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MONDAY, JUNE 3
Bark in the Ballpark
BB&T Ballpark | 6 p.m. | $9+ | Details
Why you should go: There are only four chances to bring your dog to the ballpark, so take advantage and bring your pup for a summer adventure.
Hoppin’ Run Club Kickoff Party
Hoppin’ | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Hoppin’ is starting a new weekly run club with 1-, 3- and 5-mile run options, all ending back at Hoppin’. Expect giveaways, music and food trucks for the kickoff event.
Revolt Comedy Show #08
Heist | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | $3 | Details
Why you should go: I want everyone to go to at least one comedy show in their lifetime because who doesn’t like laughing for hours? This is an opportunity to see some local talent, or sign up to perform if you’ve been wanting to test those waters.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
National Cheese Day
Reid’s SouthPark | Noon to 4 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Reid’s is celebrating National Cheese Day with free samples of Prodigal Farm Hunkadora, Agour, Ossay-Iraty
and Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise. Yum.
Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner
Sophia’s Lounge | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | $75 | Details
Why you should go: You’ll get four glasses of Napa Valley wine paired with a chef-curated tasting menu by 5Church Executive Chef Whitney Thomas (get excited for her Maine lobster and cold smoked veal).
Talk About It Tuesday: Welcome to Brookhill Community Connection
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: The museum’s June panel will talk about their Welcome to Brookhill exhibit which focuses on Brookhill Village.
Charlotte Knights vs Gwinnett Stripers
BB&T Ballpark | 7:04 p.m. | $9+ | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte Knights will dominate the Gwinnett Stripers, and the first 2,000 fans get a free power bank (aka portable charger).
Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera
Booth Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | $25+ | Details
Why you should go: Blumenthal calls it “Saturday Night Live meets Broadway,” which is an incredible combo. Performers will be making fun of politics, pop-culture, sports and life.
Cousins Maine Lobster at Lucky Dog Steele Creek
Lucky Dog Steele Creek | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring your dog for a blowout (shampoo included) for $15, and you’ll get a beer for free. Sounds like a win win — you don’t have to give your dog a bath this week and you get to east lobster rolls/lobster tots and drink beer while you wait.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Tesla with Fiftywatt
The Fillmore | 8 p.m. | $35 | Details
Why you should go: People are pumped for this show (more than 4,000 people are interested on Facebook) so if you love rock music, you’re going to want to snag tickets.
12-Hour Run to End Homelessness
Thomas Polk Park | 6 a.m. | Fundraise | Details
Why you should go: The 12-hour walk/run/skip/jog aims to raise awareness and financial support to combat homelessness and poverty. You can help by joining a team and/or donating.
Paddle to Table
USNWC | 6 p.m. | $55 | Details
Why you should go: This would be such a cool date or experience to take out-of-town guests on. You’ll have a guided paddle down the Catawba River by kayak or stand-up paddle board, take a short hike back, and get a chef-curated meal — and there’s craft beer and wine for purchase.
Bulla Gastrobar’s 1-Year Anniversary Fiesta
Bulla Gastrobar | 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Free, RSVP | Details
Why you should go: They’re serving $5 red sangrias all day, and free paella samples and live music on the patio from 5-7 p.m. Plus, someone will win a $50 gift card.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Beer Pairing Dinner
Legion Brewing – SouthPark | 6:30-9 p.m. | $60 | Details
Why you should go: You’ll get a four-course meal — including Tuna Mexicana, Beer Roasted Marrow Bones, Wood Roasted Grouper Fillet and Stone Fruit Panzanella — paired with beers.
Make it Home
1507 Landis Court Ave. | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free, RSVP | Details
Why you should go: If you’ve ever wanted your home to look like it belongs in the “after” shots on an HGTV show, this is your chance. West Elm Lead Designer Jessica Sullo is dishing tons of style tips for free.
Ballantyne Business Bash
Ballantyne Corporate Park – Brixham Tent | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: You’ll get a chance to network with other professional and get to know businesses in Ballantyne. Expect food and entertainment, too.
An Evening with Ted Koppel
Charlotte Convention Center | 5-9 p.m. | $250+ | Details
Why you should go: Journalist Ted Koppel will be discussing the current state of journalism, his career and more. Your ticket includes dinner.
Game of Thrones Trivia
NoDa Brewing Co. | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: If you drink and know things, Thrones trivia might be your thing. Feel free to use this as an excuse to rewatch the show (if you’re emotionally ready), after all, you need to be sharp as a Needle to win.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Art After Dark
Harvey B. Gantt Center | 6-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate Black Music Month and Caribbean-American heritage with museum tours, performances, art making and more.
PURPLE NOTE 4: Celebrating The Life Of Prince Through Jazz
Neighborhood Theatre | 8:30 p.m. | $25-$35 | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate Prince’s birthday with this jazz tribute.
Taste of Charlotte
Uptown, Tryon Street | All day, starting at 11 a.m. | $0-$20 | Details
Why you should go: It’s a three-day festival — starting today — filled with food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, cooking demos and more. It’s free to attend, but if you want to dig into the hundreds of food samples, you’ll need to purchase coins the day of or pick them up at one of the booths if you pre-order.
National Doughnut Day
Swirl | All day | Menu prices | Details
Why you should go: Swirl is debuting their doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, and they’re doing a BOGO deal. Fun fact: They have vegan options.
Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood
Resident Culture Brewing | 5 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and six food trucks — what more could you want?
Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: This weeks banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Tikka Buzz Food Truck, GOGI, Queen City Chamo, Gyro Twins Truck and Queen City Sliders. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider.
Friday Nights at Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave. | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome.
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