Socially Distanced Activities To Do In Uptown Charlotte This Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Center City Partners announces new socially-distanced weekend activities to support the community and its small businesses every weekend through the end of the year starting Friday, November 20th.

Charlotte officials say this upcoming weekend there will be a walking theatrical mystery through Uptown, an art installation, a viewing of the movie “Elf,” live music, Street Eats outside Charlotte restaurants, alcoholic beverages at Victoria Yards, discounted parking, and another Panthers game on Sunday, November 22nd.

Officials with Charlotte Center City Partners, Blumenthal Performing Arts, the City, CRVA, and others say they are creating these new initiatives to support businesses in Charlotte amid the pandemic, and new activities will be announced every weekend through the end of the year.

In a phased approach, specific blocks of Tryon Street will be closed every weekend, starting with the block between 5th and 6th Streets from Fridays at 5 p.m. through Sundays at 9 p.m., according to a news release.

Charlotte Center City Partners provides a list of socially distanced activities to participate in this weekend below:

  • Thursday, November 19th:
    1. Middle C Jazz Club Anniversary Celebration of Stevie Wonder.
      • Noel Friedline presents a jazz celebration of Stevie Wonder from Thursday, November 19th through Saturday, November 21st.
      • Officials say the show features Noel Friedline, Maria Howell, Adam McKnight, Juan Rollan, Zach Page, and Justin Varnes.
      • Click here for more information. 
  • Friday, November 20th:
    1. “Elf” movie at Victoria Yards on 7th Street and North Tryon Street.
      • 6:30 p.m. food trucks, live music, and Resident Culture beverages for anyone 21 and up!
      • 8 p.m. movie showtime register here.
    2. Art Heist, a true crime immersive theatre experience, put on by the Blumenthal Performing Arts in Uptown Charlotte.
      • Groups of 35 will walk through Uptown Charlotte receiving clues and meeting various actors while trying to solve an “art theft.”
      • Officials say the event starts Friday, November 20th and continues through December 13th.
      • Click here for more information.
    3. Night Out at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte.
      • Enjoy live music, art, and a cash bar every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Officials say Mike Strauss Band will perform this Friday, November 20th.
      • Click here for more details.
    4.  StreetEats
      • Charlotte Street Eats program officials say specific blocks of Tryon Street in Uptown will close to allow for additional outdoor seating at some of the city’s most beloved restaurants.
      • Street Eat hours will run from Fridays at 5 p.m. to Sundays at 9 p.m.
      • Street Eats officials say they are partnering with Uptown-focused Delivery Service to allow restaurants outside of those specific blocks to have food delivered.
      • 204 North, SIP, and the Ashbury will participate with extended outdoor patios.
      • Food trucks will be scheduled throughout the weekend.
    5. Middle C Jazz Club Anniversary Celebration of Stevie Wonder.
  • Saturday, November 21st:
        1. Art Pop sTREEt gallery in Truist Plaza.
          • Charlotte City Center Partners, Art Pop Street Gallery, and Lowe’s is creating a holiday art installation in Uptown Charlotte, according to a news release.
          • Officials say artists will help create a winter wonderland with uniquely decorated Christmas trees, donated by Lowe’s, to be on display starting Saturday, November 21st through Sunday, December 20th.
          • “ArtPop Street Gallery is thrilled to partner with our friends again at Center City Partners to promote and commission local artists to bring joy to Uptown through decorating trees for the holidays. Stop by, visit and engage with the artists! Fill your heart with holiday cheer. Local artists of Charlotte, the Triad and Atlanta regions will be creating traditional as well as uniquely decorated trees for all to enjoy!” says Wendy Hickey, Executive Director of ArtPop Street Gallery.

        2. Saturday fun at Victoria Yards
          • 12 p.m. through 5 p.m. enjoy live music, food trucks, and cold brews from Resident Culture for anyone 21 and up.
        3. Street Eats.
        4. Middle C Jazz Club Anniversary Celebration of Stevie Wonder.

Sunday, November 22nd:

    1. Street Eats.
    2. Art Pop sTREEt gallery in Truist Plaza.
    3. Carolina Panthers game against the Detroit Lions at Bank of America Stadium at 1 p.m., click here for tickets.

Charlotte officials say there will be almost 4,000 free and $1 parking spaces created in Uptown on Fridays at 5 p.m. through Sundays at 9 p.m. to support this initiative.

Cars must enter decks after 5 p.m. on Fridays and leave before Sundays at 9 p.m. to receive this reduced parking pricing and decks include;

  • Seventh Street Station: FREE
  • Fifth Third Center: $1
  • Truist Parking Deck (originally Hearst): $1

Check back for more upcoming events.