The Weekender: All Your Last-Minute Valentine's Plans
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The Weekender: All Your Last-Minute Valentine's Plans

Tuesday, Feb 12 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of February 14 - 17. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

Thursday

Chill Chaser Happy Hours at The Duke Mansion at The Duke Mansion
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No RSVP needed for this extra chill happy hour. Warm up your February nights with a few friends, great conversation, and a fireplace to keep you toasty.

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Chill Chaser Happy Hours at The Duke Mansion
Purchase of Beer   .  The Duke Mansion   .  Charlotte
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Stop and Shop at 7th Street Market at 7th Street Public Market
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Stop and Shop at 7th Street Market

Stop and Shop down at the 7th Street Public Market. Support local brands, and shop small business from the area.

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Stop and Shop at 7th Street Market
Free   .  7th Street Public Market   .  Charlotte
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Friday

Peruse Art in the Evening at Bechtler By Night at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
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Enjoy galley tours, scavenger hunts and live music at The Bechtler By Night. Wander the museum with a glass of wine in hand for a unique date night or get together with friends.

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Peruse Art in the Evening at Bechtler By Night
Free   .  Bechtler Museum of Modern Art   .  Charlotte
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Saturday

Farmers & Artisans Market in South End at Atherton Mill
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Saturday mornings are for the Atherton Market. Shop local artisans and a ton of amazing farmers that bring in meats, produce, mushrooms, sauces, soaps, dog food, flowers, and so much more.

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Farmers & Artisans Market in South End
Free   .  Atherton Mill   .  Charlotte
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Shop the NoDa Super Flea Market at NoDa Company Store
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Shop records, vintage and new clothes, furniture, home accessories, jewelry and much more at the Noda Super Flea Market, held the third Saturday of every month!

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Shop the NoDa Super Flea Market
Free   .  NoDa Company Store   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences

Trap Poetry: Sip N Write Love Jones Edition at Studio1212
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Trap Poetry: Sip N Write Love Jones Edition

Learn to write like a poet, while enjoying a classic mix of trap and lovey-dovey music. There will also be drinks, food, and some epic live poetry. 

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Trap Poetry: Sip N Write Love Jones Edition
$25   .  Studio1212   .  Charlotte
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Wine, Chocolate, Aerial: Valentine's Day Workshop at AerialCLT
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Wine, Chocolate, Aerial: Valentine's Day Workshop

Grab your partner and enjoy this unique valentines celebration. Snack on delicious wine and chocolate pairings while doing some epic aerial moves with your love bird.

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Wine, Chocolate, Aerial: Valentine's Day Workshop
$60   .  AerialCLT   .  Charlotte
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Love is Dead: A Murder  Mystery at Red Clay Ciderworks
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Love is Dead: A Murder Mystery

Join in this immersive Murder Mystery experience. Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and help solve the crime of who done it.

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Love is Dead: A Murder Mystery
$30   .  Red Clay Ciderworks   .  Charlotte
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Pepperbox Doughnuts Pop-Up at Red Clay Ciderworks
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Pepperbox Doughnuts Pop-Up

PepperBox Doughnuts will be at Red Clay Ciderworks with their amazing creations. Their hot mulled cider is back to help you wash down your delicious treats.

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Pepperbox Doughnuts Pop-Up
Purchase of Doughnuts   .  Red Clay Ciderworks   .  Charlotte
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Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner Show at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte - SouthPark
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Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Feast on a delicious dinner this Valentine's Day while you help solve a hilarious crime. The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room so beware!

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Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner Show
$65   .  DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte - SouthPark   .  Charlotte
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Potions and Pixels: Video Games & Board Games at Petra's Bar
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Potions and Pixels: Video Games & Board Games

Play around with a mix of retro, modern, and indie games during Charlotte's largest monthly gaming event! Petra's is bringing video games, board games, and virtual reality into one epic night!

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Potions and Pixels: Video Games & Board Games
$8   .  Petra's Bar   .  Charlotte
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Hop Cakes Release at NoDa Brewing Company
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Hop Cakes Release

Pour yourself a stack of Imperial IPA goodness. This delicious IPA is soaked in lots and lots of sweet Vermont maple syrup and has sweet citrus, hops and resin flavors in there.

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Hop Cakes Release
Purchase of Beer   .  NoDa Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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Free Wine and Mambo Charlotte at MoveStudio Charlotte
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Free Wine and Mambo Charlotte

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to sip on delicious wine. This beginner salsa class will take you through the basics of Latin style dances.

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Free Wine and Mambo Charlotte
$7   .  MoveStudio Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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Backpacking 101: What’s In My Pack? at Blue Blaze Brewing
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Backpacking 101: What’s In My Pack?

The great outdoors are an amazing, yet difficult place to navigate. Especially when doing overnight backpacking trips. Learn about everything you should have in your pack from experienced hikers.

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Backpacking 101: What’s In My Pack?
Free   .  Blue Blaze Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Valentine's Day: FuManChu Beer Infused Cupcakes at Pilot Brewing
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Valentine's Day: FuManChu Beer Infused Cupcakes

If you like cupcakes and beer this is for you, and let's be real, who doesn't like cupcakes and beer? There will be a special release of FuManChu Cupcakes and a Chocolate Blackberry Weizenbock.

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Valentine's Day: FuManChu Beer Infused Cupcakes
$8   .  Pilot Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Black Food Truck Friday at Recess Charlotte
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Black Food Truck Friday

Bring the whole family to Uptown to celebrate the 68th NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. All of Charlotte's Best Ethnic cuisines will be there for you to taste.

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Black Food Truck Friday
Purchase of Food   .  Recess Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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Oyster Roast at Sycamore at Sycamore Brewing
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Oyster Roast at Sycamore

Dig into delicious, award-winning oysters! Sycamore will also have live music, craft brews, wild blossom cider, all kinds of wine, and great times.

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Oyster Roast at Sycamore
Free   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Essential Yoga: All Levels Welcome at NoDa Yoga
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Essential Yoga: All Levels Welcome

This sixty-minute vinyasa flow will incorporate essential oils to enhance your practice. Enjoy an hour that celebrates abundant gratitude. 

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Essential Yoga: All Levels Welcome
$5   .  NoDa Yoga   .  Charlotte
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Amélie's & Birdsong Collab: Dessert Pairing at Birdsong Brewing Co.
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Amélie's & Birdsong Collab: Dessert Pairing

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Amélie's will be passing out samples of their delicious hazelnut torte that pairs perfectly with Birdsong's imperial stouts.

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Amélie's & Birdsong Collab: Dessert Pairing
Free   .  Birdsong Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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Chocolate Tasting Event at Charlotte Museum of History
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Chocolate Tasting Event

Two- hours of non-stop chocolate. Taste your way through decadent hand-crafted chocolate, chocolate desserts, and other chocolate-inspired items from the Charlotte area.

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Chocolate Tasting Event
$25+   .  Charlotte Museum of History   .  Charlotte
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Rainbow Dust IPA Can Release at Sycamore Brewing
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Rainbow Dust IPA Can Release

Pure magic in a can. This IPA is bursting with six rare hops for pure hoppy happiness. You can expect ripe melon, berry, and tropical fruits.

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Rainbow Dust IPA Can Release
Purchase of Beer   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Black Hearts Ball at Heist Brewery
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Black Hearts Ball

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an emo-filled soul at the Black Heart's Ball. It will be an anti-Valentine's dance for all those who just want to rock.

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Black Hearts Ball
$8   .  Heist Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Single AF: Anti-Valentines Day at Wooden Robot Brewery
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Single AF: Anti-Valentines Day

Single AF? Well then, get ready to party at the Bot. Join in this epic Anti-Valentine's Day get together. There will be a brand new s'mores stout, and the beloved strawberry swirl it will be back.

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Single AF: Anti-Valentines Day
Purchase of Beer   .  Wooden Robot Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Hands-on Mixology Class: Perfectly Paired Valentine’s Class at Sweet Spot Studio CLT
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Hands-on Mixology Class: Perfectly Paired Valentine’s Class

Enjoy a romantic evening with the special someone making, shaking and stirring cocktails together. Learn to make cocktails that perfectly compliment a romantic evening.

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Hands-on Mixology Class: Perfectly Paired Valentine’s Class
$70   .  Sweet Spot Studio CLT   .  Charlotte
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Taste of Soul at 1025 E 36th St
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Taste of Soul

This epic Taste of Soul CLT event is hosted by the Black Business Owners of Charlotte. Taste delicious food all from the Queen City.

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Taste of Soul
$20   .  1025 E 36th St   .  Charlotte
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Drinkin' with Lincoln: President's Day PJ Party at Birdsong Brewing Co.
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Drinkin' with Lincoln: President's Day PJ Party

Since most of you have President's Day off, why not party hard on Sunday? Celebrate some of the great Presidents of our past in your PJs at Birdsong.

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Drinkin' with Lincoln: President's Day PJ Party
Free   .  Birdsong Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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Valentine's Day at Sycamore at Sycamore Brewing
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Valentine's Day at Sycamore

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the heart-shaped pizza you've always wanted. There will be brews, delicious cake-pops, live music, and more.

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Valentine's Day at Sycamore
Free   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Sunday Runday at NoDa at NoDa Brewing Company
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Sunday Runday at NoDa

Join NoDa Run club for a 1, 3, or 5-mile route through Charlotte. Then swing by the brewery for a drink with your new and old running pals.

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Sunday Runday at NoDa
Free   .  NoDa Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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Double Can Release: Turtles on Pterodactyls & Prehistoric Dog! at Birdsong Brewing Co.
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Double Can Release: Turtles on Pterodactyls & Prehistoric Dog!

You have all been asking for it, so Birdsong is finally delivering. They are releasing two new stouts, both rich and robust, barrel aged, and high gravity for your drinking delight.

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Double Can Release: Turtles on Pterodactyls & Prehistoric Dog!
Purchase of Beer   .  Birdsong Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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No Brainer IPA Release Party at Brewers at 4001 Yancey
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No Brainer IPA Release Party

Sunday Funday done right! Brewers at 4001 Yancey is releasing their No Brainer IPA with features a selection of fruity, citrusy hops, all-natural hop flavor, and delicious tangerine orange notes.

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No Brainer IPA Release Party
Purchase of Beer   .  Brewers at 4001 Yancey   .  Charlotte
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Seoul Food 3 Yr Anniversary Party at Seoul Food Meat Company
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Seoul Food 3 Yr Anniversary Party

Help Seoul Food celebrate their three year anniversary. Enjoy beer specials and a Flip Cup Olympics. Sign your team up and compete to win the title.

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Seoul Food 3 Yr Anniversary Party
Purchase of Food   .  Seoul Food Meat Company   .  Charlotte
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Zipline & Dine: Valentine's Edition at U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Zipline & Dine: Valentine's Edition

What better way to celebrate the love in your life than with an adrenaline-induced activity? Leave mundane flowers and chocolates behind for a Valentine's Day to remember at the Whitewater Center!

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Zipline & Dine: Valentine's Edition
$75   .  U.S. National Whitewater Center   .  Charlotte
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Galentine's Day Wine Tasting & Crafting at Daily Mews Cat Cafe
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Galentine's Day Wine Tasting & Crafting

You and your pals will be pampered with an assortment of wines, plus several elegant surprises to satisfy your sweet tooth. Did we mention you get to snuggle kitties the whole time, too?

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Galentine's Day Wine Tasting & Crafting
$22   .  Daily Mews Cat Cafe   .  Charlotte
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The Weekender: All Your Last-Minute Valentine's Plans
The Weekender: All Your Last-Minute Valentine's Plans