Jul 20, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 33 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a Barbie brunch and visit from Ashanti

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FRIDAY, July 21

94. Scattered Thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

FabFest-Charlotte’s Beatles Festival at multiple locations: Expect a two-night performance of live music, Beatles memorabilia, yoga and a Beatles art contest. Free-$68.50. Times vary. Details

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® at multiple locations: Eat at one of 90+ area restaurants offering three-course menu experiences at discounted rates. $30-$50. Times vary. Details

Friday Night Live Music at The Coterie Concept: Vibe to live jazz over a glass of wine or signature cocktails. Free. 7-9pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind after the long work week with live music and a glass of wine. Free. 9pm. Details

Country Night at The Horseshoe: Party to country tunes every Friday evening. Free. 9pm. Details

Charlotte Knights vs Memphis Redbirds at Truist Field: Cheer on the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Memphis Redbirds. $39-$129. 7-10pm. Details

Skiptown Summer Splash Spectacular at Skiptown: Take your furry friends to play with other pups while you enjoy drinks from the bar. Prices vary. Runs through Sunday. Details

Corey Holcomb at The Comedy Zone Charlotte: Laugh the night away at jokes from comedian Corey Holcomb. $30-$40. Times vary. Details

Fall Out Boy – So Much For (Tour) Dust at PNC Music Pavilion: Rock out to songs from the Fall Out Boy as they make their tour stop in Charlotte. $50-$179. 6:30pm. Details

Black Food Truck Fridays at West Complex: Grab dinner from local Black-owned food trucks. Free-$20. 4-9pm. Details

SATURDAY, July 22 

88. Isolated Thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Watermelon Fest at Town Brewing: Enjoy new watermelon seltzers and mimosas for Town Brewing’s new release. Free. 11am-11pm. Details

Sunday AMAmixer at Crown Station Pub: Dance the night away to Amapiano beats. $5-$20. 8pm-12am. Details

Jolly Old July at Protagonist LoSo: Party like its December with holiday drinks, a carol sing-along and pizza. Free. 11am-11:59am. Details

Warehouse Sale and Sell Event at Stork Exchange: Snag baby products at a discount or offload your gently used baby gear. Free. 10am-2pm. Details

Front Porch Fest at Resident Culture Brewing: Shop from 35+ small businesses while you listen to live music. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Sip & Sculpt at The Market at 7th Street: Create your own clay stein or mug, plus enjoy wine or coffee. $60. 3-5:30pm. Details

River Jam at U.S. Whitewater Center: Vibe to live music from Darby Wilcox And The Peep Show. Price varies. 7-10pm. Details

Sam Hunt: Summer On The Outskirts Tour at PNC Music Pavilion: Sing along to country and pop hits from Sam Hunt. $20-$139. 7:30pm. Details

R&B Vibes Picnic and Food Truck Festival at Symphony Park: Pack a lawn chair to relax with a meal from a food truck while you listen to live R&B music including performances from Sunshine Anderson and Pleasure P. $40-$750. 2-10pm. Details

Dope Day Party at Queen Park Social: Enjoy a brunch menu, games and music from a live DJ. $15-$40. 4-8pm. Details 

Forever Fresh Volume 1 at MacFly Fresh Printing Co.: Expect dance competitions, drinks and on-site screen printing. $5-$25. 4-10pm. Details

Play In Clay at MakerSpace Charlotte: Get your hands muddy to learn some basic pottery techniques. $50. 3-4:45pm. Details

Wine Tasting at Novelty House: Taste several wines and hors d’oeuvres on a rooftop. $25. 6-9pm. Details

SUNDAY, July 23 

88. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Monster Jam at Spectrum Center: Watch world-class athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions. $20-$75. 1pm. Details

Sunday Brunch at RSVP: Enjoy brunch items and cocktails with friends every Sunday. $12-$25. 11am-3pm. Details

Yoga at The Market at 7th Street: Participate in a guided drop-sound yoga experience. $15. 10-11am. Details

Summer Wine Affair at The Bohemian: A Wine Bar: Sip on a collection of summer wines. $30. 12-3pm. Details

Ashanti All-White Party At 1501 S Mint: Put on your all-white outfit and listen to a live performance from Ashanti. $40. 3-11pm. Details

Best of Charlotte Bridal Show at Lenny Boy Brewing: Shop for bridal items or snag giveaways. $5-$55. 1-4pm. Details

Barbie Brunch At Forty8hundred Restaurant & Lounge: Throw on your best Barbie or Ken outfit to enjoy brunch and music. Free. 11am-4pm Details

The Basics of Baking Series: A Night in France at Wentworth & Fenn Gourmet Bakery: Learn how to make French pastries and enjoy French wines. $75. 4-6pm. Details

Peruvian Festival 2023 at Boileryard: Experience the culture, art, food and music of Peru. Free-$10. Times vary. Details

Sunday Open Mic Night at Starlight on 22nd: Showcase your talents on stage or support others taking the stage over drinks and food. Free. 4-7pm. 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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