MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Love, Charlotte Exhibition at 7th Street Public Market
224 E 7th Street | Now through Mar. 15 | Details
Why you should go: In celebration of their love for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards that will be on display outside 7th Street Public Market.
I Heart Rail Trail
South End | Feb. 19- Mar. 7 | Free | Details
Why you should go: The popular lights installation, is back in South End with six new displays from local artists. The interactive light installations run from February 19 to March 7 along South End’s Rail Trail from 1100 South plaza to Atherton Mill.
Inside Siloam School
Virtual | Feb. 18-28 | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Go on a 360-degree tour of the historic Siloam School. You’ll learn about the history of the Mecklenburg County school and how it was part of a larger movement to provide quality education to African American children in the midst of segregation. A ticket includes a digital guidebook and access to a live-streamed kick-off event on Feb. 18 that includes Mayor Vi Lyles and several authors. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Save Siloam School Project.
Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen
Online | Times vary | $15 per class | Details
Why you should partake: Add a little bit of spice to your next at-home dinner by following along with a recorded cooking class lead by Chef Alyssa. Purchase of a class includes the recipe, an info sheet, and access to the video of your choice.
Sweet Spot at Home
Online | Times vary | $30-$45 | Details
Why you should partake: Sweet Spot Studio is bringing the fun of baking right into your home. Now through the end of February, baking classes will be offered virtually with lessons including French macarons, cake donuts and DIY Twix & Kit Kat bars.
Lovers Art Trail
Multiple locations | Ongoing | Free | Details
Why you should go: This love-inspired trail features ten artworks in South End, Third Ward, NoDa and Plaza-Midwood. At each stop, you’ll learn about the artist, mural, and a fun fact about love or Valentine’s Day.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Love Bites Chef’s Dinner at Sea Level
129 E 5th St | 7-9 pm | $100 | Details
Why you should go: A ticket gets you a six-course seafood dinner and craft cocktails.
Invest Like a Boss with SkillPop
Online | 7-8:30 pm | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Investing doesn’t have to be intimidating. Financial Planner Nikki Dunn will cover what the stock market really is, why investing is important, and which assets are the best to invest in.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine Exhibition
Mint Museum Uptown | Times vary | General admissions $15 | Details
Why you should go: The Mint Museum’s newest exhibition, presented by PNC Bank, examines the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries. W|ALLS will feature more than 130 photographs taken by 67 photographers across five continents.
Edit Charlotte Spring/Summer Sale
2325 Crescent Ave. | Feb 24-27, times vary | Prices vary | Details
Why you should go: Spring is just around the corner. Shop pre-loved designer clothing, shoes and bags at Edit Charlotte’s spring/summer sale.
Run Club with Taproom Social
430 W 4th St. | 6:30-9 pm | 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 25
Virtual Pet Adoption
Online | 9-10 am | Free | Details
Why you should go: CMPD Animal Care and Control hosts a virtual pet adoption for our furry friends who are most in need of new homes.
Family Movie Night at Protagonist Brewing South End
3123 N. Davidson St. Ste. 104 | 6-10 pm | $4 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy a family-friendly movie night and $4 pizza slices at Protagonist South End.
Honoring Black Resilience: A Black History Month Celebration
Online | 6:30 pm | Free | Details
Why you should attend: In an effort to highlight black excellence in the Charlotte community, Winsdor Park Elementary hosts Ebony Thomas; Racial Equity and Economic Opportunity Executive at Bank of America for a virtual discussion.
Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End
400 Camp Road | 7-10 pm | $30 per car | Details
Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to catch a drive-in screening of Creed. While you’re there, grab food from one of Camp North End’s delicious food stalls.
Discovery Place: Live with A.I.
Online | 7 pm | Free | Details
Why you should attend: Discovery Place Science is hosting a virtual panel discussion about artificial intelligence and how it impacts our daily lives. Speakers on the panel will include HP Newquist, creator of the AI: Your Mind & the Machine exhibition currently at the Museum, Dr. Min Shin, chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Sarah Williams, MIT Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Wine Tasting Like a Pro with SkillPop
Online | 7-8:15 pm | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Join wine aficionado Kristy Wenz for a lesson on the basics of wine tasting and pairing, as well as Kristy’s top recommendations on new wines to try. You’ll taste three different wines paired with a variety of small bites to better understand the keys to coupling wine and food.
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