Light rail weekender 2/7

Friday, February 7, 2020


Friday and Saturday

Connect with Culture Days

Photo from inside of a gallery at Bechtler Museum of modern artThis weekend offers a great opportunity to explore diverse arts, science, history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg for FREE.  Taking light rail to uptown, you can visit all these museums with no admission charge:

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts 420 S. Tryon Street • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • closest light rail stop, Stonewall Station
  • McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N. Tryon St. • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • closest light rail stop, 9th St. Station
  • photo of stagecoach body from Wells Fargo museumWells Fargo History Museum 401 S. Tryon St. • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Guided tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    • closest light rail stop, Stonewall Station
  • Levine Museum of the New South 200 E. 7th St. • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m  
    • closest light rail stop, 7th St. Station
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts & Charlotte Art League 551 S. Tryon St. • 10 a.m.
    • closest light rail stop, Stonewall Station
  • exterior photo of Gantt Center for African American ArtsMint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte 28202 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • closest light rail stop, Stonewall Station

More about the Arts & Science Council's Connect with Culture events



Charlotte Mini-Con 2020 at The Westin Charlotte 601 S. College St. • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Calling all comic nerds (in a nice way). This event features vintage comic dealers and some comic creators. 
  • $5 adults, free for ages 18 and under. Details.
  • 2 min. walk from Stonewall Station

6 Year Anniversary and $5 Pizza Buffet at The Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood, 1600 Central Ave

Here's an opportunity to further explore Charlotte using the CATS All Access Transit pass that resides on your 49er ID Card. Take both light rail and CATS buses to get around. Put your loose pants  on, because $5 grants you access to all-you-can-eat cheese and pepperoni pizza. Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • light rail to Charlotte Transportation Center
  • Bus Rt. 9 Outbound (platform H) then 1 minute walk

Job Fair 

Carowinds Job Fair

14523 Carowinds Blvd. • Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The amusement park is looking to fill 4,000 seasonal and part-time positions, including admissions, aquatics, food and beverage, security, merchandise, games, park services, and ride operations departments.  Free. Details.

  • Take light rail all the way through Charlotte until the termination station at I-485/Pineville; 
  • Connect to bus Rt. 42 Outbound, 9 stops to Carowinds Blvd. & Avenue of the Carolinas;
  • Walk .2 miles (about 3 minutes) to 14523 Carowinds Blvd.

Photo credits: Bechtler, Wells Fargo and Gantt museums from; and