Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte including a plant workshop and a jazz jam

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte including a plant workshop and a jazz jam

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This week, make plans to make something new for dinner. Compare Foods has tons of unique recipes and you can shop for the ingredients at their seven Charlotte locations.


Monday, June 26

Animals as Leaders in Concert

The Underground | 8pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: See American instrumental progressive metal band, Animals as Leaders, live at The Underground. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

MOVE: Power Flow with Jody Schanke

Music Yard | 6:15pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a new open-air fitness series from The Music Yard. This fusion class will include 15 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes of strength training, and 15 minutes of cool-down. MOVE has additional classes through the week — check their website for details.

[Go deeper: Popular South End music venue launches an open-air fitness series]

Cocktails in the Garden

The Duke Mansion | 5pm | $18 | Details

Why you should go: Cocktails in the Garden are back at Duke Mansion. Your $18 ticket includes entry, light hors d’oeuvre, valet and a history tour of the mansion at 6pm.

Tuesday, June 27

“Pine for a Pint” Blood Drive

Harris Teeter Arboretum (3333 Pineville-Matthews Road) | 9am-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Dole Food Company is offering a free pineapple to anyone participating in the National Pineapple Day Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive takes place at the Harris Teeter in the Arboretum — you can book an appointment to give blood under “details.” 

Big Time Rush: Can’t Get Enough Tour

PNC Music Pavillion | 7pm | $29+ | Details

Why you should go: See the boyband Big Time Rush in concert with openers MAX and Jax.

Toddlers & Trampolines Tuesdays

FearLess Adventure Park (Mooresville) | 9:30-11:30mam | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Children up to five years old are eligible, and tickets are purchased in person only. Tickets are $10 for one parent and one toddler and $5 for each additional person.

Yoga at The Bohemian

Bohemian Garden (201 W. Trade St.) | 10-11am | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a yoga flow with local instructor, Tanner Droll, at the garden of the Bohemian Hotel in Uptown. Remember to bring your own mat.

    Wednesday, June 28

    Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour

    PNC Music Pavillion | 7:30pm | $85 | Details

    Why you should go: The queen of country pop is making a stop in Charlotte with opener Priscilla Block.

    Monthly Plant Swap

    Hi-Wire Brewing | 7-8pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Plant lovers, unite! At this monthly meetup, you’ll meet other Charlotte plant parents, swap props and clippings, and get the scoop on the best plant deals around town.

    Sweat with Salata

    Salata (Rea Farms) | 6pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: It’s a weekly, free, 45-minute workout with fitness instructors from across Charlotte held at Salata in Rea Farms.

    Brews and Burns

    Divine Barrel Brewing | 6pm | $40 | Details

    Why you should go: Calling all candle lovers! Brews and Burns is a DIY workshop where you’ll make your own pure soy candle with NoDa Candle Company. Expect complimentary light bites followed by a brewery tour of Divine Barrel.

    Thursday, June 29

    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 feature a free screening of “The Princess Bride.”

    Music at The Met Featuring Late Night Special

    The Metropolitan Charlotte | 6-9pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Get on the patio at The Metropolitan (next to Dressler’s and Clean Your Dirty Face) every Thursday evening for live music by local musicians. Enjoy food from surrounding restaurants including drink specials from Dressler’s. This Thursday will feature live music from Late Night Special.

    Housework Takeover at Trio

    Trio Charlotte | 9pm-2am | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Expect a night of dance music by local DJs. There’s no cover — doors open at 9pm.

    Mama Pots Centerpiece Workshop

    PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30pm | $40 | Details

    Why you should go: In this new PlantHouse workshop, you’ll select your succulents/cacti and decor to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece using a vessel from Momma Pots.

    Trey Kennedy: Grow Up Tour

    Oven’s Auditorium | 8pm | $24+ | Details

    Why you should go: Kennedy, a comedian who rose to fame on the Vine app, is bringing his comedy tour to Oven’s Auditorium.

    Friday, June 30

    Jazz Jam at Not Just Coffee

    Not Just Coffee Jay St. | 7-10pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: See the NJC Jazztet perform and grab a pizza from Vita Da Pizza. Not Just Coffee’s bar will also be open for coffee, beer and wine. Be sure to reserve your ticket before you go.

    A Night in Neon at RSVP

    RSVP South End | 6pm-2am | Free | Details

    Why you should go: On the last Friday of every month, RSVP in South End is holding a “Night in Neon” party. Come dressed in your neon ‘fits and expect live DJs, neon cocktails and black light decorations.

    Banda MS Live in Concert

    The Spectrum Center | 8pm | $49 | Details

    Why you should go: The popular 19-member banda from Mazatlán, Sinaloa will perform at The Spectrum Center Friday and Saturday — check “details” for tickets and additional show times.

    Friday Nights at Camp North End

    Camp North End | 5-9pm | Free | Details

    Why you should go: Live music, good food, cool shops, local art, and a few surprises await on Friday nights at Camp North End.


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