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Who’s ready for a snow day in the Queen City? Some people in Charlotte will be bunkering down and getting ready for the potential snow on Sunday, but others are ready to enjoy the weekend. Also, don’t forget, Monday is MLK Jr. Day, and so this will be a long weekend for some.

However you choose to spend your weekend, here are a few events going on around Charlotte that you can check out this weekend.

 

FRIDAY

Hot Chocolate Hike 

  • Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center
  • Go on a brisk hike then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.
  • 10-11am.
  • Free.

Moss Wall Workshop

  • PlantHouse
  • Learn how to work with moss to create a unique display to take home with you after class. Wine, local beer or non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the in-house bar.
  • 6:30-8pm.
  • $45

Hornets vs. Orlando Magic

  • Spectrum Center
  • 7pm.
  • $15+.

Mahler Symphony No. 9

  • Belk Theater
  • Conductor Christopher Warren-Green leads the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.
  • 7:30pm.
  • $10-$156.

UP a High Vibrational Party

  • Summit Seltzer
  • This event is geared toward creatives in the Charlotte community and will feature drink specials, vegan food catered by V Crave as well as live painting by artist Ana Alescia.
  • 9pm to midnight.
  • Free.

SATURDAY

Cars And Coffee

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Car owners and enthusiasts are invited to The Speedway to celebrate their shared passion for automobiles. This event will have prized classics, customs and hot rods and coffee will be offered to help you start your day.
  • 8-11am.
  • Free.

South End Market 

  • Atherton Mill
  • Spend the day exploring South End and make South End Farmer’s Market your first stop. You can find everything from local produce to handmade pasta.
  • 8am to 1pm.
  • Free.

Charlotte Running Company Trail Race

  • Whitewater Center
  • Register to run the 4-, 9- or 13-mile trail route along the tree-lined trails of the Whitewater Center.
  • 8am.
  • $40-$75

Raw Yoga with bloc. 

  • Camp North End (1701 N. Graham Street)
  • Join bloc. fitness studio for a free one-hour yoga session to help you clear your mind and recenter.
  • 10-11am.
  • Free.

Dua Lipa Drag Brunch

  • Lost and Found
  • See how the queens do it like Dua at this Dua Lipa-themed Drag Brunch. A complimentary chef-catered brunch will be served before the show.
  • 1pm.
  • Free.

Winter Wonderland Snow Ball

  • Skiptown
  •  Expect a sparkling photo backdrop and music by T3 Entertainment. The attire is “prom-night-esque.”
  •  4-10pm.

500 Piece Puzzle Challenge

  • Luck Factory Games
  • Register a team of up to four people to face off in a puzzle-solving competition. The team with the quickest time will receive individual and team prizes and get to keep their competition puzzle.
  • 4-7pm.
  • $36 per team.

Thirsty Beaver 14 Year Anniversary Party

  • The legendary Thirsty Beaver dive bar/saloon is celebrating its 14 year anniversary and wants the Charlotte community to join in on the festivities. There will be live music by The Loose Lugnuts.
  • 8pm.
  • Free.

Heard It All Before Game Night

  • DUPP & SWAT
  • If you are a hip-hop/sample head, put your knowledge to the test and compete to be crowned sample champ.
  • 9-10pm.

Crystal Skies

  • Serj
  • Music selections for the night will be from Sugar Society & Disco Donnie.
  • 10pm to 2am
  • $15-$25.

SUNDAY

Sip & Plant

  • Twigs & Figs
  •  This session will walk you through plant basics to help you become a confident plant parent. You’ll leave the session with a beautiful tropical plant, a suitable pot and plant care goodies.
  • 3pm.
  • $40.

Food + Flix

  • Alchemy at C3 Lab
  • This new film series hosted by Alchemy at C3 Lab kicks off with a screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Hot Dogs and nachos (with an Alchemy twist) will be available for purchase. Ticket sales will help support the Film Society’s “Independent Picture House” project, which will open in NoDa later this year.
  • 7pm.
  • $5.

MONDAY

MLK Day 2022 “Community Dreams”

  • The Gantt Center
  •  Join the Gantt Center for a day of engaging programs and workshops that will celebrate and honor the impact of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 9am to 5pm.
  • Free.

I Have a Dream 1M, 5K and 10K Virtual Races

  • Complete the distance of your choosing on MLK day or any following day in January. A portion of every registration fee will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.
  • $16.

Videography Basics

  • SkillPop
  • Join videographer Chris Rodarte as he walks you through the basics of filming and ways you can maximize video content for business or personal use.
  • 7-8:30pm.
  • $24.

Club Heart Throb

  • Stroke
  • Each Monday, Stroke Putt converts into Club Heart Throb and features music from guest DJs and music producers. On the DJ deck this week is Ariel “DOMii” Dominguez and Chris “DJ Trife.”
  • 7-11pm.
  • Free.

Find Your Muse Open Mic

  • The Evening Muse
  • Take to the stage to perform and connect with other local musicians.
  • Sign-ups start at 7:15pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
  • $5.