Weekday Planner: 13 cool things to do this week in Charlotte

Weekday Planner: 13 cool things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, JULY 27

Charlotte Pride Virtual Festival & Parade 2020

Online | Varies | Free | Details

Why you should go: Even though the Pride Parade is canceled this year, Charlotte is still hosting virtual celebrations. Expect a city-wide scavenger hunt and live streams of a virtual festival and parade.

Turpentine Exhibition

SOCO Gallery | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This is the last week to see the exhibition of new ceramic works by Los Angeles-based artist Brian Rochefort, along with paintings by Jess Fuller, Joanne Greenbaum, Sadie Laska, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

Outdoor Story Time with The Davidson Playhouse

Concert on the Green, Davidson | 10 a.m. | $4 donation | Details

Why you should go: Take your little one to story time and do a themed craft afterward. This week’s book is “The Hungry Little Caterpillar.”

TUESDAY, JULY 28

A Spirited Supper with Woodford Reserve

The Crunkleton | 6-9 p.m. | $150 per person, sold by the table only | Details

Why you should go: Expect a three-course meal and two cocktails and five Woodford Reserve bourbon samples. Tickets are sold by the table to ensure social distancing; five tables of two are left.

Open Air Virtual Studio Visit

Online | 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture for a behind-the-scenes look at exciting new art as it’s being created with artist Mario Moore. He will talk about his process, his inspiration, and the realities of living life as an artist without a safety net.

Live Stream 20 Minute Home Workout

Online | 9 a.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Take 20 minutes to get your day started with a quick sweat session. You don’t need equipment and the workout can be done at home.

Tiger King Trivia

Middle James Brewing | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Remember the “Tiger King” phase of quarantine? It feels like ages ago, but you can finally put that knowledge to the test.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Online | 6 p.m. | $90 | Details

Why you should go: You get three half bottles of wine, two cheeses plates, and access to the virtual pairing class. Friend date night?

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 a classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

THURSDAY, JULY 30

Summer Drive-In Series

The Music Yard | 7:30 p.m. | $10+ | Details

Why you should go: See a different performance every week from your car or sit outside at a socially distanced table — catch a movie on Thursdays and live performance on Friday. This week’s movie is “The Sandlot” and on Friday you can see multiple performances. Pro tip: While you’re there, you can grab food and drinks from SouthBound.

FRIDAY, JULY 31

CLT Art & Sole

Varies | 4-7 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Every Friday through August 7, you’ll be able to take a guided walking (or running) art tour of Charlotte using the RunGo app. There will be three distance options each week — short (1-2 miles), medium (3-4 miles), or long (5-7 miles) — to choose from. 

A Matthews Murder Mystery

Online | 4-7 p.m. | Free, $5-$10 donation suggested | Details

Why you should go: Watch this murder mystery unfold, and submit your guess by donating and proceeds will benefit the Matthews Help Center for coronavirus relief.

River Jam Run: Virtual Edition

You pick | Varies | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Losing your competitive edge? Sign up for a virtual 5k or 10k race, choose your own route, and submit your time. You have until noon on August 1 to submit your July time.


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