Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week, including events to honor Veterans Day

Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week, including events to honor Veterans Day

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This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by EchoPark Automotive. Don’t plan your day around car shopping – with EchoPark, you can find your new car in less than an hour. 


Podcasting Essentials

SkillPop | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Join podcasting expert Andy Goh for this virtual session where he’ll teach you how to build a podcast from scratch. You’ll cover topics like planning and developing content, essential hardware and how to use it, and how to get your podcast published across multiple platforms.



Open Air: An Artist Conversation with Dare Coulter + KOLPEACE

Online | 7-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center virtually for a conversation with award-winning painter, muralist and sculptor Dare Coulter and artist, educator and activist KOLPEACE.

Home Buying 101

Zoom | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: First-time homebuyer? This virtual session will cover everything you need to know before about the homebuying process.

Straight No Chaser Back in the High Life Tour 2021

Ovens Auditorium | 7:30pm | $39+ | Details 

Why you should go: Chart-topping a cappella group Straight No Chaser is hitting the road in their first nationwide tour since the start of the pandemic.


Mindful Looking: ‘Morning Fog and Sun’

Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30-7:15pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Take part in this 45-minute mindfulness session and discussion about the work of art ‘Morning Fog and Sun’ in the exhibition John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist.

Fall Pies from Scratch

SkillPop | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Keia of Milk Glass Pie will show you how to make two fall pies for the season — an apple pie and a custard pie.



Carolinas’ Veterans Day Festival

Truist Field | 9am to 2pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Veterans Bridge Home at Truist Field to celebrate the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. There will be activities for the whole family including a Veterans Expo, a group workout, a free-fall parachute jump and even military pageantry.

Ice Skating Opening Day

Whitewater Center | 9am to 8pm | $25 Day Pass, $6 parking | Details 

Why you should go: Outdoor ice skating returns to the Whitewater Center. Skate rentals are included in the ticket price.

Veterans Day Celebration

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 5pm | Free for Veterans | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate and honor those who fought for our country by heading to Brewers at 4001 Yancey for an evening of food, axe throwing and live music. Free burgers will be served to all Veterans and Active Military.

“The Vote Collectors” Book Preview Event

Free Range Brewing | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Our very own Michael Graff and colleague Nick Ochsner are celebrating the upcoming release of their debut book The Vote Collectors. Moderated by Axios’ Mike Allen, this talk will include opportunities for guests to ask questions and hear directly from the authors.

Breathwork for Stress Relief

Mood House | 8-8:45pm | $10 for nonmembers, free for members | Details 

Why you should go: Wind down your week with this stress-relieving breathwork class in the meditation space.


Zip-Up Day Coat Drive

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille | 8am to 4pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Help Charlotte Mechanical reach its goal of donating 6,000 coats to those in need in our community by dropping off a new or gently worn coat in this drive-thru style event.

Yoga with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts

Rosies Wine Garden  | 8-9am | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Start your Friday with an invigorating yoga flow in the garden with Dancing Lotus Yoga.

Beginner’s Indoor Gardening Workshop

Twigs & Figs | 6-8pm | $45 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn the basics of being a plant parent in this hands-on workshop covering everything from watering to repoting your plant. Ticket includes a beautiful tropical plant with a pot and plant care goodies to take home.

Decades Patio Party: The 90s

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a night of nostalgia during this ’90s-themed party featuring pizza bagel bites, Tang and Yoo-hoo cocktails, music, costume contest and ’90s sitcoms and cartoons on the patio big screen.

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 symphony.webber@axios.com.

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