Weekday planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week

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Queen’s Feast: Charlotte’s Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants | July 22-31 | $30-$45 | Details 

Why you should go: Dozens of restaurants around the city will be offering three-course meals for $30-$45.

Cirque & Dance Up-Close: Summer Heat

Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center | 3pm & 7pm | $12-$17 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience dance and circus acts from up close at this one-of-a-kind show.

The Cook Out Summer Shootout: Christmas in July

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 5-9pm | $10 for adults; free for kids 12 & under | Details 

Why you should go: Opponents will race against one another on the front stretch quarter-mile in Legend Cars and Bandoleros.

Cocktails in the Garden

The Duke Mansion | 5-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the Duke Mansion to sip on a cocktail in the garden. There will be a complimentary history tour of the Mansion starting at 6pm.

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Cultivating Community Dinner Series

Free Range Brewing NoDa | 7-9pm | $75 | Details 

Why you should go: This collaborative dining experience commemorates the foodways of Old Virginia and the African diaspora. Tickets include a five-course meal with FRB beer pairings.


Lake Norman Monster Believer and Nonbeliever Meetup

Petty Thieves Brewing Co. | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Have you heard the legend of ‘Normie’ – Lake Norman’s very own water creature? If you haven’t, you might want to think twice before going in the water this summer. Join SpookyCLT for a discussion about the Lake Norman Monster and what really lies under the surface.

[Related Axios guide: 21 fun things to do in Charlotte this summer]

Jambox Jam Night

Jambox | 7-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your instrument and take to the stage to perform for other local musicians.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Belk Theater | July 26-31; Times vary | $25-$149 | Details 

Why you should go: See the classic American tale like you haven’t seen it before.


Travel Like a Pro

SkillPop Online | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Join travel blogger Leona Marlene to learn how to find the best flight deals and make traveling affordable.


Frozen Summer Cocktails

SkillPop Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Master mixologist Rachael Green will show you how to beat the heat and prepare a Peach Bellini and a Midori Colada.

Gua Sha Skincare Masterclass

Selenite Beauty | 6-7pm | $10 B.Y.O. gua sha; $35 all-inclusive ticket | Details 

Why you should go: Learn the traditional Chinese practice of Gua Sha. This class will show you how to properly use a gua sha and the history behind this ancient facial massage technique.

Music at the Met

Metropolitan (next to Dressler’s) | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a lawn blanket and enjoy a live music performance from Steve Willards & Chuck Folds.

Summer in Paris Wine Tasting

The Artisan’s Palate | 6:30pm | $110 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a selection of five wines paired with a Parisian-inspired culinary tour.

[Related Axios guide: The 6 coolest wine bars in Charlotte, right now]

Crossroads Cinema

Camp North End  | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a lawn chair and catch a screening of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club. The movie will be displayed on a jumbo screen with surround sound and there will be retro arcade games (free to play), plus local food and drink vendors.

Looking for Group Night

Luck Factory Games | 7-10pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Partner up with a group of players to enjoy a night of board games.

[Related Axios story: Board game cafe opens in Gibson Mill Market]

Illogical Comedy

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 8-10pm | Free; tips encouraged | Details 

Why you should go: Brian Castello will be your host for the evening with performances from Kaleigh Cutright, Ashley Braswell and headliner Brian O’Neil.

“iParty” With Dj Matt Bennett: Playing your favorite Disney & Nickelodeon Hits

The Fillmore Charlotte | 8:30pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Relive your days of watching Disney and Nickelodeon and sing along to all your favorite television show songs.


Skiptown Summer Splash Spectacular

Skiptown | Jul 29-31| $15 per dog | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your pup out to splash around in pools, sprinklers and foam machines.

Doggy Happy Hour

BW Sweets South End | 4:30-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Give your dog a sweet treat. Every Friday,  BW Sweets South End will provide complimentary water, cups of whipped cream for the pups, and gourmet dog treats for $3.

Beer Garden Movie Night

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the taproom for a screening of the classic film JAWS. There will be free popcorn and drinks available for purchase.

Blast From the Past Drag Show

NoDa Brewing Company | 8-10pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Sing along to throwback jams with Nova Stella, Diamond XL, Lolita Chanel and Mr. Elle Aye.

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 [email protected].

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