Weekday Planner: 19 things to do in Charlotte this week
Monday, November 21
Charlotte FC World Cup Watch Party (USA vs Wales)
300 S. Church St. | 11am-5pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Watch USA’s first game of the tournament on a massive screen in Romare Bearden Park, hosted by Charlotte FC. Two matches will be shown: Senegal vs. Netherlands at 11am and USA vs. Wales at 2pm.
Leah & Louise: Thanksgiving Prix-Fixe Dinner
Leah & Louise | 4:30-9:30pm | $65 | Details
Why you should go: Get an exclusive 3-course mix of L&L classics, along with some Thanksgiving features. Can’t make it tonight? The pre-fixe dinner menu runs November 21 & 22 and November 26 & 27.
The Jurassic Encounter
Ballantyne’s Backyard | 10am-6pm | $19 | Details
Why you should go: Get up close and personal with over 50 life-size animatronic and static dinosaurs at this interactive dino exhibit happening now through November 27th (closed on Thanksgiving).
Tuesday, November 22
CLTFC x Panthers 2022 Tree Lighting
Bank of America Stadium | 5pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Kick off the holiday season with Charlotte FC and the Carolina Panthers at their annual Tree Lighting Festival. The event is free but tickets are required.
Trivia Tuesdays with Mindless Minutia
Free Range Brewing | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Grab a fresh brew, gather the crew and get ready for a trivia night that hits everything from pop culture to geography.
Mad Miles Run Club
1701 N Graham St. | 6:30pm-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join Mad Miles and You vs Yourself Gym for a free weekly run (or walk — all paces are welcome). You can find free parking at 1724 Statesville Ave.
Lucky Dog Bark and Brew Steele Creek | 5-8pm | Prices Vary | Details
Why you should go: Every Tuesday is Soul Taco Tuesday at Food Geeks — find them at the Lucky Dog Bark and Brew in Steele Creek. These aren’t your typical Tacos; you’ll find birria tacos, jerk chicken tacos and honey fried chicken tacos, as well as dipping sauces to pair.
ANCHOR Yoga Class at The Mint
Mint Museum | 5-8pm | $10 | Details
Why you should go:Release, recover and restore with this 1-hour gentle flow class for all levels. Class will be streamed through DropSound headphones to tune into your breath and tune out distractions.
Wednesday, November 23
Netflix and Chilled Movie Series at Billy Sunday
Billy Sunday | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Netflix and chill at Billy Sunday with a special screening of When Harry Met Sally, starting at 7pm. Plus, they’re serving up cocktail and food specials, like mulled hot cider, apple pie shots and pastrami sandwiches.
Tommy T’s Turkey Spree
Tyber Creek Pub (check-in) | 7pm | $10 | Details
Why you should go: Do your Thanksgiving-eve bar crawling with the 15th annual Tommy T’s Turkey Spree. Check in at Tyber Creek Pub before hitting 4 local bars (Workman’s Friend, Dandelion Market, Connolly’s and Prohibition). Your $10 ticket includes cover charges, drink specials, transportation and giveaways.
Led Zeppelin Tribute Show
Neighborhood Theatre | 8pm | $10 | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte music community is coming together for the 15th tribute show to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. At this year’s show, bands will pay tribute to Led Zeppelin. Tickets are available online only.
MakerSpace CLT Open House
MakerSpace Charlotte | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Calling makers of all ages! Socialize and learn more about MakerSpace’s 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics area and crafts studio at their free open house.
2022 Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade
Uptown Charlotte | 5:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Kick off the Thanksgiving festivities with the 2nd annual Thanksgiving eve parade in Uptown. Enjoy local, regional and national performers, along with your favorite floats, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands and dance units.
Thursday, November 24
Eat, Gay, Love 2022: Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Billy Sunday | 2-5pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Billy Sunday is partnering with Queen City Nerve to host a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in search of community care.
CPI Security Charlotte Turkey Trot
SouthPark Mall | Times vary | Prices vary | Details
Why you should go: It’s the 33rd annual CPI Security Charlotte Turkey Trot (the largest road race in North Carolina). Kick off the holiday season with a morning run/walk before heading home to celebrate Thanksgiving. Register online and choose your trot, including a tot trot, one mile, 5k and 8k.
Ice Skating at The White Water Center
The White Water Center | 5pm-10pm | Prices vary | Details
Why you should go: Every fall, the Upper Pond of the whitewater system converts into a one-of-a-kind ice skating experience open to all ages and experience levels. The best part? You can ice skate on Thanksgiving day from 5-10pm.
Friday, November 25
Maker’s Market CLT
Blue Blaze Brewing | 12-6pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Sip on a cold one and do some holiday shopping with a pop-up market, Maker’s Market CLT.
Improv Show by Charlotte Comedy Theatre
VAPA Charlotte | 8pm | $12.60| Details
Why you should go: Get ready for a night of improv comedy with Charlotte Comedy Theatre’s ensemble: The Betty Riots.
Charlotte Symphony: The Polar Express in Concert
Belk Theatre | 7pm | Prices Vary | Details
Why you should go: Hear musical magic of this classic holiday film, presented live in concert by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. If you can’t make Friday’s showing, there’s another performance on Saturday.
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