Weekday Planner: 22 cool things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday Planner: 22 cool things to do in Charlotte this week
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Disney’s Aladdin

Belk Theater | Varies | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: There are few things more magical than Disney shows on Broadway, so you really should carve out time to see this number. There are performances through Sept. 10-29.

Queen City Comedy Experience 2019

Spirit Square | Varies | Varies | Details

Why you should go: Expect comedy acts, free happy hour stand up shows, magicians, films and more all week long. Check out the full lineup of acts here.

Tuscan Wine Dinner with Le Pupille

Foxcroft Wine Co-SouthPark | 7-9 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Your ticket includes a four-course chef-prepared meal paired with wines from Tuscany.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

New York Butcher Shoppe opening

2452 Park Road | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect an old-school butcher shop with a wine bar. The concept comes from Antonio Tillery, former executive chef and regional director of Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Brian Miller, the former general manager and managing partner of Maggiano’s. The two helped open Maggiano’s in SouthPark 16 years ago.

Silver Oak Wine Dinner Night #1 (Dilworth)

Foxcroft Wine Co-Dilworth | 7-9 p.m. | $75 | Details

Why you should go: You’ll get a four-course meal paired with delicious Silver Oak Wine.

Meditation & Yoga with DropSound Headphones

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $15 (non-SweatNET members) | Details

Why you should go: The combination of DropSound Headphones and a guided yoga practice will help you stay in the present moment and set positive intentions for the week.

On Tap

NoDa Brewing | 7 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Listen to the Charlotte Symphony in a more laid back, smaller setting — and of course relax with a beer.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Guns N’ Roses

Spectrum Center | 8 p.m. | $91-$315+ | Details

Why you should go: Calling all classic rock fans, this is your chance to see Guns N’ Roses live.

Sebastian Maniscalco: You Bother Me

Ovens Auditorium | 7 p.m. | $41-$61 | Details

Why you should go: Don’t miss Sebastian Maniscalo, Billboard’s inaugural “Comedian of the Year” award recipient, perform live.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Watch What Crappens Live!

McGlohon Theater | 7 p.m. | $27 | Details

Why you should go: Attn Bravo-loving queens. Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are recording the Watch What Crappens podcast live, so you can get your fill of all things reality TV drama.

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. The Queen’s Guard is playing tonight and AFTM is play tomorrow.

Music at The Met

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Spend your Thursday evening enjoying live music, giant Jenga, cornhole, food and drink specials, popsicles and more. This event is family and pup-friendly.

SkillPop Class: Instagram Workshop

Northwood Office | Noon to 1 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Up your Instagram game by joining Chrissie Nelson Rotko, blogger behind Off the Eaten Path. Learn how to capture your brand, curate your feed and cultivate your community on Insta.

Manos de Mujer

Kadi Fit | 7-9 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Summit Coffee is releasing the No. 1 ranked coffee from El Salvador, Manos de Mujer, produced by a single female farmer. Expect live music, a talk from Jamie Brown (of Haberdish) and beer, wine, kombucha and snacks.

Pink Pint Night

Noda Brewing Company | 4-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This annual event exclusively benefits Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK, which provides breast cancer screening and diagnostic mammograms to local uninsured women. So grab a pint of pink brew and support the cause. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Veronét Vineyards & Winery opening

1549 Ike Brooks Drive, Kings Mountain | Noon to 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: They’ll have wine by the glass, flights and samples and charcuterie, cheese boards, small bites, coffee and tea. You can do guided and private tastings and vineyard tours, and leashed dogs and picnics are welcomed. You’ll have views of Crowders Mountain, The Pinnacle and five acres of vines the whole afternoon.

Hall Family Farm season opening

10713 Providence Road West | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: They’ve got musical hayrides, a five-acre corn maze and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.There’s also a children’s play area with rubber ducky races, a kid’s corn maze, firetruck and fun slide. And you’ll find farm animals (goat and pig) to feed and seasonal treats like apple cider slushies. Sept. 27.

Old Dominion live

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $25-$70 | Details

Why you should go: This group has fun songs that even non-country fans can enjoy. Plus, an indoor concert is always a good idea when it’s still 90 outside.

Taste of Cuba: EAT

Discovery Place Science |6:30-9:30 p.m. | $45 | Details

Why you should go: Part one of a four-part series on Cuba, Taste of Cuba includes a talk on sustainable farming and ocean conservation over cocktails, a Cuban buffet and a screening of CUBA in IMAX.

Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood 

Resident Culture Brewing | 4-9 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 CLT, Food Truck: My Sausage Buddy, Libretto’s Pizzeria Charlotte, Waffle Tastries
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, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine, Chilaka Tacolab and Rollicious Ribs & More. 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 50+ cool events in Charlotte. 

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