Whether you’re celebrating with your Valentine or Galentine (yes, it’s a thing), we’ve got what you need to plan for the weekend ahead. Your day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Live performances: Celebrate Black History Month in OTC
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | FRIDAY FEB 9, SATURDAY FEB 10 @ 6:00 PM
SUNDAY FEB 11 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with a weekend of live performances. Michael Conner will be perform his self-directed “The Foreshadowing of a People: Reflections from the Past” in celebration of the opening reception of additional art and heritage exhibitions. The Saturday performance will include live music and A Worthy Dog food cart.
Trivia Night at Bayne Brewing
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius | 7:30 p.m.
Put your knowledge to the test and get ready to laugh as Bayne Brewing and Queen City Comedy team up for Trivia Night. Free admission.
Wine on the Courtyard Series
Block Bistro, Huntersville | 6:30 p.m.
Pack your bags for a quick trip to France as you taste eight wines from all over the country. While you sip and learn about each wine, nibble on French appetizers. $25 per person.
New Holland Tangerine Space Machine Launch
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, Huntersville | 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate the launch of New Holland’s Tangerine Space Machine IPA with samples, giveaways and additional great brews on tap.
50 Shades Freed Party
Fox & Hound Lake Norman | 6-11 p.m.
Get excited for the release of 50 Shades Freed with a movie raffle, cocktails and a few flirty surprises.
“BEer Mine” Valentine’s Day Party
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | Noon – 10 p.m.
Grab your gals or your sweetie to celebrate what we all love: a good, cold beer. D9 will be releasing six small batch brews and a brand new favorite on the regular rotation. Plus, enjoy a food truck and live music from Jade Moore.
Beer & Laughs
Bayne Brewing Company | 8 p.m.
Join improv comedy group Now Are the Foxes at Bayne Brewing for a night of brews and laughs. Free admission.
Cornelius Arts Center, Cornelius | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Bring the little ones to the Cornelius Arts Center for Valentine’s Day card-making, refreshments and arts and crafts. Free admission.
Smooch Your Pooch Kissing Booth Photos and Adoption Event
Three Dog Bakery Lake Norman | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Who’s the one you can always depend on, snuggle up with and will never leave your side? Bring your four-legged bestie to Three Dog Bakery’s puppy kissing booth. Photos are free with any donation to Lucky Labs Rescue.
Mardi Gras Party
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 10 p.m.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the help of The Kilted Buffalo.
Old School Hip Hop Brunch II
The Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
At Cork and Cask, enjoy your boozy brunch to the soundtrack of old school hip hop. Expect your brunch favorites, drinks, Bell’s Brewery on tap, giveaways and more.
Sunday Jazz Jam w/ Brian Burton & Scott McCloud
Old Town Public House, Cornelius| 6-8 p.m.
Join hosts Brian Burton and Scott McCloud as you become part of the jazz experience at OTPH. Musicians of all kinds are welcome to participate, while all are welcome to enjoy the tunes.
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 2-5 p.m.
Wind (and wine) down from the weekend with jazz from George Hoar and Mike Zinna Jazz.