Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Popbar Valentine’s Day Boxes

Various Popbar locations | Now through Feb. 13 | Vary | Details 

Why you should partake: For a limited time, Popbar is offering “berry” special Valentine’s Day treats. Choose between various sizes of dipped strawberry and hot cocoa bomb boxes, or play it cool with a 6-pack of gelato pops.

Ice Skating at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. | Noon to 10 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: If you’re looking for a fun and safe activity, go ice skating at the Whitewater Center. There’s over 17,000 sq. ft of ice plus an on-ice airstream serving hot and cold beverages.

Vivid Colors at the Mint Museum Uptown

500 S Tryon St. | Times vary | Prices vary | Details

Why you should go: To celebrate Mint Museum Uptown’s tenth anniversary, In Vivid Color: Pushing the Boundaries of Perception in Contemporary Art brings together four innovative contemporary artists who create works celebrating the power of color and its transformative ability to permeate the space around us.

Romance Package at the Ballantyne Hotel

10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. | Starting at $479 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy luxury accommodations for two including breakfast in bed as well as flowers and champagne upon arrival.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Handpies from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5-6:30 p.m. | $20 | Details 

Why you should participate: In this virtual class, Keia of Milk Glass Pie, will show you how to make one of the great pastries of the American South — hand pies. You’ll learn how to make a simple handpie filling and assemble handpies together from start to finish.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Wine and Cheese Pairing Workshop

Virtual, pickup at 7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m. | $65-$100 | Details

Why you should go: The pairing seminars are back – virtually. Stop by the market to pick up your kit and then tune in to the seminar to be led through a wine and cheese pairing.

Run Club with Taproom Social

430 W 4th St. | 6:30-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Go for a 3-mile run along the trail past the Panthers stadium, then reward yourself with a post-run beer and a grub from a featured food truck.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Homer the Dragon Valentine’s Day Gift Delivery

Varies | Feb 11-12 | $75 | Details

Why you should partake: Have Homer the Dragon safely deliver your loved one a special Valentine’s Day package this year. The package includes a flower bouquet from Flowers of Charlotte, a Homer the Dragon Plush Doll, a Charlotte Knights “New Era” Hat, Charlotte Knights Face Mask, and three full-size candy bars.

Family Movie Night at Protagonist Brewing South End

3123 N Davidson St Ste. 104 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m | $4 | Details

Why you should go: Bring the kids for a family-friendly movie night and $4 single-topping pizza slices.

Virtual Cocktail 101 Class by Billy Sunday

Online | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $30 | Details 

Why you should partake: This virtual class will provide an introduction to classic cocktails, tools of the trade, and the basics of bartending. This class is perfect for both the cocktail aficionado and casual drinker. Billy Sunday’s beverage director Stephanie Andrews will walk you through creating 3 cocktails that are guaranteed to make you the star of your next gathering.

Valentine’s Cheeseboard Creation with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:15 p.m. | $20 | Details 

Why you should participate: Local cheese enthusiast and caterer, Tori Tippin, will teach you the tips and tricks of styling the perfect Valentine’s cheeseboard. You’ll learn the art of placement, cutting, pairing, and even choosing the right cheese board. Plus, you’ll learn how to make the “salami river,” a popular meat folding technique.

[Related Agenda guide: 15 must-try charcuterie and cheese boards in Charlotte]

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

400 Camp Rd. | 7-10 p.m. | $30 per car | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to catch a drive-in screening of the classic film, West Side Story. While you’re there, grab food from one of Camp North End’s food stalls.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S. | Wednesday through Sunday | $49 per vehicle | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte Motor Speedway’s zMAX Dragway is being transformed into an interactive drive-thru experience, featuring more than 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs, as well as a 50 foot-long Megalodon.

Valentine’s Beer Dinner at The Suffolk Punch

2911 Griffith St. Ste. A | 6:30 p.m. | $65 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a special five-course Valentine’s Day dinner prepared and presented by Executive Chef Michael Rayfield. The first four dishes will be paired with a Suffolk Punch Brewing beer hand-selected to compliment the flavors on each plate. The final dessert course will be paired with a special Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail to finish off the night.


Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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