It’s easy to make good on your New Year’s resolution to experience all that the Queen City has to offer with our weekly event round-ups. Start with our day-by-day guide to what to do this first weekend of 2019 in Charlotte.

THURSDAY

Raclette Night
Orrman’s Cheese Shop | 4 – 8 p.m.

Each week, Orrman’s features a new Raclette cheese, melted to perfection and scraped over roasted potatoes or charcuterie with cornichons and mustard. Plates are $10 each or $13 with charcuterie.

FRIDAY

Jazz at the Bechtler 
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6 and 8:15 p.m.

Lean into those post-holiday blues with a performance by the Ziad Jazz Quartet, featuring selections by Herbie Hancock, Lee Morgan and Jimmy McGriff. Concerts are at 6 and 8:15 p.m. and tickets are $16 for the public and $10 for museum members.

South End Gallery Crawl 
Participating South End Galleries | 5 – 9 p.m.

Explore all that the South End art galleries have to offer during this monthly neighborhood-wide event where galleries stay open late, celebrate new exhibitions, host lively receptions and give visitors changes to meet the artists.

The Artist Activist Project
The Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts | 8 p.m.

This cabaret-style charity concert celebrates artist activism and arts education through music performed by young theatre artists from the Charlotte area.

SATURDAY

ART CRUSH + ConstellationCLT Party!
Mint Museum Uptown | 7 p.m.

Help the Mint Museum celebrate the second year of their podcast, ART CRUSH and the closing of ConstellationCLT: Arko + Owl with light bites and beverages and a live interview with current artists on exhibit at Mint Museum Uptown. Members attend for free while non-members can purchase tickets for $10.

Twelfth Night
Charlotte Museum of History | 6 p.m.

Cap off your holiday season with a visit to the historic Hezekiah Alexander House for a free traditional Twelfth Night celebration. Stop by the Captain Jack’s Tavern for a cup of hard or non-alcoholic cider from Red Clay Ciderworks and a slice of Twelfth Night cake. Stay warm by the bonfire, listen to traditional music or even try dancing a reel.

New Year! New Laughs!
The Knight Gallery | 8 p.m.

Start your new year off right with the first improv room of 2019 featuring Mom’s Adhesive, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Now are the Foxes and Improv Charlotte. $10 general admission.

8k & 5k Race+Fest Strip It To Give It
Triple C Brewing Company | 11 a.m.

Did you know that on a given night more than 1,500 people can be found homeless on Charlotte’s streets? The Strip it to Give It charity race helps clothe our homeless neighbors and support local organizations by challenging participants to take off an item of clothing to be donated at every mile-marker. 8K, 5K and fun mile routes available.

Face 2 Face – Tribute To Billy Joel & Elton John
The Fillmore Charlotte | 8 p.m.

Sing along to your favorite tunes with this tribute show that features the best of Elton John and Billy Joel. $10 general admission.

Experience Clay with Clayworks
Mint Museum Uptown | 1 – 4 p.m.

Between exhibits, try your hand at shaping and making art with clay with demonstrations and hands-on studio time. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition, ‘Michael Sherrill Respective.’ General admission prices apply.

Lenny Boy Q and Brew
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | All day

The first Saturday of each month, Lenny Boy offers live music, new beer and kombucha releases and local BBQ smoked onsite from The Hunter’s Wife. Live music by The Lazy Birds from 3 – 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella 
Belk Theater | Through January 12

Revisit the classic fairy tale with reimagined storytelling, music, lighting and production. Tickets start at $25.

Wine 101
Corkbuzz Restaurant – Charlotte | 3 p.m.

This introductory class helps guests explore wine regions and styles, learn about food and wine pairings and establish a foundation for future wine knowledge. $55 per person.

Día de Reyes/Three Kings Day
Levine Museum of the New South | 12 – 4 p.m.

In Latin America and Spain, Three Kings Day marks the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the “King of Kings”, baby Jesus. Celebrate here in Charlotte with music, dance and family activities.Free all-day admission.

Boozy Brunch & Panthers Watch Party
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 12 – 8 p.m.

Watch the Panthers away game while enjoying a custom brunch menu from GyroTwins food truck, special beer offerings and $6 mimosas.