Sep 8, 2022 - Things to Do

Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this weekend from sports to a Greek Festival

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FRIDAY, September 9

84. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

Full Moon Paddle at Mt. Holly Boat Landing : Adventure out onto the Catawba River under a full moon before wrapping the night with s’mores around a bonfire.Tickets start at $60. 8:30-10pm. Details

Noda Co Canteen: Grand Opening Day at Camp North End: Celebrate a grand opening night with live music and drinks. 5-11pm. Free. Details

Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: Enjoy cold brews and bites from a lineup of food trucks. Price varies. Details

Friday Night House Jam at The Wine Loft: Kick off the weekend with a glass of wine and music. 4pm. Price varies. Details

Doggy Happy Hour at BW Sweets: Treat your pup to happy hour with whipped cream and gourmet dog treats. $3. 4:30-10pm. Details

Comedy Open Mic Night at Common Market: Laugh or express yourself while you enjoy a beer, glass of wine or late-night quesadilla. Price varies. 6pm. Details

Outdoor Movies at Triple C Brewing: Watch Bohemian Rhapsody on a patio as you enjoy food from Izzy’s Wood Fired Kitchen. 7-10pm. Price Varies. Details

DAYDREAM MUSIC FEST at Suffolk Punch Brewing: Bring friends to enjoy a concert by the Atlas Road Crew. Free. 8-10pm. Details

Charlotte Knights vs Nashville Sounds at Truist Field: Head over to the ballpark with friends or family to watch the Knights take on the Nashville Sounds. 7:04pm. Tickets start at $14. Details

Reception, Poster Release and Reading by Reginald Dwayne Betts at Queens University: Listen to the critically acclaimed writer Reginald Dwayne Betts read poetry that interrogates and challenges the notions of justice. 5:30-8:30pm. $10. Details

Live Music at Amos’: Vibe to performances from R&B/Soul artists Jade Novah, Jared Brady and Dondria. 8pm. $23-$75. Details

The Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s grounds: Celebrate Greek culture all weekend long with a three day event including delicious food like homemade baklava, gyros, spanakopites and Greek coffee. Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm and 12-6pm on Sunday. Tickets are $5. Details

SATURDAY, September 10

79. Showers. 60% chance of rain.

9th Annual South End Shuffle 5K & Mile Run at Wooden Robot Brewery in South End : Run a 5K or a one-mile race to get an exclusive shirt, finisher’s medal, a free beer (21+) or a free ice cream (under 21). The event benefits The Purple Promise to End Melanoma and West Blvd Ministry. Use AXIOS2022 for $5 off. $15-$40. 9am. Details

Oktoberfest Celebration at Divine Barrel Brewing: Celebrate Oktoberfest with a  beer release, traditional games with prizes, 1 liter stein release, a costume contest, giant beer pong, food, music and more.12pm. Free. Details

Upcycled Fashion Show at Lenny Boy Brewing Company: Watch 12 regional artists and local small businesses showcase their fashion. All proceeds from the event helps support sustainable and local Charlotte artists small businesses. $85. 6-8pm. Details

Ethiopian New Year Celebration at Midwood International and Cultural Center: Experience Ethiopian culture while enjoying great music, food, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds will go toward supporting children’s education in Ethiopia. $10. 2-6pm. Details

Tosco Music Party at Knight Theater: Experience more than a dozen local, regional and national acts from a variety of music genres, plus singalongs throughout the night. $18-$52. 7:30pm. Details

Uptown Sweat at Victoria Yards: Work in your daily cardio with some fun dance moves to some of today’s popular music. Free. 8:30am to Noon. Details

Charlotte Oktoberfest at Symphony Park: Grab your lederhosen and dirndls to enjoy live music, local vendors, great food, beers and ciders.  $25-$60. Noon to 5pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. New York City FC at Bank of America Stadium: Take a friend to watch Charlotte FC play the New York City FC. Tickets start at $31. 1pm. Details

Dance Cardio with Dominique at Optimist Hall: Dance for an hour and work up a sweat after learning two routines. 10-11am. Free. Details 

FRESH2DEATH: Street Where at Camp North End: Learn through workshops, shop from streetwear vendors and enjoy local food trucks before watching a car show. Free. 12-9pm. Details

BBQ & BLUE JEANS at 2235 Radcliffe Ave: Enjoy live music, cold drinks and fresh BBQ from Midwood Smokehouse to fundraise for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. 6-9pm. Sponsor tickets start at $100. Details

C2 Obstacle Trail Run at YMCA Camp Thunderbird: Test your mental and physical strength with a race for runners and walkers of all levels. Celebrate a race over food, DJ and awards.  8-11am. Details

SUNDAY, September 11

80. Rain. 60% chance of rain.

Slow Down Sunday Guided Meditation at Selenite Beauty: Wind down with a gentle meditation to walk away feeling refreshed. $5. 11am-12pm. Details

Uptown FC at Victoria Yards: Play street soccer with all ages welcome. Free. 2-5pm. Details

Kevin Hart – Reality Check Tour at Spectrum Center: Laugh your heart out as Kevin Hart tells jokes throughout the evening. $39. 7pm.  Details

Carolina Panthers vs. Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium: Watch the Panthers kick off the season as they play the Cleveland Browns. 1pm. $125. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Enjoy a one-hour workout and mindfulness practice before taking a self-guided tour through one of the galleries. 12:30-1:30pm $10. Details

Mean Girls at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Watch Broadway’s hilarious hit musical from the award-winning creative team including book writer Tina Fey. $25. 1:30pm and 7pm. Details


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