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Yoga in the coin

Coin Museum Uptown | 5:15 p.m6:15 p.m| Free-$15 | details

Why you should go: The hour-long yoga class is led by Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts every Tuesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown. Tuition is free for Mint members with code MINT21 and $15 for non-members.

Wine tasting like a pro

Online | 7-8:15 p.m. | $19 | details

Why you should go: You’ll learn the basics of wine tasting and pairing in the comfort of your home. To better understand the keys to wine and food pairing, sample three different wines along with a variety of small bites as a group. By the end of the course, you will feel better equipped to further explore your personal taste in wine. You will receive a detailed list of wine recommendations after registration.

Tuesday Trivia at Wooden Robot

Wooden Robot Brewery | 7 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Test your trivia skills at the Wooden Robot South End every Tuesday.

Carolina’s Dance Committee: Open session for all styles

Camp north end | 6pm-9pm | Free | details

Why you should go: The Carolinas Dance Committee’s free open session is a place of freedom for all styles of dance movement. Feel free to train, practice, dance or just come out and enjoy the vibes. Beginners welcome.

Mean Girls the musical

Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | September 6th to 11th | $25+ | details

Why you should go: Straight off Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team that includes Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Bark in the park

Truist Field | 6:35 p.m. | $14-$57 | details

Why you should go: Meet up with your pup. Maybe they’ll catch a home run ball.

Free Mini Art Kits: Starry Sky

Randolph Coin Museum | 7 to 10 September from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: This month, use out-of-this-world drawing materials to create a star constellation inspired by the art of Diedrick Brackens. Stop by the Mint Museum Randolph during museum opening hours for a fun project for all ages to create at home while supplies last.

Woodworking for Beginners

Online | 17:30-18:45 | $19 | details

Why you should go: In this course you will learn the basics and safety procedures for using power tools and creating simple projects. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to continue your woodworking journey and create your own pieces.

Music Bingo at Tyber Creek Pub

Tyber Creek pub | 8 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Test your skills at Music Bingo every Wednesday at 8pm at Tyber Creek.

Charlotte Autumn Auto Show

Charlotte Motor Speedway | Thursday 8 September – Saturday, September 10th | $10 | details

Why you should go: This fall’s AutoFair features attractions such as: thousands of colorful vintage cars, custom cars and hot rods; more than 1,500 collector vehicles for sale; more than 50 car club displays; 10,000 sales areas; and a family-friendly Kids’ Zone.

River Jam Run

White Water Center | 6:30 p.m. | $20 | details

Why you should go: Run off-road on weekdays in this 5K/10K trail race every second Thursday of the month from May to September.

Tapas tasting at the tailgate

4001-C Yancey Rd Suite #100 | 18:30-20:30 | $70 | details

Why you should go: Kick off the tailgate season with this unique cooking experience at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. Each dish on the menu is a station! Unlike a traditional class, guests are guided by a chef at each station to prepare the dish and then immediately enjoy it before moving on to the next in a free-flowing format.

Training at HopFly

HopFly Brewing Co. | 6 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Train every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. with CLT Fit Fam at HopFly Brewing. This workout is free and participants are asked to bring water and a yoga mat.

Karaoke on Thursdays at The Brickyard

The Brickyard | 9 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Show off your talents to friends and complete strangers in the South End.

Blood drive at Charlotte Knights Stadium

324 S Munzstrasse | 2pm-7pm | Free | details

Why you should go: According to the Red Cross, the need for blood is constant. Save a life with a generous donation and receive two free tickets for the knights.

Ruben Studdard sings Luther Vandross

Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts | 7:30 p.m. | $37.50-$79.50 | details

Why you should go: You might recognize Ruben Studdard as the winner of American Idol Season 2. In the years following Idol, he was nominated for a Grammy, released six studio albums, and also branched out into television and the stage.

Friday Night House Jam

The Wine Loft | 4 p.m. | Free | details

Why you should go: Kick off the weekend with music and wine at Wine Loft’s Friday Night House Wine Jam.

Puppy Happy Hour

BW Sweets | 4:30pm-10pm | Free | details

Why you should go: Stop by BW Sweets at RailYard every Friday for Doggy Happy Hour! The store offers free water, tubs of whipped cream for the puppies, and gourmet dog treats for $3.


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