Agenda Weekender: 75+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 75+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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Temps dip a bit this weekend, and after a week of 70 and sunny, you’ll want to stay cozy with door-to-door transportation from Lyft.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

66. 40% chance of scattered showers.

Food & Drink

Beer Release & Firkin Friday at Pilot Brewing: Raelle’s Regular IPA is a bright, juicy beer with Citra and Mosaic hops. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

NoDable Release at NoDa Brewing Company: Come try Lacto Calrissian and grab some TIN Kitchen if you get hungry. 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Bold Missy Brewery: They’re releasing War Women Imperial IPA and Wilma Mankiller. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at The Unknown Brewing Company: They’re releasing Almost Heaven, a beer made with berries and white chocolate. They’ll also have romantic keyboard music and macrons from Le Macaron French Pastries Charlotte. 6 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Riedel Wine Glass Seminar at Gallery Restaurant: Sample four varietals of wine in their designated Riedel glassware, and take the glasses home as a keepsake. They’ll also have cheese and charcuterie boards. 6:30-8 p.m. $45. Details.

River’s Edge Craft Dinner at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This installment of Whitewater’s Craft Dinner features Resident Culture beer paired with a matched four-course meal. 6:30-9 p.m. $60 per person. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: They’re joining forces with Orrman’s Cheese Shop to walk you through four different pairings. 7-8:30 p.m. $19. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

19th Annual Art Exhibit at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center: See more than 200 works of art in all mediums created by local public servants and their families. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Fats Waller Musical Show at Theatre Charlotte: See the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is a sassy sultry musical celebration of the legendary jazz great Fats Waller. 8 p.m. $28. Details.

Rouge at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: The CC&Co. dancers will entertain you cabaret style with gravity-defying aerial acts and dance. Rated PG. 9 p.m. $90-$110. Details.

Bob Marley’s 74th at Mama’s Caribbean Bar and Grill: JIMEE will be performing live and covering the best of Bob Marley to celebrate his birthday. 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year Celebration & Lion Dance at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Starting at 5 p.m., The Dumpling Lady will be there, and at 6:30 p.m. there will be a traditional lion dance with accompanying music from Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Scene@Levine: Prohibition Ball at Levine Museum of the New South: Enjoy light bites, blackjack, poker, roulette, live jazz music and time-period drinks. 1920s attire is encouraged. 7-10 p.m. $10. Details.

5th Annual Heart Throb at Flight: Enjoy drinks and live music in the beer garden to help benefit Heart Math Tutoring, a math intervention program that recruits, trains and supports volunteers as tutors in high-poverty elementary schools in Charlotte 8-11 p.m. $40. Details.

Battle of the Sexes at Ed’s Tavern: Help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation while you play games and enjoy free food and drink specials. Tickets include a special T-shirt from the event. 8-11 p.m. $25. Details.

All-Star Warm-up at Ink N Ivy: They’re gearing up for the tournament with half off all food and drinks, plus giveaways and a DJ. Everyone who comes will be entered to win two tickets to the All-Star Game. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Teddy Bear Tea at Billy Graham Library: Enjoy warm drinks by the fireplace at this winter-themed event. The evening will include treats, entertainment and a stuffed animal for each child to take home. 6-7:30 p.m. $20/child, $10/adult. Details.

Shopping

TTB KidZ Children’s Consignment Sale at The Park Expo Center: Shop the city’s largest children’s consignment sale with more than 100,000 new and gently used products. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Chinoiserie Squirrel Sale at Chinoiserie Squirrel: Shop a flea market that specializes in home goods and accessories. They’ll have more than 50 vendors selling furniture, art, lighting, rugs, dishes and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Overstocked Liquidation Sale at Firehouse Casual Living Store (both locations): Shop tons of options for outdoor furniture, dining sets, grills, umbrellas and gorgeous outdoor accessories from top brands. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Winter ShopOff: South Charlotte at Ballantyne + Blakeney + Waverly participating boutiques: Conveniently explore local shops from the palm of your hand and get up to 50% off at participating boutiques in Ballantyne, Blakeney and Waverly. Free. All day. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

49. Cloudy.

Food & Drink

Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing: Strawberry Seduction is making its return just in time for Valentine’s Day. They use cold pressed strawberries to unveil a sweet and tart flavor profile in this sour ale. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

3x Can Release at Resident Culture Brewing Company: They’re dropping cans of Brain Trust Double IPA, along with a fruited Kettle Sour and a Strata IPA. TIN Kitchen will be on site and they’ll have a DJ. Noon. Free admission. Details.

Cookie Market at Barista Craft Highland Creek: Twelve local bakeries will have cookies and cookie-inspired desserts for purchase, including gluten-free and vegan options. Noon to 3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Can Release at Sycamore Brewing: Take home some cans of their ‘Mazatlán Milkshake Imperial Mexican Stout.’ Noon to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cupcake/Cookie Decorating Party at Jazzy Cheesecakes: Come decorate a cupcake or cookie for Valentine’s Day. Children must be accompanied. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

2019 Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew:  Your ticket includes three hours of unlimited samplings of more than 20 beers. 21+, furry children only. 1-4 p.m. $20. Details.

3rd Annual Bless Back Worldwide Chili Cookoff at Lenny Boy Brewing: Enjoy unlimited chili samples or enter the contest. All proceeds from the event will go to support Bless Back Worldwide’s sustainable initiatives in healthcare, business and education. 1-4 p.m. $10 to attend & $30 to compete. Details.

Wellness Fair + Vegan Drinks at 7th Street Public Market: Market vendors will be featuring healthier options on their menus and a handful of other local vendors will be on site with everything from yoga to skin care to tonics, massages and more. Plus, local restaurants will host a multi-course dinner with wine pairings. 4-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Celebration of Food & Wine at Upstream Seafood: Enjoy a six-course dinner with Canapés  curated by Hamptons Restaurant’s Chef Raffael Dall’Erta, Upstream’s Chef Sam Diminich, and Eric Solomon from European Cellars. Reservations recommended. 6:30 p.m. $85+. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Family Day: We Heart Modern Art at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Kids and families can explore the art and artists in the museum’s collection through special hands-on art activities and family-focused museum tours. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, you’ll be able to create your own Modern Art-themed handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Free for children, $9 for adults. Details.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Fats Waller Musical Show at Theatre Charlotte: See the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of the legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. $28. Details.

Rouge at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: The CC&Co. dancers will entertain you cabaret-style with gravity-defying aerial acts and dance. Rated PG. 5 p.m.  & 9 p.m. $90-$110. Details.

Condom Couture Charlotte 2019 at The Fillmore Charlotte: More than 20 local designers will use thousands of condoms to create fashionable, wearable art, promote safe sex and raise funds to sustain the expanding work of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. 7-11 p.m. $30+. Details.

UNC Clef Hanger’s Charlotte Concert at Knight Theater: 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. 8 p.m. $15. Details.

It’s Not You, It’s Me. with The Second City at McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square: The world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. 8 p.m. $22. Details.

Bryce Vine at The Fillmore Charlotte: The American rapper (similar style to Kid Cudi) will perform live. 8 p.m. $20. Details.

Bob Marley’s 74th at Mama’s Caribbean Bar and Grill: JIMEE will be performing live and covering the best of Bob Marley to celebrate his birthday. 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Smooch a Pooch Adoption Event at Pet People – Dilworth: Join Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue and their adoptable pups. They’ll have a kissing booth set up for pictures with the pups. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free/Donation. Details.

Love Pawty at Pet in the City: Expect a puppy kissing booth, pet portrait painting, pizza for dogs and people, cornhole and dog washes for $10. Proceeds will benefit local animal shelters. Noon to 4 p.m. Free/Donation. Details.

2nd Annual Onesie Bar Crawl at Slate Charlotte: Join hundreds of crawlers dressed up in their best onesies, PJ’s, sweatpants or Snuggies as you crawl through six venues. 2-10 p.m. $20. Details.

Hayden at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Watch Hayden the magician perform incredible sleight of hand with light-hearted comedy just feet away from the stage. 8-9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

Valentine’s Day Make & Take at Fashion & Compassion: Come make a bracelet with beads and charms while you enjoy snacks and meet local artisans. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Bug Bar: Meet Riana Clark at Discovery Place Science: Check out the exotic bug collection with Discovery Place Lab Coordinator Riana Clark. You can observe some interesting creepy crawlies and learn how to “pin” an insect. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Included in admission. Details.

Whitewater Job Fair at USNWC: Learn more about employment opportunities at the USNWC. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free (no parking fee). Details.

Job Fair at Carowinds: They’re ready to hire 4,000 new employees in a range of departments, so come discover what opportunities they have. Apply in advance so your information is already on file at the fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Tax Workshop at Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: This class will be geared toward artists, freelancers and creatives who want to learn the basic tax equation and tax issues specifically relevant to them. It’ll be led by Hannah Cole, a working artist and the founder of Sunlight Tax. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Muddy Turtle Talks Gentrification and Conversation at Warehouse 242: This edition will focus on stories about the forced displacement and erasure of one of Charlotte’s historically black neighborhoods. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Frigid Trail Race and Plunge at USNWC: Run a 5k or 10k through the trails and then jump into the frosty waters of the Catawba River. 7 a.m. to noon. $37-$42. Details.

Do Good

Sweetheart TreeStore at Charlotte Museum of History: Charlotte residents are allowed to get two flowering trees (think magnolias) for free (only two per household). 9-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Chinoiserie Squirrel Sale at Chinoiserie Squirrel: Shop a flea market that specializes in home goods and accessories. They’ll have more 50 vendors selling furniture, art, lighting, rugs, dishes and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Gift Market at Ballantyne Village: Shop local jewelry and gift vendors and get there early to get a free swag bag. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release and Valentine’s Day Market at The Barrel Room at Triple C: They’re re-releasing their Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout in 22-ounce bombers. Plus you can shop from local vendors while jamming out to music or getting food from New Wrap Order Food Truck. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release and Valentine’s Day Market at Legion Brewing: They’re celebrating the return of their World Beer Cup Silver Award Winner, Sláinte, by turning the brewery silver for the night with live music and giveaways. Noon to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Starving Artist Market at Catawba Brewing Company: Shop tons of handmade artists and vendors selling photography, jewelry, food, beauty products and more. Plus, Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will be on site. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Overstocked Liquidation Sale at Firehouse Casual Living Store (both locations): Shop tons of options for outdoor furniture, dining sets, grills, umbrellas and gorgeous outdoor accessories from top brands. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Winter ShopOff: South Charlotte at Ballantyne + Blakeney + Waverly participating boutiques: Conveniently explore local shops from the palm of your hand and get up to 50% off at participating boutiques in Ballantyne, Blakeney and Waverly. Free. All day. Details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

49. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Ganache at the Gardens – a Chocolate Celebration at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: Learn about the cocoa tree and watch chocolate making demonstrations while you enjoy classical music and samples. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Taste of the Mint | African-Print Fashion Now at Mint Museum Uptown: Wine and dine on small plate tastings, and then take a guided tour of the special exhibition. Reservations required by Feb. 8. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $45. Details.

Raw Bar “Pop-Up” No. 4 at Triple C Brewing: Enjoy free Oysters on the half shell (’till they run out) from The Waterman, beer from Triple C, free stickers and buttons and gift card giveaways. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Meat & Potatoes: Redefining Charlotte’s stereotype at Stoke Charlotte: Five innovative chefs will cook a five-course meal of meat and potato dishes, using no prime cuts of meat. Expect untraditional cuts but nevertheless, delicious. 6-9 p.m. $95-$140, use code AGENDA for 10 percent off. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: See “Within Our Gates,” the first surviving film directed and produced by Oscar Micheaux, the first black American film director. 2-4 p.m. Free with museum admission. Details.

Laundry Day – Visual Storytelling at Charlotte Art League: Tell your story through a piece a piece of visual art that can become a part of upcoming installations throughout the city. 2-4 p.m. $15. Details.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Fats Waller Musical Show at Theatre Charlotte: See the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is a sassy sultry musical celebration of the legendary jazz great Fats Waller. 2:30 p.m. $28. Details.

Tiny Stage Concerts Valentine’s Reunion Showcase at Heist Brewery: Enjoy the brewery’s food and drinks while you listen to talented local singer/songwriters perform. 4:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Where the Wild Women Art at Crown Station: Enjoy an all-female art show with music from Modern Primitives, free PBR (while it lasts), vendors and food. They’ll be collecting donations for Safe Alliance of Charlotte at the door (ethnic hair care products or diapers size 4-6). 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Yung Gravy at The Fillmore: See the rapper perform on his “Experience the Sensation” tour. 8:30 p.m. $27.50. Details.

Fitness

Spartan Workout Tour at Life Time Athletic: Get trained by Spartan SGX Coaches who will lead you through a 30-minute warm up and a one-hour bodyweight workout complete with training and race tips. Participants will also get a T-shirt and race discounts. 8-10 a.m. Free. Details.

Bungee Fitness Pop-Up at AIR – Aerial Fitness: This low-impact cardio class uses a bungee to work your core and your entire body without stressing the joints. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $30. Details.

Sweaty Afro Dance Workshop at Creative Arts Studio Noda at 28th: Learn the moves and how to choreograph to different types of African music in a high-energy class. 2-4 p.m. $15. Details.

Shopping

Girl Tribe Galentine’s Day at The Design Center Atrium: The pop up will feature Charlotte’s coolest brands as well as up-and-comers in the pop-up world to help you celebrate of all of the loves of your life – especially your favorite gal pals. Bring your best babes, get shimmered down, meet some cool people and shop! Walk over to the Girl Tribe store for sips from Lenny Boy Brewing Co. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Starving Artist Market at Charlotte Art League: Shop local artists and find something for all of your Valentines. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Overstocked Liquidation Sale at Firehouse Casual Living Store (both locations): Shop tons of options for outdoor furniture, dining sets, grills, umbrellas and gorgeous outdoor accessories from top brands. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Winter ShopOff: South Charlotte at Ballantyne + Blakeney + Waverly participating boutiques: Conveniently explore local shops from the palm of your hand and get up to 50% off at participating boutiques in Ballantyne, Blakeney and Waverly. Free. All day. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Galentine’s Day at Sycamore: Enjoy complimentary sushi from O-Ku Charlotte, a pop-up in the Barrel Room with Adair Boutique, live music by Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes and half-price Wild Blossom Cider all night long. February 13

Miss Saigon at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Taking place in the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with Chris, an American G.I., but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. February 19-24

Make & Mingle: DIY Wood Charging Station at Discovery Place Science: Make a personalized docking station or desk organizer during this adults-only DIY workshop. Personalize your creation using woodshop tools, including paint, stain, band saws, wood burning instruments, the Carvey milling machine and Cameo vinyl cutter. Space is limited to 20 participants and registration includes popcorn, one beer/wine ticket and free parking in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck. February 28

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