May 31, 2020 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 14 quarantine-approved things to do this week in Charlotte



This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by The Mint Museum.

If you could use a change of scenery this week, explore art and artists from the comfort of your living room with the Mint’s Museum From Home. We highly recommend the virtual gallery tour of the newest exhibition “Classic Black”.


Optimist Hall reopening

1115 N. Brevard St. |  11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: The food hall is opening with precautions in place, like social distancing markers on the floor and limited occupancy. If you’re uncomfortable dining in, order to-go and have a picnic at home.

Oysters 101 | Workshop Livestream

Virtual | 6-7:30 p.m. | $65 | Details

Details: For this virtual cooking class, you’ll learn how to shuck and prepare your own oysters. For $65, you get a prepared appetizer, a dozen oysters, choice of canned beer or wine, and a branded shucking knife to keep, and the class, of course.

Master the At-Home Blowout with SkillPop

Virtual | 5-6:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Details: I know I feel more confident when I put in a little effort. Plus, if you learn how to do a blowout at home, it’ll save you money and time.

Good Food on Montford, Barrington’s, and Stagioni reopening

Varies | Varies | Menu prices | Details

Details: Three of Bruce Moffett’s restaurants are opening for dine-in this week, with limited hours and seating capacity. Take your pick between Good Food on Montford, Barrington’s, and Stagioni. Or hit up all three if you’re feeling ambitious.

[Agenda related story: Which top 20 Charlotte restaurants are now open?]


Tom Petty Tuesday with Josh Daniel

Virtual | 5 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: Josh Daniel is on day 78 of his nightly virtual concerts. Show some support and tune in for Tom Petty Tuesday. (Quick story: My brother and I used to scream-sing “running down the drain” when we were little. Turns out, those aren’t the words to Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”)

Kings Drive Farmers Market

938 S. Kings Drive | 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Varies | Details

Details: There’s nothing like farm-fresh foods, especially what’s in season now. Mask wearing is encouraged if you go.

Bardo reopening

1508 S. Mint St. | 5 p.m. | Menu prices | Details

Details: Must-try dishes include oysters ($18), grouper ($17), and dry-aged ribeye ($23). There are only 12 dishes on the menu and a few dessert options. Portions are small, but the food is outstanding. Call 980.585.2433 or go to Resy for dine-in reservations.

Kindred reopening

131 N. Main St. Davidson, | 5 p.m. | Menu prices | Details

Details: Definitely order crispy oysters with dill yogurt and Calabrian chile oil ($12) and milk bread. You can make a reservation through Resy. They’re doing three seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.


Haymaker reopening

225 S. Poplar St. | 5 p.m. | Menu prices | Details

Details: Put on real clothes (not just your daytime pajamas) and treat yourself to a farm-focused dinner. You can make a reservation here.


CLT After Dark

Online | 10 p.m. | Free | Details

Details: The new weekly variety show features various talented Charlotteans and celebrities showing off their talents, like music, comedy, theater, and dance.

Get Started Running with SkillPop

Online | 5-6:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Details: Calling all aspiring runners. This SkillPop class with teach you the basics, like what to wear and goal-setting so you can work your way to a 5K. It’s for true beginners, like myself.

The Fig Tree reopening

1601 E. 7th St. | 5 p.m. | Menu prices | Details

Details: If you go, try Fig Tree’s famous elk chop — grilled New Zealand elk chop over horseradish spaetzle with smoked bacon-braized purple cabbage and boursin-dijon sauce. You can make a reservation here.


Yoga Slow Flow and Stretch

Virtual | 3-4 p.m. | Free, donations accepted | Details

Details: Unwind with an hour-long slow flow yoga class, led by The Yoga Dude over Zoom. Pay what you can, if you can.  

ZOOM Trivia & Virtual Pub

Virtual | 7:30 p.m. | Free, donations accepted | Details

Details: Even if you’re still uneasy about socializing in person, there are virtual ways to stay connected, like Zoom trivia. So gather your friends (online) and nerd out together.

Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section.


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