Agenda Weekender: 40 things to do including Fourth of July parties, Rich & Bennett’s Americrawl and Summer Pops

Agenda Weekender: 40 things to do including Fourth of July parties, Rich & Bennett’s Americrawl and Summer Pops
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 84. PM thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.
Saturday: 87. PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday: 93PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Friday, June 30

Food & Drink

Good Will Hopping Release at NoDa Brewing Company: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Jackalopes Brooklyn Summer Cookoff at Jackalope Jack’s Restaurant & Bar: Expect drink specials, free food, live music and giveaways. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Happy Hour with Blueprint at Unknown Brewing Company: The first 30 beers are on Blueprint, so get there early. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Drunken Spelling Bee at Flight: 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Fun Home at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts and Blumenthal Performing Arts: A five-time Tony Award winning musical. Fri-Sun. $25+. Details.

Quail Corners Summer Concert Series at Quail Corners Shopping Center: Expect live music, kids activities and giveaways. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

“The Street” at Charlotte Art League: A skate deck, graffiti and street themed art show; Vic Wearney aka the Chili Man will be cooking and proceeds will go to The Shredd nonprofit. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Macbeth at Duke Energy Theater: Fri-Sat: 7:30 or 8 p.m. $20. Details.

In this Moment at The Fillmore Charlotte: 8-11 p.m. $31+. Details.

Rocky Horry Picture Show $1 Movie Night at FROCK Shop: A donation-driven movie night complete with themes, concessions and entertainment. 8-11:30 p.m. $1. Details.

T.I. at Ovens Auditorium: 8 p.m. $60+. Details.

South End Summer Music Nights at The Brass Tap: Expect games, food, music and vendors. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.


Hungry Hungry Humans at Aerial CLT: Build a team of four and turn into hungry hippos to win the game. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.


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

Saturday, July 1

Food & Drink

Seasonal Release: Say It To My Face Red IPA at Birdsong Brewing Co.: 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Red Carpet Event at Ninety’s Ice Cream: Expect a DJ, giveaways, pop up clothing stand, photo booth and delicious treats. 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Rich & Bennet’s Americrawl at Uptown: Cost includes drink specials, cover charges, commemorative koozie, giveaways and hot dogs. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Red, White & Brew Bar Crawl at Rooftop 210: Participating bars include Blackfinn, Whisky River, Strike City, Rooftop 210, Vida Vida, Suite, Bubble, How at the Moon, Tin Roof and Lucky’s Bar Arcade. 7-10 p.m. $10. Details.


Free Hugs at Living Kitchen Atherton Mill: In partnership with Duke Cannon Soap, David Sylvester (Big Dave) will be giving out free hugs and high fives at the entrance of Living Kitchen as part of his tour through the states to honor his friend killed on 9/11. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Splash Bash Weekend Pool Parties at Craft City Social Club: Expect DJs, games and drinks. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

The Ultimate Queen City Car & Bike Show at The Park Expo & Conference Center: Check out NFL Players and their cars in 100,000+ square feet of showroom, along with cars and bikes from across the east coast. 12-6 p.m. $20. Details.

Red White and Blue Ribbon Party at Midwood Country Club: Expect live music and free food, admission and parking. 2-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Red, White & Blue July Fourth Lawn Party at The Ballantyne: Enjoy a festive event at the golf pavilion with live music, food trucks, local NC beer, games and fireworks. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Summer Jam Patio Concert and Day Party at Morehead Tavern: Join the Jazz N Soul Music Family for a kick-off concert and party, hosted by Chirl Girl with music mixed by DJ Stacey Blackman. 3-7 p.m. $10-15 . Details.

Max Computer Music Concert at Lenny Boy Brewing: Enjoy their Laptop Orchestra and Computer Music Concert. 4:30-6 p.m. Donation. Details.

The Intersection of Art and Culture at The Harvey B. Gantt Center: JAHI will broaden the conversation around how to preserve and elevate Hip Hop for the culture. 6-8 p.m. $10. Details.

Charlotte Comedy Theater Takes Over The Improv Room at Stage Door Theater: CCT, the first improv theater and training center in Charlotte is taking over Improv Room. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Summer Pops: Celebrate America with Fireworks at Symphony Park: Join your Charlotte Symphony for a rousing salute to America with a night of patriotic favorites finished with a spectacular fireworks finale. 8:15 p.m. $16+. Details.

Back to the Future at Midwood Park: King of pops will be on site, but BYO picnic is encouraged. 8:15-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Art and Music Workshop at West Blvd Library: All supplies provided and all ages welcome. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Details.


Ninja Warrior and Pizza Night at Kinetic Heights: Reach new levels at Kinetic Heights then refuel after with pizza and brews at Brixx Pizza. 4-8 p.m. $20. Details.


Soccer at Sportsplex at Matthews: Charlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

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

Sunday, July 2


Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy free music from Jason Atkins. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Hip Hop Caucus presents Social Sundays at 7th District Restaurant: Enjoy a fully stocked mimosa bar, brunch options and engaging conversation. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

BIG3 at Spectrum Center: Witness some of basketball’s biggest legends compete in a professional 3-on-3 league. 2-7 p.m. $38+. Details.

Charlotte Jazz Orchestra at Morehead Tavern: Expect upbeat traditional jazz, bossa nova, big band and swing; come early for dance lessons. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.


Reptile Meet and Greet at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve: 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.


Charlotte Knights Superhero Day + Game at BB&T Stadium: Superheroes will be on site, but feel free to dress in your favorite hero gear, too. 1-4 p.m. $8+. Details.

We’re excited for…

USNWC Fourth of July Celebration at USNWC: This will be a two-day celebration featuring outdoor adventure, yoga, live music and huge firework displays. Free. July 3-4.

Charlotte Knights Independence Day Fireworks at BB&T Ballpark: Join the Knights at BB&T Ballpark for a patriotic fireworks display following the final out. 7:05 p.m. $8+. July 3.

CANtopia at Sycamore Brewing: Help Sycamore Brewing celebrate their new line-up of completely redesigned cans with special beers on tap, two stages, multiple pouring stations, food trucks and bands all day. 5-11 p.m. Free. July 7.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via Charlotte Symphony.
Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.

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