Jan 17, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week

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Hi-Wire Brewing in South End. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

Tuesday, January 17

Comedy Open Mic

Starlight on 22nd | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Looking for a comedy open mic night? Here’s your chance. Sign ups start at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm. PS: You’ll need to be 21+ with an ID to enter.

Music Bingo Tuesdays

Resident Culture | 7-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: At this free trivia night, winners receive beer, brew gear, swag and lightning passes that let you skip those long weekend lines.

Tuesday Walk with Charlotte Girls Who Walk

2222 South Blvd. | 5:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: It’s the first walk of 2023 with the walking club Charlotte Girls Who Walk. It’s the perfect way to get in movement while meeting new friends (plus, it’s pet and kid-friendly). You’ll meet on the light rail right behind Publix.

ANCHOR (Noise-Cancelling Headphone Yoga)

Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15-6:15pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Release, recover and restore with this 1-hour gentle flow class for all levels. Class will be streamed through DropSound headphones to tune into your breath and tune out distractions.

Wednesday, January 18

Charlotte Symphony: Together We Rise

Sarah Belk Gambrell Center (Queens University) | 7:30pm | $10+ | Details 

Why you should go: On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hear the Charlotte Symphony explore themes of freedom, strength and justice through works by a range of composers.

Wednesday Night Live: Queen City Comedy

Mint Museum Auditorium | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This free event will consist of some of the area’s best improv and stand up comedians, plus a special preview of the Nerdy Night Out: Shark Appreciation Show.

Skate and Date

Whitewater Center | 6:30pm | $65 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience the Whitewater Center’s one-of-a-kind ice skating complex before heading to River’s Edge to enjoy a chef-curated three-course meal.

Open Mic Night

Jambox Charlotte | 6:30-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: At Jambox’s monthly open mic, you’ll have the opportunity to perform and meet other Charlotte musicians.

Thursday, January 19

Thursday Night Burlesque Show

The Royal Tot | 9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a free evening burlesque show at The Royal Tot on Thursdays at 9pm. Arrive early to grab drinks and a seat.

Afternoon Art Jam

beSocial | 2-5pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Channel your inner Van Gogh at the Afternoon Art Jam, where you’ll connect and hang out with other artists.

Triple C Beer Runners Meet

Triple C Brewing | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Get moving on the Rail Trail with the Triple C Beer runners. There’ll be routes for both experienced and the first-time runners. Afterward, treat yourself with discounted beer and food at Triple C.

Yoga at Lenny Boy

Lenny Boy Brewing | 7pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: All yogis are invited to join a beginner-friendly vinyasa yoga practice at Lenny Boy. It’ll be held in their event space, Griffith Hall, or in their parking lot, weather permitting. The $5 fee includes a 6 oz. kombucha after class.

Bullet Journaling Workshop

Smitten Boutique | 6-8pm | $45 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll create your own bullet journal with hand lettering and illustrations. All supplies will be provided, and participants will receive a free dot journal from Paperage.

Friday, January 20

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

Locations vary | All day | $30-45 | Details 

Why you should go: Friday marks the start of Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week, and it’ll run through the 29th. During the 10-day event, restaurants in and around Charlotte will offer 3 courses at dinner for a prix fixe price. Reservations are recommended.

David Taylor & The Tallboys, Matt Woods and Hiram

Petra’s | 8pm (doors) | $7-10 | Details 

Why you should go: Expect sounds of “twangy rock n’ roll,” to “yeehaw emo” at this live show featuring bands David Taylor & The Tallboys, Matt Woods and Hiram. Grab your ticket for $7 in advance or $10 day of show.

Custom Candle-Making Class

TopShelf Candle Co. | 7-9pm | $50 | Details 

Why you should go: Choose from 15 fragrances to create a custom two-wick candle in this workshop with TopShelf Candle Co. Hookah and bar services are available but not included.

Boozy Bonsai Workshop

PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30-8pm | $40 | Details 

Why you should go: You’ll pot a 4″ juniper bonsai tree and have the opportunity to add decorative rocks to the completed product. Bonsai trees are known as low-maintenance plants, making them a great option to add to your collection.

Drew Parker Live in Concert

Coyote Joes | 7pm (doors) | $10-12 | Details 

Why you should go: See country singer and songwriter Drew Parker live in concert at Coyote Joes. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Grab your tickets in advance online.

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