Jun 8, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 34 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including food festivals and live music

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FRIDAY, June 9

82. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Taste of Charlotte 2023 at Tryon St.: Eat your way through the city via samples from local restaurants. Plus enjoy performances and kid-friendly activities. Free. Runs through Sunday. Details

Outdoor skating rink at YVY Training: Kick on your rollerblades to skate through the weekend. $5-$10. 5-11pm. Details

Friday Nights at Camp North End: Explore the different districts within Camp North End offering live music, food and local art. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Friday Night Music Bingo at Fonta Flora!: Enjoy music bingo and local brews every Friday. Free. 7-9pm. Details

Pride Drag Show & Paw-rade at Skiptown: Celebrate Pride month with your pup at a drag show and costume contest, pop-up market and an adoption event. Prices vary. 8-10pm. Details

Open swim at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms: Enjoy the warm weather with a dip in The Quarry. $25. Times vary. Details

Summer Skate Jam! All Ages! at Metamorphosis: Take the entire family for an evening of skating. $17.79. 7:30-9:30pm. Details

Nick Lutsko & The $100K Band at The Underground: Vibe to music from Nick Lutsko & The $100K Band. $20-$60. 8pm. Details

Charlotte R&B Music Experience at Spectrum Center: Sing along to R&B songs from Tyrese, Monica and Silk. $65-$145. 7:30pm.  Details

Caifanes at The Fillmore Charlotte: Party to rock music from Caifanes. $49-$161. 8pm. Details

River Jam: Life LIke Water at U.S. Whitewater Center: Enjoy an outdoor concert during this river jam series. Free. 7-10pm. Details

2023 NBA Finals Watch Party at Social Status: Watch the NBA finals game with friends, food and drinks. Free. 8-10:30pm. Details

The Comedy Market Open Mic/ The Market Jam Karaoke at Common Market South End: Sing your favorite songs or support others taking the stage with their best standup routines. Free. 7-11pm. Details

A Spirited Luncheon with Southern Star at The Crunkleton: Sample a variety of whiskeys and food pairings. $95. 12-2pm. Details

SATURDAY, June 10 

86. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Eat Blk Charlotte Festival at Victoria Yards: Stroll through the festival tasting food from Black-owned food trucks, plus expect music from a live DJ and kid-friendly activities. $0-$10. 2-7pm. Details

Summer NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: Shop til you drop from 80+ local small businesses, listen to live music and enjoy food trucks and brews. Free. 1-6pm. Details

Nebel’s Alley Night Market at Design Center of the Carolinas: Shop from 32 local vendors during this open-air market with food and drinks. Free. 4-9pm. Details

Family Dance Party at Roxbury: Support the Alzheimer’s Association with games, a dance contest and live music. $10. 1-5pm. Details

Markets at 11 at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Expect activities, food, drinks and vendors. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Black Girls Film Camp at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City: Learn about films from celebrity speakers and watch the final film projects created by the ten finalists. $0-$35. 3-6pm. Details

CLT Social Club: Day Party at RSVP South End: Meet and create friends during this day party. Free. 2-6pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte Fc as they take on the Seattle Sounders FC. $40-$476. 7:30pm. Details

Logic: The College Park Tour with special guest Juicy J at Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre: Vibe to rap music from Logic and Juicy J. $29.50-$69. 8pm. Details

Catawba River Races at U.S. Whitewater Center: Test your skills in the water with open water swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, flatwater kayaking, raft race or boatercross. $35-$42. 6:45-9am. Details

Drag Show at Billy Sunday: Enjoy a night of cocktails and entertainment hosted by Onya Nerves. Free. 9pm. Details

SUNDAY, June 11

88. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Summer Music Series at Seoul Food (South End): Enjoy music on the patio from local DJs, plus food and drinks. Free. 3-8pm. Details

The Source: A Social Group in Charlotte for Black Women at Canteen: Meet and connect with other Black women in the city over drinks. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Seedling Brunch at Gama Goat Office Building: Eat vegan brunch dishes while enjoying a drag show. Free. 12-2pm. Details

Trap Bingo at The Fillmore Charlotte: Take a friend to guess songs during this music bingo. This event is 21+. $25. 2pm. Details

Kids Jellyfish Terrarium at PlantHouse: Let your kids get their hands dirty as they create an ocean-inspired terrarium. $26. 11am-12pm. Details

Free Figure Drawing at Free Range Brew NoDa: Tap into your creative side free draw and discuss your artwork with newfound friends. Free. 11am-1:30pm. Details

Experience Midwood a Yoga Series at The Pizza Peel & Tap Room: Unwind with a yoga flow on the lawn before rewarding yourself with a slice of pizza. Free. 10-11am. Details

Next Up Drag Brunch at Gilde Brewery: Enjoy a drag brunch and drinks as a portion of the proceeds benefits the Gaymers Network. $15. 11am-2pm. Details

Big Moves 2023: Baran Dance X La Brava at Open Studios: Watch contemporary dance performances from Baran Dance connect their movement with electronic music and vocalist La Brava. $25. 6-8pm.  Details

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