It’s time to start planning ahead for another Charlotte weekend. From exhibit openings to art classes, here’s what to do and where to go this weekend around the Queen City:


Come From Away
January 9 – 12 | Belk Theater

Broadway’s Come From Away comes to Charlotte at Belk Theater through January 12. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.  Tickets start at $25.

Wizard of Oz Tea at the Ballantyne
January 11-12 and 18-19 | 1-4 p.m.

This specialty tea features selections from Rare Tea Company, warm savories and sweets. $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12,and $15 for children four and under. Call 704.248.4100 for reservations.

Performances at Middle C Jazz

Throughout the weekend, you have multiple options to see live jazz Uptown at Middle C Jazz. Catch The Ron Brendle Quartet January 9 and 10, plus Jazz is Phish on January 11.

Beethoven’s Emperor
January 10-12 | Knight Theater

The Charlotte Symphony will play Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto during multiple weekend performances. Tickets start at $19.


Beerly Funny Comedy Show
Bold Missy Brewery | 7:30 p.m.

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The Beerly Funny Monthly Comedy Showcase at Bold Missy Brewery returns with an all-women line-up featuring Asheville’s Hilliary Begley, who played “Aunt Lucy” in the Netflix hit Dumplin‘.

Painting With Heidi
Heidi Kirschner Fine Art | 7 p.m.

Spend two and a half hours painting alongside Heidi of Heidi Kirschner Fine Art in this unique class experience. $75 per person, includes wine, appetizers, instruction and all supplies.

The Bachelor Trivia Night
Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 7-10 p.m.

Put your Bachelor knowledge to the test with this fun twist on trivia at Armored Cow Brewing Co.


Studio 54 Party
QC Social | 7 – 11 p.m.

Put on your best Studio 54 themed attire for a night of fun (including an open bar) benefitting Dancing with the Stars to benefit Carolina Breast Friends on behalf of Stephen Wilson. $150+.

Opening Reception of Resident Residency: Tarmac
McColl Center for Art + Innovation | 6-9 p.m.

Celebrate Tarmac, an exhibition by the inaugural Resident Residency artists-in-residence (Dammit Wesley, HNin Nie, Helms Jarrell, MyLoan Dinh, and Marlon Morrison), all Charlotte artists.


Mixology with Bob Peters
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 p.m.

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In this free class, learn how to make your own craft cocktails at home from nationally recognized mixologist Bob Peters. Admission is free, but seating is very limited.

Spanish Wine Tasting
Foxcroft Wine Co-Dilworth and SouthPark | 3-5 p.m.

Don’t miss Foxcroft Wine’s wine of the month drop-in tasting featuring six Spanish wines for $5. Dilworth and Southpark locations.

The Studio Grand Opening Party
2433 South Blvd. | 12 p.m.

Help The Studio celebrate their grand opening with free entry, a DJ, a corn hole tournament, raffle prizes, 26 self-serve taps, a photo booth and more.

Wine & Chocolate Dinner
Evoke | 5:30 p.m.

Potts Chocolate, and Impero Distributors and Evoke’s Executive Chef Brian Farrell team up for a four-course meal paired with chocolates and Italian wines.

Grow Your Own Microgreens
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens | 10 a.m.

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Learn how to grow your own micro greens at home in this two-hour workshop. $35 per person.

8th Annual Elvis Birthday Celebration w/ RenElvis
The Spoke Easy | 5 p.m.

Celebrate the King’s birthday with special treats and tunes by the one and only Renelvis.

Strip it to Give it 5k/8k Race
Triple C Brewing Company | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Lace up for the fun mile, 5K or 8K routes for the Strip it to Give it charity race supporting local organizations that are preventing and ending homelessness in Charlotte.

Winter Warmer Festival
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Enjoy new winter beer releases, free s’mores and a new soup on their food menu.

OH Well: Mindful Morning Meditation
Optimist Hall | 9 a.m.

Join The Remedy x Sweatnet Charlotte for a morning of meditation, journaling and self-reflection. Bring a yoga mat and journal.


New Year- New Recipes Class
Savory Spice Shop | 5:30 p.m.

Eat. Sip. Wander’s Jessica Annunziata, former owner/operator of Luca’s Modern Kitchen, will host Savory Spice Shop’s first chef demo of 2020, showcasing three recipes using Indian and Middle Eastern flavors. $20 per person.