Weekday Planner: 9 things to do before and after work this week, including a raclette night and gourmet taco competition

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MONDAY, JULY 9

94. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Ace of Spuds Food Truck Debut

Camp North End | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte’s newest food truck is all about potatoes and it hits the streets today with a grand opening lunch service at Camp North End. Look for signature loaded jacket potatoes stuffed with things like Cajun shrimp with chipotle gouda cheese and green onions.

Culinary Fight Club Charlotte – The Taco Showdown

VBGB | 6-9 p.m. | $40 | Tickets

Why you should go: Watch as chefs have 45 seconds to gather the ingredients they’ll use to create gourmet tacos (yes, gourmet) for attendees to taste and vote on. Tickets include food, drink and voting ballot, and benefit Fight2Feed.


TUESDAY, JULY 10

94. Sunny. 0% rain.

Inaugural Trivia Tuesday at Sycamore

Sycamore Brewing | 6:30 p.m. | Details

Why you should go: The popular South End brewery is kicking off its first Trivia Tuesday series with half-price wine, Wild Blossom cider and frosé. My Sausage Buddy food truck will also be on site.

Sycamore 3 Year Anniversary Celebration


WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

93. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

80s Vanity Drag Trivia

Vida Vida | 7 – 10 p.m. | $5 | Tickets

Why you should go: Pandora Mystere will host a night of 80s-themed trivia complete with themed food and cocktails. Trivia kicks off at 7 p.m. so arrive early to register your team.


THURSDAY, JULY 12

93. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Raclette Night

Orrman’s Cheese Shop | 4-8 p.m. | $10-$13 | Details

Why you should go: Every Thursday, Orrman’s features a new raclette cheese, which is melted under a broiler and scraped directly onto your plate of potatoes, bread, cornichons and charcuterie. See the Agenda rundown here.

River Jam Run: Race Edition

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 p.m. | $15-$20 | Register

Why you should go: Get off the road and on the Center’s extensive system of trails for a 5k(ish) or 10k(ish) race before cooling down with a beer at River Jam (Super Doppler is playing).

Relish Carolina: Montauk/Summer Loving

July 12 | The Assembly Room at The Foundry | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | $150 | Tickets

Why you should go: Relish Carolina’s dinner series focused on good food and better conversation is back. This month’s theme pays homage to the way the Kennedys used to summer – with a lobster bake, ice cream sandwiches, rosé and gin punches, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a contest to honor the person who takes the theme most seriously with their outfit.


FRIDAY, JULY 13

93. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

CreativeMornings featuring Bryce Laguer

The Fillmore | 8:30-10 a.m. | Free | Register

Why you should go: Listen to Bryce Laguer, owner of Basal Coffee, discuss this week’s theme, intention, over food, coffee, live music and more.

4v4 Coed Tournament

SportsLink Sandbox at VBGB | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | $120 | Tickets

Why you should go: Grab a few friends and compete against other volleyball teams for the chance to win a trip to Chicago to play in the annual Chicago Social AVP Volleyball Tournament this September. 

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Kylie Moore
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