May 26, 2017 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekender: 36 things to do including USNWC’s Memorial Day Celebration, Speed Street and Birdsong Brewing’s Crawfish Boil

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 83. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Saturday: 89. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 85. PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Monday: 83. PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Friday, May 26

Experience

Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola and PNC Speed Street 5K at Uptown: Expect live entertainment by Jake Owen, Billy Currington, DJ Jazzy Jeff and others; interactive displays, a twilight run and more. Fri-Sat: 12-11 p.m. Details.

Drunken Spelling Bee at Flight: 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Imparables Tour Feat. Adrian Uribe & Omar Chaparro at The Fillmore: Featuring two of Mexico’s most popular comedians. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $65+. Details.

SNUG 600 (10 Year Anniversary) at Snug Harbor: Expect performances from Modern Primitives, Hectorina, Marley Carroll and Party Dad. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $7. Details.

Sports

Outlaw Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Drivers will compete for prize money and prestige in winged, 850-horsepower open-wheel, sprint cars. 6 p.m. $25+. Details.

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

Saturday, May 27

Experience

Memorial Day Celebration at USNWC: Weekend includes 5- and 8-mile trail races, yoga, film screenings, Deep Water Solo rock climbing, as well as live music on Sunday afternoon and evening; make sure not to miss the fireworks, too. Sat-Sun: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Aloha! Memorial Day Weekend Luau and Pool Party at NoDa Company Store: Expect food, drinks, pool games, a hula contest, grass skirts, palm trees and lei’s. Sat-Sun. Free. Details.

Queen City Sneaker Expo & 3on3 Tournament at Carole A Hoefener Community Center: Expect custom exclusive sneakers mixed with classic favorites, a 3on3 tournament (three age divisions), food, music, vendors and entertainment. 2-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

JoyFest 2017 at Carowinds: See Kirk Franklin, The Mann Family, Tasha Cobbs and many more. 12-10 p.m. $48+. Details.

Tour de Fat Costume Fashion Show & Pregame at VBGB: Enter their costume fashion show for the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Tour de Fat. 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

The Patio Jam – Concert & Day Party at Morehead Tavern: Expect drink specials all day with a backyard BBQ menu. 2-6 p.m. $10-$15. Details.

Tour de Fat Charlotte at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre: See a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians and provocateurs; costumes are highly encouraged and the event benefits Bike Walk NC. 4 p.m. $25+. Details.

HarmonyFest 2017 at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square: A huge cappella event, starring international medalist Throwback and college quartet world champs The Newfangled Four. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Details.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Midwood Park: Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the free movie; Rita’s Italian Ice of Plaza Midwood will be selling some treats. 8-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Tour de Fat After Party at The Fillmore: 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not at Discovery Place Science: See some of the world’s most perplexing optical illusions, investigate examples of body modification and celebrate the life of Robert Ripley, the explorer and adventurer. $13-$17. Details.

Tinker Fairy Storytime & Craft at SAS Cupcakes-Blakeney: The last character story time before summer vacation. 10:30-11:15 a.m. $8. Details.

Fitness

Yoga on the VINE at Ink N Ivy: Admission includes one drink ticket for a mimosa and the yoga class. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. Details.

Sports

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

Sunday, May 28

Food & Drink

Lenny Boy $2 Beer & Bite Day at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Expect 5 different beer pints to choose from and Midwood Smokehouse brisket tacos; part of the food proceeds will go towards the Carolina Farm Trust. 12-7 p.m. Details.

Crawfish Boil at Birdsong Brewing Co: 100% of the proceeds will go to Villalobos Rescue Center, a pitbull rescue based in New Orleans, Louisianna. 1-4 p.m. Details.

KellyFest at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room: A celebration of Kelly Kehoe’s favorite southern foods paired with wines from Robert Foley Vineyards and locally brewed beer from Triple C Brewing Co. 4-8 p.m. $100. Details.

Experience

Global Bubble Parade Charlotte at South End: A peaceful parade to blow soap bubbles and spread positivity and inclusiveness. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Serve The People Charlotte Cookout at Clanton Park: Enjoy free food and connect with local activists and discuss community building. 4-7 p.m. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Charlotte Samba Social at Petra’s: Expect live drums and local bands. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Kehlani at The Fillmore: 8 p.m. $57+. Details.

Fitness

Goat Yoga at Wish We Had Acres: 5 p.m. $10. Details.

Sports

Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Ticket includes the race, a concert featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and a patriotic salute. 6 p.m. $58+. Details.

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

Monday, May 29 | Memorial Day

Food & Drink

You Drink, We Donate at NoDa Brewing Company: $1 from each beer sold goes to the USO of North Carolina in honor of their “Armed Forces Day – Salute for Patriots” campaign. 12-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Military Days at Carowinds: Free park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Details.

Memorial Day Ceremony at GETHSEMANE Cemetery & Memorial Gardens: Give honor to those who gave their lives while serving; expect a guest speaker and music. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

The Patriot Festival at 4401 Barclay Downs Drive: Start Memorial Day with a special 5k+ run/walk and Go The Extra Mile for military heroes. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Details.

Memorial Day Throwdown at STAX: Celebrate by honoring fallen US Navy Seal, Michael Murphy, with a serious workout. 10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

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

We’re excited for…

Charlotte Ballet’s Inspired Works at Knight Theater: Inspired Works’ all-star lineup is handpicked by retiring Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux to showcase some of his and the audience’s favorite works. 7:30 p.m. $25+. June 1-3.

#WalkCLT at Recover Brands: Once you’re checked-in you’ll be free to enjoy the evening walking to various local shops and restaurants that will be offering specials and deals to participants. 5-8 p.m. Free-$10. June 2.

National Trails Day Celebration hosted by the Carolina Thread Trail at South Fork Trail, McAdenville: Enjoy guided nature hikes, yoga, free kayak rentals, live music and more; expect food and beverages from the MAYOBIRD food truck, Blue Blaze Brewing Co. and King of Pops. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3.

See all the upcoming events here.

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