Agenda Weekender: River Week, Panthers Fan Fest & Friends and Beerfest

Agenda Weekender: River Week, Panthers Fan Fest & Friends and Beerfest
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 85. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Saturday: 93. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 89Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.


Friday, August 5

Food and Drink

Summer Olympic Bar Crawl at Rooftop 210: The event will be in conjunction with the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics; ticket includes Olympic Bar Crawl T-shirt, bar specials, no line/cover and prizes. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.


Carolina Panthers Fan Fest 2016 at Bank of America: Expect live music, fireworks and practices. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park: Celebrate the last days of summer with live music and activities for the entire family. Snacks available for purchase. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

PokeWalk! with The Fillmore Charlotte & The Underground at Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Uptown: Get a drink then walk towards Panthers stadium and then walk back towards Duckworth’s; 18+ only. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Conforming: A Charlotte Storytellers Showcase at Goodyear ArtsEight local Charlotteans will tell 100% true stories the theme of “conforming.” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $7. Details.


Jazz at the Bechtler: More and More Monk at Bechtler MuseumGeneral seating is first come, first serve; light bites and a cash-only bar. 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. $14. Tickets.

South End Gallery Crawl: Explore the many galleries South End has to offer, with many galleries offering live music and refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Broadway Dreams Foundation Presents 2016 Generation Concert at Central Piedmont Community College, Pease Auditorium: Performances by GLEE’s Alex Newell, Broadway actors Tony Vincent and Nick Adams, and choreographer Maxx Reed. 7 p.m. $25-$55. Tickets.

Joedance Film Festival at 10th Street Townhomes Courtyard: Two weekend nights of movies honors the late Joe Restaino to raise awareness and funds for rare pediatric cancers research. Fri-Sat. $25. Details.


Baseball at BB&T BallparkCharlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides. Fri-Sun. $8-$25. Tickets.


Saturday, August 6

Food and Drink

Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition at Legion BrewingCelebrate National IPA Day by sampling a variety of IPA’s brewed in Charlotte by 15 local breweries; expect live music and food from local restaurants. 2-8 p.m. $10. Details.

2nd Annual Beach Party at Vida VidaBeach-themed party complete with music, themed attire, drink specials; 10% of all late night sales support free tours for school-aged children in CLT at the Mint Museum to inspire future leaders. 9-Midnight. Free. Details.

Hopspot Southend/Uptown Charlotte Pokémon GO AdventureHopspot will take you around CLT to capture Pokémon and stop at different PokéStops to hang and socializ; expect specials/prizes at each stop. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.


Charlotte Pride Car Wash at The Bar at 316Enjoy a drink, food and music while Charlotte Pride volunteers and the Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club clean your car; proceeds benefit this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade. 3-6 p.m. $25 suggested donation. Details.

Summer Halloween Party at Advent CoworkingBring your own beverage and costume to get in; 3 DJs. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Bon Odori Japanese Festival at Wells Fargo Atrium Plaza: Ancestral customs of the Japanese Bon dance tradition featuring performances by area dancers, an exhibition of Japanese martial arts, traditional drum circles, tea ceremonies, door prizes, crafts and authentic cuisine. 11-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Blacklight Slide at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Expect an after party and DJ. 7 p.m. $50. Details.

Fields Music Fest Sponsored by Libretto’s and LifeShare Carolinas at Visulite Theatre: Raising money for the family of Cory Fields, an incredible 27 year old special needs guy who is having a kidney transplant in August. 5-10 p.m. $12-$15. Details.

7th Inning Stretch Festival and 5K featuring Uncle Kracker in Uptown ShelbyEntertainment includes a huge kids zone, music, mechanical bull, climbing wall and cornhole tournament. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.


Museums on Us at Mint MuseumBring your photo ID and your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card to receive one free general admission ticket. Saturday, 11-6 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Year One Art Show at Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery: Expect art, snacks, drinks, music and prizes. 8 p.m. Free. Details.


Learn to Ride at Waddell Language AcademyKids of all ages and grown-ups, too, can learn to ride a bike using the “balance bike” method. 11-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Big Latch On at Baby+Co: Local businesses and organizations sharing mom- and baby-friendly products and services. 10-Noon. Free. Details.


Lacrosse at American Legion Memorial StadiumCharlotte Hounds vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks. 7:30 p.m. $9-$40. Tickets.


Sunday, August 7

Food and Drink

Sunday Funday: Meet Rabbi Klass and Brewery Crawl with The Porch at Heist Brewery: Make your way through NoDa exploring local breweries. 2-6 p.m. Free. Details.

River Week at 19 breweries around CLT: A percentage of your purchase goes back to Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, the local nonprofit dedicated to sustaining and enhancing rivers, lakes and streams. Details.

Brunch Donuts at Joe’s Doughs: Flavors include Chicken n Waffle, Strawberry French Toast and Mimosa Cake Donut. 11-3 p.m. Details.

Closing Celebration at Maverick Rock Taco: Drain the bar with beer, wine and liquor on special paired with food specials and a DJ. 7 p.m. Details.

Pretty, Poised, and Pink Brunch at Napa on Providence: Guests will enjoy delectables, dainty themed pink decor, and a network of sophisticates; dress code is pink and dainty. 1 p.m. $30. Details.


Front Porch Sunday at Shook Kelley, Inc.Come shop and enjoy the sunshine and the South End neighborhood with vendors, food and entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Splash Bash at Craft City Social Club$25 includes choice of appetizer or entree; $4 draft beer and $6 cocktail specials. 12-6 p.m. $10. Details.

Halfway There Dog Wash at Canine Café Charlotte: Proceeds go directly to Halfway There Rescue pups, complete with a towel dry. 12-4 p.m. $15. Details.

Carolina Bridal Fair at Cabarrus Arena & Events CenterRegistered brides receive $1,000 in Carolina Bridal Bucks to spend like cash with exhibitors they’ll meet at the show. Noon. $5.00 in advance online; $12.00 at the door. Details.


4th Annual Amphibious Duathlon at USNWC: A one-of-a-kind race taking place that combines running and flatwater kayaking. 8-10 a.m. $42-$50. Details.

Wish you had known about some of these events before now? Plan ahead for next weekend here.

Cover photo via Gregory Hurst.

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