May 16, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 21 things to do in Charlotte like comedy shows and a Cheerwine Festival

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The Cheerwine Festival in Salisbury is this Saturday, May 18. Photo: Courtesy of Hank Sforzini

From live music to brunch events, there's something for everyone in Charlotte this weekend.

Friday, May 17

🖌 Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Camp North End studio spaces and meet local artists with work on display. | Free | 6-9pm | Details

🎤 Listen to live performances and enjoy food and beverage deals at Goldie's first-anniversary party. | Free | 5pm May 17 & 18 | Details

🐾 Watch an aerial show and bid in a silent auction to support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services at their inaugural spring fundraiser. | $40 | 7pm | Details

🎸 Jam out to Charlotte-based band Justincase at Visualite Theatre. | $20 | 7pm | Details

🍸 Try mocktails made with Drømme, an alcohol-free elixir, at Goodyear House. | Free | 4-6pm | Details

🎭 Get a taste of Broadway through humor during "Crescendo: Musical Improv" at Charlotte Comedy Theater. | $15 | 7:30-9pm | Details

💜 Listen to your favorite Prince songs performed by Gabriel Sanchez in "The Prince Experience" at Rotary Centennial Pavilion in Gastonia. | Free | 6pm | Details

🎶 See Tim McGraw live at Spectrum Center | $39.50+ | 7pm | Details

Saturday, May 18

🐶 Meet up with other dog parents for a walk along Ribbonwalk Nature Preserve. | Free | 9:30-11:30am | Details

🎉 Fiesta the Colombian way at Muraya for their "Palenquera Sunset Party." | Free | 12pm | Details

🥤 From live musical performances and Cheerwine-inspired treats, to family-friendly activities and a Cheerwine history exhibit, there's something for everyone at the annual Cheerwine Festival in Salisbury. | Free | 12-10pm | Details

🛍 Support local small businesses at Phoebe's Boutique's grand opening in Pineville. There'll be food and dessert vendors, music and mimosas. | Free | 10am-6pm | Details

😆 Witness Charlotte comedians share hilarious truths and perform risky dares at Birdsong Brewing's monthly "Truth or Dare Comedy" show. | Free | 7-10pm | Details

🦮 Adopt a dog at Two Buck Saloon during Greater Charlotte SPCA's adoption event. | Free | 1-4pm | Details

🛍 Shop from over 65 vendors from across the Carolinas and the South at the first-ever Carolina Streetwear Market in Camp North End. | Free | 11am-7pm | Details

😂 Witness Velocilaughter, an improv ensemble, perform quick-witted improvisations at Charlotte Comedy Theater. | $15 | 7:30-9pm | Details

Sunday, May 19

🥥 Dress in Hawaiian attire for brunch at Urban District Market. There'll be Hula dance lessons, a brunch buffet and a visit from Moana. | $30 | 10am-2pm | Details

🏃🏻‍♀️ Sign up for Charlotte's first Mental Health Matters 5K, kids dash and a post-race community festival to create awareness for mental health at McAlpine Creek Park. | $15-$40 | 5K starts at 10:30am | Details

🥳 Party on the west side during the Jay Day Block Party, featuring food trucks, local vendor pop-ups and live music from DJ Nine8Nine and Pluto for Planet. | Free | 1-6pm | Details

🥖 Dine like you're in the French countryside at L'Ostrica's Sunday Supper series. | $75 | 5:30pm | Details

🤠 Throw on your cowboy boots and hat and enjoy tunes from your favorite country artists while you brunch at SupperClub SouthEnd. | Prices vary | Brunch starts at 11am | Details

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