Weekday Planner: 13 things to do after work this week, including Uptown’s new holiday ferris wheel, Election Day and Southern Christmas Show

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Meet the Makers: Fall Beer and Cheese Pairing

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6-7:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Indulge in a five-course meal that includes tasty beer and cheese pairings. You’ll learn more about how cheese is made, and proceeds go to Cackleberry Farms.

Eye on Tryon

Uptown | 6-11 p.m. | $3-$5 | Details

Why you should go: Take a spin on the 80-foot high ferris wheel which is right in the heart of Uptown. It’s lit up at night for fair-like vibes.

The Suffolk Punch Boot Camp

The Suffolk Punch | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Take a master fitness class with trainer Ty Verink and get rewarded with a free beer from Hyde Brewing afterward.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Election Day

Varies by precinct | 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Free | Agenda Guide

Why you should go: Election Day is your final chance to weigh in on a number of state and local races, including for the North Carolina General Assembly and the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. You’ll also have the option to vote on six North Carolina constitutional amendments and three bond packages.

WFAE Midterm Election Results Party

Divine Barrel Brewing | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Watch the midterm results roll in, drink beer and grab some dinner from Ace of Spuds food truck.

SoMo concert

The Fillmore | 8 p.m. | $22-$119 | Details

Why you should go: See R&B artist SoMo – you probably know the song “Ride” – perform live.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Holiday Shopping Pop Up: Charlotte Gifts, Jewelry, & Makers Market

Mint Museum Randolph | 5:30-8 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Your ticket gets you two glasses of bubbly to sip on as you shop from local jewelry designers and other vendors curated by Scoop Charlotte.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Southern Christmas Show

The Park Expo and Conference Center | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Varies | Details

Why you should go: Arguably the most festive shopping experience, there are more than 450 vendors selling all things Christmas. From ornaments to wreaths to gift items, you can cross a lot of things off of your holiday shopping list at once. There’s also wine tastings, food, crafts and live music.

Slate Turns Eight

Slate Furniture + Art Collective | 5-8p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Meet local artists and interior designers as you shop, eat and drink. You could win an original abstract painting or a free interior design consultation.

Get Holiday-Ready with Charlotte Agenda & Queen City Home Store

The Queen City Home Store | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Decorate a gingerbread house for a chance to win $100, learn ornament lettering, make a festive bouquet and sample some wine. Plus, we’ll be giving out $2,000 worth of prizes. And if you don’t feel like driving, use Lyft code CAHOLIDAYS for $10 toward rides to and from the event.

Grace Friendsgiving

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

Why you should go: Relish Carolina puts together large-scale dinner parties where people can connect and eat good food, and they’re doing it big for Thanksgiving. The idea is bring people together, celebrate the holidays and make new friends.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Bob Dylan concert

Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m. | $62+ | Details

Why you should go: See Bob Dylan perform live for his newest album “More Blood, More Tracks – Bootleg Series Vol. 14.”

Food Truck Friday

Resident Culture Brewing Company | 5-11 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: At the second-to-last event on the year, enjoy foods from your favs like The Dumpling Lady, What The Fries CLT, King of Pops Charlotte and more.

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