May 22, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week, from silent disco yoga to Paramore in concert

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Monday, May 22

The New School for Wine Presents: A Taste of Italy

McNinch House Restaurant | 5-6:30pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Held in an intimate setting, this wine class will cover Northern & Central Italy. Guests can expect to learn about regions and appellations, regulations, classifications, terrior and more.  

Birdie Bingo

Stroke | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Stroke every Monday for Birdie Bingo hosted by drag queen Onya Nerves. It’s free to play, and donations benefit rotating charities. Music will start at 7pm; bingo will start at 8. Get in a game of mini golf while you’re there, too.

First Miles Run Club

beSocial Charlotte | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Learn from experienced marathoners and runners from the community while practicing the basic techniques for a successful run.

Survey Says Game Night

Seoul Food (Mill District) | 7pm | Free to play | Details

Why you should go: Grab your squad and play Charlotte’s version of Family Feud, hosted by Mindless Minutia Trivia.

Tuesday, May 23

Paramore Live in Concert

The Spectrum Center | 7pm | $85+ | Details

Why you should go: Paramore is making a Charlotte stop during their “This Is Why” album tour. The show starts at 7pm with an opening lineup that includes Bloc Party and Genesis Owusu.

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).

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.

Wednesday, May 24

Weekly Workshop Series: Intro to Brush Calligraphy

Brixham Park | 11am | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Explore goBallantyne’s workshop series featuring a variety of professional development topics provided by SkillPop. This Wednesday will feature a workshop on brush calligraphy.

Augmented Reality Fundamentals: Let’s Make a Filter

Harvey B. Gantt Museum | 4pm | Donation-based | Details

Why you should go: This workshop is an introduction to Augmented Reality, where you’ll learn about AR through real world examples and participate in a demo using Meta’s AR tool, SparkAR.

Survivor Finale Viewing Party

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6:30pm | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: Watch the season 44 finale of Survivor hosted by two Survivor alumni, Jonny Fairplay and Sandra Diaz-Twine. Tickets start at $25 — VIP tickets are $75 and include a meet and greet.

Thursday, May 25

Music at The Met

The Metropolitan | 6-9 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Music at The Met is an evening of live music by local musicians. It’s all happening next to Dressler’s and Clean Your Dirty Face. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.

All In For Hope Casino Night

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6-9pm | $100 | Details

Why you should go: Join for a night of casino games, raffles, food and drink all benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Your $100 ticket includes casino chips for game play, two free drinks, dinner from a food truck and raffle tickets for prizes ranging from gift cards to a signed Panthers helmet.

Bryson Tiller: Back and I’m Better Tour

The Fillmore | 8pm | $244| Details

Why you should go: See R&B singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller live in concert at The Fillmore. The show will start at 8pm; doors open at 7pm.

Yoga at Lenny Boy

Lenny Boy Brewing | 7pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: All yogis are invited to join a beginner-friendly vinyasa yoga practice at Lenny Boy. It’ll be held in their event space, Griffith Hall, or in their parking lot, weather permitting. The $5 fee includes a 6-oz. kombucha after class.

Comedy Open Mic Night

Resident Culture (Plaza Midwood) | 7-10pm | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Join for a night of laughs and tacos from the Tacos Don Coyotl food truck at Resident Culture’s comedy open mic. Sign-ups start at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7.

Friday, May 26

The Backseat Lovers: Waiting to Spill World Tour

The Fillmore | 8pm | $150 | Details

Why you should go: See rock band The Backseat Lovers live in concert with an opening from Field Medic. Doors open at 7pm.

Trap & Paint

Superstarz CLT | 8pm | $20+ | Details

Why you should go: Sip and paint to hard hitting trap music from DJ Toast. Your $20 ticket includes art supplies, parking and a raffle ticket.

Nashville Nights

The Horseshoe | 9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Horseshoe is throwing a Nashville-style party every Friday in South End. Expect live music from DJ Nice, plus drink specials like $5 Fireball, $4 Coors Light and $3.50 Two Lanes.

The Wizard of Oz Ballet

Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 7pm | Prices Vary | Details

Why you should go: The Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center faculty and students present The Wizard of Oz. There are additional showings on Saturday — check cltcirquedancecenter.org for details.

Funky Fridays DJ Set

Hi-Wire Brewing | 8:30-11:30pm | Free  | Details

Why you should go: You can expect to hear everything from R&B and soul to pop, dance, and house music at Hi-Wire’s Funky Fridays. This Friday will feature a set from DJ Dammit Wesley.

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