Weekday Planner: 14 cool things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday Planner: 14 cool things to do in Charlotte this week
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This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by Count On Me CLT. If you’re heading out to some social distance-friendly activities this week, don’t forget to bring your mask, wash your hands often (or use hand sanitizer), and wait six feet apart from others. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread.


MONDAY, JULY 20

Crush Your Credit Card Debt

Online | 5-6:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: For this virtual SkillPop class, finance pro Bernadette Joy will share how to pay off your debt, increase your credit score, and build better spending habits moving forward.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

An Introduction to Red & Sweet Wine Varietals

Online | 8-10 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: At this point, I bet a few of us would consider wine our quarantine hobby. Make it more official with a four-part crash course in vino education. You can take one class for $30 or do all four for $120.

Cocktail, Brews, Wine & Food

The Suffolk Punch | 6-9 p.m. | $85 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get a chef-curated four course meal pairing with heirloom tomatoes, beef tenderloin carpaccio, seared scallops, duck breast, and chocolate mousse. Only a dozen tickets will be sold to ensure social distancing.

Sunsets and Sangria

Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo | 6-9 p.m. | $50 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to make sangria (and drink it) while snacking on charcuterie. Only a limited number of spots are open due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. (Everyone who wears a mask at Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo gets a free glass of champagne, by the way.)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

Oneblood Drive

Noble Smoke | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Show up to donate blood, and you get a free Covid-19 antibody test and $5 Noble Smoke voucher in exchange.

Speedway Drive-In

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 7 p.m. | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: Grab some popcorn and snacks, load up the family, and watch a drive-in movie at the Speedway. This week’s featured movie is “Ice Age 4.”

Beyond the Game: Reimagining the Sports Fan Experience in 2020

Online | 8-9 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Calling all sports enthusiasts. Join Northeastern University – Charlotte and the Charlotte Hornets as they discuss reimagining the sports fan experience on a professional and collegiate level in the midst of a season in flux.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

Charlotte Pride Pop-Up Pride Shop

1900 The Plaza | 4-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Even though the Pride Parade is canceled this year, Charlotte is still hosting virtual celebrations. Load up on pride-themed gear to show support.

Ruby Sunshine Grand Opening

332 West Bland St. | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The brief opening ceremony and a Rainbow Ribbon cutting done by the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will begin at 11 a.m. 10 percent of the entire day’s sales will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. No reservations.

The Goodyear House Backyard BBQ

The Goodyear House | 6-9 p.m. | $85 | Details

Why you should go: You get a four-course meal served family style and two cocktails for $85. They’ve got six tables of four guests available and six tables of six guests available.

Real Talk About Millennial Homeownership

Zoom | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Learn the ins and outs of buying a home in today’s housing market from a panel of expert real estate and finance pros in an interactive, fun, and informative Zoom event. Plus, there are Legion Brewing Gift Cards and free home appraisals on the line.

Summer Drive-In Series

The Music Yard | 7:30 p.m. | $10+ | Details

Why you should go: See a different performance every week from your car or sit outside at a socially distanced table — catch a movie on Thursdays and live performance on Friday. This week’s movie is “The Wedding Crashers” and on Friday you can see CBDB & Blue Footed Boobies perform. Pro tip: While you’re there, you can grab food and drinks from SouthBound.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

CLT Art & Sole

Varies | 4-7 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Every Friday through August 7, you’ll be able to take a guided walking (or running) art tour of Charlotte using the RunGo app. There will be three distance options each week — short (1-2 miles), medium (3-4 miles), or long (5-7 miles) — to choose from. 

24 Hours of Booty: UnLooped

Your neighborhood | All weekend | $25 | Details

Why you should go: The annual in-person race is canceled for 2020, but you can still show support from your own yard, bike around your neighborhood, and donate to the cause. $25 includes a donation and event T-shirt.


Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section.

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