Jan 8, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 19 things happening in Charlotte including a cake decorating boot camp and an open mic night

Monday, January 8

Hand-lettered Mantras with SkillPop

Urban District Market | 6:30-8:30pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Step into 2024 with intention and creativity by creating your own hand-lettered mantras.

Find Your Muse Open Mic

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

Why you should go: An open mic night for both singers and comedians; signups begin at 7:15pm.

Kizomba Dance Class

Frothy Beard | 7-9:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: You’ll learn how to dance kizomba in this free, beginner-friendly class.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $16 | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets in their home match against the Chicago Bulls.

Tuesday, January 9

Dog-themed Trivia

Skiptown | 6:30pm | Free for members ($15 non-members) | Details

Why you should go: See if you’re truly an expert on all things dogs with themed trivia hosted by Mindless Minutia.

Charlotte Music Community Hang

Neighborhood Theatre | 6-8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free, no-pressure opportunity for members of the Charlotte music scene to meet and build relationships.

Puddle Painting Class 

Divine Barrel Brewing | 7-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Puddle painting involves pouring a paint blend onto a canvas and using gravity and viscosity to create a custom work of art. You can choose from three canvas sizes when registering for the class.

Plant and Puff at Protagonist

Protagonist Brewing | 7-9pm | $50 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a hands-on workshop with Front Paige Media and Elev8 Earth where you’ll learn how to roll joints with custom herb blends.

Wednesday, January 10

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.

Hot Yoga Class

Top Shelf Candle Co. | 6:30pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Destress with an hour-long heated yoga flow hosted at Top Shelf Candle Co.

Charlotte Gaymers Network: After Dark

Pilot Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free social where you can connect and meet with others in Charlotte’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Thursday, January 11

The Art of Cake Decorating Level 1 Boot Camp

Sweet Spot Studio | 6:30pm | $425 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a four-class program where you’ll decorate 3 cakes and learn proper baking techniques. Class takes place on Thursday nights from January 11 to February 1.

Grapes, Grains and Conversations

The Dunhill Hotel | 6-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a networking group for professionals and small business owners who are fans of wine and spirits.

Club 30+ Dinner Party with DishCourse

Church and Union Charlotte | 7pm | $52 | Details

Why you should go: Join a table of other Charlotteans in their 30s for a DishCourse dinner party.

Wine Tasting Night 

Urban District Market | 6-7pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: In addition to wine, your $25 ticket comes with charcuterie to pair.

Friday, January 12

A Spirited Luncheon featuring El Tesoro

Puerta | 12-2pm | $95 | Details

Why you should go: It’s lunch with an El Tesoro tequila-tasting experience. Your ticket includes a welcome cocktail and lunch (also paired with a lunch cocktail).

Friday Night See and Sip at The Gallery

Real African Art Gallery | 7-9pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a gallery full of African artwork, including paintings, masks and jewelry. Your ticket includes two glasses of wine.

Funny Bus Tour

Departs from The Market on 7th Street | 4pm and 6pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a 90-minute tour of Charlotte’s most popular neighborhoods hosted by a local comedian.

Succulent and Sangria Workshop

PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30pm | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: Sip sangria and make a custom terrarium at PlantHouse’s most popular workshop.


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