YogaPalooza, Culture Days, Gallery Crawl, Dressler’s Celebrates, Black Heritage Festival & More. Things to Do This Weekend – 2/7

Fear not – another Queen City weekend is on the horizon. Get to planning with our day-by-day round-up of what to do in Charlotte this weekend.

ALL WEEKEND

ASC’s Connect with Culture Days
Feb. 7-8 | Various locations

Here’s your chance to explore diverse arts, science, history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg for free. The fun starts with multiple kickoff activities followed by weekend-long activities throughout the area. Explore by area here.

Shen Yun 2020 – Charlotte
Feb. 6 – 9 | Belk Theater

Travel back to ancient China and explore stories from more than 5000 years of culture through classic dance, music and performing arts. Get your tickets here.

Art Works Sale & Gallery Crawl in Dilworth this Weekend

THURSDAY

How to Build the Perfect Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
The Loyalist Market | 6:30 p.m.

Alisha Kaiser from The Table Fix will help participants craft their own charcuterie board masterpieces. After the class, enjoy 15% off all retail products excluding beer and wine. $55 per person.

Yogapalooza: Balance, Beer & Bites, Breast Cancer Benefit
Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 6-9 p.m.

Charlotte’s top instructors and assistants from Charlotte Yoga, Okra, Vibe5, Y2 & 360fitco will lead a 75-minute yoga flow class followed by fun and food truck fare. Free beverage included with ticket. All proceeds support Carolina Breast Friends benefitting individuals in the Charlotte community facing breast cancer.

Drink for a Cause: Furnish for Good
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 3-10 p.m.

This month, sip your favorite Birdsong Brews for a cause as the brewery teams up to donate a portion of all in-house sales directly to the organization Furnish for Good.

Whimsical Floral Design
Hygge Coworking West | 6-7:30 p.m.

In this SkillPop class, learn how to create stunning floral arrangements with store-bought flowers from expert Nkem Thompson. $45 per person.

FRIDAY

First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End
South End Neighborhood | 5:30 – 9 p.m.

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In the next edition of the South End Gallery Crawl, visit multiple neighborhood art galleries as they stay open late to host receptions with music and opportunities to meet the artists.

For the Love of Art
3330 Cambria Rd. | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Find a new piece to adorn your home plus support a great cause at the ‘For the Love of Art’ open ART HOUSE and fundraiser to benefit the Northwest School of the Arts.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Mint Museum Uptown | 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

This bi-monthly drop-in event features free dance lessons and hours of Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. $13 for the public, $9.75 for Mint members with $1 off before 9 PM.

Puppy Yoga Night
Blue Blaze Brewing | 6:30 p.m.

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Enjoy one of two 45-minute classes with 12 cute puppies. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to RescuedMe.org.

Andrea Bocelli In Concert For Valentines
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.

The legendary artist will take the stage at the Spectrum Center with the Opera Carolina Orchestra & Chorus as part of his annual Valentine’s Day performances. Get your tickets here.

Galentines Day
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6:30 p.m.

Grab the girls and learn to cook dishes like Caramelized Squash Salad, Roasted Salmon and Chocolate Pots de Crème in this hands-on class.

Joedance Premieres: New Films by New Filmmakers
Coco and the Director | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ahead of August’s Joedance Film Festival, get to know new filmmakers through short film screenings at Coco and the Director. Joedance Premieres is free to the public.

SATURDAY

Ganache in the Gardens
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Head to the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens to learn how chocolate is made, plus enjoy music, a movie, an orchid display, performances and free chocolate and hot chocolate samples.

4th Annual Bless Back Chili Cook-off
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 12- 4 p.m.

Enjoy unlimited chili tasting, live music and raffles, then cast your vote to participants competing for titles like “Best Overall”, “Tongue Burner” and “Most Creative.” All proceeds benefit the programs of Bless Back Worldwide in Haiti and Nicaragua.

Mixology with Bob Peters – Anti-Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 p.m.

In this month’s edition, the free mixology class with Bob Peters will celebrate “Anti-Valentine’s Day” featuring “cocktails as dark and bitter as your ex’s heart.”

2020 Queen City Black Heritage Festival
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center | 12 – 5 p.m.

The 2020 Queen City Black Heritage Festival themed “Past, Present, & Future” will feature over 40 black owned companies offering crafts, food, art, information and more.

French Wine Tasting: Undiscovered Southern Rhône
Foxcroft Wine Co-All locations | 3-5 p.m.

At this monthly tasting, all locations will serve six French wines for just $5.

6-Year Anniversary
Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Help Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood celebrate six years in business with a $5 all-you-can-eat cheese and pepperoni pizza buffet, plus music, trivia and prizes.

Cupid’s Undie Run — Charlotte
Whisky River at the Epicentre | 12- 4 p.m.

Run a mile in your teeny-tiniest attire (or costumes) all in the name of raising funds for neurofibromatosis research. The fun continues afterwards with a dance party and drinks Uptown. $45 per person.

SUNDAY

“A Decade of Dressler’s” Celebration
Dressler’s Restaurant | 4-7 p.m.

Dressler’s Restaurant and Rare Roots Hospitality Group will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dressler’s with tasting stations from all Rare Roots Hospitality concepts (Dressler’s, Dogwood, Fin & Fino, and The Porter’s House), a champagne toast, live music, a cash bar, creative cocktails and a raffle benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Get your tickets here.

S5E4 Screening Party and Oyster Roast
Free Range Brewing | 12-3 p.m.

Don’t miss the screening of the fourth episode of the season featuring Ana Shellem of Shell’em Seafood Co. The day will also include an oyster roast with over 1000 NC oysters and the release of Free Range’s oyster stout beer collaboration made with Ana’s oysters.

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