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10 things to do this week
Where to go, what to do, and who to see
 
Published Monday, August 11, 2014 7:00 pm
by Michaela L. Duckett

Looking to get out and have some fun this week? From after work cocktails at Discovery Place to world-class boxing professional matches and midweek jazz mixers, here are 10 events to keep you occupied:

1. Hang out with the Allstars

Enjoy live music at the Double Door Inn. The Monday Night Allstars kick off their weekly jam session at 10 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. (www.doubledoorinn.com)

2. Get a taste of the Mint

Get over Hump Day with Wine on Wednesday at the Mint Museum Uptown each week from 5-9 p.m.  Enjoy free gallery access, cash bar and live music by Sai the Violinist. (www.mintmuseum.org)

3. Pay what you can

Charlotte Shakespeare presents “Measure for Measure” through August 24 at Booth Playhouse. Inspired by the “Blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, this production adds a funky twist to one of Bard’s darkest – and most modern – comedies. Pay what you can for admission. (www.charlotteshakespeare.com)

4. Start something

Friday night swing by Vida Vida at the EpiCentre and make a donation to Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte during the Start Something Summer Series event. Admission is $5 and includes entry, music, drink specials, appetizers, networking and raffle prizes. The party starts at 6 p.m. (www.bbbsgcvidavida2014.eventbrite.com)

5. Get fresh & do the Carlton

Science on the Rocks returns Friday night to Discovery Place this week with a 90s Throwback theme. Enjoy some adult-only fun after work. Sip Liquid Nitrogen wine slushies. Challenge your friends on the dance floor in The Carlton Dance Off. Enter the 90’s Sitcom Costume Contest. Play Glow-In-The-Dark Giant Jenga, Catapult Beer Pong and so much more. (www.discoveryplace.org)

6. Eat a stack

Saturday, the Beta Rho Sigma Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s located at 8700 JW Clay Blvd from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $8. Proceeds will go to help provide educational and financial resources to people in need. Contact Dwayne Keeling at (704) 408-9039 for details.

7. Decorate on a budget

Stop by the Lowe’s located at 217 Iverson Way for Style Saturday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and learn budget-friendly tips to freshen up your home from local design expert Emily Clark. Clark is also offering one-on-one consultations. Email PublicRelations@Lowes.com to reserve a time slot Admission is free.

8. Feel the rumble

Rumble in the City is going down Saturday night at The Carole Hoefener Center. See Hector “Macho” Camacho Jr., Miguel “Flaco” Munguia, Jordan Chambers-Blair and Nick Elliot battle it out in a world-class professional boxing match. (www.jknboxing.com)

9. Jump Around

DefyGravity, Charlotte’s new trampoline park, has its own version of the club scene. Every Friday and Saturday night from 9-11 p.m., the lights are turned down and the music is turned up as jumpers 15 and older jump around the 26,000-foot-facility or compete in a game of glow-in-the-dark trampoline dodge ball. (www.defygravity.us/charlotte)

10. Rock On

Check out the Rockin’ and Racin’ exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This exhibit features artifacts that highlight the musical rock stars - from country crooners to rappers - that have rallied around the action on the track. (www.nascarhall.com)

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