Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

55. 100% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

NoDable Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing their Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-Aged Doppelbock. 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown: Check out The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $10-$15. Details.

Post-Holiday Blues IX: Many Shades of Blue at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Come and hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform post-holiday blues with drummer Kobie Watkins. 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. $16. Details.

Local Songwriter Showcase at Heist Brewery: Five local songwriters take the stage in the taproom. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark Mall at SouthPark Mall: Ice skate, enjoy holiday lights and decor and visit Santa’s Pub. 11 a.m. to midnight. $0+. Details.

Holidays in the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Daniel Stowe’s annual Holidays in the Garden event includes about a mile of lights – some synchronized with music – a Christmas village display, visits from Santa and more. Explore the gardens and then sit by a fire pit to roast marshmallows and sip on something warm. 5-9 p.m. Price varies. Details.

RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party at The Unknown Brewing Company: Watch as Jeremy Shane and Cousin Kandi fill your commercial breaks with laughter and help you cheer on your favorite contestant. 8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Grand Opening of Mega Fridays at La Revolucion: Celebrate the first Friday of the year with music by DJ More9 and DJ Glyde as part of their new concept for 2019. 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Free before 11:30. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

60. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Lenny Boy Q and Brew at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Expect new beer and kombucha releases, vendors, live music and barbecue. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown: Check out The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10-$15. Details.

Experience Clay with Clayworks at Mint Museum Uptown: Enjoy demonstrations from Clayworks in the atrium and try your own hand in the studio. 1-4 p.m. Included with admission. Details.

ART CRUSH 2.0 + constellationCLT Party at Mint Museum Uptown: Celebrate the second year of the ART CRUSH podcast and the closing of constellationCLT: Arko + Owl with light bites, beverages and a live interview with current artists on exhibit at the museum. 7-10 p.m. $10 for non-members. Details.

Face 2 Face at The Fillmore Charlotte: See a tribute to the legends Billy Joel & Elton John. 8 p.m. $10. Details.

New Year! New Laughs! at The Knight Gallery: Performances will be by Mom’s Adhesive, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Now are the Foxes and Improv Charlotte. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Experience

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark Mall at SouthPark Mall: Ice skate, enjoy holiday lights and decor and visit Santa’s Pub. 11 a.m. to midnight. $0+. Details.

Purpose at NoDa Brewing Company: Celebrate CLT250 while supporting two local charities: the Greater Charlotte SPCA and the Carolinas chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Expect giveaways, adoptable pets, a live DJ, vendors and grub from TIN Kitchen. Noon to 5 p.m. Free, RSVP required. Details.

Holidays in the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Daniel Stowe’s annual Holidays in the Garden event includes about a mile of lights – some synchronized with music – a Christmas village display, visits from Santa and more. Explore the gardens and then sit by a fire pit to roast marshmallows and sip on something warm. 5-9 p.m. Price varies. Details.

Miss North Carolina U.S. International at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: See North Carolina’s next representative and the new Miss North Carolina be crowned. 5:30 p.m. $20 in advance. Details.

Luxury Black Party 80’s & 90’s edition at The Press Box Bar & Grill: Party like it’s NYE all over again. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Details.

Learn Things

New Year New Home at Cardinal Financial: Learn more about buying a home. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Pet CPR & First Aid at American Red Cross: Get certified in pet CPR. 10 am. to 2 p.m. $100. Details.

Comic Book Creation at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Learn how to create your own comic. Ages 11+. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5. Details.

Beautiful Truth: Writing & Sharing Our Stories at various Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches: Come together with writers and readers to learn how to write and share your stories. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Twelfth Night at Charlotte Museum of History: Stop by for a traditional celebration including a bonfire, live music and dancing. They’ll have hard or non-alcoholic cider from Red Clay Ciderworks and slices of Twelfth Night cake available. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

New Year – New You – New Balance at Run For Your Life – 901 S. Kings Drive: Walk or run on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and celebrate with treats and New Balance sales. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Strip It To Give It 8K & 5K at Triple C Brewing Company: Give back to help clothe our homeless neighbors and support local organizations with that goal in mind. Runners at every mile marker will take off an item of clothing to give it to neighbors in need. 9 a.m. $10-$45. Details.

YMCA Yogathon at McCrorey Family YMCA: Take a yoga class, or a few food a good cause. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donation. Details.

Trailblazers Hiking Club at USNWC: Take a hike and follow it up with beer. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, $6 to park. Details.

Free Boot Camp at Legion Brewing: Try out Camp Gladiator’s training program.. BYO mat and water bottle. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Yoga with Jamie Scott Fitness at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy a fun, quick-moving, vinyasa class followed by a glass of cider. BYO mat. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. $5. Details.

Intro to Yoga Class at Okra: Learn more about the basics of yoga. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.

CPY CLT Midtown Preview Classes at CorePower Yoga (Park Road): Try out a yoga class. 5:45 p.m. & 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Monthly Bird Walk at Discovery Place Nature: Take a guided walk around the Museum and Freedom Park to discover birds that can be seasonally or permanently found in and around Charlotte and the surrounding areas. 10:15 a.m. Free. Details.

Full STEAM Ahead at Carolinas Aviation Museum: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the successful landing of Flight 1549, the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Learn about the event while sitting in an A320 raft, then test out your skills on a mock rescue mission. 11 a.m. to noon. $5 with admission. Details.

Do Good

Pet Adoption at SouthPark Mall – Center Court: CMPD Animal Care and Control will be bringing adoptable dogs and cats to the mall for you to meet with while you shop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, adoption fees apply. Details.

Shopping

NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: There will be vendors, beer, music and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

63. Sunny

Food & Drink

Wine 101 at Corkbuzz Restaurant: Taste and learn more about different wines. 3-4:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown: Check out The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition. 1-5 p.m. $10-$15. Details.

Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Matthew Bourne is a Tony Award-winning choreographer who’s best known for putting his own spin on classic tales. His version of “Cinderella” takes place during World War II and the dancing and set designs are expected to be truly spectacular. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark Mall at SouthPark Mall: Ice skate, enjoy holiday lights and decor and visit Santa’s Pub. 11 a.m. to midnight. $0+. Details.

Football Sundays at Hoppin’: They have Sunday Ticket and RedZone for all of your viewing needs. Plus, orange and cranberry juice for mimosas are complimentary. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Bug Lab at Discovery Place Science: Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations. Noon to 5 p.m. $16-$20. Details.

Día de Reyes/Three Kings Day at Levine Museum of the New South: Celebrate the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men with music, dance and family activities. Manolos Bakery will be serving hot chocolate and King’s Bread. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Sippin’ On Sundays Wild Card Edition at Fire House Bar & Lounge: Expect to watch football and enjoy food, music and drinks. 4-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Holidays in the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Daniel Stowe’s annual Holidays in the Garden event includes about a mile of lights – some synchronized with music – a Christmas village display, visits from Santa and more. Explore the gardens and then sit by a fire pit to roast marshmallows and sip on something warm. 5-9 p.m. Price varies. Details.

Learn Things

A Day of Healing Retreat at Musa Moon: Take a restorative single-day yoga retreat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $200. Details.

New Year New Me Vision Board Workshop at Coco and the Director: Create a vision board so that you can feel inspired to accomplish all of your goals for 2019. Supplies, help and wine included. 2-5 p.m. $5.80. Details.

Haiku Stroll at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Discover the wonder of haiku and how it can connect you more deeply to nature. Ages 12+, registration required. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Author Event at Park Road Books: Joyce Cooper will be reading and discussing her newest book, “High School Stories: Life Interrupted.” 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Bar Method x Fabletics at Fabletics South Park: Try out the workout designed to challenge and sculpt your muscles. BYO mat. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Enjoy a restorative all-levels flow followed by a half pour of your favorite brew. 10:45-11:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Do Good

Adoption Event at PetPeople (Waverly): Come out to see the adoptable cats with the Animal Adoption League. Noon to 3 p.m. Free, adoption fees apply. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

2019 Official Onesie Bar Crawl: Keep warm and go out in style and comfort! Pull on your favorite onesie and hit some of the best bars in Uptown. Ticket includes an LED bracelet that will guide you through the crawl, a souvenir cup, drink specials and access to bars with DJs, photographers, swag and more. January 12

Queen’s Feast: Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer three courses at dinner for at discounted set prices. January 18-27.

So You Think You Can Bark: Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind fundraising event showcasing dogs performing tricks taught by Force Free animal trainers and judged by a celebrity panel to support Stand For Animals Medical Relief Fund. Stand For Animals is a local non-profit veterinary office serving Charlotte and the surrounding area. February 1.

See all the upcoming events here.

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