Jan 2, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 16 things happening in Charlotte including Cirque du Soleil at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Tuesday, January 2

ANCHOR (Noise-Cancelling Headphone Yoga)

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

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

Cirque Du Soleil: Bazzar

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 7:30pm | $36 | Details

Why you should go: The popular touring acrobatic show will run at Charlotte Motor Speedway through Jan. 14, 2024.

Tosco Music Open Mic

The Evening Muse | 7:30pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: This community-focused open mic kicks off with a singalong and then opens up for anyone to take the stage — whether you’re a seasoned performers or new musician.

Mad Miles Run Club

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

Why you should go: Mad Miles is 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 run turns into a dance party afterward).

Go deeper: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club

Wednesday, January 3

Wednesday Night Live: Motive Forces

Mint Museum Uptown | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy an experimental dance and projection performance with Eric Mullis, director of Goodyear Arts.

Mixtape Matchup Hosted by Mindless Minutia

The Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your favorite brew and join in Yancey’s taproom every Wednesday night at 7pm for Mixtape Matchup.

Ice Skating at Camp North Pole

Camp North End | 4-9pm through Jan. 7 | $10-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Camp North End’s new ice skating rink will run through the winter. Hours vary depending on the day, so double-check before you visit.

Go deeper: Holiday guide: 26 festive things to do in Charlotte this winter

Thursday, January 4

Pressed Floral Frame Workshop

Heist Brewery | 6pm | $55 | Details

Why you should go: Choose from a variety of types, sizes and colors of real pressed flowers and greenery to create a customized floral frame.

Cocktails and Curling

Charlotte Curling (6525 Old Statesville Road) | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Drink cocktails and learn the basics of how to curl with The Charlotte Curling Association.

Bluegrass Jam

Birdsong Brewing | 6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Birdsong’s bluegrass jam (where you can listen and play) will also feature a Thursday beer release. Did we mention it’s pet friendly?

Winter at Whitewater

Whitewater Center | Times vary | Prices Vary | Details

Why you should go: Go ice skating, play pond hockey explore the illuminated walking trails at Winter at Whitewater. Check details for times and pricing for each activity.

Mocktails and Bloody Mary Janes – A Dry January Event

Sip City | 6:30pm | $16 | Details

Why you should go: Kick off dry January strong with an all-mocktail event hosted by Sip City, Spirits of Alchemy, The Morning After and The Wellington Wellness. Your ticket includes 3 mocktails.

Friday, January 5

Abbey Road Live!

Visualite Theatre | 7pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Expect a night filled with Beatles tunes from all eras by cover band, Abbey Road.

Laugh at Lenny Boy

Lenny Boy Brewing | 8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Lenny Boy’s free comedy series is back for 2024, and it’s kicking off with stand-up comedian, Lace Larrabee. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm and $10 select beer pitchers will pour all night.

Friday Night Live

Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-11:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab a cold one and groove to live music in Hi-Wire’s taproom.

Latin Night

Starlight on 22nd | 10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a night of latin music with free dance lessons.

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