Weekender: 19 things to do in Charlotte this weekend



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The Weekender is proudly presented by Christmas Speedway. There is still time to experience the Charlotte Motor Speedway holiday light show over four miles.


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Nature photography Winter landscapes at McDowell Nature Center: Bring a camera or even your phone to capture beautiful scenery through your lens. No photo experience is required. 10 am-11:30am. To free. Details.

Ice skating at the Whitewater Center: The holidays may be over, but you can still experience the magic of winter wonderland at the Whitewater Center ice rink. From noon to 10 p.m. (hours vary depending on the day) until mid-February. Daily pass $ 25, parking $ 6. Details.

Grand opening of Resident Culture South End at 332 West Bland Street: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first 50 people can enjoy $ 1 tacos from El Toro Bruto. The party continues with DJ performances throughout the evening, free giveaways and gift cards, plus a photo booth and games all night long. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. To free. Details.

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First Friday to explore the galleries South end: Spend an artistic Friday and explore a few galleries including Hodges Taylor, Elder Gallery, StudioWorks, Shed Brand Studios, Dilworth Artisan Station, and Gallery C3 in Alchemy. 5 p.m. To free. Details.

Post-vacation blues at the Bechtler Museum: Heal your post-vacation blues by listening to the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform jazzy selections. 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. $ 20. Details.

Ballantyne Whiskey Club at the Ballantyne Hotel: Whiskey lovers are invited to sample a sample of three special whiskeys from Four Roses Bourbon as well as small bites provided by the Gallery restaurant. 6.30 p.m. $ 85. Details.

Succulents & Sangria at PlantHouse: Grab a glass of sangria at the bar, then head to the workstations to assemble your own terrarium using succulents and decor. 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $ 38. Details.

Homemade brioche donuts with SkillPop: Culinary instructor Emily Trotochaud will teach you how to prepare this rich and versatile dough without special equipment. You will then learn how to fry and decorate delicious donuts to enjoy anytime. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $ 24. Details.

8-bit Cosplay Party at Argon bar: Join the Charlotte Gaymers Network for a cosplay contest and night of drag performances by Misster, Onya Nerves, Vegas Van Dank and RC Cola. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. To free. Details.

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Family First: Viewing Black Art by Harvey B. Gantt Center: This hands-on artistic experience will allow guests to experiment with colorful lines and expressive shapes while learning about neo-expressionist artist Jean Michel Basquiat. From noon to 2 p.m. $ 10. Details.

Pokémon Card Exchange Station at Luck Factory Games: Buy, sell, or trade Pokémon Cards with other franchise enthusiasts. The trade event is free, but if you decide to stay and play a board game library afterwards, admission is $ 5 per person. From noon to 4 p.m. To free. Details.

“Shen Yun” at the Belk Theater: This world-famous classical Chinese dance company takes audiences on a journey through ancient China. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $ 80 to $ 150. Details.

Succulents & Seltzer at Twigs & Figs: Enjoy a soft drink at the hotel bar while creating your own succulent terrarium. Glassware, plants, sand and other decorative items will be provided. 3 p.m. $ 45. Details.

Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Spectrum Arena: The Hornets are in the hive this weekend as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks. 7 p.m. $ 45 and more. Details.

The New York BeeGee tribute show “Friday Night Fever” at the Knight Theater: It may be 2022, but this Bee Gees tribute band takes it back to the ’70s and performs disco hits like Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever. 8 p.m. $ 29.50. Details.

Valentino Khan at the QC Social Lounge: Best known for his trap / house hits like “Deep Down Low” and “Pump”, Valentino Khan brings the energy for a night of immaculate ambiance. 9 p.m. $ 25 to $ 35. Details.

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Skiptown game day: Watch the Panthers play on the big screen while your puppy plays in the dog park. Arrive between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and you will receive a free puppuccino at half time. Drink specials for humans include $ 16 Bud Light and Mich Ultra buckets and $ 20 White Claw buckets. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To free. Details.

# 90sBrunch at 1501 South Mint: Dress in your best ’90s clothes and have a brunch like a real’ 90s baby. Expect decade-old music, mimosas and a full brunch menu. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Menu pricing. Details.

Winter Wonderland Air Plant Terrarium at Twigs & Figs: Using air plants, sparkling snow and other decorative items, you will create two large terrariums inspired by snow globes. 3 p.m. $ 40. Details.


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