Still fending off those post-holiday blues? We’re got just the thing. Find beer and cheese pairings, art demonstrations, live music and more in our day-by-day round up to what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo
January 11-13 | Charlotte Convention Center
Have home projects to tackle in 2019? Start at the Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo this weekend at the Charlotte Convention Center. Find your inspiration with the help of informative seminars, exhibits, demonstrations and more from the area’s leading building and remodeling experts.
Cheese Pairing w/ Orrman’s Cheese Shop
Carolina Beer Temple | 7 – 9 p.m.
Carolina Beer Temple will team up with the professionals at Orrman’s Cheese Shop for a pairing of four beers and cheeses from around the globe. $20 per person.
Through The Lens Opening Reception
January 10 | 532 Governor Morrison Street | 6 p.m.
Don’t miss the opening reception of Through the Lens, ANFA’s first photography exhibition on display through February 2. Featured artists include Fred Bettin, Edwina Willis Fleming, Thomas Hager, Josef Hoflehner, Pam Moxley, Laurie Tennent, Dean West and Ben Winkler, who will each bring a unique vision for your crew to explore and discuss.
Southern Gentlemen Opening Reception
Dalton Gallery, Fort Mill | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Robert Childers, Kevin Morrissey and Walt Simpson are featured in this celebration of art that’s inherently Southern. Join the Arts Council for the opening reception of “Southern Gentlemen” with music by Sinners & Saints and light hors d’oeuvres.
River’s Edge Craft Dinner feat. NoDa Brewing
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 p.m.
USNWC’s Craft Dinner Series kicks off with a four-course dinner tailored to highlight the flavors of four beer samples from NoDa Brewing Company. View the full menu here. $60 per person.
Premium Roast Breakfast Stout Release
NoDa Brewing Company | 3 – 9 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to try NoDa’s latest brew, the Premium Roast Breakfast Stout, available in cans and on draft on Friday. While you’re sipping on this rich and toasty brew made with a custom Ethiopian and Colombian coffee bean blend, enjoy live music and food from TIN Kitchen.
Transparency Glass Blowing Demonstration with David Patchen
Hot Glass Alley | 4 – 6:30 p.m.
David Patchen will create glass sculptures at Charlotte’s only hot shop, Hot Glass Alley, assisted by Mark Leputa and Hot Glass Alley owner Jake Pfeifer. After the demonstration, enjoy conversation, drinks and hors-d’oeuvres with the artists. $30 per person.
Cultural Walking Tour & Brewery Tours of Plaza Midwood
Plaza Midwood Neighborhood | 4 p.m.
Explore the culture, history and breweries sprinkled throughout the Plaza Midwood neighborhood with this walking tour that includes visits to Legion Brewing and Pilot Brewing. $20 per person.
Stouts and Sweets
Bold Missy Brewery | 1 – 5 p.m.
Bold Missy Brewing will close out their Stout Week (running Jan. 8 – 12) with brews paired with delicious desserts by local makers A Smart Cookies Cheesecake Abby, Christine’s Konditorei and Anna Murray Pastry.
The New York Bee Gee’s Tribute Show: “Saturday Night Fever”
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.
Get your tickets now for the ultimate Bee Gee’s fan experience featuring your favorite classic 70s disco hits. Tickets start at $29.50.
The Whole Enchilada Trail Race
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 8 a.m.
The Whole Enchilada challenges mountain bikers to tackle the USNWC’s 40 miles of trail in this single-lap format race. Bikers also have the option to take on half of the trail system in The Half Enchilada.
Onesie Bar Crawl
Uptown Charlotte | 3 – 10 p.m.
Get ready to get comfy. Charlotte’s Onesie Bar Crawl is coming to Uptown this weekend, featuring drink specials and free admission.
Silhouettes: Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 6 p.m.
Lily Pad Haven and Carolina Voices will join forces for this fundraising event in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Performances include choral music, a powerful soloist, insightful poetry and inspiring dance performances to honor the strength and bravery of human trafficking survivors. The evening also includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.
Charlotte Brew’d Tapping: Coffee Blonde and Porter
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | Noon – 2 p.m.
Brewers at 4001 Yancey will tap their Charlotte Brew’d Victory Coffee Blonde and Southern Tier Porter just in time for brunch this Saturday. Enderly Coffee will also be on-site to sample and talk about the roast used in the Coffee Blonde.
Insufficient Funds Improv Comedy
Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center | 8 p.m.
Short on cash but big on talent, Insufficient Funds will bring their fun improv show to the Charlotte Comedy Theater. $10 general admission.
George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m.
The well-recognized comedy star will make a stop at Ovens Auditorium on his The Wall Tour.
OrderFire S4E4 ft. Kathleen Purvis screening
Free Range Brewing | 12 – 3 p.m.
View the latest episode of Order Fire, where host Marc Jacksina sits down with Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis.
Red Clay Raw Bar “Pop-Up”
Red Clay Ciderworks | 3 – 5 p.m.
The Waterman will partner with Red Clay Ciderworks for a free raw bar pop-up with oysters on the half shell, giveaways and a small batch release of Pirate’s Bae, a semi-dry cider infused with lemongrass, ginger, wasabi and lemon zest.
The Bridal Showcase
The Charlotte Convention Center | 12 – 5 p.m.
The bi-annual Bridal Showcase returns to The Charlotte Convention Center with the area’s premier wedding professionals, fashion shows, games and more. $10 online, $12 at the door.
Laugh While You Yoga with Stand-up Comic Stacilou Askew
Heist Brewery | 5 p.m.
Enjoy a live comedy set followed by a yoga flow led by Stacilou Askew. $15 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefitting a local nonprofit.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House SouthPark | 5:30 p.m.
Taste five different wines using four differently shaped glasses to discover just how much glassware affects taste in this seminar hosted by Fine Wine Trading. Each guest will receive four Riedel glasses (a $100 value). $55 per guest before tax and gratuity.
The Classic Black Cinema Series – Odds Against Tomorrow
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 2 p.m.
In the latest installment of The Classic Black Cinema Series, view this 1959 film that focuses on the lives of three would-be bank robbers.