Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte like holiday shopping at The Southern Christmas Show

Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte like holiday shopping at The Southern Christmas Show

The Southern Christmas Show will run through Sunday, November 19. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

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This week, make plans to make something new for dinner. Compare Foods has tons of unique recipes and you can shop for the ingredients at their seven Charlotte locations.


Monday, November 13

Hunger Games Trivia Night

Birdsong Brewing | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Test your Hunger Games knowledge and win prizes, like tickets to an advanced screening of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

Southern Christmas Show

Park Expo and Conference Center | 10am-6pm | $18 | Details

Why you should go: The Annual Southern Christmas Show returns to Charlotte through Nov. 19. Shop from over 400 vendors selling apparel, gifts, food and home decor. Times vary by day — check details for the most updated schedule.

Half-Priced Margaritas

El Thrifty | 11am-11pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: End your Monday (or celebrate Taco Tuesday early) with half-off margs at El Thrifty in Optimist Hall.

The Office Themed Trivia

Triple C Brewing | 7-9pm | Free| Details

Why you should go: Grab a beer from Triple C and put your knowledge of Dunder Mifflin to the test. There’ll be prizes for first, second and third place.

Tuesday, November 14

Courts and Coffee

Rally Pickleball | 7-8:30am | $15 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a fusion of open-play pickleball paired with a drip or cold brew coffee that’s included in your $15 sign-up fee.

Mad Miles Run Club

YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Mad Miles is open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every run turns into a dance party afterward).

[Go deeper: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club]

Comedy Open Mic Night

Starlight on 22nd | 7:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Show off your stand-up skills at Starlight’s free open mic night.

Wednesday, November 15

Italian Wine Tasting at DTR

Dilworth Tasting Room | 6:30-8:30pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Sip four Italian glasses of wine (one white, three red) with charcuterie to snack on.

Brush Lettered Gift Tags Workshop

SkillPop (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll learn the basics of modern calligraphy and brush lettering while making gift tags for the holiday season.

DJ Williams in Concert

Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 8pm | $10-15 | Details

Why you should go: The former Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe guitarist released his debut solo album in June.

[Go deeper: Live music: 10 concerts coming to Charlotte in November, including Doja Cat and Grace Potter]

Country 103.7’s Stage of Stars feat. Jake Owen and Brett Young

Coyote Joe’s | 7pm (doors) | $35+ | Details

Why you should go: It’s a country music showcase featuring four major country stars: Jake Owen, Brett Young, Jackson Dean and Russell Dickerson all on one stage.

Thursday, November 16

Improv Comedy Class for Adults

Charlotte Comedy Theater | 6:30pm | $280 | Details

Why you should go: Master the art of improv in Charlotte Comedy Theater’s Improv for Adults program. Check online for the full schedule.

Ornament Workshop

PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30pm | $26 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the season by making your own festive air plant ornament to hang in your home (or on your tree!).

Charlotte Auto Show 2023

Charlotte Convention Center | 12pm-9pm | $10  | Details

Why you should go: Hundreds of cars and trucks will roll into uptown for the 30th Annual Charlotte Auto Show, which runs through Sunday, Nov. 19 — check details for tickets and the full schedule.

Friday, November 17

Vintage Charlotte Pop-Up Grand Opening

201 Camp Road (Camp North End) | 10am-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Knock out your holiday shopping with handmade and vintage retail from 90+ local and regional creatives. The pop-up will run from 10am-7pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Dec. 7. After that, it’ll be open daily from 10am-7pm through Dec. 23.

Southern Culture on a Plate

Harvey B. Gantt Center | 6:30-9:30pm | $125 | Details

Why you should go: James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier will guide guests through a multi-course dinner focusing on celebrating Black Southern art and culture. Your ticket includes two themed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, several plated courses and wine.

El Puro 2nd Anniversary Gala, Dinner and Cabaret Show

El Puro Cuban Restaurant | 6pm | $215 | Details

Why you should go: El Puro is throwing a gala to celebrate its second birthday. Your $215 ticket includes two drinks (wine, beer or cocktails), tapas, a three-course meal, a raffle ticket, rum tasting, champagne and table service until 1am.

OMB’s Movie Night in the Biergarten: Home Alone

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Watch holiday classic “Home Alone” under the stars and sip OMB’s new festive Yule Bock holiday beer (releasing that night). You’ll find hot chocolate and popcorn available for purchase, too.

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