Weekday Planner: 11 things to do after work this week, including Bark in the Ballpark, the release of OMB’s Mecktoberfest and the Belk College Kickoff Game Tailgate Concert

Weekday Planner: 11 things to do after work this week, including Bark in the Ballpark, the release of OMB’s Mecktoberfest and the Belk College Kickoff Game Tailgate Concert
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MONDAY, AUGUST 27

93. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Mecktoberfest Release

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: The brewery’s popular and award-winning seasonal beer, a classic Märzen-style amber lager that clocks in at 5.4% ABV, is back for the fall and will be available until November. 

Bark in the Ballpark

BB&T Ballpark | 6 p.m. | $8+ | Tickets

Why you should go: Is there anything better than enjoying an evening baseball game in the company of your furry best friend? Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Stripers with your dog in tow at this season’s last Bark in the Ballpark, a long-time fan favorite.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

93. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

2018-2019 Young Affiliates of the Mint Season Kick-Off

Blue Blaze Brewing | 6-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: Get to know YAM and what it’s all about – plus sign up for committees and get a sneak peek at this year’s Fall ball – over a few beers at this casual get-together.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

93. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Bone Broth Cooking Class

Reid’s Fine Foods (Myers Park) | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Join Joanna Reule, founder of Brave Broth, to learn about the health benefits of bone broth, including better gut health, skin, mood, sleep and immune system, and how to make your own at home.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

92. 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Raclette Night

7th Street Public Market | 4-8 p.m. | $10-$13 per plate | Details

Why you should go: Taste a new Raclette cheese and enjoy it scraped over roasted potatoes, cornichons and mustard, or add charcuterie for an extra $3. 

Alive After Five

Rooftop 210 | 5-10 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: The city’s largest happy hour includes live music, a craft beer lineup and afterparties at EpiCentre staples Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida and StrikeCity. 

Charlotte Hornets 30th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Queens University | 5:30 p.m. | Free | Register

Why you should go: Join Fred Whitfield, Team President and Vice Chairman, Pete Guelli, COO, EVP of Marketing and McColl School Executive in Residence and Muggsy Bogues to discuss basketball’s presence in Charlotte. Stick around for a networking reception.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

92. 40% chance of morning thunderstorms.

Belk College Kickoff Tailgate Concert

American Legion Memorial Stadium | 6-11 p.m. | $12-$199 | Tickets

Why you should go: Country superstar Brad Paisley headlines this outdoor concert alongside Kane Brown in preparation for Saturday night’s Belk College Kickoff football game.

The Best Of: Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project

McGlohon Theater | 6:45-9:45 p.m. | $18 | Tickets

Why you should go: See the best of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project, in which filmmakers are given just 48 hours to create a 7-minute film.

Mean Girls Trivia Night

StrikeCity | 8-10 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: Do you have what it takes to make fetch happen? Prove it in an all pink getup at this themed trivia (promise you won’t be personally victimized by Regina).

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