Mar 8, 2021 - Things to Do

Weekday planner: 16 things to do this week in Charlotte

Optimist Hall

Optimist Hall


2021 Shamrock Shuffle Virtual 5k

Remote | March 6-14 | $15-$30 | Details

Why you should go: Shamrock Gardens Elementary School’s 9th Annual Shamrock Shuffle is going remote. Any time between Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 14, use a run timer or app to clock yourself walking or running 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). Funds raised will help support the needs of the scholars and teachers of Shamrock Gardens Elementary.

Fit Atelier Plaza Midwood Pop-Up

2010 The Plaza | Times vary | Free (this week only) | Details 

Why you should go: For the next three months, fitness studio and athleisure boutique, Fit Atelier is hosting outdoor workout classes on the brand new patio of the historic Van Landingham Estate in Plaza Midwood.

Skrimp Po Boy Special at Skrimp Shack

3718 Central Ave A. | 10:30 am to 9 pm | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: When you buy on regular Skrimp Po Boy, you get the second one 50 percent off.

“14 to Flatten the Curve” Cocktails at Spindle Bar

1115 N Brevard St. | Daily, 11 am to 9 pm | $11 | Details

Why you should go: Head to Spindle Bar to enjoy a drink for a good cause. $1 of every “14 to Flatten the Curve” cocktail sold this March will be donated to Hearts Beat as One & Urban Ministry.

Xiao Bao Grand Opening in Optimist Hall

 1115 N Brevard St. | 11 am to 9 pm | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: The highly anticipated sister concept to the popular Charleston-based Xiao Bao Biscuit opens in Optimist Hall. Expect Xiao Bao classics like their legendary okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese cabbage pancake, as well as pad kra pow and som tum chicken with a spicy papaya salad.


Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Grand Opening Week

16836 D Birkdale Commons Pkwy. | Mar. 9-14 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This scratch-made pie shop officially opens on Saturday, March 13, but the celebration kicks off four days early with festivities like the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, a visit from Bubbles and Brews Charlotte on Friday, and a free four-inch pie-for-a-year-cards for the first 50 customers.

Taco Tuesday at Noble Smoke

2216 Freedom Dr. | Tuesdays | $48 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring home a DIY taco kit with 16 house-made tortillas, 1.5 pounds of meat (choose from smoked brisket, pork, or chicken), Cotija cheese, pico de gallo, radish, sour cream, and fresh limes.

Random Acts of Happiness Day at Harriet’s Hamburgers

Optimist Hall | Tuesdays | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: As part of their weekly Random Acts of Happiness day, Harriet’s Hamburgers is giving away a free meal to a random guest — no matter how big or small their order is, every Tuesday.


Addressing Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Our Communities

Online | 5:30-7 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should attend: Atrium Health and Johnson C. Smith University are partnering up to facilitate a virtual conversation with experts that will explore concerns about the vaccine, dispel mistruths and review the science.

Run Club with Taproom Social

430 W 4th St. | 6:30-9 pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Go for a 3-mile run along the route that goes past the Panthers stadium, then reward yourself with a post-run beer and a grub from a featured food truck.

Queen City Streams Series: Temperance League

 Online | 7 pm | Free, $10 donation appreciated | Details

Why you should attend: Tune in virtually to hear Charlotte-based rock-n-roll band Temperance League perform live from Neighborhood Theatre.


In Pursuit of Resilience

Online | 7 pm | Free, donations appreciated | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in for an inspiring and star-studded evening to raise money and awareness for child and family mental health initiatives. Mitchell’s Fund seeks to improve the mental well-being of children and families who have experienced trauma. Expect an auction and performances including a debut original song from Josh Daniel.

Skyline Drive-In at Camp North End

400 Camp Road | 7-10 pm | $30 per car | Details

Why you should go: Head to Camp North End to catch a drive-in screening of West Side Story. While you’re there, grab food from one of Camp North End’s delicious food stalls.


Goodyear Arts Artist Talk and Residency Showcase

301 Camp Rd #200 | 5-8 pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Goodyear Arts in celebrating the work of the 2021 Artists-in-Residence: Reuben Bloom, Fred Smith and Nathan Matthews. Masks, social distancing, and capacity limits will be enforced for this in-person event.

Empanadas from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7 pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: With the help of Chef Rosana Rivera, you’ll learn how to assemble, roll and cook this Latin American favorite and create sauces that will take your meal to the next level.

Lucky Leprechaun Pot of Gold Search

Historic Latta Plantation | 7-9 pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Follow clues by torchlight as you search for Lucky the leprechaun and gold coins around Historic Latta Plantation. This hunt will take you to multiple historic buildings and through the forest. Once you solve the clues, warm up by a fire and enjoy cider, cocoa, and cookies.

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