Aug 23, 2021 - Things to Do

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

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Virtual Mindfulness with the Bechtler Museum

Online | 11am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in virtually to take a mindfulness break and connect with museum educators from The Mint, Bechtler and Gantt Center for a guided session highlighting some of the works of art currently on display. This month’s conversation will be led by the Bechtler.

Euphonia Yoga at Summit Seltzer

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

Tequila 101 Class & Tasting at The Manchester

1812 South Boulevard | 6:30-8pm | $60 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a curated selection of premium tequila paired with light bites.

Open Level Flow Yoga at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, | 6:30pm | Free, $5 parking | Details 

Why you should go: Greet the week ahead with this intermediate Vinyasa Flow that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Bike-In Movie Night at The Spoke Easy

1530 Elizabeth Ave., Ste. 100 | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to The Spoke Easy patio for a screening of Joe Kid on a Stingray, a film about the pioneers of BMX culture and the lessons they learned along the way.


Burger Night at Red Salt by David Burke

555 South McDowell St. | Tuesdays; 5-9pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Tuesdays mean $5 burgers and $5 beers at Red Salt by David Burke.

Macallan Dinner at Oak Steakhouse

4777 Sharon Rd. Ste. 125 | 5:30pm | $95+ | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a three-course meal complete with welcome drinks and a meat and cheese board. On the menu is braised bacon with apple butter, hanger steak with veal jus and a dark chocolate marquise paired with Macallan 12-year, 15-year and 18-year, respectively.

Light Summer Meals with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001 Yancey Rd. | 6:30-9pm | $80 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to prepare delicious meals fit for the summer weather. You’ll be making seared snapper with roasted vegetable salad and cucumber raita sauce, summer fried rice with carrots and stir fry snap peas, herb and feta stuffed roast chicken topped with marinated tomatoes, and watermelon paletas will be served for dessert.

Knights vs. Durham Bulls 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 Durham Bulls in the first of a six-game series. Gameday promotions include $1 hotdogs. (I may be cheering for both teams).

[Related guide: Durham getaway: 33 things to do in the Bull City]


Partner Pump with Barry’s

2140 South Blvd., Ste. 2 | 8:45am & 12:30pm | $29-$45 | Details 

Why you should go: Get ready to push, pull, plank and repeat in this upper body workout class. Bring your lifting partner along and if they are a first-timer, they get in for free.

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.

TikTok Essentials with SkillPop

Online | 5:30-6:45pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Food and lifestyle blogger Wynee Bermudez (a.k.a. @wyneesworld) will be covering the basics of TikTok and sharing her tip and tricks for creating successful content.

[48-hour guide: How to spend a weekend in Charlotte with influencer Wynee Bermudez]

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.

Stitch-N-B*tch Craft Circle at Petty Thieves Brewing

413 Dalton Ave., Ste. B | 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pack your craft and head to Petty Thieves to join in on their social knitting and craft circle.

Free Workout with Volofit at Brewers at 4001 Yancey

4001-A Yancey Rd. | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Volofit is a new HIIT fitness gym coming to South End this fall, and to prepare for their opening they’re offering free workouts to the community.


ChowNow “Loves Local” Barbecue Celebration

Participating locations | August 26-29 | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: Six Charlotte restaurants will be putting their own spins on barbecue sandwiches. These sandwiches will be available exclusively through the ChowNow app. Participating restaurants include Lincoln’s Haberdashery, Reid’s Fine Foods, Mert’s Heart & Soul, JJ’s Red Hots and Horace’s Hot Fried Chicken.

Music at the Met

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | Thursdays; 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 the Brent Cates Band.

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 Abby Bryant and the Echoes followed by Bakalao Stars on Friday and Pressing Strings on Saturday.

Noel Freidline Maria Howell “Saturday in the Park” Jazz Tribute to Chicago

300 South Brevard St. | 7pm (doors at 6pm) | $45 | Details 

Why you should go: Singer, voice artist and actress Maria Howell joins pianist and vocalist Noel Freidline for a jazz tribute honoring the music of Chicago. Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6 pm and patio seating is available first-come, first-serve.


Summer Grilling Sides with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001 Yancey Rd. | 6-9pm | $75 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to make a variety of grilled sides for the summertime including tomato and watermelon salad with sweet chili dressing, potatoes with charred baby onion and bacon aioli, southwestern grilled corn and zucchini and pickled onions plus a key lime panna cotta.

Out of Place Exhibition Opening Reception at Goodyear Arts

301 Camp Rd., Ste. 200 | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: In this latest exhibition hosted by Goodyear Arts, Out of Place will feature ten artists who self-identify as outliers and will highlight works not traditionally seen on gallery walls. Additional showing dates are September 3, 10 and 17 from 6-9pm.

Pet Pop Up at Skiptown

222 Rampart St. | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pamper your pet with locally made goodies like dog treats, pet accessories, and pet grooming products. There will also be a pet photographer on-site to capture pictures of you and your pup.

Haute Asiko Fashion Show at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

551 South Tryon St. | 7-10pm | $10-$20 | Details 

Why you should go: Curated by Davita Galloway, co-founder and owner of DUPP&SWAT, this fashion event will feature an array of local designers. Guests are encouraged to arrive in style and following the show, there will be an opportunity to shop directly from the artists.

Open Mic Night with Blumenthal Performing Arts

130 North Tryon St. | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Make your way to the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square for an impressive lineup of local performers including instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers and magicians. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

90s Pizza Party at Hoppin’

1402 Winnifred St. | 8pm to midnight | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Hoppin for a night of 90s TV shows, free pizza and Kool-Aid wine slushies, plus a 90s-themed costume contest. The first 100 guests will get a free slap bracelet.

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