Weekday Planner: 11 things to do after work May 7-11 including HousingFest and tequila+sushi class at Essex

Weekday Planner: 11 things to do after work May 7-11 including HousingFest and tequila+sushi t Essex
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MONDAY, MAY 7

81. Partly cloud. 20% chance of rain.

Monday Meat Up

Bulldog Beer and Wine Dilworth | Starts at 7 p.m. | Details

Why you should go: Bring your own sides and your favorite meat to grill on site. Pair it with a selection of beer and wine from the bottle shop.

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TUESDAY, MAY 8

76. A few clouds. 0% chance of rain.

Warehouse Talks: Upward Mobility & The Arts

Warehouse 242 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte ranks dead last in economic mobility among the country’s 50 biggest cities. Leading voices will guide a conversation exploring ways in which the arts may be an untapped resource for moving forward.

$1 Taco Tuesday at Sabor

Sabor | All locations 

Why you should go: Tacos autenticos with your choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, black beans or veggies are just $1. Expect a line.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

79. A few clouds. 20% chance of rain.

Tequila + Sushi Class

Essex | 6 p.m. | $55 + gratuity | Tickets

Why you should go: Learn to roll your own sushi and craft your own Don Julio cocktails. You’ll get 2 sushi rolls, 2 cocktails and a buffet of Essex favorites.

Culinary Fight Club: Blended Burger Battle

VBGB | 6-9 p.m. | $40 | Tickets

Why you should go: Local chefs get 45 seconds to raid the pantry for ingredients and then 60 minutes to prepare a burger that contains at least 25% mushrooms. Your ticket gets you 1 beer, assorted bites to sample and a ballot card to vote on the winning burger.

2nd Round Charlotte Checkers hockey playoff game

Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $20 | Tickets

Why you should go: Our Checkers have advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs and will face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. This is game 4 and features $1 beers.


THURSDAY, MAY 10

84. A few clouds. 10% chance of rain.

HousingFest: A Concert to End Homelessness

Ovens Auditorium | 7:30 p.m. | $51.50-$76.50 | Tickets

Why you should go: Urban Ministry’s annual fundraiser will feature legendary Grammy Award-winning guitarist Buddy Guy and Grammy Award-winning R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples. Proceeds benefit Urban Ministry’s housing programs for Charlotte’s chronically homeless residents.

Inaugural HousingFest in 2014 via Facebook

Kung Fu Tea Grand Opening

Kung Fu Tea | Details

Why you should go: They’ll be offering buy one, get one free deals on select teas.


FRIDAY, MAY 11

84. Periods of sun and clouds. 20% chance of rain.

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Rural Hill | Gates open 4:30 p.m. | $8-$78 | Tickets

Why you should go: The celebration of N.C. beer and music features 40+ local brewers and performances from a dozen artists.

Fireworks at Charlotte Knights Baseball

BB&T Ballpark | Game starts at 7:04 p.m. | Tickets

Why you should go: Certain Friday games throughout the season feature elaborate post-game firework shows and this is one of them. Not going to the game? You’ll catch an incredible view from Merchant & Trade’s rooftop.

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