Apr 19, 2021 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 17 things to do this week in Charlotte

Calle Sol Lechon Sliders

Photo courtesy of Calle Sol.



Various locations | April 18-24 | Free | Details

Why you should participate: DO GOOD Week is a local celebration of the National Volunteer Week where you can commit your time to support the work of those in Charlotte’s nonprofit community.

Optimist Hall Job Fair

Next to Botiwalla | April 19, 9am to noon & April 22, 3-6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Several tenants in Optimist Hall are looking for new members to join their teams. Interested applicants can stop by during designated hours and select tenants on-site will be available for interviews.

2nd Annual CLT Taco Week

Various locations | All-day, April 16-25 | $3 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy $3 specialty tacos from more than 15 Charlotte restaurants all week long. Download the CLT Taco Week Passport for a chance to win a taco party for 15 people complete with all the fixings.

Don Julio Tequila Tasting at The Manchester

1812 South Blvd. | 6-8pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: The Manchester is hosting its first tequila class. Enjoy tasting and learning about four premium Don Julio tequilas along with a light food pairing. Then, take a trip back to the 1920s and head down to Room 1812, the speakeasy downstairs, following the event.


Color a Brighter Future Fundraiser

Online | 8-8:30am | Free | Details

Why you should go: This virtual fundraising event will highlight stories of teachers in the community who have been able to improve educational outcomes for students through free school supplies. The contribution you make at this event will allow for more teachers and students in our community to have their educational needs met.

$5 Cuban Pork Sandwich Sneak Peek of Plaza Midwood’s Calle Sol

2101 Central Ave. | 5-8pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Plaza Midwood’s newest addition, Calle Sol Latin Café & Cevicheria, is previewing their delicious Pan con Lechon (Cuban Pork Sandwiches). All proceeds from the pop-up will go to Claire’s Army for pediatric cancer relief.

Virtual Artist Talk with Maja Godlewska

Online | 6pm | Free, registration required | Details

Why you should go: Associate Professor and Area Coordinator for Painting at UNC Charlotte, Maja Godlewska will give a virtual artist talk, followed by a conversation with Anastasia James, the Deputy Director for Art & Education at the Bechtler Museum.


Covid-19 Vaccinations: Science, Politics, Mistrust, and Misinformation Panel

Online | 1-2:30pm | Free, registration required | Details

Why you should go: Tune in for a panel discussion about the Covid-19 vaccine featuring speakers from UNC Charlotte and the greater Charlotte area. Topics will range from scientific information and political influences to medical mistrust and misinformation. The discussion will be moderated by WBTV news anchor, Molly Grantham, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the discussion.

Branding for Social Media with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Local Instagram influencer and branding expert, Kristen Bousquet will teach you how to create a successful and strategic online brand identity that will resonate with your target audience and stimulate growth.

Basic Knife Skills with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd Suite #100 | 6-9pm | $65 | Details

Why you should go: This class lead by hef Gloria will teach you the proper technique of caring for and handling a Chef’s knife. These foundations will help you slice, dice, chop and mince like a pro.

Home Buying 101 with LendScout by ASMC and Premier Property Solutions

Zoom | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join LendScout and Premier Property Solutions for a free virtual event covering the most important things you need to know before purchasing your first home.


Charlotte Earth Day Film Festival

Virtual | April 22-25 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Omimeo Mime Theatre and the Charlotte Film Society have partnered to offer five free virtual documentaries to raise awareness about how our actions impact the environment.

The Porter’s House Patio Party & NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fundraiser

7417 Waverly Walk Ave. | 6-9pm | $100+ | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate the return of Springtime and help raise money for restaurant workers in our community who have been impacted by the pandemic. Guests can purchase tickets for up to eight guests to dine on The Porter’s House’s street patio, enjoy live music and gain exclusive access to raffle tables. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the NCRLA Restaurant Workers Relief Fund.


VTGCLT Chroma Grand Opening

1701 N. Graham St. Suite 114, | Fridays and Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 11am-5pm. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Support local and regional vendors at Camp North End’s newest pop-up shop VTGCLT Chroma. This clothing and accessory-focused pop-up shop has all kinds of vintage and handmade finds.

Street Tacos from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to make one of the trendiest Mexican street tacos on the internet, the quesa birria taco. Chef Rosana will guide you step-by-step through the process of making these flavorful street tacos from scratch.

Related story: 4 must-try birria tacos in Charlotte

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at Lenny Boy Brewing

3000 South Tryon St. | Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm |  $30+ | Details

Why you should go: The Indie Fest Spring Series continues at Lenny Boy Brewing as rock band Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers takes the stage. Each show has limited capacity and all attendees must abide by the CDC guidelines and wear masks.

Covered Tracks: An Outdoor Murder Mystery at Camp North End

300 Camp Road | 6:30pm & 8:30pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Travel back in time to solve the murder of a technology titan in this immersive, outdoor experience hosted by Theater Charlotte. You and a small group of investigators will hear suspects’ testimonies, gather clues and hold your own interrogations. Groups can be booked for six to eight people.

Check out more upcoming events on our 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. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].


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