FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
43. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Food & Drink
Angeline’s Pinots of the World Wine Dinner at 303 South Church St.: Your ticket covers a five-course dinner, five wine pairings, and gratuity. 7-10 p.m. $150. Details.
Parent/Teen Cooking Class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen: They may not always say it, but your teen really does love spending quality time with you. Learn how to make Focaccia Bread with Rosemary and Figs, Rustic Layered Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Mousse, and Apple Galette with Caramel Sauce, together. 6-8 p.m. $70, per person. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Hot Glass Alley Open Demonstration Night at 438 Atando Ave.: See the artists create their hot glass works of art while sipping on wine, beer, etc. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.
So You Think You Can Bark at Knight Theater: Calling all pet lovers. Pets are taking the stage and will be performing a routine of tricks. All event proceeds benefit Stand For Animals, a nonprofit veterinary clinic. 7:30 p.m. $21.11. Details.
Marc Anthony at Spectrum Center: Hear songs from his newest album, OPUS. This is his first new studio album in six years, and his eighth salsa album in the 26 years since Otra Notacame out in 1993. 8 p.m. $64+. Details.
Adult Art Party: Clay Luminaries at Mint Museum Uptown: Go on an after-hours tour of Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint, grab a cocktail, and build your own Studio Drift-inspired luminary. 6-8:30 p.m. $50, $37.50 Mint Members. Details.
Queens Gone Wild! Mardi Gras Drag Show at Rooftop 210: See a Mardi Gras-themed drag show, led by the queen of Charlotte, Buff Faye. There will be plenty of drinks, dancing, and Mardi beads to go around. 6:30 p.m. $5-$20. Details.
HEARTest Yard Night Out with the Olsens at Hilliard Studio Method: Your $50 donation includes a Hilliard Studio Method class, a mix and mingle with Greg and Kara Olsen, complimentary beverages from Green Brothers Juice and Lenny Boy Brewing Co., and HEARTest Yard/Hilliard Studio Method swag. Proceeds benefit the Olsen’s charity, the HEARTest Yard. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50 donation. Sign up.
House of Nomad’s South Africa Launch Party at 1935 Brunswick Ave.: House of Nomad is celebrating its newest collection of goods (decor, baskets, small furniture items, textiles, jewelry) from South Africa. They’ll have champagne and charcuterie 3-5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
52. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Food & Drink
Ilegal Mezcal Tasting at Dot Dot Dot: Calling all Mezcal lovers. $40 covers small bites from Tacos El Nevado and tastings of Mezcal. 3-4:30 p.m. $40. Details.
A Spirited Luncheon Featuring Don Julio at The Crunkleton: Your ticket includes access to a lunch buffet, one cocktail drink ticket, and tequila tastings. 3 p.m. $75. Details.
2020 Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog: Ten breweries are bringing their best brews, and your $20 entry gets you unlimited 9-ounce samplings. 1-4 p.m. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
ABBA The Concert at Ovens Auditorium: Calling all dancing queens. 21st Century Artists, Inc. is performing covers of you all your ABBA favs, including “Waterloo,” “Dancing Queen,” and more. 8 p.m. $34-$64. Details.
Tosco Music Party at Knight Theater: Expect 15 acts performing a song or two each, and audience singalongs throughout the evening led by John Tosco and the TMP House Band & Singalong Choir. Tickets are discounted 10 percent for students and groups of 10 or more (call 704.348.5752). 7:30 p.m. $15.50-$35.50. Details.
Mardi Gras Bike Parade at The Plaza: Dress yourself and your bike in Mardi Gras-themed gear for a loop around The Plaza, and stick around for a party at Holy Trinity afterward. If you live in The Plaza, feel free to party on your yard and cheer on the bikers. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.
Mardi Gras Celebration at Sycamore: Expect beer, food by Bayou Betty and Caribbean Buzz Food Truck, and live music. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.
2020 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Charlotte at First Ward Park: Opt for the 5K or 15K, if you’re feeling extra ambitious. There will be various sweet stations along the course, and you get a cup of hot cocoa with other treats at the end. The race benefits Make-A-Wish. 7 a.m. $49-$74. Details.
Hornets vs BKN: Miles Bridges Bobblehead Night at Spectrum Center: The Hornets are taking on the Brooklyn Nets, and the first 7,500 fans will get a free Miles Bridges bobblehead. 7 p.m. $18+. Details.
House of Nomad’s South Africa Launch Party at 1935 Brunswick Ave.: House of Nomad is celebrating its newest collection of goods (decor, baskets, small furniture items, textiles, jewelry) from South Africa. They’ll have a mimosa bar all day long. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
55. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Food & Drink
CLT Donut Festival at Norfolk Hall – 2905 Griffith St.: The sweetest festival around, the inaugural CLT Donut Festival features the cities best donuts, and coffee, juice, smoothies, and more. Expect music, games, and vendors, too. Note: VIP tickets include alcohol. Use PROMO code AGENDA and buy one get one 50 percent off. Noon to 4 p.m. $20-$37.50. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College: Yamato travels all over the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums. What one feels when surrounded by the sound of Wadaiko, brought out by these highly trained performers, is what the Japanese call “Tamashy”, translated as soul, spirit, psyche, the basic elements of life. 7:30 p.m. $12-$22. Details.
Fat Sunday at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: $15 gets you a pound of the boil (crawfish, sausage, corn, and potatoes) and a King Cake cupcake. They’ll also have Hurricane specials, beer specials, a jazz band, and masks and beads. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.
Wedding Showcase at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Planning a wedding? Discover some of the area’s best wedding vendors at the Garden’s annual Wedding Showcase. Talk with 35 vendors including photographers, planners, DJs, bakeries, and other services. Also learn more about hosting a wedding in the garden. Noon to 4 p.m. Free for Brides & Grooms or with GA. Details.
Late Night Special Mini Golf Tournament Benefiting Sol Nation at Stroke: Expect live music, climate info from Sol Nation, and mini golf. Entry includes a round of putt putt and a donation to Sol Nation. 1 p.m. $10. Details.
Recovery Drag Brunch for Equality at Letty’s on Shamrock: Support the Human Rights Campaign and treat yourself to brunch and a drag show. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $25 (includes food and the show, alcohol is separate). Details.
Spring Clothing Swap at Moxie Mercantile: Do something nice for yourself, and the environment. Donate your unwanted clothing, and trade it in for new-to-you pieces. How it works: If you donate five items, you can bring home five items, bring 10, get 10, etc. If you don’t have anything to donate, a $5 donation gets you five items of clothing. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations. Details.
ON THE AGENDA
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.
14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Indulge in a day of all things quintessentially Southern: all-you-can-taste beer and bourbon, barbecue and fixins’, boots, biscuits, bluegrass, and smoked meats. Expect cigars, music, games, and shopping, too. March 7.
See all the upcoming events here.