Jul 13, 2017 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekender: 49 things to do including Bash at the Bot, Ohm in the Outfield and Sugar Creek’s Island Luau

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 94. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 92. PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday: 90. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Friday, July 14

Food & Drink

Summertime Tea in the Carolinas at The Ballantyne: Enjoy a seasonal menu featuring mint juleps and peach tea cocktails. Fri-Sat: 1-4 p.m. $45. Details.

Mid-Summer Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: Seasonal fruits and vegetables will be incorporated into the menus of the nine food trucks on site. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Beer Fridays by WeWork at Sycamore Brewing: WeWork is popping up at Sycamore Brewing as they continue their summer “Free Beer Fridays” series. 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Bastille Day Celebration at George’s Brasserie: Expect live cancan dancers, Kronenburg French beer and champagne. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Art + Craft at Free Range Brewing: A happy hour celebrating McColl Center members, friends and alumni artists, hosted by The Contemporaries. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Bastille Day at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room: Expect a cocktail reception, a four-course dinner with wine pairings, and dessert; benefiting the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. 6:30 p.m. $150. Details.

Mystery Flight Night at The Brass Tap – South End: Join Birdsong Brewing Co., Triple C Brewing Company, Wooden Robot Brewery and OMB for a night of blind tastings. 7-10 p.m. Details.


Summer Sale at Donald Haack Diamonds: Expect 20-50% off fashion jewelry and special financing opportunities. Fri-Sat. Free. Details.

Lula Kate Trunk Show with Kendra Scott at Brideside: Get free champagne and see the newest bridesmaid dresses (with 10% off); Kendra Scott will be in store Saturday and Sunday for a 15% discount. Fri-Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.

#summershareCLT Pop Up at Sycamore Brewing: Donate to local charities while you enjoy the usual brews, food and live music at Sycamore. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Opera and Craft Beer at Birdsong Brewing Co.: An immersive dinner theater event pairing alcohol with opera as the Little Opera Company of Charlotte performs the comedy Fledermaus. 7-9 p.m. $15. Details.

Learn Things

Innovation in Energy at Skookum: Join speakers from Duke Energy to find out how the organization is driving innovation in a highly regulated environment. 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Shake Stir Sip Socialize Cocktail Class: Backyard BBQ Edition at Hygge-Camp North End: Learn how to make a batched style communal cocktail, a “smoked whiskey sour” and a “NC-rita.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Corey Holcomb at The Comedy Zone: Fri-Sun. $27. Details.

Paint & Play 1 Year Anniversary at Fidelli Kitchen: Expect spoken word, live painters, music, Italian food and free massages. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

House Show at 1733 Dunkirk Drive: See Corey Leiter, Sparkman and Kyle Forman; BYOB. 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Live on the Green at First Ward Park: Come see Bluegrass and Americana style music; expect food trucks and craft beer. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Movie Nights in the Square at Spirit Square: Enjoy a screening of Royal Wedding with free popcorn; BYO lawn chair. 8:45 p.m. Free. Details.


24 Hours of Booty Donation Class at Orangetheory Fitness Quail Corners: For every calorie burned at this class, the studio is asking (but not limiting you) to donate $.05, or a flat $20 donation. 6:45 p.m. Details.


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

Saturday, July 15

Food & Drink

Island Luau at Sugar Creek Brewing: Expect a pineapple pig roast, King of Pops, Smallcakes Carolinas, a lei making party, and entertainment options all day. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

LEMONAID Stand for Good at Carolina Fire Department: Meet the team and support #summershareCLT. 12-2 p.m. Free . Details.

Bash at the Bot – 2 Year Anniversary Party at Wooden Robot Brewery: They’ll be featuring several new beer releases throughout the day as well as bringing back fan favorites; expect live music and exclusive food options. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. $10. Details.

2 Year Anniversary party at Free Range Brewing: Your ticket includes a custom glass and two drink tickets to try the new beers as well as rare beers from neighboring breweries; expect a farmers/goods market, kids activities and live music too. 12-11 p.m. $10. Details.

Grand Opening Celebration at Wu’s Cajun Seafood: Expect live music, an oyster shucking contest and door prizes; first 30 people will win a $20 gift card. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Carolina BBQ Battle Royale at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights will be hosting a Carolina BBQ battle. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Britney Forever at Blackfinn Ameripub: Expect a glam station, DJ, Britney impersonator, giveaways and Britney-inspired frozen cocktails. 10 p.m-2 a.m. Free. Details.


Dog Days of Summer Fest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Expect a dog pageant, local vendors and dogs available for adoption, benefiting Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue. 12-6 p.m. $20. Details.

Jazz in July at Blue Blaze Brewing: Expect music, food from Jazzy Mikes and Pollo’s Italian Ice, and a pop-up market of local vendors. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Fundraising Event at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop: A fundraising day for Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue with adoptable pups and brews. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Barks and Brews at McGill Rose Garden: Join Project 2 Heal and puppies for an evening of BBQ, beers and King of Pops. 5-9 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Ice Cream Class at The Cocoa Lab (Ritz Carlton): Learn to create Bar Cocoa’s signature honey pecan gelato as well as other ice cream flavors. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $150. Details.

All About Rosé at Corkbuzz: Become a Rosé expert with this seasonal class. 1-2:30 p.m. $55. Details.


Creature Feature: Scales and Tales at Discovery Place Nature: Get up close and personal with some reptiles and amphibians. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

KidsFest at Carowinds: A two-day celebration just for kids at the amusement park; expect interactive games and activities including arts and crafts, live entertainment and more. Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $44. Details.

Summer Camp Concert at McGlohon Theater: See campers perform original songs with their bands. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Details.


Yoga and a Boozy Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: An instructor from NC Yoga Bar will teach a 60-minute all-levels flow class in the beer garden followed by food trucks, beer-mosas, mimosas, prosecco pops and pop-up shops. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. Details.


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

Lacrosse at Grady Cole Center: Charlotte Hounds vs. New York Lizards. 7:30 p.m. $21+. Details.

Sunday, July 16


Floating down the river at The Pump House: Join TheCHIVE Charlotte on its second river float down the Catawba River. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

French Culture Festival at Nevin Community Park: Expect food (crepes, pastries, etc.), wine, music, dance and pétanque initiation and tournament. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $5+. Details.

Starving Artist Popup Market at Charlotte Art League: Local artists will be selling handmade goods including bath products, jewelry, artwork, food and more. 12-3 p.m. Free. Details.

LGBTQ and Ally Pool Party at Craft City Social Club: Expect a full cash/credit bar and DJ. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

5th Annual Joedance Film Selections Announcement at The Dandelion Market: They’ll announce the feature and short films selected for the 2017 Festival with food provided by Dandelion Market. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Children’s Book Drive at BB&T Stadium: Join Charlotte Knights Charities and SHARE Charlotte for a Harry Potter-themed baseball game and children’s book drive. 5-8 p.m. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Game of Thrones Viewing Party at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern: They’ll be showing all of Season 6 as well as the Season 7 premiere on their 7 TVs and projector screen. 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Teachers Only Comedy Tour at Knight Theater: This Houston native has been selling out major arenas with his comedy routine that taps into the mind of teachers. 7 p.m. $35. Details.


Ohm in the Outfield at BB&T Ballpark: Join the NC Yoga Bar, OrthoCarolina and the Charlotte Knights for a special pre-game yoga session held on the field. 8 a.m. $20. Details.


Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves. 5:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

We’re excited for…

Charlotte Restaurant Week (Queen’s Feast) throughout Charlotte: Enjoy three-course meals from 130+ restaurants for $30 or $35. July 21-30.

9th Annual Barnstock BYOB Music Festival in Huntersville: A BYOB music festival, founded and hosted by a NC family, that raises money for local nonprofits. $35+. July 22.

Duke Mansion Home and Garden Tour: Their annual open house is coming up and you can tour the house and gardens at your leisure; expect free valet parking and refreshments. 1-8:30 p.m. Free. July 23.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via @finickylady.
Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.


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