Flowers, Galentines, Lunar NY, Consignment Sale, Mardi Gras, Brewers Fest, Heart Wall Photos, Taylor Swift Watch Party and More Things to Do This Weekend (2/8)

PSA: Super Bowl Sunday, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day all land in the same week this year, which calls for a weekend of celebrating.

The Queen City is jam-packed with tons to do for each holiday, so it’ll be hard to choose which to attend! Start by taking your girls to one of the several Galentine’s Day events, then get free Valentine’s Day portraits at The Heart Wall, crawl around Charlotte’s bars for Mardi Gras, watch the new Love is Blind at The Garrison, let your inner Swifty out at a Taylor Swift Super Bowl Party, and much more.


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The Rooted Nest Pop-Up Shop
Thursday, February 8, 10a
Stop by Monkees of Charlotte to pick up an arrangement of beautiful blooms in gorgeous vessels from The Rooted Nest. Payment options include Zelle or Venmo. Pricing starts at $25.

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Galentine’s BYO Bracelet Party at SWIRL Dessert Bar
Thursday, February 8, 5 – 8p
Join The SonShine Bracelet Shop inside SWIRL Dessert Bar – South End for a Galentine’s Bracelet Making Party. Bring your besties, kids, sisters, and any other Valentine in your life and make Bracelets while enjoying a sweet treat.

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Seaboard Brewing Chocolate and Wine Pairing
Thursday, February 8, 6:30p
Chocolate and wine? Say no more. Head to Seaboard Brewing for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing with The Secret Chocolatier. Tickets are $49/per person and include four different wines with four different chocolates. Yum!


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Dance Theatre of Harlem
February 9 & 10
Dance Theatre of Harlem presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. This 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics as well as innovative contemporary works to celebrate co-founder Arthur Mitchell’s belief that ballet belongs to everyone. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Galentine’s Day at Scout & Molly’s
Friday, February 9, 11:30a
Head to Scout & Molly’s for a whimsical Galentine’s event featuring hair tinseling, photo opps, wine, giveaways, and more.

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Mint 2 Move Cultural Dance Night: Lunar New Year’s Eve, Casa de la Cultura, and Black music and art
Friday, February 9, 7 – 11:30p
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon with a lion dance performance, presented in partnership with Manera Foundation, followed by Casa de la Cultura Afro Latin/x dance and narrative, tributes to Black American Music, including salutes to Aretha Franklin, Celia Cruz, and Others with DJ Carlos Lebron, and group dance lessons at 9 PM with Rumbao Latin Dance Company. Enjoy live painting by local artists throughout the night. Tickets are $14 for nonmembers, $10.50 for Mint members. Free admission 7 – 7:30 p.m.


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Thrift Pony Pink Bus Tour
February 10 – 11
Join Thrift Pony for a consignment sale at Norfolk Hall in South End this weekend. Find over 5,000 secondhand and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories from your favorite brands, including Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and more up to 90% off retail price.

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Valentine’s Day Portraits at the Confetti Hearts Wall
Saturday, February 10, 11a – 2p
Have your photo taken by a professional photographer, Collin Mairena, at the Confetti Hearts Mural just in time for Valentine’s Day. The first 100 people at the event can receive a free flower from Botanical House. They will also be bringing bouquets and mocktails for purchase.

Valentine’s Day Sparkle at KK BLOOM
Saturday, February 10, 12 – 5p
Grab your girls for permanent jewelry and bubbles with @get.lit.charlotte at KK Bloom in-store on Saturday, February 10th 12-5pm ~ walk-ins welcome or book an appointment at the link.

Taylor Swift + KC Chiefs Pre-Super Bowl Party at The Garrison
Saturday, February 10, 12 – 5p
Chief’s and 49’s fans, Taylor Swift, and foodies alike – you’re all invited to The Garrison’s Pre-Super Bowl Party. Come hungry as there will be a special Kansas City-style buffet as well as a few Taylor-inspired cocktails and mocktails. There will also be Taylor Swift music and friendship bracelets for the littlest guests.

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Chinese New Year’s Party at Devil’s Logic Brewing
Saturday, February 10, 2p
Ring in the Chinese New Year at Devil’s Logic Brewing, where you can enjoy Dragon Dancers, firecrackers, Asian-inspired bites, and more. Queen City Lion Dance will be performing at 5 pm, so don’t miss it!

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Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Saturday, February 10, 2 – 10p
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a bar crawl featuring tons of beads, drink specials, dancing, and more.

Queen City Brewers Festival
Saturday, February 10
Queen City Brewers Festival brings together the Charlotte region’s craft beverage producers, celebrates their contributions to the Queen City and serves an organization that helps to improve the quality of life of individuals of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. The festival returns to life to benefit Envision Charlotte, a Charlotte-based non-profit organization that looks to make Charlotte a more circular economy by building a sustainable future for generations to come.


Secure your wing order at Duckworth’s now for Super Bowl Sunday

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Galentine’s Day @ Charlotte Collective
Sunday, February 11, 11a – 5p
Join Charlotte Collective for their annual Galentine’s Day event, where there will be vendors like Trope Bookshop Bus, 11 & Thoms DIY charm jewelry bar, The Botanical House mocktails and bouquets, and Cosmic Paper DIY bookmarks.

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Tone & Tap All Levels HIIT Workout at Hi-Wire Brewing
Sunday, February 11, 11a – 12p
This class is designed for those who love to exercise, meet new people, and enjoy a cold beer. They use empty KEGS, resistance bands, medicine balls, and more to curate a great workout with modifications and progressions. All fitness levels are welcome!

Taylor Swift Super Bowl Party Extravaganza
Sunday, February 11, 3p
Bring your best Swiftie spirit (and a bit of football enthusiasm) to Protagonist LoSo for the ultimate celebration! Jam out to non-stop Taylor Swift hits before the game, enjoy $6 mimosas, play Super Bowl bingo, feel free to dress in your finest T-Swift-inspired outfits, and more. This event is free to attend but RSVP’s are encouraged.

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Uncorked: Charlotte Wine Fest
Sunday, February 11, 6 – 10p
The 3rd annual Uncorked: CLT Wine Fest is here! Head to the Discovery Place Science Museum to enjoy over 100 wines and bubblies from across the globe + some “outside the bottle” beverage options, food trucks, a DJ, and full after-hours access to the museum. Early admission ($80) is at 6pm and includes an extra hour of tasting and museum access with some bonus pours from select wineries and a smaller crowd. General admission is at 7pm and the event ends at 10pm. Both tickets include all wine tasting.

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, February 13. Don’t forget to pre-order your King Cake at one of THESE Charlotte bakeries.


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Mean Girls
February 13 – 18
MEAN GIRLS will be in Charlotte February 13 – 18, which means you can see the Queen Bees, The Plastics, Burn Books, Mathletes all again live from an award-winning team including our fave Tina Fey. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here.

Galentine’s Day Cocktail Party at Duke Mansion
February 13, 5 – 8p
Join The Duke Mansion for a special Galentine’s Day at the mansion with live music, one drink ticket with a charcuterie and dessert display. $45 per person; reservations required.

Love is Blind watch party and specials at The Garrison Cocktail Bar & Restaurant and Margaux’s Wine 
February 14, 8p
The Garrison Cocktail Bar & Restaurant and Margaux’s Wine in Pineville were BOTH featured during the recording of the hometown Charlotte episodes of Netflix’s Love is Blind. Join them on debut day – Wednesday, February 14 @ 8PM – for Episode One and to enjoy Half Price Wine and Signature Love Is Blind Sangrias. Plus, Half Price Apps from 4-6PM.