Weekday Planner: 17 things to do this week in Charlotte — including free ice cream at Jeni’s NoDa

Weekday Planner: 17 things to do this week in Charlotte — including free ice cream at Jeni’s NoDa
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MONDAY, JUNE 24

Margarita Monday

Ruru’s Tacos + Tequila | All day | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Summer is here and Mondays are hard, so treat yourself to a a tasty cheap marg. Choose from RuRu’s Friend Zone (tequila, agave, line juice, orange juice with a salted rim, normally $8.75) or Magic Mike ( a skinny margarita, normally $9.25).


TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Gusto Farm to Street 1 Year Anniversary

SouthPark Mall food court | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Gusto is turning one, and they’re celebrating with $5 pizzas (normally $9.49) all day. Treat yourself.

FALSETTOS

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

Why you should go: This Broadway production was nominated for Five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, so don’t miss out on a fun theater show. Catch shows all week.

Fahrenheit Charlotte Summer Dinner Series Presents: Orin Swift

222 S. Caldwell St. | 6:30 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Your ticket includes passed apps, a three-course meal and wine.

[Agenda related guide: 10 best rooftop bars in Charlotte]


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Knights vs. Gwinnett

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

Why you should go: The Knights are going to crush their competition, Gwinnett in back-to-back games this week. Don’t forget, Thursday is Thirsty Thursday (aka cheap drinks, $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts and $1 small sodas.).

Bots & Brews

Free Range Brewing | 6:30-8 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get to build a robot with a LEGO robotics kit, and your ticket includes one drink and light food. Proceeds will go toward sending CMS kids to CMS summer robotics camps.

Snooze opening

1331 Central Ave. | All day | Menu prices | Details

Why you should go: The popular Denver-based restaurant has already created a lot of buzz, and we anticipate long lines from here on out. They’ve got breakfast classics like Benedicts, avocado toast and breakfast tacos to more unique offerings like breakfast pot pie and even a pancake flight.

[Agenda related guide: 12 best brunch spots in Charlotte, plus what to order at each]

Credit Card Strategy for Beginners with SkillPop

Hygge Coworking, 809 W. Hill St. | 6:30-8 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: I know this doesn’t seem like the most fun way to spend your evening, but you’ll learn about how to use a credit card smartly, which ones might be right for you, etc. — the kind of info we always complain about not learning in school.

Faces in the Crowd opening reception

SOCO Gallery | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This curated collection will be on display from now until Sept. 13, and it includes internationally acclaimed artists Art Kane and Summer Wheat.


THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Jeni’s NoDa Grand Opening Party

16 E, 36th St., Suite 400 | 7-11 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Jeni’s will be offering FREE ice cream for all from 7 p.m. to close (they’ll be closed the first part of that day to prepare for the rush). Additionally, the first 50 in line on grand opening night will get free swag. Details.

[Agenda related story: Go inside the new Jeni’s NoDa Scoop Shop]

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]

Classic Nickelodeon Trivia

NoDa Brewing | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Hold on to your diapies (90s) babies, and be prepared to be tested on all of the childhood staples like Rugrats, Cat Dog, Hey Arnold, Rocket Power and more.

[Agenda related guide: Complete list and map of Charlotte’s 30 local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each]


FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Dead and Company

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $49.50-$759 | Details

Why you should go: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann return with John Mayer to PNC Music Pavilion after opening their 2016 summer tour at the outdoor amphitheater.

Video Games Live

Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $19+ | Details

Why you should go: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from popular and classic video games.

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. 

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