Aug 14, 2023 - News

Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte including LGBTQ+ events to kickoff Charlotte Pride

Monday, August 14

Pride Poster Night

Time Out Youth | 6:30-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Make a fun poster to carry at the upcoming Charlotte Pride festival and parade.

New Summer Cocktails at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark

DTR SouthPark | All summer | $15+ | Details

Why you should go: Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark has added three new cocktails to their summer menu, like the Burning Man — a smokey, tequila cocktail inspired by the flavor profile of tacos al pastor.

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. 

Trivia Night

Birdsong Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab a beer and your squad and get ready for trivia by Mindless Minutia, hosted every Monday in Birdsong’s taproom. 

Tuesday, August 15

Tyler Childers: Send in the Hounds Tour with S.G. Goodman

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7pm | $175 | Details

Why you should go: The country artist will host shows Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Uptown amphitheater ahead of the September release of his sixth studio album, Rustin’ in the Rain. Resale tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Black Power Rangers Comedy Tour

Starlight on 22nd | 7:30pm | $18 | Details

Why you should go: The Black Power Rangers are a group of Black comedians from the South who weave social commentary with pop culture for a uniquely hilarious show.

Social Pet Northlake Open House

Social Pet at Northlake | 4pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: An open house for Social Pet Doggy Day Care’s newest location in Northlake, featuring tours of the facility, food trucks, live music and more.

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 16

Queer Storytelling Show

Free Range Brewing | 7:30pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a show intentionally designed to let queer folks take the mic and take up space.

50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour

PNC Music Pavillion | 7pm | $29+ | Details

Why you should go: See 50 Cent live in concert with additional performances from Busta Rhymes and Jeremih. 

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

Thursday, August 17

“Write a Joke; Don’t be One” Standup Class

Betty by Moxie Mercantile | 6:30-8:30pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Learn the basic mechanics of joke writing, from topics to punchlines, with the opportunity to write and perform your own standup. Food and drinks will be provided. 

Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery Opening Week

Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery | 10am | Free | Details

Why you should go: The York County orchard and cidery kicks off its fall season Thursday at 10am — check the calendar for hours through December on their website.

Out in Tech Charlotte Pride Mixer

Bank of America Tower | 5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Mix and mingle from the 33rd floor of the Bank of America Tower with beverages and appetizers at this pride mixer co-hosted by Out in Tech Charlotte and Bank of America.

Top 10 Summer Jam: Pride Edition

1st & Goal | 7-11pm | $10-25 | Details

Why you should go: Party and shop all things pride at Top 10’s showcase featuring LGBTQ artists and vendors.

Friday, August 18

Girl’s Room Pride at Blackbox featuring J. Worra

Blackbox Theater | 9pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Kickoff Charlotte Pride with a Girl’s Room takeover at Blackbox. The Friday night show features headliner J. Worra and additional acts by DOMii and See Bird Go. Doors open at 9pm.

Taylor Swift and Friends Silent Disco

Hi-Wire Brewing | 7pm | $12 | Details

Why you should go: Shake it off at Hi Wire’s silent disco featuring tracks by TSwift, Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez and more. 

Charlotte Sapphic Pride Weekend Kickoff

Bar Argon | 8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Kickoff Pride weekend at Bar Argon with a live DJ and a viewing of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

The Vanity House Pride Fest Party

Ink N Ivy | 10pm | $20+ | Details

Why you should go: It’s a weekend-long night club experience with the Vanity House Divas, plus a rotating list of Charlotte DJs, guest performers, body painters and photo ops.

Tiki and Bikini Night

The Royal Tot | 10pm-2am | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s a free, beach-themed fashion party presented by The Fashion Excursion and The Royal Tot. 

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