This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, leaving many couples to plan romantic outings for the weekend. Here are some Valentine-themed events to check out.
Location: The Tavern (300 E Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC)
Date and time: Friday at 10 p.m.
Enjoy special performances by Q Parker of the platinum-selling R&B group 112 and Willie Taylor of Day26.
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Location: The Union (222 E Bland St.)
Date and time: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Take part in an annual run towards finding a cure for neurofibromatosis. Enjoy some brief exercise followed by drinking and a day party.
Location: Blackfinn Ameripub (14825 Ballantyne Village Way #100, Charlotte, NC)
Date and time: Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Treat your special someone to a chef-inspired three-course meal in a private mezzanine. The entire meal is $80 per couple. $20 upgrade for a bottle of house champagne or wine.
Candlelight: Valentine’s Day special
Location: The Big Chill (911 E Morehead St #100, Charlotte, NC)
Dates and times: Friday and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm
Enjoy a romantic candle-filled ambiance with musical renditions from the Listeso String Quartet. Alcoholic beverages are available for additional purchase.
Location: listed on site
Date and time: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Take pictures alongside the love-themed backdrops created by local artists. The Trail features artworks in South End, NoDa, Plaza-Midwood and the EastSide.The first 100 people get a free rose from Bookout Blooms.
Tools and Tea Series: Valentine’s Day Edition
Location: Innovation Alley (1026 Jay St. Charlotte, NC)
Date and time: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
An afternoon where couples can build and paint their own Valentine’s Day wooden signs. There will be take-home instructions, refreshments and giveaways. Participation is $25 per couple.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Location: DoubleTree Suites Charlotte SouthPark (6300 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte,NC)
Date and time: Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Solve a murder mystery while you enjoy a three-course meal.
Davidson Wine Co.’s Valentines Jazz Brunch
Location: 121 Depot St, Davidson, NC
Date and time: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy some award-winning wine while listening to a live jazz performance.