Weekender: 27 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Weekender: 27 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share by Email
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share by Email

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.


47. Cloudy. 24% chance of rain.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at participating restaurants: Restaurant Week ends Sunday so consider making a reservation at one of 70 participating restaurants to enjoy a three-course meal for $45 or less. Jan. 21-30. $30-$45. Details.


Charlotte Home and Landscape Show at the Cabarrus Arena: Get home inspo with displays for everything from landscaping to home spas. Jan. 28-30; 2-7pm on Friday. $7 online, $9 at the door. Details.

Flow Glow Party at Surface & Symbol (512 E 15th St.): Go with the flow, literally and expand your horizons to the art of flow. This event will showcase various forms of think object manipulation (hula hoops, staff and baton spinning) and have music by DJ Sk8tr G8tr and live painting by Kimmie Page and Jessica Abstrac. 7-10pm. $5 online, $10 at the door. Details.

Counterculture Club Ghost Tour at Historic Rosedale: Spend the evening learning the haunted history of the Historic Rosedale as the staff and Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS) lead a tour around the property. 7-8pm. $40. Details.

Roaring ’20s Party at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: The taproom is transforming into a speakeasy and guests can enjoy cocktail specials, big band music plus a best-dressed contest. 7pm. Free. Details.

Hornets vs. Lakers at the Spectrum Center: It’s East Coast vs. West Coast as the Hornets go up against the Lakers on Friday. 7pm. $105+. Details.

A Jazz Celebration of Stevie Wonder at Middle C Jazz Club: Noel Freidline, Maria Howell and special guest Adam McKnight pay homage to music icon Stevie Wonder. 7pm. $52. Details.

Tenille Townes at The Underground: If you need a bit of country music in your life, you’ll definitely want to check out this show. 8pm. $20. Details.

Mad Hatters Ball at SERJ: Step into wonderland and join in on the fun at this event for Charlotte’s electronic music scene. Expect a night of local and regional music themed side acts and immersive areas. 10pm-2am. $15. Details.


38. Partly Cloudy. 3% chance of rain.

Noble Smoke Pitmaster Experience: This day-long workshop will teach you the step-by-step process of smoking meat with the guidance of Noble Smoke’s expert pitmasters. You’ll go home with a whole brisket, pork butt and three handmade sauces. 6am-4pm. $500. Details.

Mad Miles Run Club at Elizabeth Park: Whether you’re new to running or have been on the run for a while, Mad Miles Run Club is an excellent way to get some mileage and enjoy the positive energy with the squad. 10am. Free. Details.

OH Well Event: The Jam CLT at Optimist Hall: This class is all the fun of going out and dancing with friends plus the benefits of a full-body workout. Meet on the patio above El Thrifty. 10-11am. Free. Details.

Trolls Live at Ovens Auditorium: Bring the kiddos to sing, dance and laugh along with the characters they know and love. 10am; Jan. 29 & 30. $17-$152. Details.

Cinnamon Star Bread-making with SkillPop: Learn how to make a show-stopping cinnamon star bread. You’ll make the dough in class and learn how to shape it. Then, 6-18 hours after the class, you can pop your bread in the oven to bake. 10am. $24. Details.

Drag Me To Brunch by The Vanity House at Free Will Craft + Vine: Don’t be a drag, just be a queen! Join the Queens of Vanity House for brunch that is sure to slay your entire Saturday. 11am. $15. Details.

Rent’s Due Brunch at Billy Sunday: It’s the end of the first month of 2022 which can only mean one thing … it’s time to celebrate (oh, and rent’s due). Onya Nerves hosts with performances from Bloody Mary, Shelby Savage and Dandy. 11am. $15. Details.

Hop Cakes & Hot Cakes at NoDa Brewing Company: Don your PJs and head to the taproom for a full day of fun to celebrate the release of Hop Cakes Imperial IPA. There will be hot cakes from Tasty Twist Food Truck, axe throwing with Chuck It Axe and a pajama contest. Noon-10pm. Free. Details.

International Street Food Festival & South End Craft Market at Sycamore Brewing: Try delicious food from a variety of vendors and shop local artisans. Other event highlights include live music, a corn-hole tournament and of course brews from Sycamore. Noon-6pm. Free. Details.

Painting Planter Workshop at Twigs & Figs: Pick a pot and a plant and customize your own planter using acrylic paints and decorative items like pebbles and moss. All supplies will be provided. 1-2:30pm. $35. Details.

Come Together Drag Brunch at The Artisan’s Palate: Enjoy a fabulous drag show and $5 drink specials. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Time Out Youth. 2pm seating. $20. Details.

Spelling Bee at Dupp&Swat Camp North End: Put your spelling abilities to the test and see if you have what it takes to be crowned spelling bee CHAMP. 4-7pm. $7. 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.

2000s Hits Party at The Fairwood 226: Put on your best Y2K outfit and relive what was one of the hottest decades of the century (as Paris Hilton would say). 9pm-2am. Free. Details.


45. Partly Cloudy.

Buff Faye’s “Jocks & Frocks” Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Being as fabulous as these queens is a full-time sport. Join host Buff Faye and queens Luscious, Kristen Collins and Lilli Frost for a game day slay. 11am- 2:30pm. $35. Details.

Sinners Brunch at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Enjoy some wholesome fun and performances from Onya Nerves, Misster and Mania. 11am-2pm. $15. Details.

Dog Adoption Day at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Head to the biergarten to meet some pups from Halfway There Rescue and maybe even bring one home. Noon-4pm. Free. Details.

Yoga on the Rooftop at the Harvey B. Gantt Center: Bundle up and join yoga instructor Sajeedah Jones “SJ” on the rooftop for an energizing yoga session. Following the practice, treat yourself to a self-guided tour of the galleries. Bring a mat or beach towel. 12:30-1:30pm. $10. 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 symphony.webber@axios.com.

Axios Charlotte thanks our partners for supporting our content. Sponsorship does not influence editorial content.

Story Views:
Join the 107,747 smart Charlotteans that receive our daily newsletter.
"It's good. I promise." - Emma   Emma Way