Weekday Planner: 19 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 19 things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, APRIL 15

Buzz-a-thon

Discovery Place Science | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $15-$22 | Details

Why you should go: Need something to do with the kiddos during spring break? Every day this week, the museum is having special bug-themed activities every hour, including crafts, puzzles, robot-building and more.

Chinese Takeout: Sesame Chicken Cooking Class

7th Street Public Market | 6-7:30 p.m. | $45 single ticket, $75 per couple | Details

Why you should go: This is the date night that keeps on giving — you get to take a cooking class (fun) and learn how to make one of the best meals to eat on the couch during movie night. The price includes dinner and one drink.

[Agenda related guide: 5 popular Chinese restaurants in Charlotte and what to order at each]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference

Charlotte Marriott City Center | All day | $250 | Details

Why you should go: Learn more about human relations and cultural diversity through networking, discussions, presentations and more. Events run through Wednesday.

Pie Baking Basics

SkillPop & Baked Well | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $38 | Details

Why you should go: Imagine how impressed your friends or family will be when you bring a beautiful homemade pie to your gatherings and parties. This class will show you how to make pies from scratch, and you don’t need to bring anything (unless you like using an apron).


TUESDAY, APRIL 16

A Bronx Tale

Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: You can never go wrong with a Broadway Show, and this performance brings a lot of energy and is directed by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Tony winner Jerry Zaks. They’ve got shows all week.

North Carolina Hosts South Carolina

BB&T Ballpark | 6-10 p.m. | $11-$37 | Details

Why you should go: The Tar Heels and Gamecocks are facing off for the final game of the 2019 Sunbelt Rentals Collegiate Baseball Series.

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Humane Society of Charlotte

Resident Culture Brewing | 7-10 p.m. | $50 (includes photos & $35 donation) | Details

Why you should go: Get professional photos of your pet taken while benefiting the Humane Society, and if you don’t have a pet, go for the beer and dog petting opportunities.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

TED x Coco: “Bigger Than Us” Happy Hour

Coco and the Director | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Hear three live TED Talks being given by passionate Charlotteans and check out a few others being streamed. Some food and drinks will be provided.

NC Yoga Bar at the Mint

Mint Museum Uptown | 6-7 p.m. | $0-$10 | Details

Why you should go: The Mint is free Wednesday evenings and they host a one-hour yoga class for $10 (free if you’re a Mint member) — the perfect combination for a mid-week pick-me-up.

The Office Trivia at World of Beer Charlotte

World of Beer | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: “Tuition is valuable, but do you know what’s invaluable? Intuition,”so follow your gut to pick your best team, because those who finish strongest get a prize (that’s what she said!).


THURSDAY, APRIL 18

N.C. Red Grand Opening

1921 Commonwealth Ave. | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: Chef Bruce Moffet — the guy behind Good Food, Barrington’s and Stagioni — is debuting his newest culinary endeavor, which he says is unlike any of his others. Expect a mix of “New England-New South” flavors, from oysters to fried chicken.

[Agenda related story: N.C. Red, Bruce Moffett’s new Plaza Midwood restaurant, opening April 18 — view full menu and 9 photos]

4th Annual Spring Kolors

Harvey B. Gantt Center | 6-10 p.m | Free | Details

Why you should go: Party at the museum after hours with a live band, DJ and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Vegfest Jr.

Goodyear Arts | 7-9:30 p.m | Free | Details

Why you should go: If you’re already pumped for Vegfest 2019 (coming later this year) satiate your hunger with this mini fest. They’ll have a variety of healthy food available from places like Fern and Nourish as well as a donation-based bar.

Tech Talent South Company Crawl

Packard Place | 5:30-9:30 p.m | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tour tech companies Kingsman Software, Stratifyd and Tresata before grabbing a quick beer at Sycamore Brewing.

[Agenda related guide: The 47 most powerful startups in Charlotte]

Earth Day Event & Recycling Opportunities

Packard Place | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m | Free | Details

Why you should go: Shred all your documents for free and learn more about how to take care of our earth. There will be food trucks, music, free Lime rides, free food samples and more.


FRIDAY, APRIL 19

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Booth Playhouse | 8 p.m | $10 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get to see some of the best slam poets compete, including Slammaster Bluz who’s ranked as the 13th best slam poet in the world.

Digital Gardens Music & Arts Celebration 2019

4100 Raleigh St. | 2:45 p.m | $55-$165 | Details

Why you should go: This two-day festival is going to packed with bass music performances, silent discos and visual arts. There will be food trucks, a bar and other food.

Science on the Rocks: Shaken Not Stirred

Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m | $12-$18 | Details

Why you should go: Explore the museum after hours for this spy-themed event. Expect trivia, laser mazes, a bar and more.

Open Demo

Hot Glass Alley | 6-9 p.m | Free | Details

Why you should go: Catch a glow-blowing demo live and check out the studio.


Looking for more things to do? Here’s a full calendar with over 85 of the hottest upcoming events in Charlotte.

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