The best things to do in Lake Norman | Feb. 3-9

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Friday, Feb. 3

Go old school with country music band Smokey Jones & The 3 Dollar Pistols, which plays classic favorites from George Straight, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., Garth Brooks and more. 21+ only. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Stop by the Davidson Farmers Market to pick up seasonal produce such as kale, radishes, broccoli and bok choi while you listen to live music. While you’re there, pick up a quiche or some cinnamon buns for breakfast. The farmers market operates every other Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson.

Find the Davidson Farmers Market next to Town Hall in Davidson.
Find the Davidson Farmers Market next to Town Hall in Davidson.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Sharpen your cornhole skills at Lake Norman Brewery’s Bags & Brews event, held most Sundays at 1 p.m. This week, you can grab a lunch of carne asada or al pastor tacos ($4 each) from Tacos El Flacko. If you get them the Flacko Way, they’ll come with the salsa of your choice, cilantro and onions, cebollitas (pickled onions) and frijoles (beans.) 1-4 p.m. for cornhole, and 1-7 p.m. for Tacos El Flacko. 1753 Triangle Circle, Denver.

Monday, Feb. 6

Make reservations for Valentine’s Day. If a luxurious restaurant meal is on your sweetie’s wish list for a holiday date night, you can choose from more than 20 spots on our curated list of places to eat in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas with Valentine’s Day prix fixe meals and other options. Prices and locations vary.

Make reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner this week. Shown is the falafel appetizer at Restaurant X Bistro.
Make reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner this week. Shown is the falafel appetizer at Restaurant X Bistro.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Get creative with the Buds Night Out workshop at PlantHouse. Attendees will create a 6” terrarium styled with Valentine’s Day decor and air plants to brighten up your home or give as a gift. 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 16+. $26. 16641 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Suite 210, Huntersville.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Laugh along with Beerly Funny Comedy Night at Lost Worlds Brewing. Comedians in the lineup include Jeremy Alder, Chris Monds, Shaine O. Laine and host and producer Lauren Ansley. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission is 21+. 8-10 p.m. 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Head out to lunch with a friend or co-worker at Restaurant X Bistro, which has recently returned to serving lunch Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. On the mid-day menu are entrees including Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, Fish & Chips and its Veggie Burgeryard (falafel, cauliflower, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled turnips and hummus topped with tahini). 408 S. Main St., Davidson.

Restaurant X Bistro’s Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad is available at lunch, served Wednesday through Saturday.
Restaurant X Bistro’s Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad is available at lunch, served Wednesday through Saturday.