Our New Normal.
Here are 19 Virtual Things to Do This Weekend (4/2) Plus One Front Yard Thing.

We know weekends look a bit different nowadays, but we still wanted to bring you some Charlotte-area fun you can experience from the comfort of your own home.

Make Some Noise Outside Your House This Friday at 7 pm

Kick off the weekend by making some noise to make a difference to the Charlotte healthcare workers who are making such a difference in the lives of Charlotteans.

Read on for 19 virtual events to enjoy this weekend:


Virtual Happy Hour: Gin with Colleen Hughes
April 2 | 6 pm

Unpretentious Palate and Colleen Hughes, mixologist at Haberdish, host a virtual happy hour where guests can learn about gin varieties, ask questions and see a cocktail demonstration.

Via @ch.cocktails

Virtual Quiche Cooking Class
April 2 | 4-5 pm

Over Zoom, Chef Alyssa will teach participants all about cooking quiche, from making the crust to the egg custard, preparing the vegetables for filling and the baking process. Chef will also cover some basic knife skills. $15 (one ticket required per household.)

Corkbuzz Online | Burgundy for Beginners
April 3 | 5:30 pm

Explore the Burgundy region in this introductory class, which will focus on the two most popular grape varietals of Burgundy: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. $10.

Corkbuzz Online | Masterclass: Napa Valley
April 4 | 2 pm

Join MS and Napa wine lover Laura Fiorvanti for this in-depth class covering geology, geography, soils, grape varieties, AVAs, winemaking technique, classic producers and more. $10.

Live Wine Tastings with NoDa Company Store
April 6 | 12 pm

Every Monday at noon, join Wine Connoisseur Sean Nowak for a virtual wine tasting on Facebook Live. Guests will be able to pick up the three featured wines along with a charcuterie board to take home for $50 throughout the week.

Fundamentals of Cookie Decorating: “Singing in the Rain”
On demand

Join pastry chef Jossie Lukacik for a beginner’s cookie decorating class featuring royal icing decorating techniques. Grab your kit form the Studio or inquire about delivery.

Via @sweetspotstudioCLT

Virtual Hands-on Cocktail Class
Book your own time

Get cocktail and bar essentials dropped on your doorstep, then experience a virtual private hands-on class where you’ll learn how to use them. The best part? You get to keep your new bar tools.


Cartoons and Coffee Story Time
April 6 | 10 am

Rea Farms is partnering with Children’s Party Plus to bring your kids’ favorite stories right to your living room. This week, tune in for Disney’s 5 Minute Princess Stories & How to Catch the Easter Bunny Book, led by everyone’s favorite Tower Princess and The Easter Bunny.

Crafting with Cory
Every Monday + Wednesday + Friday

Head to Bells Box Collective’s Facebook page and IGTV for a free new series of craft workshops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday using everyday items you likely have around the house.


Try virtual installation from Sozo Gallery

Does all this time at home have you thinking of your next design update? Try virtual installation from Sozo Gallery. Just send in a picture to see how different pieces might look in your own space.

Via @sozogallery


Final Draught: Home Edition (streaming on Facebook)
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 7 pm

Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm, head to Facebook for Final Draught: Home Edition, a free virtual chat with a writer. This week: At Home with Cathy Pickens.

Live from our Living Rooms
April 1-7

Experience the joy of live music as NYC artists live stream from their living room to yours. Viewers can donate online, raising funds to provide performance grants awarded to musicians during this crisis. All proceeds will provide emergency relief to New York City musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted by COVID-19.

Nightly Met Opera Streams
March 30–April 5

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming free nightly performances, and this week features Rossini’s classic Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’s Don Carlo.


SkillPop Anywhere: Curling & Beach Waves Basics
April 2 | 5 pm

Professional local stylists from Kenna Kunijo teach participants how to create no-fuss curls and effortless beach waves in this virtual SkillPop class. $20.

Craft Night IN! Online Workshop – Nail & String Art
April 2 | 6:30 pm

Order your own nail and string art kit and then get step-by-step instruction to make your own unique work of art in this online workshop.

SkillPop Anywhere: Watercolor Fern Prints
April 3 | 7 pm

Local watercolorist and calligrapher Ali Loncar-Bridges will guide class participants through the process and techniques of creating a frame-worthy watercolor fern print. $20.

Virtual Event- A Wildflower Wonderland
Saturdays through April 11 | 9 am

Join Amy Tipton virtually as she broadcasts live from the Van Landingham Glen to discuss wildflowers that are native to the Carolinas. Event is free and no registration is required.

Yin Yoga for Spring
April 4 | 12:30 pm

Sarah Henderson, E-RYT-200 and Yin Yoga enthusiast, leads this yoga and guided meditation session online.

“Girls’ Night In” Box
On demand

Enjoy a carefully curated box of some of CLT’s finest indulgences, from fragrances to fine teas, while supporting local businesses. $100.

Know of a virtual class, event or stream we should share? Tag or DM us on instagram at @scoopcharlotte


Allison Hancinhttp://www.allisonhancin.com
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!