Agenda Weekender: 28 things to do including Monster Jam, Cookies and Crafts 2017 and Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 44. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 32. Snow (yay!). 80% chance of rain.
Sunday: 35. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Friday, January 6

Food & Drink

Frost Warning Release at OMB: Check out OMB’s newest dark wheat beer. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

New Year Celebratory Champagne Class at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge: Enjoy a delicious and informative tasting with light bites; reservations required at 704-248-4100. 6:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Beer Dinner at Legion Brewing: ROOTS Catering and Legion Brewing are teaming up to host an intimate 25 person beer dinner in the brewhouse with an innovative, fresh and local menu. 7 p.m. $85. Details.

Experience

Monster Jam® at Spectrum Center: The event will feature six monster trucks and drivers vying to be the Charlotte champion. Fri-Sat. $15+. Details.

Last weekend to go ice skating at NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza: Fri: 5-10 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. & Sun: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10-$14. Details.

Sous Terrain: A Sweet Potato Art Show at Free Range Brewing: Experience complete sweet potato immersion with Rémy Louis Thurston’s sweet potato photography show, sweet potato beer, and a sweet potato dish. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Moulin Rouge Watch Party Event at Tresata: Bring blankets and snacks to watch Moulin Rouge and get a sneak peak at the Opera Carolina commercial for La traviata; expect D9 Brewing Company, light hor d’oeuvres and wine. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Screening: Brothers Hypnotic at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square: See the award-winning documentary, which explores the group’s music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Of Good Nature at Flight Beer and Music Hall: Check out one of the best bands Flight has to offer. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $10. Details.

Abbey Road LIVE! at The Visulite Theatre: Experience the magic of The Beatles and the entire Abbey Road album, as Abbey Road LIVE! delivers its signature performance. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. $12-$14. Details.

Art

South End Gallery Crawl in South End: Galleries will stay open late to host lively receptions for new exhibits with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz at the Bechtler: Post-Holiday Blues VI at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform post-holiday blues. 6 & 8:15 p.m. $14. Details.

Chrysalis at Gallery C3: Join artist Lara Americo for the opening reception of “Chrysalis,” which examines the human body using photography and 3-D molding. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Photography Exhibit at Gallery C3: This photographic series spotlights Charlotte’s trans and gender non-conforming community, photographing individuals in their work environment. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Symphony: Schubert Symphony No. 9, “Great C Major” at Belk Theater: Fri-Sat: 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Saturday, January 7

Food & Drink

Grand Opening Weekend at Fidelli Kitchen: Sample bites throughout the day and receive a free croissant, cookie or cheesecake with entree purchase; receive 10% off 3-pack wine purchases. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Cookies and Crafts 2017 at The Fillmore CharlotteEnjoy local craft beer samples from 15+ breweries paired with specific Girl Scout Cookies. 2-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. $30. Details.

Opera themed cocktails with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: Join Bob as he mixes up dramatic Opera themed cocktails. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Civil War Winter Quarters at Historic Latta Plantation: Learn about survival in the snow for both soldiers and civilians. Sat-Sun. $8. Details. ​

Día de Reyes / 3 Kings Day at Levine Museum of the New South: Celebrate Three Kings Day (Epiphany) with music, dance and family activities; expect hot chocolate, Kings Bread, and free parking at 7th Street. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Twelfth Night at Charlotte Museum of History: Join with the Backcountry folk as they sing carols around the bonfires, toast the fruit trees, and play colonial games; take a candlelight tour of the house and enjoy cider and Twelfth Night cake in the log kitchen. 6 p.m. $10. Details.

Learn Things

The Friendly Budget Workshop at Hygge Coworking West: The Friendly Budget is an introduction to budgeting basics for individuals with little to no experience in creating a household budget. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $17. Details.

Family First: Woodturning Workshop with Charles Farrar at The Harvey B. Gantt Center: Join Gantt Center exhibiting artist and curator, Charles Farrar, as he provides a glimpse of the history and practice of working with wood as a medium and what it means to “turn” vessels. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Museum admission. Details.

Kids

New IMAX film Secret Ocean at Discovery Place Science IMAX Dome Theatre: This immersive film will take viewers on a unique dive to encounter animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers in some of the most diverse oceans of the world. $5-$10. Details.

Fitness

Waterfront Hike at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve: Explore the natural history of the forest around Mountain Island Lake; 1- or 2-mile hike options. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Free Fitness Series at Northlake Mall: Get a free workout every Saturday in January led by local fitness instructors on the upper level near Entry 4. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Blacklight Chakti Yoga at MoveStudio Charlotte: Cover yourself in glow paint, jewelry and white clothes and shine bright. 7-8 p.m. $15. Details.

Sports 

Rumble in the Concrete Jungle at USNWCWatch bikes take to the world’s largest manmade whitewater river for this one-of-a-kind cycling race. 12 p.m. $25-$30 (free to watch). Details.

Sunday, January 8

Experience

Black Cinema Series Presents – Anna Lucasta at The Harvey B. Gantt Center: A film series designed to expose the community to the artistic value black film has had. 2-4 p.m. Museum admission. Details.

Diversity Career Fair at Trinity Episcopal School: This information session is for educators and other professionals who are interested in learning about how diversity, inclusion and equity is important to institutions and how schools are attractive workplaces for diverse candidates. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Screendance Social: Turn Your F*cking Head at Petra’s: Get together, have a drink, watch a dance film, and talk about it. 8 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. Details.

We’re excited for…

Star Wars: The Music at Knight Theater: Grab your lightsaber and celebrate Star Wars’ 40th anniversary with the Charlotte Symphony. $27+. January 11-14.

Carolinas HealthCare System Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade on Tryon Street: See 100+ community organizations, marching bands and step and drill teams. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. January 14.

2017 Bull Dog Beauty Pageant at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Help benefit the Bullies 2 The Rescue Group (by entering your bull dog) and/or watch a runway-style pageant. 2-6 p.m. Free. January 14.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via Legion Brewing.

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