Agenda Weekender: 44 things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 44 things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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FRIDAY, MAY 31

90. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Bardo One Year Anniversary Dinner Party at bardo: To celebrate some of the best food in the city, bardo’s Chef Mike Noll will prepare a four-course dinner, paired with cocktails and wine. 6:30 p.m. & 8:45 p.m. $132. Details.

Food Truck Friday at Resident Culture: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and six food trucks — what more could you want? 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: This weeks banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Tikka Buzz Food Truck, GOGI, Queen City Chamo, Gyro Twins Truck and Queen City Sliders. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

[Agenda related guide: Complete list and map of Charlotte’s 30 local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each]

Arts & Entertainment

Oslo at Duke Energy Theater – Spirit Square: “Oslo” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2017 and a slew of other awards, so it should be a great show. 7:30 p.m. $22-$28. Details.

Experience

River Jam at USNWC: Expect the usual live music, craft beer, food, yoga classes and Whitewater Center views. Anthony Gomes will be performing blues/rock music tonight. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

#WalkCLT in FreeMoreWest: Explore FreeMoreWest by walking to and from locations — the idea is to experience the neighborhood on foot rather than driving. You’ll get an event map when you check in, and businesses will give you a stamp. The after party is at Town Brewing where you can turn in stamps for raffle tickets. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

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

Sustainable Style Fashion Show at The Biddle Theatre: Charlotte Seen, GW and Goodwill are putting on a fashion show with upcycled clothing, and attendees can vote on their favorite collection. Textile waste is a huge problem, so this show is meant to demonstrate how fashion can be sustainable and more environmentally friendly. 7:30 p.m. $37. Details.

Opening Gala – The Southern Living Inspired Home at The Bramble: Southern Living has created a small exclusive community of properties priced over $1,000,000 in Fort Mill. You’ll get a chance to check out the homes while listening to country music and sippin’ on craft cocktails. Plus, they’ll have dinner, auctions and more, and proceeds benefit the Levine Cancer Institute and the Anne Springs Close Greenway. 7:15 p.m. $150. Details.

Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: There’s a new glass sculpture exhibit by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath, including 10-foot orchids. Thursday-Sundays you can catch a night show where the sculptures are illuminated, and there’s beer/wine and live music. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (day exhibit), 6-10 p.m. (night). $7.95-$14.95. Details.

Kids

Family Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark: If you want to take your kiddos to do something a little different this week, movie night at the ballpark is the perfect summer evening activity. They’re showing “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” and all you have to do is bring canned food to donate. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Canned food donation. Details.

Do Good

Make-A-Wish Barbecue at Topgolf: Go for the barbecue feast and to help Make-A-Wish, but stay for a game of golf. 4-6 p.m. $15. Details.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

86. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

Soul’s Year Ten Weekend at Soul Gastrolounge: They’re celebrating a decade of good food and fantastic cocktails with a two-day celebration. Saturday night features a disco DJ, and Soul’s OG mixologist Andy Maurer is returning to recreate some of the restaurant’s original cocktails. 5 p.m. Varies. Details.

[Agenda related guide: 11 best cocktail bars in Charlotte]

Blue Blaze 3 Year Anniversary at Blue Blaze Brewing: Expect beer releases, live music, vendors like King of Pops and National Trails Day activities including a bike ride and yoga. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Sip Happens: Mega Wine Tasting Experience at SouthPark: Sip on wines from fix different distributors and wineries on the patio with live music. 4-7 p.m. $15. Details.

Pop the Top 2 Year Anniversary Party at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop: They’re giving away pint glasses to the first 50 customers, and they’ll have special beer releases, live music and more. Noon. Free. Details.

Inishmore Grand Opening at 1315 East Blvd., Suite 130: Expect Irish food and drink specials, bagpipe music, Irish dancers and more. All day. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Oslo at Duke Energy Theater – Spirit Square: “Oslo” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2017 and a slew of other awards, so it should be a great show. 7:30 p.m. $22-$28. Details.

DaBaby at The Fillmore: The local rapper launched his album “Baby on Baby” last year, and it reached no. 8 on the Billboard 200 and no. 5 on Apple Music. 8:30 p.m. $75-$200. Details.

5th Annual ArtPop Art Auction at C3 Lab, LLC: Expect art, food, drinks and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting ArtPop. 6-9 p.m. $55. Details.

Experience

Cupcake Camp Charlotte 2019 at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: You can compete in a cupcake making competition, or you can show up to taste test. Either way, proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Charlotte. 1-4 p.m. Donations. Details.

Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: There’s a new glass sculpture exhibit by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath, including 10-foot orchids. Thursday-Sundays you can catch a night show where the sculptures are illuminated, and there’s beer/wine and live music. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (day exhibit), 6-10 p.m. (night). $7.95-$14.95. Details.

Pup, Puff and Away at 15th Street Market: Expect beer, a puppy kissing booth, food trucks, dog adoptions and CBD products/info. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25. Details.

Fitness

Ride at the Hive at Spectrum Center: You get a 45-minute CycleBar ride, a T-shirt, water bottle, brunch and mimosas. Plus there will be vendors to shop from afterward. Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, and you need to make a $35 donation (minimum) to reserve your bike. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35+. Details.

7th Annual NoDa 5K at NoDa Brewing: Run or walk a quick 5K, then hang out for live music, food, beer and more. 6-9 p.m. $40-$45. Details.

Sports

Checkers vs Wolves – Calder Cup Final at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers made it to the Calder Cup, and in Game 1 they’re set to dominate the Wolves. They’ll have $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 domestic draught beer and $4 craft draught beer. 6 p.m. $24+. Details.

Do Good

Keep Pounding 5K at Levine Cancer Institute: The aim is inspire those with cancer and their families to “Keep Pounding” and raise money for The Keep Pounding Campaign. The run starts at Levine and will end at Bank of America Stadium. 6:45 a.m. $15-$30. Details.

Unwind & Rewind at Rea Farms: Throw it back to your best 80s and 90s looks, and expect a night of 80s and 90s tunes, food trucks, beer and wine all to benefit Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

East Boulevard Sidewalk Sale on East Boulevard: Thirteen shops along East Boulevard are hosting a huge summer sale, so now’s the time to stock up on wedding gifts, birthday presents, etc. — and treat yourself. Shops include Paper Skyscraper, Vestique, Bella Bridesmaids, Pour Olive, Theory Design Studio, Lark & Key Gallery, Foust Studio, Abode Home, Apothic Spa, McKenzie Claire, Storey Home, The Milky Way and The Argyle Alligator. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Morning Markets 2019 at Camp North End: Start your weekend, and the month, off with coffee, breakfast food, shopping and/or fitness and live music. This is the last Morning Market for spring, so if you haven’t experienced it yet, check it out. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

June Starving Artist Market at Catawba Brewing: You’ll be able to buy all kinds of homemade goods and art, including photography, jewelry, paintings, wood working, beef jerky, Belgian waffles, candles and more. Plus, Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will be on site. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

June NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: Expect more than 20 vendors, farm-to-table food, live music and more. Noon. Free. Details.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2

87. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Breakfast for Dinner Collaboration with Snooze at Free Range Brewing: Snooze is bringing pancakes and Free Range will have a new coffee stout. 5 p.m. Free, donations encouraged. Details.

[Agenda related guide: 12 best brunch spots in Charlotte]

Soul’s Year Ten Weekend at Soul Gastrolounge: They’re celebrating a decade of good food and fantastic cocktails with a two-day celebration. Sunday they’re doing a disco drag brunch with a four-course meal, and you’ll get a souvenir mule mug ($80/person). Later in the afternoon they’re doing a Tiki-inspired cocktails, and disco will be playing all night. Noon. Varies. Details.

Charlotte Mimosa Festival at The Unknown Brewing Co.: You get unlimited mimosa samples. And if for some reason you need more convincing, there will be music, pop-ups and food trucks. Noon. $20. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 at PNC Music Pavilion: Nothing says summertime in North Carolina like sweating it out at an outdoor country concert. Even if you don’t love country music, I think we can all get behind the summer country concert experience. 7 p.m. $39-$200+. Details.

Experience

We’ve Got the Jazz Fest at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Celebrate jazz music and culture with live music, art activities, food trucks, cocktails and more. Noon to 6 p.m. $0-$8. Details.

June Front Porch Sundays at Sycamore Brewing: This month they’ll have puppy adoptions, Updog kombucha, a free fitness bootcamp, food trucks, live music and more than 65 local vendors to shop from. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: There’s a new glass sculpture exhibit by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath, including 10-foot orchids. Thursday-Sundays you can catch a night show where the sculptures are illuminated, and there’s beer/wine and live music. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (day exhibit), 6-10 p.m. (night). $7.95-$14.95. Details.

Fitness

Mural Run at Camp North End: You’ll run 6.2 miles with eight stops Uptown to check out some of the city’s best murals. You’ll end the run at Camp North End so stick around to check out more art and hang out. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Free Yoga On The Rail Trail with King of Pops in South End: Sundays aren’t so scary when you have free yoga — and a ton of brunch options to hit up before or after class. Bring your own mat or towel. 1-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Ramblin’ Rose South Charlotte at Harris YMCA: Ladies, celebrate your strength with a triathlon (200-yard swim, 8-mile bike ride and 2-mile run). $90. Details.

Sports

Checkers v Wolves – Calder Cup Final at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers made it to the Calder Cup, and in Game 1 they’re set to dominate the Wolves. They’ll have $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 domestic draught beer and $4 craft draught beer. 6 p.m. $24+. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Taste of Charlotte: It’s a three-day food and drink festival in Uptown with hundreds of samples, live music, kids’ activities, cooking demos, entertainment and more. Admission is free, but you purchase coins that are used to buy food and drink samples. It’s $20 for 15 coins and $7 for 10 coins. A wristband for kids’ activities costs $20. June 7-9.

Charlotte Brunch Crawl: You’ll get mimosa, bloody mary and other drink specials as well as brunch bites from all seven of the brunch stops. VIPs get a mimosa and brunch buffet package. June 8.

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour: This concert begs you to try your best party pony, rally your best girls, and sing your heart out to “7 rings,”  “Thank U, Next” and whatever else Ariana graces you with. June 10.


Looking for more upcoming events? View the Agenda’s full event calendar with the biggest events in Charlotte

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