Agenda Weekender: 17 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 17 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Speedway Children’s Charities. In benefit of SCC, Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting drive-in movie nights this summer. Catch “The Secret Life Of Pets” on July 8. Admission is $30 per car. Snag a ticket.


FRIDAY, JULY 3

93. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Captain America at the Mill: As a part of Cornelius’ Movies at the Mill series and in keeping with the July 4th theme, they’ll be showing Captain America. 8:15 p.m. $9-$15. Details.

Summer Drive-In Series at The Music Yard: Watch Wayne’s World from your car or sit outside at a socially distanced table. Pro tip: They’ll deliver food to your car. 7 p.m. $10-$40. Details.

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Independence Day Week Celebration, online: Explore online resources, learn how to make a firework craft, and even watch the ringing of the American Freedom Bell throughout the week. Celebrations end with a rebroadcast of last year’s Naturalization Ceremony on Saturday. Details.

Open Swim 2020 at The Quarry At Carrigan Farms: Spend your holiday weekend doing something a little adventurous and swim at the quarry. Reservations to swim are required, and social distancing will be enforced across the farm. 4-9 p.m. $5. Details.

Krispy Kreme Virtual Hiring Event!: Calling all donut lovers looking for a new job. Krispy Kreme is hiring doughnut makers, doughnut decorators, shift supervisors, and sanitation technicians across Charlotte. (Yes, you get free donuts on the job.) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

4th of July Weekend at Middle C Jazz: Head to Middle C’s patio for a night of festive jazz music tonight and/or tomorrow. Maybe do a takeout picnic in the park beforehand if you really want a big night out. Agenda readers can get 20 percent off with code MIDDLECFAMILY. 7:15 p.m. $26+. Details.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

95. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Uptown Farmers Market at 300 S Davidson St.: Gather all the produce and fresh foods you need for your 4th of July meal. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Independence Day Yoga Class: The 40-minute class is free, but a $10 donation to Black Mamas Matter Alliance is suggested to help raise awareness about reproductive care inequities. If you’re low on funds, you can send an email in support of Black women’s health to your US senator or House rep to show support. Donations. 9 a.m. Details.

Fourth on the Field: Brunch & Play Catch at Truist Field: Play catch on the field and schedule brunch for before or after your play time. 10 a.m. $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Details.

July 4th Baseball at Truist Field: We might not get to see the Knights this year, or the annual firework show, but you can still spend some time at the field watching baseball and eating your fav stadium foods for July 4th. Noon to 2 p.m. $30. Details.

Fireworks show in Belmont: The town of Belmont is shutting down its Main Street in downtown to car traffic on weekends to allow for more outdoor restaurant seating. Celebrate July 4th with dinner on Main Street and a firework show. Wear a mask and practice social distancing — both are mandatory. 9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

OMB’s 4th of July Cookout at OMB: The brewery will have its usual menu, plus grilled cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, franks, and festive sides and desserts. Play some cornhole and golf, too. All day. Free to go, menu prices for food. Details.

Neighborhood Cookout at Town Brewing: They’ll have $15 4th of July platters and cold beer this Saturday. Platters include one protein (cheeseburger or pineapple marinated chicken), two sides (potato salad, slaw, mac and cheese, or a bag of chips), and one dessert (dark chocolate fudge brownie or apple crumb bar). A Beyond Burger platter is also available. $15-$18. Noon to 8 p.m. Details.

Fireworks and Movies at Hound’s Drive-In: Movie options include1984 Ghostbuster and Deadpool on screen one or The Jungle Book and My Spy on screen 2. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. and movies start after. $20 per car. Details.

Lowcountry Boil at The Ballantyne Hotel: On Saturday and Sunday, you can get a half-rack of barbecue ribs or Cheerwine beef brisket burnt ends with sides for $24 per person. Call to secure a spot or make a reservation online. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $24. Details.

[Agenda related guide: Big fireworks shows are canceled, but some 4th of July celebrations are still on]

SUNDAY, JULY 5

92. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

Restorative Yoga for the Overwhelmed Soul, online: I feel more relaxed just reading the name of this event. There’s no better way to reset and start the week than some virtual yoga. 7 p.m. $5. Details.

Josh Daniel “The BAND Brunch”: It’s day 111. Make a delicious brunch, or pickup from your favorite restaurant, and tune in for the mid-morning show. 11 a.m. Free. Details.


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