Agenda Weekender: 65+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 65+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

47. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast Throughout Charlotte/surrounding areas: Enjoy three-course dinners at the area’s best restaurants throughout the week. Reservations recommended. $30-$35. Details.

Beer Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing Captain Peanut Butter’s Chocolate Revenge, a big, malty and smooth Imperial Porter. 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Family Breakfast for Dinner at Chick-fil-A Waverly: Wear your pajamas, bring the family and enjoy chicken biscuits, chicken minis and hash browns with the cow. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission, food at menu price. Details.

Hands-on Mixology Class at Sweet Spot Studio CLT: Learn about the history and varieties of gin as you make (and drink) 3 full-size iconic cocktails. Lite bites served upon arrival. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $75. Details.

River’s Edge Craft Dinner feat. Heist Brewery at USNWC: Enjoy a four-course meal tailored to the taste profile of four different beers. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Details.

The Scotch Club of Ballantyne at The Ballantyne: Enjoy tastings of Glenmorangie favorites, The Original, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or paired with light hors-d’oeuvres. 6:30-10 p.m. $70+. Details.

Cookie and Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and Baking Scientist Monica Nye will walk you through four different pairings of cookies and cider. 7:30-9 p.m. $19. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Connect With Culture Days at Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Enjoy free access to arts, science and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg with tons of opportunities to engage with the cultural community in fun and creative ways. Times vary. Free. Details.

Free Ukulele Sip + Strum at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Plan to play or hang out to just listen. There will be a brief intro session for any beginner who needs a crash course (or if you’re a little rusty).  7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Shen Yun at Belk Theater: This epic production immerses you in traditional Chinese culture with classical Chinese dance and patented scenographic effects. 7 p.m. $80-$150. Details.

Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented at Knight Theater: Artistic Director Hope Muir has paired renowned choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts to explore his works. Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. 7:30 p.m. $25-$80. Details.

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Expect music by Lukáš Vondráček, Prokofiev’s warm and John Adams. 7:30 p.m. $19-$88. Details.

Experience

YAM New Member Mingle at Mint Museum Uptown: Meet the board, mingle with other members, and learn more about membership with Young Affiliates of the Mint. 6-8 p.m. Free, membership costs vary. Details.

Video Game Pop Up at Catawba Brewing Company: They’ll have all of your favorite systems, old and new, set up for you to play with some brews. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Single In The City Event at Loft & Cellar: Come and meet other singles while you enjoy cocktails and live music. Hosted by Upscale Singles of Charlotte. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Drake Party feat. DJ Fannie Mae at The Fillmore Charlotte: The touring party experience providers are coming to Charlotte with a Fake Real Love party celebrating Drake. 10 p.m. $10. Details.

Mirror Moves Underground Dance Party at Petra’s: Dance to ’80s, ’90s and other music genres. 10 p.m. $2. Details.

Sports

Women’s College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on the University of Texas at El Paso. 4-6 p.m. $5. Details.

Kids

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at Spectrum Center: Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange in this show with special effects, aerial stunts and video projection. 7 p.m. $20-$130. Details.

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 7:30 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

Shopping

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show at Charlotte Convention Center: Discover all corners of the water-sports industry including pleasure boating, skiing, fishing, real estate, docks, boat lifts and swimwear. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $10. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

48. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast Throughout Charlotte/surrounding areas: Enjoy three-course dinners at the area’s best restaurants throughout the week. Reservations recommended. $30-$35. Details.

Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast 2019 at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Admission includes a 22-ounce pour, a glass to take home and a breakfast buffet. 9-11 a.m. $40. Details.

Bottle Release at Divine Barrel Brewing: They’re releasing Comfort In Darkness, the first beer they ever brewed. Limit four bottles per customer. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. $22/bottle. Details.

Cocoa Leche Latin American Brunch at Mango’s Caribbean Restaurant: Enjoy authentic food and drinks alongside music from all over Latin America playing inside and outside. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: They’re releasing Breakfast in Heaven in 12-ounce four-pack cans. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $15/pack. Details.

Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: Come try Cajun Stout, a robust beer brewed with dark malts. They’ll also have New Wrap Order Food Truck on site. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Winter Bridal Brunch CLT at Sophia’s Lounge: Drink signature cocktails and Belaire Champagne, enjoy brunch from 5 Church, meet with vendors and meet fellow brides-to-be. 1-3 p.m. $14-$100. Details.

Beer Release at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: They have just one keg of the Irish Coffee Stout, which was brewed with milk sugar, whiskey barrel cubes and coffee beans. 1-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Annual Free Oyster Roast at Reid’s Fine Foods – Myers Park: Come get your fix of roasted oysters while they last. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Connect With Culture Days at Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Enjoy free access to arts, science and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg with tons of opportunities to engage with the cultural community in fun and creative ways. Times vary. Free. Details.

Shen Yun at Belk Theater: This epic production immerses you in traditional Chinese culture with classical Chinese dance and patented scenographic effects. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $80-$150. Details.

Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented at Knight Theater: Artistic Director Hope Muir has paired renowned choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts to explore his works. Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show. 7:30 p.m. $25-$80. Details.

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Expect music by Lukáš Vondráček, Prokofiev’s warm and John Adams. 7:30 p.m. $19-$88. Details.

Experience

Women Leaders Legacy Breakfast at Hilton Charlotte University Place: Join Chairman Wayne Goodwin and the North Carolina Democratic Party to hear from trailblazers like U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and many more. Tickets include a buffet breakfast. 8:30-11 a.m. $35+. Details.

Women United March at First Ward Park: Join the Charlotte Women’s March and National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter for a day of marching and listening to empowering speakers. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Details.

Charlotte Mini-Con 2019 at Grady Cole Center: Charlotte’s longest running comic convention will feature a high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5, 18 and under are free. Details.

2019 Bulldog Beauty Pageant at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Dress your bulldog in its best and enter it in the pageant to benefit Bullies 2 The Rescue. Spectators (of all breeds) are welcome to come support. 2-6 p.m. Free, $20 in advance/$25 day of to enter pageant. Details.

Trap and Paint at 7003 Wallace Road Unit 200: They’ll have a DJ and appetizers for you to enjoy while you paint a masterpiece. BYOB. 7-9 p.m. $35. Details.

Learn Things

The Move & Shake Experience: Professional Development Expo at Carolinas College of Health Sciences: Professionals from all backgrounds are welcome to come network, learn from seminars and keynotes and shop vendors. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Read It at Rosedale at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Come out for a moderator-led discussion of selected bestsellers followed by a specially-designed house tour. Reservations are required, and this week’s book is Varina. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $15. Details.

Secrets to Home Buying Seminar at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – South County Regional: Learn about the home buying process, down payments, mortgages, how to negotiate and more from licensed professionals. Refreshments will be served and RSVP is required. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Book Signing at Park Road Books: Author Kathryn Taylor will be available to answer your questions and sign copies of her book Two Minus One: A Memoir. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Finding a CSA in Charlotte at South End Market at Atherton: Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture. 3-4:30 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. Details.

Fitness

Grand Opening Party at F45 Training Midtown: Come try out one of their workouts with a live DJ. Afterward, they’ll have snacks and coffee from Joe and Nosh, plus treats from Clean Juice, Chop and Chisel and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Trailblazers Hiking Club at USNWC: Join Blue Blaze Brewing for an all-levels 3-mile hike on the trails followed by your favorite brew. The first 15 people will get their first beer for free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, $6 to park. Details.

CRC Winter Classic 8K & 4K at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: Race an 8K, 4K or both on the gravel and dirt path that’s perfect for spectators. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $40-$70. The kids’ fun run is free. Details.

Yin Yoga for Winter at Yoga for Life & Centered Wellness: The class will incorporate traditional yin postures and guided meditative introspection to help you through the darker season. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $30. Details.

7th Annual Rock Your Resolution 2019 Future You at World Nightclub: Start the year off right with a high energy fitness dance class for a good cause. 2-5 p.m. $17. Details.

Open House and Mini Classes at Aerial CLT: Take short, beginner-friendly mini classes and get to know the Aerial Silks, Lyra and Trapeze. 4-7 p.m. $5 per class. Details.

Ladies Night at Inner Peaks South End: Climb with other women and receive a Bold Missy Brewery ticket to use between 8-10 p.m. for a craft beer and hot dog of your choice for $8. 7-10 p.m. Normal day pass/gear rental cost apply. Details.

Kids

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

PrincessMe’s Ballerina Themed Tea Party Event at 9739 Northlake Centre Pkwy: Kids age 2-14 can enjoy a special tea time with teapot decorating, ballet lessons and ballerina makeovers. Noon to 2 p.m. $55 for parent and child. Details.

Winter Wonderland at McDowell Nature Preserve: Discover what happens to the animals and the forest they call home during the winter months. Ages 6-12, pre-registration required. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

CLT WEDDING FLEA Winter Sale at Project 658: Newly engaged or newly wed? Come and buy or sell all of your wedding supplies and decor. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5-$13. Details.

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show at Charlotte Convention Center: Discover all corners of the water-sports industry including pleasure boating, skiing, fishing, real estate, docks, boat lifts and swimwear. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $10. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

50. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast Throughout Charlotte/surrounding areas: Enjoy three-course dinners at the area’s best restaurants throughout the week. Reservations recommended. $30-$35. Details.

Breakfast at the Brewery at Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte: Enjoy dessert for breakfast from local dessert shops and bakeries serving items like chicken and waffle cupcakes, french toast flavored cotton candy and more. The brewery will be serving mimosas alongside their brews. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

The Return of “Maple Canyon” at Legion Brewing: They’re releasing their 2019 batch of “Maple Canyon,” a Maple Brown Ale, and celebrating with brunch, live music and giveaways 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Brunch Kick Off at Town Brewing Company: They’re launching their new weekly brunch menu and drinks like mimosas, beermosas and mimosa crafts. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

The Vanity House Presents “Queens Who Brunch” Drag Brunch at Rosemont Bar: Admission includes the drag show, brunch from a chef-driven menu and your first mimosa. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35. Details.

Brunchy Wedding Vendor Showcase at GoodRoad CiderWorks: Explore the potential venue, sample local caterers, hire a calligrapher for the invitations and more. Tickets include a drink, swag bag and raffles. Noon to 5 p.m. $15. Details.

Oyster Roast at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Saltwater Markets will be dumping oysters every half hour until supplies last. Tickets include all-you-can-eat steamed oysters (served with crackers, hot sauce, cocktail sauce, cornbread and shucking kits), live music and Garden admission. 1-4 p.m. $50. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Shen Yun at Belk Theater: This epic production immerses you in the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture with classical Chinese dance and patented scenographical effects. 1 p.m. $80-$150. Details.

Art of Reading Public Tour – The Invention of Wings at Mint Museum Randolph: Discuss the Sue Monk Kidd’s novel and then go on a tour of the museum to see works of art that represent the historical events and social injustices depicted in the novel. 2-3:30 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Learn Things

Hands-on Clay Class at Red Clay Ciderworks: Join Clayworks for a workshop lead by Susan Hendley where you’ll learn all the steps to create your very own stein. 2:30-4 p.m. $30. Details.

Fitness

Runner’s Flow Dynamic Yoga at Charlotte Running Company Northlake: Bring your yoga mat and come experience a flow that will leave you feeling stretched and ready to for some miles. 9:30-10 a.m. Free. Details.

Namaste Turnt Dance + Yoga at Sugar Creek Brewing: Come get turnt and then zen out with one killer combo class. 10:30 a.m. $12. Details.

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones at NoDa Yoga: The instructor will apply hot stones while you hold poses to help you melt away tension and stress. 4-6 p.m. $35. Details.

Kids

Judy Moody and Stink at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled adaptation of the incredibly popular Megan McDonald books. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

Discovery Place Bug Lab at Birdsong Brewing Co.: While the parents enjoy beers, the kids can enjoy eating edible crickets, coloring bug-themed coloring sheets, temporary bug tattoos and more. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show at Charlotte Convention Center: Discover all corners of the water-sports industry including pleasure boating, skiing, fishing, real estate, docks, boat lifts and swimwear. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10. Details.

 

ON THE AGENDA

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

8th Annual Queen City Brewers Festival: This annual event showcases locally produced beer and cider with invites exclusive to Charlotte-area breweries, brewpubs, cideries along with hand-picked restaurants, snack exhibitors and sponsors. Savor beer samplings from 40 exclusively Charlotte breweries and cideries plus complementary foods with festival proceeds benefitting ACEing Autism Charlotte. See who gets crowned “Best of Show” at this tasty annual event proudly sponsored by Wyndham Capital Mortgage. February 2

Miss Saigon: Taking place in the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with Chris, an American G.I., but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. February 19-24

See all the upcoming events here.

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