Agenda of the week: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week

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Fancy Cake Donuts

NoDa Brewery | 6:30 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a beer (or soft drink) while you decorate tasty cake donuts.

Webinar for First Time Home Buyers

Online | 5:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Samara Brown of Savvy + Co. Real Estate will give you insight into how much you really need for a down payment, what happens between contract and closing, and other keys to home ownership.

An Evening of Art with Jimmie Johnson and EV Day

The Uptown Currency Museum | 6pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a conversation between NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and artist EV Day as they discuss their meeting and the inspiration behind a sculpture Day created for Johnson.

Decorating cookies

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 6 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Design and decorate your own cookies using royal icing.

Knights vs. Indianapolis

Field Truist | 6:35 p.m. | $12 to $57 | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights as they take on Indianapolis. It’s also Star Wars Day at the stadium so fans can meet their favorite characters from the movies.

Open Air: Interview with Myra Greene

Online | 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center for a virtual chat with textile artist Myra Greene.

North Farmer’s Market

North camp | 4pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Farmers Market is back for the season, so check out the local vendors and pick up a few items on your grocery list.

Wednesday night live

The Bechtler | 5pm-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Explore galleries for free and enjoy live karaoke performances.

Pull down Charlotte

Camp North End (Boileryard event space) | May 11-15 | $5 per screening; $40 All Access Pass | Details

Why you should go: This film festival provides a space for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to express themselves and share their experiences on the big screen.

Condado Tacos South End Grand Opening

Condado Tacos | 11am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get a free taco with purchase on opening day and $5 margaritas all day. Plus, the first 100 people will win a free taco every week for an entire year through Condado’s “Yum of Yum” giveaway.

Atherton Nights

Atherton Mill | May 12, June 9 and July 14; 5pm-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: On some evenings, Atherton Mill will transform into an open-air concert venue with live entertainment and over 30 local vendors.

A night at the museum

Uptown Mint Museum | 5pm-9pm | $75 to $100 | Details

Why you should go: This event aims to showcase local chefs and celebrate produce from Carolina farms.

River Jam Run: Race Edition

Whitewater center | 5:30 p.m. | $20 to $25 | Details

Why you should go: Take part in this 5 km and 10 km track race on the second Thursday of each month until September.

Cocktail 101 Course “Patio Punches”

Billy Sunday | 6.30-8pm | $55 | Details

Why you should go: This course will provide an introduction to classic cocktails, the tools of the trade, and some bartending basics. The ticket includes a welcome cocktail.

Power After Hours Cardio Dance

Ballantyne Backyard (11611 North Community House Rd.) | 6-7 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This hybrid fitness class combines plyometrics, HIIT and other movements to create an energetic and fun workout. The course is broadcast via DropSound “silent disco” headphones.

Inaugural Brewer’s Dinner

Gilde | 7 p.m. | $80 | Details

Why you should go: Discover authentic German flavors with a five-course meal and selected beer pairings. The menu includes dishes like cod ceviche, pork belly and a brown butter cookie with pickled strawberry gel.

Nature exploration weekend Place of discovery

Blue Ridge Mountains | May 13-15 | $250+ | Details

Why you should go: Spend a weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains enjoying the fresh air and plenty of outdoor adventures.

Crayola IDEAworks: Grand Opening Weekend

Camp North End (historic Ford building) | 10am-8pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Experience CNE’s latest interactive exhibition with digital and hands-on activations.

Read more: Crayola Interactive Exhibit Opening at Camp North End in May

Can I hit him?

Fonta Flora Brewery | 12pm-5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to the bar for live music, a cellar sale, and wild beers on tap.

spring chicken

Chef Alyssa’s kitchen | 12pm-3pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to break down a chicken and prepare it in three different ways.

Party of Decades: The Night of the 90s

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get out your Jnco jeans and Tamagotchi for a night of movies, music and a 90s costume contest.


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