Jan 23, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 22 things to do in Charlotte this week

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included the Puzzle Challenge Night at Hi-Wire Brewing, we’ve removed it because it is scheduled for next week.

Monday, January 23

River’s Edge Craft Dinner

Whitewater Center | 6:30pm | $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.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

85+ restaurants | Varies | $30-$45 | Details

Why you should go: Running through Jan. 29, restaurants in and around Charlotte will offer three-course meals for a prix fixe price. Reservations are recommended.

Dungeon and Dragons Night

Free Range Brewing | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Whether you’re an experienced D&D player or new to the game, Free Range’s first-ever D&D night is an all-inclusive event. From 5-9pm, Hot Boys Chicken will serve up Nashville hot chicken and burgers to keep you in the game.

Tuesday, January 24

Taste of Spain: Sommelier-Led Wine Tasting

The Wine Loft | 7pm | $40 | Details

Why you should go: Explore the taste of Spain with six Spanish wines. Light bites will also be available.

Qnotes Connect Kickoff Event

NoDa Company Canteen | 5:30-7:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join for the first Qnotes Connect — a series of programs and events designed to build stronger connections between local LGBTQ journalists and the community. Expect giveaways, drinks, plus free hors d’oeuvres from Bleu Barn Bistro.

Mad Miles Run Club

YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Mad Miles is a Black-led run club open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every meeting turns into a dance party after the run). 

[Related Axios story: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club]

Open Mic Comedy Night

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.

Wednesday, January 25

Walk the Block with CMPD

Design Center of the Carolinas | 12pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join CMPD officers for a lunchtime walk around South End to learn more about the people behind the uniforms and what’s happening around town. You’ll start the walk at the corner of West Worthington and Camden Rd (outside of the design center).

Game of Thrones Trivia

HopFly Brewing | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get ready —  Game of Thrones Trivia is coming to HopFly. Stack your knowledge like Bran the Broken and prove your team rules the trivia landscape. Questions will be pulled from The Game of Thrones TV series with bonus questions from The House of the Dragon.

[Related Axios story: Prove that your friend group is the smartest in Charlotte at Mindless Minutia’s trivia championship]

Speed Dating Night

Rí Rá Irish Pub | 7-9pm | $38.50 | Details

Why you should go: Grab a name tag and take a chance! This is a singles-only event, open to people aged 24 to 38.

South End Cocktail Tour

South End | 6-8pm | $45-$65 | Details

Why you should go: From new places to established mainstays, drink your way through South End with a cocktail tour featuring three curated cocktail stops (and snacks at two of the locations).

Monthly Plant Swap

Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Plant lovers, unite! At this monthly meetup, you’ll meet other Charlotte plant parents, swap props and clippings, and get the scoop on the best plant deals around town.

Thursday, January 26

Ladies, Take Care of YOU: A Women’s Health Event on Fibroids

The Daily Tavern | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: At this networking event on fibroid education, you’ll hear stories from other women and speak to physicians in the Charlotte area over complimentary cocktails and apps.

That’s Novel Writing Sprint

Hygge Coworking (Camp North End) | 5:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: In this writing sprint, you’ll use the pomodoro method to focus. You’ll write for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break and then write for another 25. There’ll be an opportunity to get writing feedback and chat with other Charlotte writers.

Combatting Hate: Once Voice at a Time

Sarah Belk Gambrell Center | 7-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The evening will commemorate Holocaust victims and highlight the innovative trajectory of Holocaust education. The keynote speaker for the event will be Stephen Smith, PhD, executive Director Emeritus of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls

Spectrum Center | 7:30pm | $16+ | Details

Why you should go: Head to the Spectrum Center in Uptown to watch the Hornets take on the Bulls at 7:30pm.

Thursday Night Yoga

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.

Friday, January 27

Full Body Fitness Class

Resident Culture South End | 7am | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Join for 2 HIIT classes by FrameChangers Fitness in the Gilded Cellar of Resident Culture South End. All levels are welcome.

Succulents and Sangria

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

Why you should go: Create your own terrarium and sip Sangria at this succulent workshop that’s perfect for a team event, a get-together with friends or even a date night.

The Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show

Cabarrus Arena | 12-7pm | $7-$9 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape, such as builders, remodelers,  decks, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, plants and more. The show starts Friday and will run all weekend long — Saturday and Sunday hours vary.

One Direction vs 5 Seconds of Summer

Amos’ South End | 7pm | $18-$20 | Details

Why you should go: Calling all Directioners and 5SOS fans. Dance all night to the hits of One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer presented by Fangirl Fantasy. Buy your ticket in advance to save a few bucks.

Decades Party: The 80s

The Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Rewind to the 80s at this themed decades party, featuring a costume contest, live music (80’s hits, of course) and specialty cocktails that’ll make you want to Vogue.

If you have, or know of, an event we should include in a future weekday planner or weekender, fill out our event submission form for consideration.

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