Jan 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 25 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including ice skating and live music

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FRIDAY, Jan. 5

48. Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

First Friday Gallery Crawl at Multiple South End Galleries: Take in the local art scene at galleries and shops that offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2024 at Belk Theater: Experience the culture of ancient China through dance and live music. $80-$180. Runs through Sunday. Details

Jurassic World Live at Spectrum Center: Watch a live family-friendly performance of Jurassic World. $20+. Times vary. Runs through Sunday. Details

Ice Skating at Ford Factory: Slip on skates to glide along the ice with friends before exploring tenants at Camp North End. $15. 4-10pm. Details

First Friday 2024 concert at 2326 Arty Ave.: Listen to a local singer-songwriter over herbal tea mocktails and desserts. $10. 6-8pm. Details

First Fridays Karaoke Night at The Fairwood 226: Sing your heart out to your favorite song over drinks. Free. 7-10pm. Details


44. Rain. 90% chance of rain.

An Emerald Affair – Friendship & Fashion 2024 at The Ballantyne Hotel: Enjoy a reception and fashion show so proceeds fund scholarships for local students. $125-$175. 10am-1pm. Details

Sunday’s AMAmixer 5 *NewYearSamePiano* at Stroke: Vibe to music from a live DJ plus learn AMApiano dance moves. $15-$25. 6-9pm. Details

Jason Jet with Ke’Andra at The Evening Muse: Listen to live music from singer and songwriter Jason Jet and Ke’Andra as they take the stage. $15-$20. 7:30pm. Details

Play In Clay Take 2 at MakerSpace Charlotte: Learn the basic skills of pottery to create a masterpiece. $85. 6pm. Details

Face 2 Face at The Fillmore: Listen to a tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel through the night. $20+. 8pm. Details

A night of Memphis Soul at Middle C Jazz Club: Vibe to live music from recording artist Shelley Ruffin. $28-$35. 6:15pm. Details

Tea & Vision Board Session at Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary (2326 Arty Ave.): Enjoy brunch and tea while you create a vision board for the new year. $28. 10am-12pm. Details

Twelfth Night – Spirits of the Season at Charlotte Museum of History: Wrap up the holiday season at the second annual “Twelfth Night: Spirits of the Season.” Sample spirits from local distilleries while enjoying live music and history tours. $40. 6-9pm. Details

Mad MIiles Run Club at Elizabeth Park: Run, walk or jog a two or four-mile route. Then celebrate the workout by dancing to music from a live DJ. Free. 10am Details

Three Kings Day Celebration at VAPA Center: Enjoy a family-friendly day of singing, dancing and arts & crafts. Free. 12-3pm. Details

SUNDAY, Jan. 7

53. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.

Wine About Poetry at The Auto Pour: Show off your lyrical skills on stage or support someone on the mic while you sip on wine. $10-$30. 6pm. Details

XO Quarterly Meetup at Fahrenheit: Create connections with women over brunch plus enjoy live DJ and a giveaway. $20. 1pm. Details

New Year Sound Bath at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Relax to soothing sounds to celebrate the new year. Proceeds support Yoga for Recovery Foundation. $15-$125. 1-3pm Details

The Candle-Making Experience at The Coterie Concept: Customize a candle by selecting a scent, plus enjoy wine and charcuterie. $60. 1-3pm. Details

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. $15+. 1pm. Details

Cirque du Soleil: Bazzar at Under the Big Top – Charlotte Motor Speedway: Watch a show with acrobatics, dance, music, Indian pole, fire and trapeze performances. $44. Multiple showings. Details

Winter BusinessLand Pop-Up Shop at 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.: Shop from local businesses offering items from fashion to handmade crafts. Free to attend. 1-4pm. Details

Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Go skating along 24,000 square feet of ice with friends. $25. Hours vary. Details

Brunch Buffet at Urban District Market: Enjoy a brunch buffet style with pancakes, charcuterie, an omelet station, cereal, breakfast tacos, seafood and smoothies. $14-$36. 9am-2pm.  Details 

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