MONDAY, APRIL 29
Uptown | All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: Monday’s lineup includes Impulse, an interactive seesaw display, In Bloom, a new exhibit at Sozo, jazz music and Intrude, an illuminated giant rabbit display. Throughout the week there will be more than 130 performances, exhibits, installations and arts-related events will be going on throughout the city as a celebration of arts and culture. Most events are free, but some events require tickets, like Anthony Hamilton.
Answers For Cancer Trivia Tournament
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 6-9:30 p.m. | $100 (per team of 4), donations | Details
Why you should go: There will be several rounds with a variety of questions, so choose your team wisely. You could win $1,000, and best all, your donations and proceeds from your participation fee will go to charity. Cousins Maine Lobster will be on site.
Dollar Hot Dog Day
BB&T Ballpark | 7:04 p.m. | $9-$55 | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights while the they take on the Gwinnett Stripers and you chow down on $1 ($1!!) hot dogs. They play Tuesday and Wednesday, too.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Women > A Force in Business
Charlotte Convention Center | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | $245-$325 | Details
Why you should go: Learn more about how to navigate the professional landscape and take advantage of work opportunities. Discussions will include topics like how to get a seat at the table, handling adversity and more.
Cocktails with PGA Tour Players
Peter Millar, The Village at SouthPark | 5-7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Swing by the store to celebrate the Wells Fargo Tournament with cocktails and to meet some of the PGA Tour players.
DIY and Denim Workshop – Customize your Denim Jacket
AR Workshop Charlotte | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Turn your classic denim jacket into something more custom with a cool quote on the back or trendy designs. You have to bring your own jacket, but they provide the supplies — and artistic guidance.
Elevator Lady Can Release (With Special Guest)
The Unknown Brewing Company | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Unknown has brewed up a limited batch sour made with cherries and berries in honor of elevator icon Cherie Berry. Word on the street is that a special guest will be signing a few of the cans at the event.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Shifting Gears: Uptown Cycle Track Ride
Central Piedmont Community College | 6-8 p.m. | $0-$5 | Details
Why you should go: It’s been a long time coming, but the Uptown protected cycle track is finally open. You’ll get a 30-minute guided cruise on the track and learn a little more about. Bring your own bike if you can — rental bikes are limited.
Harry Potter Trivia
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: What’s better than Harry Potter trivia? Harry Potter Trivia at a dog-friendly bar. So gather your Pothead friends for a chance to win prizes.
Charlotte Sushi Class
Sycamore Brewing | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $40 | Details
Why you should go: Learn how to make the perfect sushi roll and where to source your ingredients in a two-hour class. The instructors will make a roll for you to taste and then you’ll attempt to make it on your own.
Traditions of Charlotte Semi-Annual Sale
Traditions Interiors & Accessories | 5-7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home, and decorating is easier when you get snag a deal. Traditions is offering 15 percent off if you spend at least $250, and they’ve got free gifts the more you spend.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Southern Accents + ANFA’S 5 Year Anniversary Party
Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: The celebration has double meaning — the gallery turning five and the opening of the newest exhibit, Southern Accents. The exhibit features six Southern female artists.
Clint Black & Trace Adkins – Hits. Hats. History.
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7 p.m. | $29.50-$149.50 | Details
Why you should go: See two country music icon perform live, from Adkins’s hits like Every Light in the House Is On” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” Black’s “Better Man,” you most likely know their music.
Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow | All day | $55+ | Details
Why you should go: If you love golf, this is your chance to see the best in the game right here in Charlotte (you can buy tickets for practice rounds earlier in the week). And if you’re not a golf fan, you will be after you go. This is one of the most fun events of the year, from the golf to the top-notch people watching to sippin’ drinks walking around the beautiful course. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods will not play in this week’s Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. But don’t worry, we’ll still have Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler teeing it up.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
Cinco De Mayo Food Truck Friday!
Sycamore Brewing | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with eight food truck serving up Mexican-inspired dishes, special beer releases and live music.
Plaza Midwood Home & Garden Tour
Plaza Midwood | 6-8 p.m. | $20-$25 | Details
Why you should go: The tour, which include nine homes, one garden and a chocolate shop, kicks off with a candlelight tour. You can expect treats from tour sponsors along the way.
Charlotte Checkers Calder Cup Playoffs
Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $20-$42 | Details
Why you should go: The Checkers clenched a spot in round two in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Support our home team and treat yourself to $2 hot dogs, popcorn and domestic draught beer and $4 craft beer draughts.