Weekday Planner: 19 cool things to do in Charlotte this week — including Panthers game and Khalid concert

Weekday Planner: 19 cool things to do in Charlotte this week — including Panthers game and Khalid concert
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MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Rooftop Yoga

Rooftop 210 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $5-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Set the tone for your week and treat yourself to an hour-long all-levels yoga class followed by healthy cocktails. Bring you own mat.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

Khalid

Spectrum Center| 7:30 p.m. | $49.95-$115 | Tickets

Why you should go: The 21-year-old singer has already earned five GRAMMY Award nominations in his young career.

Santana: Supernatural Now

PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $47-$183 | Details

Why you should go: This rock singer has a long list of accomplishments including 1o GRAMMY Awards and being added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so don’t miss out.

Craft Cocktail Dinner

O-Ku | 6:30 p.m. | $70 | Details

Why you should go: You get a three-course meal paired with speciality drinks and sake. Call 704.594.1922 to purchase a ticket.

[Agenda related guide: 15 best sushi spots in Charlotte, ranked]

Midsummer Nights @Queens

Queens University Campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave. | 8:15 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring your own blankets chairs and wine for a 90-minute outdoor performance of this Shakespeare classic. It runs Aug. 13-17 and 20-24.

CATS

Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $25+ | Tickets

Why you should go: One of the longest-running Broadway productions of all time, CATS is now touring again, making a six-night stop in Charlotte.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

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.

[Agenda related guide: 15 must-try charcuterie and cheese boards in Charlotte]

$1 oz. Wine Wednesday and Music Bingo

Hoppin’ | 4 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Wine, prosecco and rosé are only $1 an ounce from 4-11 p.m., and music Bingo starts at 8 p.m. So go early for the discounted drinks, stay for the Bingo.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Ballantyne Social Hour

Brixham Tent | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Ballantyne community is wrapping up its Color the Park School Supplies Drive which benefits Classroom Central. To celebrate (and take in one last round of school supply donations) they’re having a party with drinks, music, food, a free SkillPop class and lawn games.

The Official Lager Fest Pre Party Fiesta

Salud Cerveceria | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Resident Culture’s big Lagerfest event is this weekend and this preview event gives you a chance to test breweries pouring at the festival. Brewery list subject to change, but it looks like the beer from the following breweries will be available: Hill Farmstead, Crooked Stave, Resident Culture, Casita, Mikkeller NYC, Triple Crossing, Monkish, Side Project, Modern Times, Cellermaker, Green Cheek and Sante Adarius.

Pour Pride

Pour Taproom | 6-11 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Music bingo, drag performances and a pop-up curl/style station. View full list of Pride week events here.

80s, 90s, and 00s Music Trivia

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

Why you should go: Choose your team wisely and spend the week listening to throwbacks so you have a shot at winning the game.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

First Panthers first home preseason game (vs. Buffalo Bills)

Bank of America Stadium | 7 p.m. | $16-$269+ | Tickets

Why you should go: I know we’re all hype from binging “All or Nothing,” so be there to cheer on the Panthers for their first home preseason game of the season.

Pride Fest Friday Night

Ink N Ivy | 9 p.m. to midnight | $25+ | Details

Why you should go: Expect signature cocktails, entertainment and Rupaul’s Drag Race Nina West will be there.

Science on the Rocks: Art Deconstructed

Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m. | $12  | Details

Why you should go: Science on the Rocks is always a good idea, and this week’s theme will especially appeal to all the art-lovers.

Paddle to Table

USNWC | 6 p.m. | $55 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll have a guided paddle down the Catawba River by kayak or stand-up paddle board, take a short hike back, and get a chef-curated meal — and there’s craft beer and wine for purchase.

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

Black Food Truck Friday: “SummerMusicTour”

Recess CLT | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: They’re celebrating black music all summer long, 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 — Roaming Fork, TIN Kitchen, Nana’s Porch, Sun Burger, East Coast Tasting and Streamline Kitchen.

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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