Apr 3, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week from goat yoga to an emo dance party

Billy Sunday Charlotte. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the Comedy Show at Billy Sunday as happening on Tuesday, April 4. We’ve updated the story to reflect the event will be held on Thursday, April 6.

Monday, April 3

Goat Yoga at Hi-Wire 

Hi-Wire Brewing | 6-7pm | $28 | Details

Why you should go: Join Lazy Day Farm & Petting Zoo and their baby goats for an adorable twist on yoga. Your $28 ticket includes a pint, too.

Charlotte SHOUT!

Uptown | 10am | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte SHOUT! is back — see Uptown transformed into a creative playground with art installations, food, music and more. The 17-day event will run every day through Sunday, April 16.

Metaphysical Monday

Free Range Brewing | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Free Range for an evening of all things metaphysical, including tarot, palm and psychic readings, plus crystals, herbs, and teas.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Scoop Day

Ben & Jerry’s | 12pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get a free scoop of ice cream at your local Ben & Jerry’s — most locations are participating but it’s always good to double-check before you go.

Tuesday, April 4

Mad Miles Run Club

YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Mad Miles is a Black-led run club open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every run turns into a dance party afterward).

[Go deeper: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club]

ANCHOR (Noise-Cancelling Headphone Yoga)

Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Release, recover and restore with this one-hour gentle flow class for all levels. The class will be streamed through DropSound headphones to tune into your breath and tune out distractions.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors

Spectrum Center | 7pm| $15+ | Details

Why you should go: Support the Hornets as they take on the Toronto Raptors at home.

Wednesday, April 5

Disney’s Aladdin: Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts

Belk Theatre | 7:30 | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: Enter a whole new world with Disney’s Aladdin, running through April 9 at the Belk Theatre — show times and ticket prices vary.

Cardio Dance Workout with The Jam CLT

HopFly Brewing | 6:30pm | $14 | Details

Why you should go: A workout disguised as a dance party — join fitness studio The Jam CLT for an outdoor dance workout that’ll get your heart rate up to the beat of your favorite bops.

Beginner Sewing Workshop

Hygge Wesley Heights | 5:30-8:30pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a three-hour class on how to sew using a home sewing machine. At the end of class, you’ll sew a decorative pillow to take home.

Sunrise Yoga by Habitual Roots

Giddy Goat Coffee | 7-8am | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This beginner-friendly sunrise flow is aimed at connecting with yourself and those around you. Your ticket includes the one-hour yoga class, plus coffee from Giddy Goat.

Thursday, April 6

Laughs at Billy!

Billy Sunday Charlotte | 7-9pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy drinks paired with stand-up comedy at Billy Sunday — the show will start at 7pm.

Masters Tournament Watch Party

The Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Watch the Masters Tournament and enjoy featured menu items like deviled eggs, pimento cheese squares, club sandwiches, vodka transfusions and more. The watch parties and food and drink specials will run through Sunday, April 9.

Jellyfish Terrarium Workshop

Hi-Wire Brewing | 6:30-8pm | $30-40 | Details

Why you should go: It’s an ideal get-together for friends, a date night, or a team outing during which you’ll learn how to create a unique, ocean-inspired terrarium.

April Walk with CLTHGW

Meet at Outdoor Voices | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join for a two-mile walk around South End with, social group and walking club, Charlotte Hot Girl Walk. Then, stay after for drinks at Suffolk Punch.

[Go deeper: Make new friends and boost your mental health with Charlotte’s Hot Girl Walk group]

Furst Fursdays 

Blue Blaze Brewing | 5-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s an event for your four-legged friends every first Thursday of the month. They’ll have different pet vendors to shop at each month while your pets play in a fenced-in area.

Friday, April 7

Rewind, OR ELSE! Classic Horror Movie Series

Ford Building at Camp North End (1774 Statesville Ave.) | 7pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Aurora Star Lit Cinema presents Rewind, OR ELSE!: a  horror movie extension of the Be Kind, Rewind movie series. This Friday, they’re playing a screening of The Shining. Doors open at 7pm, and the movie starts at 8pm.

First Friday Gallery Crawl

South End | 5pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: It’s an evening to take in the local arts scene in South End. Galleries and shops will offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries to make it a whole night out.

Emo Night

Music Yard | 6pm | $20+ | Details

Why you should go: Fuel your angst at The Music Yard’s first emo night of the year. Expect live music and DJs playing tracks of your favorite emo bands like Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, Brand New, Panic at the Disco! and more. The first 50 RSVPs get in free; you must be 21+ to attend.

Live Music at Rosie’s

Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden | 4-8pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Grab a glass of your favorite wine and hear live music from Cosmic Collective, an ensemble of jazz musicians.

If you have, or know of, an event we should include in a future weekday planner or weekender, fill out our event submission form for consideration.

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