Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Red, White, and Brews Fest at Sycamore

Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Red, White, and Brews Fest at Sycamore
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FRIDAY, JUNE 28

92. Partly cloudy. 10% chance.

Food & Drink

Legion Beer Dinner at Napa on Providence: You get a three-course meal and four beers — it’s a pretty good deal. 7 p.m. $55. Details.

Four Roses Bourbon at The Ballantyne: You’ll be guided through a bourbon tasting, and there will be small plates to snack on. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, Felix Empanadas, Flame N Fury Grill and The Garbage Truck. 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.

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

Arts & Entertainment

Ali Wong: The Milk & Money Tour at Ovens Auditorium: I’ve re-written this a bunch of times out of fear of sounding too gushy, but Ali Wong is the GOAT. I mean, the whole “colonize the colonizer” bit leaves me in tears every time. Just trust me and get tickets to this show (and watch her Netflix specials). Pro tip: No cell phones are allowed. 7 p.m. $39-$80. Details.

Dead and Company at PNC Music Pavilion: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann return with John Mayer to PNC Music Pavilion after opening their 2016 summer tour at the outdoor amphitheater. 7 p.m. $49.50-$759. Details.

Video Games Live at Belk Theater: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from popular and classic video games. 7:30 p.m. $19+. Details.

Queen City Improv Room Bachelorette Show at Stage Door Theater: This comedy show is about relationships, wedding planning, marriage and more — perfect for girls night. 8 p.m. $10+. Details.

Falsettos at Knight Theater: This Broadway production was nominated for Five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, so don’t miss out on a fun theater show. 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Brewers at 4001 Yancey 1 Year Anniversary Weekend at 4001-A Yancey Road: They have special events planned for the whole weekend, starting today with live music from Sofie Pederson, Brill Cosby and New Reveille. Saturday they’ll have tasting tables and the beer cart, and Sunday they’re doing $4 drafts and $10 brewery tours which includes a tasting glass, a sample and T-shirt. All day. Free. Details.

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

Official NC “Beers of Joy Premiere” at Sugar Creek: This feature-length documentary dives into the history of the pint glass. It’ll sound over the speakers in every room, but you can watch it in the taproom, event space and patio. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Chakti Yoga with Lauren McAbee at The Fillmore: This won’t be your typical yoga class, expect loud music, twerking/free-flowing moves and to sweat and smile. 7 p.m. $15. Details.

Shopping

Brushed Grand Opening at 1204 Central Ave.: Celebrate the grand opening of Brushed with specials like 10 percent off your nails, blowout and brows service and free VIP membership. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

93. Partly cloudy. 20% chance.

Food & Drink

Red, White & Brews Fest at Sycamore: Celebrate July Fourth early with beer, burgers/hotdogs/barbecue from food trucks, live music on two stages and more. 4-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Mimosa Brunch Weenie Picnic at Freedom Park: Bring your pup for a morning in the sunshine, listening to live music, food and mimosas. Pro tip: If you want a mimosa, you need to order a drink ticket (0r multiple) ahead of time. 10 a.m. to noon. $10-$25. Details.

Cooking Class with Chef Gene and Legion Brewing South Park: You’ll learn how to make Legion’s Duck Fat Chicken Wings, Benton’s Ham Mac ‘n Cheese, and an Amy’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $45 + tax + 20 percent tip. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Falsettos at Knight Theater: This Broadway production was nominated for Five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, so don’t miss out on a fun theater show. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Carolina Voices: Great Vocal Bands A Cappella! at Duke Energy Theater: A cappella groups Impromptu and Queen City Groove are taking the stage to bring you the best in vocals. If you haven’t been to an a cappella show before, trust me, they’re so fun. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. $20. Details.

Experience

The Chamber Grand Opening Party at 416 E. 36th St., Suite 100: The Chamber, a new concept by Wooden Robot with a rooftop biergarten in NoDa, is celebrating their grand opening with brews, food trucks and a DJ. Noon to midnight. Free. Details.

Return of the Baby Goats at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: There will be baby goats to snuggle and beer to drink, I expect you need no further convincing. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

South End Dance Party at Norfolk Hall: They’re throwing a dance party just for fun, and DJ Chase Morgan will be there — he knows how to party. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Details.

[Agenda related story: Go inside: Suffolk Punch transforms warehouse next door into a 600-person event venue called Norfolk Hall]

Brewers at 4001 Yancey 1 Year Anniversary Weekend at 4001-A Yancey Road: They have special events planned for the whole weekend, starting today with live music from Sofie Pederson, Brill Cosby and New Reveille. Saturday they’ll have tasting tables and the beer cart, and Sunday they’re doing $4 drafts and $10 brewery tours which includes a tasting glass, a sample and T-shirt. All day. Free. Details.

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

Plaza Midwood Block Party at 1200 Block of Central Avenue: Expect live music, vendors, free swag, a scavenger hunt and more. Families and pets are welcome, and parking is at Parking available at the Pool Builders Supply, at 1124 Central Ave. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Dog Day of Summer at Discovery Place Science: To celebrate the opening of their new IMAX movie “Superpower Dogs,” Discovery Place will have dogs from Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Linville Central Rescue Squad K9 Team, the Humane Society of Charlotte and more throughout the museum. All day. $24 adult, $20 child, $22 senior (IMAX + museum). Details.

Rich & Bennett’s AMERICRAWL in Uptown: Put on your most patriotic gear and send it. Your ticket includes drink specials, cover charges, commemorative koozie and giveaways. $15+. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Details.

Sports

BIG3 Basketball at Spectrum Center: Al Jefferson, Lamar Odom, Joe Johnson and other basketball stars will be playing. Your ticket gets you in for all three games. 11 a.m. $33-$1,000+. Details.

Shopping

June Midwood Market at 2008 Commonwealth Ave.: Commonwealth will be packed with 20 vendors and 50-plus local shops will be open, too. Bring your kiddos and dogs. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

QC Sip & Shop Pop Up at Pour Taproom: Expect vendors, ax throwing, beer, live music and food trucks. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Sidewalk SALE! at Great Outdoor Provisions Co.: Clothing, shoes and outdoor gear will be up to 65 percent off (not just off-season stuff either). All day. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

95. Mostly sunny. 20% chance.

Arts & Entertainment

Falsettos at Knight Theater: This Broadway production was nominated for Five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, so don’t miss out on a fun theater show. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Pool Pawty at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: There will be other pups for your dog to play with and $5 bloody marys, mimosas and more for you. 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Brewers at 4001 Yancey 1 Year Anniversary Weekend at 4001-A Yancey Road: They have special events planned for the whole weekend, starting today with live music from Sofie Pederson, Brill Cosby and New Reveille. Saturday they’ll have tasting tables and the beer cart, and Sunday they’re doing $4 drafts and $10 brewery tours which includes a tasting glass, a sample and T-shirt. All day. Free. Details.

Fitness

Pure Barre Pop-up Class at Sycamore: Bring a yoga mat (and sticky socks if you have them) and be prepared to lift, tone, burn — the workout is fun but definitely a challenge. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Details.

Sunday Runday Mural Run at 2921 N. Tryon St.: You’ll be led through a 3- or 5-mile route, passing by some of the city’s coolest street art. Noon. Free. Details.

Shopping

Charlotte Sidewalk SALE! at Great Outdoor Provisions Co.: Clothing, shoes and outdoor gear is up to 65 percent off (not just off-season stuff either). All day. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Homemade Sliders from Scratch: Learn how to make delicious homemade burgers with SkillPop and Whole Foods — just in time for summer cookouts. July 1

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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