The groundhog may have seen his shadow last week but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy these spring-like temperatures, right?  Get out there with our curated guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte:

 

7th Street Public Market Valentine’s Sip & Shop Pop Up Market
Friday, February 10
7th Street Public Market

vday sip and shop What To Do this Weekend

Shop for your sweetie with the help of pop-up and permanent vendors at 7th Street Public Market. Get there early for a complementary glass of sparkling wine for the first 100 guests.

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READ MORE about this and other UPTOWN POP UP Shopping for Valentine’s in our post HERE.

 

 

 

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND at New Storey Home
Thursday, February 9-Saturday, February 11
Storey Home

what to do this weekend in Charlotte

Help welcome Storey Home to the neighborhood all weekend long as they celebrate their Grand Opening. The store will feature one-of-a-kind gifts, furniture and home decor items. This weekend they’ll be open from 10 am- 6 pm Thursday through Saturday.

 

 

 

Chocolate
Thursday, February 9
Spirit Square

what to do this weekend in Charlotte

Indulge in a two-hour tasting featuring unique, hand-crafted chocolates and desserts from local area chocolatiers and bakeries. Proceeds benefit WFAE’s award-winning local news and Charlotte Talks. Attendees must register in advance. $25-$35. Get your ticket here.

 

 

 

Brahms Symphony No. 1
Friday, February 10- Saturday, February 11
Belk Theater

brahms What To Do this Weekend

Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend with a date night to see the Charlotte Symphony. The program features Vaughan Williams and Brahms and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Both performances are at 8 pm. Purchase your tickets here.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Food Truck Friday
Friday, February 10
Sycamore Brewing

vday food trucks

Celebrate the love of food at this special edition of Food Truck Friday in South End. Sip on wine, prosecco and a special beer release celebrating one of the greatest foodie love affairs, the Peanut Butter Cookie Porter. As always, enjoy live music and offerings from multiple food trucks.

 

 

 

Chocolate & Wine Pairings
Saturday, February 11
Corkbuzz Charlotte

wine and chocolate

Grab your hubby or your bestie for a Saturday of chocolate and wine. This pairings class brings together chocolates from around the world and romantic seasonal wines. $75 per person. 1 pm-2:30 pm. Sign up here or call 704.625.1328.

 

 

 

Hearts-a-Bustin’ 5K
Saturday, February 11
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

hearts a bustin

Lace up for the Hearts-a-Bustin’ 5K along the trails of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Crowders Creek Coffee Co. will be on-site from 8 am to 12 pm and Split Second Sound will be providing the tunes. Race is limited to first 250 participants, so don’t wait to register.

 

 

 

 

Lenny Boy Winter Warmer
Saturday, February 11
Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

winter warmer

No matter the temperature, we’re still facing the threat of a long winter. Toast to the season with a line-up of dark & delicious Lenny Boy beer. Here’s what will be on tap:
1) Bourbon Barrel Aged Bock Street Boys
2) Benefactor Brown Ale w/ hazelnuts
3) Kentucky Coconut Brown Ale
4) Doc Porter barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout
5) Dark Side of the Luna American Porter
6) Burn Down Brown Ale
7) Unclaimed Fortune Stout”

 

 

 

Frigid 5K Run & Plunge
Saturday, February 11
U.S. National Whitewater Center

frigid 5k

Take the plunge with the Frigid 5K. Start with a 5K run through the USNWC’s trail system and follow it up with a jump into the chilly waters of the new Deep Water Solo pool. Registration (by February 9) is $30, day of registration is $37. Sign up here.

 

 

 

 

Open Studio Saturday
Saturday, February 11
McColl Center for Art + Innovation

mccoll center

Bring your sweetheart or your whole family out to Open Studio Saturday. It’s free and features hands-on activities and art of all kinds from the McColl Center’s artists-in-residence.

 

 

Art With Heart
Saturday, February 11
Founders Hall

art with heart

Celebrate the work of renowned artists from around the globe at Art with Heart. The event features live and silent auctions on donated pieces, all to benefit Safe Alliance. 7 pm. $125 includes a raffle ticket, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres. VIP package available. Purchase tickets here.

 

 

 

Twelfth Night at The Charlotte Museum of History
Saturday, February 11
Charlotte Museum of History

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Join the Charlotte Museum of History for their annual Twelfth Night this Saturday. The day features tours by costumed interpreters, Colonial-era games and candlelight tours of the Hezekiah Alexander house. Tickets are $8 for members; $10 for public; $5 for ages 6-12; free for under 6. Register at charlottemuseum.org.

 

 

 

Cupid’s Cup 5k & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, February 11
CMC Myers Park

cupid's cup

Do some good for your heart and for others at the 13th Annual Cupid’s Cup 5K and 1 Mile Walk. Registration begins at $25. Proceeds benefit cardiovascular rehabilitation programs at Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville, SouthPark, and Union. Registration and check-in starts at 6:30 pm.

 

 

 

Starving Artist Market
Sunday, February 12
Charlotte Art League

starving artist

Get your Valentine’s Day shopping done thanks to the vendors at the Starving Artist Market. Over 30 local artists, jewelry makers and more will be there, along with on-site food trucks the Roaming Fork and Emergensweets.

 

 

 

Cupids & Canines
Sunday, February 12
Sycamore Brewing

cupids and canines

 

Enjoy the nice weather, a photo booth, games and find your new four-legged best friend among the dogs up for adoption. Proceeds benefit Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. Bring your pup! 2 pm- 5 pm. $25 per ticket, includes one glass of wine, appetizers and entry into raffle. Purchase here.

 

 

 

 

What’s A Gap Year? Find Out at the Gap Year Fair at Providence Day School on 2/12
Sunday, February 12
Providence Day School

gap year

Could a gap year be right for your child? Join other local students, parents and educators to learn more at the upcoming USA Gap Year Fair in the Fine Arts Theater at Providence Day School this Sunday. 3 pm-6 pm. Register here.