Jul 6, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 33 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including live music and comedy shows

FRIDAY, July 7

91. PM Thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Live at 11 at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Ticket proceeds from this live concert benefit Classroom Central, a nonprofit that distributes school supplies to over 100,000 students. $10. 5-9pm. Details

Dance Through The Decades at RSVP: Dance the night away to all of the biggest hits from every decade starting from the 1960s onward. Free. 6pm-2am. Details

Summer Crusher at HopFly Brewing Co.: Celebrate through Saturday with food trucks, karaoke and tiki tailgates. Free. Times vary. Details

Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away at jokes from a list of comedians while you enjoy food and drinks from a late-night menu. Free. 8pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the work week with a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail over live music. Free entry. 9pm. Details

DJ: FijiBoi D-Lo at Keswick: Vibe to a DJ set from DJ FijiBoi and explore Camp North End. Free. 6-9pm. Details

North Carolina Greek Picnic at multiple locations: Gather with thousands of members of the Divine Nine at a weekend-long event with community service, parties and cookouts. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Live music Pauline Tea Bar: Relax to jazz sounds over a soothing cup of tea, enjoy food and shop at an artist vendor market. $10. 6-8pm. Details

Jazzy R&B Vibes at Madison Perk Coffee Bar: Vibe to jazz sounds similar to Harlem Renaissance and soul-stirring R&B sounds. $20. 8-10pm.  Details

Summer Concert featuring Ryan Perry at 7132 Pleasant Grove Road: Enjoy a mix of sounds from dance/electronic to blues and country from Ryan Perry. $5. 6-10pm. Details

SATURDAY, July 8

89. PM Thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Rest, Renew and Refocus at AC Ballantyne Hotel: Join the Ladies Lifestyle Network in a half-year summit with insightful conversations from a manifestation coach, yoga, breath work techniques and self-care stations. $55. 8am-1pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. FC Cincinnati at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they take on FC Cincinnati. $15 and up. 7:30pm. Details

Speak Now Taylor’s Version Album Release Party at Amos’ South End: A Taylor Swift-themed party with a costume contest, live DJ, merchandise, photoshoot backdrop, lip sync battle and friendship bracelets. $20. 8pm-12am. Details

Podcast in the Park at Freedom Park: Pull up to the Park with a friend for a live podcast, plus prayer and worship. Free. 2-6pm. Details

Speed Dating at The Fairwood 226: Search for your soul mate through a round of speed dating. $38.50. 5-7pm. Details

HBCU Pride Nation Day Party at STATS Restaurant & Bar: Party during the day with a live DJ, cocktails, food and hookah. $15-$25. 4-8pm. Details

SHOTSOCIAL at 217 N. Graham St.: Learn to create five signature cocktails in a hands-on workshop with your friends. $30-$41. 7-9:30pm. Details

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea Experience at A Secret Garden: Get a taste of the Bridgerton experience with tea, pastries, finger sandwiches and sparkling wine. $50. 3-4:30pm. Details

Improv Show at Heist Brewery NoDa: Enjoy an all-female comedy improv show. $18. 6pm. Details

Kids Club Art Enrichment at Camp North End Boileryard: This art workshop for kids features a collaborative mural. Free. 11am-2pm. Details

Barbie Thrift Market at ThirftPony: Shop from 20+ vintage vendors inspired by Barbie. Free. 11am-5pm. Details

Outskrts Live at The Landing at 4th Ward: Listen to a live concert showcase from Outskrts. $15. 8:30-11:30pm. Details

Puppetry Workshop at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Take the entire family to watch an interactive performance plus learn the art and history of puppetry.$10. 12-2pm. Details

SUNDAY, July 9

90. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Summer Music Series at Seoul Food (South End): Vibe to a music series from local DJs, drinks and food. Free entry. 3-8pm. Details

Charlotte Knights vs Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Truist Field: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. $14-$59. 1:05pm. Details

The F.O.R.C.E Live at Spectrum Center: Sing along to hip-hop headlines by LL Cool J, Juvenille and Rakim. $59.50+. 8pm. Details

Open Mic Night at Starlight on 22nd: Showcase your talents or support others taking the stage during this open mic night. Free. 4-7pm. Details

Starting Over Brunch at Town Brewing Co: Connect with others who are new to the city or looking to make friends over brunch. $55-$65. 11am. Details

Houseplants 101 Workshop at PlantHouse: Learn the basics of nurturing house plants with hands-on potting and plant selections. Free. 1:30-3pm. Details

Free Figure Drawing at Free Range Brew NoDa: Tap into your creative side as you free-draw with others over fresh brews. Free. 11am-1:30pm. Details

West African Dance Class at 5009 W W.T.Harris Blvd.: Learn how to move to the beat of West African rhythms. $10. 4:30-6pm. Details

A Southern Fried Kickback Day Party at CLT-HUB: Enjoy Sunday fun day with a live DJ, food trucks, and vendors. $8. 4-9pm. Details

Sunday Brunch at The Duke Mansion: Eat your way through a selection of brunch dishes and drinks over live music. $35-$75. 11:30am. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Submit your event.

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