Weekday planner: 23 things to do in Charlotte this week

Pop to Now: Warhol and His Legacy

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | Sept. 10 – Jan. 2 | $9 | Details

Why you should go: The exhibition features works of art from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, who have inspired generations of artists around the world.

Tablao Flamenco

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 7:30 p.m $35+ | Details

Why you should go: The Stage Door Theater will transform into a vibrant Spanish dance club. Experience the world-class lineup of international artists up close at a cabaret table, or sit back in an elevated theater seat.

Charlotte International Arts Festival

City-wide | Sept.16 – Oct.2 | Free+ | Details

Why you should go: The Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. With over 200 attractions, many free, this festival has something for everyone.

Hi-Wire take over and raffle

Skiptown | 4pm-9pm | $10+ | Details

Why you should go: Every Hi-Wire beer you purchase between the 20th and 27th will enter you to win a raffle that includes Hi-Wire merch, a $20 bar credit to Skiptown and an annual bar membership.

Mad Miles Run Club

Camp North End | 6:30-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: All paces are welcome. Meet up address is: 1701 N Graham St.

Luminarium – Architects of Air

11611 N Community House Rd | 9:39am-6:30pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: The art exhibit is a sensory experience of light, color and sound. Walk around sculptures featured in places like the Guggenheim in Spain and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Fall Gardening Basics

Online | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details

Why you should go: This class is appropriate for beginners or intermediate home food growers looking to expand their repertoire.

Wines Around the World

1520 S Tryon St | 5-9pm | $106 | Details

Why you should go: Each guest will enjoy 20 wine tastings from various regions of the world. Each table will feature two small bites that pair with the wines.

Wednesday Night Live

Levine Center for the Arts | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The series features attractions like thought-provoking exhibitions and live musical performances. WNL launches Wednesday, Sept. 21, with a block party in Uptown. WNL attendees also get free admission to the Mint Museum, Bechtler, and Harvey B. Gantt Center every Wednesday from 5-9pm.

Wednesday Night Live: Live Art Demo with Ricky Singh

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture | 4:45-5:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Muralist Ricky Singh will paint live right outside the Gantt’s front door for two hours. You can show up and watch Singh as he spray paints a triptych (three-panel) piece, providing information on his artistic process and materials, as well as sharing his experience creating social justice murals around the city.

North End Farmers Market

Camp North End | 4-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Every Wednesday from April to October, expect an eclectic mix of farmers and other small businesses popping up along Keswick Avenue between the Mount and Keswick districts.

Pups, Paints & Pints

Skiptown | 6-8pm | $50 | Details

Why you should go: Skiptown Founder’s Mural artist, Seann Vicente, will teach you how to paint your pup. Supplies are provided.

Ebony Stewart: Poems from a Gully Princess

Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 7:30 p.m $15 | Details

Why you should go: Ebony Stewart (also known as the Gully Princess) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist. As a Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion, her work aims to validate the human experience and provide a layered perspective of mental wellness by recalling through poetry, storytelling and reflection.

River Jam at the White Water Center

White Water Center | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Jam out to music by The Contenders, known for their songs Remember the Taker and Dance Me a Number.

Craft the Perfect Cheeseboard

Online | 7:15-8pm | $24 | Details

Why you should go: Join Tori Tippin, caterer and cheese enthusiast behind CLT Cheese Chick, as she teaches you the tips and tricks of styling the perfect cheese board.

Harry Potter outdoor movie screening

1320 South Church St. | Sundown | Free | Details

Why you should go: Every Thursday through the end of October enjoy free outdoor movies at Craft. Bring your friends, family and pups out to enjoy popular movies each week.

Fall Favorites Cocktail Class at Billy Sunday

Optimist Hall | 6:30-8:30pm | $55 | Details

Why you should go: Join Billy Sunday Charlotte for an introduction to classic cocktails, tools of the trade, and basics of bartending. This class will focus on fall produce and flavors and together you will work to make three cocktails, talk about the history behind them, and drink them of course.

Show Up volunteering event at Sycamore

Sycamore Brewing | 6pm-8pm | $50 | Details

Why you should go: Assemble care packs for children in foster care and help prep paper angels for Children’s Hope Alliance’s holiday kick-off of giving back. Ticket includes: food truck and drink tickets, event swag, live music, hands-on participation, access to social hour and a monetary donation to the nonprofit.

Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

Charlotte Motor Speedway | Sept. 23 – September 25 | $30+ | Details

Why you should go: Every ticket is a pit pass, giving you access to the drivers and crews who power the National Hot Rod Association’s 11,000-horsepower machines to their limits.

Jazz @ The Gantt

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture | Sept. 23-24 | $65 | Details

Why you should go: Wrap up the week by enjoying a live performance from world-class musicians Anthony Wonsey Quintet, featuring trumpeter, Wallace Roney, Jr.

Brunch cooking at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd. Suite #100 | 6-9pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to make scotch egg – soft-boiled egg with local Windy Hill sausage, potato hash with blistered tomatoes and Dutch baby with blackberry anglaise.

Oktoberfest at Wooden Robot

1440 South Tryon St. | Sept. 23-24 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Wooden Robot Brewery invited breweries from all over the region to make their best Oktoberfest beer using a traditional Fest Malt, grown in Bavaria. They’ll have music, food and fun while serving festbiers from 11 different breweries.

Buff Faye’s “MEAN GIRLS” Drag Diner

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille | 7-9pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy Charlotte’s longest-running drag brunch and give back to your local community. The ticket includes food served family-style, the fabulous show and a donation to a local charity.


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