Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week including Sophia’s Lounge 2-Year Anniversary Party

Weekday Planner: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week including Sophia’s Lounge 2-Year Anniversary Party
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MONDAY, JULY 8

Get Started Golfing with SkillPop

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course | 6:30-8 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Do you recall sipping on a vodka lemonade at the Wells Fargo, realizing you don’t *really* know what’s happening on the green? If that sounds familiar, this class is for you — you’ll learn how to talk the talk and play the game.

[Agenda guide: 10 best public golf courses in Charlotte]

Rooftop Yoga

Rooftop 210 | 6:30 p.m. | $5-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Your ticket includes an hour of yoga and post-class cocktail — what a relaxing way to ease back into the work week.


TUESDAY, JULY 9

Dot Dot Dot 2-Year Anniversary Week

4237 Park Road, Unit B | All day | Varies | Details

Why you should go: The restaurant is celebrating its second anniversary, starting with $10 1.5-ounce pours of barrel selections on Tuesday. Expect a pop-up cocktail collab with Chicago-based Weegee’s Lounge on Wednesday; Tiki Night on Thursday; a whiskey release on Thursday; special tasting on Friday; and Boss Hog Bottle specials on Sunday.

Hello, Dolly!

Belk Theater | Varies | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: There’s something so special about seeing a Broadway show, and Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley (star of this show) won’t let you down. Shows run through July 14.

Beginner Hip-Hop Dance

Metropolitan Fitness Studio | 8-9:30 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Still feeling inspired by J.Lo’s Grammy performance? Learn how to dance like the star you are with this class.

Drag Trivia – July Edition

Petra’s | 7-10 p.m. | Free, $1 for new members |Details

Why you should go: WorldPride celebrations may be over, but we can keep the pride party going with drag trivia.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

War of the Rosés

Poplar Wine & Tapas (Uptown) | 6 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: If you haven’t already, go ahead and take advantage of rosé season. You’ll get to taste five wines, and there’s pizza

[Agenda related guide: 5 coolest wine bars in Charlotte]

Cheese & Wine Pairing Class

Orrman’s Cheese Shop | 6 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll taste your way through wines and cheeses — by the end of class, you’ll be a member of the wine and cheese crowd.

Paddle to Table

USNWC | 6 p.m. | $55 | Details

Why you should go: Take a sunset paddleboard or kayak tour of the Catawba River, take a quick hike, enjoy an outdoor meal, and hang out at the Ridge Pavilion for a beer afterward.

[Agenda related story: How does the Whitewater Center’s $55 Paddle to Table experience work?]

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

PNC Music Pavilion | 6 p.m. | $29-$89.50| Details

Why you should go: Be young, wild and free like it’s 2011 all over again.


THURSDAY, JULY 11

Sophia’s Lounge Two-Year Anniversary

The Ivey’s Hotel, 127 N. Tryon St., Suite D. | 6 p.m. to midnight | Menu prices | Details

Why you should go: Sip a speciality cocktails — including a Queen City Collins made with Ketel One, strawberry simple syrup, lemon juice and sparkling wine — and treat yourself to some delicious small plates to celebrate Sophia’s Lounge turning two.

[Agenda related guide: 11 best cocktail bars in Charlotte]

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. Sam Burchfield is playing tonight.

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

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 Thirsty Thursday (aka cheap drinks, $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts and $1 small sodas) and Friday night post-game fireworks.

The Wood Brothers, Mipso

Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $25-$45.50 | Details

Why you should go: The folk group’s most recent studio album, One Drop of Truth, earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album.


FRIDAY, JULY 12

Tailgate Master Cooking Class

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6-9 p.m. | $55-$65 | Details

Why you should go: Football season is right around the corner, which means tailgate season is, too. Get prepared for the season and learn how to create some new crowd-pleasing dishes.

Train/Goo Goo Dolls

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $29-$125 | Details

Why you should go: Nothing says summer in the Carolinas like an outdoor concert, and these bands will be playing the songs you never skip on the radio (hello, Iris).

Improv Charlotte // Improv Comedy Benefiting Camp Blue Skies

Free Range Brewing | 8-10 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: You get two hours of comedy, and the proceeds are going to a camp for children with disabilities — it’s a win-win. Plus, you can grab a beer or two.

Panteón Rococó

Neighborhood Theatre | 8 p.m.  | $30-$40 | Details

Why you should go: The Mexican ska band released its ninth album, Infiernos, in May.

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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