February’s five essential dates.
Help fight heart disease by joining Novant Health and TIAA for the 59th Annual Greater Charlotte Heart Ball. There will be entertainment, auctions, and fine dining at the black-tie affair. The event takes place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. 500 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, www.charlottencheartball.org.
Enjoy a night of art and fun at Taste of the Mint at the Mint Museum Uptown. Start by sampling four small plates, paired with various wines, at Halcyon, Flavors From the Earth, then head to The Mint Museum for a tour of Dr. Leo Twiggs’ Requiem For Mother Emanuel. Tickets cost $40, and the event begins at 4 p.m. 500 S. Tyron St,. www.mintmuseum.org.
Spend an evening listening to one of Europe’s most acclaimed symphony orchestras when the The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine comes to the Knight Theater this month. Tickets to the event range in price from $45 to $65. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. 430 S. Tryon St., www.blumenthalarts.org.
Grab your romantic running buddy and lace up your shoes for Cupid’s Cup 5K & 1 Mile Walk. The event benefits the Cardiac Rehabilitation program through Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. The race begins at 8 a.m. in Myers Park. www.carolinashealthcarefoundation.org.
Joing Art With Heart for their 17th annual silent and live auctions benefitting Safe Alliance. Art pieces donated by notable artists will be up for auction and the proceeds will go toward supporting survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. 100 N. Tryon St. 7-11 p.m. www.safealliance.org.