Agenda Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week

Agenda Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Hamburger Giveaway at Harriet’s Hamburgers

Optimist Hall stall | All week long starting at 11 a.m. | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: To kick off the start of in-person ordering, Harriet’s Hamburgers is giving away free orders to five random ticket numbers each day this week. Receiving guests will be notified after they place their order.

[Related Agenda guide: Best burgers in Charlotte]

Raw: Global Seafood Dishes Workshop Livestream

Online | 6-7:30 p.m. | $65 | Details

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Why you should go: Learn about the various ways to prepare raw and marinated fresh seafood dishes. Brett Fladstein, Executive Chef at Sea Level NC and Ace No. 3, will assist you in preparing an appetizer and four-course meal of Ceviche, Poke, Crudo, Carpaccio, and Sashimi.

Yoga At Free Will Craft + Vine

3701 N Davidson St. | 6-7 p.m. | $15 General Public, $5 SweatNET Members | Details

Why you should go: Join Carly of Be Yoga for a relaxing yoga flow that will help you unwind and tune into your breath. Class is limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing. Bring a yoga mat and water.

Fall Cheeseboard Creation with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:15 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to create a Pinterest-perfect charcuterie board for the fall with local cheese enthusiast and caterer, Tori Tippin. She’ll teach you the art of cheese placement, cutting, pairing, and even choosing the right cheese board. Plus, learn how to make the “salami river,” a popular meat folding technique.

[Related Agenda guide: 15 must-try charcuterie and cheese boards in Charlotte]

Charlotte Young Professionals Mixer (#YPMixerCLT)

Online | Varies | Free | Details

Why you should go: Network and connect with other young professionals in Charlotte. This year’s #YPMixerCLT event is going virtual and will give participants the opportunity to learn about local philanthropy and be informed of the many ways to give back and invest in the community. The virtual event runs through September 25.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Young Black Leadership Alliance: Community Conversation and Q&A on Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice

Online | noon to 2 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Tune in for a virtual discussion on solutions to racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Event panelists include Kerr Putney, Former CMPD Chief of Police, Major Mike Campagna, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Spencer Merriweather, Mecklenburg County District Attorney, and Attorney Yolanda Trotman.

Rooftop workout with “JFIT” and Hygge Wellness

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

Why you should go: Join Jamie Eastley of Hygge Wellness for a rooftop workout. This class will cover strength training, cardio, and core exercises.  All fitness levels welcome. Class is limited to 40 people to allow for social distancing. Bring a mat and water.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Charlotte Film Festival

Online | September 23-27 | $50 all-access pass | Details 

Why you should go: Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy because this year’s Charlotte Film Festival is going virtual. This weeklong festival will feature dozens of independent films from around the world. All film enthusiasts welcome.

Yoga at The Yard

The Music Yard | 6-7 | $15 | 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.

Speakeasy Cocktails with Dot Dot Dot

Online | 8 p.m. | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn about the history and evolution of classic cocktails like the Gimlet, Sazerac, Sidecar, and Manhattan. Luckily, you won’t have to “speak easy” about this cocktail class.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

5 Points Realty x Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band Community Fundraiser

Online | 5-7 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Briley Burris of 5 Points Realty has partnered with Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band to raise money for the Children’s Craniofacial Association. One donation equals one entry into the giveaway which includes a 2-night stay at an Airbnb in Plaza Midwood, a 2-night stay at an Airbnb near Asheville, a YETI cooler plus accessories, a Bose speaker, and gift certificates to local breweries and restaurants like The Goodyear House. $3500 in donations have been collected so far, but you can bid until the day of. The winner will be announced live during Josh Daniel’s Quarantine Series show.

9th annual Pink Pint Night by Charlotte Radiology and NoDa Brewery

Online | 6 p.m. | Prices Vary | Details 

Why you should go: Join Charlotte Radiology for the 9th annual, first-ever-virtual Pink Pint Night. This annual fundraiser plays an integral role in the fight against breast cancer by providing essential screening and diagnostic mammograms for local uninsured women through the Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK. You can participate by making a donation, bidding on items in the virtual auction, or by going to a beer flight tasting at NoDa Brewing Co. Money raised benefits Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK by providing free, life-saving mammograms to women across Charlotte.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

U-Pick Pumpkins

Cotton Hills Farm | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Prices vary | Details 

Why you should go: Go pumpkin picking on the largest pumpkin farm in South Carolina. U-Pick will be offered every weekend through October 10.

[Related Agenda guide: Fall guide 2020: 25 must-do fall activities in and around Charlotte]

12th Annual Mecktoberfest

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is hosting its 12th annual Mecktoberfest — Charlotte’s most popular Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy live music in the 10.5-acre Biergarten and authentic German-fare such as pork schnitzel, German potato salad, and Bavarian pretzels with Copper bier cheese. In addition to their multi-award-winning Mecktoberfest Märzen Lager, all of OMB’s year-round brews will be on tap throughout the celebration. Mecktoberfest is a kid-friendly and dog-friendly event. Masks are required and capacity is limited to allow for adequate social distancing.

Lua Flora at Camp North End

Camp North End | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head out to Camp North End to hear Asheville music group Lua Flora perform on Keswick Stage. The Reggae, World Folk group has opened for bands such as Satsang and Dangermuffin.

Speedway Drive-In Concert Series: Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler

Charlotte Motor Speedway | Gates at 6 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m | $130+ per vehicle | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy back-to-back nights of live music at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler for night one. Max six people per vehicle. Outside food and beverage permitted.

Ballantyne Drive-In Movie Series: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

14120 Ballantyne Corp Pl | 6-9:30 p.m. | $30 per vehicle | Details

Why you should go: The Northwood Office is starting a Ballantyne Drive-In Movie Series and the first screening will be The BFG (2016) based on the classic 1982 children’s book by Roald Dahl. There will be music, from the Maki Taco food truck, and other activities starting at 6 p.m. in the Cullman Park Building Parking Lot. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sounds on the Square featuring Jason Jet and Christian Johnson

Spirit Square | 7-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head out to Spirit Square on College Street to hear comedian Christian Johnson followed by indie-soul artist, Jason Jet. This is an outdoor event and socially distanced seating will be available for the first 50 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by card only. A live stream of this event will be shared on the Blumenthal Facebook page. Face masks are required.

The Groove Yard feat. Marvel Years

The Music Yard | 7-10:30 p.m. | $70+ per vehicle | Details

Why you should go: Retro-funk artist Marvel Years is going to turn The Music Yard into The Groove Yard. He’ll be joined by the up and coming electro-soul artist Phyphr with opening support from Charlotte’s own kckbck.

Laugh at Lenny

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 8-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Have a laugh and a beer at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. This outdoor, socially distanced comedy show will have a line up of some of North Carolina’s best comedians. Seating in groups of two and four, all spaced six feet apart.


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