Aug 3, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including an art gallery crawl and brunch

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FRIDAY, August 4

80. Rain. 70% chance of rain.

Second Biennial at Harvey B Gantt Center: Celebrate a new exhibition about the interpretations of Afro-Surrealism from the American South. Free. 6-9pm. Details

All White EDM Rooftop Party at Royal Tot: Dress in all white to enjoy EDM music on a rooftop. $10. 7pm-2am. Details

Coffee and Conversation at Suffolk Brewing Company: Join the Charlotte Business Group in networking with other local professionals over a cup of coffee. $10. 8-9:30am. Details

Barbie Party at Oak Room: Party to Latin tunes in your Barbie pink attire. $10. 10pm-2am. Details

Comedy Showcase at The Common Market: Laugh the night away at jokes from a rotating list of comedians. Free. 8pm.  Details 

First Friday Gallery Crawl at Various South End Galleries: Take in the local art scene with galleries and shops offering extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. Free. 5-9pm.  Details 

Dance Through The Decades at RSVP: Dance to the biggest hits of every decade from the 60s to now. Prices vary. 6pm-2am.  Details 

DL Hughley at The Comedy Zone: Laugh at jokes from popular stand-up comedian DL Hughley. $35-$65. Showings through Sunday. Details 

Live at 11 at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Enjoy to a live concert with ticket proceeds supporting Classroom Central’s efforts to distribute essential school supplies to over 100,000 students. $10. 5-9pm. Details 

River Jam at Whitewater Center: Vibe to live concert from Underground Springhouse. Prices vary. 7-10pm. Details

SATURDAY, August 5

87. Scattered thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz PPV Watch Party at Slate: Check out a Pay-Per-View showing of Jake Paul taking on former UFC and MMA icon Nate Diaz. Prices vary. 9pm. Details

Daisy Dukes And Cowboy Boots Day Party at 1501 S Mint: Throw on your cowboy boots and enjoy drink specials and hookah. Free. 4-9pm. Details

Black 2 School Pop-Up Market at The West Complex: Take the kids to grab free school supplies and stay for the live music, swag bags plus food and drinks. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Mankind Meditation at First Ward Park: Bring a yoga mat or blanket to enjoy light stretching, breath work and journaling. Prices vary. 10-11am. Details

NODA: Under The Covers at Heist Brewery: Enjoy a night of live music, prizes, giveaways and drink specials. $10. 7-11:59pm. Details

50+ Brunch at Town Brewing Co: Meet 50+ strangers in the city over brunch and drinks, then leave with new connections. $52. 11am. Details

BIG3 at Spectrum Center: Take the family to watch Ice Cube’s basketball league play a three-on-three game. $18.50 and up. 1pm. Details

Jessy J at Middle C Jazz: Vibe to a saxophone performance from Jessy J. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Maker’s Market CLT at Fonta Flora: Shop for locally handcrafted items while you enjoy a beer. Free. 12-5pm. Details

The Link up Drink Up Day Party at Roz Bar: Enjoy music from a live DJ, food trucks, drink specials and mimosa flights. Free. 4-9pm. Details

Give Blessing Bags at Community Matters Cafe: Volunteer to help pack bags with essential items like nonperishables and hygiene products to hand out to those in need. Free. 8-9:30am. Details

SUNDAY, August 6

90. Scattered thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

People In Purpose Benefit Brunch at Para: Enjoy brunch and entertainment — donations support funding academic programs. $50. 1pm. Details

Yoga at the Market: Start your day by moving your body to drop-sound yoga. $15. 10-11am. Details

Avery*Sunshine & The Baylor Project at Knight Theater: Listen to a mix of live soul, jazz, R&B, and gospel music from singer Avery Sunshine and the husband-and-wife duo Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor of The Baylor Project. $39.50+. 7pm. Details

Sonja in The Queen City Drag Brunch at Ink & Ivy: Enjoy drag performances hosted by RHONY Sonja Morgan over brunch. $65 and up. Noon. Details

Pickleball for Peace at Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation: Play round-robin pickleball to fundraise for the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center. $36-$72. 1:30pm. Details

Front Porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Shop from 70+ local businesses and enjoy live music. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Moneybagg Yo at Spectrum Center: Vibe to rap hits from Moneybagg Yo as he makes a tour stop in Charlotte with other featured artists like Finesse2tymes and Sexyy Red. $49.50+. 7-10pm. Details

4th Birthday Party! at Optimist Hall: Celebrate four years with a bouncy house, bubble station, caricature artists, balloon artists and drum performances. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Renaissance Brunch & Day Party at QC Sound Stage: Sing along to Beyoncé’s Renaissance album over brunch before she make her tour stop in Charlotte. $18+. 2-6pm. Details

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