Mar 28, 2022 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 23 fun things to do in Charlotte this week

Knight Theater, Uptown

Knight Theater in Uptown. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


U-Cut Tulips

Howard Family Farm (250 Crater Rd.) | Monday-Saturday; 10am to 5pm | $5 for adults; $3 for kids | Details 

Why you should go: Make a day trip to the farm this season to pick out your own bouquet of fresh tulips. Each stem is $1.25, or $2 if you dig up the bulb. Pre-cut tulips are $15 for a dozen and $8 for a half dozen.

The Charlotte Fair

Charlotte Motor Speedway | Monday-Thursday; 4-10pm, Friday; 4-11pm, Saturday; 1-11pm, and Sunday; 1-10pm | $5-$10 | Details 

Why you should go: Cruise more than 30 rides, catch exciting entertainment and treat yourself to delicious fair food.

Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $10.50+ | Details 

Why you should go: Experience the energy of the Hive as the Hornets take on the Denver Nuggets.

Laughs and Stanzas

QC Social Lounge | 7:30pm | Free; registration required | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a blend of some of the best comedians, poets and spoken word artists in the region.



Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15-6:15pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts for a unique all-levels yoga flow in the atrium of the Mint Museum. Class will be streamed through DropSound headphones to help you tune out distractions and focus on your breath.

Outdoor All-Levels Yoga

D9 Brewing Uptown | 6-7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a mat or towel and meet on the patio for an energizing flow fit for all skill levels.

Mad Miles Run Club

100 W. Worthington Ave. | Tuesdays; 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 the 2-mile and 4-mile route.

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.


Terrarium in a Bottle Workshop

PlantHouse | 6:30-8pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Using a variety of plants, decorative items and recycled wine bottles, you’ll be able to customize a unique terrarium.

MINT to be Royal: Queen Charlotte and Me

Mint Museum Randolph | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Learn about the life of Queen Charlotte, listen to local female poets and lean into your inner royalty.

Sycamore Run Club

Sycamore Brewing | Wednesdays; 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join the group for a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-mile run (depending on your skill) and a free beer following the jaunt.

Discovering Your Beer Style

SkillPop | 7-8:30pm | $19 | Details 

Why you should go: If you’re unsure whether you prefer IPAs, stouts or lagers, this session will help you build your beer knowledge and select styles to suit your palate.

Related guide: Complete list and map of Charlotte’s 30+ local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each


Paella night

Pilot Brewing | 6pm | $27 for two | Details 

Why you should go: For $27 you can have a dinner for two that includes paella and a Spanish salad. Orders may be placed in advance by messaging Chef Edwin through Instagram or Facebook at Edwin’s Organix.

Triple C Beer runners club

Triple C Brewing Company | Thursdays; 6:30pm | Details

Why you should go: Hit the Rail Trail with Triple C’s run club. There are routes for first-timers and experienced athletes. Following the trek, you can treat yourself to 20% off beer and food at Triple C and their on-site food truck, Izzy’s.



Rosies Wine Garden NoDa | 8:30-9:30am | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Start your Friday with a vinyasa flow in the garden streamed through noise-canceling headphones.

April pools weekend

Skiptown | April 1-3; All-day | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring your doggo to splash around in kiddie pools, run through sprinklers, and nose-boop bubbles.

We Built This

Historic Rosedale | 10:30am to 2:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: This traveling exhibit tells the stories of the Black architects and builders who designed many of North Carolina’s historic sites.

Charlotte SHOUT!

Uptown | 4-10pm (April 1-17) | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This interactive, multi-week art festival will have attractions like a miniature golf course, giant see-saws and giant Easter eggs.

UCity Food Truck Friday

Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: What better way to spend a Friday than enjoying food from some of the best local food trucks and listening to live music? UCity Food Truck Friday takes place every Friday night and runs until mid-December.

Jazz at the Bechtler: Smokin’ Saxophones

The Bechtler | 6pm & 8pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Listen to some smooth jazz from The Ziad Jazz Quartet and guest saxophonist Danny Walsh.

Film series: “Himalayan Ice”

Whitewater Center | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The Whitewater Center is hosting movie screenings inspired by outdoor lifestyle and this week’s film is “Himalayan Ice,” a story of two alpinists who set out to explore one of the most remote valleys in the Indian Himalaya.

Checkers vs. Hershey Bears

TheBOplex | 7pm | $21.50-$100 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience the excitement of the hockey game as the Checkers take on the Hershey Bears.

Beethoven meets ’90s vibe

Knight Theater | 7:30pm | $19-$243 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a night at the symphony. Orchestra Noir, the Atlanta orchestra, will be performing selections by a variety of artists ranging from R&B and hip-hop icons like TLC and Biggie Smalls to classical composers like Fidelio and Egmont.

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