Weekend: 22 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including 5 MLK Day events


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54. Sunny. 7% chance of rain.

Hot Chocolate Hike at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Take a quick hike then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. 10am-11am. To free. Details.

Moss Wall Workshop at PlantHouse: Learn how to work with foam to create a unique display to take home after class. Wine, local beer or soft drinks are available for purchase at the on-site bar. 6:30-8 p.m. $45. Details.

Hornets vs. Orlando Magic at the Spectrum Center: It’s game day in the Hive, so grab your ticket to cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Orlando Magic. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Mahler Symphony No. 9 at the Belk Theatre: Conductor Christopher Warren-Green conducts the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $156. Details.

UP a high vibe party at Summit Seltzer: This event is aimed at creatives in the Charlotte community and will feature drink specials, vegan dishes prepared by V Crave as well as live paintings by artist Ana Alescia. 9 p.m. to midnight. To free. Details.

41. Cloudy. 6% chance of rain.

Cars and Coffee at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Car owners and enthusiasts are invited to the Speedway to celebrate their shared passion for the automobile. This event will have popular classics, customs and hot rods and coffee will be offered to help get your day started. 8am-11am. To free. Details.

South Market at Atherton Mill: Spend the day exploring the South End and make the South End Farmer’s Market your first stop. You can find everything from local produce to handmade pasta. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To free. Details.

Charlotte Running Company Trail Race at Whitewater Center: Sign up to ride the 4, 9, or 13 mile course along the tree-lined trails of the Whitewater Center. 8 a.m. $40 to $75. Details.

Raw yoga with block. at Camp North End (1701 N. Graham Street): Join the block. fitness studio for a free one-hour yoga session to help you clear your mind and refocus. 10am-11am. To free. Details.

Dua Lipa Drag Brunch at Lost and Found: See how the queens do it like Dua at this Dua Lipa-themed Drag Brunch. A complimentary brunch prepared by a chef will be served before the show. 1 p.m. To free. Details.

Winter Wonderland Snowball in Skiptown: Skiptown rolls out the red carpet for guests and their puppies to enjoy an elegant evening of frolicking and festive decor. Expect a sparkling photo backdrop and music from T3 Entertainment. The attire is “prom-night-esque”. 4-10 p.m. Details.

500 Piece Puzzle Challenge at Luck Factory Games: Enter a team of up to four people to compete in a puzzle-solving contest. The team with the fastest time will receive individual and team prizes and can keep their competition puzzle. 4-7 p.m. $36 per team. Details.

Thirsty Beaver’s 14 year anniversary: Legendary dive bar/lounge Thirsty Beaver celebrates its 14th anniversary and wants the Charlotte community to join in the festivities. There will be live music by The Loose Lugnuts. 8 p.m. To free. Details.

Everything Heard Before Game Night at DUPP & SWAT: If you’re a hip-hop/sample chef, put your knowledge to the test and compete to be crowned sample champion. 9-10 p.m. Details.

Crystal sky in Serj: Musical selections for the evening will come from Sugar Society & Disco Donnie. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 to $25. Details.

35. Snow. 84% chance of rain.

Sip and plant at Twigs & Figs: New to plants? This session will guide you through the basics of plants to help you become a confident plant parent. You will leave with a beautiful tropical plant, a suitable pot and plant care goodies. 3 p.m. $40. Details.

Food + Flix at 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. 7 p.m. $5. Details.

44. Generally sunny. 6% chance of rain.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAYTIME

MLK Day 2022 “Community Dreams” at the Gantt Center: Join the Gantt Center for a day of engaging programs and workshops that will celebrate and honor the impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To free. Details.

I have a dream Virtual races 1M, 5K and 10K: Complete the distance of your choice on MLK Day or any subsequent day in January. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative. $16. Details.

Basics of videography with SkillPop: Join videographer Chris Rodarte as he walks you through the basics of filming and ways to maximize video content for professional or personal use. 7-8:30 p.m. $24. Details.

Club Heart Throb in Stroke: Every Monday, Stroke Putt transforms into Club Heart Throb and features music from guest DJs and music producers. On the DJ set this week, Ariel “DOMii” Dominguez and Chris “DJ Trife”. 7-11 p.m. To free. Details.

Find your Muse Open Mic at The Evening Muse: Take the stage to play and meet other local musicians. Registration begins at 7:15 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. $5. Details.


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