Jul 24, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte including a World Cup watch party and Maggie Rogers concert

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Monday, July 24

Yin-Yasa Flow at The Music Yard

The Music Yard | 6:15pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This 60-minute yoga class combines vinyasa and restorative flows. It starts with a fast-paced flow and ends with a deep stretch/meditation.

Maggie Rogers: Summer of ’23 Tour

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 8pm | $39+ | Details

Why you should go: See singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, with special guest “Soccer Mommy
live in concert. This concert is outdoors and happens rain or shine.

[Go deeper: 10 concerts coming to Charlotte in July, including Luke Combs and Post Malone]

Kid’s Adventure Terrarium Workshop

PlantHouse Charlotte | 4-5pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: In this family-friendly class, you’ll learn how to create a unique terrarium, complete with air plants, decor and figurines.

Protagonist Trivia

Protagonist Loso | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Protagonist LoSo every Monday for trivia on the patio (and half-priced draft cocktails).

Tuesday, July 25

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

Belk Theater | 7:30pm | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: The Broadway musical follows The Temptations’ journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The show runs through Sunday, July 30 — check their website for additional showtimes and pricing.

Mad Miles Run Club

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

Why you should go: Mad Miles is 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]

Kid’s Yoga with Making Space

Urban District Market | 11:30am | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free yoga class for kids 4-12. You’ll need to bring your own yoga mat or beach blanket and wear comfortable clothes. Of note: Adults will be asked to sign a waiver before the class.

Wednesday, July 26

Summer Storytime

119 S. Main St., Davidson | 1:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join on Davidson’s town green for Summer Storytime, a live local author reading with live music and frozen yogurt.

Charlotte FC Fan Day at Carowinds by Coca-Cola

Carowinds | 10am | $41.99+ | Details

Why you should go: It’s a day at the park dedicated to all things Charlotte FC. Fan Day tickets include access to Carowinds’ roller coasters and games, plus limited giveaways and evening meet and greet opportunities with Brandt Bronico and Sir Minty.

Music Bingo at The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe | 7pm| Free | Details

Why you should go: The Horseshoe is hosting free trivia every Wednesday — winners can expect prizes like $100 Uber and Ruth’s Chris gift cards. 

World Cup Watch Party

Hi-Wire Brewing | 9-11pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab a beer and cheer on Team USA during USA vs Netherlands, starting at 9pm.

Wednesday Night Live: Mercury Carter Honors Leading Ladies of Jazz

Harvey B. Gantt Museum | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: In a live performance, singer Mercury Carter will guide the audience through four multi-generational women jazz singers who have greatly inspired his style.

Thursday, July 27

Whitewater’s Run Club and River Jam

The Whitewater Center | 6-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Hit the trails, then stay for live music. The Whitewater Center’s run club meets at the trail center at 6pm for a 1.5 or three-mile run. Then, hang around for the River Jam concert series beginning at 7pm.

Funny on The Fly

The Comedy Zone | 7pm | $10-15 | Details

Why you should go: Find out what happens when comedians are given five funny topics and just 30 minutes to prepare. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.

Hello, Dolly! by Matthews Playhouse

Fullwood Theatre (Matthews Community Center) | 7:30pm | Pay-what-you-can | Details

Why you should go: See the hit Broadway musical based on Thorton Wilder’s play “The Matchmaker.” Of note: This performance of Hello, Dolly! is pay-what-you-can. Ticketed performances will run through Sunday, July 30.

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 “Space Jam.”

Friday, July 28

Summer Block Party Presents: Jodeci, SWV and Dru Hill

PNC Music Pavillion | 7:30pm | $29.50 | Details

Why you should go: The founding members of Charlotte-based R&B group, Jodeci, are reuniting for a summer block party with guests SWV and Dru Hill at PNC. 

Fluid Bear Pop-Up and Workshop

Camp North End | 8-11:30pm | $49.99 | Details

Why you should go: Your $50 ticket includes two cocktails (or two non-alcoholic beverages), one Fluid Bear, one pair of gloves, one apron and three paint colors of your choice. Don’t want to paint? Get a drinks-only ticket for $20.

A Journey Within: Yoga Soul Flow and Sound Bath

The Big Love Yoga Barn | 4pm | Donation-based | Details

Why you should go: This all-levels yoga class starts with breath work, followed by a 35-minute yoga flow that’ll lead to guided meditation and sound healing.

Paint the Night Party at RSVP

RSVP South End | 6pm-2am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join RSVP for their most vibrant party of the year — be sure to wear white, because you’ll get doused in colored powder upon entry.


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