Agenda Weekender: 32 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including LoSo Block Party

Agenda Weekender: 32 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including LoSo Block Party
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

94. Partly cloudy. 

Food & Drink

Tiki Wiki at Haberdish: They’re putting out 18 tiki cocktails including their take on a Mai Tai, Zombie and Hurricane. Cocktail prices will run between $11 and $18. The Tiki Wiki menu runs from August 8-18. Restaurant hours. $11-$18. Details.

Lobster & Beer Lunch! at Sycamore: Kick off the weekend early with a lobster roll (and/or tots) and a beer. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: You’ll get to try four different ciders paired with four cheeses from Orrman’s Cheese Shop. 7-8:30. $19. Details.

Black Food Truck Friday: “SummerMusicTour” R&B at Recess CLT: They’re celebrating black music all summer long, and this week’s genre is R&B. So go for the food trucks and stay for the music. 5-10 p.m. Free. 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, Gyro Twins Truck, TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck, New Wrap Order, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine and Holy City Waffles. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Dreamsicle IPA Release at NoDa Brewing: This is like summer in a glass. Expect nostalgic flavors of orange and vanilla, just like an orange dreamsicle. 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Celebrating 1 Year of Fine Pastries in CLT at 7th Street Public Market: La Piccola Gabbia is turning one and celebrating with five new cake flavors — they’ll be handing out samples all evening. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

John Mayer at Spectrum Center: We all know John Mayer is a beautiful artist, and if you love emotional roller coasters, this would be the perfect concert for you. 7:30 p.m. $40-$150. Details.

Art After Dark at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: The theme is Art as Activism, and you’ll learn more about what Black August means. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Sounds of Summer at First Ward Park: Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some live outdoor music. You can pack a picnic or grab dinner from one of the vendors on site. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Pride Dog Day at Freedom Park, Shelter 2: Bring your pup out to the park for the PAWS-itively Fierce fashion show — categories include Best in Pride (rainbow and Pride-themed wear) and Natural Beauty. There will be light refreshments for you and water/treats for your fur child. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Friends Trivia Bar Craw at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: Your giant New York apartment isn’t on the line, but you will be competing for the Gellar Cup. There are four stops total with 25 questions and drink specials at each. 4 p.m. to midnight. $15-$30 a person. 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.

Queen City Anime Convention 2019 at 555 S. McDowell St.: The event will feature a cosplay contest, vendors, fan programming, a video game room with contests and more. More than 6,000 people are “interested” on Facebook. All day. Kids under 12 are free. $20-$45 for adults. Details.

Pilot Brewing’s 1st Year Anniversary Party at 1331 Central Ave.: They’ll have five beer releases, live music, a food truck and a charity bake sale. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

91. Partly cloudy. 

Food & Drink

Latin American Street Food Fest! at Sycamore: Expect live music, drinks and authentic Latin American food trucks by Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine, Grumpy Grandpa and Chimi Spot Dominican cuisine. Pro tip: Get there early, almost 3,000 people are “interested” on Facebook. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Tiki Wiki at Haberdish: They’re putting out 18 tiki cocktails including their take on a Mai Tai, Zombie and Hurricane. Cocktail prices will run between $11 and $18. The Tiki Wiki menu runs from August 8-18. Restaurant hours. $11-$18. Details.

Mixology with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: Bob will teach you how to make some of his famous cocktails at home. 2:30-3:30. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Round out your day drinking or do pre-dinner rooftop drinks with half-priced rosé and $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

National Farmers Market Week at 1801 Yorkmont Road: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with free recipes from local famers that incorporates their farm-grown produce. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

KISS: End of the Road World Tour at PNC Music Pavilion: Go ahead and check another item off your bucket list and see one of the most famous rock bands of all time live. 7:30 p.m. $44-$1,000. Details.

Katya: Help Me I’m Dying Tour at McGlohon Theater: The RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality star is going to be sharing stories about what it’s like being a woman (from the drag perspective). It’s going to be amazing. 8 p.m. $25-$150. Details.

Experience

LoSo Block Party at 4150 Yancey Road: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery,Queen Park Social, Red Clay Ciderworks, Sugar Creek Brewing Co., The Brewers at 4001 Yancey and their neighbors are throwing down all day. Expect food, brews, music, kids’ activities, dog areas and more. 2-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Anime Convention 2019 at 555 S. McDowell St.: The event will feature a cosplay contest, vendors, fan programming, a video game room with contests and more. More than 6,000 people are “interested” on Facebook. All day. Kids under 12 are free. $20-$45 for adults. Details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

90. Partly cloudy. 

Food & Drink

Tiki Wiki at Haberdish: They’re putting out 18 tiki cocktails including their take on a Mai Tai, Zombie and Hurricane. Cocktail prices will run between $11 and $18. The Tiki Wiki menu runs from August 8-18. Restaurant hours. $11-$18. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Round out your day drinking or do pre-dinner rooftop drinks with half-priced rosé and $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: End one week and start a new one with a relaxing yoga session and a beer (half pour included in admission). 10:45-11:45 p.m. $5. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Queen City Jazz Collective at Stage Door Theater: What better way to wind down the weekend than with a smooth jazz performance? 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Details.

Experience

Queen City Anime Convention 2019 at 555 S. McDowell St.: The event will feature a cosplay contest, vendors, fan programming, a video game room with contests and more. More than 6,000 people are “interested” on Facebook. All day. Kids under 12 are free. $20-$45 for adults. Details.

Kids

Sensational Science at Discovery Place Science: People with Autism Spectrum Disorder or sensory sensitivity can enjoy the museum through a low-sensory experience before the Museum opens to the public. 9 a.m. to noon. $10. Details.

Do Good

The Last Straw – Plastic Oceans Benefit at Triple C Brewing: Swing by the Barrel Room for food, a photo booth, beer, live music and to help a great cause. 2-7 p.m. $20. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Lager Fest: A Celebration of Lager Beer: Take a break from those IPAs. Resident Culture is hosting its inaugural Lager Fest to celebrate the best lager beers in the game. August 17.

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2019: It’s pride month in Charlotte, which means tons of pride events are going on all month long. Show support for the LGTBQ by hitting up the big events, the festival and parade and check out some of the other parties around the city, including PRIDE in the Sky 2019and the2019 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant. August 17-18.

Belk College Kickoff: University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina are going to head to head to get everyone excited about college football season. Oh, and former UNC football player Chase Rice (now country artist) is performing the night before. August 31.

See all the upcoming events here.

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