Macaron Making, Schitt’s Creek Trivia, Brunch Boards, Athleta Workout, & More Things to Do this Weekend 1/7

Looking for something new to try this weekend? From baking classes to virtual concerts, you have plenty of options. Read on for 15+ things to do this weekend around Charlotte.


Editor’s Note:

We try to screen each entry below to make sure safety protocols are in place. If the venue or situation doesn’t look like safe to you, please avoid it and let us know as we will discontinue promotion. Please use safe or even overly safe practices if you do go to a gathering…masks on, hands washed or sanitized frequently, glasses or sunglasses when possible, and maintain plenty of distance.


Storewide Sale at ABODE Home Design on East Blvd, one of our favorite local stores for interior items and gifts. They’re kicking off a big sale Thursday, 1/7 with 20% off storewide, 30% off lighting and rugs, and 40-60% off select merchandise. Sale runs through January 14. See more of ABODE’S fabulous style on their instagram here.

Free Wednesday Evenings
Jan. 6 | Mint Museum Randolph and Uptown | 5-9 pm

via Facebook

Looking for something to do on a weeknight out? Both locations of The Mint Museum offer free admission every Wednesday from 5–9 pm with timed ticketing for added safety precautions.

In-person class: Basic Knife Skills
Jan. 6 | Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6 pm

via Facebook

In this in-person class, learn the proper technique of care and handling a Chef’s knife, including how to slice, dice, chop, mince, chiffonade and julienne like a pro. Light snacks provided.

French Macaron Class
Jan. 7 | Sweet Spot Studio | 6:30 pm

Instructor Alyssa Barefield will teach attendees the Swiss meringue method of French Macaron, plus how to make two fillings. Menu is gluten free. $65 per person.

Joe Gransden and Maria Howell – Together Again!
Jan. 8-9 | Middle C Jazz (livestream available for select shows)

Head to Middle C Jazz in person or tune in to select performances online as The Joe Gransden Quartet takes the stage with special guest Maria Howell.

Schitt’s Creek Trivia at Lore Brewing Company
Jan. 8 | Lore Brewing Company | 7 pm

Put your Schitt’s Creek knowledge to the test at Lore Brewing Company for trivia night. International Truck of Tacos will also be on site.

Socially Distanced Yoga
Jan. 9 | Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 10 am

via Facebook

Head to Lenny Boy for an hour of yoga practice and a 6oz pour of Kombucha afterwards. Bring your own mat.

Crack Me Up Breakfast Foods Mini Camp
Jan. 9 | Flour Power Cooking Studio Quail Corners

Chefs-in-training will love this three-hour class covering classic breakfast foods. The menu includes an Egg in a Hole with Cheese Grits and Yogurt Fruit Bars. Pajamas encouraged. $49.

Athleta Gift Card Mystery Workout
Jan. 12 | Metropolitan | 6 pm

via Facebook

For the first outdoor workout of the new year, snag your chance at winning a $15 – $50 gift. Spots are limited and class will be held on the third level of The Metropolitan parking deck. Bring your own mat and water.


Online Jazz Dance Class with the Charlotte Ballet
Jan. 7 | 7 pm

Get your dose of activity and culture with a free online jazz dance class taught by members of the Charlotte Ballet. Register here.

SkillPop: Makeup Made Easy
Jan. 7 | 5:30 pm

Local makeup artist Catie Starr will teach attendees how to cater to their unique facial structure and skin type, plus learn easy techniques and recommended products. $20.

Virtual Jazz at the Bechtler: Post Holiday Blues
Jan. 8 | 7 pm

via Facebook

Cure your post-holiday blues with a virtual performance by the Ziad Jazz Quartet featuring songs that reflect the “many shades of blues” in jazz.

Homemade Spanish Tapas
Jan. 8 | 5:30 pm

Join Chef Rosana to explore Spanish tapas dishes including Croquetas de Jamon (Ham Croquettes), Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread), and Patatas Bravas (Spicy Aioli Potatoes). $24.

Family First: Homemade Fabric Coloring
Jan. 9 | 12-1 pm

The Gantt Center will host this family-friendly workshop using household items to add a unique, fun color pattern to everyday clothes.

Build the Perfect Brunch Board
Jan. 9 | 10 am

Join Chrissie Nelson Rotko, blogger behind “Off the Eaten Path” and author of the cookbook “Stunning Spreads,” for a class where you’ll learn how to create your own Instagram-worthy brunch board. $24.

Music of the African People
Jan. 10 | 4 pm

Tune in to the next edition of The “Music of the African People” series. The 12-week series explores the musical contributions of the African people.

Organ at Davidson presents David Brinson
Jan. 11 | 7:30 pm

Organ at Davidson continues its 2020-2021 season with a performance of German and French music by Director of Music, David Brinson. The concert is free and streamed live on Facebook.

Open Air
Jan. 12 | 7 pm

Join January’s Open Air conversation, featuring Asser Saint-Val, a Haitian multi-disciplinary artist featured in a current Gantt Center exhibition, Dr. Alix Pierre, an art and culture analyst and director of Spelman College’s Cultural Orientation.


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


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