Agenda Weekender: 35 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Sycamore’s Pumpkin Fest, SCarowinds and the Lizzo concert

Agenda Weekender: 35 things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Sycamore’s Pumpkin Fest, SCarowinds and the Lizzo concert
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Don’t let rain ruin your plans. Stay dry in a Lyft.

Lyft to any participating Charlotte brewery this weekend and show the bartender your receipt for a 50% off code for your ride home.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

92. PM thunderstorms.

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Love and Theft Live On Stage at Rooftop 210: See the country band perform live. 5-11 p.m. $5. 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.

Disney’s Aladdin at Belk Theater: There are few things more magical than Disney shows on Broadway, so you really should carve out time to see this number. There are performances through Sept. 10-29. Varies. $30+. 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. Big Daddy Love is playing. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Experience

Special Evening Open Swim and Dinner at The Quarry At Carrigan Farms: After you take a dip, the all-you-can-eat dinner spread will include grilled burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and fresh watermelon slices. Don’t let summer end. 4:30-9 p.m. $24. 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.

SCarowinds opening weekend at Carowinds: Carowinds transforms from “theme park” to “scream park” for its annual SCarowinds Halloween attraction. The event features 500+ monsters, ghosts and goblins roaming the grounds plus haunted attractions and shows. 7 p.m. to midnight. $32+. Details.

[Agenda related story: 30 must-do fall activities in Charlotte]

Dilworth Home Tour in the Dilworth neighborhood: Appease your curiosity and see inside seven of Dilworth’s most distinguished homes. 6-9 p.m. $30. Details.

[Agenda related story: See all 7 homes on the 47th annual Dilworth Home Tour — tickets now on sale]

Do Good

Improv Comedy Benefiting Camp Blue Skies at Free Range Brewing: Nothing is better than ending your week with belly-ache laughs at a comedy show, expect when profits go to Camp Blue Skies, which offers camps to adults with developmental disabilities. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Shopping

Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale at the Park Expo & Conference Center: Everything will be marked down 40 to 70 percent. To give you a frame of reference, their least expensive regular-priced skillet starts at $120, their most expensive skillet starts at $275, and tons of gadgets are regularly priced under $50 — so you can expect to find some high-quality kitchen items under $100 at the pop-up sale. 10 a.m. $10-$30. Tickets.

14th Annual Blackhawk Warehouse Sale at Blackhawk Hardware: Blackhawk recently announced a 12,000-square-foot expansion so they’ve got to clean out the warehouse. Grab items on the cheap. All Day. Up to 50% off. Details.

[Agenda related story: How I Work: 20 quick questions with Andy Wilkerson, Vice President of Blackhawk Hardware]

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

91. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

September Fest – Pigs & Zin at Foxcroft Wine Dilworth: They’ll have 25 Zinfandels from around the world, and your ticket includes barbecue, slaw, mac n’ cheese, baked beans, corn on the cob and wine. 1-4 p.m. $40. Details.

Muscadine Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: Nothing says North Carolina like sweet muscadine grapes. Expect wine, non-alcoholic drink and food samples. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

KC & the Sunshine Band at TheBOplex: Don’t miss the dance/funk/jazz band perform live. 7:30 p.m. $42-$97. Details.

Besida African Print Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show Charlotte at Camp North End: No need to be jealous of everyone attending New York Fashion Week, this show will feature African-inspired styles and prints and there will be pop-up vendors. Swoon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Tosco Music Party at the Knight Theater: Expect performances from a dozen musical groups from different genres and singalongs. 7:30 p.m. $15.50-$34.50. Details.

Disney’s Aladdin at Belk Theater: There are few things more magical than Disney shows on Broadway, so you really should carve out time to see this number. There are performances through Sept. 10-29. Varies. $30+. 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. South Hill Banks is playing. 7-10 p.m. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Experience

Dilworth Home Tour in the Dilworth neighborhood: Appease your curiosity and see inside seven of Dilworth’s most distinguished homes. 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. $30. Details.

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. Noon. Free. Details.

SCarowinds opening weekend at Carowinds: Carowinds transforms from “theme park” to “scream park” for its annual SCarowinds Halloween attraction. The event features 500+ monsters, ghosts and goblins roaming the grounds plus haunted attractions and shows. 7 p.m. to midnight. $32+. Details.

Hammers and Ales 2019 at Alchemy at C3 Lab: Your ticket includes beer/wine, dinner, live music and a silent auction. 7-10 p.m. $40-$50. Details.

Do Good

Stiletto Sprint at SouthPark Mall (near Symphony Park): Put on your heels and help raise awareness and funds for the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund. 8 a.m. $15-$30. Details.

PurpleStride at Romare Bearden Park: Lace up and support PurpleStride in the fight against pancreatic cancer. 8 a.m. $0-$30. Details.

Shopping

Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale at the Park Expo & Conference Center: Everything will be marked down 40 to 70 percent. To give you a frame of reference, their least expensive regular-priced skillet starts at $120, their most expensive skillet starts at $275, and tons of gadgets are regularly priced under $50 — so you can expect to find some high-quality kitchen items under $100 at the pop-up sale. 10 a.m. $10-$30. Tickets.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

89. Isolated thunderstorms.

Arts & Entertainment

Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater: 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). 8 p.m. $129 (limited tickets). Details.

Besida African Print Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show Charlotte at Camp North End: No need to be jealous of everyone attending New York Fashion Week, this show will feature African-inspired styles and prints and there will be pop-up vendors. Swoon. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Disney’s Aladdin at Belk Theater: There are few things more magical than Disney shows on Broadway, so you really should carve out time to see this number. There are performances through Sept. 10-29. Varies. $30+. Details.

SNARKY PUPPY with Breastfist at NoDa Brewing: The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz and funk outfit is putting on a don’t-miss outdoor concert. 7 p.m. $30-$100. Details.

Experience

Open Streets 704 at Latta Park: The event turns designated streets into a pedestrian-only route filled with activity and entertainment zones. The latest route will cover four miles from West End to Dilworth traveling along Fourth Street, Mint Street and Park Avenue. It runs from Seversville Park to Latta Park. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Rooftop Barre & Brunch at Fahrenheit: If you give a basic some bubbly, she’s going to want brunch. And if you give her brunch, she’s going to want Barre. And if you give her all these, then she’ll want a rooftop. (If you’re anything like me, this event absolutely for you.) 9:30 a.m. $25. Details.

Sports

WWE Clash of Champions at Spectrum: This is the first WWE pay-per-view event in Charlotte in more than a decade. 6:30 p.m. $23-$503. Details.

Shopping

Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale at the Park Expo & Conference Center: Everything will be marked down 40 to 70 percent. To give you a frame of reference, their least expensive regular-priced skillet starts at $120, their most expensive skillet starts at $275, and tons of gadgets are regularly priced under $50 — so you can expect to find some high-quality kitchen items under $100 at the pop-up sale. 10 a.m. $10-$30. Tickets.

ON THE AGENDA

Hall Family Farm season opening: They’ve got musical hayrides, a five-acre corn maze and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.There’s also a children’s play area with rubber ducky races, a kid’s corn maze, firetruck and fun slide. And you’ll find farm animals (goat and pig) to feed and seasonal treats like apple cider slushies. Sept. 27.

Culture Feast: Long community tables fill the street for a night of live entertainment and a family-style dinner al fresco. Oct. 4.

USNWC’s Fall Festival: They’ll have cider sampling, a Build Your Own Boat competition, live music, a trail race, yoga and more. Oct. 5.

See all the upcoming events here.

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