Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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Don’t let the thunderstorms keep you from getting to all of Charlotte’s top events. 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7

82. Scattered storms.

Food & Drink

National Doughnut Day at Swirl: Swirl is debuting their doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, and they’re doing a BOGO deal. Fun fact: They have vegan options. All day. Menu prices. Details.

Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood at Resident Culture Brewing: 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 South End at Sycamore Brewing: This week’s 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.

Arts & Entertainment

Alumni & Student Art Exhibition at C3: Come meet the Niner alumni and students who have contributed to a curated exhibit and take a tour of the gallery. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera at Booth Playhouse: Blumenthal calls it “Saturday Night Live meets Broadway,” which is an incredible combo. Performers will be making fun of politics, pop-culture, sports and life. 8 p.m $25+. Details.

Open Mic Night at McGlohon Theater: If you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to share your talents in front of a crowd, this is it. And if being on stage isn’t your thing, you can go to support. 7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Art After Dark at the Harvey B. Gantt Center: Celebrate Black Music Month and Caribbean-American heritage with museum tours, performances, art making and more. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

PURPLE NOTE 4: Celebrating The Life Of Prince Through Jazz at the Neighborhood Theatre: Celebrate Prince’s birthday with this jazz tribute. 8:30 p.m. $25-$35. Details.

Experience

Taste of Charlotte in Uptown: It’s a three-day festival filled with food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, cooking demos and more. It’s free to attend, but if you want to dig into the hundreds of food samples, you’ll need to purchase coins the day of or pick them up at one of the booths if you pre-order. All day, starting at 11 a.m. $0-$20. 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.

Fishbowl: A Pop-Up Bar Experiment at Discovery Place Science: They’ve got fire and ice themed cocktails with a focus on liquid nitrogen, making clouds, breathing fire and more. They’ll also have beer and wine for sale. Free admission, cocktails $12-$15 per drink. 5:30-10 p.m. 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.

Sports

Knight’s Game & Sleepover at BB&T Ballpark: Go for the game and stay for a sleepover on the ball field. The sleepover includes a space to plop your tent, a movie and firework show. 7 p.m. $16 for the game, $21 for game + sleepover. Details.

Shopping

June Nebel’s Alley Night Market at 101 W. Worthington Ave.: Expect more than two dozen vendors, jazz music, caricature drawings and more — it’s the perfect way to spend time waiting for a table to open at Superica, Hawkers or Barcelona. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

cupcake from swirl charlotte

While you’re getting a free doughnut, go ahead and treat yourself to a cupcake, too.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

78. Thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

Monthly Wine Tasting-Wines from South Africa! at Foxcroft Wine (SouthPark & Dilworth): You’ll get to sample six different wines. 3-5 p.m. $5. Details.

Bourbon Tasting & Dinner at The Asbury: You’ll get five bourbon samples with a guided tasting followed by a chef-prepared meal. 3-7 p.m. $95. Details.

Plaza Midwood Beer Tour at Legion Brewing, Pilot Brewing & Pour Taproom: You get a tour of all three breweries and a flight at each stop. 4-6:15 p.m. $26. Details.

Two Scoops Southend 1 Year Anniversary Party at 1616 Camden Road #100: Two Scoops Southend is turning one, and they’re doing BOGO waffle cones to celebrate. 1-11 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Charlotte Brunch Crawl in Uptown: 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. Noon to 6 p.m. $18-$60. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Music of Queen at Belk Theater: This show is part of Summer Pops, one of the city’s best-loved summer traditions put on by the Charlotte Symphony. Expect all the Queen songs you love, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions” and “Somebody to Love.” 7:30 p.m. $19-$148, general admission. Details.

Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera at Booth Playhouse: Blumenthal calls it “Saturday Night Live meets Broadway,” which is an incredible combo. Performers will be making fun of politics, pop-culture, sports and life. 8 p.m $25+. Details.

Unforgettable at Duke Energy Theater: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte is putting on a cabaret show with jazz tunes, Broadway and more.  3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25. Details.

Experience

Taste of Charlotte in Uptown: It’s a three-day festival filled with food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, cooking demos and more. It’s free to attend, but if you want to dig into the hundreds of food samples, you’ll need to purchase coins the day of or pick them up at one of the booths if you pre-order. All day, starting at 11 a.m. $0-$20. Details.

Flower Crown Workshop at Criv: You get to make your own flower crown, eat charcuterie, and you get 20 percent off anything you buy at Criv. 2-4 p.m. $20. Details.

Roses & Rosé at The Broken Spoke: Your ticket gets you a rose, one small bottle of Rosé, access to the floral arrangement class and a champagne tasting. 1-3 p.m. $15-$35. 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

Race to the Taste 5k at Fourth and North Tryon Streets: You can choose between a 5K or cupcake run, and runners get a coin for food, T-shirt and a free beer (21+). 8:45 a.m. $0-$53. Details.

Sports

Field of Dreams Night with John Kinsella at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights are taking on the Louisville Bats and celebrating the 30th Anniversary of “Field of Dreams” with autographs from John Kinsella (Dwier Brown). 6 p.m. $9+. Details.

Do Good

Bar Crawl & Scavenger Hunt at Pour Taproom: Grab your pals and bar hop throughout Plaza Midwood for a scavenger hunt while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Carolina. Noon to 5 p.m. $15 per person (up to teams of four). Details.

BMC of NC Beards n’ Bubbles Kilted Karwash at NoDa Company Store: Wash the pollen off your car and support a good cause — Safe Alliance. Noon to 5 p.m. Donations. Details.

2019 Wiener Dog Race at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: What’s better than drinking beer, watching puppies run around and supporting North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue? Nothing at all. Period. 2-8 p.m. $15-$30 to enter. Details.

beer-and-glasses-at-pour-taproom-plaza-midwood

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

78. Thunderstorms.

Experience

Taste of Charlotte in Uptown: It’s a three-day festival filled with food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, cooking demos and more. It’s free to attend, but if you want to dig into the hundreds of food samples, you’ll need to purchase coins the day of or pick them up at one of the booths if you pre-order. All day, starting at 11 a.m. $0-$20. Details.

Happy Puppy Dog Walk at The Unknown Brewing Company: Treat your pup to a 3-mile walk, puppy daiquiris and cake and a playdate with tons of other dogs. After the walk, you can hangout at Unknown for brews for you and your pup. 2-5 p.m. Free to attend. 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

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.

Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing: Entry includes a yoga session (all levels welcome) and a half pour of beer. 10:45-11:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Sports

LFANC Charlotte Knights Game at BB&T Ballpark: Show support for The Lupus Foundation of America and of course our Knights. 2-5 p.m. $22. Details.

Do Good

Still Not Asking For It at Made To Last Tattoo: There’s no excuse for sexual assault and nonprofit Still Not Asking For It is spreading the message through this worldwide flash fundraiser. You can choose from 30-plus tattoo designs, T-shirts and prints to spread the word. Expect drinks and treats, too. Noon to 7 p.m. Free to attend. Details.

knights mac and cheese dog


ON THE AGENDA

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.

theSkimm Night Out: You’ll get to hear some real talk from Skimm founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, a signed copy of their new book and access to a pre-show networking session. You’re going to walk out a smarter better person (listen to their podcast Skimm’d from The Couch if you want to get hype for the event). Plus, Brooklyn Decker is moderating. June 14.

24 Hours of Booty: Every year hundreds of walkers and more than 1,000 bikers commit to walking and cycling for 24 hours (or as much as they’d like in that 24-hour period) around the famous Booty Loop in Myers Park. Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Queens University of Charlotte are the main beneficiaries of the event, but 10-20 other cancer-related nonprofits will receive support too. If you don’t plan to walk/bike, you can cheer on the participants from the sidelines or hang out in the food/expo area. July 26.

See all the upcoming events here.

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