Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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This weekend is packed with All-Star parties. Let someone else navigate the traffic for you and arrive in style with Lyft.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

63. Cloudy

All-Star Events

2019 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles at Bojangles’ Coliseum: All kinds of celebrities — from Naismith Hall of Famers and former NFL players to comedians and rappers — will be battling it out on the court. 7 p.m. $250+. Tickets.

Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars at Spectrum Center: Ten first- and second-year NBA players from the U.S. take on 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world in the league’s annual showcase of premier young talent 9 p.m. $220+. Tickets.

NBA All-Star at the Epicentre: The official free fan destination features customized experiences, retail offerings and NBA partner activations. Noon to 7 p.m. Free to enter but advance reservations and wristbands required. Details.

All-Star Bar Crawl at the Epicentre: World of Beer, Empire and Wild Wing Cafe are hosting one mega day party featuring a ton of DJs. Noon to 6 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

The Answer Day Party at Oak Room and Slate: Allen Iverson and friends will host this day party featuring music by DJ SnS and DJ Infamous. 1-8 p.m. $35-$60. Details.

Welcome to Charlotte All-Star Weekend Celebration at ClubONE: Real Housewives star and Charlotte nightlife mogul Peter Thomas welcomes visitors to All-Star weekend with Kid Capri downstairs and DJ Daddy D upstairs. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50-$75. Details.

704 All-Star Weekend Party ft. Deniro Farrar at The Rabbit Hole: One of Charlotte’s best hometown rappers takes over The Rabbit Hole with Vegas McClain, Jayway Sosa and Power 98’s Mr. Incognito. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20-$1,200. Details.

All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game After Party at La Revolution: Confirmed celebrity guests include Damarre Carroll of the Brooklyn Nets and Gary Clark of the Houston Rockets. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25-$2,000. Details.

NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Parties at VBGB and 8.2.0: Enjoy complimentary karaoke all night long at 8.2.0 on both Friday and Saturday, with VIP booths available for reservation. At VBGB, the games and events will be shown on a 10-foot projector screen. Both locations will have food and drink specials all weekend. Hours vary. Free entry and free parking. VBGB details, 8.2.0 details

Nike x Jordan Brand event at Mint Museum-Uptown: There’s an actual court with basketball clinics, a pop-up store showcasing their new self-lacing shoes (that you tie WITH YOUR PHONE), an apparel bar with custom jerseys and tees and a Snapchat lounge where you can create your own filter. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details.

Food & Drink

Beer Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing Hot Cakes, an IPA soaked in lots and lots of delicious Vermont maple syrup. Plus, they’ll have a brewery tour at 6 p.m. 2-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Blue Blaze Brewing: They’re releasing Bantu Blaze Coffee Brown in draught, a beer that was made with all gluten-free ingredients. 4-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Black Food Truck Friday at Recess: Black-owned food trucks will be selling delicious food for a family-friendly affair. 4-10 p.m. Free to enter; purchase tickets for food and games. Details.

Valentine’s Day at The Ballantyne: Enjoy a curated four-course Valentine menu at Gallery Restaurant featuring starters like oysters on the half shell, fresh salad, entree selections and festive desserts. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. $95+. Details.

Valentine’s Dinner at The Asbury: Enjoy a multi-course dinner (amuse, intermezzo, main, dessert, mignardise) with wine, beer, sparkling and cocktails available for purchase. Reservations from 5:30-9:30 p.m. $135+/couple. Details.

Zipline and Dine: Valentine’s Edition at USNWC: This one of a kind date night will give you a bird’s eye perspective of the USNWC as you fly on the longest zipline before continuing onto the high ropes. After a short hike back to River’s Edge, you’ll be greeted with a chef-inspired dinner. Start times from 6-7 p.m. $75 per person. Details.

WFAEats Presents Chocolate at Charlotte Museum of History: You get two of hours of unlimited chocolate tastings. Proceeds will benefit WFAE. Advance tickets required. 6-8 p.m. $35. 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.

Drake White at Coyote Joes: See the country music singer perform with special guest Jordan Brooker. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12-$15. Details.

Cr8can Charlotte at C3 Lab: See a fashion show and browse works of art from local artists while a DJ spins and with a drink in hand. 7-10 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

QCC Short Film Collection at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: In celebration of Black History Month in February, this lineup will show shorts from African and African-American filmmakers. 7-10 p.m. $5, or $10 for admission plus a snack and a beer. Details.

An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Everyone knows Sarah McLachlan. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 8 p.m. $25. Details.

Experience

The Female Quotient Lounge (NBA All-Star 2019) at WeWork: Events will be going on all weekend, including talks about women in sports, female leadership, self care and other empowering topics and activities, like yoga. 1-7 p.m. Free, but you should RSVP. Details.

Shopping

Julie’s Boutique Warehouse Blowout Sale at Julie’s Boutique: Stock your wardrobe in advance and shop serious clearance deals up to 90 percent off with racks of winter merchandise marked $5, $10 and $12. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

59. 90% chance of rain.

All-Star Events

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Spectrum Center: You’ve got the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and the ATT Slam Dunk competition. Our own Kemba Walker is competing in the 3-point contest, along with other respected players like Danny Green and Stephen Curry. And Miles Bridges is one of four NBA players in the dunk contest. 8 p.m. $480+. Tickets.

All-Star Brunch Party at SportsONE: DJ Phat Boi provides the soundtrack for this brunch. 11 a.m. Menu prices vary. Details.

NBA All-Star at the Epicentre: The official free fan destination features customized experiences, retail offerings and NBA partner activations. Noon to 7 p.m. Free to enter but advance reservations and wristbands required. Details.

All-Star Weekend Brunch at Ink N Ivy: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch along with music and drinks. Noon to 4 p.m. $70. Details.

Good Company Style & Grooming Lounge at Sugar Creek Brewing: Get ready for the game with hair styling, makeup, massages, men’s grooming, nail services and more. They’ll also have a cigar lounge, car service and food and beverages. Noon to 6 p.m. $40. Details.

LaDiDaDi Day Party at Oak Room, Slate, All American Pub and Hot Taco: our venues, three DJs and one live go-go band will take over the block. Doug E. Fresh is a confirmed celebrity appearance. Noon to 8 p.m. $50-$2,000. Details.

All-Star Bar Crawl at Various locations: Featuring drink specials, gifts, beads and more at six venues — Sports ONE, Flight, Sage, Centerstage, Factory Cafe, La Revolucion and VBGB. Noon. $60-$1,000. Details.

Sneaker Ball Day Party at Lucky’s Bar & Arcade: The adult arcade will have $100 prizes for best sneakers and the top score on games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and more. 12:30-7:30 p.m. Free if you RSVP before 2 p.m. on Feb. 14. $25-$400. Details.

Day Dreaming Party at Ink N Ivy: Fabolous and Allen Iverson host the “star-studded” day party. 4-9 p.m. $100-$150. Details.

The Crossover featuring Rick Ross at Founders Hall: The venue will become the ultimate All-Star VIP experience with live performances and celebrity DJs. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $150-$20,000. Details.

Redefine Black Tie All-Star Saturday Night at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: “Dress competitively” for this upscale affair. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25-$75. Details.

“The Art of Basketball” at Fahrenheit Charlotte: Don’t miss this NBA All-Star live painting experience in association with Rich B. Caliente. “The Art of Basketball” is a collaboration with Luc Belair, Redbull, The Millionaires Club, McLaren Charlotte, and Kid Robot. As the Queen City’s premier sky bar, Fahrenheit features unparalleled skyline views of Charlotte from the rooftop terrace and linear firepits. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50-$1,200. Details.  

NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Parties at VBGB and 8.2.0: Enjoy complimentary karaoke all night long at 8.2.0 on both Friday and Saturday, with VIP booths available for reservation. At VBGB, the games and events will be shown on a 10-foot projector screen. Both locations will have food and drink specials all weekend. Hours vary. Free entry and free parking. VBGB details, 8.2.0 details

Nike x Jordan Brand event at Mint Museum-Uptown: There’s an actual court with basketball clinics, a pop-up store showcasing their new self-lacing shoes (that you tie WITH YOUR PHONE), an apparel bar with custom jerseys and tees and a Snapchat lounge where you can create your own filter. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details.

All-Star Main Event ft. Migos at Centerstage @ Noda: Migos take the stage at one of the biggest events of the weekend hosted at Centerstage @ NoDa’s Atrium of Charlotte. 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $150-$250. Tickets.

Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Special Brunch at ROOTS Cafè: For a set price you can enjoy a carafe of Rose, Bellini’s or Prosecco Mimosas, plus a three-course brunch. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $37. Details.

Oyster Roast at Sycamore: Enjoy award-winning oysters from Oysters Carolina, live music, fresh beer/wine/cider, Gyro Twins Truck and more. They’ll also be releasing Rainbow Dust IPA in cans. Noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Taste of Soul CLT at Noda@36th: This event gives local residents the opportunity to taste an array of cuisines ranging from seafood to soul-food. 1-6 p.m. $0-$20. Details.

Valentine’s Day at The Ballantyne: Enjoy a curated four-course Valentine menu at Gallery Restaurant featuring starters like oysters on the half shell, fresh salad, entree selections and festive desserts. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. $95+. Details.

The Scotch Club of Ballantyne at The Ballantyne: Enjoy a Johnnie Walker Scotch tasting, including the rare Jane Walker edition and the legendary Blue Label, paired with small bites. 6:30-9 p.m. $70+. 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.

Kevin Hart Presents Laugh Out Loud Live at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: This show will include performances from famous comedians Jay Pharoah, Jess Hilarious and DC Young Fly. 7 p.m. $59-$99. Details.

Improv Comedy Benefiting Project Alive at Free Range Brewing: All profits from the group’s show will go towards Project Alive, an organization dedicated to giving kids with Hunter Syndrome the chance to grow up. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

SOMA Entertainment’s 4-year Anniversary at Neighborhood Theatre: The Bass Music Legend Caspa will perform with The Widdler, Deez, Makak b2b Grime Theory and Jay Kell. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $22 in advance, $25 day of. Details.

Experience

BEE my Valentine at Seoul Food Meat Company: Enjoy an afternoon of mingling, beer pong, karaoke, yard games and more. Come solo or bring a match and show your active Bumble profile at the door and swipe twice to get drinks on their tab. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

“Love is Dead” a Murder Mystery at Red Clay Ciderworks: Nothing says love is dead like a murder mystery, right? Your ticket includes two Red Clay Ciders and light snacks. 7-9 p.m. $30. Details.

Crushes, Cruxes, and Cold Ones at Inner Peaks South End: Enjoy catered appetizers from Fresh Med, drinks from Sycamore, games and lots of climbing. 7:30-10 p.m. $25. Details.

6th Annual The Legends Ball at STATS Restaurant & Bar: See Kid Capri, Doug E Fresh and Biz Markie all under one roof. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $40-$1,000. Details.

The Female Quotient Lounge (NBA All-Star 2019) at WeWork: Events will be going on all weekend, including talks about women in sports, female leadership, self care and other empowering topics and activities, like yoga. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, but you should RSVP. Details.

Learn Things

French Wines Class #2 at Reid’s Southpark: Learn about the Rhone Valley and the wines that come from there. The class includes five wines, five kinds of cheese, a map, a placemat, a tutorial booklet and a special discount on all wines featured. 2-4 p.m. $40. Details.

Margarita 101: Worth Your Salt at Paco’s Tacos and Tequila: Learn about how to find good tequila, get creative with salt rims, mix up a variety of different margaritas, and enjoy light snacks. 4-5:30 p.m. $30. Details.

Fitness

Kickin’ It at Latta Park: Join Burn Boot Camp Elizabeth and SouthPark for a workout while Kickin’ It soccer coaches work with your kiddos ages 3-8. Afterward, they’ll have food vendors to get snacks from. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Mini Masters Adult/Child Art Hour at Mint Museum Randolph: Bring your little artist age 3-7 to explore the museum galleries and create art! Projects vary each month and pre-registration is required. 1-2 p.m. $12-$16. Details.

Shopping

Julie’s Boutique Warehouse Blowout Sale at Julie’s Boutique: Stock your wardrobe in advance and shop serious clearance deals up to 90 percent  off with racks of winter merchandise marked $5, $10 and $12. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

54. 50% chance of scattered showers. 

All-Star Events

68th NBA All-Star Game: The main event. The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the list of 10 players – two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference – selected by fans, current NBA players and a media panel. 8:20 p.m. $790+. Tickets.

All-Star Brunch at Explicit Bistro & Lounge: Chef Jamar and Chef Deja will be dishing out an all-you-can-eat buffet stacked with signature waffles, chicken wings, scrambled eggs, home fries, shrimp & grits and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30-$45. Details.

NBA All-Star at the Epicentre: The official free fan destination features customized experiences, retail offerings and NBA partner activations. Noon to 7 p.m. Free to enter but advance reservations and wristbands required. Details.

Henny & Waffles at Oak Room: Enjoy all-you-can-eat waffles, bottomless mimosas and $10 Hennessy cocktails all afternoon 1-4 p.m. $35 buffet, $15 bottomless mimosas. Details.

All-Star Weekend Grand Finale at Loft and Cellar: Enjoy two parties for the price of one with the Day Dreams Day Party and Finale Watch Party. 1 p.m.m to 2 a.m. $75-$100. Details.

All-Star Sneaker Summit at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Buy, sell, trade, browse and discuss rare and collectible footwear, clothing and accessories. 1-5 p.m. $25. Details.

Day Party and Pop-Up at Recess: Shop pop-up apparel and art vendors. 1-4 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

DMX & Kid Capri Live All-Star Finale at Fitzgerald’s: Catch Kid Capri on the 1s and 2s and a live performance from DMX . 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $60-$2,000. Details.

The Crossover featuring Rick Ross at Founders Hall: The venue will become the ultimate All-Star VIP experience with live performances and celebrity DJs. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $150-$20,000. Details.

Gucci Mane Trap Gala at Ink N Ivy: Gucci Mane hosts the All-Star game post-party Trap Gala. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $60-$85. Details.

Nike x Jordan Brand event at Mint Museum-Uptown: There’s an actual court with basketball clinics, a pop-up store showcasing their new self-lacing shoes (that you tie WITH YOUR PHONE), an apparel bar with custom jerseys and tees and a Snapchat lounge where you can create your own filter. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details.

Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Special Brunch at ROOTS Cafè: For a set price you can enjoy a carafe of Rose, Bellini’s or Prosecco Mimosas, plus a three-course brunch. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $37. Details.

No Brainer IPA Release Party at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Celebrate the tapping of No Brainer IPA with a Sunday Funday full of trivia, games, great giveaways, food, fun and much more. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Small Batch Release at Red Clay Ciderworks: Try “You’re Bacon Me Crazy,” which pairs perfectly with the Pepperbox Donuts they’ll have on site. 2:30-7 p.m. Free admission. 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.

Copeland at Visulite: The rock band will be performing with support from From Indian Lakes. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 day of. Details.

Experience

Drinkin’ w/ Lincoln! President’s Day PJ Party! at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Show up in your finest PJs and/or onesies and drink some delicious beer with Abe Lincoln and Your Mom’s Donuts (they’re making a special flavor with beer glaze). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Three-Year Anniversary Party at Seoul Food Meat Company: Party it up with 25 cent craft beers sold at beer stations around the restaurant and Flip Cup Olympics. 11:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Black Hearts Ball at Heist Brewery: Who needs a Valentine when you can celebrate your emo-filled soul at an anti-Valentine’s dance. 5-8:30 p.m. $8. Details.

The Female Quotient Lounge (NBA All-Star 2019) at WeWork: Events will be going on all weekend, including talks about women in sports, female leadership, self care and other empowering topics and activities, like yoga. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, but you should RSVP. Details.

Do Good

1st Annual NC vs SC Top Golf Celebrity Charity Challenge at Top Golf: The tournament will feature various NBA and NFL players, local celebrities and radio/TV personalities. If you’re not much of a play, they’re offering a spectator pass so you can watch the action unfold. Proceeds will be donated to charity. 3-6 p.m. $35-$600 (for a team of six). Details.

Shopping

Julie’s Boutique Warehouse Blowout Sale at Julie’s Boutique: Stock your wardrobe in advance and shop serious clearance deals up to 90 percent off with racks of winter merchandise marked $5, $10 and $12. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Miss Saigon: 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

Hoppin’s One-Year Anniversary: Their celebration will include the unveiling of a special 1 Year Anniversary beer in collaboration with The Unknown Brewing Company, a DJ spinning all day, a cornhole tournament with gift cards on the line, a photo booth, beer and wine specials, specialty beers on tap, food by Twisted Eats, virtual golf and lots of giveaways. February 23.

Make & Mingle: DIY Wood Charging Station: 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

See all the upcoming events here.

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