Aug 2, 2021 - Things to Do

22 things to do in Charlotte this week, including painting pet portraits

The Music Yard South End

The Music Yard South End


Wentworth & Fenn x Derski Foundation Fundraiser

270 Camp Rd., Suite 103 | All month long | $7-$25 | Details 

Why you should go: For the month of August, Wentworth & Fenn will be selling an all-pink strawberry Marmalade cookie sandwich for $7, as well as a special Derski Foundation t-shirt for $25. All proceeds from cookie and t-shirt sales will go directly to The Derski Foundation to benefit Atrium Health’s Project PINK foundation.

$5 JT Posh Rack Sale

2400 Park Rd., Suite A2 | Monday through Friday | $5 | Details

Why you should go: This week, JT Posh is having a $5 rack sale where all items on the racks will only be $5. Items can only be purchased using cash or Venmo and all proceeds will go to charity.

Budget Like a Boss with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Bernadette Joy, owner of Crush Your Money Goals, for a helpful workshop covering creating a monthly budget and better organizing your finances.

Euphonia Yoga at Summit Seltzer

2215 Thrift Rd., #Suite B | 6-7pm | $10-$15 | Details 

Why you should go: This unique yoga practice uses noise-canceling headphones and a curated playlist to help you tune out distractions and focus on your flow.


Girl Tribe Game Day x Sycamore Launch Party

2161 Hawkins St. | 4:30-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the Sycamore Tap Room for games, goodies, and exclusive launch party deals to celebrate the launch of Girl Tribe Game Day 2021.

Truist Training Tours at Eva B. Barber Park

3801 Gossett Ave. | 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Walk or run around the park and enjoy a DJ, a cookout, and activities for the kids.

Yoga then tacos at El Thrifty

1115 North Brevard St., Unit 100 | 6-7pm | Free, donations appreciated | Details 

Why you should go: Stretch, socialize, and sip on the patio at El Thrifty. Bring a mat, towel, and water.


Pets, Paints & Pints at Edge City Brewery

6209 Old Post Rd., Suite 109 | 6-8pm | $55 | Details 

Why you should go: Paint your pet with the help of a local artist. All paints and supplies will be provided, and you can order a drink to sip on while you paint.

Charlotte Gaymers Network After Dark: Bar Argon Edition

Argon 4544 South Blvd., #H | 8-10pm | Free, registration required | Details 

Why you should go: Join non-profit and LGBTQ+ youth advocacy group Charlotte Gaymers Network for their monthly mix-n-mingle gaming social. There will be a variety of consoles (retro and modern) set up, in addition to an assortment of board games plus an exciting drag show performance.


Joedance Film Festival

Virtual | August 5th-7th; Evenings: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Afternoon: 2 p.m. | $30 – $100 | Details 

Why you should go: This virtual film festival is three nights and an afternoon of short films created by filmmakers with a connection to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Now in its 12th year, Joedance honors the memory of Joe Restaino by raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital.

Empanadas from Scratch with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $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.

Sunset Paint & Sip at Petty Thieves Brewing

413 Dalton Ave., Suite B | 6-7:30pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a beverage while painting and watching the sunset behind the Charlotte skyline.

Body Party Fitness Class at The Gantt Center

551 South Tryon St. | 6-7pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Your instructor for the evening, Maxie Williams, leads a dynamic dance class that’s disguised as cardio. Dance to classic and contemporary Hip Hop and R&B music while you break a sweat.

LoSo Live Concert Series at Queen Park Social

4125 Yancey Rd. | Every Thursday; 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy live music, drink specials, vendors, games and more at Queen Park Social.

River Jam at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. | 6:30pm | Free, $6 parking | Details 

Why you should go: Experience ~immaculate summer vibes~ at River Jam. Sprawl out with a blanket or a chair and listen to tunes from a stellar weekly lineup of artists across multiple genres. Taking the stage this Thursday is Mike Mains & The Branches followed by QT & The Soul Providers on Friday and Red Dress Amy on Saturday.

Louis The Child Euphoria Tour

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. | 7pm | $18-$60 | Details 

Why you should go: Electronic and dance duo, Louis the Child is making a stop in Charlotte for their Euphoria Tour.

Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Viewing Party & Drag Show

2215 Thrift Rd., Suite B | 7:30pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your friends out to sip on some seltzer and watch the divas of drag from Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6. Following the watch party, there will be drinking games and a drag show.


CLT Burger Week

Participating restaurants | August 6-15 | $6 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy 10 days of unbeatable burger specials from more than 25 participating restaurants.

EMO Night at The Music Yard

2433 South Blvd. | 5-11pm | $10-$160 | Details 

Why you should go: Reminisce on your angsty teen years by heading out to Emo Night at The Music Yard. This event will feature songs from My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco!, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Good Charlotte and 3OH3 to name a few.

Panthers Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium

800 South Mint St. | 6pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Get fired up for the upcoming season and check out the Panthers as they practice on the stadium field. There will be performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew, plus a firework and laser show to top off the evening.

BLKMRKTCLT New Growth Series Present: Kin featuring Jamila & Wabwila

1824 Statesville Ave. | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: BLKMRKTCLT’s New Growth Series continues with two phenomenal mixed media artists showcasing various pieces representing their pasts and travels.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra al Fresco: Harp in Chamber Music

Online | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra invites you to enjoy this virtual concert series featuring a diverse range of works.

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