Aug 26, 2021 - Things to Do

Axios Weekender: 21 things to do this weekend in Charlotte

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93. Mostly sunny. 11% chance of rain.

Resident Culture Food Truck Friday at 2101 Central Ave.: Start your weekend at Resident Culture with a packed lineup of food trucks including What the Fries and K&N BBQ plus live music and shopping pop-ups. 5-10pm. Free. Details.

Summer Grilling Sides with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen at 4001 Yancey Rd.: Learn how to make a variety of grilled sides for the summertime including tomato and watermelon salad with sweet chili dressing, potatoes with charred baby onion and bacon aioli, southwestern grilled corn and zucchini and pickled onions plus a key lime panna cotta. 6-9pm. $75. Details.

Out of Place Exhibition Opening Reception at Goodyear Arts: In this latest exhibition, Goodyear Arts’, Out of Place will feature ten artists who self-identify as outliers and highlight works not traditionally seen on gallery walls. Additional showing dates are September 3, 10 and 17. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

Pet Pop Up at Skiptown at 222 Rampart St.: Pamper your pet with locally made goodies like dog treats, pet accessories, and pet grooming products. There will also be a pet photographer on-site to capture pictures of you and your pup. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

Haute Asiko Fashion Show at the Harvey B. Gantt Center at 551 South Tryon St.: Curated by Davita Galloway, co-founder and owner of DUPP&SWAT, this fashion event will feature an array of local designers. Guests are encouraged to arrive in style and following the show, there will be an opportunity to shop directly from the artists. 7-10pm. $10-$20. Details.

Open Mic Night with Blumenthal Performing Arts at 130 North Tryon St.: Make your way to the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square for an impressive lineup of local performers including instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers and magicians. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. 7:30pm. Free. Details.

Panthers vs. Pittsburg at Bank of America Stadium: Help cheer on the Panthers in their last pre-season game against the Pittsburg Steelers. $20-$181+. 7:30pm. Details.

90s Pizza Party at Hoppin’ at 1402 Winnifred St.: Head to Hoppin for a night of 90s TV shows, free pizza and Kool-Aid wine slushies, plus a 90s-themed costume contest. The first 100 guests will get a free slap bracelet. 8pm to midnight. Free. Details.


93. Partly cloudy. 12% chance of rain.

“O.H. Well” Hilliard Studio Method at Optimist Hall: Join Rachel Ferrara of Hilliard Studio Method on the patio at Optimist Hall for a fast-paced, Sculpt Flow Method class that uses your own body weight for resistance. Bring a mat, towel and some water. 9-10am. Free. Details.

Pinhouse Outdoor Yoga at 2306 Central Ave.: Head to Pinhouse for an energizing practice with  Dancing Lotus Yoga then, stick around after class for music, drinks, and all-around good vibes. 9-10am. $10. Details.

Varnish + Vine popup at Moxie Mercantile in Matthews: The popular cactus brand is having a popup sale event at Moxie’s new Matthews location (159 N Trade St.). 9am to 1pm. Prices vary. Details.

Visual Vanguard Opening Celebration at 551 South Tryon St.: This new exhibition from the Harvey B Gantt center highlights the struggles, strengths, and celebrations of Black creativity in the Carolinas through visual art, performance, video, and poetry. The all-day opening celebration will feature live music, hands-on art experiences, curator-led talks and an opportunity to have intimate conversations with the 25 artists in the exhibition. 10am to 10pm. Free. Details.

Yoga & Mimosas at Kosonen Park: Head to Ballantyne’s Backyard for a relaxing yoga flow followed by mimosas to jumpstart your weekend. Registration required. 10am. $5 for SweatNET members; $20 for non-members. Details.

QC Live Art Experience at 229 South Brevard St.: 15 local artists will be creating live works of art in under three hours. Once the clock stops, the completed works will be placed on display and auctioned to the highest bidders. 11am to 4pm. $15. Details.

LoSo Block Party at 4150 Yancey Rd.: Make your way to Lower South End for one big neighborhood block party complete with live music, food and drinks, plus shopping from local vendors. 2-10pm. Free. Details.

Late Night Radio with Artifakts at The Music Yard: Denver-based musician, Alex Medellin (aka Late Night Radio) joins funk, EDM artist Artifakts to put on one heck of a show full of electronic grooves. 6-11pm. $10-$150. Details.

Moonlight Movies at 1111 Metropolitan Ave.: Bring a chair or a blanket out to the Metropolitan for a screening of nostalgic screening of The Parent Trap (1998). Tickets include a s’mores bar, popcorn, parent trap trivia, goodie bags, and face painting among other things. Beverages from Sycamore Brewing will be available for purchase. 6:30pm. $5. Details.


94. Partly cloudy. 16% chance of rain.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga Series at 1824 Statesville Ave.: Join Counterculture Club Yoga in the Boileryard at Camp North End for a rejuvenating yoga flow, fit for all levels. 10am. $10. Details.

Now That’s What I Call ’00s Drag Brunch at 200 East Bland St.:  The Vanity House divas of drag will be taking it back to the early 2000s for this Sunday Funday drag show. 11am. $10. Details.

LP Giobbi at The Music Yard: House DJ LP Giobbi is bringing the beats to The Music Yard stage along with DJs DOMii and Seebirdgo. 3-8pm. $20-$250. Details.

rEvolution – Sound Worlds for String Quartet & Electronics at 1030 Woodward Ave.: This all-female group of composers creates a “traditional” string quartet experience, with a modern twist using percussive elements, improvisation, electronic soundscapes, and even children’s toys. 7pm. $15. Details.

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