Friday, February 5, 2016

Things to do for Valentine's Day 2016 in Charlotte

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Don't know what you're doing yet for Valentine's Day? Here are a list of suggestions for both couples and single folks. Since V-Day falls on a Sunday this year, we've also listed other events that are happening on Friday and Saturday.
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Friday, Feb. 12
Charlotte Symphony: A Symphonic Valentine at Knight Theater Conductor Albert-George Schram and the Charlotte Symphony present a variety of romantic selections for Valentine's Day. Featuring Charlotte-native Eva Noblezada on vocals. $29.50 and up. Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Sealed with a Kiss at Duke Energy Theater Carolina Voices presents its second annual Valentines performance. The interactive kiss-themed concert, complete with sweet treats and a “kiss” cam, features special guests who will be joining the group to perform tunes like “This Kiss,” “Our Lips are Sealed,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Lips Are Movin’,” “Na Na Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye” and more. $10-$20. Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Lock & Key Party at SIP Lock & Key Party for singles, ages 25-55. At the event, you'll meet other singles, as you interact while trying to match keys with locks. Co-sponsored by Pre-Dating & SinglesEvents.com. For more information, contact Susan at 704-942-0177 or visit www.pre-dating.com/charlotte-speed-dating/. $22 and up. Feb. 12, 8 p.m. SIP, 200 North Tryon St.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party: Love Stinks, Let's Drink at BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon This anti-Valentine's day party lets folks raise a glass to single life. Register for a complimentary ticket, which includes free entry, drink specials, and giveaways. VIP package available and includes one dessert platter, one bottle of champagne, seating for up to six guests and party favors. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. Feb. 12, 9 p.m. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., Suite B-120. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Awesome Random Adventures Valentine Bar Crawl at EpiCentre Awesome Random Adventures' Valentine's themed bar crawl. Check-in and social mixer with a food buffet at Whisky River, from 7:30-10 p.m.;. Free entry at Suite and $5 drinks from 10-11 p.m.; and two additional venues from 11:15 p.m.-2 a.m. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Awesome-Adventures-Charlottes-Best-20s-and-30s-Social-Club/. $10. Feb. 12. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

Bubblyfest: Valentine's Weekend Edition at Bubble Bubblyfest will include four types of rose champagne. Enjoy samples from Chandon, Domain Carneros, Luc Belaire and Veuve Clicquot. 21 and up. There will also be a DJ and dinner reservations are available at 704-733-9427. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $35. Feb. 12, 8-10 p.m. Bubble, 210 E Trade St. 704-733-9427. www.bubblecharlotte.com.

Nuts & Bolts Singles Party at Whisky River Men will receive a bolt and the women will receive a nut and they are encouraged to mingle with each other to find a fit. Complimentary appetizers from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., drink specials and raffle entry are included in ticket price. 21 and up. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $17.86. Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

Couple’s Night Out: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery Spend a romantic evening with your loved one by creating a piece of modern art. Paint your half of a vibrant heart shape on canvas, while your Valentine paints the other half. Acrylic and mixed media. All supplies included and refreshments served. 21 and up. Pre-registration required, call 704-541-0741. $70/couple. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Love Sux Party at Howl at the Moon Live music, dancing, drink specials, games, and more. Bring in a shredded, mutilated, or torn photograph of your ex for free admission; otherwise entry is $8. Feb. 12, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

"Fly Me to The Moon" featuring songstress Jessie Storey at The Tavern An evening of romantic jazz and soul ballads featuring a live jazz band conducted by Mayhue Bostic with vocals by Jessie Storey. Prepare to hear classic jazz favorites, soul ballads, and romantic pop tunes. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $11.54. Feb. 12, 9 p.m. The Tavern, 300 E. Morehead St. 980-272-1430. www.taverncharlotte.com.

I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin at CPCC's Halton Theater A celebration of the music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. The show includes classics like “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “White Christmas," “God Bless American” and “I Love a Piano." $5-$20. Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. CPCC's Halton Theater, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534. http://tix.cpcc.edu/.

Innovative Works at Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance For this year's Innovative Works, presented by Charlotte Ballet, Sasha Janes has created choreography to the music of Jeff Buckley and Mark Diamond and draws inspiration from Japanese Taiko drumming. There will also be new works by David Ingram and Dwight Rhoden. Dessert and coffee with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. $25 and up. Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, 701 N. Tryon St. 704-372-0101. www.charlotteballet.org.

Matilda the Musical at Belk Theater Just admit it: Roald Dahl's Matilda was the kind of prankster we all wish we could have been as a child. Her telekinetic powers made us stare as glasses of water far longer than we should have and we'd have loved to skip some grades along the way. Based on the classic childhood novel, this Tony Award-winning musical adaptation takes us back. $29.50 and up. Feb. 12, 8 p.m.; Feb. 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 14, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Carlos Mencia at The Comedy Zone Charlotte VIP meet and greet packages are available. Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Feb. 13, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 14, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25-$50. 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

A Night in Rio: 7th Annual Brazilian Festival at Neighborhood Theatre There's dancing (and lessons, too), live music, authentic food and an all around lively atmosphere at this annual Brazilian event that's hosted by the Latin American Coalition. $15 and up. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-942-7997. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Saturday, Feb. 13
Valentease Burlesque Show at Visulite Theatre Burlesque show dedicated to love, lust and hedonism. Performances from Rebel, Meredith Sparkles, Amelia Bareheart (Atlanta), Veronica Broadchest, Ophelia PopTart, Dee Dee Perks, Blair Harley, and Big Mamma D. $15-$18. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.

24th Annual Johnson Valentine Bash at Snug Harbor Hardcore Lounge will be headlining along with openers that include The Face Face Band and Heart of a Ghost. All proceeds will go to benefit RAIN (Regional Aids Interfaith Network). $5. Feb. 13, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. 704-561-1781. www.snugrock.com.

Cupid's Undie Run in Uptown Cupid's Undie Run is a 1.5 mile run with folks who are encouraged to dress in their underwear. The event raises money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. To register, visit https://my.cupids.org/registration/ or for more information, visit www.cupidsundierun.com. Feb. 13, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.

Pre-Valentine's Day Speed Dating for Busy Professionals at VBGB A mix of networking and speed-dating. The hosts will provide fun and quirky questions and games for participants. Admission cost includes one free drink and an hour of speed dating. Presented by Crown Town Flutter Events. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $20. Feb. 13, 6 and 8 p.m. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St. 704-333-4111. www.vbgbuptown.com.

I Would Cuddle You So Hard: Valentine's Bar Crawl in UptownThe bar crawl starts at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub from 6-7:30 p.m. where participants will be given a T-shirt, a koozie and wristband that gives them free access to the participating venues, including Fitzgerald's, Connolly's, SIP, Prohibition, TILT, Roxbury and more. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $16 and up. Feb. 13. Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, 201 E 5th St. 704-370-0687. www.fitzgeraldscharlotte.com.

Persona Bell: Persona in Love at Stage Door Theater
Vocalist and pianist Persona Bell plays her way through the love spectrum in this Valentine's eve performance. $12-$20. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Corner of 5th Street and N. College Street. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Be Wine Valentine at Rocky River Vineyards Rocky River Vineyard's annual Valentine's day event features specialty wine tastings, a bonfire, food trucks, music and Valentine's games. Free admission. Feb. 13, 1-7 p.m. Rocky River Vineyards, 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-781-5035. www.rockyrivervineyards.com.

A Quickie With Romeo & Juliet at NoDa Brewing Company Chickspeare returns to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a zany version of Shakespeare’s greatest love story. Advance sales include one beer ticket. Beer from NoDa Brewing and food from local food trucks will be providing food available for purchase at each performance. For more information, visit www.chickspeare.com. $15. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14, 1 p.m. NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 N Davidson St. www.nodabrewing.com.

Valentine's Day at Bubble Chef Jaime Colin has prepared a four-course meal featuring an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert, as well as a glass of house champagne for $125 per couple. There will also be music later in the night from a DJ. Seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. For more information and menu details, visit www.eventbrite.com. $125 per couple. Feb. 13, 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Bubble, 210 E Trade St. 704-733-9427. www.bubblecharlotte.com.

A Night at the Movies at Queen's University's Dana Auditorium This one isn't quite V-Day themed, but we can bet there are plenty of couples who'd enjoy it. The band will present a history of American film music through the decades, from the silent era through today.The highlight will be a presentation of the Donald Hunsberger arrangement of the Star Wars Trilogy, composed by John Williams. Free admission. Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Queen's University's Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. www.charlotteconcertband.org.

"Lady Ella" A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald at Little Rock Cultural Center The concert honors Ella Fitzgerald. Under the leadership of saxophonist and music arranger, Letron Brantley, with the big band sounds of the Nicci Canada Jazz Ensemble the concert features classical tunes from Gershwin, and Cole Porter, as well as a telling reflection of Fitzgerald’s repertoire. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $15. Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St.

Desserts First Valentine Celebration at Cajun Canvas Bring your own Wine to pair with a dessert buffet and create a "Birds In Paradise" canvas painting. $45 per couple. Feb.13, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m. RSVP needed. Cajun Canvas, 11116-B South Tryon St. 704-504-5224. www.cajuncanvas.com/events/desserts-first-valentine-celebration-february-2016/.

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence at UpStage Three Bone Theatre presents this play by Madeleine George. A loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines— that we depend on. $14-$16. Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St., Suite C. 704-430-4821. www.upstagenoda.com.

Sunday, Feb. 14
Brunch with Benefits: Cupcake Wars at RuRu's Tacos & Tequila Taste cupcakes from local bakeries and bakers, as they compete to take home the title of "Best Cupcake Creator in the Q.C." There will also be $2 mimosas, $2.50 domestic bottles, $5 craft cocktails and half-off appetizers. Proceeds raised from the event will go to South of the Bully, which helps to save pit bulls in the Charlotte area. Donations appreciated. Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m. RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila, 715 Providence Road. www.rurustacos.com.

A Meal Made with Love at BLT Steak Charlotte The meal kicks off with aphrodisiac Kumamoto oysters with soy-lime vinaigrette or lobster and ricotta tortellini with basil pesto and watercress. Next, there's sea scallops with blood orange, marcona almond and ver jus vinaigrette or the peppercorn crusted NY strip with foie gras and huckleberry with sides such as white cheddar grits with crispy shallots and pork belly gravy or cauliflower with ras el hanout and golden raisins. Desserts include fudge cake with salted caramel, candied pecans and bourbon ice cream or passion fruit mousse with coconut cake, almond crumble. $60 per person. Feb. 14, 5:30-10:30 p.m. BLT Steak, 201 E. Trade St. 704-972-4380. www.bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/charlotte/.

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