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It might be a bit colder this weekend, but don’t use that as an excuse to stay inside because there is PLENTY of stuff going on around Charlotte. Here are some of my picks of the best stuff going on this weekend.

FRIDAY

Grace Potter

  • The Fillmore
  • 8 p.m.
  • $36-$119.

Fragrance Bar

  • Jules & Vetiver
  • You’ll create a custom perfume in either travel or full size for you to take home,
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • $34 travel, $89 full

Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World

  • Discovery Place Science
  • The Discovery Center is open at night with wand making at Ollivander’s, a potion-making class, house sorting, and other Harry Potter-themed activities.
  • 5-9 p.m.
  • $12-$17.

SATURDAY

Oprah Winfrey + Amy Schumer

  • Spectrum Center
  • Oprah will be at the Spectrum Center and Amy Schumer will take the stage, too.
  • 9 a.m.
  • $85+

Makers Mark Bourbon Tasting

  • Dot Dot Dot
  • Sample Marker’s Mark, Maker’s 46, limited release RC-6, and their Cask Strength Bourbon, and light bites. Reservations required, seating is limited.
  • 3-4:30 p.m.
  • $45

Chopt Jr. Celebration – Kids Eat Free!

  • Chopt Arboretum
  • Celebrate the new Chopt Jr. Kids’ menu with free food for kids 12 and under. They’ll have fun activities, special sampling bites and treats, and special guest appearances.
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  Free

North Carolina State Pinball Championship

  • Abari
  • The top 24 pinballers from across the state will be competing to win the North Carolina Championship.
  •  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

  • Trade and Tryon streets in Uptown
  • Honor Martin Luther King Jr., and watch bands, drill teams, and more march through Uptown.
  • 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Free

CorePower Yoga Midtown One Year Anniversary

  •  209 S. Kings Drive, Suite 203
  • CorePower is celebrating one year in Midtown with a free one-hour class.
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Free.

McGregor vs. Cowboy Viewing Party

  •  Rí Rá
  • $10 gets you in the door (goes up to $15 at the door) but it does not including seating.
  •  9:30 p.m.
  • $10.

SUNDAY

FREE YOGA

  • Athleta South Park
  • free yoga class, then shop afterward and get 20% off a single item.
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Free.

ALL WEEKEND

Thorgy and the Thorchestra

  • Knight Theater
  • Thorgy Thor, famed worldwide from RuPaul’s Drag Race, is making an appearance.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • $19-$89

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

  • Throughout Charlotte
  • More than 130 of the city’s top-notch restaurants are offering three-course meals for $30-$35 a person.
  • $30-$35

Annual BBQ Fundraiser

  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church ELCA
  • Troop 355 is cooking up 7,000 pounds of pork (with 30 big drum smokers) and plates, bulk barbecue, and sandwiches are available
  • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.
  • $20 for single activity pass.
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

Winter Wonderland

  • SouthPark
  • Winter Wonderland’s open-air ice skating rink features holiday lights and decor, live Music and concerts, and Santa’s Pub for snacks and drinks.
  • 3 p.m. to midnight.
  • Free admission, skating $12-$17

Charlotte Checkers vs. Toronto Marlies

  • Bojangles’ Coliseum
  • Cheer on the Checkers, bid on a one-of-a-kind jersey, and donate a new Checkers board game for a future game.
  •  6 p.m.
  •  $18+