This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by Charlotte Country Day School. If you’re looking at private schools in Charlotte for your kids, tune in to Country Day’s Virtual Info Session this Thursday, October 1 at 11 a.m. You can learn more about the admissions process for the 2021-22 school year from Mark Reed, Head of School, and Nancy Eringhaus, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Plus, stay tuned for more virtual admissions events throughout the season.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Black Boy Exhibit at 9.18.9 Studio Gallery
8838 Balsam Bay Road | 5-9 p.m. through September 30th | Free | Details
Why you should go: This mixed-media collection explores the complexities of growing up Black. The works by local artist Gil Horne, Jr. are deeply personal and designed to portray to Black boys in a different light.
Mobile Photography with Skillpop
Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Step up your social media game with this virtual mobile photography class. Blogger and photographer, Chrissie Nelson Rotko will teach you the essentials of smartphone photography including composition, lighting, and editing. The class will wrap up by putting your new skills to the test.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Celebrate National Coffee Day at CupLux
3115 Freedom Drive | 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Menu Pricing | Details
Why you should go: Coffee lovers this is your day. In honor of National Coffee Day, CupLux Coffee is offering $3 Pumpkin Spice Lattes and $1 drip coffee.
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Rooftop Workout with Sculpt Method
1111 Metropolitan Ave | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Free for SweatNet members, $15 general public | Details
Why you should go: Join Brittany Carden and Katy Knowles of SCULPT METHOD for a rooftop class that combines yoga, pilates, barre, HIIT, and cardio. This rhythm-based workout will work muscles you didn’t even know you had and leave you sweating. Bring a mat, a bottle of water, and a light set of weights (optional). Class is limited to 40 people to ensure social distancing.
Charlotte Symphony: On Tap Live @ NoDa Brewing
NoDa Brewing Company | 7-9 p.m. | $15 in-person, $10 live stream | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is kicking off On Tap, an outdoor concert series of intimate orchestra experiences that can be enjoyed live from NoDa Brewing Company’s beer garden, or live streamed from the comfort of your home. Each concert will feature a different group of CSO musicians and arrangements from a diverse range of composers.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Edit Charlotte Pre-Loved Clothing Sale
2041 South Blvd (Cleveland Ave entrance) | 4-8 p.m., through Oct. 3 | Free to attend | Details
Why you should go: Shop gently-used designer items at the Edit Charlotte fall/winter sale happening today through this Saturday (10/3). Find pieces by Balenciaga, Golden Goose, Givenchy, and Celine among others.
Hydro Dipping at the Charlotte Makers Space
900 Pressley Road | 5-6 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Learn this painting skill that’s taking the internet by storm. The class will teach you how to use spray paint and water to transform an ordinary object into an artistic masterpiece. You’ll also learn how hydro dipping is done professionally and how to do it at home.
Yoga at The Yard
The Music Yard | 6-7 p.m. | $15 | Details
Why you should go: Wind down your Wednesday with a yoga class hosted by Be Yoga. After class, attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on food & drinks from Southbound restaurant next door. Class is limited to 20 people to ensure safe social distancing. Bring a yoga mat and water.
Orrman’s Cheese Shop Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting
Online | 6-7:30 p.m. | $90 per package | Details
Why you should go: Gather around the table for a virtual workshop that explores various wine & cheese pairings. This workshop will be led by Josh Villapando, owner of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, and Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop.
Southern Strain Brewing Company Weekly Run Club
165 Brumley Avenue NE, Suite 3001 | 6:15-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Go for a run in downtown Concord with the Southern Strain Brewing Company Run Club. Join the group for a 2 or 4-mile run every Wednesday followed by a post-run grub down at Hot Box Next Level Kitchen.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Live Music Thursdays at Mac’s Speed Shop
19601 Liverpool Pkwy | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free to attend | Details
Why you should go: Head to Mac’s Speed Shop in Lake Norman for live music featuring Pluto for Planet, delicious BBQ, and “Thirst-day” drink specials. Masks required.
Fall Awakening at The Music Yard
2433 South Boulevard | 7-11 p.m. | $90-$120 per carload | Details
Why you should go: Fall is here, and The Music Yard is rolling out its fall drive-in concert series. This weekend, you can catch performances from Manic Focus a Chicago-based EDM producer who’s taken to the stages of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp Music Festival to name a few. There will also be music from Wilmington-based electronic artist Dredlok, and saxophonist/ DJ Clark on the Sax.
Jazz and Soul with John Shaughnessy at Middle C Jazz
300 S Brevard St | 7 p.m. | $18 club seating | Details
Why you should go: Bassist John Shaughnessy presents an evening of soulful jazz and R&B along with vocalists Omari Wilkerson and Gigi Mack. Enjoy craft cocktails and small plates in club or patio seating.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
U-Pick Pumpkins at Cotton Hill Farms
2575 Lowrys Hwy | 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]
Ballantyne Drive-In Movie Series: The BFG
Cullman Park Building Parking Lot, 14120 Ballantyne Corp Place | 6-9:30 p.m. | $30 per vehicle | Details
Why you should go: A new Ballantyne drive-in movie series will have its first screening of The Big Friendly Giant. There will be music, from the Maki Taco food truck, and other activities starting at 6 p.m. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
Haunted History Tour at Historic Rosedale
3427 N. Tryon St. | 7-8 p.m. | $20 | Details
Why you should go: If you’re interested in the supernatural, the Historic Rosedale Haunted History Tours are back. Take a guided tour of the gardens and grounds surrounding the historic 1815 house and reconstructed blacksmith shop. Masks are required and tours are limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing.
JUSTICE exhibition premiere by SouthEnd ARTS
Online | 7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: SouthEnd ARTS presents JUSTICE, the first in a series of virtual art gallery exhibitions. The premiere will feature a diverse cast of creators and artists, including Tommie Robinson, one of Charlotte’s most influential Black artists.
The Haunted Trail at “Scarrigan” Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | $30 per person | Details
Why you should go: Grab your face mask (spooky or not) and prepare to be scared. In October, Carrigan Farms is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. Not recommended for children under 12 and face masks are required.
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