Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week in Charlotte
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Note: The Weekday Planner is a list of happenings around the city. Use your discretion to decide what’s in your comfort zone. As always, wear a mask and practice social distancing in public.


Ice Skating at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. | Noon to 10 p.m. | $20. | Details 

Why you should go: While the holidays may be over, ice skating at the Whitewater Center continues through mid-February. The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. Reservations are required. Skate rentals are included but you need to bring your own socks.


Woven Wall Art with Ashlyn Beck

The Mercantile, 130 W White St. Ste. B, Rock Hill, SC | 5:30-7 p.m. | $43 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to make boho-inspired wall art using a variety of yarn weights. This class is for all creative levels.

How to Care for Houseplants with SkillPop

 Online | 5-6:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Join Jasmine, expert gardener, and owner of Black Girls with Gardens, for a crash-course that will provide you with the actionable steps on how to assess and care for any houseplant. Jasmine will cover plant basics and provide a comprehensive yet simple approach to successfully maintaining your houseplant.

Doughnut Shop with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd Ste. #100 | 6-9 p.m. | $140 (for two people) | Details

Why you should go: Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Well, now you can learn how to make them anytime in this in-person class with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. The class will cover prepping and frying yeast doughnuts along with making a series of fillings and glazes.

Athleta Gift Card Mystery Workout at The Metropolitan

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-7 p.m. | $15 for general public, free for SweatNET members | Details 

Why you should go: If you’re still going strong on your fitness resolutions for the New Year, congrats, and join SweatNET for its first workout back at the Metropolitan for 2021. Class attendees will have the chance to flip a coin and win a $15 – $50 gift card. Masks are required at all times and class will be capped at 20 people.

Yoga + Beer at Armored Cow Brewing Co.

8821 JW Clay Blvd., Suite 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: For $10 you can enjoy an hour-long yoga session followed by a beer at Armored Cow Brewing Co.


Budget Decorating Basics with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Sprucing up your space doesn’t have to be expensive. Kacie Cope, a self-taught decorator will share her go-to sources for scoring the best budget-friendly home decor pieces and help you transform your budget finds into unique treasures.

Capsule Wardrobe Virtual Workshop with Craft Happy

Online | 7-8 p.m. | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? Give your closet a fresh start for 2021. This workshop will teach you how to be more intentional with your wardrobe, save money, invest in quality pieces, and have a better grasp on your style.


$3 Beer at Suffolk Punch

2911 Griffith St. Ste. A | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | $3+ | Details

Why you should go: Start your weekend a little early. Select beers are $3 all-day long.

Handmade Pretzels from Scratch

Online | 5:30-7 p.m. | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: From making the dough to shaping the pretzels, Chef Emily will show you all the twists and turns of making homemade soft pretzels — along with the cheese sauce.

DropSound Yoga Flow with Niche at the Metropolitan

1111 Metropolitan Ave | 6-7 p.m. | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Using noise-isolating DropSound headphones, Niche Faulkner of Hygge Wellness will turn up the tunes and get your blood pumping in this 60-minute full-body yoga flow.

Harry Potter Trivia Night at Armored Cow Brewing Co.

8821 JW Clay Blvd Ste. 1 | 7 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head over to Armored Cow Brewing to test your Harry Potter knowledge and see if “yer a wizard”.

Live Music Thursdays at Mac’s Speed Shop ft. Courtney Lynn & Quinn

2414 Sandy Porter Rd. | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: It’s thirsty Thursday at Mac’s Speed Shop and you can enjoy live music and drink specials like $6 cocktails, $3 Jim, and $12 buckets of Bud Light, Budweiser, Ultra (6 bottles).


MLK Holiday Weekend Celebration with the Harvey B. Gantt Center

Online | Jan 15-17 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special weekend of movie screenings hosted virtually by the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section.

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