Agenda Weekender: 50+ things to do this weekend, including Queen’s Feast, Women’s March and the 90’s Bar Crawl

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 48. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Saturday: 53. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Sunday: 61. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Friday, January 19

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast throughout Charlotte: Enjoy special prix-fix meals at 130+ of Charlotte’s best restaurants, including Heirloom, Mama Ricotta’s, 300 East and more. See the Agenda’s take on the must-eat menus here. January 19-28. $30-35. Details.

RoCo Plaza Midwood: Official Grand Opening Weekend in Plaza Midwood: The Roasting Company’s newest location, on Central Avenue, is officially opening its doors. Celebrate with with $3 draft beers, $4.95 chicken and rice meals, live music, family activities and more. Each guest also receives a free RoCo pint glass. Friday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Winter Wonderland Tea at Ballantyne Hotel: Enjoy warm snacks, sweets and a glass of champagne for the adults. Friday and Saturday. $10-45. Details.

Irie Friday’s at Mama’s Caribbean Bar and Grill: Warm up with Brown Stew Chicken or Curry Chicken on special all day while you listen to live music with steel drums. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. $5. Details.

Experience

Stranger Things Trivia at StrikeCity: Test your knowledge and defeat the Demogorgon and you might just go home with a few bucks in your pocket. 8-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Silent Disco – Ring in the New Year at Rooftop 210: At this party, you’re in charge of which DJ you listen – and get down – to. Get there early, as headphones are limited. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Phantom Of The Opera in Charlotte at Belk Theater: Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s classic will return to Charlotte as part of a brand new North American Tour. Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 and 7 p.m., though the show runs until the 28th. $25+. Details.

Beauty and the Beast at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: Get swept away by the Acting Out Studio of Charlotte’s take on the classic fairytale. Friday, 7 p.m., and Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. $15. Details.

Exhibition Opening: Alfred Manessier at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Explore the works of Alfred Manessie, who seeks to make you think by creating images in the space where natural and spiritual realms meet. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Bechtler By Night: New Year, New You! at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Make a window hanging or abstract water color painting while you enjoy light bites, a cash bar, raffles and more. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

BreakOn Em Davis at Ella’s Speakeasy – Morehead Tavern: Enjoy a night of uptempo jazz, funk and dancing. 7 and 10 p.m. $12. Details.

Colin Quinn: One In Every Crowd at Booth Playhouse: See the same one man show that Quinn has performed on networks like MTV and Comedy Central, shows like Saturday Night Live and on Broadway. 8-10 p.m. $25. Details.

Third Friday Comedy Showcase With Julio Hennessey at 360 Lounge: Come for the comedy, stay for the afterparty. Register in advance to skip the cover fee. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Shopping

Charlotte RV Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Shop tons of dealers and brands to make finding your dream RV at the best price a reality. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $6+. Details.

Saturday, January 20

Food & Drink

Maple Canyon Release at Legion Brewing: Legion’s Maple Brown Ale is back and they’re throwing a party complete with brunch and ice cream floats to celebrate. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Blues Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: If you love berries, this wild ale was made for you. Come grab a four-pack to go with a few snacks from Your  Mom’s Donuts. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $12.99/four-pack. Details.

B. MacKaye’s Hell Raisin’ Scotch Ale Release Party at Blue Blaze Brewing: Celebrate the release of the dark brew with log tossing, keg crawls and a free pancake bar. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

One Year Anniversary Party at Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley: They’ll be serving rare beers alongside food from Mac’s Speed Shop and giving away great prizes to celebrate their first year of business. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

90s Bar Crawl in Uptown: Relive everyone’s favorite decade with this themed bar crawl. Registration includes a signature cup, a welcome shot, drink specials at participating bars and more. 2-10 p.m. $20. Details.

Mixology with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: Learn how to craft hot drinks to warm your heart during the winter. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Details.

Cider & Chocolate Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy small batch artisan chocolates that have been specially paired with ciders. Flavors include caramel truffle, rosemary and lavender sea salt and cinnamon. 3-5 p.m. $16. Details.

Uncle Bucks’ Late Liquid Lunch at The Keg and Cue: Listen to their music, then eat dinner prepared by the band members themselves. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. $10. Details.

Night at the Museum (Tower) at Museum Tower Apartments: Come out and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with heavy hors ‘d’oeuvres, an open bar, a silent auction, vendors, dancing and more. 7-10 p.m. $40. Details.

Experience

Reverse Angle at Charlotte Chess Center: Think you have what it takes to win this one-day chess tournament? You might want to find out, as there’s over $800 in cash up for grabs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $30. Details.

Winter Formal 2018 at Studio1212: Get dressed to the nines and dance the night away. 9 p.m. $5 for singles, $7 per couple. Details.

80s Night at Grape & Agave: Dig through your closet and get dressed up in your favorite 80s attire for a night of dancing to music from the decade. 9:30 p.m. Details.

Learn Things

Acrylic Painting for Beginners at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Learn the basics of painting with acrylics including color, composition and technique. Participants will be able to take home their work. 1-3:30 p.m. $35. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Book Club at The Charlotte Museum of History: The book club will kick off with Eleanor Porter’s Pollyanna, about a young orphan sent to live with her Aunt Polly after the tragic death of her father. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Matinee Show at The Milestone Club: Macseal, Retirement Party, Downhaul and ModernEverything will be performing. 18+ only. 3:30 p.m. $5-$7. Details.

Bars Bands and Brews One Year Anniversary at The Unknown Brewing Company: 10+ bands will be on-site performing hip hop and rock music for you to enjoy while you relax with a beer. 5-9 p.m. $7 (cash only). Details.

Fab Wives Couples Vision Board Social at Fox & Hound: Bring your husband and  work together to create a vision board for your dreams as a family. All supplies are included, and they’ll have food and drink available for purchase 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Details.

AfroPop! Charlotte at Morehead Tavern: They’ll have live music, dance lessons, vendors and more all night long. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Soul Funk Jam at Crown Station: Three local funk bands will perform until 1 a.m., when it turns into a free-for-all. 21+ only. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after. Details.

Shopping

Winter Clearance Sale at Dressed Charlotte: To make room for new changes in 2018, the store will be selling dresses, purses and more for discounted prices. All dress rentals will be 10% off as well. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Charlotte Women’s March 2018 at First Ward Park: March on the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March on Charlotte to show your support for the continued effort and work being done by supporters locally and around the country. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Petapalooza at Discovery Place Nature: Visit with rescued and exotic pets and learn about responsible pet ownership. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Fitness

Charlotte Running Co. Trail Race at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Run 4, 9 or 13 miles on the Center’s pristine single-track system. 7:30-11:30 a.m. $15-$65. Details.

Fight for a Cause at RockBox Fitness: Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran, come work out with a 60-minute kickboxing circuit before you cool down with food, mimosas and raffles. Donations benefit Florence Crittenton Services. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Suggested $20 donation. Details.

Sports

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Rochester Americans. 6 p.m. $22+. Details.

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Miami Heat. 7 p.m. $30+. Details.

Women’s Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the lady 49ers as they take on the Rice Owls. 7-10 p.m. $5. Details.

Sunday, January 21

Food & Drink

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Enjoy $4 beermosas, made-to-order brunch and a few NFL games on the big screens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Drag Queen Brunch at Vida Cantina: Enjoy a Mexican brunch buffet while you take in the show. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40+. Details.

Brunch at Red Clay Ciderworks: Indulge in a few PepperBox Doughnuts and treats from Queen City Sliders, plus hot mulled cider. 12-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Mug Club Week at Sycamore Brewing: Did you know Mug Club members get a 24-ounce pour at pint prices each Monday? Join the club this weekend when you purchase – or win! – one. 12-9:30 p.m. Details.

Experience

Black Wall Street Networking Brunch at Secret Society Cigar Bar & Lounge: Enjoy a day of networking, brunch and cigars. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Animal Care Behind-the-Scenes Tour at McDowell Nature Preserve: Learn the answers to all your animal care questions with a behind-the-scenes tour at the nature center. Reservation required. 3-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Tax Law Analysis at FireWater Charlotte: Rashad Phillips, owner of Phillips Tax and New Growth Hair magazine, will be explaining new tax laws. 3-4:30 p.m. $3. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

WinterJam at Spectrum Center: Christian music’s largest annual tour is back. 3 p.m. $15. Details.

Shopping

Queen City Makers Market at Bold Missy Brewery: Join local makers and enjoy local brews for an afternoon of shopping and hanging out. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Inaugural Run Club at Flying Biscuit Café: Run a 3- or 6-mile route through the restaurant’s surrounding neighborhoods and enjoy 10% off your breakfast after you’ve finished. 7 a.m. Free. Details.

Yoga at Athleta: Bring your mat and a water bottle for a power yoga class. 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Details.

Yoga & Tea Flow at Yoga Warrior Studio @ Advanced Therapeutics: Relax with a gentle slow flow yoga class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $20. Details.

RaceFest Promotion at NoDa Brewing Co.: Charlotte RaceFest will be on site with information, giveaways, yoga and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Admission the hour-long session includes a 13-ounce beer. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Namastay at Legion Yoga at Legion Brewing: This hour-long class is suitable for all levels, and admission includes a free pint. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $7. Details.

Sports

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Rochester Americans. 1 p.m. $18+. Details.

We’re excited for…

2018 Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Enjoy unlimited 9-ounce samples of local beer. Dogs welcome. January 27.

Queen City Brewers Festival at The Fillmore: Celebrate the vibrant local craft food and beverage industry. Proceeds benefit ACEing Autism-Charlotte’s annual winter fundraiser. February 3.

Trevor Noah at Blumenthal Performing Arts: You’ve seen him on The Daily Show and Netflix, so don’t miss the chance to see him live. February 24.

See all the upcoming events here.

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Kylie Moore
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