Weekday Planner: 20 things to do in Charlotte this week

ice cream contest

Uptown Charlotte (100 South Tryon Street) | 11am-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Cool down with a free ice cream cone, courtesy of iHeart Radio.

Beginner Beats & Breaths Yoga

Sycamore Brewery | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $12 | Details

Why you should go: Hit the hip-hop hits with instructor Camryn Karns, then grab a drink after class.

CLTFREESKATE Summer Sessions

Victoria shipyards | 3pm-10pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: It’s Latin day at the rink, so bring your skates and swing around while you dance. If you’re not a skater, just go for hanging out and people watching.

Roof strength and stretch with Onward

metropolitan | 6-6.45pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Work out during this 45-minute strength-based group workout led by Jenna Spenlau of Onward CLT.

Homemade summer fruit pies

Skill Pop Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $24 | Details

Why you should go: Keia Mastrianni, owner of Milk Glass Pie, will show you how to make a centerpiece-worthy peach and blackberry pie.

CLT Social Club: Happy Hour

Suffolk Hallmark | 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. | $32 | Details

Why you should go: Are you looking to make friends? Charlotte TikToker and Friendship Facilitator Katey Shehan are hosting a hangout where you can enjoy drinks and charcuterie and meet new friends.

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Gilde Beer Dinner

Gilde Brewery | 7 p.m. | $85 | Details

Why you should go: This culinary experience will showcase authentic German flavors through a series of dishes and beer pairings. Purchase tickets by emailing [email protected] or calling the brewery at (980) 613-8454.

Diamond Night Defenders

Field Truist | 7:04 p.m. | $14-$57 | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The team will take to the field wearing special Iron Man jerseys for game night. Spider Man and Iron Man will also be there.

Girls’ night

Factory Luck Games | 6pm-10pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Have a fun game night with the girls playing classic games or learning new ones. Admission is buy-one-get-one-free.

Silent Book Club with That’s Novel Books

Local (300 Camp Road) | 6pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring what you read and read with others.

Skip for your beer: a charity walk for dogs

Skiptown | 6:30 p.m. | Free, suggested donation of $10 | Details

Why you should go: Join Work For Your Beer, Skiptown and Outdoor Voices to walk for a cause. Walkers will be able to choose their distance (1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles). Your $10 donation gets you a day pass to Skiptown, a goody bag and entry to win big ticket items from Outdoor Voices.

How to buy a house

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

Why you should go: Buying a home doesn’t have to be intimidating. Join real estate agent Kim Parati virtually as she walks you through the home buying process and shares her tips for creating a strategy.

Crossroads Cinema

North Camp | 8pm-10pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Bring a lawn chair and catch a screening of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The film will be shown on a giant screen with surround sound and there will be retro arcade games (free), as well as food vendors and local drinks.

Friends at Gōl Places Garth Brooks Concert Tailgate

704 Morris Street | 3 p.m. | Free or $50 for an all-you-can-eat pass | Details

Why you should go: Join Gōl for two tailgate nights before the Garth Brooks concerts. Bodega Food Wagon will be on site, along with live music from the Cougar Mountain Boys, garden games and drinks.

Garth Brooks

Bank of America Stadium | 7 p.m. | $79.41 | Details

Why you should go: Garth Brooks’ long-awaited concert is finally here after being rescheduled four times due to the pandemic. This will be the first night of Brooks’ two-night showdown in Queen City – the second show is on Saturday, July 16.

Related story: Garth Brooks adds second date to Charlotte

Choose your project: terrarium workshop

PlantHouse | 6.30-8pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Plan a date or an outing with friends to create your own terrarium. The staff will guide you through the process and send you some plant care tips.

blue man group

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | July 15-17; hours vary | $29.50 | Details

Why you should go: The global sensation known as the Blue Man Group comes to Charlotte for a weekend of performances.

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Feed your soul with a full lineup of talented local poets.

Corrado comedy show

Midnight Mulligan | 8-9:30 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: Have a laugh and a beer. Tickets for the show include a beer.

Afro Soca Love: Charlotte Black-Owned Marketplace + Afterparty

Black Box Theater | 9 p.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Show your support for local Black-owned businesses and check out some of the vendors who will be on hand. Expect food from African, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin vendors, live music and dancing, and a photo booth.

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