Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 60+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, MAY 10

81. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Facebook’s Treats Charlotte at Sunflour Baking Company – Dilworth: You can get free cupcakes until they run out. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Pilot Batch Release at Triple C Brewing Company: Just in time for graduation, they’re releasing Summa Cum Laude to celebrate the achievements of the UNC Charlotte graduates. In light of the tragic shooting, they will be donating all proceeds from this pilot batch to the Niner Nation Unites fund. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Mother’s Day Sip and Shop at 7th Street Public Market: Join SHOUT! for live music and eight local vendors selling the perfect gifts for mom. The first 100 guests will get a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Vegetarian Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: The trucks will be serving up vegetarian (and some vegan) options. As usual, they’ll also live music, corn hole and fresh beer and cider. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Wine Club of Ballantyne at The Ballantyne: Indulge in night of food and Napa Valley Cabernet pairings. 6:30-8 p.m. $95+. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Revolution presented by Tosco Music at Convergence Plaze: The talented musical group, brought to the city thanks to SHOUT! will perform songs from tons of genres including Jazz, soul, Motown and more. 6-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Adult Art Party at Mint Museum Uptown: Go on a mini-tour, enjoy an adult beverage with a friend and create. Ages 21+. 6-8:30 p.m. $40. Details.

March/April Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts: Celebrate the new artists from all mediums. They’ll have live music from one of the artists and free beer and treats. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Made in CLT at Middleton McMillan Gallery: Award-winning internationally recognized spoken word artist Carlos Robson will be sharing his take on CLT, and the Charlotte Sketch Project will be making fun of our city, too. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Improv Charlotte Benefiting Classroom Central at Free Range Brewing: See a comedy show while you sip on a fresh beer. Each month they dedicate a performance to a new charity, and this month 100 percent of their profits will go to Classroom Central. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Experience

Charlotte SHOUT! at Uptown: The two-week event features more than 75 concerts, installations (including lighted seesaws and giant bunnies) and performances in Uptown. Times vary. Most attractions are free. Details.

End-To-End at Camp North End: This inaugural spring includes tons of events throughout the weekend, including demonstrations, live performances, drive-in movies, TEDtalks, Obama Foundation Summit and more. Times vary. Free. Details.

Armenian Festival 2019 at Saint Sarkis Armenian Church of Charlotte: Come and enjoy authentic Mediterranean food, music, kid’s activities and more. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Brewers and Music Festival at Historic Rural Hill: Enjoy two days of live music, 40-plus Carolina breweries, a three-hour tasting session and camping under the stars (if you’re up for it). 3-10 p.m. $8-$80. Details.

Friday Nights at Camp North End: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises. Kids and leashed pets are welcome. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Whitewater River Jam at USNWC: Bring your friends, family and a blanket and for live music, craft beer and food. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Twilight 5K Road Race & Walk at Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza: The family-friendly event features a 1K Kids’ Fun Run, live music, free food and appearances by celebrity mascots. Proceeds benefit Right Moves for Youth. 7-9 p.m. $10-$30. Details.

Sports

2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Track and Field Center/Transamerica Field: The Charlotte 49ers will host the 2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ticket includes entry to all three days. 2 p.m. $25. Details.

Kicking It With Cam at Bank of America Stadium: Cam Newton and other celebrities will face off in a game of kickball to benefit CNF (Cam Newton Foundation). This is the event’s fifth year, but the first time it’ll be at the Panthers Stadium. 4 p.m. $5. Details.

Shopping

Mother’s Day Sip & Shop at 7th Street Public Market: Expect live music and a curated selection of unique local gifts. The first 100 people get free sparkling wine. 4:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

75. 60% chance of showers.

Food & Drink

Big Al’s 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at Sycamore Brewing: Enjoy crawfish, jambalaya and live jazz compliments of Keenan McKenzie Music to help raise funds for the HopeWay Foundation. Noon to 10 p.m. $40. Details.

2nd Anniversary at Catawba Brewing Company: Their taproom is turning two, and they’re celebrating with shopping, live music, food and two special firkins tapped at 2:04 and 7:04 p.m. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Annual Mega Rosé Tasting at Foxcroft Wine Co. – Dilworth: Rosé weather is finally here, so celebrate with unlimited tastings and some light Mediterranean bites. Call Foxcroft to reserve your ticket. 1-4 p.m. $30-$35. Details.

Free Cheese Plates in the Park at First Ward Park: To celebrate Charlotte SHOUT! Orrman’s is giving away 50 free cheese plates. First come, first serve while supplies last. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Seven Year Anniversary Party at Salud Beer Shop: They’ll have an outdoor bar set up on the patio alongside DJ Dang Funky. Stick around for pizza and a Midnight Toast. 5 p.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

Soul Food Sessions Dinner at 7th Street Public Market: Enjoy a sweet potato-themed dinner featuring the Soul Food Sessions “Founding Five” and Guest Chefs Anika Rucker of Farenheit, Darryl Cooper of The Cooking Coop, Marlene Barber, Treasure Williams, Maria Elena Lundy. Tickets include champagne reception and three cocktails paired with dinner. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $95-$110. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Moving Spirits Workshop at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: These workshops will expose participants to African-derived dance forms from the United States, Cuba and Brazil. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5. Details.

Family Day at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: The whole family can enjoy workshops themed around the museum’s current exhibitions, Sculpture from the Bechtler Collection and Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Free for kids, $9 for adults. Details.

JBP Entertainment Celebrates 10 Years at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Enjoy a student performance featuring JBP dancers and singers performing innovative works in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and Contemporary dance. 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $15. Details.

Made in CLT at Middleton McMillan Gallery: Award-winning internationally recognized spoken word artist Carlos Robson will be sharing his take on CLT, and the Charlotte Sketch Project will be making fun of our city, too. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Spring Fundraiser: There will be live music by Southside Watt, a raffle and silent auction. Donations benefit the LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). Suggested $20 donation. Noon to 3 p.m. Details.

Experience

End-To-End at Camp North End: This inaugural spring includes tons of events throughout the weekend, including demonstrations, live performances, drive-in movies, TEDtalks, Obama Foundation Summit and more. Times vary. Free. Details.

Charlotte SHOUT! at Uptown: The two-week event features more than 75 concerts, installations (including lighted seesaws and giant bunnies) and performances in Uptown. Times vary. Most attractions are free.Details.

Armenian Festival 2019 at Saint Sarkis Armenian Church of Charlotte: Come and enjoy authentic Mediterranean food, music, kid’s activities and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Celebrate the mothers in your life with shopping, crafting, live music, drinks and more. Garden opens at 9 a.m. & activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $14.95 (moms are free). Details.

Big Fat Indian Wedding at Trade & Tryon: Join the India Association of Charlotte and SHOUT! for a live Indian wedding ceremony on center stage. Expect Indian music and dance performances, a Bollywood dance workshop, fashion shows, Henna tattoos and more. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Mother’s Day Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: The festival will feature a full lineup of vendors, and all of them will be mothers! There will also be dance performances, free makeovers, food and drinks, kids activities and more.  1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Brewers and Music Festival at Historic Rural Hill: Enjoy two days of live music, 40-plus Carolina breweries, a three-hour tasting session and camping under the stars (if you’re up for it). 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. $8-$80. Details.

Whitewater River Jam at USNWC: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for live music, craft beer and food. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Central Piedmont Skyline Run at Central Piedmont Community College – Central Campus: This family-friendly race features the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, Walk for Health, 1-mile Family Fun Run and the Charlotte Smarty Pants 5K Baby Jogger Championship, plus a health/fitness zone, food zone and kids zone. 8 a.m. $25. Details.

Miles Against Melanoma 5K at Arboretum Shopping Center: All proceeds from the event stay local to educate the community and help raise funds for melanoma research. Afterward, stick around in the race village for vendors, face painting, games and a DJ. 8 a.m. $15-$35. Details.

HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K at CMC Myers Park: Greg Olsen and family will lead a parade march to the HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K start line. The race will end on South Kings Drive at Levine Children’s Hospital, and a post-race celebration held in the parking lot will include a complimentary kid’s fun run, refreshments, music, inflatables and more. 8 a.m. $30. Details.

5th Annual Teal Diva 5k at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Run or walk to help raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. Teal costumes, wigs, tutu’s, etc. are encouraged. 9:30 a.m. $45-$60. Details.

Sports

2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Track and Field Center/Transamerica Field: The Charlotte 49ers will host the 2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ticket includes entry to all three days. 1 p.m. $25. Details.

Indoor Football at Bojangles’ Coliseum: It’s a battle of the Carolinas as the Carolina Energy take on the Carolina Aviators. 6:05 p.m. $14-$37. Details.

Shopping

Biergarten Table Reverse Auction at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: They’re auctioning off Biergarten table sets (a table and two benches), starting at $50 a set, decreasing throughout the day until they’re gone. All profits from the auction will be donated to 24 Foundation and OMB’s 24 Hours of Booty team: Team Reeb. 10-11 a.m. Free admission. Details.

House of Nomad’s Mother’s Day Market with Malones Greenhouse and Twine & Twig at House of Nomad Studio – 2108 South Blvd #115 (Atherton Lofts): Come enjoy a mimosa and bites from Suarez Bakery, and shop House of Nomad’s curated collection of travel finds, the best of Twine & Twig (including their kid collection) and plants by Malone’s Greenhouse. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Pop Up Market at 15th Street Market: Come shop local vendors every Saturday in the market. They’ll also have live music and food from Cousins Maine Lobster. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

May Starving Artist Market at Catawba Brewing Company: Shop handmade vendors and artists while you enjoy fresh beer and food from Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

QC Sip & Shop Pop Up at The Unknown Brewing Co.: Queen City Sip & Shop will be popping up at Unknown Brewing Co. with 30-plus local vendors, live music and two food trucks. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

77. 40% chance of scattered storms.

Food & Drink

Mother’s Day at Pink Cactus: In addition to their regular menu, they’re serving up some special items just to celebrate moms. They’ll also have drink specials, like $5 sangria and $20 endless Bellinis. 10:30 a.m. to close. Menu prices. Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: The buffet brunch includes a free Bloody Mary Beer-Mosa, or Mimosa, and they’ll have drink specials, a photo booth, games and more all day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40 per adult/$20 kids . Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch at BLT Steak: Their special menu includes Tuna Tartare, Brioche French Toast, Hanger Steak & Frites and more. Reservations are available online. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hilton Charlotte University Place: Treat mom to a gourmet culinary buffet. Call 704-547-7444 to reserve. Noon & 2:30 p.m. Prices vary by age of guest. Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch on the Pond at Middle Ground Farm: Join Lenny Boy Brewing Co. and other local favorites for a gourmet brunch followed by a fun farm tour. Noon to 2 p.m. $20-$50. Details.

Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch at The Ballantyne: Celebrate mom with a gourmet buffet in the ballroom. Reservations required. Noon. $95+, $40+/child. Details.

Black Food Truck Sunday at LIT Lounge & Amusement: Celebrate Mother’s Day with food from the best black-owned food trucks in Charlotte. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

A Mutha Funny Comedy Show at Heist Brewery: Bring a mom in your life for a comedy show put on by fellow mothers. 5-6:30 p.m. $12-$18. Details.

Third Annual Mother’s Day Celebration at Ovens Auditorium: Keith Sweat and Marsha Ambrosius will provide the entertainment. Hosted by MC Lightfoot. 7 p.m. $77+. Details.

Experience

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Celebrate the mothers in your life with shopping, crafting, live music, drinks and more. Garden opens at 9 a.m. & activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $14.95 (moms are free). Details.

Armenian Festival 2019 at Saint Sarkis Armenian Church of Charlotte: Come and enjoy authentic Mediterranean food, music, kid’s activities and more. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Mother’s Day & DIY at AR Workshop Charlotte: Spend an afternoon crafting with mom and create a beautiful piece of decor to take home with you. Mom will get a complimentary mimosa! 1-4 p.m. $40-$65. Details.

Fitness

Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: Help them reach their goal of 50 5Ks in 50 states to raise awareness of mental health issues. 9 a.m. $25. Details.

Yoga with King of Pops at The Rail Trail, right by Spectrum South End Apartments: This weekly all-levels yoga class is kicking off for the season. Come for the flow, stay for the pops. 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Track and Field Center/Transamerica Field: The Charlotte 49ers will host the 2019 Air Force Reserve Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ticket includes entry to all three days. 1 p.m. $25. Details.

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers will take on the Hershey Bears (if necessary) in the second round of the playoffs. Concession specials include $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 16-ounce domestic beer draughts and $4 select craft beer draughts. 5 p.m. $20+. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

South End Hops Festival: Expect 30 local breweries from North Carolina, local food trucks, artisans and live music at this beer lovers festival that benefits Rescued Me dog rescue. Pro-tip: You can bring your pup! May 18

Festa Italiana Charlotte 2019: Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, an open bar for wine and Prosecco, a Peroni Beer Garden, continuous live entertainment, a silent auction, activities for kids and more all afternoon. All proceeds will go to the Nevins Center to help them create opportunities and a better life for people with disabilities. May 19

National Trails Day: Kick off summer with free bike, kayak and SUP rentals, nature and history walks, bike tours, yoga, kids activities, live music, food truck and 30 outdoor-themed exhibitors. June 1

See all the upcoming events here.

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