Agenda Weekender: 50+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 50+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

WEATHER 47. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

Premium Roast Breakfast Stout Release at NoDa Brewing Co: Try a new coffee-based beer. 3-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Try out some cheeses and wash them down with a cider. 7-8:30 p.m. $19. Details.

Stout Week at Bold Missy: Try out some local wintery stouts. 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Nick Thune at The Comedy Zone: Kick back and enjoy some quality comedy. 9:15 p.m. $20. Details.

Runaway Gin – A Tribute To Phish at Visualite Theatre: Hear some of your favorite Phish songs performed by a well-known tribute band. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $12-$15. Details.

Kenny Nguyen “Interwoven” at Sozo Gallery: Celebrate Sozo’s first exhibit of 2019, and meet the featured artist. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Belk Theater: It’s the classic Cinderella story but set during World War II. 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Shrek The Musical at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: Take your kids to a night out or go with friends for the nostalgia. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Experience

River’s Edge Craft Dinner feat. NoDa Brewing at USNWC: Sample beer from NoDa, and enjoy a four-course dinner. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Details.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Pop Up Event at 329 S. Tryon St.: Chef Alyssa will be sharing healthy snacks, tips and more. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Monster Jam at the Spectrum Center: Watch monster trucks race. 7 p.m. $20. Details.

Learn Things

ThoughtsBrewingCLT Launch Party at NoDa Brewing Company: Learn more about and discuss local issues while sipping on beer. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Sports

Checkers vs. Penguins at Bojangles Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Penguins. 7 p.m. $14+. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

WEATHER 42. 60% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Stout Week at Bold Missy: Try out some local wintery stouts. 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cousins Maine Lobster at Catawba at Catawba Brewing Company: Celebrate Cousins Main Lobster being back at Catawba. 2-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Grand Opening at Pokeatery: Line up early for a chance to snag free food. They’re doing buy one get one free all day. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Brew’d Tapping: Coffee Blonde and Porter at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Celebrate the tapping of their Charlotte Brew’d Victory Coffee Blonde and Southern Tier Porter. Noon to 2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Listen Local Series at The Fillmore: Listen to five talented local bands perform live. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Details.

George Lopez: The Wall World Tour at Ovens Auditorium: Hear famed George Lopez perform live. 8 p.m. $55+. Details.

Cherub w/ Mosie at The Fillmore: Famed for songs like “Doses and Mimosas” and “XOXO,” Cherub puts on a good show worth checking out. 8:30 p.m. $20. Details.

Insufficient Funds Improv Comedy at Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center: Enjoy a night of interactive improv. 8-9:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Courtney Lynn & Quinn • Kaska Sun • David Taylor at Petra’s: Check out three of Charlotte’s up-and-coming indie and rock groups. 8-11:30 p.m. $7. Details.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Belk Theater: It’s the classic Cinderella story but set during World War II. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Shrek The Musical at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: Take your kids for a night out or go with friends for the nostalgia. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Mini-Masters Adult & Child Art Hour at Mint Museum Randolph: Explore the museum and create art with your kiddo. 1-2 p.m. $16/$12. Details.

Transparency Glass Blowing Demonstration with David Patchen at Hot Glass Alley: Watch glass-blowing demonstrations and mingle with the artists. $30. Details.

Experience

Official Onesie Bar Crawl at Whiskey River (check in): Put on a onesie, and drink the day away. 3-10 p.m. $28.28+. Details.

Open House with a Gold Medalist at Charlotte Curling: Meet gold-medal winning Olympian Tyler George, and learn more about curling. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to $10. Details.

Cultural Walking Tour & Brewery Tours of Plaza Midwood at Plaza Midwood: Take a guided walking tour of the neighborhood, and sample beer from a couple of breweries. 4 p.m. $20. Details.

Newlywed/Not So Newlywed Game Show Night at The Casual Pint (Rivergate): Answer questions about your S.O. for a shot at winning a vacation. 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Monster Jam at the Spectrum Center: Watch monster trucks race. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20. Details.

Learn Things

SkillPop Instagram Workshop at Hygge Coworking (Remount Road): Learn how to use Instagram to build your personal or business brand. 10-11:45 a.m. $30. Details.

SkillPop Pinterest of Business Basics at Hygge Coworking (Remount Road): Learn how to use this visual platform to inspire people to make purchases. 1-2:30 p.m. $28. Details.

Fitness

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Kickoff – Fun Run at Freedom Park, Shelter 6: Do a fun run, and learn more about the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Learn to Ride at Arbor Glenn Outreach Center: Never learned to ride a bike? Have a kid who’d like to learn? Bring your own bike and helmet to learn, or they can hook up with one. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

The Enchilada Todas la Millas MTB Race at USNWC: Take on the whole enchilada (46 miles) or half (24 miles) for a mountain bike race. 6:30 a.m. $40+. Details.

Do Good

Beer and Beard Raffle to Benefit Aceing Autism at Carolina Beer Temple: Buy a raffle ticket to win a gift basket and help Aceing Autism – buy a beer for fun. Noon to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Noble Records Pop Up Record Shop at Divine Barrel Brewing: Sip on some beer and shop for records (some going for just $1). Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Farmers & Artisans Market in South End at Atherton Mill: Shop from local farmers and pop-up vendors, as well as Atherton’s brick and mortar shops and eateries. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

WEATHER 40. 60% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

$2 off Sunday Cocktails at Village Tavern at Village Tavern SouthPark: A Sunday morning well spent leads to a week of content, especially when it includes $2 off Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and Screwdrivers. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $5. Details.

Red Clay Raw Bar “Pop-Up” at Red Clay Ciderworks: Snag free oysters from The Waterman, and try a limited-release cider. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV with Shook Twins at McGlohon Theater: End your weekend and start your week with some quality live music. 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Louisiana’s Way Home Tour at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: Hear from New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Paint Your Pet! at Painting With a Twist: Paint a portrait of your furry friend — materials and instruction provided. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $55. Details.

Chunky Knit Blanket DIY Workshop – Limited Seats at AR Workshop: Knit a chenille chunky blanket of your own. Materials are provided. Details.

Experience

Bridal Showcase at Charlotte Convention Center: Recently engaged? You’ll get to check out more than 500 wedding vendors under one roof. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Laugh while you Yoga with Stand-up Comic Stacilou Askew at Heist Brewery: Treat yourself to a comedy show and an exercise class. 5-6:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Order Fire Screening Party at Free Range Brewing: The event features Kathleen Purvis, author, freelance writer and food editor at the Charlotte Observer. 1 p.m. Details.

Fitness

Sunday Runday at NoDa Brewing. Go for a 1-, 3- or 5-mile run, and follow it up with a $5 yoga session and beer. 10:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Sports

Football Sundays at Hoppin’. Watch the playoffs, and sip on beer or make your own mimosas. 11 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Playoffs Watch Party at Caswell Station. Watch the playoffs and enjoy some food and drink specials. 10 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Do Good

Brewers at 4001 Yancey Adoption event at Brewers at 4001 Yancey. Swing by to adopt a pet — stay for a beer. Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Queen’s Feast: Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 130 of the best restaurants in nine counties around the metro-Charlotte area offer three courses at dinner for 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.

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour: This is Cher’s first tour since her farewell tour, and it could be her actual farewell tour. It’ll be very Mamma Mia-esque; you can expect songs from her latest album “Dancing Queen” – a collection of Abba covers. January 29.

See all the upcoming events here.

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