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MONDAY, AUGUST 5
Melty Fest Tour
Hello, Sailor | 6-9 p.m. | $65 | Details
Why you should go: Your ticket includes dinner, drinks and ice cream. Expect a whole hog barbecue, boozy slushies, a DJ, ice cream, and cheesy dishes by chefs from Kindred and Hello, Sailor; Rhubarb and Buxton Hall from Asheville; and Saint James Seafood from Durham.
August Oyster Session
Sea Level NC | 7 p.m. | $5o | Details
Why you should go: If your love for oysters runs deep, you’re going to want to snag tickets for this event. The theme is “Carolina Comforts,” so the oysters will be locally sourced and the menu features Southern small bites.
[Agenda related guide: 9 best seafood restaurants in Charlotte — and what to order at each]
StretchLab Dilworth opening
Kenilworth Commons | All day | $29-$49 | Details
Why you should go: To celebrate the official opening of their second Charlotte location, StretchLab is offering 50 percent off of a single stretch ($29 for 25 minutes and $49 for 50) today.
Sweat Method grand opening
1430 Winnifred Street | 4-8 p.m. | $1o classes | Details
Why you should go: FormerlyCharlotte Yoga South End, the studio is now Sweat Method, and they’re celebrating with vendors, prizes and $10 classes. Get your sweat on.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $1o | Details
Why you should go: Meet other YPs and get plugged in with one (or a few) of 40-plus Charlotte nonprofits.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7
CMA Songwriters Series
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square | 7 p.m. | $15-$25 | Details
Why you should go: Calling all music nerds. Country stars Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Jordan Reynolds and Frank Rogers will be sharing the meaning behind their music and performing some of their hit songs as originally written.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $39.25-$109 | Details
Why you should go: 5-1-5-0 somebody call the po-po because Dierks Bentley is coming to Charlotte, and it’s going to be a great concert.
Mama Presents: Here Today, Gone Tomato
Mama Ricotta’s | 6:30-9 p.m. | $50 | Details
Why you should go: Tomatoes are a big, delicious part of summer harvest, and you’re a fan of the fruit/veg, treat yourself to this dinner. You’ll get four courses of creative tomato-based dishes.
Ben Folds & Violent Femmes
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7 p.m. | $25-$75 | Details
Why you should go: The singer, pianist and NC native is joined by veteran folk punk co-headliners, Violent Femmes.
Gilmore Girls Trivia
NoDa Brewing | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Load up on coffee, coffee, coffee this week so you can study up on your Gilmore Girls knowledge. And rally your most Rory-like friends so you have a shot at beating the competition.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: The summer 2019 artist residency season is coming to a close, so see what the artists have been working on. There will be a DJ, beer and wine bar and surprise exhibits/artworks on display.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Spectrum Center | 7:30 p.m. | $40-$150 | Details
Why you should go: We all know John Mayer is a beautiful artist, and if you love emotional roller coasters, this would be the perfect concert for you.
Charlotte Pride Dog Day
Freedom Park, Shelter 2 | 5-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring your pup out to the park for the PAWS-itively Fierce fashion show — categories include Best in Pride (rainbow and Pride-themed wear) and Natural Beauty. There will be light refreshments for you and water/treats for your fur child.
Black Food Truck Friday: “SummerMusicTour” R&B
Recess CLT | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: They’re celebrating black music all summer long, and this week’s genre is R&B. So go for the food trucks and stay for the music.
Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood
Resident Culture Brewing | 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?
Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: This weeks banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck, New Wrap Order, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine and Holy City Waffles. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider.
Friday Nights at Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave. | 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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