Weekday Planner: 22 things happening in Charlotte, from a murder mystery pop-up to free yoga

Weekday Planner: 22 things happening in Charlotte, from a murder mystery pop-up to free yoga

Billy Sunday in Optimist Hall will turn into a murder mystery pop-up through Oct. 31. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

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Check out some of the finest American-made porcelain this weekend at The Mint Museum’s exhibition, “Walter Scott Lenox and American Belleek.” The background: Belleek is an eggshell-thin, yet extremely durable porcelain.

Monday, October 16

Taylor Swift and Barbie Trivia

Monday Night Brewing | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Test your knowledge of all things TSwift and The Barbieverse at this free trivia night.

Murder Mystery Pop-Up

Billy Sunday Charlotte | Through Oct. 31 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Solve a murder mystery while sipping on themed cocktails. The pop-up is walk-in only and runs through the 31st.

Bottle Signing with Old Forester Master Taster Melissa Rift

Mecklenburg County ABC Store #25 | 4:30-6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bourbon lovers can expect a meet and greet and bottle signing with Old Forester master taster Melissa Rift.

Manic Mondays Karaoke

Starlight on 22nd | 7-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Starlight on 22nd is hosting a free karaoke night every Monday beginning at 7pm.

Tuesday, October 17

Haunted by Black Lagoon: A Spooky Speakeasy

Backstage Lounge | 5pm-midnight | Free | Details

Why you should go: Backstage Lounge in South End will turn into a Halloween-themed speakeasy now through Oct. 31. It’ll run Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm to midnight, and there’s no cover or reservations.

Funny Girl: The Musical

Belk Theatre | 7:30pm | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: The Broadway music will run through Sunday, Oct. 22, at Belk Theatre.

Band of Horses Live in Concert

The Fillmore | 8pm | $33.50+ | Details

Why you should go: See rock group Band of Horses with opener Bella White. Doors open at 7pm; the show starts at 8pm.

Wednesday, October 18

Charlotte FC vs. Inter Miami Watch Party

Bank of America Stadium | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte FC will host a watch party at BofA Stadium for their 10/18 match at Inter Miami. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Doors open at 7pm; the match starts at 8pm.

Spanish Wine Tasting

Dilworth Tasting Room| 6:30pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll try four Spanish wines (one white, three red) paired with charcuterie.

Reneé Rapp: Snow Hard Feelings Tour

The Fillmore | 8pm | $150+ | Details

Why you should go: The Charlotte native is bringing her ‘Snow Hard Feelings’ tour to The Fillmore, with additional performances by Alexander 23 and Towa Bird. The show is sold out, but some resale tickets are available.

Movie Night in the Biergarten: Hocus Pocus

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab German bier and fare before settling in for “Hocus Pocus” in the biergarten of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

Free Sweet Spot Studio Bake Sale

Sweet Spot Studio | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Load up on baked goods from the students of Sweet Spot’s professional training program. It’s free, but donations are suggested, and proceeds benefit Foster Village. Plus, enjoy your haul with $1 off wine by the glass at Common Market.

Thursday, October 19

Fall Flow with Arrichion at One South

One South Plaza | 5:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free outdoor yoga class led by Arrichion owner and lead yoga trainer Jenna Reynolds at the One South Plaza in Uptown. Bring your own mat and water.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $16+ | Details

Why you should go: It’s preseason for the Hornets, and they’re taking on the Boston Celtics at home.

Stranger Things Trivia

Red Clay Ciderworks | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Venture into the Upside Down with Stranger Things trivia — costumes are encouraged.

Live at The Amp

The Amp Ballantyne | 4:30-9pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: The concert series, happening every Thursday in October, features local artists, food, beverage trucks and more. A portion of proceeds supports Isabella Santos Foundation.

Barbieween by The JamCLT

HopFly Brewing | 6:30pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Throw on your best Barbie costume and jam to hits from the movie in this beginner-friendly dance class.

Wine Social at The Bottle Tree

The Bottle Tree | 6-8pm | $45 | Details

Why you should go: Expect six pours of wine (two ounces each), appetizers and a short education on each wine in the backyard of The Bottle Tree in downtown Belmont.

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Friday, October 20

IGNITE Yoga Flow with Dancing Lotus Yoga

Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden | 8am | $ 10 | Details

Why you should go: Start your Friday with a yoga flow in the garden of Rosie’s in NoDa.

The Bejeweled Ball: A Fundraiser for Safe Alliance

The Hamilton | 8-11pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a dance party with a playlist of exclusively Taylor Swift, hosted by The Charlotte Taylor Swift Club. Plus, all proceeds will be donated to Safe Alliance, an organization that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Halloween Cult Classics Drag Show

Skiptown | 8pm | $5+ | Details

Why you should go: See your favorite Halloween movies brought to life, including Beetlejuice and Rocky Horror, in a drag show hosted by Patti O’ Furniture. Proceeds will be donated to Time Out Youth.

The 1975 at The Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center | 7:30pm | $42+ | Details

Why you should go: English pop band The 1975 is bringing their “Still … at their very best” tour to Spectrum Center with special guest Dora Jar.

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