Weekdays 12:00PM-3:00PM

It might be a rainy weekend, but there is still plenty of fun stuff to do around town this weekend. Here are some of the awesome things I found that you can check out this weekend around Charlotte!


Tracy Lawrence 

  • Coyote Joe’s
  • Tracy Lawrence is stopping in Charlotte to perform his classics from “Paint Me a Birmingham” to “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” to “Time Marches On.”
  • 7 p.m.
  • $23.

Harry Potter Night

  • Founders Holiday Ice Rink, Rock Hill
  • In addition to ice skating, there will be Butterbeer, the sorting hat, a costume contest, trivia, and other Potter-related activities.
  • 5-9 p.m.
  • $10 to skate

New Year Birthday Bash

  • Crunch Fitness
  • Test out the equipment, amenities, or a class for free.
  • All day.
  • Free.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series 

  • Spectrum Center – 333 E. Trade St.
  • Take your monster-truck-loving kiddos to see the giant mechanical beasts battle it out.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $20-$67.


Wear Red Day #WeGotThis Charlotte

  • Charlotte, NC
  • 12p-3p

Karaoke for A Cure! 

  • Murphys Kitchen and Tap
  • 8p-11p
  • Sing, drink, eat, and dance the night away while raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Winter Warmer Festival

  • Lenny Boy
  • New Brews and s’mores.
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Free.

Spanish Wine Tasting

  • Foxcroft Wine Co. – Dilworth
  • Sample six Spanish wines for $5, then stay for some truffle fries, sliders, and doughnuts.
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • $5

Onesie Bar Crawl – Charlotte

  • Lucky’s Bar and Arcade
  • Your ticket includes free covers to participating bars, food and drink specials, and a couple of freebies.
  • 4 p.m. to midnight.
  • $25

The Studio Grand Opening Party

  • 2433 South Blvd
  • Celebrate the new pour your own beer place with a DJ, live music, raffles, a corn hole tournament, and a photo booth. Expect plenty of beer on tap and a new menu from Southbound, too.
  • Noon.
  • Free.

Strip it to Give it 5k/8k Race presented by Red Ventures

  • Triple C Brewing Company
  • Here’s how it works: You bundle up in as many layers as possible, and each mile you’ll take a layer off. In the end, the clothes will be donated (and washed beforehand) to people in need in Charlotte. You can also bring new underwear and socks for women, men, and kids to donate.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $10-$40.




Cirque du Soleil: OVO

  • Bojangles’ Coliseum:
  • This bug-themed rendition of Cirque du Soleil is entertaining for everyone.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $65-$135

Whitewater Center Ice Skating

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights.
  • $20 for single activity pass.
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Come From Away

  • Belk Theater
  • This musical is about the thousands of passengers who were re-routed to small town in Canada on 9/11, and it’s directed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley (great activity if you’re resolving to spend less on things and more on experiences, like me).
  • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • $25+.