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

Weekday Planner: 13 cool things to do in Charlotte this week
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MONDAY, AUGUST 3

Topgolf Reopening

8024 Savoy Cooperate Drive | 10 a.m. | Varies | Details

Why you should go: Calling all golf fans! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting fore (ha): Topgolf is reopening. You’ll have to wear a mask and bays are spread out to ensure social distancing.

Zoom and Recipes

Online | 6-7:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Start meal prepping like a pro with four recipes, a meal prepping guide, and access to zoom to cook the recipes live with a health coach. (You may want to book a seat early, or for next week so you have time to grocery shop.)

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Oysters 101

Online | 6-7:30 p.m. | $65 | Details

What: If Italian food and cocktails aren’t your thing, or you already have those covered, learn how to prepare and shuck oysters with Sea Level NC, The Waterman, and ACE No. 3. The $65 covers the course and an appetizer, one dozen oysters with toppings and accompaniments, choice of beer or wine, and your own shucking knife to keep. Love this for a date night.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Learning How to Learn: Mindsets that Enable Change Virtual Session

Online | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join BLKTECHCLT and Flatiron School for a virtual session on how to discover and embrace a growth mindset: the belief that skills and talent can be developed. Hear from one of Flatiron School’s Educational Coaches on best practices in developing your growth mindset and participate alongside others in navigating change.

Rosa Parks Farmers Market

2020 Beatties Ford Road | 3-7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This weekly farmers market features farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Social distancing and mask wearing is required.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Paddle to Table

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 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?]

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, “Grease.”

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Online | 6 p.m. | $90 | Details

Why you should go: Hello roomie or date night. $90 gets you a flight of at least three different wines, two cheese boards, and access to the workshop, led by Josh Villapando, owner of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, and Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop

“Triangle Moon” & “Towards Another Picture” Exhibitions

SOCO Gallery | All day | Free | Details

Why you should go: SOCO Gallery presents two solo exhibitions, “Triangle Moon,” large-scale “light paintings” by New York-based artist Liz Nielsen, and “Towards Another Picture,” new paintings by Charlotte-based artist Holly Keogh.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

IPA Day Virtual Tasting Pack

Online | 6:30 p.m. | $40 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate IPA Day with a tasting pack that includes IPA swag, snacks, and two cans each of IPA Hop Drop ‘n Roll and Radio Haze. Plus, you’ll get a virtual guided beer tasting and education session with head brewer, Chad Henderson.

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. This week’s movie is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Pro tip: While you’re there, you can grab food and drinks from SouthBound.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

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. 

Modern Art with Gold Leaf

Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: In this SkillPop class, abstract artist Kelly Aiken of Copeley Designs will teach you how to make abstract art with gold leafing. You’ll get a list of materials beforehand, because you’ll have to gather the materials on your own.


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