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Thank goodness this was a short workweek, cause I am NEEDING the weekend to be here. The weather looks like it will be good this weekend too, with temperatures in the mid 80’s, and lots of sunshine.

If you’re looking for some fun stuff to do this weekend in Charlotte, here are a list of some events going on:

FRIDAY

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

  • 1801 Yorkmont Rd.
  • This huge state-run market features fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and other goods.
  • 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Free

Mecklenburg County Public Health Vaccination Event

  • 933 Louise Ave. Suite 105
  • Catawba Brewing Company is hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic for all residents, age 18+. The clinic will be administering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Catawba will offer a $5 gift certificate to anyone 21+ that receives a vaccination on-site.
  • 3-7 pm.
  • Free, appointments required.

 

Goodyear Arts Doomsday Clock Curated by God City

  • 301 Camp Rd., #200
  • In this new exhibition, seventeen multimedia artists have responded to their understanding of Doomsday Clock with art inspired by comics, philosophy, world history, Reaganomics and Saturday morning cartoons.
  • 6-9 pm.
  • Free.

Victoria Yards First Friday Movie

  • 408 North Tryon Street
  • Head to Victoria Yards to catch a screening of Black Panther. There will be food trucks, alcoholic beverages, and live music prior to the movie.
  • 6 pm.
  • Free.

EMO Night at the Music Yard

  • 2433 South Blvd.
  • Reminisce on your angsty teen years by heading out to Emo Night at The Music Yard. This event will feature songs from My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco!, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Good Charlotte and 3OH3 to name a few.
  • 6-10 pm.
  • $10+.

Art After Dark with the Harvey B. Gantt Center 

  • 551 South Tryon St.
  • Head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for an evening of hands-on art workshops, discussions, live music, plus the unveiling of the museum’s newest exhibit, Choose Your Weapon by E. Mackey — a collection of photos that reflect his journey as a photographing activist.
  • 6-10 pm.
  • Free (21+)

Candle Making Workshop

  • NoDa Brewing Co. at 2921 North Tryon St.
  • Join Stacy Ahua of Usu Company candles for a DIY candle-making workshop. You’ll get to sample, select and blend a one-of-a-kind scent for your candle. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with your own unique candle creation.
  • 6-8 pm.
  • $45.

Virtual Jazz 

  • the Bechtler
  • Tune in virtually to hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform live from The Playroom stage at the Bechtler.
  • 7-8 pm.
  • $10.

Summer Gnocchi from Scratch

  • SkillPop
  • Emily Trotochaud will walk you through the process of making both potato and spinach gnocchi. Bonus – this lesson doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients.
  • 7-8:30 pm.
  • $20.

SATURDAY

Uptown Farmers Market

  • 300 South Davidson St.
  • Shop from over 40 vendors selling fresh fruits and veggies, meat and poultry, and artisan foods and baked goods. Plus, the Uptown Farmers Market is on a mission to address food insecurity in our area, so consider making a donation while there.
  • 8 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Free.

University City Farmers Market

  • 8929 J M Keynes Drive
  • Pick out fresh fruits and veggies and shop from local farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs.
  • 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Prices vary.

Goat Yoga

  • Maple Leaf Stables-Indian Land Ag and Art Tour
  • Spend a Saturday morning doing goat yoga with the baby and momma goats at Maple Leaf Stables. Following the class, enjoy snuggles and a photo op.
  • 10-11:30 am.
  • $26.

12th Annual 704 Mimosa Party

  • Hosts all around the Queen City will be throwing mimosa parties to benefit the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (CLGF). Not only is this a fun time, but it’s helping to give back to the community.
  • 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Free, donations appreciated, registration required.

National Trails Day at Mount Holly’s Catawba Riverfront Greenway and Tuckaseege Park

  • 165 Broome St.
  • Explore areas of the Thread Trail for National Trails Day. This family-friendly event will have guided walks, stand-up paddle (SUP) board instruction, SUP, free bike and kayak rentals, outdoor lifestyle exhibitors and a farmers’ and artists’ market.
  • 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Free, pre-registration required.

Seltzer World Festival

  • 2215 Thrift Rd. Ste. B
  • Join the East Coast’s first seltzery, Summit Seltzer and Elevate Lifestyle for a pet-friendly experience with DJ spinning, food for purchase, entertainment, and lots of fun activities & games.
  • Noon to 3 pm & 4-7 pm.
  • $35.

Devils Logic Brewing Grand Opening

  • 1426 E 4th St.
  • This three-day grand opening celebration will have live music, limited release beers, giveaways, axe throwing, and food including a Sunday brunch.
  • Noon to 11 pm.
  • Free.

Silent Streets Opening Celebration

  • 500 S. Tryon St.
  • Head to the Mint Museum Uptown for an afternoon street party for the arts. The lineup for the afternoon includes a conversation with the commissioned artists Amy Bagwell, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Antoine Williams at 1 pm, a performance by beloved Charlotte-indie band, Junior Astronomers at 3 pm and 5 pm, along with food trucks and several other family-friendly activities.
  • Noon to 6 pm.

Lenny Boy Fest

  • 3000 S Tryon St.
  • Join The MAKRS Society and Lenny Boy Brewing for their monthly mini-fest featuring live music, multiple food trucks and 25+ local makers and vendors. Grab a coffee from a local vendor or a Kombucha, Beer or Wild Ale from Lenny Boy Brewing.
  • 1-5 pm.
  • Free.

Concert in the Courtyard

  • 1115 N Brevard St.
  • Grab food at an Optimist Hall stand, then catch a performance from Nate Brown in the main courtyard.
  • 2-5 pm.
  • Free.

SUNDAY

Front Porch Sunday

  • Sycamore Brewing at 2161 Hawkins St.
  • The event pops up on the grounds of Sycamore Brewing the first weekend of every month. Stop by for live music, food trucks, local shopping and of course cold craft beer.
  • 10 am to 4 pm.

Counterculture Club outdoor yoga series 

  • Camp North End
  • Join Counterculture Club Yoga in the Boileryard at Camp North End for a rejuvenating yoga flow, fit for all levels.
  • 10 am.
  • $10.

Kanna Infused Sip & Smoke Brunch 

  • 209 W. Worthington Ave.
  • Enjoy brunch (infused or un-infused) on Kanna’s patio with food from Chef Will Williams of Seasoned Provisions and music from Dj G-Cord. Seats are limited and you must be 21+ to attend. Pups welcome.
  • 11 am to 4 pm.
  • $17-$20.

Pet Pop Up at Skiptown

  • 222 Rampart St.
  • Pamper your pet with locally made goodies like dog treats, pet accessories, and pet grooming products at Skiptown’s Pet Pop-Up.
  • Noon to 5 pm.
  • Free.

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market 

  • 1801 Yorkmont Rd.
  • This huge state-run market has three buildings filled with vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and other goods.
  • Noon to 6 pm.
  • Prices vary.

ALL WEEKEND

Eat Black Charlotte Week

  • 1327 South Mint St.
  • Eat Black Charlotte Week (EATBLKCLT) is a week of pre-fixe lunch and dinner menus crafted by local Black-owned restaurants. The week will come to a close with events at Unknown Brewing Co. and 1501 South Mint.
  • June 4-12.
  • $35

River Jam at the Whitewater Center

  • 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
  •  Taking the stage this Friday is The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers then performing Saturday is Ryan Montbleau.
  • 6:30 pm.
  • Free, $6 parking.

GRACEfest Opening Night

  • The Brooklyn Collective at 219-229 South Brevard St.
  • GRACEfest is Uptown’s first annual art festival that honors the 18 ancestors of the Grace AME Zion. The two-day festival will have art, music, dancers, acapella spirituals, spoken word, heritage and history.
  • 6-9 pm.
  • $20.