Valentine’s Day Parties for Couples and Singles, Charlotte International Fashion Week, Bartender’s Ball, and More Feb. 14-16

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Don’t allow these last couple of snowy days to cause you to get an icy stare on Valentine’s Day. And whether you’re coupled up or single, enjoy this list of weekend events.

Friday, February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Yoga Class and Social
It’s a combination of the things you love: yoga, wine, and chocolate. Bring a friend, loved one, or come by yourself. Class led by Christina Longobardi. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 for class only; $15 for class, wine, and chocolate. Moga Charlotte, at Atherton Lofts, 2108 South Blvd., Suite 202,,
Love Sux Bash
Uptown’s dueling piano bar presents its annual anti-Valentine’s Day party, so don’t dwell on not being in a relationship. Drink specials include $6 F-Bombs and $9 X-Boyfriends, and compete in games for $500 in cash prizes. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with RSVP. Howl at the Moon, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,
Sweet Delight Speed Dating Series: Valentine’s Day Edition Singles Mixer
Mix and mingle with fellow Charlotte singles, and then participate in 10 six-minute dates. Live music by Brianna Chevonne, complimentary food during the first hour, and a cash bar all night. Brought to you by Events Delighted. 6-10 p.m. $10-$20. Aloft Charlotte Uptown Hotel, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
Nuts and Bolts Valentine’s Day Party
Ready to get screwed? Each woman will be given a nut, each man a bolt; then mingle and screw your way around the party to find the right fit. When you find a match, you’ll receive a raffle ticket and a new nut or bolt. Raffle prizes include $100 cash, a couple’s massage, $50 Whisky River gift card, and more. 8-11 p.m. $15; guests are welcome to stay after 11 p.m. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,
Dare To Be Dateless
Guys and Dolls, the group that puts on charity events to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, offers a fun night men and women can enjoy. For the ladies: a complimentary glass of champagne and a manicure; for the guys: complimentary beer and a gift bag to take home; and all will be treated to the chocolate fountain. 8-11 p.m. $10 donation requested. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St.,
Shred Your Ex, Meet Your Next Party
This anti-Valentine’s Day party invites you to bring any item or photo of your ex to be shredded, and you’ll receive three complimentary drinks. Additional drink specials include $1 beer, $3 bleeding heart shots, and $5 Three Olives Vodka drinks all night. 9-11 p.m. Free admission. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St.,
Champagne Valentine’s Day
Complimentary bottles of champagne will be given to women in groups of four, or a complimentary glass of champagne for you and your special someone, before 11 p.m. A DJ will spin. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Southside, 1600 Moontford Dr.,
Cupid’s Stupid
Celebrate the single life with live music by Dave Haywood, a Valentine’s raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift card and a private shopping party at Revolution, and drink specials include $3 Miller Lite bottles and $5 Jameson. 10 p.m. Free admission. Mortimer’s Cafe and Pub, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
Valentine’s All Red Affair
Music by DJ Chaka and special guest DJ Manyc. Drink specials include $5 red martinis and $99 liquor bottle offers. 10 p.m. Free admission until midnight if you wear red. Latorre’s, 116 W. 5th St.,
Pajama Party 
Come dressed in sexy pajamas or lingerie, or in something comfortable like a onesie or Snuggie. Live music by Burning Bright. 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Free admission. The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius,
Sixth Annual Charlotte International Fashion Week (Thursday-Saturday)
Enjoy three nights of runway shows, high fashion, and live entertainment. Hosted by celebrity stylist Dwight Eubanks, formerly of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Visit website for times and complete schedule. Per day: general admission, $35. VIP, $70. Thursday at Charlotte City Club, Friday at Infinity Ballroom, and Saturday at Carolinas Aviation Museum,
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The annual Charlotte Bartender’s Ball, taking place Sunday at Silver Hammer Studios, is one of the most anticipated parties of the year.

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Saturday, February 15
Back On The Track: Race Season Kick-Off Party
Come tailgate with the Whisky Chicks and watch the Daytona race on any of the 35 TVs. All dine-in traditional wings are only 88 cents in honor of Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with $3 select beers. Doors open at noon. Free admission. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
I Would Cuddle You So Hard: Valentine’s Bar Crawl
Couples, singles, and groups of friends are invited to crawl to five participating bars: Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, Connolly’s on Fifth, Sip, Prohibition, and Roxbury. You’ll receive an event T-shirt, koozie, and heart-shaped candy necklace. Check-in 6-8 p.m.; event goes until 2 a.m. $17. Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, 201 E. 5th St.,
Love on the Lake: Valentine’s Yacht Ride
Enjoy an evening on a heated yacht on Lake Norman, including complimentary food, a cash bar, entertainment, and giveaways. Brought to you by BlueprintEM. Boarding 7 p.m.; departing 7:30 p.m.; returning 10:30 p.m. Singles, $49; couples, $99. Lake Norman Yacht Charters, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius,
Drop It
This music hall turns into a big party spot for the night, featuring a great lineup of DJs. Headlined by Los Angeles-based dubstep master Mimosa, along with Styles & Complete, Kyle Biddy vs. Boy Beats World, and Danny B. Brought to you by Sugar Society and Disco Donnie Presents. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,
Ladies Night…Valentine’s Style
Ladies will enjoy complimentary champagne during the first hour, and other specials include $3 local drafts and $5 chocolate shots. Music by DJ Rob Reeves. 10 p.m. Free admission. Cosmos Cafe Ballantyne, 8420 Rea Rd.,,
NAN’s on Saturdays (weekly event)
Meet your neighbors in South End for a down-home, late-night party featuring music by DJ Stephen Warwick and a $2.50 beer special. Bring your koozies and dancing shoes. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission and free parking. Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd.,

Sunday, February 16

Brunch, Bangles and Business
Women Who Network is putting on this brunch event, inviting you to eat, drink, and rub elbows with your fellow Charlotte professionals. 2-5 p.m. $10. Caviar Nightlife, 300 E. Stonewall St.,,
13th Annual Charlotte Bartender’s Ball
It’s one of the biggest annual events on the city’s nightlife calendar, attended by many of the who’s who in the bar, nightclub, and party scene. The theme this year, semi-formal attire requested, is “Tinseltown: Salute to Movies and TV.” Your admission includes top-shelf liquors, a full line of beers, and catered food. Music by DJs Wiggz N Wonz, Rowshay, Complete, and more. Proceeds will benefit Project HALO, a nonprofit organization that rescues stray and unwanted dogs. 7 p.m.-midnight. General admission, $70; Red Bull VIP, $100. Silver Hammer Studios, at NC Music Factory, 817 Hamilton St.,
Label On Sunday: The Oval Office Edition
In celebration of President’s Day, you’re invited to party like there’s no work tomorrow, which many of you do have the holiday off. Music by DJ B-Lord. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,
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