Kick off 2019 with brewery trivia, a chili cookoff and plenty of live music. Start planning your first weekend of the New Year with our day-by-day guide to what to do and where to go this weekend.

 

THURSDAY

Trivia On Tap
bottled & tapped, Cornelius | 6:30 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Put on your thinking caps for trivia at bottles & tapped. In addition to prizes and some friendly competition, enjoy $1 off all drafts.

 

Live music round-up:

John Sullivan
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

The HC Oakes Band
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

Uptown Dueling Pianos
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

SOUL-ution
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

 

 

FRIDAY

Music Matchup at King Canary
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

Test your music knowledge with Music Matchup at King Canary Brewing Company, where there will also be music, prizes and drink specials.

 

Poker Night
Eleven Lakes Brewing, Cornelius | 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Every Friday, Eleven Lakes hosts a fun and free night of poker in the taproom with games at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

 

Live music round-up:

Acoustic Soulution
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Joystick Band
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

Brian Rigby Band
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

The Shana Blake Band
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Matt Minchew & the Highbinders
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

 

 

SATURDAY

6th Annual LKNO Holiday Gala
Historic Langtree Plantation, Mooresville | 5 p.m.

Join Maestro Eduardo Cede├▒o as he celebrates the season with the Lake Norman Orchestra in this fundraising gala. The evening includes a holiday concert, catered dinner and live and silent auctions. Individual tickets are $100 each.

 

Latta Quest
Latta Plantation Nature Center, Huntersville

Get the whole family outside this winter by taking part in Latta Quest, a weekly challenge with a new charge released each Saturday between January 5 and January 26. Stop by the Latta Nature Center to get started. Free and open to all ages.

 

Live music round-up:

Jody & Joanna & Co.
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Crystal Fountains
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Taplow
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Nate Randall Music
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

 

 

SUNDAY

Annual Chili Cookoff
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 2 p.m.

The Kilted Buffalo’s annual chili cookoff puts the best recipes to the test (including yours!) and offers guests the chance to help crown the winner. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

 

Winter Family Wildlife Hike
Latta Plantation Nature Center, Huntersville | 2 p.m.

Kick off the New Year by exploring the nature preserve during winter. This free event is open to all ages, making it the perfect family-friendly weekend activity.

 

Live music round-up:

Digging The Roots
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6:15 p.m.