Agenda Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week in Charlotte

Agenda Weekday Planner: 15 things to do this week in Charlotte
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Harriet’s Hamburgers Opening

Optimist Hall | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: Harriet’s Hamburgers debuts at Optimist Hall today. For its first week, the food stall will cater to online orders and scheduled pickups only. All pickups can be done from its exterior pickup window.

Charlotte Welcoming Week 2020

Online | Varies | Free | Details 

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Why you should go: Celebrate the rich diversity our city has to offer through a series of online events and discussions. Anyone can be part of Welcoming Week by joining or hosting their own events. Events run through September 20.

Advanced Home Bartending with SkillPop

 Online |  7- 8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Up your at-home bartending skills with this virtual workshop. Chad Whittington, bar manager of Dilworth Tasting Room, will review basic techniques from his Home Bartending Basics class, and share new ways to elevate your cocktails at home using blended syrups, liqueurs, bitters & Amaros.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Healthy Fall Dinners Cooking Class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd Suite # 100 | 6:30-9 p.m. | $70 per person | Details

Why you should go: In this cooking class, Chef Alyssa will show you how to prepare a meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients. By the end of the class, you will have prepared Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a Carolina Rice Bowl with Seared Snapper, cabbage slaw, and chili sauce, and Mixed Berry and Goat Cheese Galette. This class is recommended for beginner to intermediate levels.

Barre at The Metropolitan

1111 Metropolitan Ave | 6:30-7:30 | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for General Public | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy views of the skyline during this rooftop barre class. Your instructor for the evening, Jess Del Vecchio, will help you sculpt, tone, and work your full body. Class is limited to 25 people to ensure social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

An Evening with Dr. Bernice A. King

 Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $15 for non-members, $5 for Levine Museum general members| Details

Why you should go: The Levine Museum of the New South hosts Dr. Bernice A. King, the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, for a timely conversation on how our community and nation can move forward together in a world of growing racial and political divisiveness. The conversation, titled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” is the latest in a series of events hosted by Levine Museum addressing social justice and the fight for racial equity.

Dockside Cinema

Papa Docs Shore Club | 8-10 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Sit dockside for the screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on a massive 22-foot outdoor screen. Order dinner, snacks, and drinks, and enjoy a night of entertainment.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Lather, Rinse, Repeat an Exhibition by Summer Wheat

SOCO Gallery | Sept. 16-Nov. 6 | Free | Details

Why you should go: New York-based artist, Summer Wheat, is unveiling her first solo exhibition — Lather, Rinse, Repeat — at SOCO Gallery.  The installation features five large-scale paintings. It will coincide with an exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown, which reopens September 25.

Yoga At The Yard

The Music Yard | 6-7 p.m. | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for General Public | Details

Why you should go: Wind down your Wednesday with a yoga class at The Music Yard. After class, attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on food & drinks from Southbound. Class is limited to 20 people to ensure safe social distancing. Bring a yoga mat and water.

Kendra Scott Pop-up Shop Soiree

220 East Trade Street | 6-8:30 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Shop for a good cause at the Kendra Scott pop-up event. 20% of your purchase will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Light bites and craft cocktails will be provided. A portion of drink sales will be donated back to Children’s Miracle Network.

University City Wine Fest

Varies | Varies | $35+ | Details

Why you should go: The five-day-long festival starts at the Shoppes at University Place where you can sip your favorite wines from the boardwalk or a paddleboat. You can also participate in a wine dinner, a sip and shop event, or a rosé brunch later in the week. There’s also a wine tasting event at Armored Cow Brewing on Saturday.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

How to Care for Houseplants with Skillpop

 Online | 5-6:30 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Join Jasmine, expert gardener, and owner of Black Girls with Gardens, for a crash-course that will provide you with the actionable steps on how to assess and care for any houseplant. Jasmine will cover plant basics and provide a comprehensive yet simple approach to successfully maintaining your houseplant.

Total Body Strength at the Metropolitan

1111 Metropolitan Ave | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNET Members, $15 for General Public | Details

Why you should go: Head to the rooftop of the Metropolitan for a full-body workout led by fitness instructor Jen Dufresne. In this class, Jen will guide you through a set of exercises that use your bodyweight to build strength. Class is limited to 25 people to ensure social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

Shakedown Street: A Night of Grateful Dead

The Music Yard | 7-10:30 p.m. | $115+ per carload | Details

Why you should go: Head to The Music Yard this Thursday or Friday for a drive-in concert celebrating the legacy and music of The Grateful Dead. Music will be played by Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band. You might recognize Josh Daniel from his daily quarantine concert sessions, where he plays music to lift the spirits of neighbors and online viewers. He started the session back in March and how now played over 160 consecutive shows. Car-side food and beverage service will be provided by SouthBound.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Make Your Own Hand Scrub

The Ballantyne Spa Café | 5 p.m. | $ 20 per person | Details 

Why you should go: This fall, The Ballantyne Hotel is launching a series of special, themed weekends — the first being “Wellness Weekend.” Guests will be able to create their own hand scrub drawing from a selection of essential oils, organic avocado, and coconut oil. Package your scrub in a provided glass jar and continue the pampering at home. Registration required.


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