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, November 7

Barn Burners Run Club

Trolley Barn | 6:15pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Runners of all levels are invited to join the Trolley Barn Burners every Monday at 6:15pm. Meet by the front patio to run their 2-, 3-, or 4-mile routes. After the run, head back to Trolley Barn for a discounted brew.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $15-$360 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the Spectrum Center in Uptown to watch the Hornets take on the Wizards at 7pm.

NaNoWriMo Meetup + Writing Sprint

That’s Novel Books | 5:30-6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Hang with other Charlotte writers for a combined meetup and writing sprint every Monday in November at That’s Novel Books inside Lokal. You’ll use the pomodoro method to maximize efficiency — meaning writing from 5:35-6 p.m., taking a 5-minute break, then writing from 6:05-6:30.

Tuesday, November 8

LGBTQIA+ Night

Broken Promises | 9pm-2pm | Free to enter | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Broken Promises every Tuesday for their weekly LGBTQIA+ night, featuring $10 cocktails, margarita flights, free swag, and performances from local artists.

Smallpools with Dreamers and Young Rising Sons

Amos’ South End | 7:30-10:30pm | $27-$30 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a lively evening with indie pop band Smallpools at Amos’ South End. Buy your ticket in advance to save a few bucks.

The Office Trivia

Middle James Brewing Company | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: If you’re a fan of The Office, now’s your chance to put your knowledge to the test with trivia from the show at Middle James Brewing.

Wednesday, November 9

Wednesday Night Live: Let’s Get Phygital

Bechtler Museum | 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go:

Let’s get “phygital” Charlotte! The Bechtler is partnering with NFTCLT for a community fireside chat about NFTs, blockchain technology, Web 3, and how to activate your digital wallet. Program starts at 6:30pm – enjoy free admission to all exhibitions before or after.

Intro to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

The Cocktailery | 6:30-8:30pm | $80 | Details 

Why you should go: You’ll learn the basics of modern calligraphy and brush lettering with professional calligrapher, Katrina, of KLR Calligraphy. Plus, you’ll leave with a project to display in your home or gift to a friend.

Thursday, November 10

Beginner Pickleball Clinic

The Dinkery | 7:30-8:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: New to pickeball? A beginner clinic at The Dinkery is the perfect way to learn the basics of the game.

Mini Pop Up Market

Hi-Wire Brewing | 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Explore a rotating cast of local creators and cultivators. Can’t make it on the 10th? The pop up will return for two more Thursdays: November 24th and December 1st.

Tone & Tap

Petty Thieves Brewing Co. | 6pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: A $10 ticket includes a one-hour outdoor workout, plus skyline views and a beverage of your choice.

Autumn Wine Festival

Charlotte Art League | 7-9pm | $100-$125 | Details 

Why you should go: It’s the first annual Autumn Wine Festival, hosted by Time Out Youth and Hydration Station Foundation. You’ll enjoy: 100+ wine samples, dishes from local restaurants, raffles and art previews. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Time Out Youth.

Friday, November 11

VTGCLT Pop by Vintage Charlotte

Metropolitan Charlotte | 10am-7pm | Free to attend | Details 

Why you should go: ‘Tis the season to shop local! For a limited time, shop handmade and vintage products from 90+ local and regional vendors with VTGCLT Pop. The pop up starts Friday and runs through December 22nd.

Doggy Happy Hour

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

Why you should go: Bring your furry friends by BW Sweets in the RailYard every Friday for Doggy Happy Hour. You’ll find: complimentary water, cups of whipped cream for the pups and gourmet dog treats for $3.

Food Truck Fridays at RC

Resident Culture Plaza Midwood | 5-10pm | Free to attend | Details 

Why you should go: Cheers to good beer, good company and a crazy good lineup of food trucks. Be sure to check Resident’s Instagram for details on the lineup.

The Thing and Woody

The Evening Muse | 10:30pm | $10-12 | Details 

Why you should go: It’s the first performance for Charlotte-based indie rock band Woody who will open for headliner, The Thing.

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