Agenda Weekender: 80+ things to do this weekend, including the return of Queen’s Feast, the International Champions Cup and an appearance by Stormy Daniels

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FRIDAY, JULY 20

88. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

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.

Queen’s Feast throughout Charlotte: Eat your way through 3-course meals from some of the best restaurants in Charlotte, including 300 East, Pump House, Fin and Fino and Heirloom. See the full list of the 100+ participating restaurants here. Through July 29 (dinner only). $30-$35++. Details.

3rd Annual CLT Burger Week throughout Charlotte: It’s your last chance to get your hands on some of Charlotte’s favorite specialty, craft and gourmet burgers at a steep discount before you vote for the best in town. Friday through Sunday (11 a.m.-11 p.m.). $6 per burger. Details.

Lobster & Cold Craft Beer Summer Lunch at Sycamore Brewing: Celebrate making it through another work week with lunch from Cousins Maine Lobster, fresh air and plenty of sunshine – and maybe a beer or two before you head back to the office. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Lobster is so Divine at Divine Barrel Brewing Company: Join Cousins Maine Lobster and Divine Barrel Brewing to decompress and ring in the weekend 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

July Cocktail Class Series: Summer Entertaining at Hygge Coworking: Learn to make the perfect Tiki cocktails, including unique takes on margaritas and punches, with vodka, rum, bourbon and tequila. 6:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Charlotte Vegan Drinks: July Edition at Queen City Grounds: Join The Humane League for a night of all vegan everything, including food, coffee, beer and wine. 7-9 p.m. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie Musical at Theatre Charlotte: See the new musical, straight from Broadway, about a team of New York A-listers on a mission to open a floating casino and club. Expect numbers like “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Hot Stuff” and “I Am Woman.” Friday through Sunday (times vary). $10-$17. Details.

Lindsey Stirling + Evanescence at PNC Music Pavilion: See the punk rock band perform with violinist Lindsey Stirling. 7 p.m. $25-$110. Details.

River Jam at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Enjoy a free outdoor show by The Ruen Brothers. Kid- and dog-friendly. 7-10 p.m. Free ($6 to park). Details.

2018 Drag Show at The Rabbit Hole: Local Queens will put on an unforgettable show complete with drink specials. Proceeds benefit Stonewall Sports. 8 p.m. $5. Details.

Laugh At Lenny Boy at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: The brewery’s first comedy show will host some of the best in the state, including Jarrod Fortune and Matt Millner. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Movie Night at Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop: Catch a showing of the Jack Black classic School of Rock when the sun goes down. 8-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Experience

Stormy Daniels Live at The Men’s Club of Charlotte: The well-known (for more than one reason) star will be performing two shows nightly at the gentleman’s club on Tyvola. Friday and Saturday. $25. Details.

World Jump Day at Sky Zone Charlotte: Reunite with your inner kid with BOGO jump passes. Fine print: free jump passes can only be used 7/20/2018. 12-5 p.m. Details.

Science on the Rocks: A Night on Mount Olympus at Discovery Place Science: Try your hand at trident throwing and defeating a Minotaur, plus make lightning bolts and stargaze at the museum’s planetarium. Themed clothing strongly encouraged. 21+ only. 5-9 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Learn Things

Rebranding STEM to Better Engage Girls at Skookum: With only 25% of working women in the STEM workforce, women are underrepresented in the critical work of building the future. Join Smart Girls HQ, for a discussion on the crisis and effective contributions to further engage girls in STEM. Plus, there’ll be free pizza! 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Big Water Session at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Feeling brave? Take on the Center’s Class III and IV rapids in front of the River Jam crowd. Fine print: participants must purchase a day pass and be 16 or older; advanced notice reservations are $5/person. 7 p.m. Details.

Yoga at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Before you head to River Jam, get in an hour’s worth of practice at this Slow Flow session. BYO mat. 6:30 p.m. Free ($6 to park). Details.

Sports

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Root, root, root for the home team as they take on the Indianapolis Indians, then stick around for Friday Night Fireworks. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.

Kids

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 Only Paint Your Pet at Painting with a Twist: Kids, ages 8 to 14, are welcome to create a masterpiece of their own, featuring their pet (or another animal of their choice) in this guided session. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $45. Details.

Scoops & Sweets Festival at Rea Farms: Stop by to get a sugar rush with an array of treats that includes funnel cake, ice cream and cupcakes, plus family-friendly games and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Do Good

Christmas in July Toy Drive at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital: The hospital is accepting new, unwrapped toys to fill its treasure chest, including Disney princesses, Lego sets, coloring books, Play-doh and more. Through July 31. Donations should be $15 or less. Details.

SummerSHARE at Camp North End: SHARE Charlotte’s 4th annual SummerSHARE makes its way to the Boileryard for this week’s Friday Nights at Camp North End, where you’ll have the chance to donate tangible items that nonprofits need the most. Food, drink and live music will be on-site. 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Shopping

Summer Showcase at Diamonds Direct SouthPark: The jeweler is offering 20% off its showroom collection, plus live music, food, meet-and-greets and prizes like a stay at the Ivey’s Hotel and $100 to Sophia’s Lounge. Special store hours through Sunday. Free. Details.

Johnny Fly Co. Presents: VOL. 2 at Neighborhood Theatre: Celebrate the NoDa location’s 1-year anniversary and the brand’s 6-year anniversary. Sales begin at the store at 11 a.m. and will change hourly, but get there early for a pair of the classic WayFlyers. 8-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

89. 80% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

Peach Day at Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: Get your hands on fresh peaches, free recipes and more to take home, including desserts and jams. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast at 7th Street Public Market: Local firefighters will be hanging out at the market flipping and serving plain and blueberry pancakes to benefit the N.C. Firefighers’ Burned Children’s Fund. 8-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3 for children, $5 for adults. Details.

Brisket & Biscuits, A Community Breakfast at Koffee Kup Cafeteria: Plates come loaded with brisket, biscuits, eggs and plenty of southern sides, and are topped off with a slice of pie and coffee, tea or juice. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $20 per plate. Details.

Belgian National Day: Cellar Raid at Sugar Creek Brewing: Celebrate with a collection of Belgian favorites, plus $4 saisons and $4 Biere de Garde. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch Release of Hot Fuzz at Legion Brewing: Top off your brunch (with items like a Hot Fuzz Chicken Biscuit and Hot Fuzz Waffle) with a pint of Hot Fuzz, the brewery’s Jalapeño-Peace Kettle Sour. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Fish Fry at Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park: Each plate includes fried catfish, hushpuppies, coleslaw and tartar sauce. 12 p.m. until supplies run out. $10.99 per plate. Details.

Fresh Med 2-Year Birthday Bash at Catawba Brewing Co.: Stop by to help celebrate the food truck’s 2nd birthday with a special Fresh Med and Catawba collaboration (a Cucumber Lemon and Basil Saison), live music and discounted play at Lumberjaxe. 12-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

3rd Birthday Bash at Red Clay Ciderworks: Celebrate with Txotx, special cider releases, live music and more. 12-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Dog Day Afternoon at Loft & Cellar: Vic the Chili Man will face off against chefs from Loft & Cellar and STOKE to determine who has the best dogs in the city. 4 p.m. $15. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

ImagiCon 2018 at ImaginOn: This family-friendly mini comic-con celebrates all things comics, graphic novels, manga and gaming for kids up to 18. Activities include workshops, panels and DIY sessions. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Jazz in July at Blue Blaze Brewing: Enjoy the works of the Troy Conn Trio and indulge in Jazzy Mike’s, a Cajun-inspired food truck, at this all-things-jazz afternoon. 12-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

10th Annual Barnstock BYOB Music Fest at Barnstock: Pack the coolers and come out for a day of performances by acts like Atlas Road Crew, Lisa Denovo, Cannon Jazz All Stars and more. 5-11:59 p.m. $20. Details.

PLANK Wood Workshop at Anders Ruff Workshop: Join AR and HGTV Magazine for a night of BYOB arts and crafts. Choose from a plank wood sign, jewelry board, wood tray, Lazy Susan or photo frame to make, customize and take home. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $59.50-$80.50. Details.

Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey at PNC Music Pavilion: The group of your parents’ favorite acts is only in town for one night – don’t miss it. 7 p.m. $25-$95. Details.

River Jam at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Enjoy a free outdoor show by Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Kid- and dog-friendly. 7-10 p.m. Free ($6 to park). Details.

AfroPop! TribalPalooza: Two Year Anniversary at The Underground: See a show commemorating the group’s 2-year anniversary and find out what the fuss is all about. 10 p.m. $8. Details.

Experience

2018 Queen City Summer Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: Expect 40+ vendors, food, exercise, entertainment, kids’ activities and more at this family-friendly fest. 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

SUMMER SEEN Fashion Show at The Vue: Kickoff Charlotte Fashion Week with a fashion show, food, drink and live music. 3-7 p.m. $30. Details.

Million Dollar Listing Party at SKYE Penthouse: Join the Panthers’ Thomas Davis at this networking event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with a silent auction, catered food and more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $50. Details.

Stargaze South End at Dowd YMCA: Join the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club and their collection of telescopes on the rooftop of the Dowd Y for a stargazing session. Open to the public, all ages welcome. 8-11:30 p.m. Free. Details.

MINGO at Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood: Prove you knew that band before they were cool over a cold beer and slice of pizza. Prizes up for grabs. 9-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Learn Things

The Buzz About Bees at Discovery Place Nature: Learn from beekeepers and experts about why honeybees and beekeeping are so crucial, plus get up close and personal with beehives and try Discovery Place’s own honey. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. included in admission. Details.

Fitness

Yoga on the Deck on the 4th level of the 400 S. Tryon Parking Deck: Enjoy yoga with a view at this one-hour rooftop class. Free parking and mimosas included. Want post-class brunch, too? Attendees get 10% off at Rhino Market & Deli. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10 drop-in (free for #ncybpassport holders). Details.

BOB (Best of the Bootcamps) Event at Project Lean Nation Charlotte: Your donation earns you a boot camp session, yoga class, beer from NoDa Brewing and protein shake from Project Lean Nation. Stick around for giveaways from Beers & Burpees lululemon. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $10 donation. Details.

Rise & Unwine at Romare Bearden Park: Flow through a themed yoga class and follow it up with refreshments, prizes and more. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Yoga at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Start your day with an outdoor All Levels Flow session. BYO mat. 11 a.m. Free ($6 to park). Details.

Sports

3v3 Live at Mecklenburg County Sports Complex: Teams of 3 will go head to head at this day-long tournament before one is named champion. Stick around to see how their standing compares to other 3v3 teams throughout the nation. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $31 per player. Details.

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights as they take on the Indianapolis Indians under the skyline. 7:04 p.m. $8+. Details.

Kids

KidsFest at Carowinds: The kid-friendly “Arts in the Park” celebration is back and loaded with hands-on workshops, arts and crafts and games and activities. Friday and Saturday (10 a.m.-close). Included in admission. Details.

Creek Stomp at Latta Plantation: Let the kids wade through the cool water while looking for salamanders, crawfish and more. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free, but registration is required. Details.

Do Good

Animal Kneads Day: Doggy Days of Summer at Northlake Mall: Join CMPD Animal Care and Control for its largest annual fundraiser and adoption event, for which the staff makes over 1,000 loaves of bread to sell and bring plenty of furry friends to adopt out. Proceeds benefit AC&C and make it possible for 8 clinics to provide 500+ spay and neuter surgeries for free. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

2018 Heart of Gold Fundraiser Gala at Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza: Join The Omar Carter Foundation for its 4th year of music, dancing, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Foundation, which works to raise awareness around Sudden Cardiac Death. Black tie dress is preferred. 6-10 p.m. $45-$450. Details.

Shopping

The Booth Fairy’s Traveling Trunk Show at Resident Culture Brewing Co.: Shop Booth Fairy’s (formerly Urban Gypsy) selection of secondhand fashion, filled to the brim with vintage pieces and one-of-a-kind items. Saturday (1-8) and Sunday (12-7). Free admission. Details.

Restoration Vintage + Handmade Summer Market at Free Range Brewing: Stop by to shop the brewery’s first vintage and handmade market (and to snack on donuts and popsicles, too). 12-6 p.m. Free admission. Details.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

88. 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

International Champions Cup

Ink N Ivy Soccer Tailgate at Ink N Ivy: The party spills over into the parking lot at this tailgate and watch party, packed with activities like cornhole, giant darts, giveaways and more. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Official Pre-Game Tailgate at The Coca-Cola DogHouse: Join other diehard fans at this no-cover pregame, which will see giveaways, food trucks, an autograph session and more throughout the day. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Pre Game for Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund at Unknown Brewing Co.: Stop by for free food, $4 Pre Game pints (and half-priced packs) and life-sized foosball. No ticket to the game, no problem – stick around for a watch party on the rooftop bar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

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. 4 p.m. $40-$230. Details.

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Food & Drink

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Enjoy Legion’s best beers alongside a brunch menu with items like breakfast sliders and a Southwest Breakfast Burrito. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Sunday Brunch at Unknown Brewing Co.: Grab something off of Passport Dough & Co.’s new brunch menu to pair with a $7 beermosa. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch from a Truck at Catawba Brewing Co.: Fresh Med will be serving brunch in the parking lot while Catawba slings perfectly pairable mimosas and brews. 12-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

A Celebration of SOUL Dinner at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room: Join Bonterra to celebrate the debut of SOUL: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 recipes, Todd Richards’ debut cookbook, with a family-style dinner, cocktails and small bites. 6-9 p.m. $105. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: BYO blanket and picnic for this free concert by Matt Stratford. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Pizazz Mega Jam at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater: See performances by Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Young Dolph and Kash Doll. Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. $65-$325. Details.

Experience

Floating Down the River at Catawba River Access Fort Mill dam: Join TheCHIVE Charlotte for a 4-5 hour journey down the river. BYO float, water, sunscreen and alcohol. Pro tip: Park at The Pump House, and TheCHIVE will shuttle you to the launch site for $5. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

1 Year Anniversary at The Door Escape Room: To celebrate hitting the milestone, they’re waiving the need for reservations and reducing admission to rooms by half. Fine print: You don’t necessarily get a say in which room you do – they’ll start you in the next available room. Stay for a cookout by Chubz Famous Chiliburgers. 12-6 p.m. $12.50. Details.

Charlotte Peruvian Festival at Camp North End: Take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Peru with a sampling of authentic food, folk dance performances and goods for sale. They’ll also have kids activities. 12-8 p.m. $5. Details.

Fitness

Yoga at The U.S. National Whitewater Center: Wrap up your weekend with an hour-long Fun Flow. BYO mat. 11 a.m. Free ($6 to park). Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Admission to the all-levels class includes a 13-ounce beer and tip. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Scrumdiddlyumptious Run at NoDa Brewing Company: It’s National Junk Food Day, so celebrate accordingly (once you’ve finished a 1, 3 or 5 mile run with the Run Club). Guest ambassador Tim Reitz will be on-site to lead the run and reward you with candy afterward. 12-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Namastay at Legion Brewing: Limber up for the week ahead during this hour-long all-levels practice. One post-practice pint included. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $7. Details.

Sports

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights face off against the Indians one final time in this mid-day game. 12:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Kids

Breakfast with the Characters at Carowinds: Fill up at this all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes a meet-and-greet and other interactive experiences. Kids will take home a free Peanuts drink bottle and Snoopy coloring book. 9-10 a.m. $60 ($15 for season pass holders). Details.

Do Good

Cops on the Block + Midwood Market at Thomas Street & Commonwealth Avenue: Stop by for a day of activities, food and more at this block party, where you’ll meet CMPD officers and better understand the work they do when it comes to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. 12-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Panthers Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium: Watch the team warm up for the season at a 7 p.m. practice, with proceeds benefitting Carolina Panthers Charities. August 3.

24th Annual Festival of India in Uptown: Organized by the India Association of Charlotte, the festival will include dance performances, arts exhibits, a bazaar and food court, singing competitions, movie screenings and more. August 11-12.

Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in Uptown: You can’t help but feel the love at the region’s largest LGBTQ Pride event includes a two-day festival and parade that sees 150,000+ attendees throughout the weekend. August 18-19.

See all upcoming events here.

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