Romantic Dates in Charlotte, NC
Howl at the Moon gets in on the action Saturday, February 12 with Love Sux! Bring a shredded, torn or mutilated picture of your ex and get half-off admission to the always lively dueling piano bar. Best picture wins $100, and over $1,000 in additional cash and prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Who knew bitterness could be so rewarding?
Sometimes the simplest things are the sweetest, which is why a quiet evening overlooking the skyline can be the sweetest thing of all. Whether you're looking to snap a quick picture or steal an unforgettable kiss, there are plenty of spots to catch a glimpse of the night's glistening lights - but a few shine brighter than most. To feel on top of the stars, head to one of the balconies at the Epicentre on East Trade Street. Or if you'd like to avoid the hustle of the weekend crowds, check out the view near the Charlotte School of Law immediately off I-77 at Wilkinson Blvd or from the top of the parking deck at the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetown Blvd. (SheKnows, however, that you'll be careful to never trespass!)
For singles out there looking for love, put your best face forward and your heart on your sleeve for speed dating from Lock and Key Events hosted at Blackfinn Saloon, Saturday, February 12 from 8-10 p.m. Check in at 7:30 and party the rest of the night away with event participants and other Charlotteans simply looking to play. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Wear red and receive two additional raffle tickets - over $1000 in cash and prizes to be given away! Register here.
For elegant and award-winning eats, spice things up at Cajun Queen, located in the heart of historic Elizabeth. Enjoy New Orleans favorites like crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole amid the brightly painted walls of this early 20th-century home. And don't miss the bar upstairs, featuring custom cocktails, blackened voodoo lager and live jazz.
Keep things hot with a little Salsa - dancing that is - at the Charlotte Salsa Invitational, February 12. Join the party at 9 p.m. for a free introductory Salsa class, music by a Latin DJ and professional dance performances. Or purchase tickets for one (or all) of five workshops offered throughout the afternoon. Visit charlottesalsadance.com for full schedule, tickets and locations.