Weekender: 25 exciting things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Weekender: 25 exciting things to do in Charlotte this weekend

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The Weekender is proudly presented by The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, now offering limited seating for the general public. Enjoy a world-class menu, great cocktails and Speedway views. Call 704-455-3216 for reservations.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

31. PM Snow Showers. 37% chance of rain.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at participating restaurants: An excellent opportunity to try new dining destinations or revisit your go-to spots. 70 restaurants in the area will offer a three-course meal deal priced at either $30, $35, $40, or $45 per person. January 21-30. $30-$45. Details.

S’more Family Time at Quest (6345 Sample Rd.): Curl up by the campfire and roast marshmallows with family or friends. Marshmallows and roasting sticks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own s’mores materials. 4-6pm. Free (registration required). Details.

Air Plant Hoop Workshop at PlantHouse: Create a personalized decorative wreath using your choice of plants and decor. 6:30-8pm. $40. Details.

Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at the Spectrum Center: It’s game day in the hive so grab tickets to check out our Hornets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 7pm. $10.50-$365. Details.

Alchemy Dinner Lounge at Alchemy at C3Lab: Spend the evening enjoying fine art, music and a wonderful selection of food. 7-10pm. Details.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, with special guest Adia Victoria: The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Isbell makes a two-night stop at Ovens Auditorium. $42-$128. Details.

Spaced Out at Knights Theater: Relive some of the most unforgettable moments in sci-fi movie history through scores performed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Arrangements include Star Wars, Star Trek and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Jan. 21 & 22; 7:30pm. $26-$118. Details.

Movie Night at Free Range Brewing NoDa: Enjoy a free screening of Pulp Fiction plus free popcorn and pizza. 8pm. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

40. Mostly Sunny. 9% chance of rain.

South End Market Atherton Mill and Market: Explore South End and pick up items on your grocery list. You can find everything from local produce to handmade pasta. 8am to 1pm. Free. Details.

A Snowball’s Chance Short Track Skate Race at The Whitewater Center: Test your ice skating abilities in a race around the Center’s short track ice rink. The winner of each heat will move on and compete in a bracket-style tournament. 9am to noon. $30. Details.

Mad Miles Run Club at Elizabeth Park: Whether you’re new to running, or run a mile every day, Mad Miles Run Club is a great way to rack up some mileage while making some new friends along the way. 10am. Free. Details.

Cardio Dance with bloc. at Camp North End (1701 N. Graham St.): Join bloc. fitness studio for a free cardio dance class. 10-11am. Free. Details.

Charlotte Running Club Winter Classic 2022 at McAlpine Creek Greenway: An event for both competitive and recreational runners with race options including an Elite 8K (must finish under 40 mins) and an Open 8K. 11am. $45-$60. Details.

Come Together Drag Brunch at The Artisan’s Palate: Brunch items and beverages including $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s will be available to purchase throughout the show. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Time Out Youth. 11:30 & 2pm seatings. $20. Details.

More Soup For You at Divine Barrel Brewing: Sample a selection of soups and vote for your favorites at this family-friendly soup cook-off. Noon to 4pm. Free. Details.

Related story: 22 must-try soups in Charlotte

Growing Our Greenways Polk to Park Crossing: Join Sustain Charlotte for a guided walk or bike ride through one of Mecklenburg County’s newest greenways. 2pm. Free. Details.

R&B with Soul Food Tour at Camp North End: This food tour allows guests to sing along to R&B all while visiting soul food locations around the city. 5-8pm. $120. Details.

Moss Art Frame Workshop at Twigs & Figs: Bring greenery into your space without the upkeep. This workshop will allow you to use preserved moss and other materials to create a unique piece of plant art. Ticket cost includes a 12″x12″ wooden frame, different types of moss and other supplies. 6-7:30pm. $50. Details.

’90s BB at The Fairwood 226: The Gen Z-ers who get it, get it. And the GenZ-ers who don’t, don’t. Expect music from the decade and drink specials like $4 Prosecco, $4 Trulys and $4 Miller Lites. 9:30pm to 2am. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23

47. Sunny. 7% chance of rain.

French macarons from scratch with SkillPop: Learn the process of making French macarons with the help of Chef Rosana. This class will cover mixing and piping batter to bake into crisp shells and making buttercream fillings. 10-11:30am. $24. Details.

Slay Sunday Drag Brunch at Queen Park Social: What better place to enjoy brunch and a show with local Queens than Queen Park Social? 11am to 4pm. $15+. Details.

Checkers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at TheBOplex: Cheer on the Checkers in their matchup against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 1pm. Details.

Vegan BBQ & Craft Beer Dinner at Pilot Brewing: For $45 enjoy five dinner courses from VE-GO Food Truck and six beer pairings. 6-8pm. $45. Details.

Food and Flix — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Alchemy at C3Lab: This new film series hosted by Alchemy at C3 Lab kicks off with a screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Hot dogs and nachos (with an Alchemy twist) will be available for purchase. Ticket sales will help support the Film Society’s “Independent Picture House” project, which will open in NoDa later this year. 7-9pm. $5. Details.

ALASKA presents “The Red 4 Filth Tour” at Neighborhood Theatre: You may know this Queen from season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The one-and-only Alaska Thunderf**k is landing in Charlotte for one night only. This event is 18+. 8pm. $25+ Details.


Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].

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