Sep 11, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week including Sycamore’s Fall Fest

On Friday night, head to the pop-up beer garden Uptown to kick off The Charlotte International Arts Festival with Axios Charlotte and Blumenthal Performing Arts. The first round is on us — RSVP here. 

Monday, September 11

Ace No. 3 Spirit Night Benefitting The Bulb

Ace No. 3 (Myers Park) | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Ace No. 3’s Myers Park location to support local schools and nonprofit organizations. They’re donating 20% of all sales (in-store and online) from 5-9pm to local nonprofit The Bulb.

Fall Gelato Flights

Honeysuckle Gelato (Optimist Hall) | 11am-9pm | Prices vary | Details

Why you should go: Honeysuckle in Optimist Hall is now serving gelato flights, and you can pick from fall flavors including cinnamon roll, honey fig, pistachio and more.

Tuesday, September 12

How to Drink Australian: Book Launch and Wine Dinner

FoxCroft Wine Co. | 7-9pm | $125 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll meet the authors of “How to Drink Australian: An Essential Modern Wine Book” over four courses paired with eight modern Australian wines. Your ticket includes a signed copy of the book.

ANCHOR Yoga (Noise-Canceling)

Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15pm | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Release, recover and restore with this one-hour gentle flow class for all levels. The class will be streamed through DropSound headphones to tune into your breath and tune out distractions.

The Humane Society of Charlotte’s Plates for Paws

Participating Restaurants | Times vary | Prices Vary | Details

Why you should go: Dine locally and give back to the pets and people HSC serves — 15-25% of proceeds at participating restaurants will go towards the humane society of Charlotte all day Tuesday, September 12. Find the list of restaurants under “details.”

Lil Baby: It’s Only Us Tour

Spectrum Center | 7pm | $69+ | Details

Why you should go: Lil Baby is bringing his tour to Charlotte, with supporting acts including GloRilla, Hunxho, Gloss Up and Rylo Rodriguez.

Wednesday, September 13

Pickleball for a Cause with STRIVE

Pickleball Charlotte | 10am | $100+ | Details

Why you should go: Play pickleball and help STRIVE Charlotte raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte families. You must register to secure your spot. 

Charlotte FC and Compare Foods Meet and Greet with Charlotte FC player Enzo Copetti

Compare Foods (3600 N. Sharon Amity Road) | 5-6pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Stop by Compare Foods on N. Sharon Amity Road for a meet and greet with Charlotte FC player Enzo Copetti.

Movie Night in the Biergarten: Napoleon Dynamite

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: It’s movie night at OMB! See an outdoor screening of “Napolean Dynamite” in the biergarten with pretzels, popcorn, brats and beer — all available for purchase.

Queer Pickles at Rally

Rally Pickleball | 8-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Queer Pickles is a complimentary all levels, social pickleball club for the LGBTQ+ community and allies happening the second Wednesday of every month. Secure your spot ahead of time online. 

Thursday, September 14

CHICAGO The Musical

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

Why you should go: Tickets are on sale now for the Tony-award winning musical, which runs Sept. 12-17. 

Queen’s Court at Middle C

Middle C Jazz | 7pm | $28-$35 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy live entertainment from The Queen’s Court, a show band based out of Charlotte who’ve opened for and performed with acts including Erykah Badu, T-Pain and Jason Derulo.

Odesza: The Last Goodbye Tour

PNC Music Pavilion | 6:30pm | $29+ | Details

Why you should go: See American electronic music duo Odesza live in concert. The show will take place rain or shine. 

Name the Music Trivia

Rhino Market South End | 6:30pm | Free to play | Details

Why you should go: It’s a high-energy music trivia party featuring upbeat songs from all decades, every Thursday at Rhino Market South End.

Friday, September 15

OMBs MecktoberFest (Weekend One)

Olde Mecklenberg Brewery | 11am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy traditional German fare with live music and stein-holding contests at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s annual Mecktoberfest. It’s happening two weekends: Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24.

Sycamore’s Fall Fest

Sycamore Brewing | Beginning 11am Friday | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect fall drinks, live music and more at Sycamore’s weekend-long Fall Fest. It’ll kick off 11am Friday and run through Sunday evening. 

Charlotte International Arts Fest

The Amp + Ballantyne’s Backyard | Times vary | Free-$5 | Details

Why you should go: Expect more than 200 mostly-free events, including 150 art installations, 120 musical acts, 75+ vendors and fitness classes. 

Artist Magnolia Laurie Solo Exhibit “In the Weeds”

The George Gallery | 6-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab a glass of wine and see Baltimore artist Magnolia Laurie’s new exhibit “In the Weeds” at The George Gallery.

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