Feb. 6

Featured Artist at Orange Olive

Spend the evening at the Orange Olive as it highlights artwork from featured artist Jonathon Grauel.

When: Feb. 6-April 18

Where: Orange Olive, 2824 N. Davidson St., Charlotte

Details: www.mydreamdart.com


Family Dinner Night at Earth Fare

Earth Fare’s mission is to eliminate childhood obesity through providing easy and affordable access to nutritious food for kids by offering a free kids meal.

When: 4-8 p.m. Feb. 6

Where: 14021 Boren St., Huntersville

Details: www.earthfare.com


Open Mic Night in Downtown Cornelius

Become part of the heart of the creative community. Kadfit Studios features some of Lake Norman’s and Charlotte’s most creative artists, from musicians and visual artists to comedians and poets, in a unique, collaborative setting. Held every first and third Thursday of every month.

When: 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Feb.6

Where: 19725 Oak St., Cornelius

Details: www.facebook.com/blovecharlotte/events


Feb. 7

Dinner at Davidson

The fifth annual event celebrates Davidson College’s commitment to affordability and the Davidson Trust. The college will feature a gallery of “Integrating Distinctions,” which highlights the diverse talents that Davidson Trust brings to the campus.

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Davidson College Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson

Details: www.davidson.edu


Beach Bash for Big Day at the Lake

The beach-themed party serves as a fundraiser for Big Day at the Lake, an event that connects at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters with Lake Norman volunteers for a full day of fun on the lake. Organizers hope to raise $100,000 for the BBBS foundation.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Harvey’s Bar and Grill, 19707 Liverpool Place, Cornelius

Details: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/


Feb. 8

Davidson Farmer’s Market

The Davidson Farmer’s Market offers local producers’ handpicked harvests and homemade goods.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 8

Where: 442 S. Main St., Davidson

Details: www.earthfare.com


Vulture Feedings

Learn about vultures from knowledgeable docent volunteers as the birds play with their food.  

When: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville

Details: www.carolinaraptorcenterexperience.com


2014 Fashion Show

An evening for the most fashionable bride and groom to-be! From fashion and food to dance floor fun. Talented creative professionals from Carolina Bride Magazine and The Pearl have teamed up to a throw a beautifully designed cocktail party.

When: 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: The Pearl, 19501 W. Catawba Ave. Cornelius

Details: www.eventbride.com


Eighth Annual Apocalypse Step Show

Davidson College invites the community to attend the eighth annual Apocalypse Show, featuring step dance performances by teams from the Divine Nine National Panhellenic Council.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson

Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets 


Feb. 9

Fifth Annual Buddy Benefit Concert

An event celebrating children with special needs. Spend a fun night for the entire family listening to an a cappela concert hosted by the Buddy System of Davidson College. The event helps spread awareness about disabilities and help bridge the gap between Lake Norman’s children with special needs and their peers.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson

Details: www.angelsinneed.org


Art Therapy 101

Art Therapy is a place where adults can unwind and create. Experience an evening of fine art, wine tastings and mature “artsy” fun. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts, with guidance from certified art instructors.

When: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd., Charlotte

Details: www.artwine-down.blog


For kids

Family Sweethearts Painting Class

Bring the family to paint Valentine’s Day décor and treat yourself to delicious sweets and hot chocolate.

When: 9-10 a.m. Feb. 8

Where: Cajun Canvas, 11116-B S. Tryon St., Charlotte

Details: www.cajuncanvas.com


Fairy House Festival

Spend an afternoon discovering the joy and magic of fairy houses. The event also includes storytelling, arts and crafts, face painting, activities, pony rides and food. Prizes will be awarded for children dressed in fairy or gnome costumes!

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8 

Where: Latta Plantation Nature Center, 5226 Sample Road, Huntersville

Details: www.parkandrec.com 


Seventh Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Spend some quality time with your daughter for a beautiful night of dancing and food.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte

Details: www.realdadsnetwork.org


Family Opera: “The Three Little Pigs”

Spend an evening of fun for the whole family listening to the story of “The Three Little Pigs,” followed by a cookie reception. Highly recommended for children ages 4-10 years old.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 9 

Where: Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte

Details: www.operacarolina.org