Aug 9, 2021 - Things to Do

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

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6th Annual CLT Burger Week

20 or so Burger Restaurants | Now through August 15 | $6 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy the week of unbeatable burger specials from more than 20 participating restaurants.


Homemade Summer Fruit Pies with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Keia Mastrianni, owner of Milk Glass Pie, will show you how to make a centerpiece-worthy peach-blackberry pie with crumble topping.

Guided Meditation Series with Brittany Skala

1800 Camden Rd. Suite 104 | Second Tuesdays, 6-7pm | Free, RSVP | Details

Why you should go: Grab your mat and join reiki healer and embodiment guide Brittany Skala for a soothing guided meditation.

August Beer Dinner at The Suffolk Punch

2911 Griffith St. Ste. A | 6:30-8:30pm | $65 | Details 

Why you should go: Treat yourself to an elevated five-course dining experience presented by Suffolk Punch Executive Chef Michael Rayfield. Each course will be paired with a beer that complements the food.

Euphonia Yoga at Protagonist South End

227 Southside Drive, Unit A | 6:30-7:30pm | $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.


North End Farmers Market

1701 North Graham St. | Wednesdays, 4-8pm | Prices vary by vendor | Details 

Why you should go: Support local farmers and food product makers. This season’s market has a lineup of 26 vendors (16 anchor vendors and 10 rotating) that sell everything from eggs and produce to CBD products and candles.

Summer Drive-In Movie Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S. | 7pm (gates at 5pm) | $30 per vehicle | Details 

Why you should go: One pandemic-related activity that shouldn’t go anywhere is drive-in movies. Head out to The Speedway to catch “The Greatest Showman” on the 16,000-square-foot movie screen.

Run the Bloc Wednesdays at Camp North End

300 Camp Rd. | Wednesdays, 5:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Grab your running shoes and join bloc Studios for a 2-3 mile run around the area. The group will meet at the bloc Studio at 5:30pm and start at 5:45pm. After the run, folks are welcome to hang out at the farmers market or grab something to eat or drink from one of the food stands.

Figure Drawing at Good Postage

Camp North End  | Wednesdays, 6-8pm | $10, contact Good Postage to reserve a spot | Details 

Why you should go: Join Good Postage underneath the water tower in the Boileryard for a fun figure drawing class.

VIBE at Summit Seltzer

2215 Thrift Rd., Ste. B | 6:30-7:30pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This VIBE class combines music, yoga and dance to create a unique exercise experience perfect for all levels. Then after class, enjoy a refreshing seltzer.


LoSo Live Concert Series at Queen Park Social

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

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

Music at the Met

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring a blanket or a chair out to the Metropolitan patio for a live music performance near Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Performing this Thursday is Colby Dobbs.

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 Light Night Special, followed by Swin in the Wild on Friday and Groov 8 on Saturday.

Sippin’ Summer Series at Devil’s Logic Brewing

1426 East 4th St. | 7-8:30pm | $10-$15 | Details 

Why you should go: The actors from Theatre Charlotte perform as characters in “The Devil Wears Prada” and turn your favorite lines from the movie into a drinking game.

Thursday at Billy’s with Onya Nerves

1115 North Brevard St. | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Billy Sunday to spend an evening with some of Charlotte’s best entertainers and your host Onya Nerves. Food and drink will be available to order during the show.

Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Viewing Party & Drag Show at Summit Seltzer

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.


Moon Hooch presents A Hooch Odyssey at The Music Yard

2433 South Blvd. | 6-11pm | $15-$240 | Details

Why you should go: Ever seen a traffic cone used as an instrument? Well, now you can. Catch Moon Hooch perform live at The Music Yard with traffic cones among other things.

Landscape NC Art Exhibit Opening at Charlotte Art League

4100A Raleigh St. | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The latest exhibit from the Charlotte Art League, “Landscape NC,” features local artists’ depictions and reflections of North Carolina from its coastline to its jagged cityscapes.

Miles & Music Summer Series at NoDa Brewing Co.

2921 North Tryon St. | 6-9:30pm | Free, registration required | Details 

Why you should go: Join the team from Around the Crown for a run around the block followed by drinks in the taproom and live music from local artists. Every second Friday through August.

Paranormal Examination of Charlotte Ghost Stories at Petty Thieves Brewing

413 Dalton Ave., Ste. B | 8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It may be mid-August, but it’s never too early to start celebrating spooky season in my book. Join SpookyClt, Old North State Podcast, and Hex Files Podcast this Friday the 13th evening for chilling ghost stories about Charlotte and tarot card readings.

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