Donuts for Good, 90’s Brunch, Vision Boards, Tax Workshop, Author Signings, Around the Crown Launch Party and More Things to Do This Weekend (1/6)

After a gorgeous holiday season we are ringing in 2022 with a chill in the air (and even a bit of snow!) – but things in the Queen City are just heating up. Get back in the swing of things this week with a call to action to help those in need, try a new hobby, kick off your MLK Day celebration or take a quiet moment to set intentions for the coming year. A little cold weather won’t stop us this week!


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January is National Blood Donor Month
As you may have heard, blood supply is dangerously low and it’s up to us to get things back on track. Sign up to donate blood this month with the American Red Cross and you’ll receive a coupon for a free coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.


Chris Timbers Live at The Evening Muse
Friday, January 7, 7:30p
Start the new year in NoDa with a live performance from Chris Timbers Band, an alt-soul group from Virginia. Tickets are available now.

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Resurrection: The Ultimate Journey Tribute at Knight Theater
Friday, January 7, 8:00p
Known as the gold standard when it comes to Journey tribute groups, Resurrection brings some of Nashville’s top musical talent to the stage with your favorite hits. Tickets are on sale now.

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Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes at McDowell Nature Preserve
Friday, January 7, 10:00a
Turn your New Year’s resolutions into reality and try out a new skill during this outdoor workshop for aspiring photographers. Registration is required through Mecklenburg County Parks & Rec.


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I Still Love the 90s Brunch at 1501 S Mint
Saturday, January 8, 1:00p – 4:00p
The calendar may say 2022, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revel in the nostalgia of the 90s during 1501 S. Mint’s throwback brunch. Book your reservations now for an afternoon of delicious food, drink specials and 90s vibes.

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2nd Annual iDream MLK Kids Parade in Rock Hill, SC
Saturday, January 8, 11:00a
Join iDream in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by teaching our children about his work and the Civil Rights Movement. The parade kicks-off a week of celebration and education.

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Guided Vision Board and Intention Setting Workshop at UNCC Botanical Garden
Saturday, January 8, 10:00a
Join Assistant Director of the Garden, Amy Tipton, for a guided workshop intended to help you set a plan to reach your goals and stay focused during the year ahead. Registration is required.

Cultural Explorations with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Saturday, January 8, 2:00p
Explore and celebrate cultures from around the world during this monthly, virtual event brought to you by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The event will be held on Zoom and it is free to attend, but registration is required.

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Tax Workshop for Artists with Hannah Cole
Saturday, January 8, 10:30a – 12:30p
Join tax expert and working artist, Hannah Cole, as she helps fellow artists navigate the tricky world of taxes. The free seminar will be held on Zoom and advance registration is required.


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I Scream Sunday at NoDa Company Store
Sunday, January 9, 1:00p – 4:00p
Celebrate Ghostface, the 5th installment of everyone’s favorite 90s horror series, Scream! Enjoy free treats from PopBar NoDa plus ticket giveaways and more.

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Meet Author Mary Tribble at Park Road Books
Wednesday, January 12, 5:00p – 7:00p
Celebrate author Mary Tribble and her book, Pious Ambitions, during this event at Park Road Books. Copies for Tribble to sign will be available for purchase.

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Around the Crown Registration Launch Party
Wednesday, January 12, 6:00p – 9:00p
Need an excuse to party? Join Around the Crown and NoDa Brewing for a registration launch party this weekend. There will be giveaways, raffles and a special gift for the first 50 registrants.