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Weekender Feb. 9-12 : Boat show, Bowling Day, brews and bands

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The Mikele Buck Band performs at Royal Bliss on Friday. Photo | Mikele Buck Band website

Trying to figure out what to do? Here are some of the best options in Lake Norman. 

Through Sunday, Feb. 12

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

8 pm Feb. 10-11; 3 pm Feb. 12 | Free Reign Theatre Company presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Students, $15; general admission, $20. Historic Rural Hill,4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville.

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show 

Noon – 9 pm | Feb. 10. 10 am – 9 pm | Feb 11. 11 am – 5 pm | Feb. 12. 2023 product will be on display to see and board. Browse through cruisers, deck boats, fishing boats, family sport boats, personal watercraft, pontoons boats, wakeboard and ski boats. Tickets $10 adults, $9 senior/military, and $5 ages 6-12.  Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., Charlotte 28202.

Make a Date with a Trail

On your own schedule | Feb. 9-14. Spend time with a loved one by visiting Antiquity Greenway or McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II, and scan one of the QR codes you will find on signage there to receive a free appetizer at Jack’s Corner Tap or Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, with the coupon valid for use until the end of February.

Friday Feb. 10

Live music

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 10. Joseph Gallo. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Live music 

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 10. Mikele Buck Band. The $10 ticket guarantees entry and preferred lower-level access. If tickets remain, they will be available at the door, but only grant entry to the upstairs and upper terrace. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Dogs and their humans get to play on ice Feb. 11 at the Whitewater Center. Photo | Whitewater Center

Saturday, Feb. 11

Dog Days of Winter 

10 am – 10 pm | Feb. 11. Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends with activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, ice rink access, yoga, doggy vendors and more. Registration required and fees for 5K and ice skating, parking. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

7:30-9 pm| Feb. 11. The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble, led by director Patrick Brown, performs their first concert of the spring semester featuring Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist, Lauren Sevian. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

2023 Statesville Comic Con 

10 am – 5 pm | Feb. 11. Family friendly event. Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville.

Sharpe House: St.Valentine’s Tea 2023

11 am – 4 pm | Feb. 11. Join Sharpe House as they celebrate love and Valentine’s Day. Delicacies from their kitchen will be on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. $30 or $35 gluten free. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, Feb. 9. The Historic Sharpe House, 402 South Center St., Statesville.

Bowling Day in the USA – New Victory Lanes

1-4 pm | Feb. 11. One free hour of bowling for up to six people on one lane. Reserve a spot. Victory Lanes Entertainment and Events Center, 125 Morlake Dr., Mooresville.

Queen City Brewers Festival

1-4 pm | Feb. 11. Forty-plus breweries with active beverage production in the region; hand-picked restaurant and snack food exhibitors; interactive sponsors. Benefits Project Life Movement.  $60 per person. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte.

Jon Reep 

Sold out | Feb. 11. Jon Reep is a nationally touring comedian . Cain Center for the Arts.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Kids Valentine Cookie Decorating Workshop 

10 – 11:30 am | Feb. 12. Kids must be 6 or older due to limited spacing. The workshop is $45 per child and payable to Sugar Dots Bakery directly by Venmo @Megan-Alonz0-5 or email sugardots147@gmail.com. Lemonade Boutique, 19826 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius.

Kids Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop 

11 am – noon | Feb. 12. With PlantHouse crew guidance, children will create a 6-inch terrarium featuring Valentine’s Day decor. $26. PlantHouse, 16441 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville.