Agenda Weekender: 18 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 18 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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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 “RUSH” on September 2. Admission is $30 per car. Snag a ticket.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

93. Mostly Cloudy. 10% chance.

Open Swim at the Quarry at Carrigan Farms: Visitors can cool off in the natural, spring-feed quarry. Open Swim will run from now until about mid-September. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.

Summer Nights at The Warehouses on White: Head over to The Warehouses on White for meals on wheels from King of Fire Pizza food truck, Nacho Average Truck food truck, and Super Icy Brothers. The Mercantile, a 5,000-square-foot Indie shop within The Warehouse, will be staying open for extended shopping hours. 5-9 p.m. Details

Beginner Hand Embroidery with Skillpop: Try your hand at hand embroidery. Local embroidery artist Valerie Evans of Plaid Love Threads, will teach basic stitching techniques and assist you in creating a piece of hoop art. No prior knowledge required. $20. 5-6:30 p.m. Details.

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Joe Gransden: Songs of Sinatra and Friends at Middle C Jazz: Spend an evening with jazz trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. Known for his big band, and hard bop influences, Joe is often compared to Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker. $32 club seating. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Details

Laugh at Lenny at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Have a laugh and a beer at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. This socially distanced, outdoor comedy show will have a line up of some of North Carolina’s best comedians. Seating in groups of two and four, all spaced six feet apart. Free. 8-10 p.m. Details

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

85. Isolated Thunder Storms. 30% chance.

Monthly Pop-up Show at Chinoiserie Squirrel: Head over to this multi-vendor pop-up market for furniture finds, art, and interior decor. Prices Vary. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details.

Camp Gladiator Workout at Camp North End: Join Britt Alexander of Camp Gladiator for a bodyweight workout for all fitness levels. Bring a mat and water. Class size is limited to 25, so be sure to RSVP. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided. Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Details.

DropSound HIIT with Caitlin Gulley at Pinhouse: Head over to the Pinhouse turf for a 40-minute full-body workout led by fitness instructor Caitlin Gulley. This class will combine bodyweight strength conditioning and high-intensity cardio intervals. $20. 11-11:45 a.m. Details.

What the Fries 5th anniversary celebration: This popular food truck is returning to where it all began five years ago — The Unknown Brewing Co. The celebration includes a DJ and the chance to win a What The Fries giveaway pack. Menu Pricing. 5-7 p.m. Details.

[Related Agenda guide: What The Fries food truck serves what may be the city’s best loaded fries]

Huntersville Drive-In Movie at Rural Hill: See a special screening of Disney’s “Onward.” Concessions, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol allowed. One ticket per car, not per person. 7 p.m. Details.

Virtual Tosco Music Party: Enjoy virtual performances from a variety of local, regional, and nationally touring talent streamed on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Crowdcast. Suggested donation will help Tosco Music continue to provide virtual TMP’s and make them accessible to everyone. Free, suggested $10 donation. $5. 8 p.m. Details.

Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius: Enjoy a movie under the stars from the safety of your car. This week, the Lake Norman YMCA will be screening “Dirty Dancing.” Popcorn and candy concessions will be available. $15+. 8:15-11 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

88. Sunny. 20% chance.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga at McGill Rose Garden: A refreshing way to start your Sunday with yoga in McGill Rose Garden. This socially-distanced class is for yogis of all levels. $10. 10-11 a.m. Details.

[Related Agenda guide: 20+ Charlotte spots offering social distance-friendly workouts right now]

Sangria Sunday Brunch at Hoppin’: Head over to the Hoppin’ taproom for Sunday brunch and live music. All Sangria, Rosé, and Prosecco will be $1 per ounce. Food will be provided by MoMo Truck. Menu Pricing. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details.

Pints & Puzzles at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Compete against other teams to finish a puzzle first and you could win a $100 gift card to the taproom. There is a limit of eight teams at a time, first come, first serve. Puzzles will be thoroughly sanitized between each use. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details.

Sunday RUNday with NoDa Brewing Run Club: Run at your own pace on a marked route, and receive turn-by-turn directions by downloading the RunGo app. Routes are one, three, and five miles. Runners will have the option to join the Frequent Runner Program which allows you to keep track of your mileage and win prizes for each milestone you hit. Free. Noon to 3 p.m. Details.

The Drive-in, Poetic Edition at Charlotte Art League: Drive out to hear local spoken word poets, singers, and musicians share their talents in a unique drive-in event. Tickets are $5 per person and $10 per car. 4-6 p.m. Details.

Community Give Back at Crown Point Plaza: Support the Butterfly Visions Project, a nonprofit advocacy group for victims of domestic and sexual violence, by donating a case of water at this Community Give Back event. Participants can donate by going out to Crown Point Plaza, scheduling a drop-off, or by making a monetary donation of $5 to $bvpcause. 4:30 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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