Jazz at the Bechtler: (Photo, Andy Goh)

Now that the holiday season has come and gone, things are winding down around the Qcity. Here’s a look at what’s going on around town this weekend:


Monster Jam
Friday & Saturday @ Spectrum Center
Monster Jam, one of the most adrenaline-charged motor sports’ experiences for families, is coming to Charlotte. The event will feature six trucks and drivers vying to be the Charlotte champion. (Details)

Winter Cocktail Spectacular
Friday @ Bubble
Enjoy four handcrafted cocktails from Bubble’s mixologists based on recipes specifically chosen for the Winter Season. Dinner reservations are available. (Details)

Five Star Fridays
Friday @ Onyx
Get the New Year started with the ultimate Ladies Lock Up presented by Chocolate Gents. This monthly event is held every first Friday. (Details)


Jazz at the Bechtler: Many Shades of Blue
Friday @ The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. with no intermissions. General seating is first come, first served. Light bites from Best Impressions Catering are available for purchase and there is a cash-only bar. (Details)

Southend Gallery Crawl
Friday @ Historic Southend
Ease your way through a series of collections of fine art in South End Charlotte on this self-guided tour. It’s an ideal way to unwind after work and get your mind off your worries. Make a night of it with music, craft beers, and vast menu items from vendors at Food Truck Friday and restaurants throughout the area. (Details)


A Day of Hope
Saturday @ Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
For the second year, this annual community worship event brings together local anti-trafficking advocates and organizations during Human Trafficking Month, which is observed each January. The day’s events will include prayer walks and conclude with worship. (Details)

Nettie Reeves-Lewis Book Signing Event
Saturday @ Stonewater Bay (Mt. Holly)
Join Nettie Reeves-Lewis as she celebrates the release of her first book. Guests will be provided with food, entertainment, a dynamic mix of people and door prizes. Reeves-Lewis will read portions of her book and generate conversation surrounding African-American women and their unique relationships with food. (Details)

New Year New You Social
Saturday @ Suite Life
Join Suite Life Salon in having a good time for a good cause with their first annual coat drive and networking social. Collected donations will be given to residents of the Women’s, Children, and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. The event will include a Dj, food, cocktails, juice samples from the juice bar Juice Now, and networking opportunities. (Details)