Planner of the week: 23 fun things to do in Charlotte, including concerts and the Panthers Fan Fest
Skill Pop Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $24 | Details
Why you should go: Content Creator and Photographer Chris Rodarte (@rodartes.corner) will help you up your mobile photography game. It will cover some of the fundamental techniques like composition, lighting and editing.
Guided Meditation Series
Selenite beauty | second Tuesdays; 6-7 p.m. | Free; mandatory registration | Details
Why you should go: Start your week with a guided meditation that will leave you feeling calm and refreshed.
Well: CorePower Yoga
Optimist Hall (patio above El Thrifty) | 6-7 p.m. | Free; mandatory registration | Details
Why you should go: Bring a mat, towel and water and end your day moving to the sound of music.
Wednesday evening live at the Bechtler: games evening
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5pm-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring the family or a group of friends to play games like cornhole and giant Jenga in the Plaza or pinball and Bechtler bingo in the galleries. Current exhibitions include “The Bechtler Collection” and “Jean Tinguely: A Life in Motion”
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.
Encanto: the cine-concert to sing
PNC Music Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. | $29.50 | Details
Why you should go: This one-of-a-kind movie viewing experience will have a live band performing the Encanto soundtrack as it plays on the big screen.
Full Moon Paddle
Mount Holly Landing (724 Elm Avenue) | August 10-11; 8:30-10 p.m. | $60 | Details
Why you should go: Watch the moon rise as you kayak this scenic, undisturbed section of the Catawba River. This adventure is for beginners to experienced paddlers. Kayaks, PFDs, lights, paddles and even s’mores around a bonfire will be provided.
Mobile blood drive
Midnight Mulligan | 4pm-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: If you can, consider being a donor at this local blood drive. All donors will receive a $20 gift card to Midnight Mulligan.
River Jam Run: Race Edition
Whitewater center | 5.30pm-8pm | $20 to $25 | Details
Why you should go: Take your off-road run for a 5k or 10k run through the Centre’s extensive trail network. Held every second Thursday of the month.
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.
Real Talks About Buying a Home for Millennials
South End Resident Culture | 6pm-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get the information you need from top real estate experts to navigate today’s housing market and get the home you want.
Happy Hours Cocktail Class: Pitchers of Summer Punch
Billy Sunday | 6pm-8pm | $55 | Details
Why you should go: Learn how to whip up the perfect summer punch with the help of Billy Sunday’s drink expert, Stephanie Andrews. All ingredients and tools will be provided and of course you can enjoy your drink creation after the class.
Wiz Khalifa & Logic – Vinyl Verse Tour
PNC Music Pavilion | 6:30 p.m. | $29.50+ | Details
Why you should go: Grammy-nominated artists Wiz Khalifa and Logic will share the stage in an energy-packed performance featuring new collaborations and some throwbacks.
North Camp | 7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s Thursday at Camp North End, which means it’s time for another big screen feature film. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for a Clueless screening.
Panthers Fan Fest
Bank of America Stadium | Doors: 5:30 p.m.; Training: 7 p.m. | $5 | Details
Why you should go: Get ready for the upcoming season and check out the Panthers as they practice on the stadium field. There will be performances from the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew, as well as a fireworks display and laser show to cap off the evening.
QC Comedy Experience Launch Show
Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 7:30 p.m. | $10 | Details
Why you should go: Get ready to laugh out loud with a mix of stand-up and improv shows.
Household presents: RHUNE
Charlotte Basin | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Free before 11 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. | Details
Why you should go: House artist RHUNE is joined by local DJ DOMii for a fun night of bass and electronic dance music.
10 years, still here – Celebrating a decade of dogs
Lucky Dog barks and brews Steele Creek | August 12-14 | Price | Details
Why you should go: In honor of its 10th anniversary, Lucky Dog is hosting a weekend-long celebration at its three locations. Spend Friday in Uptown for live music from Rumor Mill. The Lake Norman site will have live music on Saturday and the Steele Creek site will have even more performances on Sunday.
CLT Open Skating Summer Sessions
Victoria Shipyards | 3pm-10pm | $20 to $30 | Details
Why you should go: Join CLT Free Skate for its very first outdoor roller skating session. There will be music, food trucks and other vendors.
Keys N Krates
The Court of Music | 6 p.m. | $25+ | Details
Why you should go: Check out the sample-based sounds of Keys N Krates as they make their Music Yard debut for a special sunset set.
Keith Urban – The Speed of Now World Tour
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $29.50 | Details
Why you should go: Sing along to the hits of country music legend Keith Urban.
Beer Garden Movie Night: Shrek
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Head to the dining room for a screening of perennial favorite Shrek. There will be free popcorn and drinks available for purchase.
An Emo & Pop Punk slumber party
South end of Amos | 9 p.m. | $12 to $15 | Details
Why you should go: Wrap up in your comfiest pajamas or onesie to dance along to classic emo and pop punk songs. The setlist includes artists like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Paramore.
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