Milkbread Opens, Lots of Live Music & Theater, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Chili Cook-Off, Winter Hiking, More Soup for You and More Things to Do This Weekend 1/20

Just when we thought the trend of a snow-free season would continue for another year in Charlotte, Mother Nature went ahead and gave us a winter wonderland with plenty of time to spare. Whether you plan to emerge from your house to enjoy the city or stay cozy at home, there’s a lot to do this week!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Given a) the weather and b) the omicron, we strongly suggest you reach out to these event promoters prior to heading out. And please be safe and healthy when you do go out this week(end)!!

The Big Opening News!

Milkbread, the newest concept from the Kindreds, announced their Grand Opening at 8am Friday, January 21st, for milkbread Davidson on their ig account @milkbreakallday. We’re hoping for no snow, so we can go! Plan on a line tho.


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Public Skating at Pineville Ice House
It’s not winter without a day on the ice and Pineville Ice House has plenty of opportunities to get in your fix. Day-by-day open skate schedules plus additional details are available on-line.


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La Bestia at Booth Playhouse
Thursday, January 20 – Saturday, January 22
Take circus acrobatics, mix it with a bit of spoken word and add a celebration of LatinX community and culture for this unique live show performed by Nouveau Sud. Tickets are available now.

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Free Fitness Class with The Jam: CLT at Optimist Hall
Thursday, January 20, 6:00p
Don’t let a little cold weather keep you from staying healthy this winter! The Jam: CLT is offering a free dance fitness class outside on the patio above El Thrifty. Registration is available now.

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Carolina Songwriters at Petra’s
Thursday, January 20, 8:00p
Join host David Childers for an evening with local songwriters including Casey Perkins, Zarain & Cody Gentry. General admission pre-sale tickets are available now.

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Black Birthing Matters
Thursday, January 20, 6:00p
Listen in as a virtual panel of experts discuss black maternal health and reproductive justice. The discussion will be live-streamed on YouTube and participants must register in advance to receive the link.

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Conservation Conversations – Tree Tips
Thursday, January 20, 6:30p
Laurie Reid, an Arborist in Charlotte, will lead a discussion about proper tree-care for your yard as well as address specific concerns about trees on your property. Registration through Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec is open now.


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Queen’s Feast Charlotte
Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 30
Everyone’s favorite week in Charlotte is back! Check online for a list of participating restaurants and menus. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the hard work of local establishments that have kept us fed over these past few challenging years.

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Game Night at Camp North End with Potions and Pixels
Friday, January 21, 6:00p – 9:00p
Game lovers, unite! Whether you prefer traditional board games or those of the video-kind, Potions and Pixels has you covered. All ages welcome.

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Friday Night House Jam at The Wine Loft
Friday, January 21, 4:00p
Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy an evening of live music and fantastic wine. Reservations are recommended.

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Spaced Out with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 21 & Saturday, January 22, 7:30p
Treat your ears to a live performance of music from your favorite sci-fi movies, conducted by Christopher James Lees. Tickets are available now for both performances.

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Jason Isbell with Special Guest Adia Victoria
Friday, January 21 – Saturday, January 22
Spend an evening with Alabama-native, Jason Isbell, one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation. Tickets are available now for both shows.


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The Market at The Chamber
Saturday, January 22, 2:00p – 6:00p
Join Wooden Robot Brewery for an afternoon market full of local art and vendors, live music, food truck favorites and more. Don’t let the snow keep you home – fire pits will be lit with s’mores at the ready!

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Chili Cook-Off at Crafty Beer Guys
Saturday, January 22, 5:00p – 7:00p
Find a little heat among the cold this weekend at Crafty Beer Guys. Submit your own batch or simply taste test what the competition has to offer. Prizes will be awarded for the best chili!

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Class, Confidence & Courage Seminar and Brunch
Saturday, January 22, 10:00a
Learn about the 3 C’s – Class, Confidence and Courage – with speakers and panelists who walk the walk each day. Tickets are on-sale now.

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Blue Blaze Hiking Club at Pharr Family Preserve Trail
Saturday, January 22, 10:00a
Gather with fellow hikers and beer lovers for a 3.4 mile jaunt around Pharr Family Preserve Trail, then reward yourself with an ice cold beer back at the taproom. Registration is required.

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More Soup for You! At Divine Barrel Brewing
Saturday, January 22, 12:00p – 4:00p
Join Divine Barrel Brewing to check out some of the best soup in the Queen City and vote for your favorites among the group. This is a free, family-friendly event.


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The Comic Strip – Comedy + Sip & Paint
Sunday, January 23, 5:00p – 7:00p
Give your inner artist a chance to shine while enjoying hilarious stand-up from some of the funniest comedians in town. Tickets for this weekly event are available now.

Next Week:

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True Crime Podcast Discussion Club
Monday, January 24, 7:00p
Snow and cold temps call for a cozy chair and true crime podcasts! Follow along with a pre-set schedule as listeners gather to discuss “Suspect”. Due to the content of this program, only adults 18+ are able to attend.