TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Boozy Cupcake Decorating
Catawba Brewing | 6:30-8 p.m. | $40 | Details
Why you should go: If alcohol and snacking are your speed, learn to make — and taste test — a delicious boozy cupcake. Yum.
Free cheese and charcuterie
Dilworth Tasting Room | 5-11 p.m. | $20-$25 | Details
Why you should go: If you buy a wine flight ($20 for white and $25 for red, three 3-ounce pours) you get a free cheese board.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
MUSIC BINGO! at HOPPIN’
Hoppin’ | 8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Go to meet new friends, go for a date, grab your pals, either way beer, bingo, and music are what you need.
$20 Wine and Cheese at 8.2.0
8.2.0 | 5-11 p.m. | $20 | Details
Why you should go: For some reason I always need a mid-week pick-me-up even more than usual after a three-day weekend. You can’t beat $20 for two classes of wine and a cheese board. Pro tip: If you aren’t feeling regular wine, you can choose two glasses of craft sangria.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Blue Blaze Bootcamp
Blue Blaze Brewing – 528 S. Turner Ave. | 6:30 p.m. | $8 | Details
Why you should go: Take a one-hour fitness class then stick around for a beer (included in $8 admission).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
HEARTest Yard Night Out with the Olsens
Hilliard Studio Method | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $50 donation | Sign up
Why you should go: Your $50 donation includes a Hilliard Studio Method class, a mix and mingle with Greg and Kara Olsen, complimentary beverages from Green Brothers Juice and Lenny Boy Brewing Co., and HEARTest Yard/Hilliard Studio Method swag. Proceeds benefit the Olsen’s charity, the HEARTest Yard.
Queens Gone Wild! Mardi Gras Drag Show
Rooftop 210 | 6:30 p.m. | $5-$20 | Details
Why you should go: See a Mardi Gras-themed drag show, led by the queen of Charlotte, Buff Faye. There will be plenty of drinks, dancing, and Mardi beads to go around.
So You Think You Can Bark
Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $21.11 | Details
Why you should go: Calling all pet lovers. Pets are taking the stage and will be performing a routine of tricks. All event proceeds benefit Stand For Animals, a nonprofit veterinary clinic.
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m. | $64+ | Details
Why you should go: Hear songs from his newest album, OPUS. This is his first new studio album in six years, and his eighth salsa album in the 26 years since Otra Nota came out in 1993.
Adult Art Party: Clay Luminaries
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-8:30 p.m. | $50, $37.50 Mint Members | Details
Why you should go: Go on an after-hours tour of Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint, grab a cocktail, and build your own Studio Drift-inspired luminary.
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