February Happenings

Keep those New Year’s resolutions on track with Cupid’s Cup, 49ers Gold Rush, Charlotte 10 Miler , Frigid 5K Run and Plunge (or forget them altogether with Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day!)

Events at the Blumenthal: Charlotte Symphony Pops: Oz with Orchestra, Laugh for the Cure, Jesse Cook, Meow Meow, SPANK! the Fifty Shades parody, Charlotte Symphony:  Tchaikovsky No.5, Fire and Ice, Les Miserables, Patterson Hood, KnightSounds: ‘Pop up’ Opera, Dance Charlotte!, Straight No Chaser, The Swing Jazz Series: Tia Fuller with John Brown Big Band, Dr.Sanjay Gupta, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Charlotte Symphony Pops: Tiempo Libre, FELA!, Next to Normal, and The Foreigner (Go here for a great deal from Big Ben) How we got on

Soul Asylum, Travis Tritt, Gaelic Storm, Sixpence None the Richer, moe, Flogging Molly, Carrie Rodriguez, Zappa plays Zappa, Lindi Ortega, Kopecky Family Band, Soulful Sistas Tour, Fishbone, David Childers and the Overmountain Men, Pentatonix, performing at Coyote Joe’s: Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Jerrod Neimann

At the Levine Museum of the New South Bus Tour: Charlotte in Black and White, Civic by Design, The Fire of Freedom with author David Cecelski

CIAA Basketball  Tournament , Super Bowl

Don’t forget February 14th is Valentine’s Day! Treat your sweetheart to A Date with Art at the Mint Museum, Sweetheart Tours at Latta Plantation, Love Jones Open Mic Night, Music and Museum: Annual Chamber of Love Concert

Party time: Go bananas at Charlotte’s 1st Annual Banana Crawl, Queen City Brewers Festival , Laissez les bon temps rouler at the Charlotte Mardi Gras Parade of Beads at the Epicentre. (Order your king cakes here), A Night in Rio: the Brazilian Carnival Experience, Bartender’s Ball

Freebies: Free spaghetti and meatballs from the Diamond at Snug Harbor’s viewing of “Django”, Free guided walking tour of South End,  free history program, free admisssion to both Mint Museums every Tuesday after 5 pm

Showstoppers: Charlotte Motorcycle Show, North Carolina RV & Camping Show, Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, Charlotte Beauty Tradeshow

For the kids: The Magic Story, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the circus, Fossil Fair at the Schiele Museum, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: Get the Sillies Out, Sunday Fun Day: Chihuly and More-Art Beyond the Sea

Other events to check out: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, NASCAR acceleration weekend, Music and Museum: Horn of Plenty, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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