Aug 16, 2021 - Things to Do

Axios Weekday Planner: 26 things to do in Charlotte this week

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MONDAY, AUGUST 16

UNC Charlotte Ellis Reed Parlier Memorial Scholarship + Kendra Scott Annual Fundraiser

Kendra Scott SouthPark Mall | Monday and Tuesday | Free to attend | Details 

Why you should go: Kendra Scott at SouthPark Mall is having a two-day fundraiser event for a scholarship in honor of Reed Parlier, one of the UNC Charlotte students who died in the 2019 mass shooting on campus. 20% of all proceeds will go toward the scholarship.

Birkdale Village Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants | August 14-21 | $25-$35 | Details 

Why you should go: Go on a foodie tour during Birkdale Village’s inaugural Restaurant Week. Local restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus at $25 and $35 price points.

Milkshake Happy Hour at Ace No. 3

All Ace locations | Weekdays; 2-4pm | $2.50 | Details 

Why you should go: Starting today, Ace No. 3 is launching a milkshake happy hour, aka “shake break,” where customers can get a soft-serve milkshake for just $2.50 every weekday from 2-4pm.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

NC Yoga Bar Gentle Flow at The Mint Museum Uptown

500 South Tryon St. | 5:15-6pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Reconnect and recenter yourself with this 45-minute gentle flow yoga class held in the atrium of the Mint Museum Uptown. The class will be streamed through special DropSound headphones to help you focus on your breath and tune out distractions. Bring a mat and some water.

How to Care for Houseplants with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details

Why you should go: Join expert gardener Jasmine Jefferson for a crash course on how to assess and care for any houseplant. Jasmine will cover plant basics and provide a thorough yet simple approach to successfully maintaining your houseplant.

Open Air: Artist Conversation with E. Mackey

Online | 7-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center virtually for a conversation with director, cinematographer and editor E. Mackey. The conversation will center on Mackey’s journey as a photographer and activist.

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk at Truist Field

324 South Mint St. | 7:04pm | $11-$57 | Details 

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Norfolk Tides in the first of a six-game series that runs through Sunday. Gameday promotions on Tuesdays include $1 hotdogs.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

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.

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 Camp North End area. The group will meet at the bloc Studio at 5:30pm and start running at 5:45pm. Afterward, folks are welcome to hang out at the Farmers Market or grab something to eat or drink at CNE.

Bardo x Street Commerce Dinner Experience

1508 South Mint St. | 6-9pm | $175 | Details 

Why you should go: This 7-course dining experience features dishes inspired by fashion designers from around the world and a runway presentation with looks styled and sourced by Street Commerce. Each course includes an alcohol drink or non-spirit drink.

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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill Fall Season Opening

1860 Black Hwy. York, SC | 10am to 6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Today marks the start of apple season at Windy Hill Orchard, which means that fall is right around the corner (even though this heat says it’s not). Starting today, you can stop by their farmstand to shop for your favorite Windy Hill products. Their cider bar opens tomorrow.

Virtual Art Break with the Bechtler Museum

Zoom | Noon | Free, registration required | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in virtually and connect with museum educators and experts from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum and the Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture for a deep dive into one work of art or artist from each respective museum.

Mixology Night at Golden Owl Tavern

9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd. | Thursdays; 6-8pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to craft classic cocktails at Golden Owl’s interactive cocktail class led by one of their own master bartenders. This Thursday’s featured drink is the Sideswipe using Cognac.

Family Movie Night + $4 Pizza Slices at Protagonist South End

227 Southside Drive, Unit A | 6-10pm | Prices vary | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Protagonist South End for a family-friendly movie and $4 pizza slices.

Thursdays Live in MoRA (Monroe Road Area)

6697 Monroe Rd. (near the Embrace sculpture) | Third Thursdays, 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring the family out to enjoy live music from the Swingin’ Richards and Mufukaworks Dance Company plus food and drinks from Edge City Brewery, Hawthorne’s Pizza, A Tana Empanada Foodtruck and Cakeable Charlotte.

Southern Region Italian II with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd., Ste. 100 | 6:30-9pm | $85 | Details 

Why you should go: Follow along in preparing an authentic Italian meal. On the menu is traditional roast porchetta, orecchiette pasta with blistered tomato and eggplant sauce and smoked mozzarella blackberry panna cotta with amaretto crumble.

Loving Vincent Film Showing + Panel at Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave., Ste. 100 (by the water tower) | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This 2017 experimental animated biographical film chronicles the life, and death, of the painter Vincent van Gogh. It’s the first fully painted animated feature film.

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 Late Night Special followed by Swim in the Wild on Friday and Groove 8 on Saturday.

Cosplay Night at Sosu

3718 Central Ave., Ste. B | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Dress in your best character get-up for a night of food, fun and fandom. There will even be a cosplay contest where the winner gets three free ramen bowls from Sosu and bragging rights.

Whiskey Women of Charlotte Cocktail Tasting and Food Pairing at The Artisan’s Palate

1218 East 36th St., Ste. A | 7-9pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: If you enjoy whiskey, join the Whiskey Women of Charlotte for their August event. A whiskey rep will guide guests through a flight of whiskey cocktails developed especially for the group. Artisan’s Palate will also be developing a special menu to pair with each cocktail.

Brown Eyed Women at Heist Barrel Arts

1030 Woodward Ave. | 7-11pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Head over to Heist Barrel Arts to hear The Brown Eyed Women, an all-female tribute to the Grateful Dead.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Queen City Anime Convention 2021

555 South McDowell St. | August 20-22 | $15-$120 | Details 

Why you should go: Anime stans rise! This three-day convention celebrates all things animation, manga and comics, video gaming, cosplay and performing arts. Festivities will include anime industry guest speakers, live performances, cosplay contests, a vendor’s hall and arcade games.

Candle Making Workshop at NoDa Brewing Co.

2921 North Tryon St. | 6-8pm | $45 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Stacy Ahua of Usu Company candles for a DIY candle-making workshop. You’ll get to sample, select and blend a one-of-a-kind scent for your candle. Together, Stacy will take you step-by-step through all of the materials you need in the candle-making process.

Full Moon Paddle with Aquatic Adventures

724 Elm Ave., Mt. Holly | Aug. 20 & 21; 8:30-10pm | $45 | Details 

Why you should go: Kayak under the moonlight on a scenic, undisturbed section of the Catawba River then return to a campfire with refreshments and beverages. Beginners and experienced paddlers are welcome.

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 weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].

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