Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week — including a nuclear engineering panel on HBO’s Chernobyl at Resident Culture

Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week — including a nuclear engineering panel on HBO’s Chernobyl at Resident Culture
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Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

135+ participating restaurants | Dinner hours | $30-$35 | Details

Why you should go: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi.

Introduction to Aerial Fitness with SkillPop

AIR® Aerial Fitness South Park | 7:15-8:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Fitness classes make great friend dates, and this is the perfect thing to try with a new pal — or go alone for some #selfcare.

Southern Comfort – A Healthy & Hearty Brunch with a Vegan Twist

7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m. | $45-$95 | Details

Why you should go: I had no idea healthy and vegan could be used to describe Southern comfort food, so if you’re just as curious to see how this brunch turns out, go ahead and treat yourself to the cooking class.


PopUp Prosecco Party!

Poplar Tapas Restaurant & Bar | 6:30-8 p.m. | $26 | Details

Why you should go: Ain’t no party like a Prosecco party, and at this one you get three glasses for $26 (including tax and tip).

blink-182 & Lil Wayne

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $37-$128 | Details

Why you should go: If you know, you know. Anyone born in the 90s with taste will be at this concert (or at least wishing they were).

Chernobyl! Ask Your Local Experts!

Resident Culture Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m. | Free| Details

Why you should go: Obsessed with HBO’s “Chernobyl?” You’ll hear from nuclear experts and someone who was 85 miles from the explosion at the time.

Master the At-Home Blowout with SkillPop

Metropolitan Fitness Studio | 6:30-8 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t feel more confident when their hair looks nice. This is a skill we all need to be armed with. And hit up the makeup class on Thursday too.


Carly Rae Jepsen

The Fillmore | 8 p.m. | $35-$125 | Details

Why you should go: Her new album “Dedicated” is getting a ton of great press, and it’s all extremely valid. She’s a pop goddess.


Knights v. Buffalo

BB&T Ballpark | 6 p.m. | $9+ | Details

Why you should go: Go to cheer on the nights, stay for Thirsty Thursday and to see Scotty Smalls for The Sandlot Night. They have home games Tuesday-Saturday this week.

July Beer Dinner at The Suffolk Punch

The Suffolk Punch | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $65 | Details

Why you should go: You get a five-course meal and a brew to go with each round. What a way to kick off the weekend.


24 Hours of Booty

Booty Loop in Myers Park | 7 p.m. | $50+ fundraising minimum | Details

Why you should go: Every year, hundreds of walkers and more than 1,000 bikers commit to walking and cycling for 24 hours (or as much as they’d like in that 24-hour period) around the famous Booty Loop in Myers Park. Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Queens University of Charlotte are the main beneficiaries of the event, but 10-20 other cancer-related nonprofits will receive support too. If you don’t plan to walk/bike, you can cheer on the participants from the sidelines or hang out in the food/expo area.

Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $31-$251 | Details

Why you should go: Don’t go chasing waterfalls but do go buying tickets for this show. I mean, what a trifecta.

Hayden Magician

Stage Door Theater | 8 p.m. | $25-$30 | Details

Why you should go: This is Hayden’s final act (maybe you could call it his vanishing act) before he takes his show on the road.

The Palm and Grey Goose Pairing

The Palm | 7 p.m. | $105 | Details, call 704-552-7450 for reservations

Why you should go: The four-course meal will be paired with Grey Goose drinks, and you can pick between prosciutto-wrapped chilean sea bass or a cajun-rubbed 9-ounce filet mignon for the main course. Fancy.

Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale

1824 Statesville Ave. | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Everything will be up to 80 percent off, so treat yourself.

Food Truck Friday – South End

Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Tikka Buzz Food Truck, 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.

Food Truck Friday – Plaza Midwood

Resident Culture | 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?

Friday Nights at Camp North End

Camp NorthEnd | 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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