MONDAY, JULY 15
4th Annual CLT Burger Week
35+ restaurants | All day | $6 burgers | Details
Why you should go: I don’t think you need a special excuse to eat a good burger, but should you need one … this is it. Some participating restaurants include French Quarter, Graham Street Pub, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Hickory Tavern, Angry Ale’s and Kid Cashew.
[Agenda guide: 20 best burgers in Charlotte, ranked]
Bread Making: Your Mom’s Donuts
7th Street Public Market | 6-7:30 p.m. | $45-$95 | Details
Why you should go: You’ll learn how to make brioche bread, and your ticket includes a loaf to take home and a drink ticket for beer, wine or coffee. Pro tip: brioche bread is the best for homemade French toast, use that info. as you need.
[Agenda guide: Where to find the best bread in Charlotte]
TUESDAY, JULY 16
50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations
Discovery Place Science | All day | $17-$19 | Details
Why you should go: The celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, there will be tons of rocket- and space-themed events throughout the week. Make a paper rocket on Tuesday, virtual chat with NASA staff on Wednesday, and create a pocket solar system and participate in other hands-on activities Saturday.
Think & Drink: The Science of Sleep
Camp North End | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Sleep is fascinating to me, and when I don’t sleep well, I feel like my whole day is off (pretty sure that’s normal?). Grab a beer and learn how stress, food, technology and other factors impact the quality of your sleep.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Charlotte Black Pride Week
Citywide | All day | Varies| Details
Why you should go: From an artists exhibit to a jazz brunch, there are tons of events going on throughout the week to celebrate black pride. Check out the full schedule here.
Cirque du Soleil in Charlotte
Spectrum Center | Varies | $50+ | Details
Why you should go: You’re getting Vegas-level entertainment without having to leave Charlotte, so if you’re someone who loves unique shows, grab tickets
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Panthers Football Trivia Night
Taproom Social | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Football season is right around the corner, so if you aren’t already, get in the spirit by putting your ‘Thers knowledge to the test.
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]
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Vegan Brews and BBQ
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 5-10 p.m. | Menu prices | Details
Why you should go: Expect tons of Southern vegan food items from Southern Fried Vegan, including their Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers and Totchos.
Science on the Rocks: Space Camp CLT
Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m. | $12 in advance, $14 at the door | Details
Why you should go: Find out how much you would weigh in space, make donuts, play laser tag, and be prepared for more -out-of-this-world fun.
Dave Matthews Band
PNC Music Pavilion | 8 p.m. | $45.50-$115 | Details
Why you should go: This group needs no introduction, but expect a set list packed with all the DMB classics you always turn the volume up for when they come on the radio or on a Spotify playlist like “Ants Marching,” “Satellite,” and “Crash into Me.”
Shrek the Musical
Booth Playhouse | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | $15-$25 | Details
Why you should go: Not everybody likes onions, but everyone in your family will love “Shrek the Musical.”
Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week
135+ participating restaurants | Dinner hours | $30-$35 | Details