Jul 31, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday planner: 25 things to do in Charlotte this week including a tasting dinner and a music festival

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MONDAY, July 31

Music Monday’s

The Market at 7th Street | 12-2pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Listen to live music while you enjoy a meal on your lunch break.

International Monday’s

Members Only Tasting Room & Social | 5pm-12am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a range of sounds including reggae, EDM and hip-hop from a live DJ over cocktails.

Songwriter Open Mic

Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood | 6-8:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Support local songwriters while they showcase their talents on stage. 

Stand-Up Comedy

Sip City Market & Bottle Shop | 8-10pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Laugh at jokes from five stand-up comedians while you sip on a drink from the bottle shop. 

Pinhouse Mario Kart Tournament

Pinhouse | 8-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Race against fellow gamers with Mario Kart on all skill levels to compete for a prize.

TUESDAY, August 1

Live Music Tuesdays

Lost & Found | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Vibe to live music every Tuesday after a long day of work.

Music Bingo & Taco Tuesday

Resident Culture Brewing | 7-9pm | $6-$10 | Details 

Why you should go: Test your knowledge of musical tunes for a chance to win a prize. 

Trivia Tuesdays

Hi-Wire Brewing | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Join Mindless Minutia in a round of trivia questions every Tuesday.

LGBTQIA+ Night

Broken Promises | 9pm-2am | Free entry | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy specials on cocktails, free swag plus performances from local artists and DJs.

Go deeper: The 13 best LGBTQ+ bars, spaces and gatherings in Charlotte

Mad Miles Run Club

Camp North End | 6:30-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Run, walk, or jog a two or four-mile route before celebrating by dancing to music from a live DJ.

WEDNESDAY, August 2

Panthers Fan Fest

Bank of America Stadium | 7pm | $12 and up | Details 

Why you should go: See Panthers players practice plus enjoy live performances and a fireworks show.

North End Farmers Market

Keswick Building in Camp North End | 4-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Shop from a mix of farmers, food artisans, and other small businesses. 

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

Wine Tasting Event

Sip City Market & Bottle Shop | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Learn facts about different regional and local wines found at Sip City, a market and bottle shop with a local focus in Plaza Midwood. 

Sunny Side 7-Piece Jazz Band from New Orleans

The Evening Muse | 7:30-9:30pm | $15-$20 | Details 

Why you should go: Vibe to live jazz sounds from a New Orleans jazz band that’s heavily influenced by the music of artists like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole.

MUSIC BINGO

Ten58 Sports Bar & Lounge | 6-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Test your music skills with bingo featuring hits from the 80s to now to win a prize. 

Go deeper: Former NFL player Thomas Davis is opening a new sports bar and lounge in Uptown

THURSDAY, August 3

Casamigos Tasting Dinner

Red Salt by David Burke | 7-9pm | $125 | Details 

Why you should go: Eat a four-course meal paired with Tequila and Mezcal cocktails. 

Young Icons Music Festival

Camp North End | Runs through August 5 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Take kids ages 11-17 to experience a three-day outdoor event with youth music workshops, live performances, food and vendors.

SoCap Soirée

STIR | 5:30-7:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: College students of color can network with local professionals monthly to build meaningful connections.

DIY Terrarium Building

PlantHouse | 11am-12pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Get your hands dirty by learning how to build a terrarium. 

FRIDAY, August 4

Comedy Showcase

The Common Market | 8pm | Free entry | Details 

Why you should go: Laugh the night away at jokes from a rotating list of comedians.

First Friday Gallery Crawl

Various South End Galleries | 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Take in the local art scene with galleries and shops offering extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music.

Dance Through The Decades

RSVP | 6pm-2am | Prices vary | Details 

Why you should go: Dance to the biggest hits of every decade from the ’60s to now. 

DL Hughley

The Comedy Zone | Showings through Sunday | $35-$65 | Details 

Why you should go: Laugh at jokes from popular stand-up comedian DL Hughley.

Live at 11

Ballantyne’s Backyard | 5-9pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Listen to a live concert with tickets benefiting local nonprofit Classroom Central’s efforts to distribute essential school supplies to over 100,000 students.

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].

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