Weekday Planner: 22 things to do in the Queen City this week

Weekday Planner: 22 things to do in the Queen City this week
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

J. Murrey Atkins “Li-berry” Lager Can Release

Triple C Brewing Company | 4-9 p.m. | $6.50/pint, $11/16oz four-pack | Details

Why you should go: Triple C Brewing has partnered with UNCC to create a clean, single malt American Lager that is brewed with 49er pride. It’s crisp and light with aromas of tropical kiwi and citrus lime. Show your 49er pride and head over to Triple C Brewing Company to sip a pint or pick up a four-pack.

The Porter’s House Private Dinner Series

7417 Waverly Walk Ave.|  5-9 p.m. | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: The Porter’s House in Waverly is opening up its private dining rooms for guests to book safe, socially distanced dinner parties. There will be a rotating monthly menu inspired by local ingredients and flavors. Guests must book reservations 24 hours in advance.

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Rooftop Hip Hop Vinyasa with Leslie Petrovic

The Metropolitan Rooftop | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for general public | Details

Why you should go: Flow with your breath and feel the music in this 60-minute hip-hop vinyasa with Leslie Petrovic from Lifetime Fitness. Leslie will guide you through sun salutations and standing postures while using the bass from the music to help you tap into your root chakra. Class will be limited to 25 people to allow for social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

$5 Burger Tuesdays return to Dogwood

4905 Ashley Park Lane | every Tuesday 5-9 p.m. | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy Dogwood’s famous burger made with ground sirloin, Gruyere cheese, Worcestershire onions, heirloom tomato, arugula, and bacon aioli. Comes with a side of fries all for $5. Craft beers will also be listed for $3, $4, and $5. Reservation required.

[Related Agenda guide: Best burgers in Charlotte]

SkillPop Home Decorating Basics

Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Since you’re stuck at home, why not spruce up your space? Learn the basics of interior design from self-taught decorator Kacie Cope. Kacie will help you bring your Pinterest home board to life with easy-to-follow guidelines and styling tips. This interactive virtual class will also answer some of your design questions.

Everything Beautiful Tour with Jenna Bush Hager

Online | 8 p.m. | $42+ | Details

Why you should go: Join Today show co-anchor, Jenna Bush Hager, for a virtual yet lively conversation about her new book Everything Beautiful In Its Time. In her book, Jenna takes fans behind the scenes of her life – from growing up in a political family to dating in the public eye to life on the Today show set. She credits her grandparents who instilled in her the value of respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning. This event is in partnership with ParkRoad Books. Each ticket includes access to the live stream and a copy of Everything Beautiful In Its Time.

Dockside Cinema

Papa Doc’s Shore Club | 8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Dock your boat or take a seat on the patio for a dockside screening of Pirates of the Caribbean. Order dinner and drinks while you enjoy the movie on a massive, 22-foot outdoor screen.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Apple Picking at Carrigan Farms

1261 Oakridge Farm Highway | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 per person | Details

Why you should go: Nothing says fall like apple picking on a tractor-drawn hayride. Starting today, Carrigan Farms is offering an authentic apple picking experience that includes a trip to the apple orchard where guests can pick a half-peck bag of apples. Hayrides last about 50 minutes from start to finish and include a stop at the petting zoo. Due to Covid-19, Carrigan Farms requires that guests make reservations for apple picking and wear a mask on the hayride and wherever 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

Southern Tier Steal-A-Pint

Billy Jack’s Shack NoDa | Noon to 10 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: When you order a beer you get to “steal” a beer. That’s the premise of Billy Jack’s Steal-A-Pint deal. They’ll be featuring Pumking on draft as well as 8 Days a Week, CLT’d Brewed Hazy Daze, and their White Chocolate Raspberry Stout. 

Strudeltieg Food Truck at Lore Brewing

Lore Brewing Company | 5-8 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Head to at Lore Brewing Company for pretzels, brats, and beers. Hang out in the taproom or place an order online if you’d prefer to enjoy at home.

Orrman’s Cheese Shop Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting

Online | 6-7:30 p.m. | $90 per package | Details

Why you should go: Gather around the table for a virtual workshop that explores various wine & cheese pairings. This workshop will be led by Josh Villapando, owner of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, and Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Drive-In Movie Night

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 7 p.m. | $30 per carload | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a drive-in movie, speedway style. Head out to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to catch Ferdinand on the 16,000 square foot movie screen.

SkillPop Wine Essentials

Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Ready to raise a glass? Join in with a glass in hand for an introduction to the basics of wine – where it comes from, how it’s made, and popular styles and well-known regions, and basic food pairings. You’ll want to have red wine, white wine, and several basic food pairings on hand.

Habitual Yoga hosted by Habitual Roots

North Charlotte Park | 7-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Practice mindfulness in the park with a 60-minute yoga flow hosted by the local nonprofit group, Habitual Roots. All levels are welcome. Mat spray and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Dot Dot Dot Formal Affairs Virtual Cocktail Class

Virtual | 8 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy drinks fit for a black-tie event in Dot Dot Dot’s Formal Affair Virtual Cocktail Class. Drink options include classic, sophisticated cocktails such as the Champagne Cocktail, Champagne Punch for Entertaining, and the Martini Negroni. Get dressed up if you want, or leave the tuxedo behind.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Movie Night at Omni Charlotte Hotel Coin Bar

Omni Hotel | 6-10 p.m. | $26 | Details

Why you should go: It’s Girl’s Night at the Coin Bar, so grab your pool float and your sarong for the screenings of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Love Actually. Cost includes two drink tickets.

Gentle Rooftop Yoga

The Metropolitan Rooftop | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for general public | Details

Why you should go: Unwind and recenter with this 60-minute flow led by yoga instructor and dance teacher, Niche Faulkner. All yoga levels are welcome. Bring a mat and water. This class is limited to 25 people to ensure social distancing.

Levine Museum of the New South: What is it going to take? Reimagining Policing: A Tale of Two Cities

Online | 8-9:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tune in for a timely conversation with Charlotte and Minneapolis community leaders about advocating for change in plighted communities and re-imagining policing. Panelists include Tiffany Fant (Charlotte for Black Futures, Sol Nation) and Kristie Puckett-Williams (ACLU NC) along with Minneapolis’ Autumn Dillie (American Indian Redevelopment Corporation), Sheila Nezhad (MPD 150 Project), and Octavia Smith (MN Freedom Fund).

Reinaldo Brahn: A Piece of Brazil

Middle C Jazz | 8-11 p.m. | $28 club seating | Details

Why you should go: Let the music of Reinaldo Brahn transport you to Brazil as he performs Samba & Bossa Nova. A full bar and light food menu will be available throughout the show.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

9/11 Flags of Remembrance Ceremony

Virtual | 8:30-11 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This live-stream event will allow viewers to reflect and remember a day that will forever be etched into America’s history. The memorial will consist of a tolling bell at the prominent times of 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, 9:59, 10:03 & 10:28. A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be on display.

Dane Page at Camp North End

Camp North End | 6-9 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to hear local singer, songwriter Dane Page perform and his fellow band members perform at their first show of the year. The Goodnight Brothers Band will start the show off at 6 p.m. and Dane Page goes on at 7:30 p.m. Masks are required.

[Related Agenda guide: User’s guide to Camp North End, the growing development near Uptown, now home to 40+ cool tenants]

Intro to Kayaking

Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:30-8 p.m. | $30 for non-members, $25 for members | Details

Why you should go: Take to the water in this introductory kayaking class. You’ll learn how to choose a safe kayaking location, how to safely get into and out of your boat, and basic paddling techniques.


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