Apr 18, 2022 - News

Weekday Planner: 26 things to do in Charlotte this week

The Music Yard South End

The Music Yard. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


420 Week

Sycamore Brewing | April 18-22 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Roll up to Sycamore for a week of activities like yoga, trivia and a movie night complete with munchie bags.

Cocktails in the Garden

The Duke Mansion | 5-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Wind down for the evening and enjoy a cocktail in the serene setting of the Duke Mansion garden. Drinks are separate from the free admission cost.

Leah & Louise Collaboration Dinner

Leah & Louise | 7pm | $180 | Details 

Why you should go: Leah & Louise is joining forces with Chef Ashleigh Shanti, a contestant on the current season of Bravo’s Top Chef, to create a six-course dining experience.


Hope Floats Duck Race Kick-Off Event

Legion Brewing SouthPark| 5-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Adopt your ducks and pick up yard signs for the Hope Floats Duck Race, which is set for May 15 at the Whitewater Center.

OH Well: Dance Cardio with Dominique

Optimist Hall | 6-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a mat and meet on the patio above El Thrifty for a fun dance class set to some of the hottest jams. You’ll learn two short routines and end with a cool-down and stretch.

POUND on the Rooftop with Lauren

Metropolitan | 6-7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Have fun while breaking a sweat at this 45-minute rhythmic workout class. Participants will use weighted drum sticks to engage various muscles groups and get a full-body burn.

Paint Your Pet

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

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

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.


420 Smoke Off

Triple C Brewing | 4pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Not that kind of smoke off, but there will be delicious smoked barbecue and sides from Jon G’s, plus pop-ups from Infinity’s End Smoke Shop and Golden Cow Creamery.

Food & Flix: Fantastic Fungi

Alchemy at C3 Lab | April 20 & 24; 6-9pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a screening of the documentary “Fantastic Fungi,” hosted in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society.

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.

Latto: 777 Tour

The Underground | 8pm | $175 | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a vibe with Atlanta’s newest rap diva, Latto as she performs songs for her latest album 777.


ArtBreak Tour

The Gantt Center | 12-12:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Take a break from your busy workday to enjoy a free, 30-minute guided tour of the Gantt Center.

Uptown Live Party

D9 Brewing Uptown | 5-9pm | Price | Details 

Why you should go: This monthly block party will have live music, food trucks and pop-up shops for folks to enjoy.

A Shroom Soirée

Alchemy at C3 Lab | 6pm | $80 | Details

Why you should go: Experience the magic and versatility of mushrooms at this four-course tasting dinner with wine pairings.

Blacklight Chakti Yoga

Lenny Boy Brewing | 6:30-7:30pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Glow while you flow during this energizing yoga session set under black light.

That’s What I Call Improv Comedy Party

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 7:30-10pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Get ready to laugh your socks off with Group Hugs-N-Harmony.



Earth Day Stroll

Park Road Park & NoDa Brewing Co. | 7:30am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a community clean-up of Park Road Park. If you can’t make it in the morning, there will be a second clean-up at 6:30pm at NoDa Brewing Co.

Digital Gardens Music & Arts Celebration 2022

Blackbox Theater | April 22 & 23; 2:45pm | $75+ | Details 

Why you should go: This festival will feature some of the top artists in electronic dance music. Other event highlights include a silent disco and a live mural area.

Ballantyne Movie Night: WALL-E

Ballantyne’s Backyard | 5-9pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a screening of the Disney movie WALL-E under the stars in celebration of Earth Day. There will also be food trucks, local brews and green-friendly activities.

Deep Roots Earth Day Jam

The Music Yard | 6-11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Catch music from local bands like Oceanic and Blue Footed Boobies.

BOOM Charlotte

Camp North End | April 22-23 | Free with some ticketed events | Details 

Why you should go: This fringe art festival showcases the works of artists in a variety of disciplines, including theater, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film, visual art, and public art installations.

Buff Faye’s Pop Diva Drag Diner

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille | 7-9pm | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Kick it with four local queens at this high-energy drag show and dinner.

Beer Garden Movie Night

Brewers at 4001 Yancey| 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Catch a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the taproom. There will be free popcorn and specialty drinks.

Laugh at Lenny featuring Carter Deems

Lenny Boy Brewing | 7:30-10pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Get ready for a night of laughs with Wild’N Out crew member and standup comedian Carter Deems.

Film Series

Whitewater Center | 8:15pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to the Whitewater Center for a double feature movie night with screenings of Inner Mounting Flame and The Ferryman.

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