Jun 18, 2018 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 17 things to do after work this week, including a pizza and beer pairing, lobster wine dinner and Street Soccer Fest

MONDAY, JUNE 18

98. 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Booker’s Bourbon Dinner

Angeline’s | 7-10 p.m. | $75++ | Details

Why you should go: A 4-course menu by Chef Robert Hoffman will be specially paired with a selection of the best bourbons that Booker’s has to offer. Space is limited and reservations are required.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

98. 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Dine out for Kids

Throughout Charlotte | Details

Why you should go: A number of restaurants throughout the city, including Café Monte, 204 North, Haberdish and Midwood Smokehouse are participating in the annual fundraiser, during which a portion of sales are donated to Communities in Schools – which means you don’t have to feel guilty leaving the meal prep at home.

Bike-n-Brew with the Carolina Thread Trail

Blue Blaze Brewing | 6-7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This easy 4-mile ride will follow a route along Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenways and incorporate a few stops to learn about the Thread Trail. BYO bike or borrow one from Queen City Joyrides.

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The Table is Set: Charlotte Dinner Served with a Coke

Free Range Brewing | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | $90 | Tickets

Why you should go: The Table is Set makes the first stop on its 4-city tour in Charlotte tonight with a selection of dishes paired with Free Range beers, save for the entrée, which will be paired with Coke Zero Sugar.

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NoDa Brewing Co. Burn & Brew

NoDa Brewing Company | 6:30-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Orangetheory Fitness is bringing the workout to you for a 45-minute, all-levels bootcamp at NoDa Brewing. Stick around after for Tin Kitchen and a few drinks. BYO towel and water.

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DIY Hacks for Home Decor

Hygge Coworking | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $28 | Details

Why you should go: Kacie Johnson, known for her Pinterest-worthy home filled to the brim with items that have almost exclusively been thrifted, will teach you how to find beautiful decor on a budget. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

97. 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Charlotte Task Forces: Are They Effective?

Catawba Brewing Co. | 6 p.m. | Free | RSVP

Why you should go: #discussCLT is back this month with a panel of experts focused on task forces and the good they do – or don’t do – in the community. Appetizers will be served, and the first 100 guests will get a free beer.

Ladies Night: Cocktails & Cupcakes

The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Tickets

Why you should go: Melt in Your Mouth Bakery will be on-site with free vanilla, white chocolate and blueberry lemon cupcakes to pair with spritzers featuring new Ketel One Botanical flavors like rose and orange blossom.

The Simpsons Trivia

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Show off your dedication to the classic cartoon, now the longest-running primetime scripted series in history, at this week’s trivia night. Questions will span the entire 630+-episode arc, so come prepared. Prizes include gift card, crowler fills and drinks.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21

94. 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Ballantyne Pizza & Beer Pairing with Triple C Brewing

Inizio Pizza – Ballantyne | 6-8 p.m. | $45 | Tickets

Why you should go: Chefs Chris Reinhart and Peter Falcon have created two top-secret pizzas made with beers from Triple C Brewing for this unique tasting. Tickets include two pizzas (one meat-, one vegetable-based) and two beers. Look for a tasting at the Dilworth location later this month.

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Final Draught: Authentic Leadership

Camp North End | 6-8 p.m. | $10-$15 | Tickets

Why you should go: The library’s quarterly, themed discussion series is back and exploring authentic leadership. Expect takes on leadership style and growth and evolution of our city by Hugh McColl and Braxton Winston. Tickets include light hors d’ouerves (beer available for purchase).

Gantt After Dark: Black Music Month Edition

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6-10 p.m. | Free | Tickets

Why you should go: Hang out on the rooftop and enjoy the sounds of the museum’s house band, 5th and York, as they play classics and favorites alike. Light food and a cash bar will be available.

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MEGA Wine Tasting

Vin Master | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This isn’t your average wine tasting – you’ll sip your way through 20 wines in the South End hidden gem.

Lobster Wine Dinner

Queen Park Social | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $60++ | Tickets

Why you should go: Expect a low country boil filled to the brim with Maine lobster, shrimp, sausage, corn potatoes and artichokes served family style alongside wine from Oregon-based Sokol Blosser Winery. Cocktails start at 6:30 before dinner starts at 7.

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Solstice: A Yoga Celebration

CenterStage@NODA | 7-9:30 p.m. | $20 | Tickets

Why you should go: Join Jaimis Huff, SweatNET and lululemon for a sunset practice to celebrate the summer solstice and International Yoga Day. Get there early for face paint, body paint and glow sticks. Free for SweatNET members and appropriate for all levels.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22

93. 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Street Soccer Fest

Romare Bearden Park | 6 p.m. | Free to attend, $250+/team to play | Details

Why you should go: This unique tournament sees teams of 4 compete for bragging rights while helping support international and homeless athletes in the community on Friday and Saturday at this family-friendly event. Expect appearances by Sirr Purr and Hugo the Hornet.

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DJ Series

City Lights Rooftop | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get down to DJ Rob Reeves while you enjoy craft cocktails, beer and wine on the rooftop of Le Meridien, which offers an uninterrupted view of the skyline.

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