Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including House of Soccer with Megan Rapinoe

Agenda Weekender: 38 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including House of Soccer with Megan Rapinoe
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FRIDAY, JULY 19

95. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

Vegan Brews and BBQ at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Expect tons of Southern vegan food items from Southern Fried Vegan, including their Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers and Totchos. 5-10 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

4th Annual CLT Burger Week at 35+ restaurants: I don’t think you need a special excuse to eat a good burger, but should you need one … this is it. Some participating restaurants include French Quarter, Graham Street Pub, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Hickory Tavern, Angry Ale’s and Kid Cashew. All day. $6 burgers. Details.

[Agenda guide: 20 best burgers in Charlotte, ranked]

Food Truck Friday – South End 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 – Plaza Midwood 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

Affion Crockett at The Comedy Zone: You might know him from “The Wedding Ringer,” “Wild’n Out” and other TV shows. This comedian is bringing his stand-up to Charlotte for three shows. 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. $20-$22. Details.

Dave Matthews Band at PNC Music Pavilion: This group needs no introduction, but expect a set list packed with all the DMB classics you always turn the volume up for when they come on the radio or on a Spotify playlist like “Ants Marching,” “Satellite,” and “Crash into Me.” 8 p.m. $45.50-$115. Details.

Shrek the Musical at Booth Playhouse: Not everybody likes onions, but everyone in your family will love “Shrek the Musical.” 7 p.m. $15-$25. Details.

Cirque du Soleil in Charlotte at Spectrum Center: You’re getting Vegas-level entertainment without having to leave Charlotte, so if you’re someone who loves unique shows, grab tickets. 7:30 p.m. $50+. Details.

Experience

House of Soccer fan fest at Romare Bearden Park: World Cup stars Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn will make appearances for the two-day event, and you can expect live music, an all-star soccer match, celebrity appearances and entertainment all weekend long. All day. Free. Details.

Science on the Rocks: Space Camp CLT at Discovery Place Science: Find out how much you would weigh in space, make donuts, play laser tag, and be prepared for more -out-of-this-world fun. 5-9 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Details.

50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations at Discovery Place Science: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, there will be tons of rocket- and space-themed events throughout the week. Make a laser-cut model rocket on Friday and create a pocket solar system and participate in other hands-on activities Saturday. All day. $17-$19. Details.

Charlotte Black Pride Week throughout the city: From an artists exhibit to a jazz brunch, there are tons of events going on throughout the week to celebrate black pride. Check out the full schedule here. All day. Varies. Details.

Friday Nights at Camp North End at 1824 Statesville Ave.: 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.

Shopping

Friyay Pop-Up Shop & Rosé Beer Release! at The Unknown Brewing Company: Drink rosé beer, shop from local vendors and buy a slice of pizza from Passport Dough & Co. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

95. Afternoon thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

4th Annual CLT Burger Week at 35+ restaurants: I don’t think you need a special excuse to eat a good burger, but should you need one … this is it. Some participating restaurants include French Quarter, Graham Street Pub, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Hickory Tavern, Angry Ale’s and Kid Cashew. All day. $6 burgers. Details.

[Agenda guide: 20 best burgers in Charlotte, ranked]

Arts & Entertainment

Shrek the Musical at Booth Playhouse: Not everybody likes onions, but everyone in your family will love “Shrek the Musical.” 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15-$25. Details.

Cirque du Soleil in Charlotte at Spectrum Center: You’re getting Vegas-level entertainment without having to leave Charlotte, so if you’re someone who loves unique shows, grab tickets. 7:30 p.m. $50+. Details.

Jeanne Robertson at Knight Theater: The 75-year-old former Miss North Carolina is using comedy to share stories about her life — you don’t want to miss out. 8 p.m. $24.50+. Details.

Affion Crockett at The Comedy Zone: You might know him from “The Wedding Ringer,” “Wild’n Out” and other TV shows. This comedian is bringing his stand-up to Charlotte for three nights. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $20-$22. Details.

Experience

House of Soccer fan fest at Romare Bearden Park: World Cup stars Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn will make appearances for the two-day event, and you can expect live music, an all-star soccer match, celebrity appearances and entertainment all weekend long. All day. Free. Details.

Mint City Collective at the ICC Tailgate: Tailgate with other Charlotteans who want to bring MLS to the city and get pumped for the ICC match. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Legiondary Field Day at Legion Brewing, 1906 Commonwealth Ave.: Expect field day-style games and new brews. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations at Discovery Place Science: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, there will be tons of rocket- and space-themed events throughout the week. Make a laser-cut model rocket on Friday and create a pocket solar system and participate in other hands-on activities Saturday. All day. $17-$19. Details.

Charlotte Black Pride Week throughout the city: From an artists exhibit to a jazz brunch, there are tons of events going on throughout the week to celebrate black pride. Check out the full schedule here. All day. Varies. Details.

20th Anniversary Party at Catawba Brewing Company: To celebrate turning 20, Catawba will have giveaways, a pop-up market, food trucks, live music, brand new beers and more. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

International Champions Cup: Arsenal v ACF Fiorentina at Bank of America Stadium: These English and Italian teams are going head-to-head for the International Champions Cup. Very cool they’re playing in Charlotte. 6 p.m. $35-$375. Details.

Shopping

July Uptown Flea at 406 N. Tryon St.: Expect more than 20 local local shops, handmade goods and vintage vendors. There will be brews, kombucha, food and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

95. Scattered thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

Margarita 101 at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila: You learn how to make four tequila-based cocktails, and the chef will bring out some lite bites. 2-4 p.m. $30. Details.

[Agenda guide: 5 best Mexican restaurants in Charlotte]

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

4th Annual CLT Burger Week at 35+ restaurants: I don’t think you need a special excuse to eat a good burger, but should you need one … this is it. Some participating restaurants include French Quarter, Graham Street Pub, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Hickory Tavern, Angry Ale’s and Kid Cashew. All day. $6 burgers. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Affion Crockett at The Comedy Zone: You might know him from “The Wedding Ringer,” “Wild’n Out” and other TV shows. This comedian is bringing his stand-up to Charlotte for three shows. 7 p.m. $20-$22. Details.

Cirque du Soleil in Charlotte at Spectrum Center: You’re getting Vegas-level entertainment without having to leave Charlotte, so if you’re someone who loves unique shows, grab tickets. 7:30 p.m. $50+. Details.

Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World at PNC Music Pavilion: Don’t miss these favorite groups together for a one-night-only performance. 7 p.m. $14-$653. Details.

Sublime with Rome at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre: Get funky with Sublime and Rom at this outdoor show, rain or shine. 6 p.m. $25-$55. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Peruvian Festival 2019 at Camp North End: Expect food, music, crafts, live entertainment and more. Noon to 8 p.m. Adults $5, kids under 10 are free. Details.

Charlotte Black Pride Week throughout the city: From an artists exhibit to a jazz brunch, there are tons of events going on throughout the week to celebrate black pride. Check out the full schedule here. All day. Varies. Details.

Buff Faye’s LION QUEEN Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: End your weekend and start your week with drag, brunch and the Lion King — what could be cooler? 11 a.m. $25. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

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.

Florida Georgia Line: An outdoor summer country concert is what Carolina summers are made for. Even if you don’t love the genre, it’s a great experience. July 27.

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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