Weekday Planner: 11 things to do before and after work this week, including the Greek Festival and Girl Tribe Pop Up

Weekday Planner: 11 things to do before and after work this week, including the Greek Festival and Girl Tribe Pop Up
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

91. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Siggy’s Good Food Grand Opening

Siggy’s Good Food (1001 Belmont Avenue) | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The New York-style neighborhood café opens its Belmont doors this morning, offering everything from organic Mediterranean sandwiches to juices and wines. See what they’re all about on Facebook and Instagram.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

91. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

MERE’S Grand Opening

MERE’S (2400 Park Road) | Details

Why you should go: Nestled in the same shopping center as Toast and Anna’s Alterations, this new European-inspired cheese and wine shop will also offer charcuterie, tastings, pairing socials, catering and more. Find MERE’S on Facebook and Instagram.

cheese-board-at-mere's-shop-in-charlotte


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

90. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

41st Annual Yiasou Greek Festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral | $3 | Details 

Why you should go: Everyone’s favorite festival is back with its staple marketplace, baklava sundaes, pastries and various Greek foods. Once you’re stuffed and broke, check out the Hellenic exhibits, live music and dancing, art and more. Pro tip: Take the Blue Line and present your ticket for free entry, then use the money you’ve saved for the must-eat baklava sundae. Through September 9.

Baklava sundae

Miguel

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 8 p.m. | $29.50-$55 | Details

Why you should go: See the singer perform hits from his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, released last winter.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

88. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

CreativeMornings/Charlotte featuring Chris Elmore

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

Why you should go: Elmore, a jack of all trades with eight published books, board member status of four startups and title of Entrepreneur in Residence at the Chamber of Commerce on his résumé, is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovations at both UNC Charlotte and Queens University. Join him for a morning talk that covers, like his career, everything. Registration begins September 3.

Culture Feast

South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts | 6 p.m. | $35-$50 | Details

Why you should go: Expect incredible food, live arts and cultural experiences and more at this al fresco dinner and show. Tickets are currently sold out, but a limited number will be available for purchase on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

Revealed: Where Art Meets Activism Exhibition Preview Party

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6-11 p.m. | Free | Register

Why you should go: Be one of the first see the new “Welcome to Brookhill, “Hank Willis Thomas: What We Ask is Simple” and “Question Bridge: Black Males” installations. A cash bar will be available.

A Conversation of Consequence: Beyond the Sash

Bold Missy Brewery | 6-9 p.m. | $25 | Tickets

Why you should go: Join the Girl Scout Alumnae Association and panel guests Braxton Winston, Kelly Finley, Dimple Ajmeral and Hannah Hasan, for a talk on ‘The State of Girls’ in the Charlotte community. Tickets include food and one drink (try the small batch release of “On My Honor,” a peanut butter and chocolate stout in honor of the event).

Girl Tribe Pop Up Preview Night

4001 Yancey | 6-10 p.m. | $35 | Tickets

Why you should go: The area favorite pop up shop, comprised of a collection of female-owned businesses, is back for another weekend. While it doesn’t officially kick off until Saturday morning, preview night ticketholders will receive discounts, a free drink, swag and early access to vendors.

Partner Acrobatics

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $5 | Tickets

Why you should go: Partner up to learn the basics of the trend taking over your Instagram feed with teachers from Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center and Carolina Calouche & Co. Admission includes a 6-ounce kombucha.

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