Agenda Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte

Agenda Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Answers for Cancer: At Home

Remote | Ends Dec. 1 | Any donation amount | Details

Why you should participate: When you make a donation of any amount, you’ll receive a 75-question trivia booklet which you’ll then fill out and submit for review. Top booklet scorers will receive gift cards to local businesses of their choosing. The money raised benefits the Taylor Soloff Memorial Endowment which supports patient care initiatives at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte.

Ice Skating at Whitewater Center

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 12 pm to 10 pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Ice skating at the Whitewater Center is back, along with the on-ice Airstream and walking light trail. Reservations are required. Skate rentals are included but you need to bring your own socks.

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Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway | Now through Jan. 17 | $20-$30 per car | Details

Why you should go: Put on some Christmas pajamas, pack the hot cocoa, and load up your car. The magic of holiday lights never gets old, and getting to see it all safely from the car is a major plus this year.

Belmont Christmas Tree Lighting

115 N. Main St. | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The holiday season officially kicks off in Belmont, NC with a ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting. This town tradition takes place in front of Belmont City Hall in historic downtown and showcases dozens of trees decorated by the local community.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

Christmas Town USA Opening Day

McAdenville, N.C. | December 1-26, 5:30-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Now in its 65th year, McAdenville’s Christmas light display is back for the 2020 holiday season. Due to the coronavirus, a few traditions like the tree lighting ceremony and yule log parade, have been canceled. However, visitors can still drive or walk along the 1.3-mile-long route and peruse the town’s local vendors and restaurants while taking in the dazzling displays and twinkling light.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

Merry Midtown: Letters to Santa

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Santa Claus is preparing for the holiday season and he wants to hear from you! Grab your kiddos (naughty or nice) and stop by the Metropolitan to write letters to Santa. Stationery and writing utensils will be provided. There will be plenty of photo ops so bring a camera.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

The Charlotte Museum of History Lunch & Learn: Signs and Charlotte History

3500 Shamrock Drive | Noon to 12:45 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join local author and native Charlottean Christopher Lawing as he talks about Charlotte’s historic signage, why it should be preserved, and what it can tell us about our city’s history.

Vision Board 2021: Dream it. Paste it. Live it.

Online | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: 2021 is just around the corner. Join life coach, Meg Robertson for a virtual vision board workshop that will help you set intentions for the year ahead and focus on your goals.

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave. | 7-10 p.m.| $30 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a movie with a skyline view. Tonight’s screening is of Disney’s “Frozen” (PG). Tickets are $30 per car and can be purchased here.

Art Heist: A True Crime Immersive Theatre Experience

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N Tryon St. | Now through Dec. 13 | $37.52 – $39.50 | Details

Why you should go: Put your sleuthing skills to the test in this outdoor, true-crime experience. Groups will follow a route, meeting characters along the way to receive clues that allow them to ultimately “solve” an art theft. This activity will be socially distanced and masks are required.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

VTGCLT Vintage and Handmade Market

Metropolitan Shopping Center | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pick up handmade and vintage wares from more than 90 of the best local and regional creatives. For your shopping convenience, VTGCLT is offering morning shopping appointments and curbside pickup for all products.

[Agenda related story: Gift guide: 45 local items for everyone on your list under $100

Charlotte Christmas Village

Truist Field, 324 S. Mint St. | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | $7 regular admission | Details

Why you should go: Head to the European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte to shop for unique, handcrafted gifts and enjoy specialty foods like Austrian strudels, Bratwurst, and Sauerkraut.

Nutrient Rich: A Small Works Show Opening Day

Goodyear Arts, 301 Camp Rd Ste. 200 | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Pick up a one-of-a-kind art piece that’s perfect for holiday gift-giving. This small works show will have affordable pieces from over 30 local artists.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra On-Demand

Online | 7:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a live-stream performance from The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in the comfort of your home. Resident conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the orchestra in playing pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Caroline Shaw.


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