Weekday Planner: 15 cool things to do this week in Charlotte including Celine Dion concert

Weekday Planner: 15 cool things to do this week in Charlotte including Celine Dion concert
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

Celine Dion

Spectrum Center | 7:30 p.m. | $85+ | Details

Why you should go: No matter which songs make her setlist, every single one will be amazing. Don’t miss out on seeing one of the greatest artists of our lifetime perform.

Related Agenda guide: 15 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in 2020

Leadership Conversation with John D. Williams, CEO of Domtar

McColl School of Business – Queen’s University | 5:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Calling all business nerds. Hear from CEO John Williams and ask all your burning questions about professional leadership.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

Citywide | Times vary | $30-$35 | Details

Why you should go: One of the best weeks of the year is finally here. More than 140 of the city’s top-notch restaurants are offering three-course meals for $30-$35 a person. If you haven’t treated yourself to a meal through Charlotte Restaurant Week yet, 2020 is your year.

Related Agenda guide: 11 top restaurants participating in Queen’s Feast

Symphony On Tap

NoDa Brewing Company | 7 p.m. | SOLD OUT | Details

Why you should go: You deserve the finer things in life, like a live performance by The Charlotte Symphony and lots of good beer.

My Fair Lady

2700 E. Independence Blvd. | 8 p.m. | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: Resolving to invest in more experiences this year? Go to a show, like hit Broadway musical My Fair Lady.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating

U.S. National Whitewater Center | All day | $20 single activity pass, $6 parking | Agenda Preview

Why you should go: 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.

Related Agenda guide: 25 coolest things to do this winter in Charlotte

Whitewater Center Lights

U.S. National Whitewater Center | All day | Free, $6 parking | Agenda Preview

Why you should go: The half-mile walking trail of lights isn’t your average light show. It was created by local artist Meredith Connelly and features interactive, illuminated sculptures.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Scott Avett “In the Light of Unlearning” Exhibition Opening

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

Why you should go: Scott Avett (yes, of The Avett Brothers) has an exhibition, “In The Light of Unlearning,” opening at SOCO Gallery. Meet him and learn more about his art at the public opening reception.

Live at the Mint: Coined in the South Panel

Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Listen to a conversation with the fourth annual Coined in the South exhibition Jurors Adam Justice, Jonell Logan, and Marilyn Zapf along with winners Johannes Barfield (Atrium Health Best in Show award), Katie St. Clair (Young Affiliate of the Mint’s Choice award), and Ken West (People’s Choice Award).

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Burial Tap Takeover

The Hobbyist | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Asheville-based Burial Beer Co. will be taking over the taps and brining samples for the night.

Coding and Careers Workshop

Tabbris Coworking | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: BLKTECHCLT is hosting a crash course on basic HTML and website development. All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to bring it home so you can continue to work on it after you leave.

Black + White

Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Check out the gallery’s inaugural exhibition of 2020 which features five artists who worked in various mediums in the black and white color scheme.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Stevie Wonder Tribute

Middle C Jazz | 7:15 p.m. | $28 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate legendary artist Stevie Wonder with a jazz performance by Noel Freidline, Maria Howell, Adam McKnight, and Juan Rollan. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Phil Lomac, Laura Blackley, Marc Higgins live at Petra’s

1919 Commonwealth Ave. | 8 p.m. | $5-$8 | Details

Why you should go: Catch longtime regionally based songwriters Phil Lomac, Marc Higgins, and Laura Blackley for a live show.

Checkers Beanie Night

Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $18.50+ | Details

Why you should go: The Checkers are taking on Scranton, and the first 1,500 fans get a free beanie.


Looking for more things to do? Here’s the full Charlotte Agenda calendar with more than 50 cool, upcoming events in Charlotte.

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