May 12, 2016 - News

Agenda Weekender: 28 things to do this weekend (May 13 – 15)

Food and drink

Czech Mate release at NoDa Brewing Company: Both NoDa Brewing locations will be releasing their Bohemian Pilsner, Czech Mate at 4 p.m. Friday, 5/13

Mixology Lab with Bob Peters at Earl’s Grocery: This month’s class will feature organic vodka, gin and whiskey from Top of the Hill Distillery in Chapel Hill. Class is free and begins at 2:30 p.m. – get there early to get a seat. Saturday, 5/14


3rd Annual South End Hops FestivalUnlimited craft beer tasting, live music, food trucks and artisans at the corner of Carson and Mint. $35 in advance of $40 at the gate. Take an additional $5 off when you use promo code “agenda”. Saturday, 5/14


Small Batch Belgian Barrel Aged Sour release at Sugar Creek: 100 free samples at 2:25 p.m. followed by live music from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 5/14

Not Just Coffee Summer Kick Off Party at Tabor & SOCO Gallery: Stop by for a free cold-brew from Not Just Coffee or a “Not Just Blonde Ale” by Lenny Boy. CreamPuff Records will start spinning vinyl at 3 p.m. Free. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 5/14

Patio Pig Pickin’ at The Peculiar Rabbit: Local food, beer from Olde Mecklenburg and Red Oak, live music and entertainment from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All you can eat buffet and select drinks for $18. Sunday, 5/15

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Friday the 13th: We Love Bicycles PartyDress in your best zombie costume and bring your bike to The Spoke Easy from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for bike games and beer. Don’t forget your helmet and lights. Friday, 5/13

First Ward Friday at First Ward Park: Enjoy live music from the band Disco Lemonade, sip on a beer from the Olde Mecklenburg Bier Trailer and participate in lawn games. Event begins at 6 p.m. and is free. Friday, 5/13

Breakfast at Hygge Coworking: Hygge is expanding their coworking space and hosting a breakfast to celebrate. Donuts from Joe’s Doughs and Pure Intentions Coffee from 9 a.m. to noon. Dine & Draw will also be hosting one of their 8 minute challengesSaturday, 5/14

Annual Tossin’ for Tykes Cornhole Tournament and Festival: In addition to the round-robin-style tournament, the event will include a live DJ, food and beer vendors and a kids zone. Saturday, 5/14

90’s Bar Crawl in Uptown: Dress in your best ’90s attire and relive the glory days. $35 ticket gets you a bar crawl cup and drink specials at all 14 participating uptown bars. TicketsSaturday, 5/14

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Sycamore Spring Fest and ConcertTwo stages with non-stop music and food trucks from noon to 10 p.m. at Sycamore Brewing. Saturday, 5/14

Colours: A Seersucker and Sundress Day Party at Suite: DJ, live painting, spring inspired fashion and cocktails and more beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets. Saturday, 5/14

The Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward: A walkable, self-guided garden tour of the beautiful, hidden gardens of Fourth Ward. In addition, docent-led tours of Fourth Ward Park and Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery will be offered. TicketsSaturday, 5/14 and Sunday 5/15

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Mommy & Me Beginning Baking Class at The City Kitch: Learn how to make fresh fruit tarts with pastry cream during this parent-child class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Designed for ages 3 to 7. $40 for one child with one parent – registerSaturday, 5/14

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Innovate 301: Squishy Circuits at Discovery Place: Learn how to make play dough that will conduct energy and design you down circuit. Drop in from noon to 5 p.m. Free. Saturday, 5/14

Family night at Charlotte Premium Outlets: Music, games, giveaways and screening of Minions at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. Saturday, 5/14

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Princess Day and Kids Run the Bases at BB&T Ballpark: Enchanted Elegance Princesses will make an appearance at Sunday’s Knights game against the Durham Bulls at 2:05 p.m. Following the game, all kids are invited to run the bases. Tickets. Sunday, 5/15

The Arts

Charlotte Symphony: Carmina Burana: Performances both nights at 8 p.m. at Belk Theater. TicketsFriday, 5/13 and Saturday, 5/14

The Addams Family at Theatre Charlotte: This award-winning musical comedy based on the TV show opens on Friday evening and runs through May 29. Recommended for all ages. TicketsBegins Friday, 5/13

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Show Stoppers! Songs of Stage and Screen at McGlohon TheaterThe group behind the Singing Christmas Tree brings you their spring showcase featuring music from Broadway and the movies. TicketsFriday, 5/13 and Saturday 5/14

Lost Hollow Music Fest at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: A tribute to Muddy Waters featuring the musician’s oldest son, Mud Morganfield, along with other artists who played with him. Live music both days beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. TicketsSaturday, 5/14 and Sunday 5/15

Fitness and health

Learn to Meditate 1/2 Day Workshop at Vijradhara Buddhist Center: Learn how to use meditation to overcome stress, develop a positive mind and find inner peace. Workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RegisterSaturday, 5/14

STAX Bootcamp Guinness Book of World record attemptJoin Randy Moss and Emily Breeze at 11 a.m. as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest bootcamp/circuit training in history. Stick around after for a block party with food trucks, local beer and vendors. Free. Saturday, 5/14

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Relay for Life at First Ward Park: Opening ceremony kicks off at 5 p.m. followed by the defining “survivor lap” where cancer survivors will take the first lap around the park. Event benefits the American Cancer Society. RegisterSaturday, 5/14

Restorative Yoga and Hot Stone Massage at Okra Yoga: Enjoy a restorative yoga practice combined with hot stone massage. Class is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $40 – registerSunday, 5/15


Baseball: The Knights host the Durham Bulls at BB&T Ballpark this weekend. Games are Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Tickets.

Lacrosse: The Charlotte Hounds face Florida Launch at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Memorial Stadium. TicketsSaturday, 5/14

Golf: The LPGA’s Symetra Classic takes place this weekend at Raintree Country Club. Tickets available at the gate for $10 (under 16 free). Now through Sunday, 5/15


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