The big game may be on Sunday, but we’re here to help you have fun all weekend long. Start with our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Charlotte:

ALL WEEKEND

Love Wins – Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry Installation
January 31 – February 1 | Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum

As part of SouthEnd ARTS’ “Love Wins” Winter Exhibition, Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry will be installed in the Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum. The two-day show celebrates the work of 20 local artists.

Pink Martini
February 1 – 2 | Belk Theater

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International sensation Pink Martini will join the full orchestra and conductor Jessica Morel for a night of lively covers and dance-worthy tunes. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night.

THURSDAY

When Worlds Collide: Opening Reception
Ross Gallery | 6 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate work from Nancy O. Albert, Meg Greene Malvasi, and Leigh B. Williams in the opening reception of their group exhibition “When Words Collide: The Interaction of Art and Chemistry”. On view through March 14.

FRIDAY

Jazz for Lovers ft. Toni Tupponce
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6 and 8:15 p.m.

Get into the Valentine’s Day mood with romantic tunes from Ziad Jazz Quartet and guest vocalist Toni Tupponce. Concerts are at 6 and 8:15 p.m. $16 for the public and $10 for museum members. Buy tickets online, over the phone at 704.353.9209 or at the admission desk.

February First Friday Gallery Crawl
Historic South End, Charlotte | 6 – 9 p.m.

Kick off February with a tour of South End’s art galleries. Participating galleries include Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, South End Arts at the Powerhouse Studio, Coffey and Thompson Art and Magnolia Emporium.

Hands-on Mixology Class – Fun with Flavored Vodkas
Sweet Spot Studio CLT | 6:30 p.m.

Add a sophisticated twist to your favorite drinks with a hands-on guide to flavored vodka. Guests will make three full-size cocktails at individual bar stations.

Art After Dark
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6 p.m.

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At Art After Dark, enjoy music, free admission and extended exhibit hours.

So You Think You Can Bark
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts | 7:30 p.m.

This pet-centric night of entertainment features eight pet-testants and their trainers ready to show off their best tricks. All ticket proceeds benefit Stand for Animals’ (formerly Spay Neuter Charlotte) Medical Support Fund which will directly assist a dog or cat in need of medical care and free spay neuter services. $60 per person.

Solstice: A Yoga Celebration
Catawba Brewing Company – Charlotte | 7 p.m.

Jaimis Huff and SweatNET will host this evening of yoga, meditation and music. Come early for free body paint and glitter. $15 for SweatNET Members (limit ONE ticket per member) and $35 for non-members.

3rd Annual Murder Mystery for CF
The Daily Tavern | 7:30 p.m.

Participate in this whodunnit at the Stratford Castle Ball, the town of Kilmore’s premiere social event. Event proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Charlotte Chapter. $40+.

SATURDAY

Annual Free Oyster Roast at Reid’s SouthPark
Reid’s Fine Foods Southpark | 4 – 6 p.m.

 

Reid’s will host their free annual oyster roast this Saturday at their SouthPark location. They’ll start shucking at 4 p.m. and will be available until supplies run out.

5th Annual Mint Oyster Roast
Mint Museum Randolph | 2 – 5 p.m.

Head to the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph for their annual oyster roast featuring wine, beer, oysters and a low country boil. $65+.

Art 100
Charlotte Art League | 6:30 p.m.

At this Charlotte Art League event, shop artists’ work on sale for $100 or less. $5 admission ticket gives you a chance to win an artwork as well.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who ever said ice cream was just for dessert? Enjoy a scoop (or two) in honor of Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Jeni’s will open up shop three hours early and donate all proceeds from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to She Should Run, a nonprofit working to get 250,000 women running for elected office by 2030.

Puppy Bowl at Waverly
Waverly Charlotte | 1 – 3 p.m.

This big-game themed adoption event includes football fun, tunes and adoptable pups from Halfway There Rescue competing in a cute-as-can-be puppy bowl. They will also be accepting monetary and dog food donations, plus guests will get discounts to participating Waverly merchants.

15th Annual Cupid’s Cup 5K
Starting at CMC-Myers Park | 8 a.m.

Lace up for a cause this weekend, as the Cupid’s Cup 5K and Fitness Walk supports Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Programs at Atrium Health-Pineville, Carolinas HealthCare System-SouthPark and Carolinas HealthCare System-Union.

Queen City Brewers Festival
The Fillmore Charlotte | 12 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.

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Enjoy samples from 40 Charlotte-area brewery and cideries along with complimentary food, plus snack exhibitors and sponsors. Proceeds benefit ACEing Autism-Charlotte. $45 general admission.

Beer for Breakfast: A Donut and Beer Pairing Part Deux
Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Pop the Top and Your Mom’s Donuts will team up for another beer and brews collaboration, featuring regional beer flights and tasty suggested sweet pairings.

Charlotte 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run
Intersection of Johnston Rd & Community House | 7:30 p.m.

In Ballantyne, race along McMullen Greenway to 4 Mile Creek and beyond at the Charlotte 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run. Afterward, get a champagne flute with race logo and two mimosas ($10).

Music & Laughter: Queen City Improv Room
Stage Door Theater | 8 p.m.

Laugh along with UK Comedian Chris Turner who will perform stand-up and musical comedy along side Improv Room regulars Background Noise. $10 general admission.

Winey Grapes Charlotte 2019
Slate Charlotte | 2 – 5 p.m.

The 4th Annual Charlotte Winey Grapes Festival features over 100 wines to sample, local clothing, jewelry and local vendors. $40+.

SUNDAY

Check out our Where to Watch the Superbowl for all the options.

3rd Annual Puppy Bowl
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 1 – 4 p.m.

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Luck Dog’s 3rd Annual Puppy Bowl features adoptable pups, a costume contest, raffles and drink specials in support of Pits and Giggles Rescue.

Super Bowl Sunday Brunch Buffet
Napa on Providence | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start your Super Bowl Sunday off right with mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, a brunch buffet featuring chef-created entrees for $25 per person and more. Call 704.900.8535 to reserve your spot.

Super Bowl Sunday at Town
Town Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m.

Watch the game at Town Brewing Company, where they’ll be staying open late and have prizes, giveaways, food specials and more.

NEXT WEEK!!

Don’t miss the TREES CHARLOTTE Get Tree Smart summit on Tuesday, Feb 5 at CPCC’s Harris Conference Center ~ 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive near the airport.

This free event will share the state of our urban forest, offer tree care classes and feature a keynote address from the president of the Arbor Day Foundation. Highlights include:

Afternoon sessions (4:30-6 p.m.)

  • The State of Charlotte’s Canopy: A look at what’s new and changing in Charlotte’s urban forest with reports from a variety of city of Charlotte staffers.
  • Tree Care 101: Name that Tree: How well do you know your urban forest? City assistant arborist Laurie Dukes gives you tips on how to identify some of the most common trees in the Queen City – and a few of our more unusual ones, too.
  • Tree Care 101: Tree Medic: Keep your trees thriving with these five must-do tree care tips. The arborists at Bartlett Tree Experts give a quick primer on the most common tree problems and how to treat them – and then answer your tree questions.

Cocktail hour (6-6:45 p.m.)

Evening program (7-8:30 p.m.)

  • Crown Tree Awards: Mayor Vi Lyles announces Charlotte’s Tree of the Year, as well as several other tree awards.
  • Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation: Dan works with tree organizations throughout the country and shares some of the most inspiring stories of regular citizens doing amazing work.