Pet Adoption, Home Decor, Art Labs, Pasta Making, Kombucha & More Virtual Things to Do This Weekend 1/28

This weekend, we’re staying safe and staying in, but we’re still on the hunt for ways to enjoy our days off. From virtual concerts to lecture series and even some fun for kids, here are our top picks for what to do this weekend.


Lecture Series: Your Brain on Nature
Jan. 28 | 10 am

Journalist, author and podcaster Florence Williams will lead this discussion covering research from around the world exploring the links between the human brain and nature. Discover why spending time in nature might be critical to human creativity, health and well-being. One free garden admission is included in registration. From $20.

Virtually tour the Mint Museum’s art storage area

From the comfort of your home, join Julia Kraft, the Mint’s Assistant Registrar, on a behind-the-scenes tour through the Mint’s storage areas. Watch this previously recorded event and Q&A session on demand.

Online Class: Home Decor Details
Jan. 27 | 5:30 pm

In this SkillPop class, self-taught decorator Kacie Cope of Kacie Cope Interiors will teach attendees all about those final details that make your style yours, including bookshelf styling, how to make a luxe bed, art, and other finishing touches. $20.

An Evening with Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Jan. 27 | 6:30 pm

Tune in to this interactive conversation with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, HopeWay’s CEO & Chief Medical Officer on the importance of wellness and self-improvement in the midst of a pandemic.

Mini Art Lab with the McColl Center

Jump-start your creativity with McColl Center’s Mini Art Labs. These quick 30-minute tutorials taught by professional artists are for anyone who wants to learn basic art skills and begin their own art projects. Watch on-demand.

Virtual Wine & Design Class
Jan. 28 | 7 pm

Wine & Design hosts will guide attendees through this virtual painting class over Zoom. Sign up, then pick up your supplies up to 2 days before the class.

SkillPop: Classic Pasta Making
Jan. 28 | 5:30 pm

Students of all skill levels will love this virtual class where you’ll learn to make fresh pasta dough, roll it out with a pasta machine and mold them into your favorite pasta shapes. $24.

Human Touch: Resilience with Garrett Tichy
Jan. 28 | 11 am

Garrett Tichy, owner of hygge coworking and co-founder of smpl coworking software will talk about resilience in this bi-weekly virtual seminar series.⁣⁣

Young Voices of Change
Jan. 28 | 7 pm

Visionary Members of the Levine Museum of the New South can join this conversation with local community leaders who are making a difference in Charlotte. You can join the Visionary Circle here

Virtual Mall Adoptions
Jan. 28 | 6 pm

Looking for a new member to join the family? CMPD Animal Care and Control will host a Facebook Live Virtual Mall Adoption event the fourth Thursday of every month.

A Studio Visit with Julie Wiggins
Jan. 28 | 11 am

Join the ceramics affiliate of the Mint Museum for the first virtual program in a series on North Carolina ceramics featuring artist and educator Julie Wiggins.

The Terence Young Jazz Experience
Jan. 30 | 6 and 8 pm

via Facebook

Enjoy jazz from home with a livestream performance from The Terence Young Jazz Experience. Available to Middle C On Demand subscribers. The subscription is $9.99 per month for unlimited streaming.

Online Class: Homebrewing Kombucha
Jan. 30 | 10 am

Join Meaghan, Food Alchemist and co-owner/founder of HEX Ferments, in learning the art of kombucha brewing at home. This SkillPop class will cover a brief history of kombucha tea, bottling, flavoring and more. $20.

8th Annual Dream Gala
Jan. 30 | 7 pm

This year’s Dream Gala is going virtual. Grab your seat now to enjoy appearances from professional athletes, musical guests, a silent auction and more. All in support of Dream on 3, a local non-profit that makes dreams possible for children with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions.

Virtual Hearts Market
Jan. 30 – 31

Love art? Love supporting local? This event is right up your alley. Shop more than 30 local artists and vendors in a private Facebook Group January 30-31.

Online class: Budget Like a Boss
Feb. 1 | 5:30 pm

Start the year off strong with a solid money foundation. Learn how to build your monthly budget to reach and exceed your financial goals. $24.

Discovery Place Science’s Stay-at-Home Science Series

Looking for something new to do with the kids? Tune in to Discovery Place’s Facebook feed for their Stay-at_Home Science Series videos. Recent topics have included 3D printing and how to make your own clay.

Virtual Cocktails and Conversation with The Bechtler

Pour a glass and settle in to enjoy a screening of previously recorded events from The Bechtler. Each program features a conversation designed to provide an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into our collection, programs, and exhibitions. 


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