Jul 17, 2023 - News

Weekday Planner: 19 things to do in Charlotte this week including a six-course wine dinner and a Barbie-themed party

Attention, hot dog connoisseurs: There’s a new frank at Truist Field. The Memphis-inspired “Rock and Roll Dog” is topped with bacon, shredded cheese, green onions and Memphis sweet sauce. Get it at a Charlotte Knights game through Sunday.

Monday, July 17

Bar Marcel Wine Dinner

Bar Marcel | 6:30pm | $165 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a taste of Europe at Bar Marcel’s first-ever wine dinner, featuring a six-course dinner with wine pairings from Wonderment Wines. 

Rumble Boxing South End’s Anniversary Celebration

Rumble Boxing South End | July17-22 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Take a class for free at Rumble Boxing South End in honor of their first birthday. The week-long celebration will offer giveaways, raffles and membership discounts.

Marvel: Universe of SuperHeroes

Discovery Place Science | Through September 4 | $39+ | Details

Why you should go: At this limited-time exhibit, you’ll experience the evolution of Marvel’s story in print, film and other media through hundreds of artifacts like costumes and original art.

Crafted Moves: An All-levels Dance Class

NoDa Brewing Company | 6pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: It’s an hour-long dance class from Ignite Dance Productions that combines elements of jazz and hip-hop. It’s open to dancers of all levels.

Tuesday, July 18

Charlotte Knights vs. Memphis Red Birds

Truist Field | 7pm | $29+ | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Memphis Red Birds. 

Yellowcard: Celebrating 20 Years of Ocean Avenue

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 6:30pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Best known for their single “Ocean Avenue,” American rock band, Yellowcard, is bringing their concert to Charlotte, with special guests Mayday Parade. 

Tone & Tap: Workout and Dinner Party

Town Brewing Co. | 6:30pm | $65 | Details

Why you should go: In this meetup hosted by DishCourse, you’ll work out and meet new people with a cardio and core workout followed by beer and food inside Town Brewing Co. in Wesley Heights.

Wednesday, July 19

Time Management Essentials with SkillPop

Brixham Park | 12-1pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free class on all things time management, hosted by SkillPop. You’ll learn the fundamentals of planning, prioritizing, goal setting, productivity and more. 

Harry Potter Trivia

HopFly Brewing Co. | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: HopFly and Mindless Minutia will host Harry Potter trivia on Wednesday nights at 7pm through July 26. It’s free to play, and there’ll be Harry Potter-themed food from Katsu Kart, along with butterbeer.

DJ See Bird Go at Camp North End

Camp North End | 5-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a set by DJ See Bird Go from on Wednesday nights at Keswick in Camp North End. The event is free and open to the public.

Louis Tomlinson: Faith in the Future World Tour

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheater | 7pm | $29+ | Details

Why you should go: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is making a stop in Charlotte for his solo tour. It’s an outdoor venue and standing room only.

Thursday, July 20

The Barbie Experience

The Coterie Concept | 6-9pm | Free-$15 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a grown-up Barbie party where you’ll dress as your unique interpretation of Barbie’s iconic style (or Ken). There’ll be a DJ, Barbie-inspired cocktails, swag bags and contests.

“Oppenheimer” in IMAX

Discovery Place Science | 2pm and 6pm | $19.95+ | Details

Why you should go: See the highly anticipated war film, “Oppenheimer,” in IMAX at Discovery Place. There’ll be showings starting Thursday, July 20 with showtimes at 2pm and 6pm. Note: The movie is 3.5 hours long, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. 

Crossroads Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night

Ford Building (400 Camp Road) | 8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s outdoor movie season at Camp North End. This Thursday will feature a free screening of “Weekend At Bernie’s.”

Sweet Baby James: James Taylor Tribute

Booth Playhouse | 7:30pm | $32 | Details

Why you should go: James Taylor tribute artist, Bill Griese, visits from Nashville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show. Expect a performance filled with cover songs and spot-on vocals that’ll make you think you’re listening to the real JT.

Friday, July 21

Fall Out Boy: So Much For (Tour) Dust

PNC Music Pavilion | 6:30pm | $45+ | Details

Why you should go: American rock band, Fall Out Boy, is bringing their tour to Charlotte with special guests, including Bring Me The Horizon. 

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

90+ Charlotte-area Restaurants | Through July 30 | $30-$50 | Details

Why you should go: Queen’s Feast, Charlotte’s restaurant week, returns from Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 30. More than 90 restaurants in the Charlotte area will serve three-course, prix fixe deals for $30-$50 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Black Food Truck Fridays

West Complex (1600 W Trade St.) | 4-9pm | Free-$20 |  Details

Why you should go: Check out Black-owned food and retail vendors every Friday. It’s free to attend, but you can buy a ticketed food and beverage tasting from 4-6pm.

Community Skate Night at Camp North End

Camp North End (200 Camp Road) | 5-11pm | $5+ | Details

Why you should go: Join for a family-friendly skate night hosted by YVY Skating at Camp North End. It’s $5 for kids and $10 for adults, plus an additional $5 for skate rentals. The skating rink will be open through Sunday.

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