Aug 30, 2021 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 19 things to do in Charlotte this week

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Free Doughnut at Krispy Kreme

Participating locations | August 30-September 5 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: For one week only, you can get two free doughnuts from Krispy Kreme with proof of vaccination; one Original Glazed and a heart doughnut.

Find Your Muse Open Mic Night at The Evening Muse

3227 North Davidson St. | Mondays; 7:30pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Take to the stage for what is considered one of the best open mics in Charlotte. Performances include music, comedy and poetry plus a featured performer.

Yogachella at The Music Yard

2433 South Blvd. | 7:30-9pm | $25-$30 | Details 

Why you should go: Dress in your favorite festival-inspired attire for a sunset yoga flow followed by a dance party.


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.

Devilish Entertainers Showcase at Devil’s Logic Brewing

1426 East 4th St.| 6:30-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Grab a beer and some bites and enjoy this mostly showcase of some of Charlotte’s most talented musicians and comedians.

Brewers Box Office: Movies Under the Stars at Brewers at 4001 Yancey

4001-A, Yancey Rd. | Tuesdays; 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Watch a movie under the stars in the Beer Garden at 4001. This week’s screening is The Goonies. There will be popcorn, pints and $3 tacos.


Bread Baking Basics with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd., Ste. 100 | 10:30am to 1:30pm | $70 | Details 

Why you should go: This class will take a deep dive into the nuances of bread making covering topics like how dough is developed, the interaction between key ingredients and the baking process. You’ll learn how to make focaccia, brioche and sourdough Boule.

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.

Beauty From Within with Green Brothers Juice and Selenite Beauty

1800 Camden Rd., Ste. 104 | 6:30-7:30pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: This workshop will teach you how to cultivate healthy skin, from the inside out. Ticket price includes 1-hour of hands-on skincare and wellness tip lead by an esthetician, plus a sampling of juices from Green Brother’s.


Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop with Skillpop

Online | 5:30-7pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn the art of macrame as artist Amber Bounds from Little King Art gives you step-by-step instruction in basic macrame knotting techniques. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create your own unique wall hanging to keep or give as a gift.

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 Natty Boh Duo.

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 Friday is Urban Soil followed by Dead Horses on Saturday and Keller & the Keels on Sunday.

Duke’s Mayo Classic: ECU vs. App State at Bank of America Stadium

800 South Mint St. | 7:30pm | $46-$126 | Details 

Why you should go: The Duke’s Mayo Classic kicks off with a matchup between East Carolina and App State.


Live at 11 in Ballantyne’s Backyard

11611 North Community House Rd.| 5-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Ballantyne’s Backyard for Live at 11, an outdoor concert series.

Concert in the Courtyard at Optimist Hall

1115 North Brevard St. | 5-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab food from your favorite OH tenant, then head out to the courtyard to enjoy music from DJ Nat Black.

48 Hour Film Project Screening

130 North Tryon St. | 6:30pm | $12 | Details

Why you should go: More than 500 local artists have come together to create 15 short films, in under 48 hours. This event will screen the best of the 2021 entries.

Ballantyne Hotel Whiskey Club

10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. | 6:30pm | $65 per person | Details

Why you should go: Join fellow whiskey lovers for this monthly tasting event featuring a curated selection of Maker’s Mark Whiskey paired with small bites.

Charlotte Gaymers Network Presents: Gaymer Gathering

1300 South Blvd., Ste. D | 7-10pm | 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 and an assortment of board games.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra al Fresco

Online | 7:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tune in to hear the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs in this virtual concert series.

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