MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Community Night/Puppy Yoga
NoDa Brewing | 4-9 p.m. | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Start your week off with yoga, puppies, and beer — the ultimate trifecta. A dollar from every beer will be donated to RescuedMe.
Build Your Own Ramen: Chef Allison
7th Street Public Market | All day | $55 each, $100 for two | Details
Why you should go: Your ticket includes the lesson, dinner, one drink ticket redeemable for wine, beer, or pressed juice, and the recipe to take home. (You could attempt to recreate the ramen at home for Valentine’s Day.)
Tasting Collective dinner
Haberdish | $99-$165 annual membership, $50 dinner | Details
Why you should go: 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.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$342 | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Orlando Magic.
Whitewater Center Ice Skating
U.S. National Whitewater Center | All day | $20 single activity pass, $6 parking | Agenda Preview
Why you should go: 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.
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Whitewater Center Lights
U.S. National Whitewater Center | All day | Free, $6 parking | Agenda Preview
Why you should go: The half-mile walking trail of lights isn’t your average light show. It was created by local artist Meredith Connelly and features interactive, illuminated sculptures.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
The Goodyear House opening
3032 N. Davidson St. | 7:30 p.m. | Menu prices | Details
Why you should go: Chef and partner Chris Coleman tells the Agenda he considers The Goodyear House a neighborhood spot, where diners can come as they are, just like they would around a family dinner table. “We’re not (just) a special occasion restaurant,” he says. “We want to be that everyday restaurant.”
Free Range Brewing | 7-10 p.m. | $20-$25 | Details
Why you should go: Forget your perfectly choreographed routine of “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” This twist on classic karaoke levels the playing field by having you spin for your song. Whatever song you land on, is what you’re singing.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Design Center’s courtyard next to Barcelona and Superica | All day | Menu prices | Details
Why you should go: The new craft cocktail bar from the CEO of Wooden Robot is in the Design Center’s courtyard next to Barcelona and Superica. It’s beautiful inside (love the mezzanine), and it’s cozy. The space is only 750 square feet, plus a 400-square-foot patio.
4 Year Birthday Shellebration
Sea Level | All day | Varies | Details
Why you should go: 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.
#ILOVEUNCC + Kendra Scott Valentine’s Fundraiser
Kendra Scott | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Twenty percent off all purchases and proceeds will benefit UNC Charlotte student scholarships. Babe and Butcher will be providing the snacks, and if you spend $49 you’ll get a succulent to take home. Want to help more? Bring gently used, clean professional clothing for a chance to win a piece from the #iLoveUNCC collection.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
“Love Wins. Hope Heals.”
Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse | 5:30-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Opening night you’ll hear from social justice speaker Ed Price, the inspirational powerhouse behind Community Matters Cafe. And Friday’s festivities include the South End Gallery Crawl, which features 33 visual artworks — including mixed-media collage, social commentary, and digital work — by 11 Char-Meck artists.
National FroYo Day with TCBY
TCBY | All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s National FroYo Day, and TCBY is celebrating by giving you 6 ounces of free FroYo.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Charlotte Checkers vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $18-$42 | Details
Why you should go: The Checkers are taking on the Wolf Pack twice this weekend, so be sure to cheer them on.
Galentines Day at Chef Alyssa’s
4001 Yancey Road | 6:30-9 p.m. | $70 | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate your best gals with a GNO. You get to avoid the crowded restaurants but still eat delicious foods. (And there’s something extra gratifying about creating something yourself.)
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m. | $82.50-$362.50 | Details
Why you should go: Who doesn’t love Andrea Bocelli? Take anyone in your family to see the Italian Opera star live.
ASC’s Connect with Culture Days
The Collectors’ Room at Beau Monde | 7:30 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy a festive multicultural food experience, open bar, and live performances from Nicci Canada and Nouveau Sud and an interactive art experience from local artist Jonathan Grauel.
Looking for more things to do? Here’s the full Charlotte Agenda calendar with more than 50 cool, upcoming events in Charlotte.