Weekday Planner: 10 things to do after work this week, including the grand opening of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Weekday Planner: 10 things to do after work this week, including the grand opening of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo
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92. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Gin + Watermelon

The Asbury | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $65++ | Details

Why you should go: This five-course dinner features creative gin and watermelon pairings like compressed watermelon carpaccio and a Summersuit cocktail, snapper and a Charleston Single and watermelon sorbet with a Watermelon Matcha Mint Mocktail. 

Nourish x Lenny Boy x Freshlist

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $50 | Tickets

Why you should go: Freshlist and Nourish have teamed up with Lenny Boy to create a four-course vegan dinner using some of the best produce the city has to offer. Courses include Cobb’d Avocado, Pub Nachos with Cultured Beer Cheese and Slow-roasted Peach Parfait.


91. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

O.A.R.’s Just Like Paradise Tour

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7 p.m. | $27-$65 | Tickets

Why you should go: Matt Nathanson joins O.A.R. for the Charlotte leg of their Just Like Paradise tour, with a set list that includes hits like “Love and Memories” and “Shattered.”

Night at the IMAX: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Discovery Place Science | 7-8 p.m. | $10 ($5 for museum members) | Tickets

Why you should go: Filmmakers used OceanX’s research vessel to study waters from polar regions to the Indo-Pacific and get closer than ever to the fragility of the ocean’s ecosystem. Kate Winslet narrates.


89. 60% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.


Packard Place | 8-9:30 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: 2 to 4 companies will pitch their ideas in just under 5 minutes and receive 10 minutes’ worth of feedback from a panel of experts and have a chance to further explain their ideas in a 10-minute Q+A session. Breakfast, coffee and networking included.

Summertime Wines

Suffolk Punch | 7-8:30 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Join Caitlyn Hadley for this SkillPop class that educates wine lovers and novices alike on why certain wines just work better during hotter seasons and how to pair the ones that do. 21+ only.

Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

Spectrum Center | 7:30 p.m. | $47-$143 | Tickets

Why you should go: The legendary acrobatics troupe tells the story of a clown named Mauro in this revival. See the trailer here. Show runs through August 12.


87. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Parks and Rec Trivia

NoDa Brewing Company | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Prove you’ve seen every episode during three rounds of all things Parks and Rec-related trivia. Any team that dresses to match the theme will get an extra 10 points.


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Grand Opening of Jeni’s

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams | 7 p.m. 

Why you should go: Everything – everything – on the menu will be free when doors open at 7 p.m. and Jeni herself will be on site to celebrate. Plus, the first 50 to show up will get a Jeni’s swag bag.



86. 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Dierks Bentley’s Mountain High Tour

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $36-$99+ | Tickets

Why you should go: See the country superstar perform hits from his newest album, The Mountain.

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