Apr 17, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week from a spring cocktails class to a farmers market

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Monday, April 17

MOVE: A Wellness Project by The Music Yard

Music Yard | 6:30pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a new open-air fitness class series from The Music Yard. This class will be a sunset vinyasa flow, but they’ll have additional classes on Tuesday and Wednesday — check their website for class details.

State of Confusion Grand Opening

State of Confusion | 11am-midnight | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: The popular Chattanooga restaurant will open in LoSo on Monday at 11am. Expect draft margaritas, nachos, burgers, ceviche, three bars, games and more.

New Lunch Menu at Trolley Barn

Trolley Barn | 11am-4pm | $ varies | Details

Why you should go: Trolley Barn has reopened for lunch with a new menu. Expect items like duck fat chicken wings, smoked brisket grilled cheese, fish taco bowl and more. Lunch is available on weekdays from 11am-4pm.

Sushi Rollin’ 101 with Gringo Ninja

Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 6pm | $59 | Details

Why you should go: Roll on over to Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts to create your own sushi. The class explores the traditions and techniques of sushi rolling and is led by Gringo Ninja.

Tuesday, April 18

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]

Wood Shop 101

MakerSpace Charlotte | 6-8pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: This class will cover all the machines necessary to mill a piece of lumber in preparation for a project. You must be 16 or older to attend.

Brugal Cocktail Class

Bulla Gastrobar | 6-8pm | $80 | Details

Why you should go: Shake, stir and sip your way to cocktail mastery at Bulla Gastrobar’s Brugal Rum Cocktail Class. You’ll get a four-course tasting menu while learning to craft rum cocktails with the guidance of the executive chef and a Brugal brand ambassador.

Wednesday, April 19

Sweat with Salata

Salata (Rea Farms) | 6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a weekly, free 45-minute workout with fitness instructors from across Charlotte held at Salata in Rea Farms.

Creating Comics: An Arts+ Visual Workshop for Adults

Arts+ | 6-8pm | $205 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a six-week comics workshop starting April 19 that’ll meet every Wednesday at Arts+. You’ll learn a variety of ways to create the stories we love, including strategies for generating plot, characters and settings. See other group workshop offerings from Arts+ on their website.

Wind Down Wednesday Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing

528 S Turner Ave. | 6:30pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: This is an all-level flow with a certified yoga instructor. Each ticket includes a pre-paid 13 oz. Blue Blaze beer (but not tip).

North End Farmers Market

Camp North End (Keswick Avenue) | 4-8pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Head to the heart of Camp North End for the North End Farmers Market every Wednesday from April to October. Expect a mix of farmers, food artisans and other small businesses popping up along Keswick Avenue (between the Mount and Keswick districts).

Thursday, April 20

Carlos Can Read: A Spoken Word Variety Show

Divine Barrel Brewing | 7pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: In partnership with Blumenthal Performing Arts, award-winning poet, Carlos Robson will share some of his work.

South End Sunset: Outdoor Music Series

Broken Promises | 6-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Broken Promises is hosting an outdoor music series that’ll happen every other Thursday. Expect live music, local vendors, food trucks, full bars and more. Thursday’s launch will include a Lil Wayne ticket giveaway (you must register for the raffle via Eventbrite).

Floral Flavors Cocktail Class

Billy Sunday Charlotte | 6:30pm | $55 | Details

Why you should go: Join Billy Sunday Charlotte for a floral flavors cocktail class in honor of spring. There will be two seatings: the first from 6:30-8pm and another from 8:30-10pm.

Que Onda Plaza Midwood Grand Opening

Que Onda (1518 Central Avenue) | 5pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: The grand opening will begin at 5pm for dinner. Expect a new menu, revamped cocktails, plus giveaways like free entrees for a year and catering packages.

Day of the Dank Market

Free Range Brewing | 5-9pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: They’ll have vendors lined up for all your dank (CBD, Hemp, Delta 8, etc.) needs. There’ll also be food from Jimmy Pears  — you can preorder here.

Fast and Queerious Speed Mixer

Hi-wire Charlotte | 6-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Meet new people in a chill, no pressure environment at Hi-Wire’s Fast & Queerious speed mixer. They’ll have drink specials, snacks and games to break the ice.

Friday, April 21

Live from the Boileryard: The Simplicity + The Prescriptions

The Boileryard at Camp North End | 6-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free show featuring Charleston-based rock band The Simplicity and Nashville-based indie rock/power pop band The Prescriptions. Music will start at 6pm.

Boom Charlotte 2023

Camp North End | 5-10pm (Friday) | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a weekend-long festival featuring Charlotte artist-led performances and visual arts at Camp North End. You can RSVP online ahead of time — many performances and installations are free, but some are ticketed. Check the website for details.

Tuck Fest at Whitewater 

Whitewater Center | Starts 10am Friday | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Check their website for the full weekend-long schedule.

Black Food Truck Fridays

West Complex (1600 W Trade St.) | 4-9pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Expect a variety of cuisines, from seafood to soul food to desserts from 45+ Black-owned food vendors.

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