Weekday Planner: 17 cool things to do in Charlotte this week — including John Mayer concert

Weekday Planner: 17 cool things to do in Charlotte this week — including John Mayer concert
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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.


YPMixerCLT 2019

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.


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.


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.

The Outcome

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.


John Mayer

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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