Agenda Weekender: 20 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 20 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Speedway Drive-In. This summer Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting drive-in movies every Wednesday night. Catch “The Princess Bride” on August 19. Admission is $30 per car. Snag a ticket.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

86. Thunderstorms. 80% chance.

Yoga at the U.S. National Whitewater Center: Unwind from the long week with Open Level Flow and Fun Flow Yoga. Free. 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Details.

Black Is Beautiful Beer Release at Sycamore Brewing: Enjoy a good beer for a good cause. Sycamore Brewing is releasing its Mocha Imperial Stout as part of an international initiative known as The Black Is Beautiful project. Sycamore will be donating 100% of the profits from the sale of this beer to projects that promote equality and inclusion. Free. 4-9 p.m. Details.

Goodyear Arts Collective Junk Sale at Camp North End: You know what they say — one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Art supplies, tools, equipment, furniture, and more will be available for purchase at yard sale prices. All proceeds from this event will directly support future events curated by the Goodyear Arts Collective. 5-7 p.m. Details.

“Politik” Opening Night at Charlotte Art League Gallery: Talking about politics doesn’t always have to be nerve-wracking. Come out to the opening night of “Politik” —  a tongue-in-cheek exhibit that will explore the state of politics in 2020 in a humorous, yet thought-provoking way. The exhibit will feature local improv acts, spoken word, and musical performances. Social distancing will be observed. Face masks are required. 6-9 p.m. Details.

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Virtual Jazz, online: Join Ziad Jazz Quartet for a virtual concert honoring the life of American jazz saxophonist, Jimmy Heath. Registration required. Free. 7-8 p.m. Details.

Watercolor Lemons Class, online: Learn the basics of watercolor painting through this online SkillPop class. Local artist, Ali Loncar-Bridges will give you step-by-step instructions on how to mix colors to create a beautiful lemon tree. The class is open to anyone, but you will need to purchase materials in advance. $20. 7-8:30 p.m. Details.

Sounds on the Square at Spirit Square: Come out to Spirit Square on College Street to see the best comedians and musicians in the Charlotte area. The lineup will feature 13 performers including comedian Tara Brown, and singer, and violinist Emanuel Wynter. This is an outdoor event and socially distanced seating will be available for the first 25 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. A live stream of this event will be shared on the Blumenthal Facebook page. Face masks required. Free. 7 p.m. Details.

Theater Charlotte Parking Lot Performance: Join Theater Charlotte for its Grand Nights for Singing concert series. Bring a chair and refreshments and enjoy a small concert in the parking lot at Theatre Charlotte. Maximum of 25 audience members. Social distancing and mask required. Free, $10 donation suggested. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Details.

Hound’s Drive-In Theater in King’s Mountain: It’s double feature weekend at Hound’s drive-in. This week’s screenings include The Fast and The Furious and The Silence of the Lambs on Screen 1. And cult favorites Twilight and The Hunger Games on Screen 2. $20.00 per carload. Movies begin at dusk (8:40ish p.m.) Details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

83. Thunderstorms. 90% chance.

Yoga at Hodges Family Farm: Take in the fresh farm air as you enjoy a relaxing yoga session taught by local yoga enthusiast, Amry Szymanski. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Classes will be capped at 24 to comply with social distancing protocols. Participants must pre-register and bring their own mat, or they may rent a sanitized mat from Amry. $10. 8-9 a.m. Details.

Oakhurst Mess Market at 4431 Monroe Road: Support local food purveyors, small-batch bakers, and farmers affected by the pandemic by coming out to Oakhurst Mess Market. You’ll find everything from kombucha to pet supplies. Masks are required. Free. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details.

Beginners Guide to Photography at Freedom Park: What better time to pick up a new hobby than now? Learn the basics of photography from a professional photographer. Participants will complete a series of mini-challenges to help with using your camera’s settings. Classes are capped at six people for social distancing, and so each participant will have a chance to interact with the instructor. $70. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details.

The Black-Owned Pop-Up Shop at 2424 N. Davidson St.: August is Black Business Month, and the Black-Owned Pop-Up Shop will be showcasing local businesses. Vendors will include Dani Girl’s Juices, Batter Up Vegan Sweets & Eats, For The Culture Buttons, and Iyammm, a natural hair, and skincare line. Enjoy music, food, and networking while you browse the shops. Free. 2-5 p.m. Details.

Cousins Maine Lobster at Southern Range Brewing: Head on over to Southern Range Brewing for Cousins Maine Lobster. Take your pick of the signature lobster rolls, lobster tails, or lobster grilled cheese. 5-9 p.m. Details.

Pride at The Music Yard: Pull up to The Music Yard for a Pride celebration of love, life, and diversity. Enjoy DJ performances by PennyWild, DOMii, and Seebirdgo all from the comfort of your car. And don’t miss drag performances by, host, Vanna Vanity, Erica Chanel. and several others. Carside food and beverage service will be provided by SouthBound. $80+. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Details.

Paul Dozier and Friends at Middle C Jazz: Enjoy the jazzy sounds of guitarist Paul Dozier. The multi-talented artist will perform several original arrangments as well as classic instrumentals. $28 club seating, free live stream access. 7-8:30 p.m. Details.

Drive-In Movie at Lake Norman YMCA: Who ya gonna call? (That’s where you say Ghostbusters.) Pack up the car and head to the Lake Norman YMCA for a screening of perennial favorite, Ghostbusters (1984). Bring your own chair or picnic blanket. $15+. 8:15-11:15 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

86. Scattered Thunderstorms. 50% chance.

Brunch at Fine & Fettle: Enjoy a Southern, Sunday brunch at Fine & Fettle. Selections include North Carolina Crab and avocado Benedict, savory huevos rancheros, and fried PB&J among other menu items. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.

Charlotte Open Air Market: Shop local and support small businesses at the Charlotte Open Air Market. You’ll find a host of vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to face masks. Social distancing enforced and other sanitation measures in place. Free.  7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details.

MINGO! at Pharr Mill Brewing: Head out to Pharr Mill Brewing Co. for music-themed bingo (Mingo). Patio seating will be available. Free. 3-6 p.m. Details.

Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section.

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