Go. Play. See.: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte in September

From burgers to tea time
Harriet's Hamburgers Optimist Hall
Harriet's Hamburgers

Grab a Burger at Optimist Hall
Harriet’s Hamburgers’ new stall inside Optimist Hall opens September 14. Bring the little ones by for kid-sized version of their signature “medium right” burger and crispy fries. Parents can feast on a classic diner-style burger topped with white American cheese, house-made pickles, red onions, and a tangy sauce on a brioche bun. Place your order online starting September 14, and order at the walk-up window beginning September 21. harrietshamburgers.com

Have a Jam Session at Home
Bold Music has launched Junior Jammers Weekly Music Fundamentals to supplement childrens’ music education as families shift to remote learning. Professional musicians lead live virtual classes that target preschool and early elementary aged students. Classes are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m., and students can drop in on whichever 30-minute class suits their schedule. Monthly subscriptions are $25. Visit boldmusiclessons.com to register.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Insomnia Cookies is now open on Hawkins Street in South End. Venture out with the kiddos and pick them up at the counter, or place your order online and have your warm cookies delivered. They’ve also got brownies, cookie cakes, and ice cream, plus vegan and gluten-free options. Have a birthday party to plan? Get the birthday celebration box. It comes with one cookie cake, a dozen cookies, and one quart of ice cream, plus all serving utensils. insomniacookies.com

Have a Tea Party at the Ballantyne
The Ballantyne’s Afternoon Tea service is back! Sip on selections from Rare Tea Co. of London and nibble on tea sandwiches, sweet pastries, and scones. It’s fun for anyone who grew up playing dress-up and hosting tea parties, and you’ll leave with a splendid sugar buzz. The cost is $45 for adults ($60 for Royal Tea, which includes a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne) and $25 for children age 12 and under. Tea is served in the main lobby every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 704-248-4100 to make a reservation. theballantynehotel.com