Oct 18, 2020 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week

Harriet's Hamburgers, Optimist Hall

Photo courtesy of Harriet's Hamburgers


Charlotte Black Restaurant Week

15 participating Black-owned restaurants | October 19-31 | Prices vary |  Details 

Why you should go: Support local Black-owned businesses by dining in or ordering take out at participating locations.

5th Annual CLT Burger Week

35+ participating burger joints | 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., October 19 – Sunday, October 25 | $6 | Details 

Why you should go: Have you been waiting to take a bite out of the Queen City’s burger scene? Enjoy $6 specialty, craft, or gourmet burgers at 35+ locations. Be sure to download your CLT Burger Week Passport for a chance to win “The Ultimate Tailgate Package” valued at $500.

Charlotte Podcast Festival: The Ultimate Guide to Podcast Branding

Online | Noon to 1 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: In this session, Lisa Speer (host of Branding BFF) shares the power of brand strategy and how it leads to loyalty among listeners.

How to Buy a House with Skillpop

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

Why you should go: Buying a house can seem really daunting, but local realtor Kim Parati is here to walk you through the home-buying process. Kim will cover topics like choosing your neighborhood, knowing how much home you can afford, and the process – from applying for a loan to getting to the closing table. This virtual class is discussion-based so bring your preferred method of note-taking.

Bike Charlotte

Virtual | October 16 through November 8 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Now in its 20th year, Bike Charlotte is going virtual to continue the tradition of celebrating all things cycling in the Queen City. Participants are encouraged to ride the selected routes from October 16 through November 8 and share their experiences on social media.


Random Acts of Happiness Day at Harriet’s Hamburgers

Optimist Hall | Tuesdays | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: Starting today, Harriet’s Hamburgers is launching a weekly Random Acts of Happiness day. Each Tuesday, Harriet’s will give away a free meal to a random guest–no matter how big or small their order is.

Knob Creek Dinner with Dot Dot Dot

4237 Park Rd B | 6:30 p.m. | $125 per person | Details

Why you should go: Join luxury brand specialist, Kevin Creasy, for a guided tasting dinner featuring Knob Creek whiskey. Event includes a welcome cocktail, whiskey tasting, and four-course dinner prepared by Chef Corey Dawson.


Yoga at The Yard

The Music Yard | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Wind down your Wednesday with a yoga class hosted by Dilworth yoga studio, Be Yoga. After class, attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on food & drinks from Southbound restaurant next door. Class is limited to 20 people to ensure safe social distancing. Bring a yoga mat and water.

South End Wine & Hops Fest: Skates, Sliders & Slushies

3440 St Vardell Ln, Suite G | 6 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: The sixth annual South End Wine & Hops Fest, happening from October 21-25, aims to support local restaurants and small businesses while offering five days of wine-filled events. The first event, Skates, Sliders, and Slushies will feature wine slushies, stacked sliders, with fries served in on skates by the Charlotte Roller Girls.

Nuvolé Rooftop Soiree Benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

220 East Trade Street | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Shop for a good cause at this Kendra Scott pop-up event. 20% of all sales from the event will benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer non-profit organization.


Justin Moore @ Charlotte Motor Speedway Drive-In

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 6-11 p.m. | $85.50 – $360 | Details

Why you should go: Missing live music? You’re in luck – see country music star Justin Moore perform live at the Speedway. Plus, you can BYO food and drinks (or purchase from the concession carts).

South End Wine & Hops Fest: Alchemy Wine Dinner

Alchemy at C3Lab | 6 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Join Chef Ken Aponte of Alchemy for an evening of culinary creations and a selection of some of his favorite wines.

Copycat Classic Cookies Class at Sweet Spot Studio

4418 Monroe Rd, suite C | 6:30 p.m. | $60 | Details

Why you should go: Recreate classic cookie favorites like Dark Chocolate Milanos, Thin Mints, and Fudge Stripes. Each student will receive three cookie cutters to make the cookies from class at home.

Swarm the Polls, Hosted by The Levine Museum of the New South

Online | 7-8 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: As a part of their #SwarmThePolls initiative, The Charlotte Hornets have opened their doors as an early voting site. In this virtual event, Charlotte Hornets’ head coach James Borrego and several other panelists will discuss the historical intersection of sports, social justice, and civic engagement and its influence today.

Glow Yoga with DropSound

2433 South Blvd | 7-8 p.m. | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: In this outdoor yoga class you’ll glow while you flow using the provided noise-isolating headphones and glow sticks. Bring a mat, grab a friend, and come early or stay late for bevs and bites from SouthBound.


University City Food Truck Friday

Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 4-9:30 p.m. | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: Head out to Armored Cow Brewing Co. to enjoy live music and food trucks. This week’s food truck line-up includes Another Food Truck, Scratch Kitchen, Chimi Spot, Lobster Dogs, Yappy Hour, Screamery Creamery, and music from New Local.

Homemade Candy Bars at Sweet Spot Studio

4418 Monroe Rd, suite C | 6:30 p.m. | $60 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to make your own Twix, Kit Kat, and Snickers Bars in this homemade candy bar class. Register with caution.

Movies at Victoria Yards: Princess Bride

408 N Tryon Street | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: #ShowUpforUptown with dinner, live music, and a movie. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be food trucks and live music. Eat and entertain yourself until the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Seating is extremely limited and attendees must follow CDC guidelines.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra On Demand

Online | 7:30 p.m. | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents a virtual concert series streamed live from the Knight Theater. Christopher Warren-Green takes the podium for the first virtual performance to lead Tchaikovsky’s lyrical waltz Serenade for Strings and Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a Baroque-inspired dance suite.

The Fillmore Live in the Lot Comedy Series: Burpie with Jesse Jones

The Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St | 7 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: The Fillmore’s Live in the Lot series will feature four comedians in a socially distanced outdoor space. “Burpie” with Jesse Jones will take the stage on October 23rd and 24th.

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