Agenda Weekender: 70+ things to do this weekend, including The Queen City Brewers Festival, multiple puppy bowls and 20 Super Bowl LII watch parties

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 46. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 43. Mostly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.
Sunday: 44. 90% chance of rain and freezing rain.

Friday, February 2

Food & Drink

FüD’s February Final Farewell Fiesta at Salud Beer Shop: They’re saying goodbye so that they can say hello to a new location, and they want help celebrating. Come for the classic menu Friday and Saturday, a surprise menu Sunday and plenty of giveaways. Friday through Sunday. Details.

King Coconut Porter Release at Catawba Brewing: The crowd pleaser, in its 14th year, is getting a special winter release. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Tea Blending Workshop at Musa Moon: Learn to make teas that help soften the blows of everything from depression to anxiety. All participants will take home a jar of loose-leaf herbal tea. 7-9 p.m. $32. Details.

Tapas & Cider pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy a 4-course meal with specially paired Spanish seafood tapas and cider. 7-10 p.m. $40. Details.

Experience

Art and Orchids at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: See first-hand a collection of Egyptian tapestries straight from the Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Giza. Tapestries will be available for purchase and range in price from $365-$6,575. Through March 12. Included with admission. Details.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum Uptown: Enjoy Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms, live musicians and a spoken-word artist while you learn various dance styles. Complimentary light snacks and a cash bar provided. 7-11:30 p.m. $11, $18 for couples. Details.

Drunken Spelling Bee: Groundhog Day Edition at StrikeCity: Register to play and test your smarts, or just show up to enjoy the entertainment and drink specials. 8-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

An American in Paris at Belk Theater: Experience the symphonic poem performed alongside Copland’s Old American Songs and Charlotte Symphony Artist-in-Residence Mark O’Connor’s “Americana Symphony.” Friday and Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $33+. Details.

Jazz at the Bechtler: Jazz for Lovers at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with jazzy love songs by Tupponce, voted “Sexiest Voice in Charlotte” by Charlotte magazine. 6-10 p.m. $14. Details.

The Breakfast Club at Visulite Theatre: Don’t miss the longest-running, most recognized 80s cover band in the nation when they make their stop in Charlotte. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Shopping

Winter Clearance Sale at Modern Lighting Design Store: The store is cleaning house on stock and display ceiling fans and light fixtures from manufacturers that include Minka Aire and Modern Fan. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through February 28. Free. Details.

Kids

National Hedgehog Day at Discovery Place Science: Learn the history of Groundhog Day and meet the museum’s resident hedgehogs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with admission. Details.

Family Fun at SAS Cupcakes Blakeney: Kids of all ages can decorate cupcakes and take picture with Beauty Princess and the Fire Pup. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

First Friday Pajama Fitness Party 2 Noda @ 28th Creative Arts Studios: Comes dressed in your best PJs and sneakers (no slippers) for a night of cardio dancing. 7-8 p.m. $55. Details.

Sports

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Watch the Hornets take on the Indiana Pacers. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Women’s Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. 7-10 p.m. $5. Details.

Saturday, February 3

Food & Drink

Q & Brew Day: Caribbean Jerk Pulled Pork Edition at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: The Hunter’s Wife will be on site with plenty of pulled pork, coconut rice, peas and plantains for you to enjoy, along with a  new kombucha flavor from the brewery. 12-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Brewers Festival at The Fillmore at the AvidXchange Music Factory: Sponsored by Charlotte Chamber, the festival is a celebration of the vibrant local craft food and beverage industry and doubles as ACEing Autism-Charlotte’s annual winter fundraiser. Each brewery and exhibitor offers a variety of its beer and food for guests to sample in an intimate setting with two taste sessions to choose from. 1-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. $45. Details.

3rd Annual Winey Grapes Wine Festival at Slate: Come sample over 100 wines while you shop local jewelry and listen to live music. 1-5 p.m. $35-$50. Details.

Jam & Tonic at ROC’s Jazz Bar: Try an array of health tonics that help with energy, weight loss, digestion and allergies. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Mint Oyster Roast at Mint Museum Randolph: Enjoy all-you-can eat oysters and a low country boil (while supplies last), flag football, open beer and wine and s’mores. Proceeds benefit The Young Affiliates and the The Founders’ Circle, Ltd. 3:30-6:30 p.m. $50 in advance. Details.

The Oyster Roast at Sugar Creek Brewery: The Oyster Roast is a nonprofit organization started by 3 sisters to raise money for Carolina Family Connections, Pediatric Cancer Research and the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Ticket includes all-you-can-eat oysters, Sugar Creek beer, hot dogs, chili and live music by The Accidentals Band. 4-8 p.m. $65. Details.

Fifty Shade Freed Ladies Night Out Party at SAS Cupcakes Blakeney: To celebrate the final installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, they’ll be giving away champagne, movie tickets for Wednesday’s early release, t-shirts and cupcakes. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Satsang, Meditation and Vegetarian Potluck Dinner at The Art of Living: Participate in a group meditation and chant followed by a potluck of vegetarian dishes. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Cars and Coffee Charlotte February Gathering at 135 Hive Drive: Grab a buffet breakfast at the Renaissance hotel, then head over to admire and talk cars with other enthusiasts. 7-11 a.m. Free. Details.

2018 Tet Festival at Oasis Shriners: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with cultural performances and festive food. 12-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Puppy Bowl at Waverly Charlotte: Meet adoptable dogs from South Charlotte Dog Rescue. 1-3 p.m. Free, but donations are encouraged (and rewarded with discounts). Details. Details.

2018 Queen City Black Business Expo at The Carole Hoefener Center: 50 black-owned businesses from all industries will be on-site with plenty of food and giveaways for attendees. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Harry Potter Book Night at 2nd & Charles: Receive your exclusive passport and enjoy trivia, magical creature education, wand and spells class, cosplay and more. 2-6 p.m. Details.

Harry Potter Book Night at Barnes & Noble: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with games, giveaways and more. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Speed Dating at Piedmont Social House: Come meet your valentine with help from professional and as-seen-on-TV matchmakers. Ages 24-38. 7-9:30 p.m. $29. Details.

Learn Things

Museum’s On Us throughout Charlotte: All Bank of America cardholders will get free admission to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Levine Museum of the New South and the Mint Museum (both locations). All day. Free. Details.

PR the Right Way Workshop at Advent Coworking: Learn what, exactly, PR is, and how to use to grow and expand your business. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Art Opening at Stella G. Contemporary: Experience Frank Campion’s latest work, “Luminous Geometry,” about large-scale fields of vibrant color and contrasting energies. RSVP in advance. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Blues Night at Hilton Charlotte University Place: Come early for dance workshops so you can be a pro by the time the dance, complete with a DJ, starts. 7 p.m. $10. Details.

So You Think You Know Opera? at Advent Coworking: Join the cast of Opera Carolina’s Rigoletto for a night of behind-the-scenes stories and a Q&A session. 7-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Shopping

Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Shop local artisans’ jewelry, woodwork, chocolate and more. 2-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Art for the Park Party at eXtravaganza: Partake in a silent auction for art pieces at all price points while you enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, wine and beer and more. Proceeds benefit the Myers Park High School Foundation. 7-10 p.m. $40. Details.

Do Good

Relay for Life Official Kickoff at Queen Park Social: Kick off the 2018 Relay for Life by honoring survivors and caregivers, playing games and enjoying themed food. 12-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Pet Adoption at SouthPark Mall: Adoptable dogs and cats from CMPD Animal Control, each ready for new homes, will be on-site for you to meet. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Princess Tea at The Ballantyne: Enjoy tea sweets and a child-friendly menu. Adults get a complimentary glass of champagne. $25 for children, $45 for adults. Details.

Fitness

Pop Up Camp #1 at Olympic Community of Schools: Enjoy a morning workout and free juice samples from Clean Juice and leave with a free tank top. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Yoga Soul Lounge at Root to Crown Productions: Flow along to music by a guest DJ, then finish your practice with guided Spoken Story meditation. 7-8 p.m. $5. Details.

Sports

Men’s College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. 7-10 p.m. $10+. Details.

Sunday, February 4

Super Bowl LII

Oyster Roast Super Bowl Pregame at Wooden Robot Brewery: They’ll be serving a limited edition brew, flavored with oyster shells and sea salt, alongside roasted oysters while supplies last. 12-4 p.m. $9/half dozen. Details.

Super Bowl 52 Screening at Blue Blaze Brewing: Enjoy the game on a 12′ screen along with pitchers and growler fills at a $5.20 discount. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Party at Flight: The game will be playing on all screens and drink specials will include $2.50 domestics and $3 shots. Reservations available. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

SUPER Growler Sunday at Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley: Stop by before the game to stock up on all the beer you could need. 12-4:30 p.m. $8 for 32 ounces, $11 for 64. Details.

Super Bowl Party at Westside Tavern: They’re celebrating 25 years in business and the biggest day in football at the same time with a BBQ potluck. 2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SuperBowl 52 Viewing Party at Nest Restaurant and Lounge: The game will be playing on over 20 screens while you enjoy $5 drink specials and an afterparty with live entertainment. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Super Sunday Funday at Caswell Station: Enjoy a DJ, prize opportunities, menu and drink specials and plenty of seats to catch the game from. 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at TILT: Enjoy all-you-can-drink PBR and snack on bottomless chips, burgers and hot dogs. 4 p.m. $20. Details.

Whisky River’s Big Game Watch Party at Whisky River: Enjoy $10 beer buckets, $4 Fireball and 50-cent wings while you watch the game on 35 HDTVs and 3 large screens. 4-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Big Game Watch Party at Rooftop210: Enjoy all-inclusive beer, wine and well liquor. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for free reign of the open bar plus an appetizer buffet (that features wings, pizza and sliders). 21+ only. 4-10 p.m. $30-$40. Details.

Sippin’ On Sundays Super Bowl at Fire House Bar & Lounge: This party is perfect for casual football fans who just want to eat, drink and socialize during the game. 4-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Fiesta at La Revolucion: The game will be on all 52 screens and there will be plenty of tacos to go around. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at Helles & Dunkel: Tickets include all-you-can-eat/drink that includes appetizers, main dishes and dessert. 5-11 p.m. $100. Details.

Super Bowl Chili Cookoff at Crown Station: It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking it or eating it, there’s no more delicious way to watch the game. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party and Wing Off at Hattie’s Tap & Tavern: Enter your best wings to be judged just before kickoff and you could win tap handles, gift cards and more. Stick around for food and drink specials during the game. 5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Lucky’s Big Game Watch at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: The all-inclusive tickets include drink tickets, tokens and a buffet. 6-11 p.m. $24.99-150. Details.

Super Bowl Party at The Brass Tap South End: Watch the game on any of their 16 screens, volume on, while you enjoy wings, $4 select drafts and $15 Oscar Blues buckets. Guess the final score for your chance to win a free hammock. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Watch Party at Belfast Mill: Enjoy the game in surround sound with drink specials that include $3 domestics, $4 wells and $5 appetizers. 6-2 a.m. Free. Details.

The Big Game Party at The Casual Pint: Enjoy raffles, free snacks, $1 off all draft beer and 75-cent Brewer Wings. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Food & Drink

The Toasting Company at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Enjoy a few s’mores while you down a few beers. 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament at Abari Game Bar: Prove your skills on the track for a chance to take home a Nintendo Switch. 12-5 p.m. $10. Details.

2nd Annual Puppy Bowl at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: They’ll have a puppy bowl, doggie costume contest, giveaways, a pet photo booth, adult drink specials and more to kick off the big game day. Proceeds benefit Pits and Giggles Rescue. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Have No Fear at McDowell Nature Preserve: Learn why you should be in awe of certain forest creatures rather than frozen in fear. Registration required. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Relive the magic of all of your favorite Disney movies with Minnie and Mickey. 12 p.m. $20. Details.

Fitness

The Big Game Run at Bank of America Stadium: Dress up in support of your favorite team and race with a themed bib. Stick around to tailgate with food trucks, beer and more. 9-11 a.m. $45. Details.

NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Enjoy an hour-long restorative yoga session and post-practice beer. 10:45-11 a.m. $5. Details.

Piloxing Workshop with Noelle Hanggie at AIR Aerial Fitness: Enjoy a unique workout that combines boxing, pilates and dance. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Enjoy an hour-long session and a beer after. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Sports

Women’s College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the Lady 49ers as they take on the FIU Panthers. 1-4 p.m. $5+. Details.

We’re excited for…

Banana Bar Crawl in Uptown: Throw on your complimentary banana suit and make your way to 9 bars for drink specials and more. February 24.

Paws for Celebration at 8.2.0: Join The Humane Society of Charlotte for an elegant evening that showcases their work and raises money to support their programs. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, dancing and raffle tickets included. March 10.

Rich & Bennett’s 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Uptown: The World’s Largest Pub Crawl is back. Tickets include free entry to 30+ bars, a koozie, t-shirt, giveaways and drink specials. March 17.

See all the upcoming events here.

Feature photo via Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

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