Sep 17, 2018 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 13 things to do after work this week, including a Reese Witherspoon appearance, Festival in the Park and Mecktoberfest

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

83. 100% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Oktoberfest Release

NoDa Brewing Company | 4-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: The brewery’s nod to the German tradition sees a full-bodied, light-colored Märzen brewed with German yeast, hops and malts and clocks in at 6.3% ABV. In addition to being available on draft, the beer will be sold in cans alongside matching steins.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

88. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

$2 Taco Tuesday

The Improper Pig | 11 a.m. | $2 per taco | Details

Why you should go: If you’ve been meaning to get to The Improper Pig, here’s your excuse. All day long, a selection of tacos, including the Oinker (smoked pulled pork with slaw, pickled onions and cilantro) and the Southeast (smoked pulled chicken with Monterey Jack, black beans, roasted corn, Sriracha mayo and scallions), are available for just $2 a piece. Note: Dine-in only.

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Beer and a Bath Night with Cousins Maine Lobster

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew | 5-8 p.m. | $15+ | Details

Why you should go: On top of the weekly bath special, in which your dog enjoys a wash and you enjoy a free beer, popular lobster food truck Cousins Maine Lobster will be on site serving their staple lobster rolls, tater tots and more. Note: Beer and a Bath is first come, first served.

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Wine Tasting

Max & Lola Bodega | 5-7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Stop by the Gold District’s newest neighborhood corner store for a complimentary tasting of a selection cabernet sauvignon, rosé, pinot noir and Riesling wines.

Cocktail Mixing for Beginners

The Daily Tavern | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $40 | Details

Why you should go: Join SkillPop teacher Zy Bradley for a beginner-friendly, hands-on lesson in crafting unique cocktails. All materials included. 21+ only.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

88. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Daddy Needs His Juice Bottle Release

Wooden Robot Brewery | 4-9 p.m. | $16 per bottle | Details

Why you should go: The sour golden ale, aged in an oak foeder and re-fermented with Bing cherries, is back on draft (while supplies last) and in bottles. Note: Limit one case (12 bottles) per person.

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Reese Witherspoon: Whiskey in a Teacup Tour

Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $59+ | Details

Why you should go: Join the star for an intimate look into her world, which somehow effortlessly fuses southern style with Hollywood glam. During the conversation, moderated by author Curtis Sittenfield, you’ll hear about how being raised in the south impacts her life and has made her who she is today.

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Niall Horan: Flicker World Tour 2018

PNC Music Pavilion | 7:40 p.m. | $29.50+ | Details

Why you should go: The former One Direction member has left the boy band days behind to find his own unique sound. See him perform hits from his new album, Flicker, on the Charlotte stop of his world tour.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

86. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Serve Lunch to the Needy

Urban Ministry Center | 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Urban Ministry Center to do a little good this week.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

85. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Festival in the Park

Through Sunday | Freedom Park | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: Back for its 54th year, the outdoor festival will include music, art, vendors and more, like face painting and DIY stations, for attendees to enjoy. 

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Mecktoberfest

Through Sunday | Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the return of OMB’s popular fall beer, Mecktoberfest, with traditional food, live music by German bands and authentic food such as Pork Schnitzel and Currywurst. Kids and dogs welcome.

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Vintage Market Days of Charlotte

Through Sunday | Park Expo & Conference Center | $5-$10 | Tickets

Why you should go: This upscale market with a vintage-heavy feel will see plenty of vendors offering up the best in antiques, clothing, jewelry and more. 

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Science on the Rocks: I Heart Science

Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m. | $10-$12 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy an adult-only evening of kid-inspired fun. Activities include Gas Balloon Roulette, Science Behind CSI, 3D-printed pancakes and more to explore with a Vaportini in hand.

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