Agenda Weekender: 85+ things to do this weekend, including River Jam, a brunch hosted by Brody Jenner, brewery anniversaries and yacht yoga

Agenda Weekender: 85+ things to do this weekend, including River Jam, a brunch hosted by Brody Jenner, brewery anniversaries and yacht yoga
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Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th Party V at Plaza Midwood Tattoo Co.: Get a custom tattoo for $13 or $31 on a first come, first served basis. 12-11:59 p.m. Free admission. Details.

FryDay the 13th 13 Three Spirits Brewery: Chick off the Block will be on-site dishing out plenty of types of fries, including seasoned, cheese and Pulled Chicken and White BBQ Sauce. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

6.66 Anniversary at The Spoke Easy: Celebrate Friday the 13th with a 6.66 Year Anniversary Party at the same time, complete with live music, raffles, drinks and more. Wear black and paint your face for a prize. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Friday the 13th Black Light Party at Whisky River: Wear your whitest whites and brightest brights at this themed party, complete with black lights, prizes and a balloon drop. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Food & Drink

Summer Lobster Celebration at The Palm: Eat your way through a lobster-centric menu with options like a dinner for two, lunch features and more. Through July 31, with service beginning at 11:30 a.m. $59+. Details.

Lobster & Cold Craft Beer Summer Lunch at Sycamore Brewing: Ditch your office lunch of last night’s leftovers for a lobster roll from Cousins Maine Lobster and a cold beer instead. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Closet Creatives Happy Hour: Hang out with other creatives at this potluck-style dinner and drinks party in a location revealed only once you’ve signed up. 5-9 p.m. Free, but bring a dish or drink to share. Details.

Front Porch Friday at Catawba Brewing Co.: The newest addition to the Friki Tiki series, a citrus IPA called Lemon Lime, will be on tap to enjoy while you grab food from a truck and listen to live music by Temperant League. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Fútbol Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: Presented by the International Champions Cup, this themed Food Truck Friday celebrates the upcoming match between Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund, happening in Charlotte later this month. Look for a petite peach saison and raspberry blonde brewed by Sycamore exclusively for the event, plus an opportunity to buy tickets and win giveaways. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Team Cootie Jones Fun-Raiser at The Unknown Brewing Company: Join Team Cootie Jones and Flores & Associates to raise funds and awareness for 24 Hours of Booty in honor of Laura Whittaker. $1 from each beer sold will benefit the cause. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Food Truck Friday EAST at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Munch and sip your way through 7 different food trucks and stands like The Dumpling Lady, Maki Taco, King of Pops and more while you enjoy a performance by Giant Squid Squad. 5-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cotswold Trucks Food Truck Friday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte: This kid- and dog-friendly Food Truck Friday takes over the church grounds with live music, playgrounds and free parking. BYOB. 5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

July Cocktail Class Series: Summer Entertaining at Hygge Coworking: Learn a thing or two when it comes to throwing together the perfect summer cocktail to beat the heat. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Experience 4 different pairings, guided by cider maker Jay Brandish and cheese expert Rachel Klebaur. 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Details.

90s Night at StrikeCity: Expect throwbacks on all things drinks, memorabilia, music, games and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free with Eventbrite registration. Details.

Champagne Charades at Suite: They’ll be pouring $2 glass of champagne all night long. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 11 p.m. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Color Purple at Belk Theater: The Tony Award-winning play, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story, comes to life on stage with a score featuring jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Friday through Sunday; times vary. $25+. Details.

2nd Annual CineOdyssey Film Festival at Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater: See works by men and women of color that address the multicultural issues our world faces now, and hear from them during panels. Friday and Saturday. $0-$70. Details.

Free movie night at Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop: They’ll be showing the Will Ferrell classic Anchorman once the sun goes down. BYO blanket, food and drink available for purchase. Free. Details.

South End ARTS LoSo Art Fest at Queen Park Social: Shop the works of 20 local artists specializing in leather-bound diaries, jewelry, painting and more. 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Craft Night Out: Signs of Summer at 7th Street Public Market: Join Crowned Sparrow Co. for a guided DIY session in which you’ll make a rustic pallet sign featuring the mountains, beach or Carolinas. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $32. Details.

Sounds on the Square at Spirit Square: Enjoy a free performance by gospel singer-songwriter Gina Robinson. BYO lawn chair, concessions and beverages available for purchase on-site. 7-8:30 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Summer Concert Series at Blakeney: Spread a blanket on the lawn and settle in for a performance by Leslie and Friends. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.


Friday Nights at Camp North End: Unwind in the Boileryard with food, music and more. Dog- and kid-friendly. 5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Fortune Friday at Red Clay Ciderworks: Get a one-on-one tarot card reading from Fran Wilbourn. 6 p.m. $10. Details.

River Jam at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Get there early for a River Jam Run, yoga, Big Water Sessions and more before a performance by Urban Soil. 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission ($6 to park). Details.

Music Matchup at Coaltrane’s Char Grill: Test your musical knowledge in a competition with prizes up for grabs. 8:30 p.m. Details.

Learn Things

CreativeMornings/Charlotte at The Fillmore: Listen to Bryce Laguer of Basal Coffee give his takes on what it means to be intentional. Food, coffee, music and more provided. 8:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Wine 101 at Corkbuzz: Get a handle on wine basics in this all-levels instructional class, which includes a tasting and topics like wine storage, decanting, wine production and grapes. 6:30-8 p.m. $50. Details.


World Cup Viewing at Caswell Station: Don’t miss a single game (or their drink specials and $20 appetizer platters) this weekend. Friday through Sunday. Free admission. Details.

FIFA World Cup Game Watch at Angry Ale’s: Watch teams from across the globe compete for serious bragging rights over $3 Coronas, $4 Luna Azul and $5 Guinness pints 12-9 p.m. Free. Details.

4v4 Coed Tournament at SportsLink Sandbox at VBGB: Take on other hopeful teams of 4 for your chance to be flown to Chicago to play in the Chicago Social AVP Volley Tournament this September. 7 p.m. $120 per team. Details.


Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at ImaginOn: A collection of picture book classics like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Peter Rabbit come to life in this interactive exhibit designed to allow children the chance to explore literacy skills and concepts in a hands-on environment. Through September 9; times vary. Free. Details.

Kids Bowl Free at StrikeCity: Kids under 10 bowl free until 5 p.m. Fine print: $5 per person minimum needs to be spent on food and drink, adults must pay to bowl and no more than 4 children per adult. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Details.


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Food & Drink

Flavors of the Summer: Blueberry at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: This month’s featured flavor is blueberry, and releases include Queen City Blues, Blueberry Lemonade and a blueberry-infused Dat Pale Ale, plus blueberry-themed food and dessert to pair it all with. 11 a.m. Free admission. Details.

FourPlay Saturdays + Karaoke at Flight: Ring in the weekend with $4 shots, beers and drinks before karaoke at 8 p.m. 11 a.m. Free admission. Details.

The Sugar Creek Luau at Sugar Creek Brewing: Get a taste of the islands without leaving town when the brewery brings sand, tiki torches, live music and more to this tiki-themed blowout. Tiki attire strongly recommended. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cheers to 3 Years of Beers at Free Range Brewing: Sip your way through a variety of brews from Free Range and others out of a commemorative goblet while you celebrate with food, family-friendly activities and more. 12-11 p.m. Free admission, $10 for a goblet and 2 drink tokens, $3 for tokens after that. Details.

Wooden Robot Turns Three at Wooden Robot: Celebrate the brewery’s anniversary with a variety of special releases, food, drink and good times. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. $5 per guest, $5 per beer ticket. Details.

Black Out Brunch with Brody Jenner at Queen Park Social: Enjoy brunch, drinks and DJ sets by Brody Jenner, View Beats and R Wonz. 1-6 p.m. $25-$100. Details.

Splash Bash Pool Party at Craft City Social Club: No country club membership, no problem. Take a dip in the Sheraton’s pool or just hang out in the cabanas with food, drinks and a DJ. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Mixology with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: Get a lesson in cookout cocktails from world-famous mixologist Bob Peters in this hands-on class. 2:30 p.m. Details.

Croatian Wine and Food Pairing at Bond Street Wines: Join Captivating Croatia as they team up with Orrman’s Cheese Shop and Bond Street Wines to present wines, artisanal foods and more unique to Croatia. 3-8 p.m. $30-$55. Details.

Band Together Benefit for Behailu at Diving Barrel Brewing: Join Divine Barrel, Bold Missy Brewery, Crown Station and Yelp for a NoDa block party with live music, food trucks, vendors and a battle of the bands. Proceeds benefit Behailu Academy, an arts-based youth organization. 3-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Luau Party and Cornhole Tournament at Angry Ale’s: Stop by in your best Hawaiian gear for a luau with a limbo contest, live music, themed drinks and a pig roast. 3-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Date Night Threesome: Music, Wine & Bites at Corkscrew on 5th: Choose a starter, dinner or dessert – or all three – to enjoy while you listen to live music by Alan Ospina. 9 p.m. Free admission, $15-$20 for food and drink. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Open Studio Saturday at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Cool off with a treat from King of Pops before diving headfirst into activities like water botanical paintings, icon making and 3D printing. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Jazz Series at Freedom Park: Enjoy an evening of free jazz in the park with performances by Jmichael Peeples and Art Sherrod Jr. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Grand Opening Celebration at The Laundry Room: The city’s newest and biggest laundromat from the minds behind 2ULaundry and in partnership with Electrolux, debuts this weekend. Celebrate with family-friendly games and activities, food trucks and special pricing. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Cars and Coffe Charlotte at 135 Hive Drive: Join other car enthusiasts for a morning of networking and all things cars. 7-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Good Karma Day at Bellies+Babies: Leave rejuvenated after a full day of yoga, food, drinks, massages and shopping. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission, pay-what-you-want yoga. Details.

Doggy Headshots at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: After your dog’s glamour shot, let them compete for bragging rights when it comes to things like Best Smile and Best Wiggle Butt. 2-5 p.m. $20 donation. Details.

Humane Society of Charlotte’s 40th Birthday at South Side Park Shelter: They’re celebrating 40 years of serving the community with music, free cake and prizes. The shelter will be open late, too, with $40 adoptions. Family- and pet-friendly.  5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

River Jam at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Catch a free concert by Machine Kid after your day at the Center. 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission ($6 to park). Details.

Trivia House Cup: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: Prove you’re the biggest Potterhead you know with this trivia session focused on both the movie and book versions of Goblet of Fire. Proceeds benefit JK Rowling’s Lumos Foundation. 7-9 p.m. $1. Details.

Learn Things

Raspberry Sensation Garden Floral DIY Design Class at Charlotte Flower Market: Learn the basics of floral design and arrangement in this guided class using raspberry and blush tone roses, eucalyptus, Queen Anne Lace and more. All materials except floral cutters provided. 10-11:30 a.m. $45-$120. Details.


Team SuperFit Charlotte 2018 at CrossFit Steele Creek: Round up a team of 4 to compete in a fitness tournament that calls on standard movements to test strength, endurance and skills. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $399 per team. Details.

Yacht Yoga for a Cause 2018 aboard the Carolina Grace: Head out to the lake for an hour-long flow session aboard the Carolina Grace. 9-10:30 a.m. $20. Details.

PowerHER Sweat at Freedom Park: Join Chrys Crockett of GetFitWitChrys for a morning of fitness presented by Dear Sister CLT and Body Armor. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $0-$20. Details.

Lenny Boy Yoga at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Take a class with a certified instructor, which includes a post-practice kombucha. 10 a.m. $5. Details.


Reverse Coed Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament at SportsLink Sandbox at VBGB: Grab your teammates for a tournament played on women’s height nets. The twist – guys, you’re not allowed to come off your feet to play a ball or hit within 10 feet of the net. Prizes include cash and volleyballs. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 per team. Details.


Covet Atelier Anniversaire at Covet Atelier: Celebrate the boutique’s 1-year anniversary with a weekend full of refreshments, giveaways and goods to shop. Saturday (6-9 p.m.) and Sunday (1-5 p.m.). Free admission. Details.

South End Farmers & Artisans Market at Atherton: Shop local vendors, farmers and makers for all of your grocery list needs as well as things like plants, soaps and dog food. Dog-friendly. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

ArtPop Pop Up Party at Evoke: Stop in to shop local artists and enjoy a drink or free hors-d’oeuvre at this quarterly pop-up shop. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.


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Food & Drink

Brunch at The Peculiar Rabbit: Expect bottomless mimosas, brunch classics and more. 10 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Sunday Brunch at Unknown Brewing Company: Indulge in $7 beermosas to pair with the new brunch menu from Passport Dough & Co. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch from a Truck at Catawba Brewing Co.: Fresh Med will be on-site dishing up brunch items to pair perfectly with a mimosa or cold beer to beat the Sunday Scaries. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

LGBTQ & Ally Community Pool Party at Craft City Social Club: Enjoy a live DJ and specialty drinks featuring Absolut and Malibu Rum. 12-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Taste of the Mint: Oscar de la Renta at The Mint Museum Randolph: Enjoy wine while you dine on small plates before getting a private tour of the museum’s popular The Glamour & Romance of Oscar de la Renta exhibition. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Details.

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Bring a blanket and picnic for this free concert by Maya Beth Atkins. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Love Bug Screen Art at Painting with a Twist: BYOB for this guided DIY session, where you’ll recreate a Rebecca Flott Arts featuring a VW Bug. 3-5 p.m. $39. Details.

Don’t Wait Til It’s Cool at BLKMRKT CLT at Camp North End: Camp North End’s studio gallery to take in the group photography exhibition focused on hip-hop with work by Chris Charles, Blaine Butler, Kevin “Surf” Mitchel and more. 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon at PNC Music Pavilion: The rock bands will take over PNC with a show featuring all of their classics. 7:30 p.m. $29.50+. Details.


Charlotte French Festival at Nevin Community Park: The festival is back for its second year and will include French staples like crêpes, wine, music and more. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Details.

BYOD: Dog Walking Program Launch at NoDa Brewing Company: NoDa Brewing will launch its own Bring Your Own Dog dog walking club this weekend. The route is just one mile, but your own dog will get to play with others, and the more often you come out, more chances you’ll have to receive prizes like collars, leashes and bowls. 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Reflection: I am. She is. at Hygge Coworking: Join other like-minded women for health-inspired events, giveaways, a fitness panel, workout and more. 2 p.m. $12. Details.

Game Night: Cards Against Humanity at The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill: Play a few rounds of the wildly and hilariously inappropriate game over drink specials including $4 Captain Jack, $5 Deep Eddy and $5 Tito’s. 4-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Learn Things

EH 704: The First-Generation Celebration at Three Spirits Brewery: Join Dr. Eve for a celebration of the establishment of her first business and publication of her first book with a podcast recording, brewery tour, book signing, networking and more. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.


NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Reach for the skies and then your toes at this all-levels restorative class in partnership with OrthoCarolina. 10:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Admission to the beginner-friendly class includes a beer and tip. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Ice Cream Run at NoDa Brewing Company: Earn your treat this National Ice Cream day after a 1-, 3- or 5-mile run, followed by an ice cream party. 12-3 p.m. Free ($5 for yoga). Details.

Free Yoga at the Park with King of Pops at Independence Park: Center yourself before you head into the week with a gentle, all-levels outdoor flow, then cool off with a King of Pops pop. 1-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Goat Yoga at Wish We Had Acres: Stretch your way through an all-levels class accompanied by a group of social, curious dwarf and mini goats. 6 p.m. $12. Details.


World Cup Viewing Party at Camp North End: Head to Camp North End’s air-conditioned (!) event space to watch the final stretch of the World Cup, and hang out at a mini soccer court, create a craft and more for the viewing. Coolers, lawn chairs and vuvuzelas strongly encouraged. Family- and dog-friendly. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Details.

World Cup Final at Sycamore Brewing: They’ll be showing the final round of the World Cup and offering $2 off all beer, all day. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.


Children with Special Needs Free Yoga & Mindfulness Class at Okra: This practice, with Twist Kids Yoga, is a safe environment for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s and more. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Cracking Up for Adoption 2018 at The Comedy Zone: Get in a laugh or two while doing some good, with proceeds helping local families ease the expenses that come with adoption. 6 p.m. $15. Details.


The Office Knight at BB&T Ballpark: Dunder Mifflin’s David Wallace will be on-site to meet fans all night long at the 7:04 p.m. game. July 19.

Queen’s Feast throughout Charlotte: The weeklong celebration of some of the best food in the city is back with 3-course, prix fixe menus at 125 restaurants. $30-$35++. July 20-29.

International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium: Soccer favorites Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund will come face-to-face during this championship game in Uptown. July 22.

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