Weekday Planner: 13 cool things to do this week including the Bartender Battle for Charity and a hip-hop class

Weekday Planner: 13 cool things to do this week including the Bartender Battle for Charity and a hip-hop class
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MONDAY, JANUARY 27

Start Adulting Today: Home Edition

Triple C Brewing Company | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: Grab a beer, snag a free food voucher, and learn more about the home-buying process.

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.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Bartender Battle for Charity Featuring Vince Chirico (Idlewild)

O-Ku Charlotte | 6-9 p.m. | Varies | Details

Details: Bartender Vince Chirico of Idlewild is going up against O-Ku bar manager Larisa Yanicak. They’ll both make two cocktails, and whoever sells the most wins. Proceeds from the event will go to the Australian Red Cross.

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Hello, Sailor Guest Chef Dinner Series

Hello, Sailor | 7-10 p.m. | $120 | Details

Details: Chefs Joe and Katy Kindred are teaming up with James Beard Foundation semi-finalists Chef Ryan Prewitt and Chef Stephen Stryjewski (from NOLA restaurants Pêche and Cochon, respectively) for a food and drink pairing.

Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $15-$350 | Details

Details: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the New York Knicks.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

CLT: Beginner Hip Hop Dance

1100 Metropolitan Ave #190 | 6:30-8 p.m. | $25 | Details

Details: You’ll learn a few moves and a quick routine to 2000s favorites like Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, and Ludacris. I love this.

Live at the Mint: Performance by String Quintet

Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: Nothing says sophistication like seeing five string musicians from the Charlotte Symphony performing at an art museum. Oh, and there’s a cash bar.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

Drink New Sh!t: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Fin & Fino | 6-8 p.m. | $25 | Details

Details: Great news: your cheap champagne doesn’t have to taste awful. A sommelier will guide you through a tasting of four budget-friendly sparkling wines, and each sample will be paired with a snack.  

Charlotte Sidewalk Sale

Onward Reserve Charlotte | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: Shop men’s fall/winter clothing (think button downs, vests, etc.) up to 70 percent off.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Silhouettes: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Booth Playhouse | 6:30 p.m. | $60-$200 | Details

Details: Lily Pad Haven and Carolina Voices, local nonprofit organizations, have teamed up again to host the second year of Silhouettes: Giving Voice to the Voiceless in honor of human trafficking survivors. Enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction, and inspiring musical performances. Seating is limited.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit opening celebration

327 W. Tremont Ave., Suite B | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.| Free | Details

Details: The first 10 customers in line will receive a free tote bag, mug, and free drip coffee for a year. The first 25 will receive a tote bag. All customers on opening day will get a free hot little biscuit with a purchase. It’s beneath The Penrose in South End, for reference.

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Angeline’s “A Taste of Italy” Wine Dinner

303 S. Church St. | 7 p.m.| $125 | Details

Details: You’ll get five wines and five course of Italian food and wine. Prego (you’re welcome).


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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