MONDAY, MAY 7
81. Partly cloud. 20% chance of rain.
Monday Meat Up
Why you should go: Bring your own sides and your favorite meat to grill on site. Pair it with a selection of beer and wine from the bottle shop.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
76. A few clouds. 0% chance of rain.
Warehouse Talks: Upward Mobility & The Arts
Warehouse 242 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Details
Why you should go: Charlotte ranks dead last in economic mobility among the country’s 50 biggest cities. Leading voices will guide a conversation exploring ways in which the arts may be an untapped resource for moving forward.
$1 Taco Tuesday at Sabor
Sabor | All locations
Why you should go: Tacos autenticos with your choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, black beans or veggies are just $1. Expect a line.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
79. A few clouds. 20% chance of rain.
Tequila + Sushi Class
Why you should go: Learn to roll your own sushi and craft your own Don Julio cocktails. You’ll get 2 sushi rolls, 2 cocktails and a buffet of Essex favorites.
Culinary Fight Club: Blended Burger Battle
VBGB | 6-9 p.m. | $40 | Tickets
Why you should go: Local chefs get 45 seconds to raid the pantry for ingredients and then 60 minutes to prepare a burger that contains at least 25% mushrooms. Your ticket gets you 1 beer, assorted bites to sample and a ballot card to vote on the winning burger.
2nd Round Charlotte Checkers hockey playoff game
Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $20 | Tickets
Why you should go: Our Checkers have advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs and will face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. This is game 4 and features $1 beers.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
84. A few clouds. 10% chance of rain.
HousingFest: A Concert to End Homelessness
Ovens Auditorium | 7:30 p.m. | $51.50-$76.50 | Tickets
Why you should go: Urban Ministry’s annual fundraiser will feature legendary Grammy Award-winning guitarist Buddy Guy and Grammy Award-winning R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples. Proceeds benefit Urban Ministry’s housing programs for Charlotte’s chronically homeless residents.
Kung Fu Tea Grand Opening
Why you should go: They’ll be offering buy one, get one free deals on select teas.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
84. Periods of sun and clouds. 20% chance of rain.
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Rural Hill | Gates open 4:30 p.m. | $8-$78 | Tickets
Why you should go: The celebration of N.C. beer and music features 40+ local brewers and performances from a dozen artists.
Fireworks at Charlotte Knights Baseball
BB&T Ballpark | Game starts at 7:04 p.m. | Tickets
Why you should go: Certain Friday games throughout the season feature elaborate post-game firework shows and this is one of them. Not going to the game? You’ll catch an incredible view from Merchant & Trade’s rooftop.