Agenda Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in the Queen City this week

Agenda Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in the Queen City this week
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12

Low Tide Lunch Special at the Waterman Fish Bar

2729 South Blvd., Suite D | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Who doesn’t love a good lunch special? The Waterman Fish Bar just rolled out its new “Low Tide Lunch” which features a signature Waterman sandwich every weekday with fries or slaw for $10.

StreetEats at the Arboretum

8008 Providence Road | 11:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. | Menu pricing | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte’s StreetEats program allows participating restaurants to open temporary outdoor dining areas in parking lots and private streets. Head to the Arboretum to enjoy food from Qdoba, Tacos 4 Life, New South Kitchen + Bar, Vintner Wine Market, and Sushiya Japan. This event will be in compliance with Phase 3 guidelines.

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Charlotte Podcast Festival

Online | Noon to 1 p.m. | Free, registration required | Details

Why you should go: If you have dreams of starting your own podcast or simply enjoy listening, tune in for Charlotte’s first-ever virtual podcast festival. The festival will run from October 5-30 and explore a wide range of topics in every session. Today’s session will cover tips, techniques, and tech recommendations for recording impactful podcast audio.

Instagram Workshop with SkillPop

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

Why you should go: Step up your social media game in this online Instagram workshop. Blogger and photographer, Chrissie Nelson Rotko will show you how to capture your brand, curate your feed, and cultivate your community. Chrissie will also cover topics like hashtags and the algorithm.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

$5 Burger Tuesday at Dogwood

4905 Ashley Park Lane | 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]

Sunset Yoga on the Metropolitan Rooftop

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for General Public | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy an invigorating 60-minute yoga session and city views on the roof of The Metropolitan. All yoga levels welcomed. Class is limited to 40 people to allow for social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

Acrylic Pour on Canvas Class at Wine & Design

1419 East Boulevard, Suite J | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $39 | Details

Why you should go: Choose your colors and get to pouring. This bring-your-own-beverage class lets you create beautiful abstract designs and you don’t have to be an artist to participate.

Dockside Cinema

Papa Docs Shore Club | 8-10 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Sit dockside for the screening of “Jaws” on a massive 22-foot outdoor screen. Order dinner, snacks, and drinks, and enjoy a night of entertainment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

North Italia Date Night Bundle

1414 S Tryon St | October 14th through November 1st | $50 | Details 

Why you should go: In celebration of National Pizza & Pasta Month, North Italia is offering a “Date Night Bundle” that comes with a choice of any two signature pastas, along with a side of freshly baked parmesan garlic bread, and a to-go margarita or red sangria.

[Related Agenda Story: North Italia, The Cheesecake Factory-owned pizza and pasta chain, opens November 13 at South End’s Railyard]

Yoga at The Yard

The Music Yard | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Wind down your Wednesday with a yoga class hosted by Dilworth yoga studio, Be Yoga. After class, attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on food & drinks from Southbound restaurant next door. Class is limited to 20 people to ensure safe social distancing. Bring a yoga mat and water.

Spooky Seas: Nighttime Fishy Fright at Sea Life Concord

8111 Concord Mills Boulevard | 6-8 p.m. | $14.9- $17.95 | Details 

Why you should go: Hopefully you’re not a scaredy-catfish, because in this spooky aquarium experience you’ll have to escape an underwater witches lair to conquer your biggest fears.

Young, Gifted, and Black: Bringing the Young Black Artist Center Stage

McGlohon Theater/Online | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tune in for an engaging discussion featuring Mekhai Lee (The Color Purple National Tour), Amina Faye (Jimmy Awards Best Actress 2016), and director/producer Martin Damien Wilkins (Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, Actor’s Express) as they talk about navigating Broadway and pursuing their professional theater dreams.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

Wing Haven’s Fall Plant Sale

Wing Haven Nursery 248 Ridgewood Avenue | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Prices vary | Details

Why you should go: Don’t miss this biannual plant sale featuring Wing Haven’s plant favorites. Shop their wide variety of plants in-person this fall via scheduled 50-minute time slots. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven’s gardens and programs. Schedule your shopping visit in advance. The sale runs through October 17.

Pets, Pints, and Paints at NoDa Brewing

2921 North Tryon Street | 6-8:30 p.m. | $55 | Details

Why you should go: Paint your pet with the help of a local artist. All paints and supplies will be provided, and you can order a drink to sip on while you paint.

CLT Wine & Food Week – Vintner Dinner

1829 Cleveland Avenue | 6:30 p.m. | $175 per person | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a four-course meal with a curated selection of wines at this vintner dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities and non-profit organizations.

A Conversation with Summer Wheat

Online | 6:30- 7:30 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Summer Wheat, the artist behind the recent Foragers installation in the Mint, for a conversation about the evolution of this new monumental work. Stream this live talk on the Mint Museum Facebook page.

Punchlines @ Pinhouse

2306 Central Avenue | 8-10 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Head to Pinhouse to be entertained by some of the city’s best comedians, drink delicious craft beer, and enjoy amazing food from Island Boys Food Truck.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Brunch Bash! at Sycamore Brewing

2161 Hawkins Street | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Menu pricing | Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy all-day brunch at Sycamore Brewing with food from Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck and Grumpy Grandpa MX.

Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Online | 5-6 p.m. | $60 for ingredient box & virtual class, $15 for class only | Details 

Why you should go: In this Thai-inspired cooking class, Chef Alyssa will show you how to prepare Laap Gai, a Thai chicken salad, and Pad See Ew, a traditional stir-fried noodle dish with Chinese broccoli and beef. Everything you need to follow along with the class is included in the ingredient box.

Summer Never Ends ft. Honey Bear at Camp North End

1701 N Graham St (Keswick Stage) | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: If you like indie, house, funk music, or all three combined head out to Camp North End to hear DJ Honey Bear perform on Keswick Stage. Masks are required.

Flicks at the Field

Truist Field | Gates at 6:15 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. | Tickets start at $10 | Details

Why you should go: Go to Truist Field to catch The Avengers on the stadium’s giant video board. Bring your camping chair or a blanket and enjoy the best seat in the house. Tickets are limited.


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