Weekday Planner: 11 cool things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday Planner: 11 cool things to do in Charlotte this week
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MONDAY, JULY 13

Home Bartending Basics with SkillPop

Online | 7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to make summer cocktails with an expert mixologist, so you can elevate your at-home happy hour game.

Virtual Pride Week 2.0

Online | Varies | Free | Details

Why you should go: Keep Pride Month momentum going with another week celebrating and learning about the LGTBQ+ community. From performances to a meditation to a talk about gender queerness, there are events happening every day this week.

General Music Trivia

Brewers 4001 Yancey | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get a couple of your music-minded pals together to drink some beer and attempt to win a competitive game of trivia.

TUESDAY, JULY 14

An Introduction to Red & Sweet Wine Varietals

Online | 8-10 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: At this point, I bet a few of us would consider wine our quarantine hobby. Make it more official with a four-part crash course in vino education. You can take one class for $30 or do all four for $120.

Bike-N-Brew with BCycle

Blue Blaze Brewing | 6:30 p.m. | Free| Details

Why you should go: Get a guided bike ride tour of the Stewart and Irwin Creek greenways and the surrounding Wesley Heights neighborhood. Stick around for a beer at Blue Blaze after the leisurely ride.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Speedway Drive-In

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 7 p.m. | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: Grab some popcorn and snacks, load up the family, and watch a drive-in movie at the Speedway. This week’s featured movie is “The Sandlot.” Remember, there’s heroes and there’s legends: Heroes get remembered, but legends take their quarantine crew to see “The Sandlot.”

Cookie Decorating Essentials with SkillPop

Online | 7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: There’s no greater comfort food than cookies (IMO). Learn how to make custom designed sugar cookies in this beginner class. Note: You’ll get the cookie and icing recipes beforehand so you can prep for class.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Mike Phillips

Middle C Jazz | 9 p.m. | $26 | Details

Why you should go: World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips toured with Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. He’s a big deal in his own right, but just in case you need extra convincing, that should do it.

Music at the Met

Speedway | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring a blanket or some beach chairs and listen for a free local concert.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Paddle to Table

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 p.m. | $55 | Details

Why you should go: For $55, you get a guided flatwater paddle on the Catawba River and a chef-driven outdoor dining experience.

Comedian Sid Davis at Truist Field

Truist Field | 7:30 p.m. | $20-$35 | Details

Why you should go: Who doesn’t need some comedic relief right now? See Comedian Sid Davis live at the ballpark.


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