Weekday Planner: 22 cool things to do in Charlotte this week, including Southern Christmas Show

Weekday Planner: 22 cool things to do in Charlotte this week, including Southern Christmas Show
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Wild Game Dinner

The Fig Tree Restaurant | 7 p.m. | $90 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get a five-course meal, featuring rabbit, wild boar, and venison, paired with wine. They have spots for Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 704.332.3322 to reserve your seat.

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CLT: Friendsgiving Cheeseboard Creation

The Broken Spoke | 6:30-8 p.m. | $45 | Details

Why you should go: Go ahead and sign up to bring a cheese board to your Friendsgiving celebrations this year. This class will teach you how to pull together a board that not only looks Insta-worthy but features a little something for everyone to eat.

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Weekly Community Class at CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga – Midtown | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: A typical single drop-in class will run you $25, but every Monday and Tuesday, CorePower is hosting a free community class. So get out your mat and be prepared to sweat (this isn’t you average slow flow).

Once On This Island

Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: Don’t miss your chance to see the Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical live on opening night. If you can’t make it, there are performances through November 17.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Southern Christmas Show – Preview Night

The Park Expo and Conference Center | 5-9 p.m. | $24 | Details

Why you should go: It’s the largest holiday show in North America with more than 450 vendors.  Calling all die-hard Southern Christmas Show fans. This is your chance to be among the first people to get a look at this year’s merch. Expect appetizers and entertainment, too. The show runs November 14-24.

North Italia opening

1414 S. Tryon St. | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect freshly made pasta dishes, five pizza options, a handful of small plates, and entrees like chicken parmesan and Wagyu skirt steak — all priced in $8-$38 range.

Eye on Tryon

Victoria Yards | 4-10 p.m. | $8 adults, $6 kids | Details

Why you should go: The 80-foot ride is open from 4-10 p.m. through Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, the last day it’ll be up.

Charlotte Hornets v. Memphis Grizzlies

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$344+ | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Haas Brothers

SOCO Gallery, 421 Providence Road | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Haas Brothers are showcasing their first US Southeast-region exhibition, “I Saw Design, and Art Opened Up My Eyes, I Saw Design” at SOCO Gallery. The exhibition will present 20 new fantasy-filled creations. The brothers are also stopping by the Mint on Friday, so you can grab a drink at the cash bar and hear them talk about their work (more details on that here).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Ladies Night at Blackhawk Hardware

4225 Park Road | 6-8 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Sip on wine and shop the store while Montford Wicks candles and body butters, Wabi Whiffs, Dunx coffee, Holly Berry Bakeshop, and Carolina Chocolate Company sample and demo their products. They’ll have door prizes and goody bags, too.

Vegfest Jr.

Camp North End | 7-9:30 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Can’t wait for Vegfest 2020? Get a taste with small bites for sale from Nourish, Cooking with Joya, Ve-Go, Title Belt Ice Cream, and Viva Raw; learn more about ways to get involved with animal rights; and get drinks from the donation-based cash bar to support the festival.

Drink & Draw

Suffolk Punch | 6-8 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Grab your friends and Suffolk Punch brews and play a drawing game.

Sparkling Wine Class

Veronét Vineyards & Winery | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $55 | Details

Why you should go: The gorgeous vineyard that just recently opened 30 minutes from Charlotte is now offering tasting classes. Your ticket includes five tasting pours paired with small bites. 

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LEAR by William Shakespeare

Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square | 7:30 p.m. | $12 in advance, $15 at the door | Details

Why you should go: Treat yourself to a night at the theater and see Free Reign Theatre Company’s rendition of a Shakespeare classic. Shows are through November 23.

Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour

Knight Theater | 8 p.m. | $49.50 | Details

Why you should go: There’s nothing like seeing a comedy show, and Lewis Black is sure to deliver a good one, calling out hypocrisy and commenting on current events, politics, and social media.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Science on the Rocks: Sweet Carolina

Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m. | $12+ | Details

Why you should go: Celebrating all things Carolina, this month’s Science on the Rocks event features a first in flight paper airplane station, Carolina-made brews, photo ops with Sir Purr, and Carolina reaper pepper tastings.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$347| Details

Why you should go: The Hornets are battling it out on the court twice this week, taking on the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Zipline and Dine

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Take on an adventure before diving into a delicious chef-prepared meal. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, too.

Food Truck Friday Finale

Resident Culture | 5-11 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s the last Food Truck Friday of the season and RC is pulling out the big stops, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries CLT, Lady Go-Go’s, Adeline’s Indian Cuisine, and Wentworth & Fenn. So kick back with a great meal, beer, and music from funk jazz band Menastree.

Holiday on Ice

NASCAR Hall of Fame | 5 p.m. | $12+ | Details

Why you should go: Nothing says holiday spirit like ice skating your way past Christmas trees and sparkling lights and drinking hot coco.

Talk Murder To Me Live: Charlotte

The Unknown Brewing Company | 7-10 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Everyone loves a murder-comedy podcast, so grab a beer and listen to a live recording of Talk Murder To Me.

Bid & Brew 6th Annual Silent Auction Event

Town Brewing Co. | 6-8:30 p.m. | $35, $40 at the door | Details

Why you should go: Each ticket includes beer, hors d’oeuvres, and access to the silent auction, supporting Florence Crittenton Services.

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