Weekday Planner: 24 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 24 things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, APRIL 22

Foxcroft Wine Pop-Up Wine Tastings and Wine Pairings

Foxcroft Wine Dilworth & SouthPark | 5-6 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. | $5 & $75 | Details

Why you should go: The pop-up wine tasting is at SouthPark on Monday (5-6 p.m., $5) and the five-course meal and wine pairing is at the Dilworth location (7-9 p.m., $75). Tuesday night the events swap locations, so the $5 pop-up will be in Dilworth and the meal and wine pairing will be in SouthPark.

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Gnocchi & Sauce Making Cooking Class

7th Street Public Market | 6-7:30 p.m. | $45-$95 | Details

Why you should go: This class would be an ideal date night or a fun thing to do with friends — it combines food and a fun experience. Plus, being able to make your own dough is impressive, and gnocchi is delicious.

Bee(r) Dinner

Free Range Brewing | 6:30-9 p.m. | $45 | Details

Why you should go: You get a four-course Honey Bee-inspired meal paired with four beers, and beekeepers will be there to talk about how save the bees, please.

NBA Playoffs 2019 Live

Spectrum Center | Check schedule for game times | Free | Details

Why you should go: Watch the NBA Playoffs live streamed on the big screens through April 23.


TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Pop-up Skirt Event and Gallery Event

Sozo Gallery | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The event is benefiting Empower for Hope, a group that gives back to women in Burundi, Africa as well as refugees in Charlotte. Sozo will have an exhibition called “Saison de Beauté,” and Empower will be selling African print fabrics as well as pre-made skirts.

[Agenda related guide: 10 best places to buy art in Charlotte]

Final Draught

Town Brewing Company | 6 p.m. | $10-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Grab a beer and hear from restaurateur and cookbook author Bruce Moffet.

Films on Tap

Salud Cerveceria | 6-10 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: You get to watch five short films and get a five-beer flight included in admission, and there will be live music and food trucks.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Charlotte Checkers Playoff Game

Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $20+ | Details

Why you should go: The Checkers, the winningest team in the AHL, have made it to the Calder Cup Playoffs. They’ve got $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 16-ounce domestic beer draughts and $4 craft beer draught to celebrate.

Charlotte Food and Wine Weekend

Throughout Charlotte | Varies | $50-$100 | Details

Why you should go: For four days, you get the chance to sample some of the best food and fine in Charlotte. From seated dinners to tastings to wine seminars, there are tons of events going on. This has been a tradition for 30 years, and proceeds benefit five local childrens’ charities.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Belk Theater | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s resume is incredibly impressive — he’s done so much in the space (ha) of astrophysics and has tried to make that complicated topic more accessible through several books, radio and a podcast. He’s studies the Milky Way, star formation and much more.

Mary Lattimore and Meg Baird at Capitol

Capitol | 7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Harpist Mary Lattimore and guitarist/singer Meg Baird are coming together to put on a show in Capitol’s gorgeous courtyard. The venue and company are sure to be chic and the music will be beautiful.

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Sycamore Beer Dinner at The King’s Kitchen

The King’s Kitchen | 6:30 p.m. | $80 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get a five-course meal, and each dish will be paired with the Sycamore dish that it was inspired by.

Game of Thrones Themed Team Trivia

Legion Brewing (Plaza Midwood) | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: If you drink and you know things, this is the event for you. If you didn’t catch that reference, then you know nothing, Jon Snow. Was that overboard? Maybe. But you have to be sharp as a Needle for trivia.


THURSDAY, APRIL 25

2019 Panthers Draft Party Presented By Bud Light

Bank of America Stadium | 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Watch round one of the NFL draft on the Panthers’s video boards. Plus, there will be family friendly activities on the field, you get to tour the locker room, Panthers legends will be signing autographs, you’ll be able to buy the 2019 Panthers draft hat and more.

Thirsty Thursday

BB&T Ballpark | 7 p.m. | $9-$55 | Details

Why you should go: They’ve got $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts and $1 small sodas.

Tuck Fest 2019

USNWC | All day | Free to $50 | Details

Why you should go: This festival is huge. You can expect 19 hours of live music and 34 competitions and events. Even if you don’t want to compete, you can come watch or enjoy the courses at your own speed. It goes through April 28. Parking is $5, but it’s madness, so consider a Lyft.

[Agenda related story: 60,000 people expect to attend Whitewater Center’s 4-day Tuck Fest event with 34 events and 19 hours of live music]

Cruel Intentions

McGlohon | 7:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: The movie (with Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar) was a hit in the late 90s, and you expect the same drama and charm in the musical.

Decluttering Your Space

Hygge Coworking West at 2128 Remount Road | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: The idea of organizing your entire home seems daunting, but this class will teach you how to Marie Kondo your space.

Charlotte Ballet Spring Works

Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $15-$85 | Details

Why you should go: This year’s show is all about human connection, expressed through dance. It’s a great event for date night or family night, or treat yourself!

Two States – One Draft Party

The Roaring Riot | 5-7:15 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Pre-game the BoA Panthers draft party with NoDa beers, Brizo Craft Spiked Seltzers and DJ Apollo.


FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Charlotte Checkers Playoff Game

Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $20+ | Details

Why you should go: The Checkers, the winningest team in the AHL, have made it to the Calder Cup Playoffs. They’ve got $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 16-ounce domestic beer draughts and $4 craft beer draught to celebrate.

BOOM 2019

Plaza Midwood | 6 p.m. | $0-$85 | Details

Why you should go: There will be tons of visual and performance arts displays throughout the weekend, and pre and after parties. The $85 ticket gets you access to all events, all weekend.

Avocado Food Truck Friday!

Sycamore Brewing | 5-10 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Do Food Truck Friday, but make it avocado. But really, your regular favorites will be serving up avocado dishes. Of course there will also be live music, beer, cider and more.

Friday Night Fireworks & Queen City Youth Jersey Giveaway

BB&T Ballpark | 7 p.m. | $9-$30 | Details

Why you should go: Fireworks are the best part about Friday night baseball, and the first 1,500 kids through the gates will receive a Queen City Replica Jersey — so it’s going to be a good night. Gates open at 6 p.m., so if you have kiddos who want a jersey, I’d go early.

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