Axios Weekday Planner: 24 things to do in Charlotte this week

Axios Weekday Planner: 24 things to do in Charlotte this week
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Open Swim at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms

1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy. | Now through Labor Day, various time slots | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Soak in the summer sun and go for a dip in the natural spring quarry at Carrigan Farms. Swimmers must pass a swim test to be in the water without a life jacket. Open swim is happening now through Labor Day.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Ford Building at Camp North End | June 17-September 12, various time slots | $40+ for adults, $25+ for children age 6-16 | Details

Why you should go: Lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s famous works like Sunflowers and The Starry Night.

[Related story: Immersive Van Gogh art show arrives in Charlotte this June]

Half-Priced Rosé at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark

4905 Ashley Park Ln. Suite J | Mondays, 11am to 10pm| Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: Kick off the week with select, half-priced bottles of rosé at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark.

Silent Yoga at Summit Seltzery

2215 Thrift Road #Suite B | 6-7pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This yoga class uses noise-isolating headphones to help you to tune out distractions and focus on your breath and being still.

Five-Course Farm-To-Table Lamb Dinner at Lincoln Street

1320 South Church Street #Suite 400 | 6-8pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Meet fellow foodies and learn about local sustainable agriculture at this five-course farm-to-table lamb dinner paired with a selection of wine.

Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte Run Club

2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. | 6:30-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Go for a run through the Ayrsley Shopping Center and the adjoining neighborhood, then enjoy a post-workout beer. All running levels are welcome.

Open Level Flow Yoga at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

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

Why you should go: Start your week on the right foot with this intermediate Vinyasa Flow. Other weekly class offerings include slow flow and fun flow.

Film Screening at C3Lab

2525 Distribution St. | June 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30pm. | $10 non-members; $5 CFS members; Free to C3 members | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Charlotte Film Society and C3 Lab for the latest screening in the Back Alley Film Series, Werewolves Within. Screenings will take place on Monday and Tuesday.


Dogs Eat Free on Tuesdays at Foxcroft Wine Co.

All Foxcroft locations | Noon to 10pm | Free (for pups) | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your dog out to Foxcroft Wine Co. to enjoy their very own pup cup (a house-made frozen dog treat made with peanut butter, banana, and Greek yogurt.)

WFAE’s 40th Anniversary at Spirit Square

Spirit Square | 8-11am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate WFAE’s 40th anniversary by coming out to Spirit Square to enjoy a live broadcast of Charlotte Talks, free cake and coffee from Sunflour Baking Company and Pure Intentions Coffee, plus free WFAE swag.

Sweet Spot Studio x Catawba Brewing Co: Charcuterie Boards

933 Louise Ave. #105, | 6:30pm | $70 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Sweet Spot Studio at Catawba Brewing Co. to make pimento cheese and craft an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board using various meats, cheeses and house-made accouterments.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center Presents Unmasked: The Tipping Point

Virtual | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in virtually for a continued discussion and reflection on the impact of George Floyd’s death, one year later. Attorney and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers, along with other activists and scholars will be joining the conversation.

Knights vs. Norfolk Tides

324 South Mint St. | 7:04pm | $11-$57 | Details 

Why you should go: Root for our Charlotte Knights at they take on the Norfolk Tides. First responders get free tickets in honor of first responders’ night.


North End Farmers Market

1701 North Graham St. | Wednesdays, 4-8pm | Prices vary by vendor | Details 

Why you should go: Support local farmers and food product makers. This season’s market has a lineup of 26 vendors (16 anchor vendors and 10 rotating) that sell everything from eggs and produce to CBD products and candles.

Run the Bloc Wednesdays at Camp North End

300 Camp Rd. | Wednesdays, 5:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Grab your running shoes and join bloc Studios for a 2-3 mile run around the area. The group will meet at the bloc Studio at 5:30pm and start at 5:45pm. After the run, folks are welcome to hang out at the Farmer’s Market or grab something to eat or drink at Camp North End.

Summer Drive-In Movie Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S. | 7pm (gates at 5pm) | $40 per vehicle, $30 vehicle passes for the July 21 and August 11 screenings | Details 

Why you should go: The Summer Drive-In Movie Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway with Wednesday being the first event of the season. The series kicks off with a screening of DreamWorks animated “Trolls” on the 16,000-square-foot movie screen and fireworks show. Future screenings include “The Peanuts Movie” on July 21 and “The Greatest Showman” on August 11.


Queen Charlotte Fair

5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord | July 1-11 | $7-$12 | Details 

Why you should go: Ride all of your favorite carnival rides, catch exciting performances like the “Belmont Festival of Magic” show and “Wall of Death Motorcycle Show,” and of course, fill up on some delicious fair food at the Queen Charlotte Fair.

Pups on the Patio & Doggy Drag Show at Billy Sunday

1115 North Brevard St. | 5-9pm | Price | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your pups out to Billy Sunday to meet other social pups, then stay for a special Doggy Drag Show at 7:30pm.

Knead a Slice x Salud Cerveceria Pizza Party

3306 North Davidson St. | 6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pizza connoisseurs, Dion Beary and Evan Kent (@kneadasliceclt) are partnering with Salud Cerveceria to host their first pizza party. Stop by for beer and bonding over Charlotte pizza.

River Jam at the Whitewater Center

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

Why you should go: Experience ~immaculate summer vibes~ at River Jam. Sprawl out with a blanket or a chair and listen to tunes from a stellar weekly lineup of artists across multiple genres. Taking the stage this Thursday is Underground Springhouse, followed by Truett on Friday and Con Brio on Saturday.

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:30pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Amber Bounds from Little King Art will teach you three basic macrame knots for making your very own macrame plant hanger.


Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

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

Why you should go: This huge state-run market has a wide variety of vendors selling fresh produce, meat, eggs, flowers and more.

Vin to Yin Yoga and Live Music

1911 Central Ave. | 6:30-7:30pm | Free, donations appreciated | Details 

Why you should go: This class will start off with an upbeat flow to get your body warmed up, and then lead into a grounding savasana. By the end of class, you’ll be feeling rejuvenated for the weekend.

Silent Disco at Brewers at 4001 Yancey

4001-A, Yancey Rd. | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Dance like no one’s watching as you groove to your own personal disco. In honor of it being 4th of July weekend, come dressed in red, white, and blue and prizes will be awarded for best dressed.

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 [email protected].

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