Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week, including paddle boarding and outdoor concerts

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week, including paddle boarding and outdoor concerts

ARIZONA performs at Skyla Credit Union Amphitheater on May 14, 2023. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

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Monday, June 12

Queers & Cheers

Vinyl | 8-11pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a night to meet and connect with others in Charlotte’s Queer/BIPOC community, hosted by Prism Charlotte. It’s free to attend, but you can snag your spot via EventBrite.

Billy Sunday Trivia

Billy Sunday Charlotte | 6:45pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your crew and get ready for trivia at Billy Sunday, hosted by DKO Entertainment, every Monday. Registration starts at 6:45pm and trivia starts at 7pm. There’ll be prizes for the top three teams.

Comedy Open Mic Night

Triple C Brewing | 7-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Triple C on their outdoor patio for an evening of comedy and craft beer. Open mic sign-up begins at 7pm; the show will start at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, June 13

OpenTap’s Run Club

5010 Carmel Center Dr. | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Choose from 1.5-, 3- and 5-mile running routes, and get a beer when you return. OpenTap’s run club meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Noah Kahan: The Stick Season Tour

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheater | 8pm | $125+ | Details

Why you should go: Noah Kahan, known for his breakout single “Stick Season,” is making a tour stop in Charlotte with special guest Joy Oladokun.

Gamble Family Vineyards Wine Dinner at Foxcroft

Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth | 7-9pm | $99 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll explore six wine selections from Gamble Family Vineyards paired with four courses, crafted by Foxcroft’s culinary team.

    Wednesday, June 14

    Morning Meditation with Dancing Lotus Yoga and Mud + McQueen Coffee

    Brixham Park (Ballantyne) | 8am | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Start your Wednesday with mindful movement led by Dancing Lotus Yoga & Arts on the goBallantyne lawn. Then, grab coffee at Mud + McQueen and enjoy live music after the class.

    Bastille at The Fillmore

    The Fillmore | 8pm | $135+ | Details

    Why you should go: British pop band, Bastille, is making a stop in Charlotte. See them live at the Fillmore with opener Josh Fudge. The show begins at 8pm.

    Drink for a Cause: Boom @ Birdsong Series

    Birdsong Brewing Co. | 6-9pm | $15-25 | Details

    Why you should go: Join for the last Wednesday in Birdsong’s Boom @ Birdsong series. It’s a mini festival with Boom Charlotte that’ll feature music, spoken word, vendors, and of course, beer.

    Paint and Sip at The Grand Bohemian

    Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte | 5pm | $40 | Details

    Why you should go: Hosted by local artist Maurice ‘MO’ Scott, you’ll sip on a complimentary glass of wine and create a masterpiece on canvas in the garden of the Grand Bohemian.

    Whitewater’s Paddle to Table

    Whitewater Center | 6pm | $70 | Details

    Why you should go: Choose between a flatwater kayak or stand-up paddleboard and enjoy a sunset paddle before a chef-curated dinner at the Ridge Pavilion.

    Thursday, June 15

    Lisa Sherry: Summer of Love Pop-Up

    Lisa Sherry Interieurs Design Studio | June 15-17; 10am-4pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: It’s a three-day pop-up, held at the Lisa Sherry Interieurs design studio (2000 W. Morehead Street, Suite B). Shop curated finds, from one-of-a-kind small furniture and other entertaining essentials, to summer accessories like coverups, totes and towels.

    Music Bingo

    Kilted Buffalo | 7:30pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Head to the Kilted Buffalo in Plaza Midwood every Thursday for four rounds of music bingo with a winner every round. Stick around for live music afterward.

    Crossroads Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night

    Ford Building (400 Camp Road) | 8:30pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: It’s outdoor movie season at Camp North End! This Thursday will be a free screening of “The Sandlot.”

    HeroesCon Kick-Off Party

    Super Abari Game Bar | time | $10 | Details

    Why you should go: The HeroesCon Kick-Off Party returns to Super Abari Game Bar for a night of video games, food trucks, local vendors, art and live music.

    Take Over Trio: Radical Grove

    Trio Nightclub | 9pm-2am | Cover | Details

    Why you should go: Charlotte-based music group Radical Grove is taking over Trio on Thursday night — arrive early for the lowest cover. You must be 21 or older to enter.

    Friday, June 16

    Mr. Groove “Bring It Home” at Middle C Jazz

    Middle C Jazz Club | 8:45pm | $28-$35 | Details

    Why you should go: Enjoy a night filled with melodies and grooves from musical group Mr Groove. General admission seating is available on a first-come basis.

    Pride Vendor Market and Funky Fridays DJ Series at Hi-Wire

    Hi-Wire Brewing | 5-11:30pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Get ready for an evening of shopping with 10+ local vendors, bites from Deejai Food Truck, mimosas, beer slushies and music from DJ JT to keep the party going.

    Vegetarian Cooking Class: International Edition

    The Perfect Beet | 7-9pm | $65 | Details

    Why you should go: You’ll cook two vegetarian dishes from Korean and West Indies recipes, including Pelau (a traditional rice dish of the West Indies) and Japchang (a savory and slightly sweet dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables).

    Chinese Take-Out Workshop

    Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6-9pm | $75 | Details

    Why you should go: In this beginner-friendly class, you’ll learn to make classic Chinese take-out dishes, including crab rangoon, cashew chicken and vegetable lo mein.

    If you have, or know of, an event we should include in a future weekday planner or weekender, fill out our event submission form for consideration.

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