Weekday planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week
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MONDAY, JULY 19

Breakfast Menu Starts at The Jimmy

2839 Selwyn Ave. | 8am to noon | Menu prices | Details 

Why you should go: Get a Monday morning pick-me-up by trying out The Jimmy’s new breakfast options. To start, they’ll offer espresso coffee, and fresh Copain pastries such as croissants, muffins, and biscotti.

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Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants | Now through July 25 | $30-$35 per person | Details

Why you should go: For $30-$35, you can enjoy a 3-course fine dining experience at dozens are participating restaurants in the area. But, act fast, reservations are filling up.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Camp North End

1774 Statesville Ave. (Ford Building) | Now through 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: 7 quick takeaways from my visit to Charlotte’s Immersive Van Gogh exhibit]

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Yoga at the Mint: Summer Series

500 South Tryon St. | Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15pm | Free for Mint members, $15 for non-members; registration required | Details 

Why you should go: Join NC Yoga Bar for an outdoor yoga flow on the blocked-off street of West 1st St. in-between Tryon and S. Church.

Open Air: Artist Conversation with Willie Little

Virtual | 7-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center for a conversation with multimedia artist and storyteller, Willie Little. Little, a North Carolina native, will share his visual narrative about growing up in the rural south as a gay Black male and tackle topics of racism, social justice and Black Lives Matter.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

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.

Homemade Summer Fruit Pies with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: In this class, Keia Mastrianni owner of Milk Glass Pie, will show you how to make a centerpiece-worthy peach-blackberry pie with crumble topping.

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.

Figure Drawing at 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.

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: One pandemic-related activity that shouldn’t go anywhere is drive-in movies. Head out to The Speedway to catch “The Peanuts Movie” on the 16,000-square-foot movie screen. The next screening is “The Greatest Showman” on August 11.

How to Care for Houseplants with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:30 | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Join expert gardener Jasmine Jefferson for a crash course on how to assess and care for any houseplant. Jasmine will cover plant basics and provide a thorough yet simple approach to successfully maintaining your houseplant.

Charlotte Gaymers Network Social: Stroke

1318 Pecan Ave., Ste. 101 | 7-10pm | Free, sign up required | Details

Why you should go: Join non-profit and LGBTQ+ youth advocacy group Charlotte Gaymers Network for their first social event. Folks are invited to enjoy free mini-golf, delicious drinks, and networking with people in the community.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Charlotte Museum of History: History Talks Lecture with Anthony Foxx

Online | 6-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: During this online event, former Charlotte Mayor and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will talk about he’s combated against racism in various roles, including as chair of Davidson College’s Commission on Race and Slavery.

Music at the Met

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

Why you should go: Bring a blanket or a chair out to the Metropolitan patio for a live music performance near Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Performing this Thursday is Tin 4.

NoDa Brewing Company: Charcuterie Boards with Sweet Spot

2921 North Tryon St. | 6:30pm | $70, ages 21+ | Details 

Why you should go: Join Sweet Spot Studio at NoDa Brewing for a B.Y.O charcuterie board class. You’ll make pimento cheese and learn display techniques to create Instagram-worthy boards using various meats, cheeses, and house-made accouterments.

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 Whitehall followed by Brother Moses on Friday and The Hooten Hallers on Saturday.

Comedy Night at Davidson Wine Co.

121 Depot St. | 7-9pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Davidson Wine Co. is partnering with Beerly Funny to host a stand-up comedy show featuring three local comedians. Headlining the show is Blayr Nias, followed by Crystalle Ramey, and the host for the evening is Lauren Ansley.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Morton’s Charlotte – Sips of Summer: A Cocktail Experience

227 West Trade St. | 6-8pm | $99 | Details

Why you should go: Indulge in a four-course, chef-prepared meal inspired by the flavors of Jalisco, Mexico. Each dish is paired with a hand-crafted specialty cocktail made with agave-based tequilas from Casamigos.

“Bodies for Scale” Opening Reception

301 Camp Rd., #200 | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This new art exhibition features works from artists all over the world. The opening night reception will have live music from Spatial Forces Duo and The Fastest Steed on Earth.

BLKMRKTCLT New Growth Series Presents: Local Honey

1824 Statesville Ave. | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: BLKMRKTCLT’s New Growth Series showcases Black female creatives through solo exhibitions. This week’s artist is Kalin Devone (@Kalin_Renee) whose work is a series based on introspection and personal perspective.


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