Launches wavespace at The RailYard

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 22, 2020

“Charlotte, as its forming its identity, needs to be pulling from all the different sectors, all the different groups — nonprofit, corporate, start-up. That’s what we want to be doing here.” – Sarah Smith, EY wavespace Facilitator Charlotte’s burgeo… read more »




Interesting Events – Thorgy Thor, MLK Day, Women’s March & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 16, 2020

If it’s events you want, it’s events you shall get! We’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite happenings in the Queen City over the next week… so get out there, get creative, and explore Charlotte! Now let’s dig in and see what we have coming up…. read more »




Four to Follow: Pandalorian’s Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 16, 2020

Charlotte’s blessed with some truly incredible Instagram accounts. But, you can only follow so many before your thumbs fall off. Where do you start? We ask a different Queen City creative each week to recommend four choice accounts. This week, we ask… read more »




The “Lights” Are Still Bright at the Whitewater Center

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 15, 2020

The holiday lights have been packed up a put away for another year across the city, but there is still holiday magic alive in the air (and the woods) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “Lights,” an immersive light exhibit installed along a half-… read more »




You Don’t Say: Ok, Kannapolis Boomer

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 15, 2020

The Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball team recently changed their name to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. With this new name comes a new mascot and according to WFAE’s Dashiell Coleman, the Cannon Ballers decided on mustached baseball name… read more »




Interesting Events – Twelfth Night, Jazzy Birthdays, Baby Yoda & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 2, 2020

Did you open your Google Calendar to see that January 2020 page in all it’s glory and found it … *GASP* … empty?!?! Never fear, we are here to help! We’ve made it our New Year’s Resolution to help Charlotteans keep their calendars full so they ca… read more »




Bright Future. Same Ol’ Complaints.

Exploring Charlotte | January 1, 2020

So … wow. It’s 2020. That used to feel so very far away. Shouldn’t we be living on the moon or working at Spacely Sprockets or plugged into the Matrix or be putting down a robot revolution by now? When is the future going to be, you know, the “futu… read more »




An #OGclt Guide for Guests in the Queen City

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, O.G. CLT | December 24, 2019

The family is coming into town this week for the holidays and you want to show off your city, but where should you take them? “Shiny and new” is good, but you can’t go wrong with visiting some #OGclt spots — the places in Charlotte that have stood t… read more »




Interesting Events – 100 Gardens, Ugly Sweaters, Prince & More

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 18, 2019

Oh no! Your family is coming into town for the Holidays but you’ve been so busy with office Christmas parties that you forgot to plan anything! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite events happening before the New Year. Grab yo… read more »




Interesting Events – Singing Trees, Improved Plays, Pet Portraits & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 13, 2019

There are only two weeks left in the decade, so we’re here to help you end it on a high note with a jam-packed calendar of our favorite events. If you feel like you didn’t explore Charlotte enough in the first 99.9% of the 2010s, now is your time to… read more »




Interesting Events – Miracles, Giving Tuesday, DaBaby & More

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 3, 2019

‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Here are a few that have us excited and intrigued. There’s Still Time to Taste the “Miracle on Monroe” Tonight  If you’ve been nibbling on The Biscuit, you’ll note that we have a sizeable crush on Chef Ron Ahle… read more »




Black Friday Sales … 100 Years Ago

Exploring Charlotte | November 29, 2019

Happy Black Friday! We love shopping. But, we love history more. So, to celebrate Post-Thanksgiving consumerism 2019, here are some fun ads from The Charlotte Observer and The Charlotte News on November 29 … 1919.




Interesting Events – Poptopia, Home Alone, Miracle on Monroe & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 26, 2019

‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Okay, we hear you, it’s always the season of events in Charlotte. Once you wake up from your tryptophan-induced haze on Friday morning, here are some of our favorites coming up this week and next. “Home Alone”… read more »




NERD ALERT! “Intelligent Nightlife” Series Coming to Charlotte Stages

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 26, 2019

Stages managed by Blumenthal Performing Arts rarely go unused, but there are odd times they can be quiet. And, there’s nothing lonelier than an empty stage. No worries, though. The Blumenthal team has a plan. About 18 months ago, Blumenthal Performin… read more »




Interesting Events – Golden Girls, Comics, Christmas in November & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 21, 2019

Get those calendars ready because there is a positive correlation between how far we get into the holiday season and how many events pop up in the Queen City. Over the next week, we’ve got Golden Girl puppets, comics, Christmas markets, kickbacks, fa… read more »




Sharon Dowell Shows Her Eastside Pride

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | November 21, 2019

“I want to use my art as a vehicle to beautify neighborhoods, but make change and impact people in different ways. I just love my life. I’m just so happy to be doing all of this.” – Sharon Dowell Earlier this year, Rosalia Torres-Weiner painted a mur… read more »




Creative Challenge – Send Us A Postcard

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | November 15, 2019

On Wednesday, our pal Ely Portillo (formerly of The Charlotte Observer and now the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute) tweeted about the research he was doing into vintage Charlotte postcards. Never short for a response,  @CLTDevelopment issued a challeng… read more »




National Pickle Day – Which CLT Fried Pickle Reigns Supreme?

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 14, 2019

November 14 is National Pickle Day and since holidays (yes, that includes random national food days) are a chance to indulge a little, we decided to celebrate with our favorite form of pickle … the fried pickle! We take food very seriously at The B… read more »




UnCommon Details: BOLTGROUP

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | October 29, 2019

Here at The Biscuit, we love noticing the little things that often go unnoticed … because it’s the little details that make a city special. Creative spaces, like the offices of the creative agency, BOLTGROUP, dedicated to “designing brands, product… read more »




Interesting Events: The Oh Show, QC Zine Fest & More!

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | October 25, 2019

The Oh Show Live – October 26 @ The Harvest Center OHmazing! The Oh Show is back for round two! #TheOhShow is hosted by #CLTAvenger, Ohavia Phillips. She will take the stage with a stellar panel of creatives and influencers, including Majesty Acheamp… read more »