Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week
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I Heart Rail Trail “LIGHTS”

South End | Feb. 19-Mar. 7 | Free | Details

Why you should go: The popular I Heart Rail Trail installation is back in South End with six new works from local artists. The interactive displays stretch from 1100 South plaza to Atherton Mill and will be up until March 7.

9th Annual Run Jen Run Virtual 5K

Remote | Feb. 27 – Mar. 6 | $25-$35 to register | Details

Why you should go: Run or walk at your own pace to support Go Jen Go and raise funds for the Survivor Grants program — a program that provides critical financial assistance to local breast cancer survivors to pay household bills.


Love, Charlotte Exhibition at 7th Street Public Market

224 E 7th Street | Now through Mar. 15 | Details

Why you should go: In celebration of their love for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards that will be on display outside 7th Street Public Market.

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Online | Times vary | $15 per class | Details

Why you should partake: Add a little bit of spice to your next at-home dinner by following along with a recorded cooking class lead by Chef Alyssa. Purchase of a class includes the recipe, an info sheet, and access to the video of your choice.

Sweet Spot at Home

Online | Times vary | $30-$45 | Details

Why you should partake: Bring the fun of baking right into your home. Sweet Spot Studio is offering baking classes virtually with lessons including French macarons, cake donuts and DIY Twix & Kit Kat bars.

Lovers Art Trail

Multiple locations | Ongoing | Free | Details

Why you should go: Stroll along this love-inspired trail to see ten artworks on display in South End, Third Ward, NoDa and Plaza-Midwood. At each stop, you’ll learn about the artist, mural, and a fun fact about love.

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine Exhibition

Mint Museum Uptown | Times vary | General admissions $15 | Details

Why you should go: The Mint Museum’s newest exhibition, presented by PNC Bank, examines the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries. W|ALLS will feature more than 130 photographs taken by 67 photographers across five continents.

Bossy Beulah’s Snack Pack

2200 Freedom Dr. | 11 am to 8 pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Head to Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack to try its new menu item, the Snack Pack, which is perfect for kids or those in-between-meal times. Pick up at Freedom Drive location or order online for delivery.

Blue Blaze Trail Talk

528 S Turner Ave. | 6:30-7:30 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Trail Talk connects Charlotte’s ever-growing outdoor community through conversations about hiking, backpacking, and all things related to the outdoors. Craft brews, wine, cider, and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available as well.

Game of Thrones Trivia Night at Brewers at 4001 Yancy

4001-A, Yancey Rd. | 6:30-9:30 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Gather your allies to test your knowledge of the Starks, Targaryens, Lannisters and put your skills to the test with Game of Thrones Trivia Night at Brewers at 4001 Yancy.


Taco Tuesday at Noble Smoke

2216 Freedom Dr. | Tuesdays | $48 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring home a DIY taco kit with 16 house-made tortillas, 1.5 pounds of meat (choose from smoked brisket, pork, or chicken), Cotija cheese, pico de gallo, radish, sour cream, and fresh limes.

Random Acts of Happiness Day at Harriet’s Hamburgers

Optimist Hall | Tuesdays | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: As part of their weekly Random Acts of Happiness day, Harriet’s Hamburgers is giving away a free meal to a random guest–no matter how big or small their order is, every Tuesday.

Acrylic Pour on Canvas Class at Wine & Design

1419 East Boulevard, Suite J | 6:30 pm | $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.


Supperland Grand Opening

1212 The Plaza | 5-10 pm | Menu pricing | Details

Why you should go: The long-awaited church-turned-restaurant from the owners of Haberdish, Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse and Reigning Doughnuts finally opens today. The menu features Southern cuisine reminiscent of traditional church potluck dinners served on Supperland’s custom, hand-painted plates. 

[Related story: New Plaza Midwood restaurant Supperland has an opening date: March 3]

Craft the Perfect Cheeseboard with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:15 pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should participate: Local cheese enthusiast and caterer, Tori Tippin, will teach you the tips and tricks of styling the perfect cheeseboard. You’ll learn the art of placement, cutting, pairing, and even choosing the right cheese board. Plus, you’ll learn how to make the “salami river,” a popular meat folding technique.

[Related guide: 15 must-try charcuterie and cheese boards in Charlotte]

Home Buying 101

Online | 7 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join LendScout by ASMC and the Winfield Group for a free virtual event covering the most important things you need to know before purchasing your first home.

Queen City Streams Series: Late Bloomer

 Online | 7 pm | Free, $10 donation appreciated | Details

Why you should attend: Tune in virtually to hear Charlotte-based indie rock band Late Bloomer perform live from Neighborhood Theatre.


Parks and Recreation Trivia at NoDa Brewing Company

2921 N Tryon St. | 6-8:30 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Who said binge-watching wouldn’t come in handy? Prove your Parks and Rec expertise at NoDa Brewing’s trivia night.

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

400 Camp Road | 7-10 pm | $30 per car | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to catch a drive-in screening of Cinderella (the 90s version starring Brandy). While you’re there, grab food from one of Camp North End’s delicious food stalls.


Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday Season Kick-off at Gibson Mill

325 McGill Ave. NW Ste. 250, Concord | 6-9 pm | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Concord for the season kick-off of Food Truck Friday at Gibson Mill. This Friday’s lineup features Plant 6 Provisions, Carolina Smash Truck, Dumpling Girls, My Sausage Buddy and Cremoso Cheesecake. Masks are required and trucks will be spaced to allow for social distancing.

Check out more upcoming events on our 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. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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