Weekday Planner: 12 things to do after work April 23-27

Weekday Planner: 12 things to do after work April 23-27
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MONDAY, APRIL 23

62. Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sushi Class at Sycamore

Sycamore Brewing | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $40 | Tickets

Why you should go: The hands-on 2-hour class will walk you through all the sushi-making basics like making rice, prepping your own sauces and how to safely serve raw fish at home. You’ll get two rolls to eat during the event.

Endless Mussels at Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte | Starts at 5 p.m. | $19 | Details

Why you should go: 90% chance of rain calls for a 100% chance of you seeking shelter at Cafe Monte for their weekly all-you-can-eat mussels and frites deal.


TUESDAY, APRIL 24

66. Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Duke vs. Davidson Baseball at BB&T Ballpark

BB&T Ballpark | 7:05 p.m. | $10+ | Tickets

Why you should go: The Blue Devils take on the Wildcats in the Sunbelt Rentals Collegiate Baseball Series. Gates open at 6 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

73. Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Free Wednesdays at The Mint Museum

The Mint Museum | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: A rainy forecast is a good excuse to hunker down inside. Lucky for you, both museum locations (Uptown and Randolph) are free Wednesday evenings.

Mint Museum

$20 Whiskey Flights and Cigars

8.2.0. | 7-9 p.m. | $20 | Tickets

Why you should go: You’ll get a whiskey and bourbon sampler flight, a cigar for afterwards and half off select whiskey and bourbon all night. The event takes place inside the hidden library so if you’re a first timer here, check the bookshelf for a door handle.

$6 Cheese Boards at Craft Tasting Room

Craft Tasting Room | All day | $6 | Details

Why you should go: The perfect midweek pick-me-up is a generous portion of cheese or charcuterie served with fruit, nuts and crostini for the budget-friendly price of just six bucks.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26

71. A few clouds. 10% chance of rain.

Shake Shack Grand Opening

Shake Shack at Park Road Shopping Center | 11 a.m.

Why you should go: Shake Shack, by a large margin, is the most anticipated Charlotte restaurant opening of 2018. The first 100 people in line when they open their doors at 11 a.m. will receive a free custom Shake Shack x 704 Shop hat.

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Shake Shack via Facebook

Raclette Night

Orrman’s Cheese Shop | 4-8 p.m. | $10-$13 | Details

Why you should go: A giant wheel of cheese is fired under a broiler until it’s bubbly, hot and melty and then scraped onto your plate of potatoes, baguette and cornichons. It’s $10 for a standard plate and $13 to add meat.

STAX Boot Camp

STAX | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte’s biggest free community boot camp led by celebrity instructors Randy Moss and Emily “Breeze” Ross Watson attracts hundreds of every Tuesday and Thursday. No advance registration required. Just show up ready to work.


FRIDAY, APRIL 27

75. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Bike to Breakfast with the Mayor

Starts at 1777 S. Caldwell Street | 7:45 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Plot twist — this one is before work. Kick off BIKE! Charlotte, 17 days of bike-related events to support cycling throughout the city, with a quick 1.5-mile community ride followed by free breakfast at the Government Center plaza.

Cousins Main Lobster Food Truck Grand Opening

Sycamore Brewing | 5-10 p.m. | Details

Why you should go: The famous food truck featured on Shark Tank has landed in Charlotte. If you missed it rolling around town during last week’s soft opening, be sure to swing by Food Truck Friday South End for its grand opening. They serve things like lobster rolls, lobster quesadillas, lobster tots, lobster grilled cheese and more. Expect a line.

Drunken Spelling Bee

Flight | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Challenge your drinking and thinking skills at this monthly spelling bee. Sign up in advance by emailing [email protected] or sign up the day of from 5-6:30 p.m. Winners get prizes.

Header photo of Flight via Instagram

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