Agenda Weekender: 41 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Pride Festival and Lager Fest

Agenda Weekender: 41 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Pride Festival and Lager Fest
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

93. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

The Bohemian opening at 1319 Pecan Ave.: The unpretentious wine bar is now open in Plaza Midwood. So treat yourself to a charcuterie board and drink up. Noon. Free. Details.

Black Food Truck Friday: “SummerMusicTour” at Recess CLT: They’re celebrating black music all summer long, 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 — Roaming Fork, TIN Kitchen, Nana’s Porch, Sun Burger, East Coast Tasting and Streamline Kitchen. 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday South End at Sycamore Brewing: This weeks 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.

Arts & Entertainment

Mint Museum Charlotte Pride Weekend at 500 S. Tryon St./2730 Randolph Road: To show support for Charlotte Pride, both Mint Museum locations will be free to explore this weekend, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday. All day. Free. Details.

CATS at Belk Theater: One of the longest-running Broadway productions of all time, CATS is now touring again, making a six-night stop in Charlotte. 8 p.m. $25+. Tickets.

Midsummer Nights @Queens at 1900 Selwyn Ave.: Bring your own blankets chairs and wine for a 90-minute outdoor performance of this Shakespeare classic. It runs Aug. 13-17 and 20-24. 8:15 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Celebrating PRIDE featuring Bad Romance: A Tribute To Lady Gaga at The Fillmore Charlotte: Celebrate Pride and icon Lady Gaga. 8:30 p.m. $12. Details.

Pride Fest Friday Night at Ink N Ivy: Expect signature cocktails, entertainment and Rupaul’s Drag Race Nina West will be there. 9 p.m. to midnight. $25+. Details.

Queen City Legends of Pride at Rooftop 210: Dance the night away with Miss Charlotte Pride drag queens. 8:30-10:30 p.m. $15-$75. Details.

Stonewall Birthday Pride Dance Party at Visulite Theatre: Expect a DJ and hours of dancing. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Details.

Science on the Rocks: Art Deconstructed at Discovery Place Science: Science on the Rocks is always a good idea, and this week’s theme will especially appeal to all the art-lovers. 5-9 p.m. $12. Details.

Paddle to Table at USNWC: You’ll have a guided paddle down the Catawba River by kayak or stand-up paddle board, take a short hike back, and get a chef-curated meal — and there’s craft beer and wine for purchase. 6 p.m. $55. 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.

Sports

First Panthers first home preseason game (vs. Buffalo Bills) at Bank of America Stadium: I know we’re all hype from binging “All or Nothing,” so be there to cheer on the Panthers for their first home preseason game of the season. 7 p.m. $16-$269+. Tickets.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

95. Mostly cloudy.

Food & Drink

“Queens Who Brunch” Pride Fest Drag Brunch at Ink N Ivy: Rupaul’s Drag Race Jaidynn Dior Fierce will be in charge of entertainment, and you’re responsible for treating yourself to a boozy brunch. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35. Details.

Lager Fest: A Celebration of Lager Beer at Resident Culture: Take a break from those IPAs. Resident Culture is hosting its inaugural Lager Fest to celebrate the best lager beers in the game. 5-10 p.m. $5-$100. Details.

Triple C Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party at 2900 Griffith St.: Expect live music, 20-25 new beers, surprises from the Hornets, food trucks and more. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: This weekend is perfect for rooftop lounging. Sip half-priced rosé and/or $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Mint Museum Charlotte Pride Weekend at 500 S. Tryon St./2730 Randolph Road: To show support for Charlotte Pride, both Mint Museum locations will be free to explore this weekend, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday. All day. Free. Details.

Eddie B. I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour at Ovens Auditorium: A teacher by trade, Eddie shares the unabridged, raw (and of course hilarious) realities of molding the minds of today’s youth. 8 p.m. $57. Details.

CATS at Belk Theater: One of the longest-running Broadway productions of all time, CATS is now touring again, making a six-night stop in Charlotte. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Tickets.

Midsummer Nights @Queens at 1900 Selwyn Ave.: Bring your own blankets chairs and wine for a 90-minute outdoor performance of this Shakespeare classic. It runs Aug. 13-17 and 20-24. 8:15 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2019 in Uptown: 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.Free. All day. Full Agenda Pride Guide.

OrthoCarolina 10K Classic at OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, Randolph Road: Challenge yourself and run a 5K or 10K, and then celebrate your accomplishments with food trucks, beer, music and more. 7:30 a.m. $30-$40 to run. Details.

Fall 2019 Opening Weekend at Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill: Fall is basically here. It’s time for apple picking, cider and all of the other wonderful fall traditions. All day. Free. Details.

Savoy Grand Opening at 650 E. Stonewall St.: Expect drinks from D9 Brewery and Titos Vodka and food samples from Gyu Kaku. They’ll have live music, demos and more, all happening poolside. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Circle K Back to School Monster Truck Bash at The Dirt Track/Charlotte Motor Speedway: Meet the drivers, see the trucks take on the dirt course and hit up the Pit Party for inflatables, rides, bounce houses, food and more. 4 p.m., opening ceremony starts at 6:45 p.m. $32 adults, $11 for kids 13 and under. Details.

Kids

Rockin’ Robotics at Discovery Place Science: Learn more about how robots are used in space, and name your pick for the winner of an epic Bot Battle. All day. Included in admission, $15-$19. Details.

Moonlight Movies: Moana at Metropolitan: Expect a meet and greet with Moana, ukulele music, face painting, hula lessons, snacks and more. 7-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

QC Sip and Shop at Pour Taproom: Shop from more than a dozen local vendors, and hit up the self-pour taps and food truck. 2:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

93. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

Community Feast: A Charlotte Collaboration at Camp North End: Sixteen Charlotte chefs, including Bruce Moffett, Jim Noble and Joe Kindred, are coming together to create a huge family-style feast. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pay what you can (and pay what you can cash bar). Details.

$3 WING DAY! at Sycamore Brewing: Eat some wings, drink beer, and listen to live music to melt your Sunday scaries away. Noon to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: This weekend is perfect for rooftop lounging. Sip half-priced rosé and/or $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Mint Museum Charlotte Pride Weekend at 500 S. Tryon St./2730 Randolph Road: To show support for Charlotte Pride, both Mint Museum locations will be free to explore this weekend, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday. All day. Free. Details.

CATS at Belk Theater: One of the longest-running Broadway productions of all time, CATS is now touring again, making a six-night stop in Charlotte. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25+. Tickets.

Midsummer Nights @Queens at 1900 Selwyn Ave.: Bring your own blankets chairs and wine for a 90-minute outdoor performance of this Shakespeare classic. It runs Aug. 13-17 and 20-24. 8:15 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2019 in Uptown: 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 the 20192019 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant. Free. All day. Details.

Fall 2019 Opening Weekend at Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill: Fall is basically here. It’s time for apple picking, cider and all of the other wonderful fall traditions. All day. Free. Details.

Karaoke Brunch at 7th Street Public Market: Sing your heart out over brunch and $1 off mimosas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Olympics 2019 at Tyber Creek Pub: Pretend you’re still in college with Beer Olympics and help raise money and collect supplies for Classroom Central. 15 school supplies donations or $30 donation per team. 2-7 p.m. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health: Lace up. Everyone who runs gets two tickets to the Greek Festival, one of the largest cultural festivals in the area. August 24.

August Cocktail Class: Bardo’s mixologist Amanda Britton (who has been in Forbes Magazine) will teach you how to make three insanely delicious cocktails, and Chef Mike Noll will be dishing out small plates. August 25.

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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