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FRIDAY, JUNE 22
90. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Food & Drink
Summer Kick Off Party at Bar Louie: Get the first sips of the new handcrafted summer cocktails and enjoy half-priced select apps and flatbreads. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Details.
Sweet Cheesus Food Truck at Three Spirits Brewery: South Florida’s Sweet Cheesus food truck, which specializes in raclette, is stopping in Charlotte on their “Cheesus Take The Wheel Tour.” 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Limited Taproom Release at The Unknown Brewing Company: Try Pew Pew Pew, a 5.8% ABV sour ale. They’re only releasing 80 cases, so get there early. 5 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Black Food Truck Friday at Cuzzo’s Cuisine: Taste an array of cuisines from black-owned food trucks and shop local merchants selling body products, jewelry, clothing and more. 6 p.m. Free. Details.
10 Year Anniversary Party at Howl at the Moon: They’ll have cocktails starting at $6, $20 buckets, free appetizers and live music all night to celebrate the milestone. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.
Summer Wine & Paint Night at Maggiano’s: Sip on a glass of wine and snack on a few appetizers as an artist guides you step-by-step through creating a masterpiece. All supplies included. 21+ only. 7-10 p.m. $50. Details.
Pie and Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and Baking Scientist Monica Nye, PhD, will walk an extremely small class through 4 unique pairings. 7-8:30 p.m. $18. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Chris Redd at The Comedy Zone: See Chris Redd of Saturday Night Live perform his stand-up act. Friday (7:30 and 9:45 p.m.), Saturday (7 and 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday (7 p.m.). $20-$25. Details.
Paw Patrol Live at Ovens Auditorium: The kid-approved cartoon comes to life with a life-sized cast for “The Great Pirate Adventure.” Friday (2 p.m.), Saturday (2 and 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). $16+. Details.
Crafty Hour at Catalyst: Create a custom wreath, complete with a phrase, at this art class. Materials will be provided, but BYO snacks and drinks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $22. Details.
Sounds on the Square: Jazz Student Competition Night at Spirit Square: Enjoy a night of jazz selections performed by students competing in the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.
Back to the Future: Movie in Concert at Belk Theater: The full-length movie, projected in HD on the big screen, will have its score performed live by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $19+ (use code AGENDA10 at checkout and save 10% on seats in zones 1-4). Details.
Appalachian Songbook at Stage Door Theater: Take in the sounds of Brandi Icard in this personal concert inspired by Appalachia. 8 p.m. $20. Details.
52nd Street 40th Anniversary at The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte: Celebrate musical legend Billy Joel’s iconic album with a tribute band and pre-party that includes food, drink and more. 8-11 p.m. $12. Details.
Friday Nights at Camp North End: Hearts Beat as One Foundation will be around for this Hawaiian-themed get together that will see Sun Burger, King of Pops and more on-site. 5 p.m. Free. Details.
Drunken Spelling Bee at Flight: Grab some friends and a drink and get ready to test your spelling knowledge for the chance to win $500 in prizes. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.
DJ Series at City Lights Rooftop: DJ Rob Reeves will provide plenty of beats while you enjoy craft cocktails, beer and wine on the rooftop of Le Meridien, which offers an uninterrupted view of the skyline. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.
Garden Lecture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Hear from a retired professor and former chair of University of Delaware’s College of Agricultural and Natural Resources give a lecture about plants and their colors. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $7. Details.
Sunset Paddle on the Lake at Riverview Raw Bar: Take in the sunset from a new angle with the help of Bailey’s Outdoor Adventures. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35 (includes all equipment). Details.
Street Soccer Fest at Romare Bearden Park: This unique tournament sees teams of 4 compete for bragging rights while helping support international and homeless athletes in the community. Expect appearances by Sir Purr and Hugo the Hornet. Friday and Saturday. Free to attend, $250+/team to play. Details.
World Cup Coworking at C3 Lab: Come watch the game with other fans on the big projector screen while you work. 8 a.m. Free. Details.
Bats and Buds at Draught Charlotte: Stop by for drink specials and to pick up your ticket to the Knights game. 5:30-7 p.m. $10. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Toledo Mud Hens before a fireworks display. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.
Kids Cooking Class at Maggiano’s: Learn to make homemade stuffed shells and ice cream sundaes with the kids before a lunch buffet that includes drinks for the adults. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $30. Details.
Birthday Celebration Blow Out Sale at The Buttercup Gifts & Stationery: Stock up on birthday, shower, wedding and hostess gifts for up to 60% off. 9:30 a.m. Free. Details.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
94. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Food & Drink
1st Birthday at City Barbeque (University Place): Celebrate with $1 ribs, eating contests, face painting, arts and crafts and more. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Details.
Beer Release at Birdsong Brewing Co.: They’re re-releasing one of their most popular seasonal brews, Fake Plastic Trees, a Hoppy American Wheat. 12-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Summer Kick Off Party at Resident Culture Brewing Company: They’ll be tapping the strawberry-fruited Berliner Weisse, Labor of Love, and host Lobster Dogs Food Truck, TIN Kitchen and live musical acts. 12-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Deconstructed Prairie Bomb! & Amélie’s Chocolate Pairing at Duckworth’s Kitchen & Taphouse: 5 Prairie Bomb! kegs will be specially paired with Amélie’s staple pastries, include the citywide favorite SCB. Space is limited. 1-4 p.m. $30+. Details.
Splash Bash Pool Party at Craft City Social Club: Swim, dance and float the day away with cabanas, booze, food and a DJ. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.
90s Bar Crawl at Uptown Charlotte: Grab your fanny pack and best 90s attire for this themed crawl around Uptown. Registration includes a cup, slap bracelet, entrance into 5+ participating bars and drink specials. 2 p.m. $12-$28. Details.
Margarita Wars at Rooftop210: Charlotte’s finest bartenders will battle it out to concoct the best margarita in the city, and you’ll get to be the judge. Registration includes 8 samples and a ballot. 2-6 p.m. $25. Details.
Summer Feast at Three Spirits Brewery: This BBQ food truck rally will see an artisan market, live music and games all afternoon. 2-6 p.m. Free. Details.
Rhythm & Rosé Festival at Gateway Village: Expect unlimited samples, live music, vendors, food and more, with all proceeds with benefit Project HALO. 2-7 p.m. $35-$300. Details.
Find Your Pint at Catawba Brewing Co.: They’ll release the small-batch Blueberry Berliner Weisse, made with fresh blueberries, and donate $1 of each beer sold to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. 3-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.
Spanish Wine Tasting at Assorted Table Wine Shoppe: Sip your way through 5 wines, each specially paired with cheese and charcuterie from Orrman’s Cheese Shop. 3-5 p.m. $29. Details.
Pajama Party at Fox & Hound: Join a dressed up staff for drink specials, including $4 Fireball and $9 beer flights. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Details.
Anniversary Party at Keg and Cue: They’ll have local artists, plenty of food and beer, an outdoor DJ and live music to celebrate their anniversary. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Pottery Workshop at Wallace Pruitt Rec Center: The instructors will teach participants how to make a project on the wheel that will last a lifetime. 10 a.m. Free. Details.
Weaving Intention Workshop at C3 Lab: Local artist Elizabeth Palmisano will share her process of creating organic weavings that she then transfers onto fallen branches. All materials and a light lunch will be provided. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $65. Details.
Carolina Voices’ IMPROMPTU Presents Creative A Cappella at Duke Energy Theater: The season comes to an end tonight with familiar songs in new settings. 3 and 8 p.m. $15-$20. Details.
Funny Side Up at The Comedy Zone: The funniest brunch you’ll ever go to includes comedy and cocktails. 2-5 p.m. $10. Details.
Crafternoon at 7th Street Public Market: Join Crowned Sparrow Craft Co. to create a cross-stitched hoop piece of your favorite state. All supplies included. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $26-$30. Details.
Film Screening at Inner Peaks South End: Catch a showing of the film Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, about 94-year-old climber and enigma Fred Beckey. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Climbers Coalition. 7-10 p.m. $10 in advance. Details.
HarmonyFest 2018 at Queens University: See Charlotte’s biggest a cappella show, which will feature a mix of a cappella styles, from contemporary to barbershop. 7-10 p.m. $20-$35. Details.
Film Screening at Theatre Charlotte: See The Insult, a dramatic thriller, as this week’s installment of the Saturday Night Cine-Club series. 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Details.
Outdoor Movie at RiverGate Shopping Center: Watch Ferdinand under the stars at this family-friendly showing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Details.
Block Party at Waverly: The afternoon will see kids’ activities, a video game truck and DJ before live music takes over The Terrace in the evening. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.
Block Party at Ayrsley Commons: Enjoy live music and shopping while you participate in a cornhole tournament, prize pack raffle and more. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.
2018 Queen City Hair & Fashion Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: Expect a live fashion show, entertainment, food, giveaways, discounts and 40+ vendors selling hair products, fashion, and accessories. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.
Hi Neighbor! at Hattie’s Tap & Tavern: Leave the phone at home for this get-together, which will include vendors, live music, raffles and more. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.
Lock and Key Singles Party at Fitzgerald’s Charlotte: Women will get a padlock, men a key, before they’re released to mix and mingle in hopes of finding their match. If they do, they’ll be entered to win prizes. 8-10 p.m. $21, appetizers and drink specials included. Details.
Historic Cabin Experience at Anne Springs Close Greenway: Visit the Greenway’s two historic cabins, the Faires-Coltharp and Graham cabins. 10 a.m. $5. Details.
Check Your Chip at Northlake Mall: Bring your pet and check with the volunteers and officers that its chip is working and your information is in the system. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.
Epic Mud Maze at Hodges Family Farm: Make your way through a .45-mile maze with 75 different paths and over 10 obstacles, including mud pits, during the only mud maze in the world. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$70. Details.
Performance Therapy Run Form Clinic at Charlotte Running Company Promenade: Join Performance Therapy’s Mike Danenberg and American Record holder Christo Landry for a two-hour clinic focusing on running form and technique. 8-10 a.m. Free. Details.
Strides for Shelter 5K and Fun Run at McAlpine Creek Park: Proceeds from the full morning of runs, activities and afterparties will benefit The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $30-$35 for adults, $15 for those under 13. Details.
Insane Inflatable 5K at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Fight your way through a race course filled with the biggest inflatables you’ve ever seen. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $57, includes a bib, t-shirt and trophy. Details.
Mat Pilates at Whole Foods Waverly: Join Club Pilates for a mat-based class in the parking lot. BYO mat and water. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Free. Details.
Day in the Life: Brain Day with Atrium Health at Discovery Place Science: Join Carolinas College of Health Sciences to learn about how your brain functions, what happens when you get a concussion and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.
Burn & Brew at Sycamore Brewing: Join Orangetheory Midtown for a 45-minute all-levels workout followed by beer, wine and frosé. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free. Details.
Workout Party at Novel NoDa: They’ve teamed up with Camp Gladiator to offer a free 60-minute boot camp style workout. 10:30 a.m. Free. Details.
MadYoga at MADabolic: Begin at MADabolic for a 50-minute interval training workout before making your way to Yoga One for an hour-long Slow Flow and Clean Juice samples. 12-2:30 p.m. $50. Details.
World Cup Viewings at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: They’ll have all the games with the sound on the big screens in the small taproom. 2 p.m. Free. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Toledo Mud Hens. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.
Lacrosse at American Legion Memorial Stadium: Watch as the Hounds take on the Florida Launch. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Details.
SmileFest at Jackalope Jack’s Restaurant & Bar: Play cornhole, listen to a DJ and win prizes like a Panthers team ball, all benefitting America’s ToothFairy, which helps kids get necessary dental care. 2-6 p.m. $15, includes a bratwurst sandwich, beer and pint glass. Details.
Jurassic Park Party at 2nd & Charles: Celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with dinosaur-inspired crafts and coloring. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.
Carolina Makers and Co. at Trade & Lore: Shop local makers and enter to win a 50/50 raffle to benefit Damon Gammon and his family. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
98. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Food & Drink
Margaritas For Mutts at Vida Cantina: Bring your pup and mingle with other dog owners and pet-focused vendors while doing some good. $1 of every margarita sold will benefit Catering to Dogs & Cats. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.
1,000,000th Hot Dog Celebration at JJ’s Red Hots Dilworth: Come help make history as the Dilworth staple celebrates selling their millionth hot dog with $2 dogs, Cheerwine giveaways and more. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.
Chocolate and Coffee Tasting at Barista Craft Highland Creek: Learn all about the history and process of making chocolate and taste a variety of chocolates paired with Barista Craft’s specialty coffees. 3-5 p.m. $23. Details.
The London of Sherlock Holmes at Charlotte Museum of History: Join Sherlock and Dr. Watson at this Victorian London-themed high tea. 4-5:30 p.m. $40. Details.
Arts & Entertainment
Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Pack a picnic and listen to a live concert from Jason Atkins in the park. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.
Summer Pops at Symphony Park: The Symphony will perform a variety of Broadway favorites, including those from classics like The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and Les Miserables. 8:15 p.m. $11.50. Details.
Global Sports Bra Squad Day at Wooden Robot Brewery: Join a global movement to empower women with confidence and go on a 3-mile run – shirt optional. 11 a.m. Free. Details.
Sunday Stroll at Red Clay Ciderworks: Bring pets, kids and friends and stroll along the Rail Trail. 11:15 a.m. Free. Details.
Sunday Funday Luau at StrikeCity: This Hawaiian-themed party will include rum cocktails and Hawaiian buffet with a whole smoked pig. 3-7 p.m. $20. Details.
Two Year Anniversary Party at Moo & Brew: They’re celebrating two years of business with Deschutes Brewery live music. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.
Game Night at The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill: Play Cards Against Humanity for a chance to win weekly prizes, plus get your hands on specials like $4 OMB Captain Jack and $5 Tito’s. 4-11 p.m. Free. Details.
Boot Camp at Divine Barrel Brewing: Join Camp Gladiator for a 60-minute boot camp style workout. Bonus – you can also sign up for 4 weeks of free workouts at the event. 11 a.m. Free. Details.
Partner Shots: Team/Partner Workout at Charlotte Gymnastics: Join Mia Rose (CorePower Yoga teacher) and Maggie Gray (Orange Theory and RockBox fitness instructor) for a partner workout followed by treats from local vendors. 12-2 p.m. $15. Details.
Flow-Lab Yoga at Coco and the Director: Flow through an energizing 45-minute Vinyasa yoga session, then stick around to shop. 4-5 p.m. Free. Details.
Goat Yoga at Wish We Had Acres: Join the social goats in the pasture and bring new meaning to your practice. The flow will be family friendly. 7 p.m. $12. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Toledo Mud Hens. The first 1,500 fans will get a free mini soccer ball. 2:05 p.m. $8+. Details.
The Microscopic World at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Kids will learn how to use several types of microscopes and then go on a short hike to find interesting things to look at. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.
ON THE AGENDA
Strut Your Mutt Talent Show at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Enter your four-legged best friend into a fashion show – red, white and blue costumes strongly suggested – to benefit Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue. June 30.
Celebrate America! at Symphony Park: Summer Pops wraps up with a salute to America featuring patriotic numbers like “America the Beautiful” and the “Armed Forces Medley,” plus a huge fireworks finale. July 1.
Fourth of July Celebration at USNWC: The two-day festival will feature outdoor adventure, yoga, live music, and fireworks. July 3-4.
See all the upcoming events here.
Feature photo courtesy 945 Street Soccer.