Apr 27, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 31 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including food and music festivals

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FRIDAY, April 28

74. Rain/Thunder. 70% chance of rain.

DAYDREAM MUSIC FEST at Suffolk Punch Brewing: Listen to Charleston-based rock group Easy Honey and enjoy cold beer specials. Free. 8-10pm. Details

Off the Rails at Trolley Barn: Meet new people while you enjoy signature cocktails and music from a live DJ. Free. 10pm-12am. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the work week with wine and cocktail specials over live music. Free to attend. 9pm. Details

Peter Pan at Knight Theater: Watch the Charlotte Ballet bring the Neverland characters like Tinkerbell and Peter Pan to life through this performance. $30-$110. Times vary. Details

Prima Vera at Burial Beer: Party with Resident Culture and Salud with this Miami vice-themed rooftop dance party with tropical slushees, collab beer and merch releases, plus food from Soul Gastrolounge. Free. 6-11pm. Details

Live from the Boileryard Concert Series at Boileryard: Listen to MacFly Fresh host Live from the Printshop. Free. 6-9pm. Details

Grand Opening! at Current Nostalgia: Expect a pop-up skatepark, a live DJ and drinks to celebrate the opening of the new streetwear shop. Free. 6-10pm. Details

Classic Horror Movie Series at Ford Building: Watch the classic horror film “Nightmare on Elm St.” during this indoor movies series while you snack on food and drinks. Free. 7-10pm. Details

Habitat Charlotte Region’s Blue Jean Bash at Camp North End: Join Habitat Charlotte Region for an evening to raise awareness and funds to help families and build stability in our communities through affordable homeownership. $200. 6-10pm. Details

Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Watch NHRA’s brightest stars going 300 miles per hour on the race track with a pit pass so fans can see the cars and drivers up close. $20 and up. Times vary.  Details

Women Lead NC: Charlotte at the Charlotte Convention Center: Gather with women in the community to learn professional strategies through breakout sessions, keynote speakers and an exhibitors hall. $195-$325. 8:15am-2:45pm.Details

Charlotte Checkers Playoff Games at Bojangles Coliseum: Watch the Charlotte Checkers take on the Hershey Bears in the playoff games through the weekend. $23 and up. Times vary. Details

SATURDAY, April 29

76. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Grilled Cheese Festival at Slate: Indulge in unlimited bites of various grilled cheese varieties and drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit AltruSpirit, a non-profit that provides athletic programming for financially disadvantaged youth. $27-$47. 1-5pm. Details

South End Farmer’s Market at Atherton Mill: Start your morning buying local produce, listen to live music and explore shops at Atherton Mill. Free. 8am-1pm. Details

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides at Truist Field: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Norfolk Tides. $26-$58. 7:04pm. Details

CareFreeBlackGirl Cookout at Boileryard: Spend the afternoon with this traveling lifestyle brand. There will be DJs, food, games, vendors and giveaways to empower Black women. $15-$45. 2-8pm. Details

Spring Paper Flower Making at Boileryard: Take your kids to learn how to create paper flowers. Free. 10am-1pm. Details

Mad Miles at Elizabeth Park: Run, walk or jog a two-mile route before celebrating the workout with music from a live DJ. Free. 10am. Details

TreeFest 2023 at NoDa Brewing Company: Celebrate Charlotte’s tree canopy through this family-friendly event with arts and crafts, live music and food trucks. Free. 1-4pm. Details

University City Farmers Market at NOVEL University Place: Shop from local vendors before exploring the boardwalk. Free. 9am-1pm Details

Feel Good Fest at GreenLife Family Farms: Interact with over 100 live butterflies, enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, craft beer, aerial performances, fire performances, the parachute people, drum circle and obstacle courses. $27-$33. 2-10pm. Details

Spring Market & Shopping Stroll at Phillips Place: Shop from a selection of local artisan vendors in the courtyard, enjoy live music, a kids’ crafts station and a flower truck. Free. 10am-2pm.  Details

SXSE23 Music Festival at Protagonist: Vibe to music from TheWldlfe, Wildermiss, WOAHand Yugo over drinks and food. Free. 12pm-10pm. Details

SUNDAY, April 30

74. Showers. 60% chance of rain.

CHNO at Barry’s: Grab a coffee and a voucher for a workout class. Free. 8:30am-12:30pm. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Vibe to music and enjoy a chef-catered brunch during this Latin-themed day party. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Take a one-hour vinyasa flow with views of Uptown. $10. 12:30pm. Details

Social Tango Project at Booth Playhouse: Experience a “Milonga”-styled Tango social club. Customize your experience to include tango classes, lectures and food. $40 and up. Times vary. Details

Hope Floats Duck Race at U.S. Whitewater Center: Enjoy this family-friendly event with the splashing of the ducks you can adopt to support KinderMourn, an orginzation that provides counseling services to bereaved parents and grieving children. Free. 2-5:30pm. Details

Girls on the Run 5K at SouthPark mall, Symphony Park: Celebrate the achievements of over 1,000 girls in the Greater Charlotte area through a girl power 5K run. $30. 7:30am. Details

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer at Belk Theater: Listen to sounds of bluegrass, Western classical, Indian classical and jazz music from Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer. $24.50 and up. 7pm. Details

Pippin at Theatre Charlotte: Watch Stephen Schwartz’s musical about one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. $15-$32. Times vary. Details

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