Agenda Weekender: 37 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including the Panthers’ home opener

Agenda Weekender: 37 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including the Panthers’ home opener
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

91. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood at Resident Culture Brewing: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries, Strudelteig, Tikka Buzz, The Feathered Fin and Hip Hop Smoothies. 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.

Oktoberfest Release at NoDa Brewing: They’re celebrating Oktoberfest with a special beer release, you can get a $7 stein or a $10 stein filled with Oktoberfest. 3-10 p.m. Free to attend. Details.

Oktoberfest Lager Can Release at Triple C Brewing Company: Celebrate Oktoberfest with a special lager can. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

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. Courtney Lynn and Quinn is playing. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Music at the Met at The Metropolitan: Summer is winding down, but outdoor concert season continues with Music at the Met. Expect food and drink specials, games and more. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Steve-O at The Comedy Zone: I’m sure most of us know Steve-O from his MTV days, and now you can see him do standup live. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

Oliver! at Theatre Charlotte: See this Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel come to life. 8 p.m. $28. Details.

Experience

Misty Copeland in Conversation at Carolina Performing Arts: Misty Copeland is an idol, and she’ll be sharing insight into her life, including her experience being the first African-American principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. 8-9:30 p.m. $27. Details.

1st Weekend of Pick Your Own Apples at Windy Hill Orchard: Get a head start on your fall bucket list, starting with picking apples and indulging in apple cider and doughnuts. 1-6 p.m. Varies. Details.

Yiasou Greek Festival Charlotte at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 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. All day. Free. 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.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market at 101 W. Worthington Ave.: Expect vendors, jazz music, plants (including a plant bar, vintage plant pots, plant-inspired drinks) and more. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

The Art of the Mind Inc. Art Gala at Harvey B Gantt Center: See six local artists and help raise funding for those who would like to see a counselor but aren’t able to afford it. Dress code is black tie optional, and your ticket includes entry and refreshments. 7-9:30 p.m. $40. Details.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

90. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Charlotte Vegfest 2019 at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Eat your way around the huge vegan food court, maybe adopt a dog and hear from wellness experts on various health topics. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Booze Pop Day! at Sycamore: Fall may be on the horizon but it’s still sweltering hot outside. So cool off with a boozy popsicle. Yum. Free. Noon to 11 p.m. Details.

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. Tellico is playing. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Steve-O at The Comedy Zone: I’m sure most of us know Steve-O from his MTV days, and now you can see him do standup live. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

Bearden Music Series at Romare Bearden: Bring the whole fam for an evening of jazz music. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Oliver! at Theatre Charlotte: See this Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel come to life. 8 p.m. $28. Details.

Experience

1st Weekend of Pick Your Own Apples at Windy Hill Orchard: Get a head start on your fall bucket list, starting with picking apples and indulging in apple cider and doughnuts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Varies. Details.

Yiasou Greek Festival Charlotte at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 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. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $3. Details.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck East at SouthPark Mall (parked near Dicks and the Dining Pavilion): Expect Hello Kitty-themed foods, merch and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Yoga at the Ballpark at BB&T Ballpark: DropSound is doing a morning slow flow and an energetic Glow CHAKTI flow at night. 8-9 a.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. $15 for SweatNET members, $25 for non-SweatNET members. Details.

6th Annual South End Shuffle 5K and Mile Run at Wooden Robot Brewery: Do a 5K or one mile run down the Rail Trail and hang out at Wooden Robot for a party. Participants get  a custom 704 Shop shirt, a finisher’s medal and a free beer (or a free King of Pops popsicle if you’re under 21). 9:30 a.m. $15-$40. Details.

Sports

Fantennial Street Festival at Mint Street (outside of Bank of America Stadium): Celebrate the Panthers’ 25th season and the 100th season of the NFL. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue at TheBOplex: Take the kiddos to see one of their favorite shows performed live. 10 a.m. $27-$127. Details.

Shopping

FROCK Shop liquidation sale at 901 Central Ave: Frock Shop in Plaza Midwood is closing its brick-and-mortar location, and they’ll be operating in the digital world. They’re hosting a huge sale to get rid of all the current inventory from now until the end of the month, or they sell out. All day. Cash only. Details.

Julie’s Fall Fashion Kickoff at 4145 Park Road: Julie’s is celebrating their new fall inventory, and they’ll have giveaways, food and more, and the first 20 customers get $20 in bonus bucks. 9:30 a.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

91. Mostly sunny.

Arts & Entertainment

Classic Black Cinema Series – Cotton Comes to Harlem at Harvey B. Gantt Center: See this African-American-made murder mystery-esque film and explore the museum after. 2-4 p.m. $9. Details.

Oliver! at Theatre Charlotte: See this Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel come to life. 2:30 p.m. $28. Details.

Experience

1st Weekend of Pick Your Own Apples at Windy Hill Orchard: Get a head start on your fall bucket list, starting with picking apples and indulging in apple cider and doughnuts. Noon to 5 p.m. Varies. Details.

Yiasou Greek Festival Charlotte at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 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. All day. Free. Details.

Sports

Panthers home opener against the Los Angeles Rams at Bank of America Stadium: 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. 1 p.m. $80-$443+. Details.

2019 Carolina Blue Zone Tailgate at Terrace at Cedar Hill: Pay one price for a three-hour tailgate with drinks, games, giveaways and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25-$90. Details.

Do Good

A Dog’s Dream- Bluegrass Fundraising Concert ft. River Boy at Visulite Theatre: Treat yourself to a concert while helping the Humane Society of Charlotte. 6 p.m. to midnight. $15. Details.

Shopping

FROCK Shop liquidation sale at 901 Central Ave: Frock Shop in Plaza Midwood is closing its brick-and-mortar location, and they’ll be operating in the digital world. They’re hosting a huge sale to get rid of all the current inventory from now until the end of the month, or they sell out. All day. Cash only. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Le Creuset Factory-to-Table Sales Event: The sale we’ve been waiting for is finally here, folks, so go ahead and treat yourself (and maybe knock out some holiday shopping). Here’s everything you need to know about it. Sept. 12-15.

Pumpkin Fest 2019 at Sycamore!: Sycamore knows its customers; we’re in fall mode, even though it’s *technically* still summer. Celebrate the season with beer, food trucks, live music and more. Sept. 14.

Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour: Treat yourself to the ultimate girls night and see Lizzo perform live. This concert sold out so quickly the first time they had to move it to a bigger venue. If you want to go, snag tickets now (and feel free to take me with you). Sept. 15.

See all the upcoming events here.

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