Dec 5, 2022 - Culture

Weekday planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week

Backstage Lounge in Dilworth will transform into a holiday bar through New Year's.

Monday, December 5

Repeal Day Dinner

PARA Charlotte | 6pm | $135 | Details 

Why you should go: Bottoms up, it’s repeal day! PARA Charlotte is celebrating with a four-course dinner paired with prohibition era cocktails. RSVP online or on Resy.

Photos with Santa at Skiptown

Skiptown CLT | 6-8 | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your pupper to Skiptown for pictures with St. Nick. Photos are first-come, first-served and $15 per dog. It’s happening every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 21.

River’s Edge Craft Dinner

White Water Center | 6:30 | $75 | Details 

Why you should go: Featuring four courses that are uniquely off-menu, Craft Dinner tailors each course to the taste profile of four different beer samples from a local or Carolinas-based brewery.

HoliFest 2022

UNCC (Lucas Room) | 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Show your support for CLT student orgs and shop local businesses at UNCC’s HoliFest. The two-day pop up is Monday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 6

Make Custom Honey with Sweet Spot Studio

Hopfly Brewing | 6:30pm | $30 | Details 

Why you should go: Create two custom jars of honey and a DIY dry rub mix. It’s the perfect gift or charcuterie board addition. The class takes place at Hopfly Brewing and includes a complimentary beverage.

RunBots: Tuesday Run Club

Wooden Robot (South End) | 6:30-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: RunBots is a weekly social group run that meets at Wooden Robot Brewery every Tuesday at 6:30pm. Choose from one, three, and five-mile run options. Bring your phone for a map, ID and credit card to pay for post-run beer.

Miracle Bar at Backstage Lounge

Backstage Lounge | 5pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Backstage Lounge has transformed their speakeasy space into a winter wonderland. Visit any day of the week, now through New Year’s.

Signing Santa

Northlake Mall | 10am-1pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Northlake Mall is partnering with DSDHH for a Signing Santa event for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The event includes lunch, face painting, balloon making and photos with Santa. Space is limited so register online.

Wednesday, December 7

Canvases & Cocktails

Condado Tacos | 6-8pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Sponsored by SouthEnd ARTS, this sip and paint is perfect for any skill level. You’ll get a pre-sketched canvas along with all supplies needed. Food and drink will be available from Condado’s menu.

Holiday Pies from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Keia, owner of Milk Glass Pie, as she takes you step-by-step through original recipes that feature the flavors of the season. Purchase tickets online.

Wednesday Night Live

Multiple locations | 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Get free admission to the Mint Museum, Bechtler and Harvey B. Gantt Center every Wednesday from 5-9pm.

Christmas Balls Craft Night

Petty Thieves Brewing | 7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Your $15 ticket gets you materials and instruction to make a hanging Christmas Ball. Spots are limited so RSVP online.

Thursday, December 8

Phillips Place Holiday Celebration and Shopping Stroll

Phillips Place | 4-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate the season with exclusive offers at shops and restaurants like Southern Pecan, Peter Millar and Granville. You can also take a carriage ride and take a photo with Santa.

Gingerbread Cookie Competition

Hi-Wire Brewing | 6-8pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Hi-Wire is hosting a cookie competition in honor of their new 10w-40 Gingerbread Hot Cocoa. The best cookie wins a holiday bundle full of goodies. Buy your ticket in advance.

Holiday Party Cocktail Class

The Cocktailery | 6:30pm | $90 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to make three special occasion cocktails to make for your holiday gatherings this season. Buy your tickets in advance online.

Hunnid Dollar Art Fair

Camp North End | Thursday-Saturday | Free-$50 | Details 

Why you should go: 50 local artists will be featured at the inaugural Hunnid Dollar Art Fair, hosted by BLKMRKTCLT. During this three-day exhibition, browse the vast array of art, meet artists and enjoy live music by local DJ’s and artists.

Jazz Room Holiday Edition: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Swing

Booth Playhouse | Thursday-Saturday at 6pm| $38+ | Details 

Why you should go: JazzArts Charlotte presents the region’s premiere of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. The whole family will enjoy this jazzy spin to a timeless holiday classic.

Friday, December 9

Country Night at The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe | 9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Yeehaw, it’s Country Night at the Horseshoe! Head over every Friday at 9pm for a night packed with country tunes.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

HI-Wire Brewing | 6-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: It’s a free Super Smash Bros. Tournament in partnership with Blue Applied Tech and The Vanity House. Plus, the winner will take home a $25 Hi-Wire gift card. No registration required.

Die Hard at The Boileryard

The Boileryard at Camp North End | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Campfire Movie Club is hosting an outdoor screening of Die Hard in the Boileryard. Bring your friends, a chair and a blanket. Can’t make this Friday?. Check their site additional dates through December.

Museum of Illusions Opening Day

601 S. Tryon St | 10am | $20+ | Details 

Why you should go: The Museum of Illusions is coming to Charlotte! Join for their opening day on Dec. 9. Tickets are on sale now.


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