VTGCLT Pop Valentine’s Shop
7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St.
Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: A Valentine’s pop-up shop by Vintage Charlotte. Also open Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m.: For families to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Princess Tea will feature a kid-friendly menu and décor fit for royalty. Attendees encouraged to dress up in their favorite princes gown, jewelry and tiara. Cost is $36 for adults and $18 for junior patrons. Reservations required at 704-248-4100.
I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin
Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 8 p.m.: A celebration of the music and lyrics of one of America’s most prolific songwriters, Irving Berlin. The show contains more than 60 of Berlin’s songs. Tickets $10-$20, tix.cpcc.edu.
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 8:45 p.m.: The Charleston vegan rock band is influenced by Appalachia but also maintains the salty vibes of the Carolina coast. Tickets $12/$15, www.visulite.com.
Valentine’s Orchid Sale
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Choose from a variety of healthy, blooming orchids well-suited to the home environments. Orchids priced $15-$40; cash, check and charge accepted. gardens.uncc.edu