Painful Truth: What Students Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis is happening tomorrow night. Come listen to a panel of physicians along with three former Panthers players at Knight Theater. Free to parents and students.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Rooftop 210 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $5 GA, $15 VIP | Details
Why you should go: Start your week with a relaxing rooftop yoga session and a healthy cocktail. Your ticket includes one drink ticket, and VIPs get a tank top. Bring your own mat.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Rosie’s Wine Garden opening
McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson St. | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Rosie’s Wine Garden is a new wine bar concept at the McGill Rose Garden with 14 wines and 12 beers for you to sip while you stroll through the grounds.
Belk Theater | Varies | $30+ | Details
Why you should go: There are few things more magical than Disney shows on Broadway, so you really should carve out time to see this number. There are performances through Sept. 10-29.
Painful Truth: What Students Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis Panel Discussion
Knight Theater | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: You can listen to a panel of physicians and three former Panthers players have an honest conversation about the opioid epidemic and how it’s impacting students, hosted by the OrthoCarolina Research Institute.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Credit Card Miles & Points Strategy with SkillPop
Divine Barrel Brewing | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: This is conversation I’ve had with so many of my friends and understanding how to maximize credit card benefits is a skill all adults could benefit from.
Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:45-8:45 p.m. | $15+ | Details
Why you should go: Soak in the end of summer while paddling down the still waters of Lake Haigler at your own pace.
Chicken Salad Chick Matthews Grand Opening
Matthews Location | 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: First 100 guests will recieve chicken salad for a year.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Bud Light Platinum + Axios Charlotte Thursday Night Football Tailgate
Rí Rá Irish Pub | 6-8 p.m. | Details
Why you should go: Bud Light Platinums on us, DJ Chase Morgan and celebration competitions. Will sell out, so grab a ticket fast.
$5 Topside Oyster Tailgate
The Waterman Rooftop | 5-8 p.m. | $5 | Details
Why you should go: Crush oysters on their rooftop patio and wash them down with $3 Narragansett Lagers while listening to live music. Oysters available while supplies last, so get there early.
[Agenda related guide: 9 best seafood restaurants in Charlotte — and what to order at each]
Carolina Panthers v. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bank of America Stadium | 8:20 p.m. | $42-$314+ | Details
Why you should go: Catch the Panther’s second game of the week, and snag a free ticket to our tailgate with Bud Light to Celly Celly with your friends and Bud Light Platinum.
An Evening with Chef Bruce Moffett
SOCO Gallery and TABOR 421 Providence Road | 6-8 p.m. | $65 | Details
Why you should go: Chef Bruce Moffett is doing a cooking demo from his new book, and you’ll get passed bites, drinks and a signed copy of Bruce’s cookbook. Call 704.372.8110 for a reservation.
Le Creuset Factory-to-Table Sales Event
The Park Expo and Conference Center | Varies | $10 | Details
Why you should go: The sale we’ve been waiting for is finally here, folks, so go ahead and treat yourself (and maybe knock out some holiday shopping). Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Music at the Met
The Metropolitan | 6 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Summer is winding down, but outdoor concert season continues with Music at the Met. Expect food and drink specials, games and more.
Ballantyne Bootcamp Series
Brixham Tent | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get fit this fall with a free bootcamp every Thursday from now until Oct. 17. The workouts use body weight, plyometrics, running and more.
PNC Music Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | $43-$123+ | Details
Why you should go: You can never go wrong with an outdoor country concert, and this is the last big one of the summer.
River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center
USNWC | 7-10 p.m. | Free, $6 parking | Details
Why you should go: This is the last month of River Jam season, so get in your outdoor concerts while you can. Yarn is playing tonight and Big Daddy Love plays tomorrow. They’re also hosting a trail race at 6:30 p.m. with 5k and 10k distances.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
14th Annual Blackhawk Warehouse Sale
Blackhawk Hardware | All Day | Up to 50% off | Details
Why you should go: Blackhawk recently announced a 12,000-square-foot expansion so they’ve got to clean out the warehouse. Grab items on the cheap.
[Agenda related story: How I Work: 20 quick questions with Andy Wilkerson, Vice President of Blackhawk Hardware]
Special Evening Open Swim and Dinner
The Quarry At Carrigan Farms | 4:30-9 p.m. | $24 | Details
Why you should go: After you take a dip, the all-you-can-eat dinner spread will include grilled burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and fresh watermelon slices. Don’t let summer end.
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 food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries, Strudelteig, Tikka Buzz, The Feathered Fin and Hip Hop Smoothies.
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, Gyro Twins Truck, TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck, New Wrap Order, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine and Holy City Waffles. 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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