Nov 8, 2020 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekday Planner: 19 things to do this week in Charlotte

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Hercules Tires Big South Virtual 5K

Remote | Now through Nov. 15 | $30 standard entry, $45 deluxe entry | Details

Why you should go: Run to raise funds for local youth athletic programs in the Charlotte area and throughout the Southeast. From now until November 15th, participants can run or walk a 5K from any location, record, and submit their time online. There are two packages for participants to choose from, the Standard ($30), which includes a race t-shirt, bib, and digital race bag; and the Deluxe ($45), which adds a finisher medal.


Varies | All day | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: Neighborhoods around the city are offering expanded outdoor seating. Head to West Charlotte to enjoy food from Dee’s Vegan To-Go, Exposed Vegan, Mix Grill and Wings, Cuzzo’s Cuisine, and more. Other neighborhoods participating this week include Montford, Ayrsley Town Center, and the University area. Tryon Street in Uptown opens up on Friday.

Holiday Shopping Kick-Off

6700 Fairview Road, Suite 104 | 4-8 p.m. | Prices vary | Details

Why you should go: The holiday season is fast approaching, and you can get started on your gift shopping at this boutique pop-up event. Browse art from 30-plus local artists, designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories among other goods.


Fall Pies from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: In this virtual class, you’ll learn how to make two types of pies for the fall season. Pie expert and your instructor for the evening, Keia of Milk Glass Pie will show you how to make an apple pie and custard pie from start to finish. Keia will discuss techniques and tips for assembling a double-crust pie with lattice or par-baking crusts.

Edge City Comedy Night

6209 Old Post Rd. | 7 p.m. | $15 per person | Details

Why you should go: They say that laughter is the best medicine, so head over to Edge City Brewery to enjoy a stand-up comedy show featuring Mike Speenberg, E.J. Nonstop, and your host for the night, Lauren Ansley.


Veteran’s Day

BlackLion Home for the Holidays Christmas Show

10635 Park Road | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., today through Nov. 22 | Details

Why you should go: Pick up a little something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the BlackLion Home For The Holidays Christmas Show. There will be more than 100 merchants selling items like ornaments, art, jewelry, and children’s gifts among other offerings. There will also be family photo opportunities, contact-free Santa appearances, and daily giveaways in-store.

QuikTrip Veterans Day Special

All QuikTrip locations | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: In honor of Veterans Day, QuikTrip is providing active or former military members with a free self-serve coffee or fountain drink. Provide a form of military ID at checkout at any QT location throughout Veterans Day.

Pound and Pour at Lore Brewing Company

1218 Rosemont Dr., Suite 100, Indian Land, SC | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Rock out while you work out at this full-body cardio jam session. You’ll use drumsticks to make some noise and burn some calories. The class will be held outside, so bring a mat and some water. Tickets must be purchased in advance and include a round at Lore after to reward yourself.


Charlotte Rescue Mission Turkey Drive

907 W. 1st St. | Now through Nov. 24 | Details

Why you should go: Help the Charlotte Rescue Mission reach its goal of receiving 4,000 turkeys before November 24th. Your turkey donation will help provide Thanksgiving food boxes to people in need.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bootcamp

Cullman Park, 14120 Ballantyne Corporate Place | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Don your brightest workout gear and get ready to shine in this glow-in-the-dark group workout at Cullman Park in Ballantyne. Proceeds from the class benefit the Ballantyne Virtual Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Bring a workout or yoga mat and some water.

Rooftop Cardio Dance

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-6:45 p.m. | $15 for general public, free for SweatNET members | Details

Why you should go: Join Ashley Smalls of Row House fitness for a fun rooftop workout. Tone your body, test your coordination, and increase your endurance to the beat of the music while soaking in the beautiful skyline views. All fitness levels welcome. Class is limited to 40 people to allow for social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

1824 Statesville Avenue| 7 p.m.| $30 | Details

Why you should go: Camp North End is turning one of its parking lots into a drive-in theater during November and December. Tonight’s screening is Forrest Gump. Tickets are $30 per car and are available here.

An Evening with Investigative Reporter Stuart Watson, Author of What She Said & What I Heard

Zoom event with Park Road Books | 7 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Spend an evening with award-winning investigative reporter Stuart Watson, as he and event host Shauna Morgan discuss his new memoir, What She Said & What I Heard: How One Man Shut Up and Started Listening.


(Friday The 13th)

Charlotte Coat Drive “Zip Up” Day

Dilworth Grille Parking Lot | Now through Nov. 13, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Drive through and donate new or gently used coats to help the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte reach its goal of receiving 6,000 coats. This drive-thru event will have free food, music, and special appearances from a few Charlotte team mascots. 

Merry Midtown at the Metropolitan Shopping Center

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Starting today the Metropolitan will be rolling out events for the holiday season that include a VTGCLT Pop pop-up shop, Letters to Santa drop-off, Merry Midtown Market, photos with Santa, and a screening of perennial favorite “The Grinch.”

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 Carolina Smash Truck, ScratchKitchen CLT, Casa Savor, Cremoso Cheesecake, Tin Kitchen, and music by Radio Toy Car.

Wasteland Ft. SoDown at The Music Yard

The Music Yard | 6-11 p.m. | $90+ per car | Details

Why you would go: The Music Yard presents Wasteland, a two-night drive-in concert featuring Charlotte’s top DJs.

Movie at Victoria Yards

408 N Tryon St. | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Starting at 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy food trucks and live music. Then at 8:30 p.m. catch a screening of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.” Seating is limited, and attendees must follow CDC guidelines.

Laugh at Lenny

3000 South Tryon St. | 8-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Have a laugh and a beer at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. This outdoor, socially distanced comedy show will have a line up of some of North Carolina’s best comedians. Seating in groups of two and four, all spaced six feet apart.

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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