Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Around the Crown and the Belk College Kickoff

Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Around the Crown and the Belk College Kickoff
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

89. Sunny. 

Food & Drink

Tar Heels in Town at Graham St. Pub & Patio: It’s always a GDTBATH, especially when beloved Blue Cup specials make their way to Charlotte. Plus, hang out with other Heels and former UNC athletes, heel ya! 5 p.m. Free. Details.

[Agenda related guide: 10 best rooftop bars in Charlotte]

Lobster & Beer Lunch at Sycamore Brewing: The weekend is here, so treat yourself to a beer and something delicious from Cousins Maine Lobster for lunch. Free. Noon. Details.

Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood at Resident Culture Brewing: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and six food trucks. 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.

Arts & Entertainment

Chase Rice at Romare Bearden: Get pumped for the Belk College Kickoff game with a tailgate concert. P.S. – We all know which team Chase is cheering for. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $25+. Details.

Busta Rhymes at The Fillmore: Experience a night of throwbacks with Busta Rhymes. 8 p.m. $35-$40. Details.

River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This is the last month of River Jam season, so get in your outdoor concerts while you can. The Volts are playing tonight. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Charlotte Seen Fashion Week at The Ivey’s: All week some of the city’s top designers and retailers will be showcasing the best in fashion. See the full lineup here. All day. $0-$75. Details.

Experience

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.

Kids

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks at Discovery Place Science: It’s the last weekend to catch replicas of the world’s tallest buildings on display. All day. Included in admission, $22 for adults, $18 for kids. Details.

[Agenda related story: LEGO replicas of the world’s tallest skyscrapers on display at Discovery Place Science through Sept. 2]

Shopping

Sample sale at Ole Mason Jar: Shop one-of-a-kind suits, shirts and other men’s clothing items up to 75 percent off. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening Special at Deka Lash Strawberry Hill: Deka Lash at Strawberry Hill is offering $20 off a full set of classic lash extensions through the month of August with code GRANDOPEN (use when booking). 9 a.m. $59.99. Details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

89. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

International Bacon Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (1801 Yorkmont Road): I gotta tell you something: Bacon is good for me! All the queens will be tasting bacon samples at the Farmers Market and all the sorry people will be missing out. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Mediterranean Street Food Fest! at Sycamore Brewing: Two Mediterranean food trucks will be on site (Gyro Twins and Taza) and Sycamore will have its usual beer, cider, frosé and live music. Noon. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Summer is winding down, so take advantage of rooftop day drinking while you can with half-priced rosé and $5 mimosas and bloody marys. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Bacon Day 2019 at Snooze: To celebration Bacon Day, Snooze is offering three special bacon-centric dishes, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the dishes will go toward Friendship Gardens. 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

[Agenda related story: Snooze, a popular Denver-based breakfast and brunch spot, now open in Plaza Midwood]

Arts & Entertainment

River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: This is the last month of River Jam season, so get in your outdoor concerts while you can. The Contenders are playing tonight. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Charlotte Seen Fashion Week at The Ivey’s: All week some of the city’s best designers and retailers will be showcasing the best in fashion. See the full lineup here. All day. $0-$75. Details.

Experience

Around the Crown 10K Expo at Camp North End: Go to pick up your Around the Crown packet, stay for the live music, food trucks, beer, 10K gear and health/fitness vendors. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium: UNC Chapel Hill and the University of South Carolina are going to head to head to get everyone excited about college football season. 3:30 p.m. $45+. Details.

The ONE Carolina Tailgate at BB&T Ballpark: The Rams Club is hosting a tailgate for the kickoff game featuring a DJ, a food buffet, hot dog stations, cash bar and more. Noon to 3 p.m. $20 kids, $40 adults. Details.

Kids

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks at Discovery Place Science: It’s the last weekend to catch replicas of the world’s tallest buildings on display. All day. Included in admission, $22 for adults, $18 for kids. Details.

Learn Things

239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte at Historic Latta Plantation: Learn more about the battle, Charlotte’s role in the Revolutionary War and the city’s association with hornets. 10 a.m. $10 adults, kids free. Free.

Shopping

Sample sale at Ole Mason Jar: Shop one-of-a-kind suits, shirts and other men’s clothing items up to 75 percent off. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening Special at Deka Lash Strawberry Hill: Deka Lash at Strawberry Hill is offering $20 off a full set of classic lash extensions through the month of August with code GRANDOPEN (use when booking). 9 a.m. $59.99. Details.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

81. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Summer is winding down, so take advantage of rooftop day drinking while you can with half-priced rosé and $5 mimosas and bloody marys. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

$3 Beer Day! at Lenny Boy: Sundays aren’t as scary with a cold beer in your hand, especially a discounted beer. 11 a.m. Free to go, $3 a beer. Details.

Experience

Labor Day Celebration at USNWC: The day starts with a 5K or 15K trail race, followed by an afternoon of yoga and standup paddle board yoga. It all ends with with live music and fireworks. SUP Yoga is $25, and the race is $35-$47 depending on when you sign up. All day. Free. Details.

September Front Porch Sunday at Sycamore: Expect shopping from 60 vendors, beer, “insta”-llations and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Dog Days of Summer at NoDa Brewing: Who let the dogs in? Roy Coop, Coop, Coop, Coop. And NoDa is celebrating with puppy pools, pet vendors, dog treats and more. Of course dogs will be allowed to cool off in the taproom. Noon to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Around the Crown 10K at Romare Bearden Park: This is the inaugural Around the Crown 10K where you’ll run through Uptown and a 3-mile stretch of I-277 (it’ll be shut down for the race, so cool). If running isn’t your thing, you can cheer the runners on and hang out at the after party. 7:04 a.m. $10 kids, $50 adults. Details.

Kids

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks at Discovery Place Science: It’s the last weekend to catch replicas of the world’s tallest buildings on display. All day. Included in admission, $22 for adults, $18 for kids. Details.

Learn Things

239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte at Historic Latta Plantation: Learn more about the battle, Charlotte’s role in the Revolutionary War and the city’s association with hornets. 10 a.m. $10 adults, kids free. Free.

Shopping

Sample sale at Ole Mason Jar: Shop one-of-a-kind suits, shirts and other men’s clothing items up to 75 percent off. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Yiasou Greek Festival Charlotte: This is one of those things that just has to be on your Charlotte bucket list. This huge festival celebrates all things Greek including music, food, pastries, dancing and more. Pro tip: Order a Baklava sundae. September 5-8.

1st Weekend of Pick Your Own Apples: Get a head start on your fall bucket list, starting with picking apples and indulging in apple cider and doughnuts. Apples cost $5-$25. September 6-8.

Panthers home opener against the Los Angeles Rams: Football season is here, so cheer on the Panthers for their first regular-season game against the Los Angeles Rams. The Panthers will also take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later this month, 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 12. September 8.


Cover image courtesy of the Whitewater Center. Looking for more things to do? Here’s the full Agenda calendar with 50+ big events in Charlotte

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