Aug 11, 2017 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekender: 52 things to do including the PGA Championship, Love Desserts Festival and Mr. K’s 50th

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 83. Thunderstorms. 80% chance of rain.
Saturday: 87. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.
Sunday: 86. Thunderstorms. 80% chance of rain.

Friday, August 11

Food & Drink

Bad and Boozy Donut Special at Joe’s Doughs: This weekend they’ll be serving up boozy specials like a margarita donut, an old fashion on an old fashioned, and a Purple Drank Donut. Fri-Sun. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $2+. Details.

Montford Open Block Party throughout Montford: This two day bash will be at Angry Ales, Brazwell’s and Southside, and will feature a Friday night practice round starting at 5 p.m., with the big play through Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Fri-Sat. Details.

Brew it Forward at Red Clay Ciderworks: They’ll be collecting school supply donations and raffling off a Red Clay prize basket. 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.

7th Annual Quail Party at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Drink, dance and mingle to raise money for the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 7:30-11:30 p.m. $58. Details.


New to CLT Playgroup at Baby+Co: Meet expecting and new parents that are also new to the Charlotte area. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Boat Show at Charlotte Convention Center: Get the best deals of the season at this end-of-summer sale. Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8. Details.

Volunteer Packaging Party at Camp North End: Spend time volunteering to help pack up Fresh Start Kits, then hang out to enjoy the Camp North End festivities. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Golf Night at Piedmont Town Center: Hang out and unwind with live music, drinks and a great atmosphere with Sol Fusion. 6:30-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Wine and Paint at Maggiano’s Little Italy: Sip on wine and enjoy Maggiano’s signature appetizers while you’re guided through creating your own masterpiece. 7-10 p.m. $50. Details.

Saved by the Bell School Fundraiser at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: Lucky’s is partnering with Classroom Central to stock their shelves; they’ll give you 20 tokens in exchange for donated school supplies. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Revenge of the Nerds at TILT: For donating three supplies, you’ll get a free beer; dress up in your best nerd costume for a chance to win a prize pack and trophy. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Dunkirk in IMAX at Discovery Place Science: See one of summers hottest films on the really big screen at the IMAX Dome Theater this weekend. Fri-Sun: 4:30 & 7 p.m. $10+. Details.

Live Music On The Lawn at Piedmont Social House: Rain or shine. 6-9 pm. Free. Details.

Live On The Green at First Ward Park: Expect Bluegrass and Americana music, food trucks and craft beer. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Movie Under the Stars at Symphony Park: The Secret Life of Pets will begin at dusk; don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Knight Theater: See this five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. 8-10 p.m. $45+. Details.


PGA Championship at Quail Hollow: See our guide to the championship here. Fri-Sun. $30. Details.

Arsenal v. Leicester City at Ri Ra: Cheer on Arsenal with fellow fans; expect food and drinks on special during the game. 2:45-5:45 p.m. Free. Details.

Saturday, August 12

Food & Drink

Love Desserts Festival at Sugar Creek Brewery: Dessert festival showcasing bakeries, dessert shops and restaurants from the Charlotte area; tickets include samples from select vendors. 12 p.m. $10. Details.

Makers Mark Dinner at The Ballantyne: Maker’s Mark Ambassador Jane Conner will be on hand to share insight on the bourbon creation process; expect upscale drinks, eats and sweets with cigars for purchase. 6:30 p.m. $89. Details.


Second Saturday Stream Clean Up at 500 S Kings Drive – Midtown Park: Help keep your backyard clean; expect supplies and snacks. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

35th Anniversary Pawty at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN: Celebrate their 35th anniversary (in dog years) with drink specials, live music and food trucks. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Caturday Celebration at Pet Wants: Expect new natural cat products, specials on cat products all day, Mac Tabby Cat Cafe treats and adoptable cats. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Sip n Paint Brunch Buffet at FLO Bar and Lounge: Expect brunch, a full bar, painting, music and giveaways. 12-4 p.m. $65. Details.

Wine Tasting, Food and Shopping at Catalyst: LuLaRoe, Traci Lynn Jewlery, Lipsense and Rodan + Fields Dermatologists will set up for a pop-up shop while you also enjoy wine tasting and food. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Car Wash Fundraiser at Piedmont Social House: Get your car washed for just $5, and all proceeds benefit Berryhill Elementary. 1-5 p.m. $5. Details.

Cornhole Tournament at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: First place wins a boat rental, second place wins $50 cash. 1-4 p.m. $20. Details.

Star Wars Pups at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern: Star Wars themed adoption event and fundraiser for South of the Bully. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Cornhole Tournament at Wild Wing Cafe: Sugar Creek Brewing will be hanging with $4 beers on special. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Wine 101 at Corkbuzz: Discuss the basics and discover what you like in a wine. 1-2:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Simplified at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Enjoy live music from Simpliefied, who specializes in acoustic tunes that will put you in an island state of mind. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte FunkFest at PNC Music Pavillion: Some of the best funk artists will be performing in this can’t-miss outdoor concert. 4 p.m. $46+. Details.

Art for a Cure at 7th Street Public Market: Support the 2017 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes while supporting local artists and designers. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Bearden Music Series at Romare Bearden Park: Expect live music and on-site food. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

David Feherty – Live Off Tour at Knight Theater: The professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. 7:30-10 p.m. $59+. Details.


Queen City Suzuki Violin at Free Range Brewing: Sing songs, learn the basics of violin and more; ages 3+. 12-1:30 p.m. Free. Details.


Amphibious Duathlon at USNWC: This event features two 5K trail runs and a 2K flatwater paddle. 8 a.m. $42. Details.

Saturday Community Workout at First Ward Arts Elementary: 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Shoe Release Party at University Run For Your Life: Check out the brand new Hoka Clifton 4 and enjoy refreshments from Clean Juice. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Camp Gladiator Workout Party at Legion Brewing: Get a 60-minute workout from Charlotte’s best trainers; BYO yoga mat and water. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Kitten Yoga at Yoga One: Benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte. 4:15-5 p.m. Donation. Details.

Sunday, August 13

Food & Drink

Tropicalus and Dry Hop’d Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: 10 a.m. Free. Details.

50th Anniversary at Mr. K’s: They’ll be serving up their classic menu of hot dogs, potato chips, soda and ice cream for free when you make a small donation to Levine Children’s Hospital and Isabella Santos Foundation. 11 a.m. until they run out. Free. Details.

Flip Cups, Fill Bowls at Heist Brewery: Your ticket includes entrance to the event and beer for as long as your team stays in the game; expect raffles, all benefitting The Lunch Project. 4-6 p.m. $15. Details.


Queen City Anime Convention at Hilton Charlotte University Place: Expect a cosplay contest, anime marketplace, fan programming, video game room and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $6. Details.

Social Sundays at Kanvas Gallery and Lounge: Join the hip-hop caucus for an afternoon of political conversation, food and fun. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

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

Learn Things

Plants Behaving Badly Movie at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: Learn about carnivorous plants with a resident expert, purchase some to take home with you, or bring yours in for a check-up. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures with Food at Levine Museum of the New South: Local Latin American restaurants will have food samples as well as hands-on cooking demos for an interactive and cross cultural event. 2:30-4 p.m. Free with admission. Details.

80s Back to School Funkshun at Camp North End: Enjoy the last big dance of the summer with a tribute to Whitney Houston. 4-10 p.m. $9. Details.


NoDa Hop Yoga Class at NoDa Brewing Co: A restorative and refreshing yoga session; one beer included. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. Details.

We’re excited for…

90’s Bar Crawl at the EpiCentre: Your ticket will include free admission to eight bars and a t-shirt. 7 p.m. $12. August 18.

OrthoCarolina 10k/5k Classic presented by Performance Therapy at Randolph Road: Expect a race, food truck rally and beer fest in one for a perfect summer day; they’ll also host a kid’s dash and the untimed Rookie Run, so the whole fam can come out. 7:30 a.m. Free-$45. August 19.

5th Anniversary Block Party at Triple C Brewing Company: Expect live music, food trucks, a special beer release and a misting station to help you party all day long. 12-9 p.m. Free. August 19.

See all the upcoming events here.

Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.


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