Weekday planner: 25 fun things to do in Charlotte this week

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National Margarita Day

Various locations | All day | Price varies | details

Why you should go: Visit a participating bar or restaurant to enjoy a margarita (or soft drink).

networking after work

trolley barn | 6-8 p.m. | Free for first-time guests, $39 for returning guests | details

Why you should go: Connect with local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and career-focused professionals. For returning guests, $39 gets you access to the event and a year’s membership to Network After Work.

Soulful Evening Flow

The Metropolitan (level three) | 6 p.m. | $15 | details

Why you should go: Relax and rejuvenate during this 60-minute flow with yoga instructor Jaimis Huff. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and some water.

Let’s Get social networking event

Queen Park Social | 18:30-20:30 | $10 | details

Why you should go: Meet and network with LGBT+ Black owned businesses and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Queen Park Social and activities like bowling and billiards.

CIAA Watch Party

West Charlotte Rec Center | 1pm-4pm | Free | details

Why you should go: Watch the CIAA basketball tournament on the big screen and stay tuned in for fellowship, popcorn, and prizes.

Run Maud 2.23

NoDa Brewing Co. | 6-8 p.m. | $25 | details

Why you should go: Honor the memory of Ahmaud Arbery by walking or running 2.23 miles with NoDa Brewing. Twenty-two other running clubs and breweries — including NoDa Brewing Company, Mad Miles Run Club and Wooden Robot Brewery — have scheduled runs throughout the week.

Oh yes: Eat the Frog Fitness

Optimist Hall | 6pm-7pm | Free | details

Why you should go: Energize your week with a free group workout at Eat the Frog Fitness.

Food & Flix (Second Show)

Alchemy in the C3 Lab | 6pm-9pm | $5 | details

Why you should go: If you missed the Sunday screening, you’re in luck because Alchemy is hosting a movie night screening of The Princess Bride midweek. Elevated hot dogs and nachos will be available for purchase.

figure drawing

Good Post Office North End (meeting room) | 6-8 p.m. | $10, email [email protected] to reserve | details

Why you should go: Bring a sketchbook and visit Good Postage in the events area at the Raceway (next to the Hex coffee) for a fun character drawing session. Masks are mandatory.

Wine on a dime wine tasting

The Artisan’s Palate 6:30 p.m. | $65 | details

Why you should go: This tasting features five wines that have been carefully curated, paired with a small tasting menu.

Homage to the Black South: Art and Culture Appreciation Series

Virtual | 7-8 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Tune in for the Harvey B. Gantt Center’s final event in the four-part Black History Month series. Wednesday’s discussion will focus on supporting artists and helping Charlotte succeed.

Swan Lake

Ovens Auditorium | 7 p.m. | $43-$103 | details

Why you should go: The Russian Ballet Theater will perform the timeless story derived from Russian and German folklore.

Syncopated ladies

Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $19.50 | details

Why you should go: This female tap dance band has collaborated with the likes of Beyonce, FOX, and Good Morning America, and amassed over 100 million viral video views.

DropSound Yoga

Tabriz Innovation Center | 5:30 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: This slow-flowing yoga jar uses noise-isolating headphones so you can focus on your breath and movements.

Black History Art Panel & Celebration

Coin Museum Uptown | 6pm-9pm | $5 | details

Why you should go: As a continuation of Black History Month events, The Young Affiliates of the Mint invites the public to a roundtable discussion on preserving and growing Charlotte’s black arts community for future generations.

jellyfish terrariums

PlantHouse | 6:30 p.m. | $38 | details

Why you should go: Create a cool ocean inspired terrarium with plants and decoration. The PlantHouse staff will guide you through the creative process and provide tips on plant care.

Black Light Chakti Yoga

Lenny Boy Brewing | 18:30-19:30 | $15 | details

Why you should go: Chakti Yoga is a practice that helps strengthen your chakras and align your mind and body. For an added twist, this course uses glow puff paint and glow sticks to really set the mood.

Julius Chambers: A Life of Service, Courage, and Conviction

Harvey B Gantt Center | 18:30-20:30 | Free | details

Why you should go: Award-winning journalist and documentary producer Steve Crump tells the story of legendary civil rights activist Julius Chambers in his new film.

go deeper: Statue honors Charlotte civil rights activist

Spotlight Lecture: In Conversation with Zena Howard and Deborah Ryan

Virtual | 7:30 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Howard and Ryan will bring their years of experience and insightful commentary on art and architecture to one of The Bechtler’s current exhibitions, “Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvelous Entanglement.”

hippie sabotage

The Filmore | 8 p.m. | $35 | details

Why you should go: Swing with the EDM duo best known for their remix of Tove Lo’s “Habits” and viral single “Devil Eyes.”

Dancing with the Stars: Live

Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m. | $59-$95 | details

Why you should go: Enjoy performances by world-renowned dancers such as Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and Britt Stewart.

An evening with head chef Lisa

Chef Lisa’s private residence | 18:30-21:30 | $295 | details

Why you should go: This intimate eight-course dining experience takes you on a culinary journey through the life of Executive Chef Lisa Brooks.

Decades of party: Groovy 60s

Brewer at 4001 Yancey | 6:30 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Bring out bell-bottoms and bold prints for a groovy ’60s taproom party. There’s live music, popular ’60s shows, and prizes for the best-dressed guests.

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy | 7pm-10pm | $75 | details

Why you should go: Gather your clues to find the culprit in this hilarious murder investigation. The ticket includes a plated meal, a drink ticket and entertainment. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Mardi Gras Masquerade

Free Range Brewing | 8pm-11pm | $10 GA, $60+ Royal Admission | details

Why you should go: Join Queer Society Charlotte for their annual Mardi Gras Masquerade with live performances by Queens Erica Chanel and Ariana Venti and lots of beads.

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