Mar 14, 2022 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 39 fun things to do in Charlotte this week

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MONDAY, MARCH 14

Family Nature Hour

Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center | 2-3pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring the kiddos to search around for critters and learn about the great outdoors.

I Heart Rail Trail – Lights

South End | 5pm; through March 20 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Five new interactive light installations have popped up along the Rail Trail for a limited time. Now through March 20.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15

Hike for Your Health

Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center | 5-6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Get outside and enjoy the fresh air and meet like-minded people.

Basic Bread Making

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6-9pm | $75 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Chef Joel to learn how to prepare three types of bread including Pain d’Epi (a French wheat stalk baguette), honey oatmeal rolls and cornmeal focaccia.

Tipsy Terrarium Tuesday

PlantHouse | 6:30-8pm | $26 | Details 

Why you should go: Plan a girls’ night or date night outing and assemble your own terrarium using air plants and decor items.

RunBots Tuesday Run Club

Wooden Robot Brewery (South End) | Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the RunBots for a social run around South End. Route distances are 1, 3 and 5 miles.

Mad Miles Run Club

All Birds South End | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Meet at the corner of All Birds South End to join the squad for a fun run along the light rail. Choose between the 2-mile and 4-mile route.

New York State Wine Dinner

Foxcroft Wine Co. SouthPark | 7-9pm | $99 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience a carefully curated five-course dinner and wine pairing led by Dr. Nancy Irelan the co-owner and winemaker for Red Tail Ridge Winery in New York.

Comedy Night

Starlight on 22nd | 7:30-9pm | Free, $1 membership fee | Details 

Why you should go: Laugh at standup performed by local comedians or sign up to crack of your own.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

Jon G’s BBQ Pop-Up

Divine Barrel Brewing | 5-9pm | Menu prices | Details 

Why you should go: Get your hands on some delicious Texas-style BBQ. It’s first-come, first-served so swing by before they run out.

Women Who Whiskey Bartending Competition

Billy Sunday | 6-9pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Some of Charlotte’s top female bartenders are coming together for a friendly competition where you’re the judge. Tickets include a welcome cocktail, drinks from each participant and snacks provided by AVA pizzeria.

Secret Homebuying Strategies for Millennials

Legion Brewing Southpark | 6-7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Get the information you need from top real estate experts to navigate the current housing market and get the house you want.

Shake, Sip and Roll: Sushi and Sake Cocktail Class

The Cocktailery | 6-8:30pm | $103 | Details 

Why you should go: An instructor from Birmingham Sushi Class Company is flying out to teach a hands-on sushi rolling class. In-between sushi instruction you’ll learn how to make a sake cocktail with Tamu Curtis.

Figure Drawing

Good Postage Camp North End (event space) | 6-8pm | $10, email [email protected] to reserve | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a sketchbook and join Good Postage in the event space in the Raceway (next to Hex coffee) for a fun figure drawing session.

Sycamore Run Club x Omega x New Balance

Sycamore Brewing | 6:15pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Put on a green-getup for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed run with the group. The best-dressed runner will win a new pair of kicks, from Omega Sports & New Balance.

Jambox Open Mic Night

Jambox | 6:30-10pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Share your talents and connect with other local musicians. Sign-ups start at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm.

Paint Your Pet

Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Local artist, Aimee-Rose will help you create a masterpiece featuring your favorite four-legged muse. All materials will be provided.

Tyler, The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost Tour

Bojangles Coliseum | 7pm | $160+ | Details 

Why you should go: Rapper, musician and internet troll Tyler, The Creator will perform a mix of songs from his latest album and past albums. He’ll be joined by Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Tezzo Touchdown.

Wednesday Night Live: Women’s History Month Open Mic

Knight Theater | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a wide range of performances from singers, dancers, magicians and more.

Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $15-$395 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience the energy of the hive during game time.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

Squats + Shenani(GAINS) Team Teach

Barry’s | 8:45am | $29 | Details

Why you should go: Get your rear in gear and join instructors Paige and Chelsea for a low-impact leg day workout.

Steal The Pint: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 11am to 10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Hang out in the taproom and get a free St. Patty’s Day glass to add to your collection.

St. Patrick’s Day at Midwood Smokehouse

All Midwood Smokehouse locations | 11am to 9pm | Menu pricing | Details

Why you should go: Stop by any Midwood Smokehouse location for a smoked corned beef plate with cabbage. One day only.

Sir Ed’s St. Patrick’s Day

Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant | 11am to 2am (next day) | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Take your tastebuds straight to Ireland and stop by the pub for Sir Ed’s famous corned beef & cabbage. There will be Irish Dancers, a Bag Piper, and of course, plenty of Guinness to go around.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Piedmont Social House | 11:30am to 10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy food and drink specials like $6 Guinness drafts, $10 Irish Burgers and $10 Fish n’ Chips.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Kilted Buffalo Plaza Midwood | Noon to 1am (next day) | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Stop by the pub to watch March Madness games and celebrate St. Patty’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day

The Gallery Bar at the Ballantyne Hotel | 11am to closing | Price varies | Details

Why you should go: The Gallery Bar is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special Irish-themed menu.

The Luck Of The Irish – Three Days Of Green

Small Bar South End | Thursday-Saturday; 4pm to close | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy three days of food specials, live music, games and prizes.

Shamrockin’ The Village

Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne | 4pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The Ballantyne Village is once again turning green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There will be live music, bagpipers, a DJ, green beer and other festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day

Cloud Bar by David Burke | 4pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy Irish-themed food and drink specials, live entertainment and giveaways.

Clover Yard – Four Leaf Clover

The Music Yard | 5pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate The Music Yard’s opening day and St. Patty’s Day. Expect DJs, performers, vendors, green beer, and a bagpiper.

Clover Crawl

Camp North End | 6-9pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Spend St. Patrick’s Day at Camp North End’s first-ever Clover Crawl. Your $30 ticket gets you a punch card to redeem one spring-inspired drink from each of the four participating on-site bars and a limited-edition Camp North End cup.

St. Patrick’s Day Event

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 6pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your pup out for a fun evening of festivities like photo ops and prizes.

Spark Golf League

Stroke Putt | Thursdays; 6pm | $12.60+ | Details 

Why you should go: This 9-hole golf league is a fun way to be social and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition. Join as a two-person team or as a single-player. League rounds are available for purchase each week or you can save by pre-paying for 9 or 18 rounds.

Maker’s Mark & The LEE Initiative x Billy Sunday Barrel Launch Party

Billy Sunday | 6:30pm | $150 | Details 

Why you should go: This exclusive bourbon dinner will feature a happy hour with Maker’s Mark cocktails and passed hors d’ouvres, a four-course tasting dinner and a brief bourbon instruction.

Chelsea Cutler

The Fillmore | 8pm | $29.50 | Details 

Why you should go: If you haven’t heard of Chelsea Cutler, now you have. Catch the singer-songwriter perform her latest album When I Close My Eyes live from the Filmore.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Yoga in the Wine Garden

Rosies Wine Garden NoDa | 8:30-9:30am | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Get a bright and early start to your Friday and head to Rosie’s for a vinyasa-based flow that incorporates noise-canceling headphones.

Homemade Spanish Tapas

Online with SkillPop | 5:30-7pm | $19 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Chef Rosana for a class dedicated to the art of preparing Spanish tapas. You’ll learn how to make Pan con Tomate (tomato bread), Datiles con Tocino, and Cazuelita de Judias.

Easy Street

The Music Yard at SouthBound | 6-11pm | $10+ | Details 

Why you should go: Ease into the weekend and vibe with musical artists GUZ, MUUS and Brook Legends.

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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