Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week in Charlotte

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MONDAY, MAY 17

Donation-based yoga with Habitual Roots

Freedom Park, 1908 East Blvd. | 6:30-7:30am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Habitual Roots bright and early in Freedom Park for a 60-minute yoga flow. All levels are welcome.

Ben’s Friends Support Group

Oku Charlotte, 2000 South Blvd. | Mondays, 11am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Ben’s Friends is a support group for professionals in the food and beverage industry who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. In-person sessions resume today and will take place weekly.

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TUESDAY, MAY 18

Final Draught: Cooking with Cats with Sheri Lynch at Town Brewing Company

800 Grandin Rd | 6pm | $10-$25 | Details 

Why you should go: Final Draught is a themed, quarterly discussion series featuring local thought leaders, beer and books. Best-selling author and radio personality Sheri Lynch joins this week to talk about her latest book, “Cooking with Cats.” Proceeds benefit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

Be Well Birkdale Yoga Class

8712 Lindholm Dr. (The Grove) | 6-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Pose under the trees of The Grove in Birkdale Village. Starting today, signature events hosted by Birkdale Village will be open to the public.

Open Air: Artist Conversation With Charly Palmer

Virtual | 7-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center for a conversation with acclaimed artist Charly Palmer, whose work has graced the cover of TIME’s “America Must Change” (June 26, 2020) issue as well as John Legend’s “Bigger Love” album.

Foxcroft Wine Co. Argentina Wine Dinner with Bodega Cantena Zapata

7416 Waverly Walk Ave., Ste. H-1A | 7-9pm | $99 per person | Details 

Why you should go: For $99 you’ll receive a four-course dinner paired thoughtfully with a selection of Catena wines.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

North End Farmers Market

1701 North Graham Street | 4-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to browse through an eclectic mix from farms and other small businesses from across the Carolinas.

Related story: Detailed guide to 12 Charlotte-area farmers markets

McNinch House Restaurant Central Coast Hidden Gems Wine Tasting

511 N. Church St. | 6-8pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Wine lovers are invited to join McNinch House Restaurant for an intimate wine tasting of California’s Central Coast hidden gems. The evening will consist of six wines paired with light bites.

Figure Drawing with Good Postage

Camp North End | Wednesdays, 6-8pm | $10, contact Good Postage to reserve a spot | Details 

Why you should go: Join Good Postage underneath the water tower in the Boileryard for a fun figure drawing class.

Charlotte Shapes: Mental Health

Online event | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Charlotte Shapers for a discussion about mental health and how to maintain it during difficult times featuring special guest counselors, Kemi Huntley and Justin Perry.

Film Night at QC Social Lounge

Alley Entrance, 300 N College St. Ste. 105 | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: QC Social Lounge and the Carolina Film Festival have partnered to celebrate and bring awareness to Carolina filmmakers. This event will feature writer and director Andrew Huggins.

THURSDAY, MAY 20

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

401 S. Gardner Ave. | Various times | $19.40 | Details

Why you should go: See the works of Michelangelo as you’ve never seen them before in this unique exhibition. These masterpieces will be displayed in a large floor-to-ceiling format, giving visitors a new, close-up perspective.

The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody: Who is the Scranton Strangler?

Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. | 6pm | $39.50 | Details 

Why you should go: Grab your friends (or coworkers) and put your detective skills to the test to solve the mystery of the Scranton Strangler. Through conversations and scenes, actors will reveal clues to the detective audience that lead them on their way to solve the case.

Virtual Modernism & Film: Gateways to New York

Online | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Bechtler Museum virtually for a screening of “Gateways to New York,” a film that tells the story of the Swiss structural engineer Othmar H. Ammann and how he redefined the art of bridge-building in the United States. To participate, guests must register by May 19.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

Meditation Basics with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: May is mental health awareness month, so join certified meditation instructor Chelsea Green as she shares how meditation can be used when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or simply want to relax.

Big Tent Sale at Cotswold Marketplace

200 North Sharon Amity | Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Cotswold Marketplace to score major deals on furniture, home decor, rugs, lighting, art, and gifts this weekend only.


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