Jan 11, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 36 things to do in Charlotte this MLK Day weekend

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“Mean Girls,” the Broadway musical comedy, is coming to Charlotte February 13–18. Tickets start at $30.

FRIDAY, January 12

58. Rain. 90% chance of rain.

Honey Pie Release Event at Birdsong Brewing: Celebrate a new beer release of Honey Pie Double IPA with dessert and silent disco. Free. 3pm. Details

Beauty and the Beast in Concert at Ovens Auditorium: Experience a live performance of Disney’s beloved animated classic. $27+. 7:30pm. Details

Exhibit opening reception at The George Gallery: View the collection of artwork titled “When I’m With You”  from the husband and wife duo Heather and Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Free. 6pm. Details

Y2barK: 2000s Karaoke at Skiptown: Sing and howl to your favorite 2000s hits over drinks while your pup plays. $0-$10. 6pm. Details

Bigfoot Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater: Enjoy a night of laughter from a comedian who blends whimsy with horror. $15. 7:30pm. Details

Open House at BFT South End: Check out the new gym offering a tour, fitness assessment, raffle and giveaways. Free. 3-6pm. Details

Charlotte Checkers vs. Rochester Americans at Bojangles Coliseum: Cheer on the Charlotte Checkers as they take on the Rochester Americans. $25+. 7pm. Details

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

Cascade CLT: Skate Night Experience at QC Soundstage: Enjoy a night of skating, cocktails and music from a live DJ. $0-$15. 10pm-2am. Details

Fridayy at Stats Restaurant & Bar: Wrap your work week with cocktails, R&B music and a special appearance from artist Fridayy. $0-$750. 9pm-2am. Details

Black Hollywood at Encore Nightclub: Celebrate Delta Sigma Theta’s Founders’ Day through the night with a special appearance from actor Lil Meech. $0-$25. 10pm-2am. Details   

SATURDAY, January 13 

50. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Schoolhouse Rock Live Adult Night at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn: Watch a live performance of Schoolhouse Rock from the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. $35. Times vary. Details

No Skips at VisArt Video: Listen and discuss R&B albums like D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” or Erykah Badu’s “Mama’s Gun” while you color inside the lines of a custom coloring book. $20. 7pm. Details

Improv Jam at Charlotte Comedy Theater: Step on stage to share your jokes with a lineup of comedians. $5. 5pm. Details

Charlotte Checkers vs. Rochester Americans at Truist Field: Cheer on the Charlotte Checkers as they take on the Rochester Americans at Truist Field in Uptown in the Queen City Winter Classic. Details

Tamar Braxton at The Fillmore: Vibe to hit songs from Tamar Braxton as she makes her “Love and War 10 Year Anniversary Tour” stop in the city. $53. 8pm. Details

Charlotte Vintage Market at Queen Park Social: Shop 30+ vintage vendors selling clothes, collectibles and accessories. Free. 12-5pm. Details

Rocky Road Half Marathon, 10K & 5K at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Run on the Whitewater Center Parkway before moving off-road onto the trail system. $37-$65. 8am. Details

Around the Crown 10K Launch Party at NoDa Brewing: Run or walk a one to three-mile route with raffles and prizes ahead of the upcoming run in September. Discounted registration for the run will also be available. Free. 12pm. Details 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade at Tryon St. and Ninth St.: Watch more than 100 community organizations, marching bands and step and drill teams march to the end of Brooklyn Village Avenue. Free. 9am-12pm. Details

SUNDAY, January 14  

50. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Nate Bargatze at Spectrum Center: Laugh the night away at jokes from Nate Bargatze’s stand-up comedy. $39.75. Times vary. Details

Tone & Tap All Levels HIIT Workout at Hi-Wire Brewing: Start your morning with a workout and celebrate with a beer. $12. 11am-12pm. Details

The Pink & Greenprint at Encore Nightclub: Celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Founders’ Day with music from a live DJ and cocktails. $20. 3-8pm. Details

Frozen Brunch at Urban District Market: Dress up as your favorite Frozen character to enjoy brunch, photo ops plus a princess meet and greet. $30. 9am-12pm. Details

A Marvelous Black Boy Art Show at Charlotte Art League: View artwork from over 80 Black male artists. $3-$40. 3-9pm. Details

Cultured Flow with Niché at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Relax to a gentle flow with traditional African Drumming, dance and song. $15-$20. 11:30am-12:30pm. Details

Jackson Stokes Band at Heist Brewery and Barrell Arts: Vibe to live blues music from singer and songwriter Jackson Stoke Band. $17.50. 6:30-10pm. Details

MONDAY, January 15  

49. Showers. 30% chance of rain.

MLK Day 2024: Truth & Reconciliation at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this event featuring panel discussions, performances and workshops. Free. 9am-6pm. Details

Valentine’s Dog Treat Decorating Workshop at Suffolk Punch Brewery: Learn step-by-step instructions on how to make five gourmet dog treats. $35. 7pm. Details

Hornets Hoops Clinic at Spectrum Center (Practice Court): Take your kids, ages 7-14, to play a game of 5-on-5 for a free shirt and two ticket vouchers to a Hornets game. $85. 3-5:30pm. Details

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

First Miles Run Club at beSocial: Run, walk or jog before you celebrate the workout with acai bowls or smoothies. Free. 6:30pm. Details

Mindful Movement at Urban District Market: Take your kids, ages four to 12, to enjoy a yoga flow. $5. 11:30-12:30pm. Details

Trivia Night at Protagonist LoSo: Test your knowledge for a chance to win a prize. Free. 7pm. Details

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Multiple Locations: Volunteer to clean up one of four locations along Tryon Street. Free. 10am-12pm. Details

MLK Holiday Celebration at Charlotte Convention Center: Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the 30th annual commemoration. Proceeds support the McCrorey YMCA. Free. 8am. Details

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