Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do this weekend, in Charlotte including a Spanish Wine Tasting at Foxcroft

Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do this weekend, in Charlotte including a Spanish Wine Tasting at Foxcroft
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

63. PM showers. 40% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Tracy Lawrence at Coyote Joe’s: Put your boots on, country music fans. Tracy Lawrence is stopping in Charlotte to perform his classics from “Paint Me a Birmingham” to “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” to “Time Marches On.” 7 p.m. $23. Details.

Opening Reception of Resident Residency: Tarmac at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Check out the new exhibit from artists in residence Dammit Wesley, HNin Nie, Helms Jarrell, MyLoan Dinh, and Marlon Morrison. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Come From Away at Belk Theater: This musical is about the thousands of passengers who were re-routed to small town in Canada on 9/11, and it’s directed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley (great activity if you’re resolving to spend less on things and more on experiences, like me). 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Cirque du Soleil: OVO at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Need something to do with your whole fam? This bug-themed rendition of Cirque du Soleil is entertaining for everyone. 7:30 p.m. $65-$135. Details.

Harry Potter Night at Founders Holiday Ice Rink, Rock Hill: Harry Potter fans, this one’s for you. In addition to ice skating, there will be Butterbeer, the sorting hat, a costume contest, trivia, and other Potter-related activities. 5-9 p.m. $10 to skate. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark: Winter Wonderland’s open-air ice skating rink features holiday lights and decor, live Music and concerts, and Santa’s Pub for snacks and drinks. 3 p.m. to midnight. Free admission, skating $12-$17. Details.

Learn Things

Bullet Journaling for Busy People at Hygge Coworking West – 2128 Remount Road: As cheesy as it sounds, journaling is life-changing (a great resolution if you’re still looking for one). So learn how to journal efficiently. Noon to 1 p.m. $25. Details.

Fitness

New Year Birthday Bash at Crunch Fitness: Newbie in the gym? This is a great chance to test out the equipment, amenities, or a class for free. All day. Free. Details.

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

Sports

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at Spectrum Center – 333 E. Trade St.: Take your monster-truck-loving kiddos to see the giant mechanical beasts battle it out. 7 p.m. $20-$67. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

72. Showers. 80% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Come From Away at Belk Theater: This musical is about the thousands of passengers who were re-routed to small town in Canada on 9/11, and it’s directed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley (great activity if you’re resolving to spend less on things and more on experiences, like me). 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Food & Drink

Winter Warmer Festival at Lenny Boy: They’re releasing a handful of new brews (infused with wintery flavors like vanilla and coffee), and they’ll have free s’mores to roast by the fire. Just pretend it’s cold out. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Spanish Wine Tasting at Foxcroft Wine Co. – Dilworth: Drop in to sample six Spanish wines for $5, then stay for some truffle fries, sliders, and doughnuts. 3-5 p.m. $5. Details.

Parent/Teen Winter Celebration Cooking Class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen: They may not always say it, but your teen really does love spending quality time with you. Learn how to make Chicken with a Pomegranate-Ginger Glaze, Butternut Squash and Rice Pilaf, and Sautéed Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce and Cinnamon Whipped Cream, together. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $70. Details.

Mixology with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: Bob’s sharing tricks of the trade for free, so get there early if you want a good seat. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Onesie Bar Crawl – Charlotte at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: If you already own a onesie, go be with your people for a night of drinking. Your ticket includes free covers to participating bars, food and drink specials, and a couple of freebies. 4 p.m. to midnight. $25. Details.

Experience

The Studio Grand Opening Party at 2433 South Blvd: The live music and pour-your-own-beer spot from the owners of Hoppin’ and Pinhouse is now open. Celebrate with a DJ, live music, raffles, a corn hole tournament, and a photo booth. Expect plenty of beer on tap and a new menu from Southbound, too. Noon. Free. Details.

Cirque du Soleil: OVO at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Need something to do with your whole fam? This bug-themed rendition of Cirque du Soleil is entertaining for everyone. 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $65-$135. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark: Winter Wonderland’s open-air ice skating rink features holiday lights and decor, live Music and concerts, and Santa’s Pub for snacks and drinks. 11 a.m. to midnight. Free admission, skating $12-$17. Details.

Fitness

New Year Birthday Bash at Crunch Fitness: Newbie in the gym? This is a great chance to test out the equipment, amenities, or a class for free. Saturday they’ll have a DJ, vendors, challenges, and other activities to get you pumped about fitness. All day. Free. Details.

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

Do Good

Strip it to Give it 5k/8k Race presented by Red Ventures at Triple C Brewing Company: Here’s how it works: You bundle up in as many layers as possible, and each mile you’ll take a layer off. In the end, the clothes will be donated (and washed beforehand) to people in need in Charlotte. You can also bring new underwear and socks for women, men, and kids to donate. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10-$40. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

70. AM showers. 40% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Come From Away at Belk Theater: This musical is about the thousands of passengers who were re-routed to small town in Canada on 9/11, and it’s directed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley (great activity if you’re resolving to spend less on things and more on experiences, like me). 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Cirque du Soleil: OVO at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Need something to do with your whole fam? This bug-themed rendition of Cirque du Soleil is entertaining for everyone. 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. $65-$135. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark: Winter Wonderland’s open-air ice skating rink features holiday lights and decor, live Music and concerts, and Santa’s Pub for snacks and drinks. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission, skating $12-$17. Details.

Fitness

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

Meditation x Free People Movement at Free People Atherton: Craving a self-care moment? Bring a mat and journal for a morning of meditation (followed by some shopping and probably an oat milk latte from Not Just Coffee, honestly). 11 a.m. Free, RSVP. Details.

Yoga, Mimosas and Chill at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Take a one-hour yoga class, then treat yourself to a mimosa and museum tour afterward. $10. Noon. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

North Carolina State Pinball Championship. The top 24 pinballers from across the state will be competing to win the North Carolina Championship. The winner will be representing the state at nationals in March in Denver, Colorado. January 18.

SnowFest. Grab your sled, toboggan, or tube because it’s going to be snowing at Richard Barry Memorial Park (Huntersville) on January 18. It’s free to enter/sled, but they’ll have hot chocolate, warm donuts, funnel cakes, and s’more vendors on site for purchase, as well as Roaming Fork food truck. January 18.

2020 Annual Bulldog Beauty Pageant. I mean, come on. Dogs will be competing for Best Butt Wiggle, Best Smile, Most Team Spirit, Best Evening Wear, and a slew of other titles. There will be plenty of beer for you and plenty of pups for your dog to play with. January 25.

See all the upcoming events here.

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