Fairy House Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391. parkandrec.com.
Bring your fairies, elves, gnomes and other small magical creatures to Latta Plantation Nature Preserve for the annual Fairy House Festival. Learn how to build fairy houses and gnome homes on a special wooded trail famous for its high year-long population of fairies. In addition: storytelling, face-painting, crafts, food trucks, prizes for best costumes and fairy houses, and author Tracy Kane, writer of the Fairy House series.
16th Annual Chinese New Year Festival
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Peaceful Dragon, 12610 Steele Creek Road. 704-504-8866. thepeacefuldragon.com
This family-friendly festival will include the ceremonial Lion Dance and Dragon Dance; demonstrations of Chinese martial arts and health arts including kung fu, tai chi and yoga; and performing arts such as traditional Chinese dance and music.
Sol Driven Train
Noon Saturday. NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 N. Davidson St. 704-451-1394 nodabrewing.com.
Sol Driven Train will give a free performance in advance of the Third Annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, which will be held at historic Rural Hill in Huntersville May 11.
ArtFusion: A Date With Art
6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. 704-337-2000 mintmuseum.org.
This month’s ArtFusion activity, A Date With Art, is designed for adults, with big band music and swing dance lessons with Gottaswing Charlotte. Create a unique Valentine’s Day card while enjoying sweet treats and drinks from the cash bar. Then go on a fun tour of the galleries and discover romantic works of art in the Mint Museum Randolph’s permanent collections.
Charlotte Folk Society
7:30 p.m. Friday. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. folksociety.org.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free monthly gathering and concert features the Jamie Laval Trio playing traditional Celtic music with a contemporary flair. Doors open at 7. Refreshments, song circle and jam sessions follow the concert.