Agenda Weekender: 15 things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 15 things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Speedway Christmas, in partnership with Count on Me NC. PSA – It’s the last week to enjoy Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drive-through holiday light show. The festive display will be open through Sunday night, January 17. Details.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

54. Partly cloudy. 24% chance of rain.

MLK Holiday Weekend Celebration with the Harvey B. Gantt Center, online: Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special weekend of movie screenings hosted virtually by the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Jan 15-17. Free. Details.

The Mint Museum from Home, online: Although the physical museum is closed for the next three weeks, you can still explore the galleries, safely from home. Details.

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$2 Hot Dogs at JJ’s Red Hots Dilworth: JJ’s Red Hots is offering their signature “No. 1 Red Hot” for $2 all weekend. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $2. Details.

Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Well folks, these are the final days of Speedway Christmas — well, the Christmas lights that is. Ice skating is still open through February 17, so lace-up your skates and take to the ice. 4-11 p.m. Varies. Details.

Handmade Pasta Workshop with SkillPop, online: This class will show you how to make a versatile and vegan-friendly pasta dough and the many ways it can be shaped.  5:30-7 p.m. $24. Details.

Cookie Decorating Level 1.5 at Sweet Spot Studio: Learn how to add dimension to your cookie designs. It’s recommended that students attend the Pre-Cookie Decorating Class if uncomfortable with techniques like piping and flooding. 6:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Josh Daniel’s Winter Couch Tour on Facebook: If you’ve been keeping up with local musician Josh Daniel, you’d know that he’s one of the most-streamed people in the U.S. Catch him live from his living room as he plays his 303rd consecutive concert. 6 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. Details.

[Related Agenda Story: Local musician Josh Daniel ranks as one of the top streamers in the U.S.]

Floral Arranging Basics with SkillPop, online: Whether you’re working with a basic grocery store bouquet, greenery and blooms from your yard, or a combination of both, this online class will teach you how to create your own beautiful floral arrangements. Floral designer Kiara Hancock of K.Hancock Events will demonstrate how to build an arrangement and the techniques needed to turn flowers from anywhere into a beautiful showpiece. 7-8:30 p.m. $24. Details.

Love Thy Neighbor: A Tribute To Benefit Roof Above, online: The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center hosts a virtual performance to raise money for Roof Above, and bring awareness to the pervasive housing crisis. There will be more than 40 artists performing various covers. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

45. Partly cloudy. 5% chance of rain.

Charlotte Running Company Trail Race at The Whitewater Center: Lace up and go for a run along the trails of the Whitewater Center. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details.

Yoga at Pinhouse: Join Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts for a Covid-conscious yoga session open to all levels. 10:15 a.m. $15. Details.

CANCELED: “Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine” Grand Opening at Discovery Place: This new A.I. exhibition will allow visitors to explore smart machines to see how they work and learn how they’re taught to think. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $15-$19. Details.

Smoker Saturdays at The New York Butcher Shoppe: Take home a rack of smoked baby back ribs, or choose from a host of other proteins. And you can’t forget about the sides. Options include mac & cheese, roasted potatoes, broccoli casserole, salads, and biscuits. 2-4 p.m. Prices vary. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

48. Partly cloudy. 5% chance of rain.

Small Business Sunday: Bossy Beulah’s x Summit Seltzer Pop-up at 2215 Thrift Road, Suite B: Summit Seltzer is hosting a Small Business Sunday pop-up featuring Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack and other local retail vendors. Noon to 6 p.m. Prices vary. Details.

CANCELED: Sunday RUNday with NoDa Brewing Run Club at 2921 N. Tryon St.: Run at your own pace on a marked route, and receive turn-by-turn directions by downloading the RunGo app. Routes are one, three, and five miles. Runners will have the option to join the Frequent Runner Program which allows you to keep track of your mileage and win prizes for each milestone you hit. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.


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