MLK Events, Jazz, Capsule Wardrobes and More Things to Do This Weekend 1/14

Staying in for the next few weeks? Take notes on these upcoming events, including plenty of ways to celebrate the legacy and ongoing work of MLK Jr.

The Stephen Gordon Quartet
Jan. 15-16 | Middle C Jazz livestream available

Attend via livestream as The Stephen Gordon Quartet takes the stage at Middle C Jazz. Livestreams available for both Saturday performances.

Capsule Wardrobe Virtual Workshop with Craft Happy
Jan. 13 | 7 pm

Kick off the new year with a fresh closet and wardrobe with help from the pros at Craft Happy. Learn how to create a capsule wardrobe and be more intentional with what you take with you into 2021.

MLK Weekend Movie Nights
Jan. 15-18

Join The Gantt Center for a virtual movie weekend celebrating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and vision of the Promised Land. Featured films:

  • I am MLK Jr.
  • Children’s March
  • The Dream Revisited

Floral Arranging Basics
Jan. 15 | 7 pm

Lin this SkillPop class, floral designer Kiara Hancock will teach attendees how to create gorgeous floral arrangements at home. $24.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: A Tribute To Benefit Roof Above
Jan. 15 | 8 pm

As our community faces both the pandemic and a housing crisis, the Charlotte music community will come together for a benefit concert raising funds and awareness for Roof Above, a local nonprofit fighting against homelessness in our city. The virtual concert will feature performances from more than 40 artists who will cover works from artists who passed away in 2020.

Art – Poetry – Music: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 18 | All day

Join Opera Carolina in celebrating the life and legacy of MLK, Jr. with Art – Poetry – Music, featuring live performances, special guest Mayor Vi Lyles, visual artwork and more. Available to view for free for 24 hours on our Facebook page or on Opera Carolina’s Virtual Opera House.

The Gantt Center’s MLK Holiday Celebration
Jan. 18 | 10 am – 5 pm

Join the Gantt Center for a virtual, all-day celebration including music, movie screenings, panel discussions, a hands-on art experience, live performances and more. Free.

YMCA MLK Holiday Celebration
Jan. 18 | 9 am

Head to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte Facebook page for a special virtual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event features a virtual conversation with noted civil rights activist, global humanitarian and political leader Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King and local community leaders.

Skincare Basics
Jan. 19 | 5:30 pm

In this SkillPop class, Lauren Wilson, PA-C from Paviol Dermatology will guide participants through the fundamentals of skincare, answer skincare questions and discuss how to choose the best regimen for your skin. $20.

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

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