Weekday planner: 16 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 16 things to do in Charlotte this week

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Monday, August 29

$5 beers and day pass at Skiptown

222 Rampart St. | 5pm | Free-$5 | Details 

Why you should go: If you go before 5pm, your day pass is free, or only $5 after 5pm. Plus, all of their local beer drafts are $5 all night.

Intro to Excel 

Online | 7pm-8:30pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: This class is perfect for anyone looking to learn the true basics of Microsoft Excel or refine an existing beginner-level skill set.

Tuesday, August 30

Yoga at the Mint

Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15pm6:15pm| Free-$15 | Details 

Why you should go: The one-hour yoga class is led by Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts every Tuesday from 5:15-6:15 PM at Mint Museum Uptown. Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members.

Podcasting Essentials

Online | 5:30pm-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: This class is perfect for beginner podcasters or anyone who is just getting started, even if you’ve never worked with recording equipment before.

SAY IT Open Mic

CloudCheck CLT | 9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Say It Open Mic is an open mic for all art forms open to everyone 21 and older.  Simply arrive when doors open at 9pm to sign up. There are 15 Slots.

Wednesday, August 31

Wine Wednesday at Truist Field

324 S. Mint St. | 6:35pm | $14-$57 | Details 

Why you should go: Watch the Charlotte Knights take on the Durham Bulls. And sip on $7 Cupcake Vineyard Wine Special.

Salsa Night at El Puro Garden

El Puro Cuban restaurant | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Free salsa lessons starting at 8:30pm every Wednesday and social dancing afterward.

Night at the Mint Museum

Mint Museums (both locations) | 5pm-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy free admission every Wednesday at both museum locations.

Watercolor pet portraits

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

Why you should go: Create the ultimate keepsake for yourself or your loved one by learning to paint a custom watercolor pet portrait.

Thursday, September 1

Blood Oath Trilogy Bourbon tasting class

155 New Bern Street | 5:30pm-8pm | $120 | Details 

Why you should go: Lux Row Distillery Ambassador, Landon Foster, will guide you through a tasting of three Blood Oath bourbons. Learn about the whiskeys used to blend each pact and how the secondary aging process works together. Ticket price includes punch, food, bourbon tasting and gratuity.

River Jam: The Get Right Band

White Water Center | 7pm-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy live music performed by The Get Right Band. The event is free but there is a $7 parking fee.

Summer Southern cooking class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd. Suite #100 | 6:30pm-9pm | $75 | Details 

Why you should go: Intermediate-level chefs are invited to cook this three-course gluten-free menu. Start with a watermelon and tomato salad with mint and lemon vinaigrette. Then, make grilled Windy Hill Farm pork chops with bourbon-sorghum BBQ sauce. End the meal with a peach cornmeal cobbler with blackberry ice cream.

Silent Book Club with That’s Novel Books

Camp North End | 6pm-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: If you’re looking for a way to meet other readers while also getting some reading done, look no further. Bring whatever book you’re currently reading, come by, and read it. That’s it.

Crossroads Cinema: Hook

Camp North End |8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Camp North End and Aurora Star Lit Cinema for iconic 80s & 90s movies on a jumbo screen every Thursday this summer. Remember to BYOLawnChair.

Friday, September 2

Jazz at the Bechtler with Lovell Bradford

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6pm and 8:15pm | $16-$20 | Details 

Why you should go: The Bechtler welcomes back pianist Lovell Bradford as he joins the Ziad Jazz Quartet for a special tribute performance to the late Cedar Walton. Bradford has played with John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and the Jazz Messengers and led Eastern Rebellion and the Sweet Basil trio.

Black Food Truck Fridays

West Complex CLT | 4pm-10pm | Free-$5 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy an array of cuisines ranging from seafood to soul-food, to amazing desserts and everything in between, while supporting local business owners.


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