Agenda Weekender: 115+ things to do this Mother’s Day Weekend, including the VTGCLT Summer Market, Sycamore’s Crawfish Boil and the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Agenda Weekender: 115+ things to do this Mother’s Day Weekend, including the VTGCLT Summer Market, Sycamore’s Crawfish Boil and the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
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Mother’s Day

Hats Off to Mom at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Take a look at hats and headwear of yesteryear on this themed tour that’s followed by light refreshments in the English Basement Kitchen. Friday through Sunday (1:30 and 3 p.m., with a special 11 a.m. showing Saturday). $8-$12. Details.

Local Artist Celebrate Mom Event at Hallmark Gold Crown Providence Road: Don’t fret if you haven’t snagged mom’s gift yet – they’ll have handcrafted local gifts on-site, including jewelry, decorations and art. Friday through Sunday. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Donald Haack Diamonds: Stop in with Mom to shop for a sparkly, unique gift. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Sip and Shop for Mother’s Day at 7th Street Public Market: Shop plenty of vendors, use your hands with Crowned Sparrow and enjoy live music. The first 100 guests get free sparkling wine. 4:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Sip N Paint Mother’s Day Edition at NoDa@28th Creative Arts Studios: Paint with your mom (and plenty of snacks and wine) by your side. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $40. Details.

Food & Drink

Strawberry Day at Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: Come for your weekly haul of meats, dairy and produce, stay for the free strawberry ice cream courtesy of the N.C. Strawberry Association and N.C. Dairy Producers Association. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Bacon Fest at Sycamore Brewing: 8 local food trucks will be serving bacon-centric dishes meant to be specially paired with certain Sycamore brews. Crispy bacon, please. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Hoppy Hour at Preppy Pet Charlotte: Sip your way through a few Great Lakes Brewing Company beers and take a chance at winning a pair of tickets to the South End Hops Festival. 6-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Historic Rural Hill: Enjoy a local beer while listening to a lineup that includes Leftover Salmon, Cicada Rhythm and Arkansauce. Tickets include a tasting glass and unlimited beer samples during Saturday’s 3-hour session. Friday (3-10 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.). $8-78. Details.

The Jazz Room Presents: Lovell Bradford Plays Herbie Hancock at Stage Door Theater: See Lovell Bradford play a tribute to the infamous Herbie Hancock. Friday (6 and 8:15 p.m.) and Saturday (7 and 9:15 p.m.). $16. Details.

The Big Sing ANIMATED! at McGlohon Theatre: Join MainStage for a family-friendly show that’s been jam-packed with characters from your favorite animated shows and films, both old and new. Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.). $10-$25. Details.

Mozart’s Jupiter at Knight Theater: See the last installent of the Symphony’s Classical Series during this evening of Mozart. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $19-$89. Details.

Front Porch Friday at Catawba Brewing Co.: Stop by for food, live music and a couple of beers. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Pac Man and Pints at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: Each ticket includes a selection of craft beers and 20 game tokens. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $13. Details.

Craft Night Out at 7th Street Public Market: Create a welcome mat for your front porch and top it off with a catchy phrase to catch your visitor’s eye. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $34. Details.

Marvel Trivia at Flight: Show off your Marvel knowledge to win up to $500 in cash and prizes. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Kenny Chesney at PNC Music Pavilion: The country star is stopping in Charlotte on his Trip Around the Sun tour. 7:30 p.m. $33+. Details.

Vance Joy at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre: Listen to the singer-songwriter behind chart-topper “Riptide” perform under the stars. 7:30 p.m. $29+. Details.

Whose Live Anyways at Ovens Auditorium: This 90-minute show is completely improvised and includes games, scenes and songs. 7:30 p.m. $29+. Details.

Improv at Free Range Brewing: See Improv Charlotte’s first Free Range appearance during this 2-hour set. Profits will benefit Justice Ministries. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Mambo Fridays at The Peculiar Rabbit: Learn a few things from the RUMBAO Latin Dance Company in a free class, then show off your newfound skills on the floor. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.


7th Annual Armenian Festival at St. Sarkis Armenian Church: The festival is back with its plenty of Armenian shish kebabs, pastries, music, displays, tours and children’s activities. Friday (5-9 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and Sunday (1-3 p.m.). Free. Details.

Learn Things

Corporate Social Responsibility through Technology at Skookum: Learn how technology enables any company to provide a giving experience to customers in order to increase revenue, customer loyalty and a build a more social brand. Pizza is included. 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.


Bloc Party // free sweat at BLOC.clt: Get your Friday workout in during this community sweat session. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Lunch Express Outdoor Workout at Anytime Fitness Galleria Village: Get a jumpstart on your weekend with this 30-minute boot camp-style workout. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Rock the Ride Fridays at CLT Powerhouse: Grab your bike and head to CLT Powerhouse (1507 Camden Road) for a few hours of beer from Unknown Brewing, live music and contests with killer prizes. 5 p.m. Free. Details.


Friday Night Under the Lights at The Golf Club at Ballantyne: Test the new indoor putting area with $5 buckets of balls, free club rentals and plenty of draft beer and wine. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Knights Lock In at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Durham Bulls, and once the game is over, stay around to watch a movie on the big screen. 4-9 p.m. $30. Details.

College Baseball at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium: Support the 49ers as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. 6-9 p.m. $5-$10. Details.


The Art of Custom Watchmaking at ECJ Luxe Watch Boutique at Diamonds Direct SouthPark: Sip Lenny Boy while you admire the Great Circle Collection and the Art of Timepiece Personalization with Leonid Khankin. RSVP only. Friday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Free. Details.

Shop for a Cause at Salon M2: Eat, drink, listen to live music and indulge in massages and personal styling sessions. Proceeds benefit #projectalive. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

The Unknown Spring Market at Unknown Brewing Company: Enjoy a beer or two while you shop over a dozen vendors, including Lush Life QC and Milk Mustache Cookies, at this pop-up market. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.


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Mother’s Day

Wine & Dine Mom Corkscrew on 5th: Treat her to discounted wine, a cheese plate and truffles all weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. $35. Details.

Mother x Daughter Workout at Fabletics SouthPark: Join trainer Kelley Logan for a workout. Participants will receive a towel and 15% off apparel. 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Flower Arrangement Workshop at Anne Nielson Fine Art: Enjoy mimosas with mom while you make beautiful flower arrangements. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $35. Details.

Mother’s Day Painting at Paint Craze: Paint a masterpiece with free champagne, mimosas and other light refreshments in hand. 11:30 a.m. $50. Details.

Mother’s Day Breakfast & Tour at Billy Graham Library: Eat a hot buffet breakfast before getting a Journey of Faith Tour and a special gift for mom. 7:30-10 a.m. $20. Details.

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Enjoy mimosas, live music, family-friendly crafts and activities and more as you stroll through the gardens and visit the new Beer Garden. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $6.95-$12.95 (free for moms and members). Details.

Family Paint Session at Cajun Canvas: Bring mom along for painting, refreshments, prizes and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $17. Details.

Big Brims, Baubles & Bowties Gospel Brunch at Maggiano’s: Enjoy a buffet brunch, live gospel music, a fashion show, games and prizes. 1-4 p.m. $55. Details.

2018 Queen City Mother’s Day Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: To benefit the #SingleMomsMatter Movement, the theme this year is “Buy From a Mom for a Mom,” which means that all vendors are mothers. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day Blooms at Art Lounge at Nordstrom: Stop by for an afternoon of shopping, flower arranging, wine and sweets. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Food & Drink

Cotswold Farmers Market at 309 South Sharon Amity Road: Shop over a dozen local vendors for all things local, fresh and healthy. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

ReGrand Opening at Clean Juice Northlake: Stop by for a raffle, photo booth, DJ, discounted purchases and more. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Order a Carolina Sparkle Party beermosa to pair with the brunch menu, which includes the Lox and Loaded bagel and a Southwest Breakfast Burrito. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Symphony Park: Try 60+ beers, 40+ bourbons and more BBQ than you can imagine while you listen in on seminars from master distillers, enjoy live music and learn about all things barbecue. Tickets include a tasting glass and unlimited samples. 12-6 p.m. $29-$69. Details.

2 Year Anniversary at Quickly Bubble Tea: Get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more to celebrate. 12-9:30 p.m. Details.

IPA Series Release #4 at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Stop by for the new Goat Fuzz IPA and a snack or two from the Strudelteig Food Truck. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

One Year Anniversary at Bold Missy Brewery: To celebrate, they’ll release a new limited-edition beer every hour on the hour from 1 to 5 p.m. 12-10 p.m. $0-$20. Details.

1 Year Anniversary at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop: Celebrate the milestone with plenty of free appetizers, special beer releases, live music and appearances from breweries like Southern Pines Brewing and Ponysaurus Brewing. The first 50 customers will receive a pint glass and other gifts. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

NoDa’s Girl Scout Beers at Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley: Sip your way through a 4-beer flight of NoDa’s cookie-inspired beers, including Samoan, Tag A Long, Lemon Shortbread and Minty Thin. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Free admission. Details.

2nd Annual Low Country Boil at Piedmont Social House: The all-you-can-eat party includes a menu filled to the brim with crawfish, shrimp, kielbasas, potatoes and corn. 21+ only. 2-6 p.m. $35-$50. Details.

Ballantyne Spring Wine Festival at Ballantyne Village: Sip your way through local, regional and national wine while you learn from experts and listen to live music. Tickets include eight samples and a tasting glass. 2-7 p.m. $34-$45. Details.

Shake Par-Tea Time at Enclave Nutrition: Try a couple of their healthy smoothies while you learn more about what it is they do. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

2018 Grunt Style Beer Pont Tour at Rooftop 210: If you and your partner win, you’ll be sent to Vegas later this year for an all-inclusive trip and shot at the championship. 21+ only. 5-11 p.m. $10-$90. Details.

We Love Bicycles Party at The Spoke Easy: Celebrate BIKE Charlotte the lazy way – with a themed party. 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

CCM Spring Pottery Festival at Carolina Clay Matters: Browse the pieces of 60+ potters (and maybe even grab something for mom). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Soul of South End on Camden Road: The festival will take over Camden Road and fill it with arts, crafts and more from local artists, makers and chefs as well as goods from local businesses. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Open Gallery at City Art Room: Shop plenty of on-display, affordable art that’s been curated by local artists, plus speak with the artists themselves about custom projects. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz on the Green at Independence Library: Enjoy a performance by the Lovell Bradford Group and Mercury Carter. BYO lawn chairs and picnic. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Panel Discussion: Develar y Detonar at Mint Museum Uptown: Listen as panelists discuss the photographic concepts behind Develar y Detonar, a collection of thought-provoking photographs from Mexico’s leading photographers, now on display. A light reception will follow. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Beers and Pyrs Portrait Painting Pawty at Catawba Brewing Co.: Paint a portrait of your Pyrenees (or any type of dog) while you sip a Catawba beer. Proceeds benefit Carolina Pyr Rescue. 2-5 p.m. $45. Details.


AACC 12th Annual Celebration at Queens University of Charlotte: Head to the Arab American Festival for food, dancing, art and more from the Middle East. 1-6 p.m. $3. Details.

Tour Urban Parks at Cordelia Park: Join Partners for Parks for a casual 12-mile bike tour of the city’s parks and greenways. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Salam Ramadan 2018 at Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte: Immerse yourself in the culture with a lecture, clothing vendors, authentic food and henna. 6:30-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Should I Stay or Should I Sell Home Owners Event at Piedmont Social House: Discuss home renovations with contractors, take a deeper look at everything that goes into buying a home and more at this lunch and learn. 11 a.m-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Architectural Bike Tour at The Spoke Easy: Join the ride to learn about the city’s architectural points of interest. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.


Run Clinic with Experts at Performance Therapy: Mike Danenberg and record-holder Christo Landry will host this two-hour clinic that’s focused on form, technique and base-building workouts. RSVP in advance. 8-10 a.m. Free. Details.

The Catawba SwimRun at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: This popular 11.4-mile race combines swimming and running elements for both solo and tethered competitors. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $60-$120. Details.

Run 4 Their Lives at McAlpine Creek Park: This 5K raises awareness around and funds for bringing sexually exploited women and children back to safety. 9 a.m. $30. Details.

SCLPT MTHD on the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel Rooftop: This new-age boot camp workout combines HIIT, yoga, cardio and toning. You’ll definitely earn the brunch and champagne you’ll dive into afterward. A portion of proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry. 10 a.m. $30-$75. Details.

Tour De Blaze at Blue Blaze Brewing: Grab your bike and stop at locations known for their love of craft beer, including Craft and Rhino Market Uptown. 1:30-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening Orientation at Burn Boot Camp: Tour the gym, meet the trainers and get your free 30-day membership started. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Ethics in the Yoga Community – Panel Discussion Part 1 at Yoga One: Flow through an all-levels class, find your peace during a meditation session and follow it up with a panel discussion that hopes to find the answers to “What is abuse, on and off the mat?” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Details.


Golf Demo Day at The Golf Club At Ballantyne: Try out the latest clubs from top brands and receive a 10% discount on anything you order. Plus, they’ll have a putting contest with a Yeti cooler as the grand prize. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

5th Annual Tossin’ for Tykes Cornhole Tournament at Draught: When you’re not competing, you’ll hang out with food, drink, plenty of prizes and a DJ. Proceeds benefit Rotary Youth Services and Initiatives. 12 p.m. $30 to play, free to watch. Details.

College Baseball at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium: The 49ers will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. 2-5 p.m. $5-$10. Details.

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the playoffs. 6 p.m. $20+. Details.

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Durham Bulls. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.

Soccer at Sportsplex at Matthews: The Independence faces FC Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Details.


Takeover Days: Charlotte Water at Discovery Place Science: Let the kids do things like drive a CCTV into a simulated sewer, putting together a meter and preparing slides for experiments. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Learn to Ride at Arbor Glen Outreach Center: This bike riding workshop is open to kids of all ages. BYO bike and helmet, or borrow one from the Center. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Rabies and Microchip Clinic at Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control: Keep your pets happy and healthy with an updated rabies shot and a discounted microchip. 8-11 a.m. Free. Details.

AIDS Walk Charlotte at Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza: Walk through Uptown to raise awareness and celebrate an HIV-free future. 11 a.m. Donation-based. Details.

Bark for a Cause at Fityoulous: Take a leisurely walk on the greenway with adoptable dogs and stick around for raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. 12-3 p.m. Donation-based. Details.


VTGCLT Summer Market at Camp North End: Shop 80+ of the best vintage and handmade vendors the Charlotte region has to offer and enjoy refreshments from HEX Coffee, Birdsong Brewing, The Dumpling Lady, King of Pops and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $2-$7. Details.

Summer Glo Fashion Show at Sycamore Brewing: Come for the show, stay for the shopping. A portion of all of the proceeds will benefit Miles Against Melanoma NC. 12-5 p.m. $7-$20 (VIP ticket includes food and drink, a seat for the fashion show and a swag bag). Details.

Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Shop over 30+ local artists while you sip on the best the brewery has to offer. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.


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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 5K at Symphony Park: The family-friendly race will be followed with kids’ activities, mimosa, wine and more. 8 a.m. $40 in advance. Details.

Patio Yoga at Caswell Station: Flow through an all-levels yoga class and top it off with a special Mother’s Day menu and $2 mimosas. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

JoyRide with Mom at Amélie’s French Bakery & Café NoDa: Join BIKE Charlotte for a casual 10-15 mile ride around town with a stop Duck Donuts. BYO bike and helmet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day at Del Frisco’s: The menu will include selections specifically for Mother’s Day, including the prime rib. 11 a.m. Details.

Mother’s Day Yoga & Brunch at Yoga Warrior Studio @ Advanced Therapeutics: Enjoy a gentle, restorative yoga class with a brunch The Bear Handed Chef. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $15-$35. Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Birdsong Brewing Co.: For the first time ever, the brewery is offering mimosas to go with your Papi Queso order (which could include a special Croque Madame). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch at WP Kitchen + Bar: DetailsExpect a special brunch menu in honor of mom that includes smoked salmon pizza with caviar, BBQ shrimp and grits and a smoked salmon bruschetta. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. .

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House: The menu will include special brunch items like Brioche French Toast and Steak Benedict, all their classic staples and new items like the Petite Filet with BBQ Crab. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Details.

Mother’s Day at TCBY at Berewick: Moms get a free frozen yogurt. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day at Flying Saucer: All moms will get their first beer on the house. 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

DIY Mother’s Day Workshop at AR Workshop: Options include a plank wood sign, jewelry board, wood tray, Lazy Susan or wooden photo frame. 2-5 p.m. 1 for $39.50, or 2 for $59.25. Details.

Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner at 4543 The Plaza: This 3-course dinner is topped off with a live jazz ensemble. 3-7 p.m. $0-$135. Details.

Food & Drink

Irish Ceili Brunch at Rí Rá Charlotte: Enjoy a classic brunch menu with drink specials, an Irish band and dancers from the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Order a Carolina Sparkle Party beermosa to pair with the brunch menu, which includes the Lox and Loaded bagel and a Southwest Breakfast Burrito. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Bluzy Brunch at Coaltranes Char & Grill: Specials include $5 bloody marys, $3 beer of the months and $3 mimosas. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Brunch from a Truck at Catawba Brewing Co.: The brewery now offers mimosas to sip while you enjoy FreshMed’s brunch menu, which includes a spinach and goat cheese egg white wrap and sweet potato hash. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at Sycamore Brewing: Kickstands Kitchen, out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana will be on site to serve up fresh crawfish while you enjoy live music, craft beer, wine and cider and more. Ticket includes 3 pounds of crawfish, corn and potatoes. 12-7 p.m. $20. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

RBG documentary screening at Regal Cinemas Manor Twin: See Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, presented by the National Organization for Women’s Charlotte chapter. 1:45, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. $10. Details.

The Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Take in a screening of Ava and Gabriel: A Love Story, a film about the painter Gabriel Goedbloed, who arrives from Holland to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in a local church. 2-4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

DIY Workshop at Blue Blaze Brewing: Make a new set of coasters for your coffee table using alcohol ink techniques. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Charlotte City Walk at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Learn about Charlotte’s history as you walk the Liberty Walk through Uptown on a tour led by historian and author Scott Syfert. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Details.


NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing: Flow through an all-levels yoga class in the taproom before it opens. 10:45-11:50 a.m. $5 (includes a beer). Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: This all-levels class includes a 13-ounce pour once practice wraps up. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Namastay at Legion Brewing: Join Luis Bayon in this hour-long class. $7 (includes a post-practice pint). 12:30-1:30 p.m. $7. Details.


Minor League Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Durham Bulls. 2:05 p.m. $8+. Details.


Taste of Charlotte in Uptown: Sample 100+ dishes from the best restaurants Charlotte has to offer, plus enjoy 4 stages of entertainment, performances and more. June 8-10.

Race to the Taste 5K in Uptown: …and earn those 100+ dishes when you run this 5K, which starts and finishes at the festival. June 9.

Nick Swardson: The Many Smells Tour at Belk Theater: You know him from Comedy Central’s “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time.” Now experience him live. June 16.

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