Agenda Weekender: 65+ things to do this weekend, including an oyster roast, dog-friendly beer festival and Drake-themed brunch

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With spring-like temperatures, make sure you get out and hit all of the weekend’s must-dos with the help of Lyft.

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 57. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Saturday: 59. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 59. 90% chance of rain.

Friday, January 26

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast throughout Charlotte: Get a delicious start on 2018 as you eat your way through 130+ restaurants’ 3-course prix fixe menus. Friday through Sunday. $30-35. Details.

The Dirty Commie Heathen Release at The Unknown Brewing Company: Get your hands on a bit of this very limited, very hearty 12.4 % ABV Russian Imperial Stout. 3-10 p.m. Free. Details.

The Whiskey Club at The Ballantyne Hotel: Experience Jack Daniel’s with a lineup including Single Barrel, Single Barrel Rye, Sinatra Select and more while you enjoy specially paired small bites and a virtual reality tour of the distillery. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $65++. Details.

Superhero Bar Crawl at Lucky’s: Come dressed as your favorite superhero for a crawl through 5 Uptown bars with drink specials. 7:45 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20. Details.

Keg Kicker at The Brass Tap South End: They’ll have a DJ spinning old school hip hop, tons of giveaways, drink specials and $25 for anyone who kicks a keg. Free if you’re following the bar on Facebook. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Must See TV Trivia at NoDa Brewing Co.: Compete in three rounds of trivia with questions on shows like Friends, Will and Grace and Seinfeld in teams of up to 8. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Drunken Spelling Bee at Flight: Relive your fifth grade spelling bee with a drink in your hand. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

ASC: Connect with Culture Day at NoDa Brewing: Learn to salsa and stick around to view art by local artists. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Women, Wine & Wealth at Black Diamond Firearms and Training Facility: Come meet with other women and discuss wealth building principles, investment opportunities and more. 7-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Phantom Of The Opera in Charlotte at Belk Theater: Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has returned 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.). $25+. Details.

Innovative Works at Center for Dance: Experience contemporary ballet in an intimate setting with a desserts reception following the show. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $25+. Details.

The Music of Abba at Knight Theater: Tribute band Arrival has come all the way from Sweden to perform Abba’s greatest hits. Friday and Saturday. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $48+. Details.

Joey Diaz at The Comedy Zone: Don’t miss your chance to see the host of bi-weekly podcast “The Church of What’s Happening Now” live. Friday and Saturday. 7:30-9 p.m. $22. Details.

Opera at the Market at 7th Street Public Market: Enjoy performances from Operetta and Opera Carolina while you fill up on food and drink specials throughout the marketplace. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Laura Park and Trip Park Show at Shain Gallery at Shain Gallery: Meet the husband and wife artist team as they showcase all new work. Laura is known for her abstracts, while Trip is known for his whimsical animals and still life paintings. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Cocktails with Regine Bechtler at New Gallery of Modern Art: Join the artist for cocktails as she walks guests through her creative processes and influences. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Paint & Play at Apostrophe Lounge: Expect live painters, spoken word, comedians, line dancing, free massages and food and more. 21+. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Mortimer’s Rock Series at Mortimer’s Café and Pub: The first volume of their new music series will feature all the best rock music from the 90s 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Sports

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Atlanta Hawks. 7 p.m. $18+. Details.

Saturday, January 27

Food & Drink

BA Fat Boy Breakfast: Enjoy a round or two of the award-winning beer with a hearty breakfast at this ticketed event. 9-11 a.m. $40. Details.

Winter Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest at Sugar Creek Brewing: Enjoy a blues performance, Shine BBQ and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

A Daytime Brunch Cocktail Class with Liberate Your Palate at Nest Restaurant and Lounge: Indulge in a three-course brunch pairing class, where you’ll put a new spin on classic brunch cocktails. 12-2 p.m. $65. Details.

Bottle Release Foeder for Thought at Wooden Robot Brewery: The sour farmhouse ale is brewed with local malts that give it its stone fruit, funky taste. Limit 12 bottles per person. 12-11:55 p.m. $12/bottle. Details.

2018 Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: Up to 10 local breweries will be pouring out unlimited tastings for everyone. Advance registration required. 3-6 p.m. $20. Details.

Hop The Fence at Birdsong Brewery: The brewery has teamed up with CCR Fence to create a small beer batch “Hop the Fence” New England Style IPA with pineapple and cranberry notes. Proceeds benefit the Greater Charlotte SPCA. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Oyster Roast at Reid’s Fine Foods: Oysters are up for grabs on a first-come, first-served basis. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening at Toucan Louie’s: Stop by to try the on-site roasted coffee, fresh sandwiches, beer and more while you listen to live music. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Pop Up Date Night at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy a meal specially paired with hard cider and then learn massage techniques to use on your partner. 7-9 p.m. $65/couple. Details.

Viking Day 2018 – Bigger, Badder, and “Beard-ier” at Valhalla Pub & Eatery: Wear your best Viking gear and celebrate with a few rounds. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Wreck Your Resolutions at Flight: You’ve been good all year, so give yourself a break with $1 shots and $2 beers all night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Real Women Real Talk at Noda @ 28th Creative Arts Studios: Build a better you through discussions about self-awareness, finances and more. Lunch will be provided. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $30. Details.

Charlotte Mini-Con at Grady Cole Center: They’ll have plenty of vintage comics as well as local creators. Kids 12 and under are free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Details.

2018 Queen City Business Expo at The Carole Hoefener Center: Expand your network as you get to know 50+ businesses, win giveaways, get advice and more. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte’s Celebration for the Animals! at C3 Lab: Enjoy vegan drinks and desserts as you learn about the Humane Society’s efforts to reduce animal suffering. 7-10 p.m. $70. Details.

Learn Things

Free Parent Development Workshop at KIDZ Rock Development Center: Connect with other parents and learn parenting strategies and communication tips. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Connect with Culture Day at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: View spring exhibitions “Transitory Emplacements” and “We Are the Storm” before you participate in hands-on art-making. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

New Year, New Home! Buyers Seminar at Allen Tate (University): Speak one-on-one with a realtor and a mortgage consultant to learn about the local market and how to buy. Refreshments provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Connect with Culture Day at Charlotte Museum of History: Enjoy special tours, food samples, performances and art workshops in order to better get to know cultures from around the world. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Botox and Bubbly at Alexandra Redecker: Have a drink while you learn more about treatments like Botox, HydraFacial and more, complete with demonstrations. 12-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Homebuyer’s Seminar at New Era Music House: Learn about the home buying process and anything you may need to know about buying a house in the Charlotte market. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Hijab Fest at Muslim Education Center: Win a free hijab, learn how to wear them, bring one of your like-new hijabs for a swap and more. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

SHRED Skatedeck Artshow and Auction at The Unknown Brewing Company: Over 150 pieces of artwork on skateboards, wood framed and more will be up for grabs with proceeds benefitting families with children with extreme medical conditions. Food and beer will be available for purchase on-site. 1-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Local Artist Meetup at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery: Come socialize and learn what other artist and film makers are doing to grow the Charlotte film industry. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

TERRAFORM at Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery: This exhibit combines photography of Joshua Tree by Katherine Kirchner with handmade garments by Caleb Clark. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Wandaren Style Popup at Blkmrktclt: Shop samples of womens’ and menswear, have your measurements taken and place customized orders of the new line. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Valentine’s Day Pet Photos at Pet Supermarket: Get a festive portrait of your pet while making a donation to charity. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10. Details.

Adoption Event at PetSmart: Come meet adoptable dogs from all over Charlotte and find your newest family member. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Guided Nature Walk at Charlotte Nature Museum: Walk around the Paw Paw Nature Trail with a Museum naturalist to discover the diversity of the forest habitat. 10:15 a.m. Included with admission. Details.

Fitness

65 Roses WOD at CrossFit Surgo: Grab a partner and get ready to get sweaty for charity, with all proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Registration includes a tshirt for both team members. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $100/pair. Details.

UNAA Competition at Kinetic Heights: Test your ninja skills on the obstacle course in a fierce competition against other racers. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $75. Details.

CRC Winter Classic at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: Test your fitness at the site of the 2017 North Carolina State Cross Country Championship on a 4- or 8k course. They’ll also have a free fun run for the kids. 12:30-4 p.m. $40+. Details.

Health

Mammography Day at Mint Museum Uptown: Time for your annual mammogram? Come see the exhibits then stop by mobile mammography van. Walk-ins welcome. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details.

Sports

UFC Fight Night at Spectrum Center: #3 Ronaldo Souza will take on #8 Derek Brunson. 3:30 p.m. $50+. Details.

College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on Old Dominion. 7-10 p.m. $10+. Details.

Hornets Watch Party at Novel NoDa: Come watch the game against the Heat on the big screen with food and drinks, a guest appearance from the Hugo and The Honeybees and more. Open to the public. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Sunday, January 28

Food & Drink

Drake Brunch at Draught: They’re breaking in their new brunch menu (with items like a $5 Bloody Mary Bar) with a live DJ spinning Drake’s best music. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Kick off your Sunday with $4 beermosas, made-to-order brunch and football on the big screens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Family Time at City Barbeque: Bring the kids for a free meal for them, face painting, games and more to keep them entertained while you focus on the meat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Brewery Tour at Queen City Party Charters: Hop on board and get ready to visit Charlotte’s favorite breweries, with, of course, plenty of beer and games along the way. 1-5 p.m. $45. Details.

Best Wings in NoDa at The Evening Muse at The Evening Muse: Sample wings from several local NoDa establishments and vote for your favorite. All proceeds will benefit The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. 2 p.m. $15. Details.

Experience

2nd Birthday Celebration at Baby+Co: To celebrate 2 years in business, they’ll have refreshments, kids activities, a photo booth and more. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Is Buying Organic Worth It? at Levine Jewish Community Center: Learn when it’s worth it to splurge, what the labels mean and what really matters from an expert panel followed by a Q&A. 10-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Powered By Coffee And Essential Oils at Sunflour Baking Company: Learn how to use essential oils to keep you and your family happy and healthy. Coffee provided. 10-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

AOS Film Premiere at Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre: Instructors will be presenting 5 short films, all of which star their own students. 2 p.m. $15. Details.

Live Jazz at Morehead Tavern: Come hear some of the greatest jazz hits performed by the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

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

NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Co.: Enjoy a restorative yoga session perfect for beginners and then stick around for a free beer afterward. 11 a.m. $5. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Find your center in this 1-hour class that includes a 13-ounce beer once you’ve found it. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Namastay at Legion Yoga at Legion Brewing: Practice with Legion’s own Luis Bayon before enjoying a pint on the house. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $7. Details.

We’re excited for…

SuperBowl Pregame at Wooden Robot: Enjoy an afternoon oyster roast, a special Oyster Gose and more before the big game. February 4.

Trevor Noah at Blumenthal Performing Arts: You know him from his Netflix special and The Daily Show, so don’t miss him while he’s in town. February 24.

Rich & Bennett’s 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Uptown: The world’s largest bar crawl is back with 30+ participating bars, drink specials and more. March 17.

See all the upcoming events here.

Feature photo at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew by The Dog Photog 

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