Agenda Weekender: 30 cool things to do this week including the 5th Annual Oyster Roast at Windy Hill Orchard – Charlotte Agenda

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating 10 Years: A Jazz at the Bechtler Birthday Bash at Knight Theater: Celebrate all things jazz because the Bechtler is turning 10. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $50. Details.

Colt Ford at Coyote Joe’s: Country rap, anyone? I assume some of you are interested, given that 5.5K people have marked “interested” on Facebook. Impressive. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Details.

Experience

Skylark Social Club 2 Year Anniversary at 2131 Central Ave.: See SCAPEGOAT (Reunion show), Violent Life Violent Death, Cosmic Reaper, and Savage Backfire perform live. 8 p.m. $12 online, $15 at the door. Details.

Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Christmas may have passed, but you can still indulge in winter festivities with ice skating, sparkling lights, and drinking hot cocoa. 5 p.m. $12+. Details.

Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe, 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont: Stroll through the gardens and see a mile of lights. Roast a marshmallow by a crackling fire, shop, and listen to holiday music, too. 5-9 p.m. $14.95+. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Holiday Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Learn Things

CreativeMornings at Myers Park Presbyterian Church: No better time to get the creative juices flowing than the start of a new year. Meet with other creatives over coffee, food, and convo. 8:15 a.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

OH Well: Candlelight Yoga with Essential Thrive at Optimist Hall: Doing candlelight yoga in beautiful Optimist Hall seems so lovely and relaxing. It’s free and open to all levels. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

Hustle House Grand Opening at 550 E. Stonewall St., Suite 200: The new fitness studio is celebrating its opening with giveaways, healthy food samples, Lemon Love nail art, and coupons. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

51. AM showers. 30% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

5th Annual Oyster Roast at Windy Hill Orchard: Break out your Barbour jackets and personalized oysters knives, folks. Your ticket includes all-you-can-eat oysters, a souvenir pint glass, and your first glass of cider. 12:30-5 p.m. $40. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Insufficient Funds Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater: Improv shows are fun, they’re weird, it’s a good time. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Abbey Road LIVE! Family Matinee at Visulite Theatre – 1615 Elizabeth Ave.: If you haven’t already, it’s time to introduce your kiddos the Beatles. Beatles tribute band Abbey Road will be performing classics like “Octopus’ Garden”, “Yellow Submarine,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” through a family-friendly experience. There’s also an evening show at 9 p.m. 4-6 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Experience

Twelfth Night at the 1774 Alexander Rock House – 3500 Shamrock Drive: Back in the day (circa 1700s), people used to have a huge celebration 12 days after Christmas called Twelfth Night. So Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a party with bonfires, hot cider, live music, and games at the oldest home in the county. The event is free but you can do a candlelight tour for $5 or a $25 VIP experience with a tour + whiskey tastings in the cellar. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Christmas may have passed, but you can still indulge in winter festivities with ice skating, sparkling lights, and drinking hot cocoa. 5 p.m. $12+. Details.

Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe, 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont: Stroll through the gardens and see a mile of lights. Roast a marshmallow by a crackling fire, shop, and listen to holiday music, too. 5-9 p.m. $14.95+. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area will also have a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Holiday Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Fitness

Get Fit Foods Opening at 1750 Camden Road, Suite F: This is the prepared meal health shop’s fourth Charlotte location, and you can get 20 percent off when you mention code Charlotte Agenda.All day. Varies. Details.

Hustle House Grand Opening at 550 E. Stonewall St., Suite 200: The new fitness studio is celebrating its opening with giveaways, healthy food samples, Lemon Love nail art, and coupons. They’ll have HIIT classes with a DJ all morning. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Lenny Boy Yoga at 3000 S. Tryon St.: Maybe you don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, but we can all set intentions for the year and try to be a little more centered. No better way to do that than yoga, and kombucha (or beer). 10 a.m. $5. Details.

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

Kids

Parent/Child Brunch Cooking Class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen: Chef Alyssa knows you exhausted all of your usual kid-friendly activities over the winter break, so she’s hosting a parent-child cooking class. You’ll be learning how to make brunch items — a meal that’s fun for everyone. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $70. Details.

52. AM showers. 30% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Dando’s 10th Anniversary at Dandelion Market: Who among us hasn’t spent at least one late night at Dandelion Market in the last decade? Celebrate this institution’s 10th birthday will free light bites and drink specials. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Christmas may have passed, but you can still indulge in winter festivities with ice skating, sparkling lights, and drinking hot cocoa. 5 p.m. $12+. Details.

Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe, 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont: Stroll through the gardens and see a mile of lights. Roast a marshmallow by a crackling fire, shop, and listen to holiday music, too. 5-9 p.m. $14.95+. Details.

Whitewater Center Ice Skating at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it has three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area also has a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of lights. $20 for single activity pass. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Holiday Light Trail at USNWC: This isn’t your average holiday light show. Artist Meredith Connelly created tons of immersive light installations inspired by nature that line the half-mile walking path. 6-10 p.m. Free, $6 for parking. Details.

Fitness

2020 Specials and Deals at Hilliard Studio Method: The boutique fitness studio is offering a week of free classes in January to anyone who buys 60-day 10 class pack for $99. You can also check their Instagram for deals, because they’ll be randomly giving away 15 free classes throughout the month. All month, all times. Details.

The Studio Grand Opening Party. The live music and pour-your-own-beer spot from the owners of Hoppin’ and Pinhouse is now open. Celebrate with a DJ, live music, raffles, a corn hole tournament, and a photo booth. Expect plenty of beer on tap and a new menu from Southbound, too. January 11.

North Carolina State Pinball Championship. The top 24 pinballers from across the state will be competing to win the North Carolina Championship. The winner will be representing the state at nationals in March in Denver, Colorado. January 18.

SnowFest. Grab your sled, toboggan, or tube because it’s going to be snowing at Richard Barry Memorial Park (Huntersville) on January 18. It’s free to enter/sled, but they’ll have hot chocolate, warm donuts, funnel cakes, and s’more vendors on site for purchase, as well as Roaming Fork food truck. January 18.

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