Weekday Planner: 17 cool things to do in Charlotte this week, including loads of Valentine’s celebrations

Weekday Planner: 17 cool things to do in Charlotte this week, including loads of Valentine’s celebrations
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 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Rom Com Trivia

QC Pour House | 7-8:30 p.m. | Free, $5 draft beers | Details

Why you should go: You’ve been training for this your whole life and didn’t even know it! Movies featured include 50 First Dates, You’ve Got Mail, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and 10 Things I Hate About You. I expect the competition to be fierce.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Tour of Italy Wine Dinner

Foxcroft Wine Co. – Waverly | 7-9 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Maybe you can’t spend Valentine’s Day exploring Italy. But you can explore Italian food and wine with this four-course pairing meal.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Designer Charity Showhouse Sip and See

The Preserve at Narrow Passage – 19617 Shearer Road | 6-8 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Get a sneak peek of the Interior Design Society of Charlotte’s Charity Designer Showhouses! The three $1.6+M homes designed by 45 area interior designers open to the public on March 14, 2020, but the Sip and See event gives insider access beforehand.

Real Talk About Millennial Homeownership

Legion Brewing SouthPark | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Whether you’re ready to buy now or just want to know more for the future, this event will give you all the home-buying information you need. Plus, you get to drink, eat, and learn for free.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Galentine’s Day Party to Benefit Safe Alliance

Pinhouse | 6-9 p.m. | $20+ donations | Details

Why you should go: Expect a grazing table from Babe and Butcher, Confetti Castle balloon background photo ops, glitter from Shimmer Down, all for a good cause. A text donation is required at the door to get in.

Bumble x Lost and Found

Lost and Found | 7-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Show your Bumble profile (dating, biz, or BFF) to get a free drink ticket, and get free samples of Truly lemonade. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet your Valentine.

Easy Like Sunday opening

1600 East Woodlawn Road, Suite 100 | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: A majority of Easy Like Sunday’s menu is all about breakfast and brunch foods like pancakes and French toast. Must-try dishes include a ricotta-stuffed French toast ($11.95) with a berry compote and crumbled bacon. And shrimp and cheddar grits ($13.25) served with Portuguese sausage and a kick of Cajun seasoning from February 13-27, Easy Like Sunday will have limited reservations available on Yelp.

Free chocolate at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 4-6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: There will be hand-dipped caramels, ganache, and chocolate covered almonds along with free coffee from Coto Family Farms. Note: You can get one type of each chocolate while supplies last.

Paella & Sangria Making Class for Two

Bulla Gastrobar | 7-9:30 p.m. | $200 per couple | Details

Why you should go: Dig into Spanish cuisine and learn how to make paella and sangria with your Valentine. Plus, from February 10-16, $1 will be donated to the American Heart Association for each rose sangria sold. 

Galentine’s Day at Optimist Hall

Optimist Hall | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect tarot card readings, a flower bar from In Our Nature, postcards from Archer Paper Goods, and tenant specials.

Beers & Burpees – Valentine’s Day themed charity workout

Barry’s | 7:30-9 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Your $35 covers and hour-long class, free T-shirt or hat, sunglasses, drinks, and a koozie. So wear red, white, or pink, and support a good cause. 100 percent of proceeds are donated to the Changing Lives Together (CLT) Foundation.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Love Is Ale You Need

NoDa Brewing | 2-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’ll have candy, plenty of Valentines treats, live music, and beer.  TIN kitchen is making a special, festive one-off menu for the event (starting at 5 p.m.).

Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebrations at Reid’s

Reid’s – SouthPark and Levine locations | 5-10 p.m. | Varies | Details

Why you should go: The SouthPark location’s special menu features three courses, including lobster bisque, surf & turf, New York style cheesecake, and chocolate covered strawberries. And Levine will offer burrata salad, chateaubriand, raspberry ice cream, and chocolate covered strawberries.

Valentine’s Dinner for Two

The Palm | Varies | $195-$220 | Details

Why you should go: The special menu features Nova Scotia Lobster paired with Prime New York Strip or Filet Mignon for $195, and you can add champagne for $25.

Valentine’s Day at Mama Ricotta’s

Mama Ricotta’s | Varies | Varies | Details

Why you should go: The special menu features truffled mushroom toast, ox tail agnolotti, and a chocolate strawberry cake. Call 704.343.0148 for reservations.

Couples Comedy Featuring Unknown Local Celebrities

Charlotte Comedy Theater | 9-10:30 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Want to avoid going to dinner but still want to celebrate V-Day? Same here. A comedy show is the perfect solutions — it’s cheap and you’ll laugh a lot!

Buff Faye’s Valentine’s Day “Whodunnit Girrrl?”Drag Diner

Dilworth Grille | 7-9 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate Valentine’s Day like the queen you are. Tickets include all-you-can-eat dinner and, of course, a show.

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