Axios Weekday Planner: 22 things to do this week in Charlotte

Axios Weekday Planner: 22 things to do this week in Charlotte

Nothing Major Market at The Music Yard Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

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Velvet Taco Park Road Opening

1601 East Woodlawn Rd., Suite B | 11am to 8pm | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: The highly anticipated Velvet Taco is opening its second location today in Park Road Shopping Center. If it’s your first time, we recommend getting the beer-battered cauliflower taco – it’s delish.


Negroni Week

9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd | September 13-19 | $12 | Details

Why you should go: This week, Golden Owl Tavern will be celebrating Negroni Week by offering a special version of the popular cocktail. $1 from every drink ordered will benefit No Kid Hungry.

Budget Like a Boss with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Bernadette Joy, owner of Crush Your Money Goals, for a helpful workshop covering creating a monthly budget and better organizing your finances.


Guided Meditation Series with Selenite Beauty

1800 Camden Rd., Suite 104 | 6-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Grab your mat and join reiki healer and embodiment guide Brittany Skala for a soothing guided meditation.

OH Well: ISI Elite Training – Dilworth

Optimist Hall (1115 North Brevard St.) | 6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Optimist Hall for a 50-minute, full-body and high-energy workout hosted by ISI Elite Training. Great for all levels. Bring water and your friends (working out with friends is more fun).

Knights vs Durham Bulls

324 South Mint St. | 7:04pm | $14-$60 | Details 

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Durham Bulls in the first of a six-game series. Gameday promotions include $1 hotdogs. (I may be cheering for both teams).

[Related guide: Durham getaway: 33 things to do in the Bull City]

Brewers Box Office: Movies Under the Stars at Brewers

4001-A, Yancey Rd. | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Watch a movie under the stars in the Beer Garden at 4001. This week’s screening is the fetch, coming-of-age classic, Mean Girls. There will be popcorn, pints and $3 tacos.


Bardo Natural Wines Five-Course Dinner

1508 South Mint St. | 5-11pm | $120 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a selection of locally sourced and produced wines paired with a five-course.

First-Time Home Buyer Webinar

Zoom | 5:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grant Wilsterman with Savvy + Co. Real Estate will give you the rundown of how much you really need for a downpayment, what happens between contract to closing, and the keys to homeownership.

I Dream

Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St. | September 15 & 16, 18 & 19; showtimes vary | $30-$100 | Details 

Why you should go: This performance by Opera Carolina tells the compelling story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, figures who led the movement that would change the nation.


Red Salt by David Burke First Anniversary Celebration

555 South McDowell St. | September 16-18 | $100 | Details 

Why you should go: The official one-year anniversary is on the 19th, but there will be a special prix fixe menu with wine pairings all weekend long.

Nothing Major Market

2433 South Blvd. | 5-11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bop while you shop at the Music Yard’s Nothing Major Market. Expect Charlotte’s top local brands, DJs, drinks, tacos and more.

Power Afterhours

Ballantyne Backyard, 11405 North Community House Rd. | 5:30-6:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a mat and some water for this 45-minute bodyweight strength class that will have your heart rate pounding and muscles burning. All fitness levels are welcome.


Scarowinds Season Opening

14523 Carowinds Blvd. | September 17- October 31 | $39.99 | Details 

Why you should go: You know that spooky season is right around the corner once Scarowinds opens. It’s the time of year when Carowinds transforms from a “theme park” into a “scream park.” More than 500 monsters, ghosts and goblins will roam freely around the park, so enter if you dare.

DeWalt National Hot Rod Association Carolina Nationals

5555 Concord Pkwy S. | September 17-19 | 3-day pass: $99+; Kids: Free | Details 

Why you should go: Start your engines for the return of one of drag racing’s most exciting weekends. Tickets give fans access to the drivers and crews.

Mecktoberfest Weekend One

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Rd. | 11am to 11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This year’s Mecktoberfest is being divided into two separate weekends. Guests can expect live music in the 10.5-acre Biergarten and authentic German-fare like pork schnitzel, German potato salad, and Bavarian pretzels with Copper bier cheese.

CEENTACares Classic Golf Tournament

Emerald Lake Golf Club, 9750 Tournament Drive | 11am | $150 | Details 

Why you should go: Play 18 holes of golf on a beautiful championship layout course. All proceeds will benefit Phillips Academy.

Petty Thieves One Year Anniversary Party

413 Dalton Ave., Suite B | September 17-19 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Petty Thieves Brewing in celebrating its one-year anniversary with a weekend-long lineup of festivities. There will be a Friday night market, beer releases, live music, food trucks and contests.

Charlotte FC Block Party

6210 Old Pineville Rd. | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Charlotte Football Club is kicking off National LatinX Heritage Month with a night of music, food trucks, face-painting, games plus special Charlotte FC guest appearances.

Cordovas at The Music Yard

2433 South Blvd. | 6-11pm | $5-$100 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to The Music Yard to catch American rock band, Cordovas perform a mix of Grateful Dead covers and original tunes.


2901 Romare Bearden Drive | 7-9:30pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: This immersive theatrical experience allows participants to discuss the history of gentrifying a southern city over a shared meal.

Delicious & De-Lovely at Common Market Plaza Midwood

2007 Commonwealth Ave. | 8-11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Queer Society Charlotte for a fun live performance featuring hostess Ms. Cici Deelite and Tallulah Van Dank.

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 weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email

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