Apr 24, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 19 things to do in Charlotte this week including a movie night and SouthPark After Five

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Monday, April 24

Plaza Midwood Improv Comedy Experience

Giddy Goat Coffee | 7pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Giddy Goat is hosting a 90-minute unscripted and improvised comedy experience performed by the local improv group Shameless Society.

Disney Villain Trivia

Divine Barrel Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Start rewatching those Disney classics — Divine Barrel is hosting an entirely Disney Villain-themed trivia night with Mindless Minutia Trivia. While you’re there, grab dinner from B Cook’s food truck.

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 fire flow, and they’ll have additional classes on Tuesday and Wednesday — check their website for class details.

Barn Burners Run Club

Trolley Barn | 6:15pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Runners of all levels are invited to join the Trolley Barn for a two, three or four-mile run. This Monday will be a group run with Grit Box.

Tuesday, April 25

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).

Mama’s “Springing Endorsement” Wine Dinner

Mama Ricotta’s | 6-9pm | $80-85 | Details

Why you should go: Join Mama Ricotta’s for a four-course wine-pairing dinner from Executive Chef Tom Dyrness and Wine Director Mary Wilson.

Ella Mai – The Heart On My Sleeve Tour

The Fillmore | 8pm | $107 | Details

Why you should go: See English singer and songwriter, Ella Mai, live in concert with opener Thuy.

Wednesday, April 26

Hi-Wire Run Club

Hi-Wire Brewing | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: There’ll be one, three and five-mile routes for runners of all levels. Afterward, grab a cold one from Hi-Wire’s taproom and snag a giant Benny Ferrovia’s pizza slice next door.

Israel 75th Birthday Celebration by The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

Poliakoff Soccer Pavilion | 5-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: To mark Israel’s 75birthday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is gathering the community to celebrate with live music, lawn activities and authentic Israeli food.

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.

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).

[Go deeper: Detailed guide to 16 Charlotte-area farmers markets]

Thursday, April 27

SouthPark After Five

Symphony Park | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: SouthPark After Five is happening from 5-9pm every Thursday through May 25. This Thursday will feature music from 1980s tribute band, Breakfast Club Ultimate 80’s. You’ll also get to make an art piece with Splatter CLT.

[Go deeper: Alive After Five is back…kind of]

Dog-Friendly General Knowledge Trivia

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew Charlotte | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your furry friends and play four rounds of free trivia at Lucky Dog.

Charlotte Ballet Presents Peter Pan

Knight Theatre | 7:30pm | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: See a never-before-seen version of Peter Pan with all-new choreography, running through April 30.

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides

Truist Field | 7:04pm | $17+ | Details

Why you should go: It’s a Thirsty Thursday game  — meaning you’ll find $6 craft beers, $4 domestic beers and $1 sodas.

Friday, April 28

Jazz Jam

Not Just Coffee Jay Street | 7-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Vibe to local jam artists with a cold beer in one hand and an OG Katsu from Katsu Kart Sando Shop in the other.

Whitewater Film Series

Whitewater Center | 8:05pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Whitewater Center is hosting its Whitewater Film Series on Fridays in April, featuring a variety of outdoor lifestyle films from across the globe. This Friday will be a screening of “The Sanctity of Space.”

Rewind, OR ELSE! Classic Horror Movie Series

Ford Building (Camp North End) | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your friends, grab your chairs, and head on down to the historic Ford building for a free screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Live Music from Randy Paul

Sugar Lounge | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Hear live music from singer and guitarist Randy Paul at Charlotte’s newest non-alcoholic bar.

[Go deeper: Sugar Lounge is Uptown’s newest late-night spot, serving non-alcoholic drinks until 4am]

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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