Agenda Weekender: 39 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte, including ice cream for breakfast at Jeni’s and 11 Super Bowl parties

Agenda Weekender: 39 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte, including ice cream for breakfast at Jeni’s and 11 Super Bowl parties
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

49. PM showers. 60% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit opening celebration at 327 W. Tremont Ave., Suite B:  The first 10 customers in line will receive a free tote bag, mug, and free drip coffee for a year. The first 25 will receive a tote bag. All customers on opening day will get a free hot little biscuit with a purchase. It’s beneath The Penrose in South End, for reference. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Angeline’s “A Taste of Italy” Wine Dinner at 303 S. Church St.: You’ll get five wines and five course of Italian food and wine. Prego (you’re welcome). 7 p.m. $125. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Sy Smith & Ronnie Laws at Middle C Jazz: Middle C Jazz opening last fall, and the 200-person venue and cocktail lounge holds shows every weekend. I love the concept and think it’s the perfect date night. 7-8:15 p.m. $46. Details.

Mamma Mia at Matthews Playhouse: Calling all dancing queens. Don’t miss this local rendition of classic musical Mamma Mia with all the ABBA songs you love. 7:30 p.m. $19-$22. Details.

Experience

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Learn Things

Networking For A Cause Happy Hour at Ink & Ivy: Network with local professionals with appetizers and drinks. Donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank with a value of $2 will enter you into a raffle to win various gift cards and prizes. Businesses that would like to take a moment to introduce their company to the group can bring a prize for the raffle. 5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Weekend at 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd.: NASCAR fans, this one’s for you. You can get exclusive access to the Class of 2020 inductees and the Induction Ceremony stage, spring for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Legends Brunch and/or the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package, and hear and get autographs from NASCAR legends. Times vary. Prices vary. Details.

Do Good

Silhouettes: Giving Voice to the Voiceless at Booth Playhouse: Lily Pad Haven and Carolina Voices, local nonprofit organizations, have teamed up again to host the second year of Silhouettes: Giving Voice to the Voiceless in honor of human trafficking survivors. Enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction, and inspiring musical performances. Seating is limited. 6:30 p.m. $60-$200. Details.

Shopping

Charlotte Sidewalk Sale at Onward Reserve: Shop men’s fall/winter clothing (think button downs, vests, etc.) up to 70 percent off. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

54. Showers. 40% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Brooks’ Sandwich House reopening at 2710 N. Brevard St.: Brooks’ has been closed since the shooting of Scott Brooks in early December, so show support for the Brooks family and fulfill your Brooks’ craving. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s: Just in case you were waiting for an excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast, Jeni’s is serving it’s new Skillet Cinnamon Roll ice cream for the first time ever, starting at 8 Saturday morning. They’ll also have offee Floats—hot coffee with a scoop of ice cream in a souvenir Jeni’s mug (while they last!). 8 a.m. to noon. Menu prices. Details.

Annual Free Oyster Roast at Reid’s Fine Foods – 2823 Selwyn Ave.: Grab your shucking knives and head to Reid’s for two hours of free oysters (while supplies last). 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Winey Grapes Wine Festival at Slate: Expect more than 100 different wines for you to sample, including local and regional favs. While you drink the day away, enjoy local vendors and live music. 2-5 p.m. $40. Details.

Queen City Brewers Festival at The Park Expo: Expect 50 breweries and cidery participants, hand-picked restaurant and snack food exhibitors, live music, and games, all included with admission. Festival proceeds benefit ACEing Autism. Noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. $50. Details.

Southern Valentine’s Breakfast Class at Mimosa Grill: Learn how to make the perfect Valentine’s Day brunch, and of course get to taste everything. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Mamma Mia at Matthews Playhouse: Calling all dancing queens. Don’t miss this local rendition of classic musical Mamma Mia with all the ABBA songs you love. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $19-$22. Details.

Experience

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Sports

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Weekend at 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd.: NASCAR fans, this one’s for you. You can get exclusive access to the Class of 2020 inductees and the Induction Ceremony stage, spring for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Legends Brunch and/or the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package, and hear and get autographs from NASCAR legends. Times vary. Prices vary. Details.

Shopping

Charlotte Sidewalk Sale at Onward Reserve: Shop men’s fall/winter clothing (think button downs, vests, etc.) up to 70 percent off. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Selenite Beauty opening at 1800 Camden Road, Suite 104: Expect refreshments, 15 percent off whatever you buy, product consultations, and giveaways. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

58. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Mamma Mia at Matthews Playhouse: Calling all dancing queens. Don’t miss this local rendition of classic musical Mamma Mia with all the ABBA songs you love. 2 p.m. $19-$22. Details.

Experience

4th Annual Puppy Bowl at Lucky Dog: Expect drink specials, food from Bad Mother Smokers food truck, a photo booth, tons of raffle items, and adoptable puppies. And if you need a reason to drink up, ten percent of bar sales will go toward Pits and Giggles Rescue. 1-4 pm. Free. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Shopping

Selenite Beauty opening at 1800 Camden Road, Suite 104: Expect refreshments, 15 percent off whatever you buy, product consultations, and giveaways. Noon to 6 p.m. Details.

Charlotte Sidewalk Sale at Onward Reserve: Shop men’s fall/winter clothing (think button downs, vests, etc.) up to 70 percent off. Noon to 5p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl

Super Bowl Viewing Party at Rosemont: The bar will have $5 Tito’s, $2.50 Bud Lights, and $5 burgers during the game. Admission is free, but get there early for a seat. 6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl LIV Watch Party at QC Pour House: The pregame starts with all-day brunch (until 3 p.m., anyways), and there will be shot and drink specials during the game. All day. Free. Details.

Super Bowl at Midwood Country Club: A potluck of sorts, MCC is providing the meat and asking you to bring sides. There will be drink specials and prizes throughout. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

El Thrifty Super Bowl Party at Optimist Hall: Specials include 10 for $10, 20 for $20, and 30 for $30 wing platters and $15 buckets of Bud Light or Sol Cerveza. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at Whiskey Warehouse: Specials include $34 for 48 Wings or $65 for 96 Wings (dine-in and take-out) and $2 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary Bar, $5 Tito’s, and $2.50 Bud Light. 6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at The Union!: They’ve got $2 Jello shots and $2 beers; I don’t think you can ask for anything else, really. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at Ink N Ivy: Specials include $4 aluminum bottles, $3 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys, $15 house Brut bottles, and $5 burgers during the game. 6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Super Bowl Party at All American Pub: Drink the evening away with $2 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys, $5 cans. 6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Superbowl Sunday at Big Al’s: Food and drink specials will be running all day. 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Superbowl Party at Middle James Brewing Company: They’re doing $1 off all full pours and half-priced wine, plus there will be a special, festive food menu. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

SuperBowl Party House at Tavern on the Tracks: Expect the usual food and drinks, plus prizes and giveaways all evening long. 5 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Tasting Collective Launch at Haberdish. Tasting Collective, which launched in Charlotte in January, takes over top restaurants to put on members-only, six-course dinners where the chef guides you through the menu for a “big dinner party vibe.” You have to be a member to attend, which costs $99 for the first 250 to join, and $165 for every member after that. The meal is $50 for members and $75 for their guests. February 3.

4 Year Birthday Shellebration at Sea Level. Take your S.O (or yourself) on a fun date where you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash. Sea Level is doing $1 Sea Level Signature Oysters, $4 Fried Oyster Sliders, $4 Fish House Punch Cocktails, and free birthday cake with any purchase. February 5.

Expedition Science on the Rocks. Live out your “Night at the Museum” fantasies with a sleepover at Discovery Pace. Activities include air hockey, hand warmer making, hot toddies, a s’mores bar, and more. February 21.

See all the upcoming events here.

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