Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 16 things to do this week in Charlotte
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Charlotte Checkers Calder Cup Champion Celebration

Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: NBD, the Charlotte Checkers are Calder Cup Champs (obviously a big deal) and they’re having a a big public celebration with remarks from the team, photos with the Calder Cup, autographs and more. This is their first AHL championship in their nine-year history.

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour

Spectrum Center | 8 p.m. | $200-$2,000+ | Details

Why you should go: This concert begs you to try your best party pony, rally your best girls, and sing your heart out to “7 rings,”  “Thank U, Next” and whatever else Ariana graces you with. Pro tip: Carry a clear purse under 12x6x12 inches.

Bark in the Ballpark

BB&T Ballpark | 6 p.m. | $9+ | Details

Why you should go: There are only four chances to bring your dog to the ballpark, so take advantage and bring your pup for a summer adventure. If you’re in need of a fury friend, they’ll have adoptable dogs on site.


Puppy Model Call

NoDa Brewing Company | 4-6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: If you’re like me and you know your dog is an absolute star, here’s your chance to get them in front of the camera. NoDa knows what people want, so they’re looking for 45 pups to model beside their beers.

Rooftop Yoga with CorePower Yoga: Hannah Morse

The Metropolitan | 7:15-8:15 p.m. | Free for SwetNET members, $15 non-members | Details

Why you should go: The all-levels yoga class will follow a slower-paced vinyasa style, and you’ll get to try out DropSound headphones. There’s also a free braid bar before class.


Mint Música & Poesía Café

Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Mint Museum is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with performances by local  poets, dancers and musicians.

Ukulele Fundamentals

Sycamore Brewing | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: If you’re thinking you could use a hobby, why not try learning to play the ukulele? The class is BYOU, and if you don’t have on yet, they’ll give suggestions.

Party in the Park

Romare Bearden | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: If you love 70s and 80s music, grab a lawn chair or towel and head to the park. Hip Pocket is performing, and there will be food and drink vendors on site.

Sycamore 3 Year Anniversary Celebration


Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas 2019

1215 Thomas Ave. | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: This annual festival is a celebration of African culture and marks the day enslaved Africans learned they were freed in the South. Expect live music, food, vendors, artwork displays and more. The festival runs all weekend.

Thrive Talks: Restaurant Industry Growth in Charlotte

8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar | 6-8 p.m. | $10-$15 | Details

Why you should go: You get to network with restaurateurs and media and hear more on strategies to remain relevant in the food scene as the local restaurant industry explodes. Sarah Crosland, an author and food writer, is moderating, and Unpretentious Palate Founder Kristen Wile; Co-Founder of VBGB Beer Hall and Garden & 8.2.0 Pizzeria and Bar Kara Taddeo; Marketing Manager for the FS Food Group Remy Thurston; Yelp Charlotte Community Manager Nikki Wolfe; and Co-Founder of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Andrew Wilen are sitting on the panel.

Introduction to Aerial Fitness with SkillPop

AIR® Aerial Fitness Studio | 7-8:15 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: It’s not fun being the noticeably new person in a workout class who fumbles through each move, and aerial yoga seems especially difficult (you hang upside-down at some point). This class is perfect for beginners who want to test the waters and learn techniques before advancing to regular classes.


Free Jeni’s Ice Cream

Sycamore | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Nothing makes people smile like ice cream, especially free ice cream from Jeni’s. Their truck will be stopped at Sycamore with Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Salted Peanut Butter, Brambleberry Crisp, Cream Puff, Frosé, Gooey Buttercake and Darkest Chocolate on deck. Oh, and they’ll be at other locations throughout the city this week — we’ve laid out the full scoop here.

theSkimm Night Out

McGlohon Theater | 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. | $45+ | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get to hear some real talk from Skimm founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, a signed copy of their new book and access to a pre-show networking session. You’re going to walk out a smarter better person (listen to their podcast Skimm’d from The Couch if you want to get hype for the event). Plus, Brooklyn Decker is moderating.


Knight Theater | 8 p.m. | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: This event pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles. Expect two evening concerts at Knight Theater and daytime activities and concerts on Saturday and Sunday near the Fairfield by Marriott. The first concert on Friday starts at 8 p.m. and The Fab Four will take the stage.

Heroes Convention

Carolinas Convention Center | Varies | $0-$37 | Details

Why you should go: For 37 years this convention has brought some of the best in comics together. Expects tons of vendors, exhibits, professionals and all things comics. The convention runs all weekend.

Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour 2019

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $48-$132+ | Details

Why you should go: Thomas Rhett has a ton of top-chart country songs like “T-Shirt,” “Die A Happy Man,” “Mary Me,” “Crash and Burn,” and more. Plus, the other three acts (Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins) are great too — it’ll be a fun show start to end.



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