It’s time to start planning ahead for the weekend. From boozy brunches to book signings, here’s your guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:


Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week
Multiple Locations | Through January 27

Queen’s Feast is back this weekend, and there are plenty of participating restaurants on the north side of town. Here’s a look at the offerings around the lake:

  • Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails ($35)
  • BLOCK Bistro ($35)
  • Bonefish Grill – Huntersville ($35)
  • Dressler’s – Birkdale ($35)
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Northlake ($35)
  • Kabuto Japanese Steak House & Sushi – Lake Norman ($30)
  • The Melting Pot – Lake Norman ($35)
  • Mickey & Mooch – Lake Norman ($35)
  • Red Rocks Cafe – Birkdale ($35)
  • Sabi Asian Bistro ($30)

Boozy Brunch Launch
Que Onda Cantina Highland Creek, Huntersville | All weekend

Que Onda Cantina will launch their boozy brunch this weekend. Expect 20 new brunch small plates, drink specials and a $19.95 bottomless option.

Mother Jones in Heaven
Through January 26 | The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Cornelius

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Straight from the Asheville Fringe Festival, this inspiring musical tells the story of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, who championed worker’s rights and safe working conditions for mine and mill workers. $25 for adult; $20 for seniors/students.


Flower Design Class
Blumengärten, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Denise and Emily will teach class participants how to make your own arrangement that you can take home. $65 per person.

Boxing and Beer
Eleven Lakes Brewing, Cornelius | 6:30 p.m.

Keep up with your 2019 resolutions with the help of 9Round-Huntersville and 9Round-University as they lead a free 30 minute class. Sign up here.

Live music round-up:

The Vel-Crows
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.


Drink for a Cause! Sierra Nevada Resilience Night
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 7 – 10 p.m.

Help support the Camp Fire Relief Fund by enjoying a pint of Sierra Nevada’s Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. Cork and Cask will also have giveaways and a special mountain jams playlist.

Live music round-up:

Gal Friday
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

The Hawthornes
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

Main Channel Band
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Deron, Ryan, & John from Jeremy’s Ten
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.


Bourbon & Books: Author Caleb Johnson
Main Street Books, Davidson | 4 p.m.

Sip on bourbon and enjoy conversation with on-the-rise author Caleb Johnson. His debut novel Treeborne has earned accolades from Southern Living and Deep South Magazine as well as an honorable mention for the 2019 Southern Book Prize.

Live music round-up:

Josh & John
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Main Channel Trio
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Holly Hopkins
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Kayla Vega
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 7 p.m.


2019 Burns Supper
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 6 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional three-course Scottish meal and celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns at the annual Burns Night Supper. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, one free pour of Scotch whisky and live music. $60 per person.

AYA Trio
Tyler-Tallman Hall – Davidson College | 3 p.m.

Angela Chan on violin, Andres Sanches on cello and Ying Li on the piano return to Davidson College for a Sunday afternoon concert. $18.65 general admission.