Free Museums Entry, Candlelight Yoga, The New York BeeGee’s, Decorating with Houseplants & More. What To Do This Weekend 1/4

It’s the first weekend of 2020, let’s make it count. Here’s our day-by-day guide to where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte:


Museums on Us® for Bank of America Customers
Participating area museums | Saturday and Sunday

Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program offers free admission to the following area museums every month: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown.


Thursday Night Music at the Garden
Rosie’s Wine Garden | 6-9 p.m.

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If you haven’t been, here’s your chance. Catch live acoustic music by Tanner Long at Rosie’s Wine Garden from 6-9 p.m.


First Friday 2020
Middle C Jazz | 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.

Middle C’s Jazz N Soul Music First Friday 2020 will feature two shows from Jazz Revolution: the 7:15 p.m. show will feature jazz standards and favorites and the 9:30 p.m. show will be a mix of smooth jazz and soul. $17 per person.

OH Well: Candlelight Yoga with Essential Thrive
Optimist Hall | 6:30 p.m.

Kick off the new year with yoga at the next installment of Optimist Hall’s #OHWELL series. This all-levels class will be led by Lauren McAbee. Free registration.

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

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Jam along to hits from two of the all-time greatest artists as the Face 2 Face tribute band comes to the Fillmore. $10 general admission.


Calvin Edwards Trio
Middle C Jazz | 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.

See Calvin Edwards, an international artist, accomplished musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, live at Uptown’s Middle C Jazz. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Parent/Child Brunch Cooking Class
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 10:30 a.m.

Kids ages 7-12 can work alongside parents to create brunch favorites. The menu includes a vegetable frittata, crispy potato hash and cinnamon rolls. $70 per person.

The New York BeeGee’s Tribute Show: ‘Saturday Night Fever’
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.

Celebrate the best Bee Gees songs throughout the decades in this tribute show at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $29.95.

Twelfth Night
Charlotte Museum of History | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Close out the holiday season with a modern spin on the 18th century Twelfth Night celebration with bonfires, hot cider, live music, games and more. Free admission with the option to add a $5 candlelight tour and drinks from a cash bar.

Free Class: Decorating with Houseplants
Pike Nureries (all locations) | 10 a.m.

Refresh your home for 2020 by learning how to decorate with houseplants from certified plant experts. Free registration.

Bonanza Extravaganza
Pinhouse | 12-5 p.m.

Celebrate the anniversary of Purpose CLT with an all-day party including raffle prizes, local vendors, a DJ, corn hole, games and more. Benefits Autism After 18.


Dando’s 10th Anniversary
Dandelion Market | 4-7 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary bites and drink specials as Uptown’s Dandelion Market celebrates 10 years in business.

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

This free and family-friendly event includes Pastorela, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting, story time and more.


Hello, Sailor Guest Chef Dinner Series
Jan. 7 | 7 p.m.

The fourth date of Hello, Sailor’s guest chef series features James Beard Foundation semi-finalist Chef Meherwan Irani. $120+ per person.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!