Agenda Weekender: 95+ things to do this weekend, including the return of SCarowinds and a few hurricane parties

Agenda Weekender: 95+ things to do this weekend, including the return of SCarowinds and a few hurricane parties
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Many events have been and are being canceled or rescheduled due to weather, so it’s best to double-check before you head out.


85. Cloudy and windy. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

3rd Annual Brews 4 Kids throughout Charlotte: All weekend long, a portion of proceeds at 10 local breweries will benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, which raises funds to find new and less toxic ways to treat cancer in children. Participating breweries are Sycamore, Birdsong, D9, Legion, Lenny Boy, NoDa, Wooden Robot, Eleven Lakes, Sugar Creek and Twenty-Six Acres. Friday through Sunday. Free admission. Details.

Forward Faster by Design Breakfast Series at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Learn to alter your workspace to further creative collaboration within your team. Breakfast included. 7:30-9 a.m. $10-$20. Details.

Beer Release at Catawba Brewing Company: Try King Don’s Pumpkin Ale, a fall-inspired brew made with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, clove and magnum and clocks in at 5.5% ABV. 12-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Friday Nights at Camp North End [CANCELED]: Unwind in the Boileryard with food, music and more. This week, Cookie Dough Bliss will be on site with free art for kids. Dog- and kid-friendly. 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Lobster is so Divine at Divine Barrel Brewing: They’re teaming up with Cousins Maine Lobster to bring you authentic lobster rolls alongside their local beers. 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Friday Night Bites at Legion Brewing: Stop by for a pork loin sandwich topped with Carolina Reaper BBQ sauce and Juicy Jay slaw. Other activities include live music, shopping and more. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Food Truck Friday Dilworth at 1324 East Boulevard: Enjoy dinner from a truck at this kid- and dog-friendly FTF. Trucks this week include Spoons Acai, Taco Green-Go and Atomic Dog. Outside drinks and coolers welcome. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Explore four unique cheese and cider pairings at Red Clay with the help of Orrman’s Cheese Shop. 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Details.

Quintessa Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: This five-course menu will see each plate paired specially with a selection of Agustin Huneeus wines. 7-9 p.m. $225. Details.

Hurricane Party: When it Rains it Pours at Blackfinn Ameripub: Hurricanes will be $5 to help out-of-towners and locals alike forget about the storm outside. 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Corey Holcomb Live at The Comedy Zone: See the comedian, who has appeared on the likes of The Tonight Show and Last Comic Standing, perform live in the intimate comedy club. Friday through Sunday, times vary. Details.

Benny Goodman Tribute at Stage Door Theater: Janelle Reichman pays tribute to King of Swing Benny Goodman in this season closer. Friday (6 and 8:15 p.m.) and Saturday (7 and 9 p.m.). $16. Details.

Live on the Green Finale at First Ward Park: End the season right with a special 2-night event with performances by 7 artists. Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2:30-8:30 p.m.). Free. Details.

Romeo & Juliet: You Choose the Ending at Anita Stroud Neighborhood Park: Presented by Chickspeare in conjunction with the Arts and Science Council, this unique take on the classic Shakespeare play allows the audience to choose the fates of Romeo and Juliet. BYO blanket and chairs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Peter and the Starcatcher at Theatre Charlotte: The Tony Award-winning play, based on the story we all know, turns the tale of the miserable-orphan-turned-Peter-Pan on its head. 8-10:30 p.m. $28. Details.


Dilworth Home Tour 2018 in Dilworth [POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 21]: See inside a number of gorgeous Dilworth homes and gardens on this self-guided tour. Charlotte B-Cycle will be offering free bikes and bike racks for the tour, and, afterward, stop by Bonterra for half-price glasses of wine with your ticket. Friday (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). $25-$30. Details.

Mario Kart Tournament at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: Kids and adults alike will have the chance to compete in everyone’s favorite racing game, with prizes awarded to first and second place winners. 1-9 p.m. $5. Details.

SCarowinds Opening Night Monster Block Party at Carowinds [CANCELED]: Expect a Halloween-themed DJ, dance and costume parties, prizes and more. 5:30-7 p.m. Included in admission ($19.99 with a costume). Details.

5-Year Anniversary Party at Infinity Ballroom: Dance the night away with an opening lesson, beverages and heavy h’ors doeuvres. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Adult Game Night at Strikecity: Compete on and off the lanes with bowling, board games and more. Plus, they’ll be clearing the bar for fall, so get ready for plenty of summer drink specials. 8-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Learn Things

Starting a Startup at Advent Coworking: Learn how to make your vision come to life in this class, taught by Kenneth C. Paulus, a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience building startups. Bonus: one student will win $1,000 seed money for their business plus 3 months free rent at Advent Coworking. 6:30-8:30 p.m. through September 29. $399. Details.

Craft Beer Tech – Brewing in Charlotte at Skookum: Learn how Charlotte-based startup Ekos helps breweries thrive with their brewery management software over a free pizza lunch. 12 p.m. Free. Details.


College Soccer at Transamerica Field: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on Florida Atlantic. 7 p.m. $5. Details.


Grandparents Day Story Time at Baby+Co.: Kids, parents and grandparents alike will enjoy a playdate complete with storytime. Open to clients and non-clients. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Mushroom Madness Hike at McDowell Nature Preserve: Celebrate Mushroom Month by learning how to correctly identify a variety of fungi commonly seen throughout the region. Ages 10+. 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Adoption Event at Food Truck Friday Dilworth [POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 21]: Come meet your new best friend over dinner at this Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue meet-and-greet. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.


End of Summer Red Tag Stock and Display Sale at Modern Lighting and Design: Shop display and stock lights and ceiling fans at discounts up to 70%. Friday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Free admission. Details.

Freemans Sporting Club Made-To-Measure Weekend at TABOR: New season, new wardrobe. Shop sportscoats, suits and a TABOR dinner jacket from Freeman Sporting Club’s made-to-measure program. Friday and Saturday, by appointment only. Cost varies. Details.


82. 60% chance of afternoon rain.

Food & Drink

Pucker Up! at Temple Mojo: Try 4 of Lenny Boy’s sour ales – Passionfruit Gose, Peach Please, Berliner Vine with Muscadine Grapes and Berliner Vine with Scuppernong Grapes – on tap all day. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

A Proper Good Party at The Suffolk Punch: Celebrate the Rail Trail staple’s first birthday with an on-site workout, live music, food, music, beer releases and more. 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Free admission. Details.

South End Farmers and Artisans Market at Atherton: Enjoy a cup of joe from Not Just Coffee or a drink from Vin Master while you peruse a variety of local vendors selling everything from produce to dog food to soap. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch & Burn at The Rabbit Hole: Earn a mimosa and 20% off your brunch once you complete a workout combining interval circuits, sprint runs and team challenges. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Details.

4th Annual My Sister’s Keeper Luncheon at Hilton Charlotte Center City: Join the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter to honor local women who serve and raise funds for scholarships and program support. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $77. Details.

Woofstock 2018 at NoDa Brewing [POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 17]: Stop by to meet adoptable dogs, shop vendors, snack on food and enjoy great beer, all put on by Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue. Admission includes your first beer. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 donation. Details.

Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day at The Broken Spoke: Can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day? Neither can The Broken Spoke, which is why they’ll be spending their day with Irish dancers, food and drink specials (check out that corned beef and cabbage and take a Quinness shot) and live music. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: The brewery’s 4.7% ABV kettle sour, Citra Acid Test, is loaded with tropical fruit notes and being released in cans just in time for tailgating. 12-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Block Party and Cornhole Tournament at Angry Ales [POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD]: Hosted by SportsLink, year’s block party will see a cornhole tournament with cash prizes, multiple kegs of Bud Light (free while it lasts) and giveaways. 1-5 p.m. $10-$15 per team. Details.

Beer Olympics at Carolina Beer Temple: Grab a team of two to four people to compete in a variety of bar games, including ring toss, flip cup and trivia, to win beer, gift certificates and more. 3-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Wine Tasting at Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark [CANCELED]: Sip your way through a selection of Mollydooker wines. Plus, meet the man on the Shiraz bottle himself, Luke Marquis. 4-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Hurricane Florence Watch Party (formerly 5th Annual Premature Oktoberfest) at 8.2.0 [POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 12]: Join Brad Panovich, Pierce’s Project and the Novant Health Foundation in a hurricane party and Oktoberfest celebration to benefit micro preemies, babies born before the 26-week mark or weighing less than 1 pound, 12 ounces. Expect live music, an open bar, food and raffles. 7-11 p.m. $10-$100. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

ArtPop Pop Up Party at Evoke: Browse local pieces and meet the artists behind them while you enjoy a wide selection of free hors-d’oeuvres and live music. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Sunset Concert Series at Shelton Vineyards [POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 12]: Enjoy a glass of wine in the vineyard while Blackwater Rhythm & Blues performs their unique lineup of beach, blues and funk music. 21+ only. 6-9 p.m. $15-$25. Details.

Alan Jackson at Spectrum Center: See the country star perform his hits on the Charlotte leg of the Honky Tonk Highway Tour. 7:30 p.m. $39+. Details.

Tosco Music Party at Knight Theater: Enjoy performances of a myriad of musical styles, including opera, R&B, soul, jazz and funk at this showcase. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $13-$27. Details.

AfroPop! Charlotte, Vol.25: Goodbye Summer at Snug Harbor: The bar will be filled to the brim with curated music by two separate DJs at this summer sendoff. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5-$10. Details.


Pink Boots Ball 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton [RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 27]: Indulge in cocktails, gourmet food, a silent auction, dancing and more to support Carolina Breast Friends and its mission. 6:30-11 p.m. $225. Details.

City Startup Labs 5th Anniversary at Grace on Brevard: Celebrate the Labs’ fifth birthday with networking, live music and spoken word performances. 7-11 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Coffee & Conversation at Hendrick Motorsports: Join Brave Step for a talk with panelists Ramona Holloway, Tracy Curtis and Andrew Matthes and moderator Francene Marie Morris. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Details.

Move Your Feet: Afro Brazilian Dance at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Explore tradition and learn fundamentals of multiple dance styles, including folkloric and Orixa-inspired, Samba Afro, samba reggae and more. 12-1 p.m. $5. Details.


Safe House Project Half Marathon and 5K at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Proceeds of this run, which takes place on the Speedway itself, benefit the Safe House Project, an anti-sex trafficking organization. 7 a.m. $10-$60. Details.

Hit the Brixx 5K/10K at Brixx Pizza Uptown [POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 14]: Finish the course and head to Brixx for a pizza party and beer festival. Proceeds benefit Kids Path, part of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte. 7:45-10:45 a.m. $5-$45. Details.

Fit Atelier Celebrity Trainer Series at Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel: Join P.volve to experience their signature sculpting and toning class, complete with their toning and lengthening equipment, at this one-day-only pop-up. 9 and 10:15 a.m. Details.

Yoga at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Admission earns each yogi their practice and a six-ounce pour of kombucha. 10 a.m. $5. Details.

Fashionably FIT 2018 at The Carole Hoefener Center: Shop local and national activewear fashion brands, participate in pop-up workout classes and compete for fitness-themed prizes. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $20. Details.

FlyFIT at Legion Brewing: Kick your Saturday off with an hour-long total body, high-intensity strength class. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Get Ready to Trail Run at REI: Be in the know when it comes to local trails, events and gear, plus meet other trail-obsessed runners. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Ballet at the Bar at Legion Brewing: Don’t knock a ballet class-inspired workout until you try it and you find your muscles quivering after a set. Admission includes class and a post-practice pint. 12-1 p.m. $7. Details.

Gentle Yoga Meditation on Historical Spiritual Figures at NoDa Yoga: This session of slow and simple asanas will include a meditation on Clare of Assisi, the founder of Order of Poor Ladies. 1:30-3 p.m. $25. Details.

Prop Up Your Practice at Y2 Yoga: This yoga session will rely on props to find better alignment in your poster and deepen your practice. 1:45-3:45 p.m. $39. Details.


Premier League at Jackalope Jack’s: Watch a number of soccer games, including Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool FC and Manchester City vs. Fulham FC, all day long. Plus, check out the English breakfast spread. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Carolina Sendoff at The Unknown Brewing Company: Head to the brewery to wave goodbye and wish good luck to the Panthers as they make their bus makes its way toward Atlanta. 12-2 p.m. Free. Details.


The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds [CANCELED]: Let the kids enjoy the SCarowinds decorations without the scares. Activities include a costume parade, foam zone, a hay bale maze and more. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. Included in admission. Details.

Do Good

Operation Sandwich at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Now in its seventh year, this sandwich making session provides meat-based sandwiches to the homeless. Please bring supplies to make meat-based sandwiches, including bread and cheese. 10-11:30 a.m. Donation-based. Details.


78. 90% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

3 Year Anniversary at Sugar Creek Brewing: Join Crossfit Mecklenburg for an anniversary celebration with food, drinks and a Panthers viewing party. 12 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.

Free Doggie Ice Cream at Two Scoops Creamery: Stand For Animals (formerly Spay Neuter Charlotte) is turning seven, so celebrate with a free scoop Canine Crunch ice cream for your pup. 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Brunch at Red Clay Ciderworks: Recover from your Saturday night with donuts from Pepperbox, breakfast from The Breakfast Food Truck and a drink or two from the cidery. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Football Watch Parties and Tailgates

Panthers vs. Falcons Road Game Party at Caswell Station: Settle in for the game with brunch, $2 mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys, a DJ and plenty of drink specials. 10 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Keep Pounding, Keep Partying at Graham St. Pub & Patio: Cheer on the Panthers with a special gameday menu that includes $5 Panthers shots. 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate at Blue Blaze Brewing: Enjoy $10 pitchers, lawn games, an open grill and the game, shown on a 12-foot screen. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Carolina Panthers Game Watch at StrikeCity: Watch the game on any of the 65+ TVs while you enjoy themed cocktails and drink specials. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Dolphins at Jets at Queen Park Social: Join the Charlotte Dolfans Club for a viewing party. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Panthers vs. Falcons at Queen Park Social: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Falcons in Atlanta. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Panthers Watch Party at 1st Ward Beverage Co.: Enjoy a drink on special as you cheer on the boys. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Football Game Watch at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: With 20 screens, there’s no shortage of space to watch your favorite during this Sunday’s lineup. 1-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

OrderFire S4E1 premiere ft. Frank Scibelli at Free Range Brewing: Kick off the season with an episode centered on Frank Scibelli, owner of Mama Ricotta’s, YAFO Kitchen, Midwood Smokehouse and Paco’s Tacos. Plus, you’ll get the chance to meet him and sample his food. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz Night at Barista Craft Highland Park: Enjoy the sounds of Brian Gilbert Quartet, made up of students and graduates from the UNCC’s Jazz Studies program. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

5 Seconds of Summer at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre: See the pop-rock boy band from Australia on their Meet You There tour. 8 p.m. $56+. Details.

Learn Things

Beers and Books at Divine Barrel Brewing: Bring a dish or snack to share, have a cold one and get ready to discuss The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. 12-2 p.m. Free admission. Details.


NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Admission includes an hour-long, all-levels flow and complimentary beer. 10:45-11:50 a.m. $5. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Admission gets each yogi the class and a 13-ounce beer. 11:15 a.m. $8. Details.

BYOD: Dog Walking at NoDa Brewing Company: Stretch those four legs on this 1-mile route, then stick around for drinks, prizes and more. 12-1 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Sunday Runday at NoDa Brewing Company: Enjoy a leisurely 1-, 3- or 5-mile run through the neighborhood before relaxing with a beer in the taproom. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Skip & Sip Sunday Funday at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Join Skipper for a 1.5-mile guided dog walk that starts and ends at Brewers at 4001 Yancey. Hang out afterward for beer, food and live music. 3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Goat Yoga on the Farm at Wish We Had Acres: Unroll your mat in the pasture and practice alongside some cute and furry companions. 5-6 p.m. $12. Details.

Cyclobots Road Ride at Wooden Robot Brewery: This ride is best for intermediate riders, as it covers 24 miles at an average speed of 15-17 M.P.H. 5-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.


Kids Crafternoon At the Gardens at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden [POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23]: Kids will learn how to press flowers and use them to make collages. Registration required. 1-2 p.m. $10. Details.

Tri the Creek at Christenbury Pool Highland Creek [CANCELED]: This race, designed specifically for kids ages 6 to 12, will allow for youngsters to experience the tradition triathlon format of swim-bike-run. 1-4 p.m. $25. Details.

Do Good

VolunCHEERS: South End Clean Up at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop [POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 30]: Do your part in keeping the neighborhood clean, then head back to Pop the Top for a volunteer appreciation party, where you can expect raffles, drinks, a DJ and more. The first 50 volunteers will get a free shirt and drink. 9:30 a.m. Free admission. Details.


Starving Artist Market at 4100 Raleigh Street [CANCELED]: Join Charlotte Art League to shop 30+ local vendors’ handmade goods and artwork. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fall Market at Central Coffee Co. South End [POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 30]: Cozy up with a pumpkin pie latte while you shop local vendors’ fall items. They’ll also have the Panthers game on the projector for the boyfriends that don’t feel like shopping. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.


Lowcountry Party at The Fillmore: Join Communities in Schools for a Lowcountry buffet, plenty of drinks, live music and a silent auction. September 29.

Mad About Modern Home Tour in SouthPark: See inside some of the city’s most unique midcentury modern homes on this self-guided tour. September 29.

Race for the Cure in Uptown: Now in its 22nd year, this 5K walk/run, 1-mile fun run and survivor parade benefits the funding of breast cancer health services and research for Susan G. Komen Charlotte. October 6.

See all the upcoming events here.

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