Agenda Weekender: 28 things to do including the Women’s March, Winter Beer Fest and Queen’s Feast

Agenda Weekender: 28 things to do including the Women’s March, Winter Beer Fest and Queen’s Feast
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 65. AM light rain. 70% chance of rain.
Saturday: 66. Rain. 90% chance of rain.
Sunday: 68. Thundershowers. 100% chance of rain.

Friday, January 20

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week throughout Charlotte: Pay $30 or $35 (not including tax or gratuity) for a three course fixed prix meal from your choice of over 130 restaurants in the Charlotte area. Fri-Jan 29. $30-$35. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and cheese expert Nikki Panos of Orrman’s Cheese Shop will be on hand to walk you through four different pairings, each with their own panache. 7-9 p.m. $18. Details.

The Finn’s Pajama Party at Blackfinn Ameripub: They’ll be giving away 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes and giveaways for the best dressed. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free with RSVP. Details.

Experience

Anjelah Johnson at The Comedy Zone: See the comedian best known as Bon Qui Qui from from MADtv. Fri-Sat. $30-$60. Details.

Adopt a Street Clean-Up Day: Remount Road at Good Bottle Co.: Join Third Rock Events as they clean-up Remount Road; beers on them after at Lenny Boy Brewing. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Bechtler By Night – Bring in the New Year at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Gallery games and scavenger hunts, Bechtler BINGO, light bites and White Russians. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World at Discovery Place Science: This adults-only Harry Potter-themed night; sold out but they’ll have a few tickets up for grabs at the door. 5-9 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Clay Walker at Coyote Joe’s: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$25. Details.

Art

The Jazz Room at The Stage Door Theater: Presenting world-renowned jazz flutist Kent Jordan paying a special tribute to the great HUBERT LAWS with Strings. Fri-Sat. $14-$16. Details.

Women 2 Women: Museum Experience at Mint Museum Uptown: A private tour of current exhibits, catered refreshments, and a workshop led by Sharon Lachow-Blumberg. 12-2 p.m. $40. Details.

Sports 

Basketball at Spectrum Center: Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors. 7 p.m. $10+. Details.

Saturday, January 21

Food & Drink

2017 Winter Beer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Expect tons of local breweries come out and set up for beer tastings and samples. 1-5 p.m. $20-$25. Details.

Experience

NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame: NASCAR stars past and present will participate in autograph and Q&A sessions throughout the day. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Women’s March on Charlotte at First Ward Park: The demonstration is part of a larger global solidarity movement spurred by the Women’s March on Washington. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

20th annual Chinese New Year’s Festival at The Peaceful Dragon: Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rooster with demonstrations of Chinese martial arts, Asian arts and cultural practices, a bounce house, face painting, free introductory mini-classes in tai chi, yoga and kung fu, and door prizes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5/family or food donation. Details.

Sports & Entertainment Career Fair at Halton Arena: A unique opportunity to meet execs from companies and organizations in the sports industry, looking to fill various job and internship positions. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $22 (includes fair + men’s bball ticket). Details.

Happy hour with Warby Parker at Tabor: Try on some frames and enjoy local brews. 3:30-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Get Rocked’ with the Checkers at Flight + Bojangles’ Coliseum: Tickets include beer before and after the game, Checkers game ticket, giveaways, and a party bus to and from the game compliments of Powderly/Vuchnich CPA’s, CharlottesAgent.com, and RockHouse Events. 4-11 p.m. $25. Details.

Bars Bands and Brews at Unknown Brewing at Unknown Brewing Company: An evening of drinks and music from up and coming Hip Hop artists and Rock bands from CLT. 7-10 p.m. $5. Details.

Kids

Petapalooza at Discovery Place Nature: Meet a mini horse, dogs available for adoption, reptiles, and parrots; play games, participate in a mini equestrian horse jump, and explore proper care for animals. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum admission. Details.

Saturday Family Workshop at Mint Museum Randolph: Ring in the Chinese New Year by checking out the Chinese ceramic collection and paint and stamp a plum blossom picture. 1:30-3 p.m. $16. Details.

Fitness

Charlotte Running Company Trail Race at USNWC: Choose a 13, 9, or 4 mile run along the USNWC trails. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $15-$65. Details.

Sports 

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Charlotte Checkers vs. Tucson Roadrunners. 6 p.m. $13. Details.

Basketball at Spectrum Center: Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets. 7 p.m. $10+. Details.

Sunday, January 15

Experience

Dads + Bags + Brews at Free Range Brewing: Calling new or expecting dads: make friends at this monthly pint-filled brewery hangout for dads; expect craft beer and cornhole. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Art

La Traviata at Belk Theater: An opera with an age-old theme (adapted by Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge!) with one of the best death scenes in all of opera. 2 p.m. $20+. Details.

Music and Museum – Bechtler Ensemble: Duets at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: The duet will play baroque, classical and romantic duets by J.S. Bach, Richard Strauss and Sergey Rachmaninoff. 6 p.m. $12. Details.

Fitness

Namastay at Legion at Legion Brewing: An hour long brew house class; admission includes class and a pint. 12 p.m. $7. Details.

Sacred Sounds Meditation With Andrew & Austin at Okra: A combo of sounds from gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, tingshas, tuning forks, bells for a state of deep relaxation and peace. 4-6 p.m. $15-$20. Details.

Sports 

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Charlotte Checkers vs. Tucson Roadrunners. 1 p.m. $10. Details.

We’re excited for…

3 Year Anniversary Party at The Pizza Peel – Plaza Midwood: Free pizza Buffet, $3 select drafts, DJ Smitty, giveaways, create your own pizza contest, and a photo booth. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. January 28.

Connect With Culture Day throughout Charlotte: Enjoy arts, science and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg for free. Free. January 28.

Quinn’s Release Party at Great Wagon Road Distilling Company: They’ll release their newest spirit, a smooth sipping whiskey; expect free distillery tours and tastings, a silent auction, drink and flight specials and live music. 11 a.m. Free. January 28.

See all the upcoming events here.

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