Agenda Weekender: 31 cool things to do this weekend, including ice skate at the Whitewater Center for the last time this season

Agenda Weekender: 31 cool things to do this weekend, including ice skate at the Whitewater Center for the last time this season
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

53. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Hayden. Magician. Close-Up at Dunhill Hotel: Charlotte’s favorite magician is back for a special V-Day show. 7-8:30 p.m. $50+. Details.

Charlotte DOES Stevie Wonder at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest musicians of all time. So while you may not be seeing the real deal this weekend, local artists are coming together to perform A+ covers. 8 p.m. $20. Details.

Experience

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: It’s the last weekend to ice skate at the Whitewater Center, so lace up and glide into the Valentine’s Day spirit. 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 is the last weekend to see the half-mile light trail created by artist Meredith Connelly. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Valentines Day at Dot Dot Dot: Get festive with champagne, sweet cocktail specials, and desserts before/after dinner. 5 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Single AF: Second Annual Anti-Valentines Day Party at Wooden Robot: Crowned Sparrow Craft Co. will be on site to help you make voodoo dolls, or if you’re not into revenge or sorcery, they’ll have anti-Valentines desserts. Pro tip: Even if you’re not single, this is still a really good excuse to check out Wooden Robot’s new covered and temperature-controlled patio. 5 p.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Day with Cousins Maine Lobster at Sycamore: This is exactly how you celebrate Valentine’s Day with the person you’ve been casually seeing for less than three months — you do an early lobster roll dinner and listen to live music over a few beers. It’s festive-ish. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Love Is Ale You Need at NoDa Brewing: 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.). 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebrations at Reid’s SouthPark and Levine locations: The SouthPark location’s special menu features three courses, including lobster bisque, surf and turf, New York style cheesecake, and chocolate covered strawberries. And the Levine location will offer burrata salad, chateaubriand, raspberry ice cream, and chocolate covered strawberries. 5-10 p.m. Varies. Details.

Valentine’s Dinner for Two at The Palm: 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. Varies. $195-$220. Details.

Valentine’s Day at Mama Ricotta’s: The special menu features truffled mushroom toast, ox tail agnolotti, and a chocolate strawberry cake. Call 704.343.0148 for reservations. Varies. Varies. Details.

Couples Comedy Featuring Unknown Local Celebrities at Charlotte Comedy Theater: 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. 9-10:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Buff Faye’s Valentine’s Day “Whodunnit Girrrl?” Drag Diner at Dilworth Grille: Celebrate Valentine’s Day like royalty. Tickets include all-you-can-eat dinner and, of course, a show. 7-9 p.m. $30. Details.

Lonely Hearts Night – Anti Valentine’s Day at QC Pour House: Out with the old, in with the new. It’ll have donation boxes where you can toss your exes stuff, and they encourage you to fire up the dating apps while you’re there. Plenty of love stories start on Valentine’s Day, after all. 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

48. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Wale – Wow… That’s Crazy Tour at The Fillmore Charlotte: From “Bad” to “No Hands” to “Lotus Flower Bomb,” the artist has had tons of hit songs. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8:30 p.m. $30. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 at Charlotte Convention Center: Are you a weirdo? You may want to check this out. You’ll find taxidermy, preserved specimens, quack medical devices, skull and bones, funeral collectibles, and other Halloween-inspired oddities. 11 a.m to 6 p.m. $10. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: It’s the last weekend to ice skate at the Whitewater Center, so lace up and glide into the Valentine’s Day spirit. 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 is the last weekend to see the half-mile light trail created by artist Meredith Connelly. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Learn Things

Needs vs. Wants at Marie G. Davis Middle School 3351 Griffith St.: National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter is hosting a free budgeting workshop where you’ll learn about necessities and wants. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Details.

Fitness

16th Annual Cupid’s Cup 5K at 208 East Blvd.: Race to raise funds for Atrium’s Cardiac Rehabilitation programs. 8 a.m. $30. Details.

Fabletics Workout at Fabletics SouthPark: Get a free Tabata-style workout and free mimosas afterward. Plus, you get 30 percent off anything you buy after class. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Charlotte Checkers vs Springfield Thunderbirds at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers are taking on the Springfield Thunderbirds, and the team is wearing retro pink jerseys that they’re auctioning off for charity immediately after the game. 6 p.m. $18.50+. Details.

Charlotte Rugby Club Season Opening Day at 2911 Bellhaven Circle: CRC is kicking off its 2020 season with one women’s and two men’s rugby matches. The women play at 11 a.m., and men play at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $5. Details.

Do Good

Bullies, Brews & Besos at Blue Blaze Brewing: Adopt a pit bull, or at least take photos with one in the kissing booth for festive, belated Valentine’s fun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebrations at Reid’s SouthPark and Levine locations: 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. 5-10 p.m. Varies. Details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

56. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Seoul Food’s 4th Anniversary Party at 1400 S. Church St.: Put on your best 90s outfit and be prepared to pound 25 cent beers to celebrate Seoul’s bday. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Tony Bennett at Belk Theater: With a 60-year career and 19 Grammys, Tony Bennett is one of the artists you don’t want to miss perform live. 7-10 p.m. Details.

Experience

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: It’s the last weekend to ice skate at the Whitewater Center, so lace up and glide into the Valentine’s Day spirit. 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 is the last weekend to see the half-mile light trail created by artist Meredith Connelly. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Fitness

Essential Yoga at Free People (Atherton): Bring your own mat and start your week with a one-hour, all-levels yoga class that incorporates essential oils. (I’d bring a girlfriend, grab Not Just Coffee, and walk the Rail Trail afterward, too). 11 a.m. Free, RSPV. Details.

Sports

Post-game skate with the Charlotte Checkers at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers are taking on the Springfield Thunderbirds, and for $32-$33 you can skate with the team after the game (price includes skate rental if needed). 1 p.m. $18.50+. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets – Miles Bridges bobblehead giveaway. The Hornets are taking on the Brooklyn Nets, and the first 7,500 fans will get a free Miles Bridges bobblehead. February 22.

2020 CIAA Tournament. Twenty-two men’s and women’s games will be going on over the course of the weekend. Snag tickets while you can for the tournament’s last year in Charlotte. February 27-29.

Scotty McCreery. Put on your cowboy boots, and grab tickets to see the North Carolina native and country star perform live. February 28.

See all the upcoming events here.

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