Agenda Weekender: 21 things to do in Charlotte this weekend (November 20 – 22)

Agenda Weekender: 21 things to do in Charlotte this weekend (November 20 – 22)
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Food and Drink

2nd Annual Moonshine Festival at Rooftop 210: Try a variety of moonshine flavors and learn about moonshine mixology from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11/20

HEX Coffee at Rhino Market from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, 11/21


@hexcoffee via Instagram

Sugar Creek Brewing Company’s One Year Anniversary: Live music, food trucks, photo booth, raffle, and a special release of their anniversary brew from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11/21


@sugarcreekbrewing via Instagram

Oyster and Beer Festival at Sycamore Brewing: Oysters, snow crab, shrimp, beer, wine and cider from noon to 4 p.m. $6 entry includes one free beer – RSVP hereSaturday, 11/21


Release the Funk 3: Funkonia at Neighborhood Theatre: Join Salud Beer Shop and New Belgium Brewing for this beer fest that has become one of the most well represented beer festivals in the Mid-Atlantic from noon to 4 p.m. $65 – ticketsSaturday, 11/21


Photo via the Salud Beer Shop Facebook page


Opening of Holiday at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Santa, holiday crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides and more until January 3. Schedule and details hereFriday, 11/20

Science on the Rocks: Back to the Future at 5 p.m. at Discovery Place. Activities include a costume contest for the best Back to the Future-inspired outfit. $8 – ticketsFriday, 11/20


Photo via the Discovery Place Facebook page

Fall Fest at the Charlotte Nature Museum: Meet some animals and take part in fall activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities included with museum admission. Saturday, 11/21

Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life exhibit opens at Discovery Place. $24 for adults and $20 for children – ticketsSaturday, 11/21


Photo via Discovery Place Facebook page

South End Bazaar at C3 Lab: Some of the area’s best fashion, arts and food vendors from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free to attend; proceeds benefit The Isabella Santos Foundation. Saturday, 11/21

South End Tree Lighting at Atherton Mill: Cloud 9 Confections, Dunx Coffee, hot chocolate and cider, holiday performances, tree lighting and a visit from Santa beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 11/21

The Arts

Elizabeth Turk: Shell Mandalas opening at the New Gallery of Modern Art. Meet Elizabeth, a McColl Center alumnae artist, and view her work from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 11/20


@thenewgallery via Instagram

McColl Center Open House and Jewelry Jubilee: Shop jewelry made by regional artists, enjoy food and live music and view the Center’s current exhibits from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free – registerFriday, 11/20

Opening night of OBRA Collective Exhibition: Mythbusters at Union Shop Studio. Doors open at 6 p.m., poetry readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and local South American quartet Patabamba performs at 8:30 p.m. Free. Friday, 11/20


Sam the Lion and Baran Dance free show at the Goodyear Tire building: Two performances: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Beer will be provided while it lasts but you can also BYOB. Saturday, 11/21


Holiday On Ice Charlotte at the NASCAR Hall of Fame opens: Skate at Charlotte’ only outdoor ice rink for $13 through January 3. Friday, 11/20

Ride and Seek Mountain Bike Adventure Race: Teams race to locate multiple checkpoints along the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s 25+ mile trails in order to be crowned champion. Race begins at 9 a.m. $60 per team of two – registerSaturday, 11/21 

U.S. National Whitewater Center’s Turkey Chute Slalom Race: Cheer on all of the competitors as they race their slalom boat through the competition channel this weekend. Qualifier on Saturday and championship races on Sunday. Saturday, 11/21 and Sunday, 11/22


Basketball: Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m. Tickets. Friday, 11/20

Rugby: 2015 American Collegiate Rugby Championship Bowl Series at the Rugby Athletic Center. Full schedule here and tickets ($15+) here. Friday, 11/20 and Saturday, 11/21


Photo via the ACRC Bowl Series Facebook page

Football: Panthers vs. Redskins at 1 p.m. TicketsSunday, 11/22

(Photo credit: Cover image via Sugar Creek Brewing Facebook event page)

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