Apr 25, 2022 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 21 fun things to do in Charlotte this week

Merchant & Trade

Merchant & Trade. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


Black Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants | Through May 1 | Price varies | Details 

Why you should go: Support local Black businesses during this second annual Black Restaurant Week.

A Taste of Ireland

The Workman’s Friend | 6pm | $75-$85 | Details 

Why you should go: This interactive and educational Irish tasting experience will feature four different whiskeys paired with small plates.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Lurking Down the Bunny Trail

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Charlotte Murder Mystery Company for an Easter-themed whodunnit in the taproom. Call (704) 452-4001 to reserve a spot.


Vegan Baking

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6-9pm | $70 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to make elevated vegan treats like banoffee coconut chia pudding, mango cheesecake tartlets and chamomile cupcakes with salted maple buttercream.

Rooftop Boxing Workout with Rumble Boxing Southend

The Metropolitan Rooftop | 6-7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Rumble Boxing South End on the roof deck for a full-body workout with skyline views. Be sure to bring a mat and some water.

Tasting Notes

The Vintage | 6:30pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: In honor of Charlotte Cigar Week The Vintage is offering a Ferio Tego Cigar and a glass of Banshee Cabernet for $25.

Luck Factory Games: Board Game Night

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Round up your crew to play board games in the taproom. Opt for a classic or have a board game specialist show you the ropes of a modern game.

Argentina & Chile Wine Dinner

Foxcroft Wine Co. (Dilworth)  | 7-9pm | $99 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how South America’s varying topography impacts wine from the region. This experience will be paired with a four-course dinner menu.


Nutritional Nuggets

Barry’s Charlotte | 12:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy complimentary nuggets after class while an instructor shares nutrition advice.

CLT Social Club Happy Hour

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (222 South Tryon) | 5:30pm | $30 | Details 

Why you should go: Get dressed up and meet new friends in the Charlotte area at this fun meetup hosted by Charlotte TikToker Katey Shehan.

Edible Cookie Dough

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 6:30pm | $30 | Details 

Why you should go: If you’re a raw-cookie-dough-eating-rebel, this class is for you. You’ll make two edible cookie doughs that you can (safely) enjoy with a beer or non-alcoholic beverage included.

VIBE Workout

Summit Seltzer | 6:30pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This vibrant workout combines music, yoga and dance to help you break a sweat and recenter yourself.

Jambox Workshop

Jambox | 6:30pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This music workshop will teach artists how to grow in demand and get noticed by industry representatives.


Free Will Craft + Vine | 6:30pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This unique yoga flow will be streamed through noise-isolating DropSound headphones to help you tune out distractions and tune into your breath.

Wednesday Night Live: Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Harvey B. Gantt Center | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: In honor of National Poetry Month, head to the Gantt Center for a discussion with Jaki Shelton Green the first African American & third female Poet Laureate of North Carolina. Ms. Green will read some of her poetry and provide invaluable tips and tools for aspiring poets and writers.


NFL Draft Watch

Angry Ale’s | Noon to midnight | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Watch the NFL draft on any of the seven large patio TVs.

Paint the Town Pink Sunset Party

Merchant & Trade | 6-8pm | $85 per person | Details 

Why you should go: Dress in your pink, chic attire for this spring happy hour with stunning rooftop views.

Journey: Freedom Tour 2022 Featuring Toto

Spectrum Center | 7:30pm | $55+ | Details 

Why you should go: Don’t stop believing and do go to see the legendary rock band, Journey with special guest Toto.


Tuck Fest

Whitewater Center | April 29 – May 1 | Free, $6 parking | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate the great outdoors through competitions like trail running and kayaking, exhibitions, demos, and live music. It’s free to attend but $40 to compete in any of the 35+ events.

David Spade: Catch Me Inside

The BOplex | 7pm | $25+ | Details 

Why you should go: Laugh your socks off as actor and comedian David Spade takes the stage in his traveling tour Catch Me Inside.

Sleeping Beauty

Knight Theater | 7:30pm; April 29 – May 8 | $25-$96 | Details 

Why you should go: Whether it’s your first time going to a ballet or you’re a long-time connoisseur, Choreographer Matthew Hart’s rendition of the classic tale is a must-see.

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