Aug 28, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte including outdoor yoga and a soul food festival

Monday, August 28

Perfect Pairings: Town Brewing x HopFly

Town Brewing | 6:30pm | $50 | Details

Why you should go: Expect a five-course meal, each paired with a craft beer — two beers from HopFly Brewing, two beers from Town Brewing, and one collab beer.

All-level Outdoor Yoga in Midtown

Pearl Street Park | 5pm | Donation-based | Details

Why you should go: You’ll just need a mat and an open mind for this free, all-levels flow, hosted by Big Love Yoga Barn at Pearl Street Park.

Broadway Musical Trivia

Divine Barrel Brewing | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Here’s your curtain call to join for Broadway musical trivia, hosted by Mindless Minutia.

Sushi Rollin’ 101

Armored Cow Brewing | 6:30pm | $65 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to make your own sushi rolls in this introductory class. Plus., your  ticket includes a drink.

Tuesday, August 29

Money Mindset Workshop

Hygge Camp North End | 6:30pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: A two-hour interactive personal finance workshop with a mindset coach, financial coach and a therapist and career coach. There’s also the option to attend virtually. The workshop is free for BravespaceCLT members.

Tap in Tuesday Open Mic

Bart’s Mart | 7-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s an open mic night where local artists and DJs can grab a brew, share their talents and network with other creatives.

Guns N’ Roses

Spectrum Center | 6:30pm | $59+ | Details

Why you should go: See Guns N’ Roses at the Spectrum Center with special guest Dirty Honey.

Southern Cooking Class

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6-9pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll make seasonal, southern favorites, including a watermelon salad, grilled pork chops and a peach cobbler. The class is led by chef JaQuari Mallory, formerly of Sea Level, BLT Steak and Carmel Country Club. 

Wednesday, August 30

Pisces Blue Full Moon Ceremony

Big Love Yoga Barn | 7-9pm | Donation-based | Details

Why you should go: Because this happens once in a blue moon — literally. Join for a ritual in observance of Wednesday evening’s full blue moon.

Free Wine Tasting

Sip City | 6-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Sip on, and learn the facts behind, different wines at Sip City.

The OG Boot Camp

Lenny Boy Brewing | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: You’ll break a sweat and make some friends at Lenny Boy’s free boot camp. Bring your own mat.

Geode Cake Pops Class

Sweet Spot Studio CLT | 6:30pm | $60 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll make cake pops from scratch, meaning you’ll make the dough and decorate them to make them look like geodes.

Cine Casual Latino film series

Levine Museum and Mint Museum Uptown | 5pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: A film festival called Cine Casual Film Series is bringing award-winning Latin American films to town today through Sept. 16. Wednesday’s showing will be a film called “La pecera” or “The Fishbowl,” a Puerto Rican drama in Spanish with subtitles. The reception at Levine Museum starts at 5pm and the screening is at Mint Museum Uptown at 6pm. 

Thursday, August 31

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 “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”

Town Brewing’s Block Party

Town Brewing | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get a jump on your Labor Day Weekend with live music, cold beer and food from the Dumpling Girls food truck.

Bold and Beautiful Showcase

Protagonist LoSo | 7pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Drink beer, eat pizza, and laugh the night away with a stacked lineup of Charlotte comics.

Intro to Bullet Journaling

SkillPop (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Get a step-by-step lesson on how to decorate your bullet journal with hand-lettering and illustrations. SkillPop will provide all materials needed for this class.

Friday, September 1

Soul Food Music Festival

The Park Expo and Conference Center | 6-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: A two-day festival that kicks off Friday at 6pm, with live music and various soul food vendors from across North and South Carolina.

PhaseOne: Beyond Oblivion Tour

Blackbox Theatre | 9:30pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Expect a lineup of live performances that’ll include a fusion of genres, from soulful melodies to head-banging beats and a lineup of artists.

First Fridays Food Trucks

HopFly Brewing | 6pm-midnight | Free | Details

Why you should go: Listen up, foodies! Here’s your chance to eat a range of dishes all in one spot. Food trucks include Katsu Kart, Chilaka Taco Lab, Nacho Average Truck and The Cutting Board.

Dance Through the Decades

RSVP | 6pm-2am | Free | Details

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

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