Weekday planner: 17 fun things to do in Charlotte this week, including the 40th anniversary of HeroesCon

Make Music Day

Uptown and South End | 11am to 5:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Music will fill the streets of Uptown and South End from 8am to 9pm.

Floral Arranging in the Garden

The Duke Mansion | 6pm | $135 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn how to create a beautiful flower arrangement with the help of Karen Greenoe of Lily Greenthumb’s. All supplies and flowers will be provided.

Rooftop African Dance with Niche

The Metropolitan | 6-7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Learn the fundamental movements of traditional West African dance in this 60-minute class. You don’t have to have any prior dance experience to join in.

Date My Friend, Please

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: If you have a friend who’s trying to put themselves out there in Charlotte’s dating scene, this is the ultimate wingman(wingwoman) opportunity. Pitch your single friend to other local singles using a PowerPoint presentation. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session.

Real Talk About Homeownership – Is Now A Good Time?

Resident Culture South End | 6-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in to hear a panel of local real estate experts answer your questions about today’s market and the home buying process.

Charlotte Symphony Presents Celebrate America

Truist Field | 8:30p | $25-$60 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Truist Field to hear the Charlotte Symphony perform a medley of patriotic favorites, memorable anthems and marches. The evening will conclude with a spectacular firework show, backdropped by the Charlotte skyline.

Chinoiserie Squirrel June Pop-up Show

1809 Norland Rd. | June 23-25 | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Shop from multiple vendors selling furniture, rugs, pillows, decor and original art at this three-day pop-up show.

HeroesCon 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

Super Abari Game Bar | 4pm to 1am | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Abari to kick off the start of HeroesCon. There will be live music and fun activations all day long.

Summer Concert Series

Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6-9pm | $6 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to Charleston’s funky favorite Sol Driven Train.

Ballantyne Live

Ballantyne Village (14825 Ballantyne Village Way) | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Listen to live music performances in the village every Thursday.

Stand Up Comedy Show

Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts (Camp North End) | 7:30-9:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Seven comedians will be taking to the stage in a live standup show hosted by Beyondtre’ Comedy.

Crossroads Cinema Movie Series

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

Why you should go: This summer movie series will feature iconic films from the 80s and 90s.

40th Anniversary Heroes Convention 2022

Convention Center | June 24-26 | $50; free for those 18 and under | Details 

Why you should go: Some of the best comic creators and comic book dealers will all be under one roof at what is being called the biggest HeroesCon ever.

Summer of Love

The Fairwood 226 | 4pm to 2am | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Stop by The Fairwood 226 for a weekend of vendor pop-ups, speed dating, a drag show and more fun events.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band

Spectrum Center | 8pm | $58.50+ | Details 

Why you should go: Carolina is in his mind. World-renowned and best-selling artist James Taylor returns to his beloved North Carolina as a part of his namesake tour.

Beer Garden Movie Night

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This summer movie series continues with a screening of the original Space Jam. Bring the family out and enjoy free popcorn and specialty drinks.


VAPA Center | 9pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Celebrate Caribbean culture at this traditional festival. Tickets include a pack of color paint, so dress in clothing you don’t mind getting messy.

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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