Agenda Weekender: 43 things to do including Brew Stash Bash, HeroesCon and Father’s Day Catch at BB&T Ballpark

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 88. Thunderstorms. 80% chance of rain.
Saturday: 86. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday: 85. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Friday, June 16

Experience

HeroesCon at Charlotte Convention Center: A family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Fri-Sun. $20+. Details.

Vanguard Factory Sale at Vanguard Furniture: Get 70% off suggested retail prices on furniture samples, discontinued items and slightly damaged pieces. Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel: In celebration of the Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming birthday, the culinary team at The Ballantyne Hotel has consulted with Buckingham Palace chefs to present Her Majesty’s favorites for this high tea. Fri-Sat: 1-4 p.m. $45+. Details.

Science on the Rocks: Heroes vs. Villains at Discovery Place Science: Come dressed as your favorite alter ego for a battle of Good vs. Evil during this adults-only night at the museum. 5-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Red, White, and Brew Bash at All American Pub: For AAP’s 5 year anniversary they’re offering live music, drink specials all night long and free appetizers (until 7:30 p.m.). 5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Ritmo & Sabor: A Caribbean Celebration at Latin American Coalition: Expect live music, dance performances, free salsa lessons and authentic Latin cuisine. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery: Join for a night of intrigue, deception and good food during this comedic thriller. 7 p.m. $90. Details.

Paint and Play in South End at Fidelli Kitchen: Expect live painters, musical performances, free massages, Euro-Italian food and wine, and more. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Tech Talk at Skookum: Josh Miller, Skookum Senior Software Engineer, will explore the principles of the Bauhaus School and how they can be used to inform modern web, software and product design. 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Art in Motion at Coco and the Director: Sip on $5 glasses of wine and $4 beers, and enjoy live performances of poetry and acoustic music while a visual artist creates a piece throughout the event. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Sounds on the Square featuring Kevin Jones Experience at Spirit Square: BYO lawn chair. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Live on the Green featuring Cabinet with The Ragbirds at First Ward Park: Along with the live music, there will be food trucks and craft beer. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Gendered: An Inclusive Art Show Opening at Mint Museum Uptown: The show seeks to create an inclusive arts forum for gender and its common intersectionalities with race, class, sexuality and identity. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Carolina Voices’ Impromptu Presents “Faves & Raves!” at Duke Energy Theater: See top notch a cappella talent with current and throwback hits. Fri-Sat: 8 p.m. $20. Details.

Sports

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Saturday, June 17

Food & Drink

Cornelius Food Truck Invitational at Oak Street Mill: 14+ of the best food trucks in Charlotte will gather in one spot so you can try them all and vote on your favorites. 12-8p.m. Free. Details.

6th Annual Super Hero Bar Crawl at Uptown: Dress up as your favorite super hero or villain in this bar crawl around Charlotte’s 5th Street district. 3 p.m. $10-$25. Details.

Fathers Eve at The Peculiar Rabbit: Get access to the game room, drink and food specials and more; expect prizes, giveaways and an auction. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Buying Bizarre and Talent Show at Discovery Place Science: Discovery Place will host a buying bizarre (à la Antiques Roadshow) and talent show. Sat-Sun. $12. Details.

Father’s Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical GardenCelebrate Father’s Day weekend with activities for the whole family, a guided hike, bourbon tastings and more; food trucks will be there all weekend and there’ll be a pig roast on June 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Free for fathers/general admission. Details.

Brew Stash Bash at USNWCGet pumped for the Brew Dash 6K Trail Race, live music and plenty of beer tastings; expect yoga in the morning as well live music throughout the afternoon and into the evening. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

iMakeCLT – South End Community Make Day at C3 Lab: Attendees of all ages can interact with artists and makers to take part in activities like STEM education, a community art-making project, 3D printing and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Belmont Block Party on Belmont Avenue: Meet between Harrill and Allen Street for music, games, activities and food while it lasts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at Brideside at Atherton Mill & Market: Enjoy sweets, giveaways and rosé with your bridal party. 12-6 p.m. Free (by appointment only). Details.

Field Day 2017 at Piedmont Social House: Games include giant beer pong, water tag, blind obstacle course, critical thinking and bring me the bacon; winning team receives a $100 PSH gift card. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Bull Moose Party at Reid’s Fine Food SouthPark: Bluegrass band Bull Moose Party will be performing on the patio. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Nitro Ice Cream Class at Heirloom: Ticket price includes the class, recipes, three ice creams and small plates. 1-3 p.m. $45. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Queen City Jazz Fest at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre: The third annual Queen City Jazz Fest hosts Brian Culbertson, Mike Phillips with special guests Jeff Bradshaw, Jeff Lorder and Yuna. 6 p.m. $48+. Details.

Tosco Music Beatles Showcase at Knight Theater Levine Center for the Arts: Every Tosco Music Party features a mix of music styles, with performances of one or two songs by about 15 acts. 7:30 p.m. $18+. Details.

Kids

Farm Day at Discovery Place Nature: Get up close and personal with your favorite farm animals like pigs, goats and sheep; expect crafts, face painting and puppet shows. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Fitness

Yoga on the Vine at Ink N Ivy: Enjoy a yoga class on Ink N Ivy’s patio overlooking Romare Bearden Park, then reward yourself with a free mimosa afterwards. 11 a.m. $5. Details.

Sports

Soccer at Sportsplex at Matthews: Charlotte Independence vs. Harrisburg City Islanders. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Sunday, June 18 | Happy Father’s Day!

Food & Drink

Father’s Day Jazz Brunch at 7th Street Public Market: Expect a jazz performance and plenty of food and drink specials. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Enjoy endless rosé and live music while overlooking the skyline. 2-11 p.m. $30. Details.

Father’s Day Distillery Tour and Spirit Tasting at The Broken Spoke: Treat your Dad to an afternoon at Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. and Broken Spoke; tours run from 2-6:30 p.m. on the half hour. 2-7 p.m. $12/ head for tours and flights. Details.

Experience

Dads and Dogs at Pet Wants: Bring dad and the dog for brews from Sycamore Brewing and local vendors with goods for him and his best friend. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Starving Artists Market at Charlotte Art League: Expect bath products, jewelry, candles, accessories, beadwork, silk screening, wood work, prints, paintings, carvings, gift sets, bakeries, chocolate, pottery and more. 12-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Father’s Day Pre-Game Catch on the Field at BB&T Ballpark: The Charlotte Knights invite all fathers and sons down to the field for a game of catch in the outfield prior to first pitch. 1 p.m. $8+. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Father’s Day at The Gantt Center: Dads who bring their kids will get free museum admission. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Pops: Star Wars The Music at SouthPark Mall: Relive John Williams’s majestic scores with selections spanning all seven films. 8:15 p.m. $12+. Details.

Sports

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians. 2:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

We’re excited for…

Carolina Farm Trust Dinner at Mama Ricotta’s: Get a four-course meal at Mama Ricotta’s; proceeds benefit Carolina Farm Trust and Street Fare Farm. 6-9 p.m. $45. June 22.

4th Annual Margarita Wars at Rooftop 210: Charlotte’s best bartenders will battle it out to concoct the best margarita in the city, and you get to be the judge. 2-7 p.m. $24. June 24.

#Instabeerupclt at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Multitask by hanging out and networking at the same time with Instabeerupclt and WeWork; expect free pours of the custom beer. 6-10 p.m. Free. June 29.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via Laura Wolff.
Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.

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