Agenda Weekender: 75+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including more than 20 Super Bowl watch parties

Agenda Weekender: 75+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including more than 20 Super Bowl watch parties
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

56. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Bike to Work Pancake Breakfast at Common Market: Bike to work and fuel up on the way with homemade pancakes. 7:15-9:15 a.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Blue Blaze Brewing: Try Purple Blaze Common Lager, their take on the California common, or steam, style of lager that is truly American in origin. The Plated Palette will be on site starting at 6 p.m. 2-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Small Batch Release at Red Clay Ciderworks: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, they’re releasing Chocolate Cherry Cordial on Nitro. 3-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Bold Missy Brewery: They’re releasing Hug Machine, a coffee and cinnamon Brown Ale, and will have live music from Olde #7 Band. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Art After Dark at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Enjoy an evening of music, conversation and creative expression. They’ll have guided tours on the hour, live music and hands-on activities. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

First Friday Gallery Crawl at South End: Many neighborhood galleries (and the occasional unconventional space) will stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Beautiful Truth: An Evening of Poetry with Terrance Hayes at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts: Terrance Hayes, a National Book Award Winner, will be reading some of his poems and discussing how he uses personal narratives to share our stories. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Pink Martini with Charlotte Symphony at Belk Theater: Back by popular demand, Pink Martini has become an international sensation with its unique blend of zesty covers, multilingual original songs, and an undeniable groove. This “little orchestra” joins the full orchestra for a rollicking ‘round-the-world musical adventure that will make you get out of your seat and dance. 7:30 p.m. $37-$167. Details.

Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented at Center for Dance at Charlotte Ballet: Performed in an intimate 200 seat setting, the works of William Shakespeare come to life at Innovative Works through a creative collaboration with UNC Charlotte. Artistic Director Hope Muir has paired renowned choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts to explore his works from a fresh perspective. Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. 7:30 p.m. $25-$80. Details.

Funny On The Fly Featuring Chris Turner at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See what happens when the area’s best comedians are given seven funny topics and just 30 minutes to prepare an extemporaneous show. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Festival Of Laughs at Ovens Auditorium: Comedians Sommore, Tony Rock, Earthquake and George Wallace will be performing 8 p.m. $54+. Details.

Experience

Wet February All The Things Party at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Now that you’re done with Dry January, celebrate with DJ Smitty, food from The Dumpling Lady and bubbly for $6/glass. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

Game of Thrones Trivia Night at Flight: Winter is here – do you have the knowledge it takes to win? There’s $500 in cash and prizes on the line. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

So You Think You Can Bark at Knight Theater: Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind fundraising event showcasing dogs performing tricks taught by Force Free animal trainers and judged by a celebrity panel to support Stand For Animals Medical Relief Fund. Stand For Animals is a local non-profit veterinary office serving Charlotte and the surrounding area. 7:30 p.m. $60-$150. Details.

Chippendales: Let’s Misbehave 2019 Tour at The Fillmore Charlotte: See everyone’s favorite touring dance troupe in their signature minimal costumes. 9 p.m. $25-$100. Details.

Fitness

Solstice: A Yoga Celebration at Catawba Brewing Company: Feel the music, get lost in the lighting and transform your flow with a yoga and meditation class led by Jaimis Huff and SweatNET. BYO mat and come early for body paint and glitter. 7-8:15 p.m. $35 ($15 for SweatNET members). Details.

Sports

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Providence Bruins. It’s Harry Potter Night, so the first 1,000 fans will receive a wristband for one of the four Hogwarts houses and will compete for prizes throughout the night, they’ll have butterbeer at concessions and two live owls from the Carolina Raptor Center will be on site for photo-ops. 7 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

Kids

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled world-premiere adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 7:30 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

57. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: They’re opening their doors three hours early to scoop ice cream and to come together to support She Should Run – a nonprofit working to get 250,000 women running for elected office by 2030. 9 a.m. to noon $5. Details.

Beer for Breakfast at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop: Start your day off right with a four-course beer and donut pairing. Donuts will be from Your Mom’s Donuts. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $13. Details.

Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Try Burn Down Brown in cans, a brewery classic with chocolate and toffee notes. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

8th Annual Queen City Brewers Festival at Fillmore + Fillmore Underground at the AvidXchange Music Factory: This annual event showcases locally produced beer and cider with invites exclusive to Charlotte-area breweries, brewpubs, cideries along with hand-picked restaurants, snack exhibitors and sponsors. Noon to 3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. $45. Details.

Can Release at Blue Blaze Brewing: They’ll be selling a limited amount of the Double Blaze Black IPA in cans. It combines the mash profile of a porter and the hop profile of an IPA. They’ll also have live music and a food truck on site. 2-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Winey Grapes at Slate Charlotte: Expect over 100 wines to sample plus local clothing, jewelry and food vendors. General admission includes a commemorative tasting glass. 2-5 p.m. $30-$55. Details.

5th Annual Mint Oyster Roast at Mint Museum Randolph: Join the Founders’ Circle and Young Affiliates of the Mint on the lawn for open wine and beer, oysters and a low country boil for as long as it lasts. 2 p.m. $65 in advance ( $55 for members), $75 day of. Details.

Free Oyster Roast at Reid’s SouthPark: Enjoy your fill of fresh, roasted oysters while supplies last.  4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented at Center for Dance at Charlotte Ballet: Performed in an intimate 200 seat setting, the works of William Shakespeare come to life at Innovative Works through a creative collaboration with UNC Charlotte. Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $25-$80. Details.

Joel McHale at The Comedy Zone: The pop culture comedian and satirist from E!’s The Soup will be performing live. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $30. Details.

Pink Martini with Charlotte Symphony at Belk Theater: Back by popular demand, Pink Martini has become an international sensation with its unique blend of zesty covers, multilingual original songs, and an undeniable groove. This “little orchestra” joins the full orchestra for a rollicking ‘round-the-world musical adventure that will make you get out of your seat and dance. 7:30 p.m. $37-$167. Details.

Experience

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

Groundhog Day at Discovery Place Nature: Celebrate Groundhog Day with Queen Charlotte, their furry forecaster, and explore how the critters of the Carolinas deal with the cold winter months. 9 a.m. to noon. Included in admission. Details.

Charlotte Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at The Peaceful Dragon: Celebrate the important Chinese holiday with exhibits and displays, children’s activities (including an obstacle course), traditional food, performances and more.  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $3/person, $5/family, or free with a non-perishable food donation. Details.

Puppy Bowl at Waverly Charlotte: The big game-themed adoption event will feature football fun, tunes and furry friends from the Halfway There Rescue. They’ll be accepting monetary and dog food donations in exchange for discounts to participating Waverly merchants. 1-3 p.m. Free/donation. Details.

Charlotte Royals Beer Pong Tournament at Sidelines Sports Bar & Billiards: Relive your college glory days and support Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club and compete in their Beer Pong Tournament. 7-10 p.m. $30/team. Details.

Fitness

15th Annual Cupid’s Cup 5K at Starting at CMC-Myers Park: Grab your sweetheart for a 5K or 1-mile walk, ending with an award ceremony. Proceeds benefit the cardiac rehabilitation programs at Atrium Health’s Pineville, SouthPark and Union locations. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. $25+. Details.

Charlotte 10 Miler at Hickory Tavern: Run 10 or 4 miles around the neighborhood and then enjoy a post-race mimosa celebration. Proceeds will benefit Let Me Run and Girls on The Run. 7:30 a.m. $10-$65. Details.

Gold Rush 5k at Belk Gym UNC Charlotte: Run (or walk) around campus to help raise University Recreation Student Professional Development Fund and the Para Guide Foundation. Registrants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. 9:30 a.m. $10-$35. Details.

Cupid’s Undie Run at Whisky River: Party, go for a run in your undies (or a costume if that’s more your style), and then party some more – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis. Noon to 4 p.m. $45 in advance. Details.

Pucks & Poses at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Before the game, get your flow going on the ice and help raise money for local breast cancer benefactors. 2:45 p.m. $27. Details.

Sports

College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on North Texas. 4-6 p.m. $10. Details.

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Providence Bruins. It’s Pink in the Rink so the first 2,500 fans will get a scarf and the players will wear specialty pink jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. 6 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Chicago Bulls. 7 p.m. $15-$300. Details.

Kids

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled world-premiere adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

Valentine’s Day Cupcake & Cake Pop Decorating Class at SAS Cupcakes-Blakeney: Kids will learn how to frost their own cupcakes and dip and decorate cake pops. Every Child will go home with two mini cupcakes and two cake pops that they decorated all their own. Ages 5-12. 1-1:50 p.m. $13. Details.

Do Good

2019 ACS of Charlotte’s Relay For Life Citywide Kickoff at Queen City Social: Celebrate a successful 2018 of events, get excited for 2019 and honor survivors and caregivers. They’ll have treats, games and kids activities. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

CMOMS Spring 2019 Consignment Sale at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Shop thousands of gently used items, including children’s and baby clothing, equipment, furniture, toys, games and maternity wear. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Midwood Market Valentine’s Edition at Commonwealth Avenue: Shop from more than 50 of Charlotte’s most creative and unique vendors to get the perfect gifts for all of your Valentines. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Cupid’s NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: Shop from more than 15 vendors set up in the taproom with craft and boutique goods geared towards the holiday of love. They’ll also have a food truck and live music on site. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Art 100 at Charlotte Art League: Artists’ work will all be on sale for $100 or less, and your admission ticket enters you to win a piece. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

60. 50% chance of scattered showers.

Super Bowl Watch Parties

Superbowl Sunday 1/2 Price Wings at Brazwell’s Premium Pub- Montford Drive: They’ll have sound on for the game and plenty of cheap wings to go around until kick off. 10 a.m. Free admission. Details.

The BIG Game Watch Party at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Spend the final football Sunday with a crazy delicious brunch menu from GyroTwins plus $6 mimosas, all their craft offerings and special bottles of beer served in tekus all while watching on the 133-inch screen. Pro tip: Book your table in advance by emailing reservations@residentculturebrewing.com. Noon to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Sunday at Sycamore Brewing: They’ll be playing the game on a 10ft. inflatable open-air Screen and will have Wild Dog Hot Dogs and fresh beer on tap all day long. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

3 Year Anniversary and Super Bowl Party at 1st Ward Beverage Company: They’re celebrating with burgers, dogs, wings and crab legs plus beer specials and swag giveaways. Noon. Free. Details.

Super Bowl 53 Screening at Blue Blaze Brewing: They’ll be showing the game on a 12-foot projection screen and pitchers and growler fills will be $12. Noon. Free. Details.

Rams vs Patriots at Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia: Expect food and drink specials, prizes and giveaways, and no cover. 2-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Sunday Party at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: Enjoy $5 U-call its and a game-day menu while you watch the game on the big screen. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Watch Party at The Press Box Bar & Grill: Expect a live DJ, 70-plus HDTVS, 60 menu options, three large projector screens and two fully stocked bars. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Super Sunday Funday at Graham St. Pub & Patio: Watch the game with drink specials like $15 buckets and $5 shots, plus $20 appetizer platters and an SB Square game with Panthers tickets on the line. 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at The Rabbit Hole: Watch the game while you enjoy a buffet and beer for just $10. 4-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Big Game Watch Party at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River at the Epicentre: Watch the game surrounded by TVs, food and drinks. They’ll also have giveaways at every quarter. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

It’s Game Time! at Merchant and Trade: Watch the battle for the championship, blow out the season in style and enjoy fan inspired food features all night. 4:30-11 p.m. Free. Details.

$19.95 All You Can Eat Wings at Hickory Tavern: AYCE wings are available starting an hour before kick off and up until the end of the game plus prizes each quarter like Free Wings for a Year and a La-Z-Boy chair. 5:30 p.m. until end of game $19.95. Details.

Sideline’s Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off at Sidelines Sports Bar & Billiards: Join the Charlotte Royals to raise money for charity and eat lots of great tasting chili. Oh, watch the Super Bowl while you’re at it. 5:45-11 p.m. $5. Details.

Super Bowl Watch Party at Rí Rá Charlotte: Your ticket includes a guaranteed seat, appetizer buffet, a bucket of beer or bottle of wine, tax and gratuity. 6-11 p.m. $40. Details.

BOWL Sunday Watch Party at Sugar Creek Brewing: Enjoy free wings, $10 pitchers and a 110-inch projector screen for the game. 6 p.m. to midnight Free. Details.

Super Bowl watch party at Slate: Join Bumble Charlotte for Super Bowl LIII and show your Bumble date/bff/bizz app for a free drink. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Blackfinn’s Big Game Day Bash at Blackfinn Ameripub: Enjoy a special game day menu and drink specials, sampler platters, beer towers and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Food & Drink

Beer Release at Legion Brewing: Try Sour Draft Kids, a fruity kettle sour with a tart, mouth-watering effect. They’ll also have mocktails and chalk walls for the little ones. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. Noon to 5 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

3rd Annual Puppy Bowl at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Experience a puppy bowl featuring adoptable puppies from Pits and Giggles Rescue, bring your pup decked out in Superbowl Sunday costumes, enter in the raffles and enjoy drink specials and food trucks on site. Proceeds will benefit Pits and Giggles Rescue. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Atrium Health Big Game Run 4 Miler at Bank of America Stadium: “Kick off” the day with a four mile run on a football-themed course. You’re encouraged to dress up to support your favorite football team and then stick around to start tailgating after the race. 9-11 a.m. $10-$45. Details.

NoDa Run Club – Groundhog Day at NoDa Brewing: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a 1-, 3- or 5-mile run around the neighborhood and cool off with a delicious brew. Noon. Free. Details.

Kids

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled world-premiere adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 2 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Grand Opening at Hawkers: The much-anticipated Asian street food restaurant will be opening in South End on the traditional Chinese New Year. The menu is divided into five main categories: small plates, noodle soups, salads, noodles, and rice dishes. February 5.

UNC Clef Hanger’s Charlotte Concert: The Clefs will perform some of today’s top hits, as well as classics like “Africa” by Toto and, of course, “Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor. February 9.

All Star Weekend: The star-studded basketball weekend will include a celebrity game, a rising stars game, practices open to the public and tons of parties. February 15-17.  

See all the upcoming events here.

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