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Lots to do in the Charlotte this week

Wednesday, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Guided two-hour group flatwater paddle along Catawba River ends at 7:30, followed at 8 by chef-prepared, fireside dinner and tastings from craft breweries (eight samples included) at Ridge Pavilion. Cost $55 per person. www.usnwc.org. .
Wednesday, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Guided two-hour group flatwater paddle along Catawba River ends at 7:30, followed at 8 by chef-prepared, fireside dinner and tastings from craft breweries (eight samples included) at Ridge Pavilion. Cost $55 per person. www.usnwc.org. . rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Pick Your Seat Night Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Monday, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Drop by Belk Theater to check out seating options for PNC Broadway Lights season tickets. The night includes prizes, free soft drinks, a free souvenir for the first 100, at 6:45 p.m., an “Inside Broadway Talkback” with Blumenthal president Tom Gabbard, and a Belk Theater tour at 7:30 p.m.The Art Books of Henri Matisse Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. An exhibition of art books by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Known for his boldly colored paintings, Matisse’s exhibit runs through Sept. 7. Admission $8, www.bechtler.org. Microwbrews Cruise U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Wednesday, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Guided two-hour group flatwater paddle along Catawba River ends at 7:30, followed at 8 by chef-prepared, fireside dinner and tastings from craft breweries (eight samples included) at Ridge Pavilion. Cost $55 per person. www.usnwc.org. .GT Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St Wednesday, 10 p.m. This Alabama noise rock trio plays off its new album, “Beats Misplaced.” Free, www.snugrock.com. .Garden Nights Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 New South Hope Rd., Belmont Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Take an evening stroll in the gardens to visit the Orchid Pavilion and enjoy food, beer or wine. Admission $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+, $6.95 children. www.dsbg.org/events/garden-events, 704-825-4490.xxEventNamexxxxVenueAndAddressxxxxDayCommaTimexx xxDescriptionxx.

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