Agenda Weekender: 18 things to do this weekend in Charlotte
The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Cars & Coffee Concord. Calling all car fanatics – the free monthly cruise-in, Cars & Coffee Concord, returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 21 from 7-10 a.m. On the same day, get the chance to drive three laps around the legendary superspeedway and get your picture in Victory Lane with a $40 donation to Speedway Children’s Charities. Reserve your spot.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
73. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Charlotte Coat Drive “Zip Up” Day at Dilworth Grille: Drive through and donate new or gently used coats to help the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte reach their goal of receiving 6,000 coats. There will be free food, music, and special appearances from a few Charlotte team mascots. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details
Free Chicken Biscuits at Suffolk Punch: To celebrate the launch of its new breakfast menu, Suffolk Punch is giving its first 10 guests a free chicken biscuit today. The breakfast menu, which also includes a B.E.C. biscuit and a veggie omelette, is available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Menu pricing. Details
Merry Midtown at the Metropolitan Shopping Center: Starting today, the Metropolitan will be rolling out events for the holiday season that include a VTGCLT Pop pop-up shop, Letters to Santa drop-off, Merry Midtown Market, photos with Santa, and a screening of perennial favorite “The Grinch.” 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details
Black Is Beautiful Beer Release at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Enjoy a good beer for a good cause. Brewers at 4001 Yancey is releasing its take on the Mocha Imperial Stout as part of an international initiative known as The Black Is Beautiful project. 4001 will be donating 100% of the profits from the sale of this beer to projects that promote equality and inclusion. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details
Free Range opens its Camp North End location: The NoDa brewery is expanding with a taproom in Camp North End. It’s located next to Leah & Louise at 301 Camp Road, and it’ll feature a food menu from the popular restaurant’s kitchen. Opens at 4 p.m. Menu pricing. Details
[Related Agenda story: Free Range Brewing’s new taproom to open this Friday in Camp North End, a first for the complex]
University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing Co.: Head over to Armored Cow Brewing Co. to enjoy live music and food trucks. This week’s food truck line-up includes Carolina Smash Truck, ScratchKitchen CLT, Casa Savor, Cremoso Cheesecake, Tin Kitchen, and music by Radio Toy Car. 4-9:30 p.m. Menu pricing. Details
Wasteland Ft. SoDown at The Music Yard: The Music Yard presents Wasteland, a two-night drive-in concert featuring Charlotte’s top DJs. 6-11 p.m. $90+ per car. Details
Movie at Victoria Yards, 408 N Tryon St.: Starting at 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy food trucks and live music. Then at 8:30 p.m. catch a screening of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.” Seating is limited, and attendees must follow CDC guidelines. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Details
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
65. Showers. 40% chance of rain.
Coats for Coffee Drive (Thru) at CupLux, 3115 Freedom Dr: Join CupLux Coffee in celebrating their first annual Coats for Coffee Drive (Thru) event. Bring a new or gently used coat or blanket to donate to Hearts for the Invisible Charlotte and receive a free drip coffee, cold brew, or chai tea latte in exchange. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details
Uptown Farmers Market at 300 S. Davidson St.: Shop local fall produce and other fresh finds at the Uptown Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Details
Outdoor Workout Class with Hygge Wellness at Optimist Hall: Head to the patio at Optimist Hall for an outdoor HIIT workout with Jamie Horn of Hygge Wellness. Class is limited to 50 people and guests are asked to bring their own mat. 9-10 a.m. Free. Details
Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Set intentions for the day ahead with a one-hour yoga session, followed by a beer. 10:45 a.m. $5. Details.
Inizio Pizza Fundraiser for Charlotte SPCA: $5 from every pizza sold on Saturday will be donated to Charlotte SPCA to provide our furry friends with the veterinary and foster care they need. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Prices vary. Details
Plaza Midwood Art Crawl in Commonwealth: Support local artists at the Plaza Midwood Art Crawl. Selections include photography, fine art, jewelry, fresh-cut flowers, ceramics, reclaimed wood furniture, and furnishings among other treasures. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Details
Live Music with Jeff Brown at Optimist Hall: Enjoy food from your favorite OH vendors and music on the patio featuring Jeff Brown. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details
[Related Agenda guide: Everything you need to know about Optimist Hall]
Uptown Street Eats: All weekend there will be street dining and pop-up entertainment throughout Uptown, as part of the Show UP for Uptown push. Find free and reduced parking sites here. All weekend. Varies. Details.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
68. Showers. 60% chance of rain.
Mutts and Mimosas Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: Bring your furry friend and enjoy tasty beverages to benefit The Humane Society of Charlotte. 12-9 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. Details
[Related Agenda guide: The 15 best brunch spots in Charlotte]
Cidermosa Sundays at Windy Hill Orchard: A cidermosa is, you guessed it, a mimosa but with cider. Cap off your weekend with warm apple cider donuts and cidermosas. 12-5 p.m. Menu pricing. Details
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