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

Agenda Weekender: 18 fun 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 “Ferdinand” on September 9. Admission is $30 per car. Snag a ticket.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

93. Mostly Sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Dilworth Artisan Station Gallery Crawl at 1118 East Kingston Ave.: Dilworth Artisan Station is bringing back its popular art crawl after closing back in March due to coronavirus concerns. This art crawl will include works from 20-plus artists under one roof. Masks are required. Free. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details.

Alpine Wiesen Oktoberfest Can Release at Blue Blaze Brewing: Ring in the fall season by heading over to Blue Blaze Brewing and trying their Alpine Wiesen Oktoberfest brew. The evening will also include live music from local artist Jade Moore and grub from Des Cajun Kitchen food truck. 2-7 p.m. Details.

Oktoberfest Märzen Lager Release NoDa Brewing Company: Oktoberfest may be canceled this year, but NoDa Brewing’s latest release will give you a taste of the celebration. The brewery is releasing its Märzen Lager in cans to-go and on draft. 3-10 p.m. Details.

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Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday at Gibson Mill: Head to Concord for quite the food truck lineup. This Friday will have Plant 6 Provisions, Carolina Smash Truck, Taco Green-Go, Cousins Maine Lobster, and What The Fries. Masks are required and trucks will be spaced to allow for social distancing. 5-10 p.m. Details.

Sunset Sessions at the Anne Springs Close Greenway: Listen to some live music outdoors and social distanced. Local pianist and singer David Shoff will be performing on The Greenway lawn. The Gateway Canteen will be open for regular dining and bar service throughout the evening. Limited to Greenway members. Memberships are $10/month for a family and $5/month for individuals. 6-9 p.m. Details.

Labor Day Weekend at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Celebrate Labor Day weekend at OMB. Every day this weekend, there will be live music in the Biergarten, seasonal beer on tap, tasty food, and cornhole. 6-9 p.m. Details.

The Terence Young Jazz Experience at Middle C Jazz: Jam with world-renowned jazz guitarist Terence Young. Young has shared the stage with The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau, and Roberta Flack. $33 club seating, free live stream access. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Details.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

84. Partly Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Sweet Spot Studios Block Party at 4418 Monroe Road, Suite C: Aspiring bakers and baking enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Jossie Lukacik’s new Sweet Spot operations. In addition to the re-opening of Sweet Spot Studio in a new and renovated space, Jossie is also launching Sweet Spot Supply Company (a new storefront that sells baking supplies) and Sweet Spot Cookie Club (a monthly cookie-decorating subscription box). Festivities will include tours of the new Sweet Spot Studio space (10 a.m. to noon), an outdoor bake sale featuring seven vendors (10 a.m. to noon), and the grand opening of Sweet Spot Supply Co (all day) Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details. 

Open Swim at Carrigan Farms: Summer may almost be over, but there’s still time to go swimming in the Quarry at Carrigan Farms. Open Swim runs now through Labor Day, so be sure to head out and soak up these last official days of the season. $25 per person. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.

Laura Park Designs Labor Day Sale: Shop beautiful home decor at the Laura Park Designs Labor Day sale. Bedding, pillows, and accessories will be offered at extremely discounted prices, and all in-store Laura Park items will be 25 percent off. If you can’t make it, have no fear because you can also shop the Labor Day sale online at lauraparkdesigns.com. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details.

Labor Day Weekend Lowcountry BBQ at The Ballantyne Hotel: Throughout the weekend, Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne Hotel is offering a special Labor Day menu that will feature BBQ pork spareribs, sweet & savory Cheerwine beef brisket, and all the “fixins”. Indoor and patio seating available. $24 per entrée. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.

The Bohemian 1 Year Anniversary Celebration: To celebrate one year in business, The Bohemian wine bar is offering a special menu featuring specialty wines that aren’t normally served by the glass, a charcuterie board with a plethora of meats and cheeses, and a selection of cheesecake bites. Outdoor seating will be available. Masks are required whenever you’re not at your table. Free to attend. Noon to 11 p.m. Details.

Kentucky Derby Brunch Pre-Party at The Crunkleton: Head off to the races for this Kentucky Derby brunch at the Crunkleton. Yes, the annual classic horse race is rescheduled for this weekend. Grab your hat and finest derby outfit for the Best Dressed Couple and Biggest Hat contests. Sip Woodford Reserve Mint Julips and enjoy a deluxe brunch. The kids are welcome too for pancakes and bottomless Shirley Temples. Guests are required to purchase tables of three to six to allow for social distancing. $60 per person. 3-5 p.m. Details.

Ellie Morgan Music at Reid’s Fine Foods: On the patio at Reid’s, catch Charlotte singing sensation Ellie Morgan this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and the spacious outdoor area. Free. 6-9 p.m. Details.

Downtown Abby and the Echos at The Music Yard: Drive-in for some good ol’ rock ‘n’ soul from Asheville-based music group DownTown Abby & The Echoes. Car-side food and beverage service will be provided by SouthBound. $40+. 7-10:30 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 “Toy Story 4.” Popcorn and candy concessions will be available. $15+. 8:15-11 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

83. Partly Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Bodyweight HIIT workout class at Pinhouse: Fitness instructor and wellness coach Caitlin Gulley is partnering with SweatNET to bring you a 40-minute, full-body workout that will leave you feeling strong and energized. This class will take place outside on the Pinhouse turf. Bring a mat, some water, and be ready to sweat. $20 for the general public, free for SweatNet Members. 10-10:45 a.m. Details.

SouthBound SunDaze: Soak up the last official days of summer and enjoy a SoCal inspired brunch while DJ DOMii spins your favorite tunes. Drink specials include $25 mimosa pitchers, $6 Southbound ‘Ritas, and $5 Tequila Sunrise Shots. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.


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