Don’t let the bitter cold keep you cooped up all week long! Get out there (in your warmest winter coat) and enjoy everything the Lake has to offer. We’ve rounded up the best events worth braving the Winter weather this weekend:

 

Old Time Music Series: Sheila Kay Adams, 7:30pm, Duke Family Performance Hall
Thursday, Jan. 21
Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College

old time music series

NEA Heritage Award Winner Sheila Kay Adams shares her musical and storytelling talents as part of the Old Time Music Series program. Enjoy ballads, banjo tunes and plenty of stories from this high energy performer hailing from Madison County.

 

Galway Hooker Whiskey Dinner 
Galway Hooker
Thursday, Jan. 21

galway hooker wine dinner

Get your appetite ready for this four course whiskey dinner hosted by Galway Hooker. $70 per person includes four courses perfectly paired with a chosen whiskey. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 704.895.1782.

 

Sip & Sketch
Friday, Jan. 22
Cafe Elie

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It’s a girls night out with a twist. Bring your own wine to Sip & Sketch this Friday evening and hey’ve got the rest. You’ll sip, laugh, learn and create a one of a kind masterpiece you can call your very own.

 

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week
Friday, Jan. 22-Sunday, Jan. 31
Various Restaurants

restaurant week

It’s baaaack! If you thought Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year, the semi-annual Queen’s Feast is ready to give you a run for your money. Don’t feel like coming into Charlotte? Never fear. You can search on their website by location for participating restaurants around the Lake.

 

NC Piedmont Orchid Show
Friday, Jan. 22-Sunday, Jan. 24
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

orchid show

Forget about the bitter cold by daydreaming of luscious spring blooms. The NC Piedmont Orchid Show is an opportunity to see rare and exotic orchid exhibits from master growers and take home some tips for growing your own. Enjoy classes, lectures and orchid sales at this weekend long event. Free with garden admission.

 

Brew and Bottle Share
Saturday, Jan. 23
bottled & tapped

bottled & tapped

It’s an all day brewfest at bottled & tapped! Hang out with them as they teach about brewing best practices and bring your favorite for the bottle share starting at 2 PM.

 

Bella Love presents: Case & Carl’s Concert Series
Saturday, Jan. 23
Oak Street Mill

Get the first look at Lake Norman’s up-and-coming talent at the Case & Karl’s Concert Series. Enjoy live music, food trucks and $5 admission. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

Winter Beach Bash
Saturday, Jan. 23
The Pearl Event Center

winter beach bash

Come pretend that you’re sipping a fruity drink and slipping your toes in the sand at the Winter Beach Party. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation with the sounds of Lakeside Drive, who will be playing everything from beach music to oldies to rock classics. Band Starts at 8:30. Dinner buffet optional, cash bar. Get your tickets here!

 

Live music with Blue Monday
Saturday, Jan. 23
The Rusty Rudder

blue monday

Sing your heart out with Blue Monday, Lake Norman’s rocking’ party band. Enjoy your favorite past (but not forgotten) MTV hits performed live.

 

Panthers Pre-Game Party at Bayne Brewing
Sunday, Jan. 24
Bayne Brewing Company

panthers pre-game

The Panthers may be all about their Uptown Funk, but the real fun will start at the Bayne Brewing pre-game party before the big game. Come out and enjoy free food, $10 growler fillips and great giveaways!