Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week, including paying your respects at a 9/11 memorial, eating bottomless mussels and taking in the Dilworth Home Tour

Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week, including paying your respects at a 9/11 memorial, eating bottomless mussels and taking in the Dilworth Home Tour
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88. 60% chance of morning showers.

9/11 Flags of Remembrance

Romare Bearden Park | September 10-12 | Free | Details

Why you should go: 2,977 American flags in the shape of the Twin Towers will transform the park for a memorial honoring those who lost their lives on the morning of September 11, 2001. At 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the Firefighter Steven Coakley Foundation invites all to attach photo cards of victims to each flag to honor their memory. The flags will be on display through Wednesday night.

Endless Mussels

Cafe Monte | $19

Why you should go: The deal gets diners all the mussels and fries they can handle. Oui, monsieur.


90. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Wily 2-Day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Camp North End | September 11-12 | $2,549 | Details

Why you should go: This 2-day immersive training session offers students a hands-on simulation of a real design sprint, from mapping to prototyping and testing under the watchful eye of Jake Knapp. Knapp’s Design Sprint has been used by huge companies such as 23andMe, Airbnb, Lego and the British Museum.

$1 doughnut holes

Coco and the Director | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | $1 | Details

Why you should go: Every Tuesday, Stoke sells doughnut holes with a side of diplomat cream (the same whipped cream/pastry cream combination they serve with their massive $18 in-house doughnut) on the sidewalk in front of Coco and the Director – just in time to put your winter weight on.


89. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Your Mom’s Donuts grand opening

Your Mom’s Donuts (Park Road Shopping Center) | 7:30 a.m. 

Why you should go: The tremendously popular craft doughnut shop will open their third location in the space formerly occupied by the Key Shop at Park Road Shopping Center. Expect 12-15 types of doughnuts to be available at any given time.


Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Sampling

Duckworth’s Kitchen & Taphouse (Park Road) | 6-8 p.m. | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: Duckworth’s will have Sierra Nevada staples Oktoberfest, Kellerweis and Pale Ale on draft, plus samples, giveaways and a chance to win two tickets to the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest this year.

Easy Architecture Series

The Spoke Easy | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Deb Ryan, registered landscape architect and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UNC Charlotte, to better understand ShapeCLT, the Millennial Plan and what it’s like to be Chair of the City of Charlotte Planning Commission.

Film & Fashion: The Gospel According to André

Mint Museum Randolph | 7-10 p.m. | $5-$10 | Details

Why you should go: Grab a seat on the lawn for a screening of the new documentary centered on the life of fashion icon and legend André Leon Talley, plus mix and mingle with the star over free popcorn, drinks from a cash bar, live music and more. 

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89. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Falling for Autumn

Zeppelin | 4-6 p.m. | $35-$40 | Details

Why you should go: Get a sneak peek at Zeppelin’s new drinks and appetizers, perfect for the season. Tickets include 2 drink tickets and appetizers.

Sunset at Metropolitan

Metropolitan | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get the fall music series started this Thursday with a concert by the Voltage Brothers. Throughout the rest of the concert series, expect a variety of genres, including top 40, classic rock and jazz.

Summer Wine-Down Patio Party

Corkbuzz | 6-8 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Bid adieu to the summer with an intimate patio party that includes a selection of all-you-can-drink wine and snacks that’ll have you ready to grab your sweater and head to the mountains.

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Zac Brown Band

PNC Music Pavilion | 7-10 p.m. | $28.75-$700 | Tickets

Why you should go: The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country band will stop in Charlotte on their “Down the Rabbit Hole” tour.


88. 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Grand Reopening Celebration of Mint Museum Uptown

Mint Museum Uptown | September 14-16 | Free admission | Details

Why you should go: The celebrated museum is back and celebrating all weekend long with interactive installations, live music, an aerial dance performance, food trucks and more.

Dilworth Home Tour 2018

Dilworth | September 14-15 | $25-$30 | Details

Why you should go: Tour seven gorgeous homes and gardens during one of the city’s oldest and best home tours before enjoying half-price glasses of wine at Bonterra with your ticket. 

Soul Junction CLT

JCSU Campus – Liston Hall | September 14-15 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a two-day music festival that celebrates the West End’s long-standing history of art, culture and music with musical performances, activities, vendors and more.

Craft Beer Tech – Brewing in Charlotte

Skookum | 12 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Learn how Charlotte-based startup Ekos has helped elevate the presence of craft producers with their brewery management software in this free lunchtime talk. Pizza included.

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