Agenda Weekender: 34 things to do this weekend (May 6 – 8)

Agenda Weekender: 34 things to do this weekend (May 6 – 8)
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Food and drink

Mother’s Day Tea at The Ballantyne: Enjoy tea, sandwiches and sweets with your mom. $36 for adults and $18 for children (5-12), plus the option to add a Champagne Rosebud ($8) or Pink Lady Cocktail ($10). Reservations are required – call (704) 248-4100. Now through Saturday, 5/7

Kitten Snuggles release at The Unknown Brewing Co: Limited edition beer brewed with milk sugar, fuzzy apricots and catnip flowers. Will be available on draught and in 22 oz bottles beginning at 11 a.m. Event benefits Saving Southern Kitties and there will be kittens available for adoption. Saturday, 5/7


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Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Symphony Park: BBQ and all-you-can-taste beer and bourbon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. $39 general admission and $69 VIP admission – ticketsSaturday, 5/7

Mother’s Day Brunch cooking class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen: Treat your mom to a cooking class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen where you’re learn how to make smoked salmon toast, vegetable frigate and crepes with sweet vanilla ricotta and strawberries from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $130 for two – registerSunday, 5/8


7th Street Public Market Mother’s Day Sip and Shop: Shop over 20 local artisan vendors in addition to the market’s full time shops from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 5/6


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6th Annual Hats Off to the Parks Party at Romare Bearden Park: Live music by Carolina Soul band, BBQ dinner, cash bar and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funds raised will benefit Druid Hills Neighborhood Park. Friday, 5/6

South Carolina Strawberry Festival in Fort Mill: Food, live music, children’s activities, contests, fireworks and more. Friday, 5/6 and Saturday, 5/7

6th Annual NC Brewers and Music Festival in Huntersville, NC: Twelve bands and over 40 breweries. TicketsFriday, 5/6 and Saturday, 5/7


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Learn, Grow and Eat! Organic Vegetable Container Gardening at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Microgram Organic Gardens will teach adults and children how to garden and liven up menus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. $15 adults and $5 childrenSaturday, 5/7

Help paint the Rail Trail mural: Volunteers of all skill levels are needed to help paint. Saturday’s painting will take place on MLK Blvd behind One Wells Fargo from noon to 4 p.m. Sign up to volunteer hereSaturday, 5/7


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South End’s First Doggy Derby at Tavern on the Tracks: Dog games, giveaways and vendors from noon to 4 p.m. 10% goes to RescuedMe. Saturday, 5/7


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Romare Fest at Romare Bearden Park: Family entertainment, live music and more from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, 5/7

Derby Days 2016 at the Mint Museum Randolph: Live music, lawn games, free beer and wine, and a large screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $40 for members and $55 for non-members – ticketsSaturday, 5/7

6th Annual Quail Party at Founder’s Hall: Event benefits The First Tee of Charlotte, Levine Children’s Hospital and the Harper Beall Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7


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May Finders Keepers Market at NoDa Brewing North End: Local handcrafted vendors, cupcakes, crafts, food truck and more from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 5/8


Family afternoon at Levine Museum of the New South: Hands-on workshops with area artists, story time and more from noon to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission. Saturday, 5/7

Family Day at The Bechtler: Drop in from noon to 4:30 p.m. and learn about modern furniture and textiles by decorating fabric, sculpting miniature chairs and weaving yarn. Free for children, $8 for adults. Saturday, 5/7

Family Yoga at Yoga One: Practice yoga as a family on Mother’s Day. Class includes partner poses and games from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $5 per person – registerSunday, 5/8


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The Arts

South End May Gallery Crawl by bike: Bring your own bike or rent a B-Cycle and meet at Queen City Bicycles at 6 p.m. Free! Friday, 5/6

Jazz at the Bechtler: Smoking Saxophones: The Ziad Jazz Quartet will be joined by Danny Walsh who has performed with Greg Allman, Aerosmith, Mingus Dynasty Big Band and others. Performances at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. TicketsFriday, 5/6

The Process exhibit opening at The Gallery at Warehouse: Show features works by two Charlotte artists know for their rich abstract landscapes who will expose the process they use to create their paintings. Opening begins at 7 p.m. Free! Friday, 5/6


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Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway: A three day, rock ‘n roll music festival featuring four stages. TicketsFriday, 5/6 through Sunday, 5/8


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Dancing Through Latin America at McGlohon Theater: The Carolinas Latin Dance Company presents their annual fundraiser which will feature dances from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. Performance begins at 7 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center: River Jam kicks off today (5/5) and the first weekend show is this weekend. Vocalist Liz Vice will perform at 7 p.m. Free! Saturday, 5/7


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Jam Tonight: An Evening with Paul Laurence and Friends at Stage Door Theater: Paul is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer. Shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7

Charlotte Symphony Pops: Bernadette Peters at Belk Theater at 8 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7

Motherhood Out Loud presented by Three Bone Theatre: A joyous, moving and hilarious play about motherhood at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. Shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. both days. TicketsSaturday, 5/7 and Sunday, 5/8


Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race at the U.S. National Whitewater Center: Race begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 7 p.m. on Saturday with awards, food, beer and the River Jam concert series. Friday, 5/6 through Saturday, 5/7


Teal Diva 5K run/walk for Ovarian and Gynecologic {K}ancers: Race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Coach Joe Popp Stadium in Mooresville. RegisterSaturday, 5/7

Road Dough Bike Ride: Meet at Midtown Park and bike 8 to 10 miles with the group through uptown, Elizabeth, Myers Park and Cherry. The ride will end at Dunkin’ Donuts where all riders will receive a complimentary donut. Saturday, 5/7


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AIDS Walk Charlotte at the Gateway Village Promenade: The largest HIV awareness fundraiser in the Carolinas. Walk is approximately 2 miles long and begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, 5/7


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Golf: Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. TicketsNow though Sunday, 5/8

Roller Derby: Charlotte Roller Girls double header at the Grady Cole Center. Bouts are at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7


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Soccer: The Independence host FC Montreal at Ramblewood Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 5/7

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