Mark your calendars: 16 must-do Charlotte events in February

Mark your calendars: 16 must-do Charlotte events in February
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There are some big events this month including NBA All-Star Weekend, Fleetwood Mac and tons of comedy shows. Here are the month’s top events.

Festival of Laughs

Feb. 1 | Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m.| $54-$77 | Details

Why you should go: Comedians Sommore, George Wallace, Earthquake and Tony Rock will be performing, and they’re some of the biggest names in stand up.

Midwood Market – Valentine’s Edition

Feb. 2 | Midwood Market | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.| Free | Details

Why you should go: More than 50 local vendors will be there, selling anything from baked goods and Kombucha to candles and jewelry so you can get your Valentine(s) the perfect gift.

Charlotte Chinese New Year Festival 2019

Feb. 2 | The Peaceful Dragon | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | $3 | Details

Why you should go: You can expect traditional lion and dragon dance performances, plus demonstrations of Chinese martial arts and health arts, including Kung Fu, Tai Chi and yoga.

Annual Free Oyster Roast at Reid’s SouthPark

Feb. 2 | Reid’s Fine Foods | 4-6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get to indulge in free oysters until they run out, so show up by 4 p.m. to snag a spot in line.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Feb. 2 | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams | 9 a.m. to noon | Free | Details

Why you should go: Ice cream for breakfast is the ultimate treat, and as a big bonus, 100 percent of the event’s proceeds will go to She Should Run — a nonprofit that pushes for more women to run for office.

Queen City Brewers Festival 2019

Feb. 2 | The Fillmore | Noon to 3 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. | $45 | Details

Why you should go: More than 40 local breweries and cideries will be there, along with about a dozen food vendors. Your ticket includes beer, cider, coffee and food.

Winey Grapes Charlotte 2019

Feb. 2 | Slate Charlotte | 2-5 p.m. | $40-$45 | Details

Why you should go: You can pick from more than 100 wines to sample, and you get a commemorative glass to take home.

Hawkers Grand Opening

Feb. 5 | 1930 Camden Road, Suite 260 | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: The menu is inspired by the best Asian street foods, and you can expect small plates, noodle soups, salads, noodles and rice dishes.

An Evening with Tommy Tomlinson

Feb. 7 | ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center | 7-8 p.m.| Free, RSVP required | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate Charlotte journalist Tommy Tomlinson’s book “The Elephant in the Room.” You can buy a copy and hear from Tommy about his experiences.

3rd Annual Bless Back Chili Cookoff at Lenny Boy Brewing

Feb. 9 | Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 1-4 p.m.| $10 | Details

Why you should go: You get unlimited samples of chili while the festival’s going on for $10. If you want to enter, the cost is $30.

UNC Clef Hanger’s Charlotte Concert

Feb. 9 | Knight Theater | 8 p.m.| $15 | Details

Why you should go: If you’ve never been to an A cappella concert, this is the time to try it. The Clef Hangers kill “Carolina On My Mind” and tons of other songs.

Galentine’s Day!

Feb. 13 | Sycamore Brewing | 7:30-10:30 p.m.| Free | Details

Why you should go: There will be free O-Ku sushi, live music, half-priced cider and a pop-up.

Patti LaBelle in Concert

Feb. 13 | Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 6-10 p.m.| $24.50+ | Details

Why you should go: Patti LaBelle will be belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop and spiritual sonnets. You might know her songs like “On My Own” and “If Only You Knew” — or you’ll recognize her famous sweet potato pies in the frozen dessert section.

AllStar Weekend 2019

Feb. 15-17 | Spectrum Center | Varies | $70-$8,400 | Tickets

Why you should go: There are five different major events, including the NBA Celebrity Game, Rising Stars Challenge, All-Star Practice and All Star Saturday Night — which include the Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout — and the Sunday NBA All-Star Game.

An Evening With Fleetwood Mac

Feb. 24 | Spectrum Center | 8 p.m. | $121-$2,000 | Tickets

Why you should go: The crew’s not quite the same, but you’ll get to see Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie — and newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. You can expect all the classics, like “Dreams,” “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and more.

2019 CIAA Tournament

Feb. 25-March 2 | Spectrum Center & Bojangles Coliseum | 10 a.m. | $200+ | Details

Why you should go: The CIAA Tournament, a men’s and women’s college basketball tournament, has been hosted in Charlotte for the last 15 years and will move to Baltimore in 2021, so take advantage of all the action being close by this year.

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