Weekday planner: 23 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 23 things to do in Charlotte this week
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The Degenerate 1 Year Anniversary Party

2116 N Davidson St. Suite A | 4 pm to midnight | Varies | Details 

Why you should go: To celebrate its first birthday, The Degenerate is throwing a party with drink specials and duck pierogies. 10% of the sales from the event will benefit Time Out Youth, the LGBTQ youth center.

Branding for Social Media with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7 pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Social media guru and branding expert Kristen Bousquet will break down the basics of establishing a strong online visual presence to help you reach your target market, stimulate growth and ultimately increases sales.


Charlotte FitFam Weekly Bootcamp

2215 Thrift Rd., Suite B | Tuesdays, 6 pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or looking to add some variation to your current routine, join Charlotte Fit Fam for their weekly boot camp at Summit Seltzer.

Game of Thrones Trivia at Skiptown

222 Rampart St. | 7-9 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Gather your allies to test your knowledge of the Starks, Targaryens and Lannisters and put your skills to the test at Skiptown’s Game of Thrones Trivia Night.

Charlotte Knights vs. Nashville Sounds

324 S Mint St, | 7:04 pm | $13+ | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Truist Field to watch the Knights take on the Nashville Sounds in the first game in their six-game match-up.


North End Farmers Market

1701 North Graham St. | 4-8 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the heart of Camp North End to find an eclectic mix of farmers, food artisans, and other small businesses from across the Carolinas.

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

Outdoor Community Yoga with Atha Yoga

9870 Rea Rd. | 6-7 pm | Free, donations appreciated | Details 

Why you should go: Join Atha Yoga on the Village Green for a rejuvenating outdoor yoga class. Donations will benefit local non-profits working in areas of mental health and wellness.

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

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

JW Marriott Connect Event at The Unknown Brewing Co.

1327 South Mint St. | 6-8 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Network and learn more about food and beverage employment opportunities at the highly anticipated JW Marriott opening in Uptown.


Ballantyne DropSound Cardio Dance with HIGH Fitness

11405 Community House Road | 6-7 pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: This hour-long workout combines old-school aerobics with modern fitness techniques like plyometrics and HIIT to help you burn calories while having fun doing it. Plus, the workouts are set to music you know and love.

Summer Concert Series Thursdays at Anne Springs Close Greenway

291 Dairy Barn Ln., in Fort Mill | 6-9 pm | $6 per person (free for members) | Details 

Why you should go: Sit on the lawn and enjoy music from acoustic mandolin and guitar group, Natty Boh Duo. Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase along with a rotating food truck selection.

Music at the Met

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-9 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring a blanket or a chair out to the patio by the greenway at the Metropolitan to enjoy live music from a new artist every week. Performing this Thursday is Brent Cates Band.

River Jam at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. | 6:30 pm | Free, $6 parking | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a concert by the rapids at the Whitewater Center’s River Jam concert series. Bring blankets and chairs and head to the River Jam stage to hear performances from a range of talented artists. Taking the stage this Thursday is old-school country artist, Carly Burruss followed by The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers on Friday.

The Voltage Brothers: Best of Funk, Jazz and R&B at Middle C Jazz

300 S Brevard St. | 7 pm | $32 | Details 

Why you should go: Middle C Jazz welcomes The Voltage Brothers, a show band whose repertoire consists of R&B, swing and Carolina beach music among several other genres. The group has also appeared with renowned artists including Frank Sinatra, The Temptations, The Commodores, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Earth, Wind, & Fire.


Pick up a donut (or a dozen) in honor of National Donut Day

Various locations | All-day | Varies | Details 

Why you should go: Keep an eye out for Charlotte donut shops celebrating with donut deals.

Related story: Top 13 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

1801 Yorkmont Rd. | 8 am to 6 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This huge state-run market features fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and other goods.

Eat Black Charlotte Week

1327 South Mint St. | June 4-12 | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Eat Black Charlotte Week (EATBLKCLT) is a week of pre-fixe lunch and dinner menus crafted by local Black-owned restaurants. The week will come to a close with events at Unknown Brewing Co. and 1501 South Mint.

GRACEfest Opening Night at The Brooklyn Collective

219-229 S. Brevard St. | 6-9 pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: GRACEfest is Uptown’s first annual art festival that honors the 18 ancestors of the Grace AME Zion. The two-day festival will have art, music, dancers, acapella spirituals, spoken word, heritage and history.

Victoria Yards First Friday Movie: Black Panther

408 N Tryon Street | 6 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Victoria Yards to catch a screening of Black Panther. There will be food trucks, alcoholic beverages, and live music prior to the movie.

EMO Night at the Music Yard

2433 South Blvd. | 6-10 pm | $10+ | Details 

Why you should go: Reminisce on your angsty teen years by heading out to Emo Night at The Music Yard. This event will feature songs from My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco!, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Good Charlotte, and 3OH3 to name a few.

Art After Dark with the Harvey B. Gantt Center

551 S Tryon St. | 6-10 pm | Free (21+) | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for an evening of hands-on art workshops, discussions, live music, plus the unveiling of the museum’s newest exhibit, Choose Your Weapon by E. Mackey — a collection of photos that reflect his journey as a photographing activist.

Candle Making Workshop at NoDa Brewing Co.

2921 North Tryon St. | 6-8 pm | $45 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Stacy Ahua of Usu Company candles for a DIY candle-making workshop. You’ll get to sample, select and blend a one-of-a-kind scent for your candle. Together, Stacy will take you step-by-step through all of the materials you need in the candle-making process. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with your own unique candle creation.

Virtual Jazz at the Bechtler

Online | 7-8 pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in virtually to hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform live from The Playroom stage at the Bechtler.

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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