performs during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

They say the first five days after the weekend are always the hardest. Luckily, we only have one more day left until Friday. Looking for something to do tonight? Consider swinging by Booth Playhouse for “An Evening with Donavan Livingston: Education, Inspiration, and Dreams.” Livingston, whose Harvard School of Education address went viral, will share his ideas on how education should inspire children to dream, lift their voices and realize their potential.


I Still Love the 90s Brunch
Saturday @ Sports One Bar & Grill
Feast on salmon and eggs, shrimp and grits and other brunch favorites while the DJ spins your favorite 90s jams. Don’t forget to try the seasonal apple cider mimosa. (Details)

Cooking Class: Bubbles & Bites
Saturday @ Mimosa Grill
Consistently named one of Charlotte’s best restaurants since 1995, Mimosa Grill features global cuisine with a unique southern twist. Swing by this weekend, and allow one the restaurant’s chefs to show you a thing or two in the kitchen. (Details)


Grown Folks Friday with the Uptown Swagga Band
Friday @ Club Vibrations
One of the best Go Go bands in the Qcity is performing live this weekend at Club Vibrations. The evening will be hosted by Old School 105.3’s Rae Styles with music by DJ Short Dawg. This party is for the 30 and up crowd. (Details)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Saturday @ Spectrum Center (Formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Charlotte Hornets are on fire this season. See the squad take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Details)

Winter Wonderland Ball
Saturday @ Konture Lounge
Did you miss your prom? Or was it so much fun you want a do over? Well, here’s your chance. Grab a date and put on something fancy for Charlotte’s first Winter Wonderland Ball. (Details)

I Love the 90s Tour
Sunday @ Spectrum Center
See your favorite MCs and R&B singers this weekend as Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc and Rob Base perform live in the Qcity. (Details)


Museums on Us
Friday & Saturday @ Various Museums
This weekend Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can receive free admission to the Bechlter Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museums (Uptown and Randolph), Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture and the Levine Museum of the New South. (Details)

Stefan Duncan Art Exhibit
Saturday @ Charlotte Council – Garden Club
Your presence may be requested for Stefan Duncan’s art exhibit and 60th birthday party, but presents are not required. (Details)

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Through Sunday @ Knight Theater
Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical. Coming direct from New York, “Gentleman’s Guide” tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. (Details)


Red Pump + Red Tie Affair
Saturday @ LaCa Projects
The Red Pump Project invites you to the 8th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair, Celebrating the Art of Fashionable Philanthropy. The Affair is a benefit gala, held annually to commemorate World AIDS Day, that effectively fuses fashion and philanthropy. The event will include live entertainment, cocktail reception with a silent auction, runway show and more. (Details)

All Red Holi-Day Party
Saturday @ The Doghouse Bar & Grill
The Single, Saved and Serious Movement invites you to party with The Bostic-Simmons Duo as Mayhue Bostic and John Simmons bring an exciting mix of seasonal, inspirational and holiday music for your enjoyment. Enjoy the music. Eat some food, and network with other faith-based entrepreneurs and business leaders. (Details)


Jazz N Soul Music presents A Saxy Holiday with Jeff Sparks and Band
Friday @ Ella’s Speakeasy at The Morehead Tavern
Join the Jazz N Soul Music as they kick off their holiday series with a special Friday night event, featuring saxophonist extraordinaire Jeff Sparks and Band, directly from the ATL. (Details)

Festival of Trees
Friday @ Levine Museum of the New South
Start the holiday season off with Festival of Trees, a special annual event to support The Arc of Mecklenburg County programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Guests enjoy live music by Bonejazz, heavy hors d’œuvres, cash bar, silent auction, and raffles. (Details)

A Christmas Carol
Friday through Dec. 11 @ Theater Charlotte
Theatre Charlotte’s holiday tradition is back for its 10th Anniversary Season! It is the classic tale of hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. (Details)

2016 Holiday Vendor Extravaganza
Saturday @ The Delta Center
With several vendors all in one building, this is an opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done at one time. Admission is free for shoppers. (Details)

Christmas Candlelight Tours
Saturday @ Historic Brattonsville
A Southern-style Backcountry Christmas comes to life during Historic Brattonsville’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tours. Through candlelit vignettes, costumed interpreters will recreate Christmas of the backcountry settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries. You will learn of old and new Christmas traditions. (Details)

Holiday Tea & Shopping
Sunday @ The Duke Mansion
Brighten your holiday season with a holiday tea and shopping or memorable gifts from some of Charlotte’s top boutiques. (Details)

Charlotte Christmas Village
Through Dec. 25 @ Romare Bearden Park
This holiday season, Uptown’s Romare Bearden Park is being transformed in to a quaint European-inspired Christmas Market featuring heirloom-quality Christmas Ornaments from Europe and gifts from Ecuador, Turkey and Nepal. (Details)