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, JUNE 17

Charlotte Sushi Class

Sycamore Brewing | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $40 | Details

Why you should go: One time my friend said she knew how to make her own sushi on a dating app and it was the best conversation starter by far — do with that what you need to.

[Agenda related guide: 15 best sushi spots in Charlotte, ranked]

Donut Making: Your Mom’s Donuts

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

Why you should go: Clearly the culinary geniuses in this city care about all of us being our best selves. This is another invaluable skill to have under your apron.

Crafting Your Wellness Plan with SkillPop

Hygge Coworking at 809 W. Hill St. | 6:30-8 p.m. | $28 | Details

Why you should go: Figuring out how to be healthy and defining wellness in the context of your own life is really hard. If you agree, you might want to take this class — you’ll learn simplified tips for meeting your wellness goals.


TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Think & Drink: The Science of Happiness with Chris Elmore

Camp North End | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: As one of the founding members of AvidXchange (among tons of other accomplishments) Chris Elmore is going to tell you how to hack happiness and about his journey to finding it. There will also be hands-on science activities and food and drinks for sale.

Bordeaux 101 Dinner with Jules Martin of Aquitaine Wine Company

La Belle Helene | 6-9 p.m. | $101 | Details

Why you should go: Calling all wine lovers. You’ll get five pours of wine and a five-course meal while Jules Martin talks about the French Bordeaux wine region.

[Agenda related guide: 17 best new restaurants in Charlotte]

Charlotte Knights v. Syracuse

BB&T Ballpark | 7:04 p.m. | $9+ | Details

Why you should go: The Knights will be dominating Syracuse three nights this week (Tuesday-Thursday). Don’t forget, Thursday is Thirsty Thursday which means $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts and $1 small sodas.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Puppy Party! Find your running buddy w/ OrthoCarolina

NoDa Brewing Company | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: We’re going to have cute puppies up for adoption, and you can opt in for the group run (1,3 or 5 miles) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Makeup Made Easy with SkillPop

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

Why you should go: If the YouTube “how to” videos aren’t cutting it, you might need this class to finally learn how to do your own makeup. Bring your own products so you can follow along.

Juneteenth! at Levine Museum

Levine Museum of the New South | Noon to 5:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect singing, dancing, arts and crafts, a drum circle and story time. You’ll get to tour the museum and learn more about the abolishment of slavery and African-American history.


THURSDAY, JUNE 20

River Jam

USNWC | 7-10 p.m. | Free, $6 parking | Details

Why you should go: This should be on everyone’s Charlotte bucket list. So grab your friends and cold one and listen to live music by the water.

[Agenda related guide: 30 coolest things to do in Charlotte this summer]

Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera

Booth Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: Blumenthal calls it “Saturday Night Live meets Broadway,” which is an incredible combo. Performers will be making fun of politics, pop-culture, sports and life.

Mandolin Orange, Daughter of Swords

Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $35-$45 | Details

Why you should go: The NC folk duo released their sixth studio album, Tides of a Teardrop, in February, and perform as part of the Urban Ministry Center’s HousingFest.


FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Friday Night Fireworks

BB&T Ballpark | 7:04 p.m. | $9+ | Details

Why you should go: Go to see the Knights crush Louisville, stay for the firework show — one of the best parts of summer in Charlotte.

Rooftop & Rosé

Imperial | 7-9 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: For many of us, Rosé season has already begun, but why not celebrate with all-you-can-sip samples and live music?

Food Truck Friday – South End

Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Tikka Buzz Food Truck, Queen City Chamo, Gyro Twins Truck and Queen City Sliders. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider.

Food Truck Friday – Plaza Midwood

Resident Culture | 5 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and six food trucks — what more could you want?

Friday Nights at Camp North End

Camp NorthEnd | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome. 

Phish concert

 PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $45-$83.50 | Details

Why you should go: It took the legendary Vermont rock band a long time to get back to the Queen City, but after nearly five years, Phish returns to PNC Music Pavilion.

The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland

Old Town Amphitheater, Rock Hill | 7 p.m. | $65-$100 | Details

Why you should go: The blues guitarist, singer and five-time GRAMMY winner will be joined by Marc Cohn, and gospel legends, the Blind Boys of Alabama, at the intimate downtown Rock Hill venue.

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