Agenda Weekender: 40 things to do this weekend in Charlotte — including Backyard Barbecue at Resident Culture

Agenda Weekender: 40 things to do this weekend in Charlotte — including Backyard Barbecue at Resident Culture
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Heading to our Charlotte Agenda x Wyndham Capital Mortgage Backyard Barbecue this Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m?

Make sure to use our Lyft code AGENDABBQ for a $5 credit to get to and from Resident Culture.


FRIDAY, JUNE 21

91. Sunny. 

Food & Drink

Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Tikka Buzz Food Truck, 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.

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Ari Lennox at The Fillmore: Ari Lennox just debuted her first album, Shea Butter Baby, and more than 1,700 people said they were interested in the concert and nearly 30,000 people “like” her Facebook page — that’s a big following for a new artist. 8 p.m. $20. 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.

Phish concert at PNC Music Pavilion: It took the legendary Vermont rock band a long time to get back to the Queen City, but after nearly five years, Phish returns to PNC Music Pavilion. 7 p.m. $45-$83.50. Details.

The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland at Old Town Amphitheater, Rock Hill: The blues guitarist, singer and five-time GRAMMY winner will be joined by Marc Cohn, and gospel legends, the Blind Boys of Alabama, at the intimate downtown Rock Hill venue. 7 p.m. $65-$100. Details.

Bechtler By Night: Paint N’ Sip at 420 S. Tryon St.: Create your own version of the Mille Fleurs tapestry in Romare Bearden with guided help. Or swing by to check out the museum for free. There will be food and drinks for purchase. 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $20 for the painting class, free gallery admission. Details.

Friday Night Live – 20 Ride at 24 S. Main St., Belmont: Expect a Zac Brown Band tribute band, a beverage garden, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Science on the Rocks: Summer of ’69 at Discovery Place Science: They’ll have friendship bracelet making, Love Language quizzes, a retro costume contest and more. 5-9 p.m. $12+. Details.

River Jam at USNWC: This should be on everyone’s Charlotte bucket list. So grab your friends and cold one and listen to live music by the water. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

[Agenda related guide: 30 coolest things to do in Charlotte this summer]

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.

Rooftop & Rosé at Imperial: For many of us, Rosé season has already begun, but why not celebrate with all-you-can-sip samples and live music? 7-9 p.m. $20. Details.

Friday Night Fireworks at BB&T Ballpark: Go to see the Knights crush Louisville, stay for the firework show — one of the best parts of summer in Charlotte. 7:04 p.m. $9+. Details.

Shopping

Vanguard Furniture Factory Sale at 203 Simpson St. SW, Conover: They’re having a huge sale with up to 70 percent off everything. And while you’re in the area, you can head to Robert Abbey Fine Lighting for their factory sale. Free. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Savvy Bride Summer Soirée Sale at 2216 Hawkins: The bridal shop will have more than 300 majorly marked down gowns, starting at $99. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

93. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Margarita Wars at Rooftop 210: You get to sip margs all afternoon and vote for the best and most creative. 2-6 p.m. $20-$80. Details.

Boozy Desserts at Catawba Brewing Company: Expect boozy cupcakes, funnel cakes, cotton candy, kettle korn, cookies, brownies, bars and more. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Cupcake Festival at 9315 Statesville Road: Satisfy your craving for something sweet with some of the city’s best cupcakes. You’ll be able to vote for your favorites online, and a portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward foster children. Noon to 4 p.m. $5-$35. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Mural slam Battle Walls at Mint Museum Randolph: Four local muralists (Arko + Owl, Dammit Wesley, Matt Moore and Bree Stallings) are competing over the next five weeks to bring their best street art to various stops around the city, including the Mint Museum. You’ll be able to vote on your favorite, and you can expect a DJ, food trucks and drinks (for purchase). 2 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. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Public Opening for Never Abandon the Imagination: the Fantastical World of Tony DiTerlizzi at Mint Museum Randolph: More than 150 works from author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will on display now through November 3. He got his start with “Dungeons & Dragons” and you’ll get to see his original works from “The Spider & The Fly,” “Kenny and the Dragon” the WondLa trilogy and “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” At 1 p.m. Tony DiTerlizzi will be giving a talk, and he’ll sign books at 2 p.m. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Vampire Weekend: Father Of The Bride Tour at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre: Don’t miss this rock band perform live. 7:30 p.m. $35-$70. Details.

Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends at Belk Theater: Rob Lowe is giving you the lowdown on life in Hollywood, fame, marriage and more. 7 p.m. $25. Details.

Playroom Music Festival at 916 Tuckaseegee Road: This is The Playroom’s first-ever music festival, and Charity Case and Adrian Crutchfield are headlining. Stella Whittle, Abby K Band, Phantom Friends, B Sharp, Kat Holland, Winters Gate, Geezers Butlers and Space Truck are also playing. 2-11 p.m. $10-$25. Details.

Experience

Y2K Splash Party at Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood: They’ll have music from the 90s and early 2000s, splash activities, adoptable dogs and special drinks, including a a Grapefruit Juicy Jay and Sparkle Pop (a King of Pops popsicle in a Carolina Sparkle Party). 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

River Jam at USNWC: This should be on everyone’s Charlotte bucket list. So grab your friends and cold one and listen to live music by the water. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Fitness

2019 Strides for Shelter 5K at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: You can participate in the 5K or a fun run, and afterward there will be family activities, food and entertainment. Proceeds from the event The Relatives, a crisis center for youth, young adults, and families. 8:30 a.m. $15-$35. Details.

Sports

Knights v. Louisville at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights have a double header today, so you have two chances to see them crush Louisville. 1:05 p.m. & 7:04 p.m. $9+. Details.

Shopping

Shelves Pop-Up Bookstore at Queen City Grounds: Calling all book lovers. They’ll have books for sale for all ages. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Vanguard Furniture Factory Sale at 203 Simpson St. SW, Conover: They’re having a huge sale with up to 70 percent off everything. And while you’re in the area, you can head to Robert Abbey Fine Lighting for their factory sale. Free. 7-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Metropolitan Take Over Popup Market at 1111 Metropolitan Avenue Suite 300: Expect more than 80 artists and vendors selling anything from desserts to oils to pottery. They’ll also have a food truck on site. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Savvy Bride Summer Soirée Sale at 2216 Hawkins: The bridal shop will have more than 300 majorly marked down gowns, starting at $99. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

95. Isolated thunderstorms. 

Food & Drink

June Cocktail Class at Bardo: Award-winning mixologist Amanda Britton will teach you how to make three amazing cocktails. Noon to 2 p.m. $110. Details.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Truck at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall: Everyone knows Auntie Anne’s has the best pretzels, and today you won’t have to drive to the mall to get one. Noon to 5 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Best of Broadway (Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops) at Symphony Park: Expect music from “Grease,” “The Sound of Music,” “Wicked” and more. 8:15 p.m. $14+. 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. This is the last showing. 3 p.m. $25+. Details.

Songs of America: Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham at Belk Theater: McGraw and Meacham are talking about their book new book “Songs of America,” and you can expect McGraw to perform a few songs. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $45+. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Agenda x Wyndham Capital Mortgage Backyard Barbecue at Resident Culture: Come hang out with us old-school barbecue style. Your ticket includes one drink and food until it runs out. We’ll have JJ’s Hot Dogs, Tin Kitchen, Midwood Smokehouse and Golden Cow Creamery, and expect corn hole, vintage arcade games courtesy of Abari Game Bar, axe throwing with The Flying Hatchet and giveaways. And we’ve got a $5 Lyft credit for the event AGENDABBQ. 3-5 p.m. $5. Details.

Sports

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup at Bank of America Stadium: Every two years countries from North America, Central America and the Caribbean are represented as teams go head to head. See Canada vs. Cuba and Mexico vs. Martinique vie for this year’s cup. 6 p.m. $35-$200+. Details.

Shopping

Savvy Bride Summer Soirée Sale at 2216 Hawkins: The bridal shop will have more than 300 majorly marked down gowns, starting at $99. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

USNWC’s Fourth of July Celebration: The celebration is a two-day event with stand-up paddle boarding, live music, yoga, food and drinks. Each night ends with a huge firework show over the rapids. July 3-4.

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.

Confluence: The stages will be packed with local musicians, you can get behind-the-scenes info on the Charlotte music industry through panels, and you can check out a bunch of music-related vendors. This festival is for people who want to learn more about local music, get some exposure or love music in general. Aug. 3-4.

See all the upcoming events here.

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