Agenda Weekender: 21 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 21 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

70. Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

Vote, various locations: Early voting continues until October 31 (and then Election Day is November 3). Find a site that’s most convenient for you here. 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

[Related Agenda coverage: All of our Election 2020 stories in one place]

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Free Cookie Day at Crumbl Cookies, 7918-A Rea Road: Who doesn’t love free cookies? Crumbl Cookies is opening its first Charlotte location, and to celebrate they’re offering free cookies all day long. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details.

Food Trucks at NoDa Brewing Company: This weekend, NoDa Brewing Company is featuring Laughing Onion food truck on Friday and Another Food Truck on Saturday. Menu Pricing. 4-9 p.m. Details.

Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, Online: In this Thai-inspired cooking class, Chef Alyssa will show you how to prepare Laap Gai, a Thai chicken salad, and Pad See Ew, a traditional stir-fried noodle dish with Chinese broccoli and beef. Everything you need to follow along with the class is included in the ingredient box. $60 for ingredient box & virtual class, $15 for class only. 5-6 p.m. Details.

Charlotte Podcast Festival Happy Hour, Online: Network and mingle with local podcast enthusiasts at this virtual happy hour. Free. 6-8 p.m. Details.

Summer Never Ends ft. Honey Bear at Camp North End: If you like indie, house, funk music, or all three combined head out to Camp North End to hear DJ Honey Bear perform on Keswick Stage. Masks are required. Free. 6-9 p.m. Details.

[Related Agenda guide: User’s guide to Camp North End, the growing development near Uptown, now home to 40+ cool tenants]

Flicks at the Field: Go to Truist Field to catch “The Avengers” on the stadium’s giant video board. Bring your camping chair or a blanket and enjoy the best seat in the house. Tickets are limited, they start at $10. Gates open at 6:15 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. Details.

Fort Mill History Museum Lanterns & Legends Walking Tour at Unity Cemetery: Learn about the history of Fort Mill along with some local ghost stories. After the tour, grab a bite to eat from one of the local restaurants. $16. 6:45 & 7:45 p.m. Details.

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Head to Spirit Square on north College Street for a spoken word poetry slam featuring SlamCharlotte. A live stream of the event will be shared on the Blumenthal’s Facebook page. Social distancing procedures will be in place and face masks are required. Free. 7 p.m. Details.

Laugh at Lenny Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Have a laugh and a beer at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. This outdoor, socially distanced 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, OCTOBER 17

62. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Vote, various locations: Early voting continues until October 31 (and then Election Day is November 3). Find a site that’s most convenient for you here. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pumpkin Patch at Truist Field: Truist Field is transforming into a pumpkin patch where you can pick and decorate the perfect pumpkin. Free admission, pumpkin prices vary by size. Due to Covid-19, families must book a time slot before arriving, and face masks will be required. Free admission, $10-$20 for pumpkins. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details.

[Related Agenda guide: 9 must-visit pumpkin patches near Charlotte]

Hilliard Studio Method Pop-Up at Optimist Hall: The HSM team will get your heart pumping with their signature strength and core exercises. The class will be outside and limited to 50 people to adhere to social distancing protocols. Bring a mat and some water. Free. 9 a.m. Details.

Julie’s Fall Fashion Kickoff at 4145 Park Road: The first 30 customers at Julie’s Boutique (and sister store ivy & leo) will receive 30 percent off their entire purchase. Not one of the first 30 customers? There will be more discounts throughout the day. Plus, you can register to win gift card raffles at each store. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Western Carolina Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association invites Charlotte residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Participants can walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks, and trails across Charlotte. Free, donations appreciated. At your convenience. Details

Your Mom’s Bazaar Grand Opening at 107 N. Main St., Suite 100 : Your Mom’s Bazaar, a small, locally sourced market in Davidson, N.C., is celebrating its first day open on Main Street. The first 50 people will get a free Your Mom’s Donut. Masks are required and store capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing. Free. 12:30- 6 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

67. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga at Camp North End: Head to the Boileryard at Camp North End for an outdoor vinyasa flow with certified yoga instructor Sarah Saxon. This socially distanced class is for yogis of all levels. Bring a mat, towels, and any props you may need. Hand sanitizer and water will be provided. $10. 10-11 a.m. Details.

Vote, various locations: Early voting continues until October 31 (and then Election Day is November 3). Find a site that’s most convenient for you here. 1-5 p.m.

Brunch & Panthers Watch Party at Optimist Hall: Kick off Sunday Funday with a mimosa and bloody Mary bar at Spindle Bar, then tune in for the Panthers Game. Weekly Brunch Special: Brunch Buns at Bao and Broth. Free. 1-3 p.m. Details.

Pups on the Patio at Optimist Hall: Bring your pup and enjoy dog-themed cocktails while visiting with adoptable pups from Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue. Free. 1-4 p.m. Details.

Soul Food Sessions Dinner and Block Party at Leah and Louise: Head to Leah and Louise in Camp North End for a six-course dinner and block party featuring chef stations and a DJ. $65+ per ticket. 5:30 p.m. Details.


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