Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week in Charlotte — including Yiasou Greek Festival

Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week in Charlotte — including Yiasou Greek Festival
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Rooftop Yoga with Charlotte Yoga

The Metropolitan | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This all-levels yoga class features upbeat music, positive affirmations and sweaty vinyasa flow with sunset views.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Ken Burns Country Music Documentary Preview

USNWC | 7-9 p.m. | Free, $6 parking | Details

Why you should go: Listen to a special guest interview on country music and Charlotte, then preview Kens Burns’s Country Music documentary.

Party in the Park

Romare Bearden | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s one of the last parties in the park of the season, so pack a picnic and enjoy a night of live outdoor music.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Hootie & The Blowfish

PNC Music Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | $45-$400+ | Details

Why you should go: There’s not a better way to close out summer than with a little outdoor Hootie & The Blowfish concert. Bring your parents, siblings, friends, significant other — all the songs are ageless classics.

Yiasou Greek Festival Charlotte

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: This is one of those things that just has to be on your Charlotte bucket list. This huge festival celebrates all things Greek including music, food, pastries, dancing and more. Pro tip: Order a Baklava sundae.

Iced Maple Latte Imperial Stout

Triple C Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Starbucks isn’t the only place to get a festive drink. This dessert-like stout is packed with fall flavors like maple, mocha, toffee, caramel and coffee. 

Terrain: A Landscape Collective

Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Meet the artists behind the gallery’s newest collection, which is on display through Oct. 5. 

Ballantyne Bootcamp Series

Brixham Tent | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get fit this fall with a free bootcamp every Thursday from now until Oct. 17. The first 50 people get free yoga mats.

River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center

USNWC | 7-10 p.m. | Free, $6 parking | Details

Why you should go: This is the last month of River Jam season, so get in your outdoor concerts while you can. Winston Ramble is playing tonight and Courtney Lynn and Quinn play tomorrow. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

1st Weekend of Pick Your Own Apples

Windy Hill Orchard | 1 p.m. opening | Varies | Details

Why you should go: Get a head start on your fall bucket list, starting with picking apples and indulging in apple cider and doughnuts. Apples cost $5-$25.

The Art of the Mind Inc. Art Gala

Harvey B Gantt Center | 7-9:30 p.m. | $40 | Details

Why you should go: See six local artists and help raise funding for those who would like to see a counselor but aren’t able to afford it. Dress code is black tie optional, and your ticket includes entry and refreshments.

Music at the Met

The Metropolitan | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Summer is winding down, but outdoor concert season continues with Music at the Met. Expect food and drink specials, games and more.

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 food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries, Strudelteig, Tikka Buzz, The Feathered Fin and Hip Hop Smoothies.

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. 


Looking for more things to do? Here’s a full calendar of cool events in Charlotte. 

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