May 5, 2019 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 18 things to do this week in Charlotte




Charlotte SHOUT!

Citywide | All day | Most events are free | Details

Why you should go: All together there will be more than 75 interactive displays, performances and arts-related events going on through May 11. You can see the giant bunnies and seesaws Uptown, take a cooking class at 7th Street Public Market, or participate in a six-course dinner tasting through CPCC. Check out the full lineup of events here.

[Agenda guide: Giant glowing bunnies invade Uptown kicking off ambitious 13-day Charlotte SHOUT! festival]

Interior Design Basics with SkillPop

Hygge Coworking West, 2128 Remount Road | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll learn how to pick the right pain colors, make small changes to your home, come up with a design plan and more.

[Agenda guide: 17 best interior designers in Charlotte]

Perfecting Homemade Pizza Dough with SkillPop

Baked Well | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $38 | Details

Why you should go: BYOB and learn how to make the perfect pizza crust —  a useful skill we should all want to have.

[Agenda guide: The best pizza in Charlotte]


Picnic at SouthPark

The Pavilion at Symphony Park | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | $12-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Expect a picnic lunch and live entertainment. More than 500 business and community members are expected to be there.

#ShareTheLove Flower Wall

Bechtler Museum Plaza | 11 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: In honor of Mother’s Day, Belk and the Bechtler Museum have teamed up to create a giant flower wall with 1,500 bouquets for you to take.

Met Sweat: Barre Code With Lauren

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNET users, $15 for non-members | Details

Why you should go: Barre Code, a new boutique barre studio, is hosting a class at The Metropolitan. You’ll do a ton of isometric movements using your body weight. Expect a tough workout, bring a mat, and consider bringing sticky socks.


Cocktails, Conversation, and a Book Signing

The Mint Museum – Randolph | 6:30 p.m. | $150 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate Tonne Goodman’s recently published book “Point of View” with cocktails, chatting with Goodman and a signed copy of the book. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Mint Annual Fund.

Talent Jam Charlotte

Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 6-9 p.m. | $12-$30 | Details

Why you should go: The idea is to connect talent with innovative companies, so each side will get the chance to do a 60-second pitch (why you should want to work here, why you should hire me sort of thing). Your ticket includes one drink ticket, a chance to pitch and an appetizer buffet.

Mobile Photography with SkillPop

Hygge Coworking, 809 W. Hill St. | 6:30-8:15 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: You don’t need a fancy camera to create cool Instagram photos, and this class is going to teach you how to use your phone to up your photo game.

Pitch Breakfast

The Garage at Packard Place | 8-10 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Listen to local start-ups pitch ideas and network with other entrepreneurs.


New Charlotte SHOUT! installations

Uptown | All day | Most events are free | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte SHOUT! has some really cool installations scheduled to roll out for the last few days of the festival, including The Soap Bubble Circus — a hands-on bubble-making experience — and Prismatica, a collection of 25 2-meter colorful prisms designed to make the street look like a giant kaleidoscope.

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood- Live!

Booth Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | $24.50+ | Details

Why you should go: Comedians Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables typically share their hilarious hot takes on motherhood over their podcast, but they’re bringing the entertainment live — perfect for a moms’ night out.

River Jam

USNWC | 7-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: River Jam has finally began, so expect live music, clinics, yoga and more every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer. Shamarr Allen, who combines jazz, hip-hop and other music styles, will be performing.

[Agenda guide: Go outside: 50 best outdoor activities within 2 hours of Charlotte]

Ballantyne Social Hour

15801 Brixham Hill Ave. | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect live music and food and drinks from Brewers at 4001 Yancey, Shelton Vineyards and Cabo Fish Taco. Free activities start at 5:30 p.m. and include yoga (bring your own mat) and a drop-in brush lettering class.


Kicking It With Cam

Bank of America Stadium | 4 p.m. | $4.66 | Details

Why you should go: Cam Newton and other celebrities will face off in a game of kickball to benefit CNF (Cam Newton Foundation). This is the event’s fifth year, but the first time it’ll be at the Panthers Stadium.


Camp North End | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tons of events are going on all weekend to celebrate all things Camp North End. For Friday you can expect ood, live music, including a jazz band, and arts and cultural programming.

Vegetarian Food Truck Friday!

Sycamore Brewing | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: In addition to the usual beer and live music, eight food trucks will be serving up vegetarian dishes.

2019 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Historic Rural Hill | 3 p.m. | $8-$50 | Details

Why you should go: The festival kicks off Friday afternoon with a ton of live music, and the campgrounds open up for those staying the night. The beer tasting is only on Saturday.


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