Dec 17, 2015 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekender: 19 things to do this weekend (December 18 – 20)


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Food and drink

Gingerbread House Creation class at Bar Cocoa at the Ritz: Learn how to make your own gingerbread dough and icing from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 12/18

Breakfast with Santa at the NASCAR Hall of Fame from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $16 per attendee – tickets. Saturday, 12/19

Photo via the Nascar Hall of Fame Facebook page

Breakfast at Sycamore: Beer-mosas, mimosas, beer, cold brewed coffee, Roots Farm Food from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday, 12/19

Pig and Beer Fest at Sycamore Brewing beginning at noon. Saturday, 12/19

@sycamorebrewing via Instagram

2nd Annual Chili Cook off at The Unknown Brewing Co.: Unlimited chili samples from almost 20 teams for just $10 plus live music and beer from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Purple Heart Homes. Saturday, 12/19

Photo via the 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off! Facebook page


VTGCLT Pop: This vintage and handmade pop-up shop wraps up this weekend. Shop daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the weekend.

Holiday Market Mingle & Music at Salvaged Beauty in NoDa: Local art vendors, live music, raffle, food and more from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11/18

Photo via the Holiday Market Mingle & Music Facebook page

Dark History Walking Tour: Scrooge Edition in Uptown beginning at 6 p.m. $5 – ticketsFriday, 12/18

Santa’s Sleepover at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: Explore the Hall after hours, watch The Polar Express on the big screen and enjoy pancakes with Santa on Saturday morning. $50 per person – ticketsFriday, 12/18

The Holiday Gathering at The Oak Room: Bring a toy, clothing or food to help those in need. RSVP in advance for free entry. Friday, 12/18

Photo via The Holiday Gathering Facebook page

All Arts Market at CenterStage@NoDa: Shop gifts from over 70 local artists. Friday, 12/18 – Saturday, 12/19

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Weihnachtsmarkt: Shop this German-inspired market for a final time this weekend. Friday, 12/18 – Saturday, 12/19

Amy Schumer at Time Warner Cable Arena at 7 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 12/19

@timewarnercablearena via Instagram

Pints for Pint Blood Drive at The Unknown Brewing Co.: Donors receive a voucher for a free pint 24 hours after giving blood and are also entered to win tickets to a Panthers game. Sunday, 12/20

The arts

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam at Booth Playhouse at 8 p.m. $10 – ticketsFriday, 12/18

Goodbye Tremont: The last hurrah at Tremont featuring 18 bands on two stages throughout the day beginning at noon. $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Saturday, 12/19

Photo via the Goodbye Tremont Facebook page

Handel’s Messiah presented by the Charlotte Symphony at Knight Theater. TicketsFriday, 12/18 – Saturday, 12/19


Relax, Restore and Rehab with Liz Bunion and Jen DeCurtins at Y2 Yoga: Take a break from the craziness of the holiday season to relax and clear your mind at this yoga workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $40 – register.


Hockey: The Checkers host the Lake Erie Monsters this weekend. Saturday’s game is at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s is at 1 p.m. Bring a new stuffed animal wrapped in plastic for the Teddy Bear Toss during Sunday’s game to benefit Hemby Children’s Hospital. Tickets.


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