Agenda Weekender: 70+ things to do this weekend, including Taste of Charlotte, the Legion Beer Mile and an AfroPop Block Party

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8

90. PARTLY CLOUDY. 

Food & Drink

Taste of Charlotte at Tryon Street from Stonewall to 5th Street.: Sample over 100 treats from local restaurants during this 3-day festival. Taste delicious food, enjoy the 4 stages of entertainment, street performances and interactive tours. Taste of Charlotte is a fun, friendly atmosphere for all ages. Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Bold Missy Brewery: They’re releasing Heart of Glass, made in collaboration with Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co. It’s a strawberry blonde kettle sour with a tart but light flavor. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Craft Beer Cocktail Night at Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley: They’ll be serving up craft beer cocktails in collaboration with Alley Twenty Six tonics and fresh fruit juices. A professional mixologist will be on hand to talk about craft beer and wine cocktails and how to make your own. 5-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Food and Brew Tasting Event at Barista Craft Highland Creek: They’ve partnered with Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company to offer a tasting event with beer, food, and pastries. There will be 5 courses, each paired with a different beer. 7-9 p.m. $25. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Uptown Pops at Romare Bearden Park: Enjoy an outdoor performance by the Charlotte Symphony, presented by Bank of America. Bring a blanket and a picnic, or visit the on-site food trucks. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Con A de Arte/”A” Is For Art at Mint Museum UPTOWN: This annual event showcases the work of local artists from the Latin American community through TED-style presentations of visual art, music, dance and more. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum UPTOWN: Join Rumbao Latin Dance Company and Master instructor Marisol Blanco from Cuba/Miami for an intro lesson followed by a dance party in the museum. 6-11:30 p.m. $12. Details.

Jazz and Jams Poetry Night at Invest Collegiate: Listen to Jazz and Poetry from award-winning performers, including Bluz, a 3-time Emmy Winning Poet. 6:30-9 p.m. $13. Details.

Sounds on the Square at Spirit Square: This week’s entertainment will be a community singalong featuring selections from the musical Hamilton. BYO lawn chair and they’ll have concessions available for purchase. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

River Jam at USNWC: Listen to folk band The Deer perform riverside under the stars. 7-10 p.m. $5 parking. Details.

Stand Up Comedy at McGlohan Theatre: Chad Prather, host of “It’s my Backyard”, is bringing his ‘Star Spangled Banter’ tour to town. 8-11 p.m. $25-$35. Details.

Experience

AfroPop Block Party at Camp North End: The highly-anticipated evening will include 3 DJs spinning Afrobeat, Soca, DanceHall and more, an entire block of vendors, dance work outs and lots of Jerk Chicken. 6-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Star Wars Trivia at Flight: This month’s trivia topic will be testing you on a galaxy far, far away. Grab a team for a chance to win up to $500 in cash and prizes. They’ll have Sugar Creek Brewing brews on special for $3.50. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Flip Cup Tourney at Draught: Test your flip cup skills with a team of 5 for your chance to win up to $200 in prizes. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Adult Game Night at StrikeCity: Play games like Giant Kerplunk, Operation, Telestrations After Dark and more. They’ll also have beer buckets and cocktail towers on special all night. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

BFFF Day at Dogtopia: Bring your pup with you for playtime and a treat exchange benefitting the Dogtopia Foundation. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Craft Night Out at 7th Street Public Market: Add something different to your wine collection: a handmade piece of art. Make a wine glass using wood, cork, nail and string. All supplies and instruction included, and you can BYO favorite drinks and snacks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $32. Details.

Sports

Minor League Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.

Kids

Scout Night at BB&T Ballpark: Come for the Knight’s game, stay for a movie on the big screen and a campout in the park. Scouts will receive a Knights patch for sleeping over. 7 p.m. $21. Details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

91. 40% CHANCE OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. 

Food & Drink

2nd Annual Sip Sip Rosé Brunch at 204 North Kitchen & Cocktails: They’ll have a full brunch menu as well as Rosé cocktails starting at $7 and bottles of Luc Belaire Rosé for $50. Call ahead to snag a reservation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Rise and Dine at Draught : They’ll be serving a custom brunch menu paired with hand-selected Wicked Weed Brewing beers. The first keg of their fermented cider will be served “mimosa style” with freshes juices to mix with. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Moet Chandon Champagne Grand Day at littleSpoon: In honor of Grand Day they’ll be serving the newest addition, Moet Imperial Ice, as well as the entire lineup on special. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15+. Details.

Hops for Homes at Bold Missy Brewery: Come “Drink One Down for our Town”: $1 per pint sold will be donated to Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity. 12-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch and Day Party at Recess Charlotte: The best of both worlds: brunch items like a Mimosa bar and champagne bottles on special, plus a party atmosphere with DJ J. Mitchell and Q Kelly. 12-9 p.m. Free with RSVP before 4 p.m.. Details.

Cousins Maine Lobster at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: The truck will be serving up their rolls, tots and more while the brewery pours all your favorite brews. 12-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

National Rosé Day at The Union: They’re celebrating with drinks specials like $3 Bold Rock Rosé, $3 Rosé jello shots, $6 cocktails and more. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Scavenger Hunt Bar Crawl at The Peculiar Rabbit: Get in on this Plaza Midwood scavenger hunt. The goal is to drink, have fun and solve your way through a list of clues and riddles. All proceeds will benefit local charity, Beds For Kids. 2-6 p.m. $20. Details.

Jazz on the Lake at Sanctuary Lodge: Enjoy live jazz featuring New Orleans vocalist Sasha Masakowski, premium wines and a catered three-course dinner. Proceeds benefit the Jazz Arts Initiative. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $150. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Worldwide Knit in Public Day at The Fibre Studio At Yarns To Dye For: Celebrate by creating with other makers al fresco. They’ll have new colors, raffles, giveaways and light refreshments. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day at The Mint Museum: Bring your unwanted yarn and tools to swap with other knitters, enter for a door prize drawing every hour and learn from volunteers at demonstrations. Artist, designer and activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be giving a presentation on the artist initiative AMBOS: Art Made Between Opposite Sides. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission with needles, hooks or wheels. Details.

Great Carolina Fest at Carowinds: Celebrate all things Carolina with local music, food, brews and more under the shadow of the roller coasters. Saturday & Sunday 12-9 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Folk & Blue Grass Fest at Sugar Creek Brewing: Expect performances from the Hashbrown Belly Boys and the Junk Yark Violets and the release of the Belgian Flanders Red beer. 2-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Revival at FROCK Shop: The seasonal interactive art opening will feature visual works, live performances and a fashion collection. They’ll also have live music and food vendors on site. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Book Launch at Advent Coworking: Alicia Walker and Empowerment Publishing & Multi-media will be celebrating the launch of their new book “Perfect Imperfections”. She’ll be signing all copies purchased at the event. 6-8 p.m. Free admission with purchase of book. Details.

Experience

Pet Preparedness Expo at Animal Care and Control Shelter – Byrum Dr.: Get your pets free rabies shots, licenses and microchips to celebrate National Pet Preparedness Month. 8-11 a.m. Free. Details.

National Get Outdoors Day at Springfree Trampoline: Celebrate by jumping on trampolines, shopping local vendors, meeting adoptable dogs from the South Charlotte Dog Rescue and enjoying kids activities like face painting and balloon art. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Aquatek: In Plain Sight at Craft City Social Club: Spend a day in the pool with house and techno music from In Plain Sight, BlackJack and Justin Combs. They’ll have a full bar and cabanas available for rent. 12-6 p.m. $10. Details.

Lie in for our Lives at Marshall Park: Participate in a 10-minute silent lie-in to honor the 10 lives lost in the Santa Fe school shooting. 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Meet the Rescues at Dog Bar: Have a beer, play with the puppies and get to know the featured rescues. Admission includes a beer. 2-5 p.m. $5 donation. Details.

Journey and Def Leppard Concert Preparty at Fitzgerald’s Charlotte: 99.7 The Fox will be on site to get you pumped up for the concert. 4-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Prince Birthday Celebration at Three Spirits Brewery: Celebrate Prince’s birthday with a DJ playing all his best songs. East coast Tasting food truck will be on site serving up dinner. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Keg Bowling at The Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood: Try keg bowling for your chance to win two tickets to the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. Sierra Nevada will be on site to teach you everything you need to know to become a Keg Bowling champ. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

The Meet Market at The Press Box Bar & Grill: Party with other singles at the only event guaranteed to have an even ratio – it’s a Plus One Party, so everyone brings a friend (not a date). They’ll have 2 DJs going all night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $7-$13. Details.

Learn Things

Charlotte Sustainability Summit at UNC Charlotte Center City: Expect breakfast with the keynote speaker, lunch with a presentation on the “State of Sustainability in Charlotte” and three workshop blocks. Registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Get to Know the Greenway Guided Tour at AnneSpringsClose Greenway: Take a van tour with the director of the greenway to learn more about the activities, events, venues and history of the greenway. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Year of the Engineer Celebration at Discovery Place Science: The Year of the Engineer may be over, but it’s going out with a bang. Participate in engineering design challenges, build a bridge or tower, experience VR technology or join a group build. Plus, NASCAR will be featured as the last Takeover Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Garden Plant Walk at 36th Street Garden: See all of the medicinal herbs growing in the most diverse community garden in the city. Come ready to learn about over 60 different medicinal and edibl herbs. 10 a.m. Suggested $5-$10 donation. Details.

Automobile Basics at Hygge Coworking: Join SkillPop to learn how your car works, how to fix it yourself and how to navigate a trip the the mechanics. Local engineer Will Rice will teach you the basics so you can be less dependent on AAA. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $28. Details.

Pocket Guide to Positive Psychology at NoDa Yoga: Learn more about topics like resilience and mindfulness and learn how to incorporate them into your day-to-day life. Registration includes chocoalate and snacks, an e-book and more. 2:30-5 p.m. $40. Details.

Fitness

Summer Yoga Fest at Symphony Park: Presented by NC Yoga Bar and OrthoCarolina, relax with 2 free classes on the lawn, plus enjoy a live DJ, local vendors and a raffle drawing for your chance to win an awesome gift basket at the OrthoCarolina South Park office. All levels flow by Jamis Huff at 9 a.m. and then gentle flow with Dina Gambella at 11 a.m. All are welcome! 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Race to the Taste 5K at Uptown Charlotte: This race is presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union and will start and finish at the Taste of Charlotte Festival in Uptown. Runners receive swag bag with Checkers ticket, Taste of Charlotte Super Coin and more. Use the promo code CLTAGENDA before June 7 to save $5. 9 a.m. $28. Details.

Yoga at Hoppin’: The 60-minute flow will incorporate elements of cario, body weight exercises and core work. Afterwards, stick aorund for clothing vendors, discount kombucha, beer and more. Proceeds will benefit the Steve Smith Foundation. BYO mat. 10 a.m. $11. Details.

Legion Beer Mile at Legion Brewing: Think you have what it takes to race a mile with a beer at every 400m? Prizes up for grabs include FlyWheel rides and brewery tours and tastings. They’ll have food, drinks and celebrations post-race. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25 in advance. Details.

Flow on the Greenway at Greenway behind CorePower Park Road: Join CorePower yoga for an outdoor flow perfect for all levels of yogis. Dogs welcome. BYO mat, towel and water. 11:45 a.m. Free. Details.

No Shower Happy Hour at NoDa Brewing: Work up a sweat with a bootcamp session pwered by Northlake BootCamp/CrossFit Northlake followed by beer and giveaways. 12 p.m. $6. Details.

Sports

Minor League Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.

Kids

2nd Saturday at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Take a tour of the racetracks accross the U.S. and discover the states and traditions of each. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Author Event at Park Road Books: Jennifer Bower will be reading from and discussing her new picture book biography, “The Funniest Man in Baseball, The True Story of Max Patkin” about a professional ballplayer turned legendary baseball clown. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

91. 50% CHANCE OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. 

Food & Drink

Buns Y’all at 7th Street Public Market: They’ll be popping up with their scratch-made cinnamon buns all morning or until they’re gone. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Drake Brunch at Draught Charlotte: Listen to all of Drake’s music while you enjoy a special menu. They’ll have drink specials including $2 single mimosas and a $5 bloody mary bar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Grand Opening at Eat Gusto: The new restaurant will be giving out free fast-fired pizzas and fresh salads and collecting donations for Friendship Gardens. 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Winemaker Tasting at The Asbury: Join Oregon-based Maison Noir Wines winemaker Andre Mack, who has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Streat Journal and other publications, for an intimate night of tasting and learning about his wines. Afterwards, you can stick around for a 5-course meal paired with the wines. 4-6 p.m. $10-$85. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Documentary Screening at The Barrel Room at Triple C: See ’10-18: Officers Need Assistance’, an original documentary about a ride along with CMPD metro 3rd shift. Officer Koukopoulos, the star of the film, will speak afterwards. Beer, wine, cider and food from The Dumpling Lady will be available for purchase. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

The Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Watch a screening of “Black Girk” which follows the story of a Senegalese woman struggling to maintain hope in her new life as a governess in France. 2-4 p.m. $9. Details.

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Taylor Winchester will be taking the stage for an outdoor concert. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and come listen. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz Night at Barista Craft Highland Creek: A quartet of students from UNC Charlotte’s Jazz Studies program will be performing and they’ll have specials on food and drink all night, including $2 beer. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Adopt, Don’t Shop at The Blind Pig: Join Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue and Tito’s vodka for a day of adopting, drinking and playing with puppies. They’ll also have games, auctions and more to support the rescue. 1-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Dip Fest at Rooftop 210: The party promises a fashion show, pop-up shops, DJs and more. 4-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Fitness

Vinyasa Flow at Free People Atherton Mill: Flow through a class taught by Cariana Hebert, then stick around for refreshments from Viva Raw and a new collection of Free People Movement. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Shop, Drop ‘N Run at NoDa Brewing: After your morning yoga flow and run at the brewery, stick around and shop the Maker’s Market. A portion of the proceeds from the market will go to Spay Neuter Charlotte. 12-1 p.m. $5 for yoga, free to run and shop. Details.

Sports

Race Watch Party at Draught Charlotte: Watch the Canadian Grand Prix with fellow fans of racing and Aston Martins. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

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

Kids

Paint and Poquitos at SalsaRita’s Highland Creek: Kids can paint a coffee mug for Dad or someone else special while enjoying a free meal. 4-8 p.m. Free with purchase of adult entree.. Details.

Shopping

Queen City Makers at Bold Missy Brewery: Shop locally hand-made jewelry, art, pet treats, baked good and more while you drink Bold Missy brews. They’ll have over 10 makers on site. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Science on the Rocks at Discovery Place Science: Go the way of the dinosaurs with prehistoric party games like digging for fossils, extracting DNA or play Hungry, Hungry Raptors. Take your photo with AR dinosaurs or wear your own inflatable T Rex costume and get free admission to the Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family exhibit. Adults 21 and over only. June 15

90s Beer Crawl in Uptown: Grab your fanny pack and get ready for an epic bar crawl around Uptown with other 90’s lovers. Registration includes a color-changing stadium cup, a festive slap bracelet, entrance into 5+ participating bars and drink specials when you arrive. June 23

Red White and Brew Fest at Sycamore: Celebrate America’s Birthday with beer, burgers/hotdogs/BBQ and live music featuring Perpetual Groove and Atlas Road Crew (A.R.C) on the main stage. Plus, they’ll have limited edition event tees (and koozies), misting fans and tents to keep things going all day long. June 30

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via Taste of Charlotte.

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