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We’re in the dog days of Summer, and it’s going to be a hot one this weekend. But the heat isn’t holding Charlotte back from having some pretty cool events. If you are looking for some fun stuff to do this weekend in the QC, here is a list of some events that are going on:

 

FRIDAY

 

Weezie Towels Pop-Up at Society Social

  • 2000 South Blvd., Ste 195
  • You can shop their signature soft styles or work with a Weezie consultant to customize your own set. If you can’t make it to the store on Friday, you can still shop Weezie Towels’ website and use code SSFREESHIP for free shipping on all orders through July 18.
  • 11am to 4pm.
  • Prices vary.

Meshugganah Lunch Pop-Up

  • Petty Thieves Brewing Co. at 413 Dalton Ave., Ste. B
  • Get an early taste of the new Jewish deli, Meshugganah.
  • Noon.
  • Menu pricing.

Ardbeg Monsters of Smoke Tour

  • The Vintage at 215 East Worthington Ave.
  • This interactive tour presented by Ardbeg will allow whisky, spirits and cocktail enthusiasts alike to experience a whisky with more than 200 years of history. There will be whisky tasting tastings, surprises, giveaways, and augmented reality photo ops. Bring an unopened bottle of Ardbeg to the event to get a personalized engraving.
  • 4-9pm

Ponybox x Kit Collective Summer Social

  • Free Will – Craft + Vine at 3701 North Davidson St. #201
  • Grab a drink, hang out and shop from local women-owned businesses. Participating Vendors include Ponybox Clothing, The Kit Collective, AK Wears Things, Fit Atelier and many more.
  • 5-8pm.
  • Free (drinks are not).

QC Coastal Jam

  • The Music Yard at 2433 South Blvd.
  • The Music Yard is going coastal with a selection of groovy surf rock from the Blue Footed Boobies & Easy Honey.
  • 6-11pm.
  • $10-$95.

Charlotte Creative Circle’s Fashion Fridays

  • Búho Bar at 201 West Trade St.
  • This weekly event allows you to network with local Charlotte artists and creatives.
  • Fridays, 8-11pm.
  • $99+.

The Stardust Lounge

  • Stroke Putt at 1318 Pecan Ave., Ste. 101.
  • The House of Stardust and Stroke Putt are collaborating to create The Stardust Lounge, a burlesque and variety show with live performances. The 8pm show is sold out but tickets are still available for the 10:30pm show.
  • 10:30pm.
  • $15-$90.

SATURDAY

Uptown Farmers Market Grand Celebration

  • 300 South Davidson St.
  • Stop by the Uptown Farmers Market for a special celebration. You can still shop for fresh produce and other items, but there will also be live music, cooking demos, and an address from Mayor Vi Lyles.
  • 8am to 12:30pm.
  • Free.

roam & dwell Yoga Saturdays

  • 1226 Central Ave.
  • Start your Saturday with a 60-minute workout and mindfulness practice set to upbeat music followed by a private shopping at roam & dwell. This class is designed for students of all levels, shapes, sizes and ages and will leave you feeling energized for the rest of your weekend activities.
  • 9:30-11am.
  • $10.

Keep Midtown Beautiful Trail Clean Up 

  • 111 Metropolitan Ave.
  • Give back to the Midtown community by cleaning up the surrounding area of Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Kenilworth Ave. Trash bags, gloves, rubber boots and trash pickers will be provided and volunteers will receive an appreciation gift bag.
  • 10am to noon.
  • Free, early registration is encouraged.

Charlotte Greek Food & Wine Experience Tour

  • Experience a delicious showcase of authentic Greek wine and food. Your ticket reservation includes a tasting of authentic Greek wines at a winery, wine and cheese pairings, food samples, and music along the way.
  • 11am to 3:30pm.

Queen City Summer Festival

  • 2600 West Trade St.
  • Make your way out to the Queen City Summer Festival to shop local Black-owned businesses, try delicious food and catch entertaining performances. This event is family-friendly and StarMed Health will be onsite providing vaccines with $25 cash cards for anyone who participates.
  • July 17, 24, and 31
  • Noon to 6pm.
  • Free.

Sycamore Brewing’s Lobster Fest

  • 2161 Hawkins St.
  • It’s Lobster Fest, which means a day of cold beer, live music, food trucks, and of course lobster rolls from Cousin’s Maine.
  • Noon to 10pm.
  • Menu pricing.

Virtual Homegrown Tomato Festival Part 2

  • The Homegrown Tomato Festival is back for part two with virtual and in-person viewing options. Events include presenters, virtual greenhouse tours, cooking demonstrations and cocktail demonstrations. Watch at home or join fellow tomato enthusiasts at The Evening Muse (NoDa), Midwood Country Club (Plaza Midwood), Southern Strain Brewing (Concord) or Aldersgate Senior Living Community (RSVP Only).
  • 1-3:30pm.
  • Free.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market

  • 1920 Camden Rd.
  • More than 30 pop-up stores will line the alleys of South End with local and regional vintage items, plants, food, drinks and even free caricatures. After shopping, grab food from Superica, artisan ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or grab a donut from Pepperbox Doughnuts.
  • 4-10pm.
  • Free.

SoDown at The Music Yard 

  • 2433 South Blvd.
  • Saxophone-playing producer, SoDown has commanded stages at Red Rocks, Coachella, Electric Forest, Global Dance, and Sonic Bloom to name a few and now he’s taking the stage at The Music Yard.
  • 5pm.
  • $15-$150

Stargazer Music Fest at Hodges Family Farm

  • 3900 Rocky River Rd.
  • Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and a pair of binoculars if you’d like, to enjoy an unparalleled night-sky viewing experience set to contemporary electroacoustic music. The event will include beer from Pharr Mill Brewery’s beer truck, snacks, fresh produce and baked goods from the Night Market. Telescopes will also be provided.
  • 8pm to midnight.
  • $15-$25.

SUNDAY

Girl Tribe Pop Up in the Garden

  • The Girl Tribe Pop-Up in the Garden is returning to the Alexander Homestead so get ready for a full day of shopping, cocktails, food, and an incredible line-up of women-owned businesses and brands.
  • 10am to 5pm.
  • $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

SummerFEST at Protagonist Southend 

  • 227 Southside Drive, Unit A
  • Head to Protagonist Southend to shop from more than 25 local vendors, listen to live music, and enjoy some food and drinks along the way.
  • Noon to 5pm.
  • Free.

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 5pm.

Yoga On The Rooftop

  • Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Join yoga instructor Sajeedah Jones “SJ” on the rooftop of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for an energizing and inspiring yoga session that will get you in the right mindset to start your week on the right foot. Following the practice, you can treat yourself to a self-guided tour of the Gantt Center’s galleries. Bring a mat or beach towel.
  • 12:30-1:30pm.
  • $10, free for members.

Lenny Boy Brewing Southern Grit Dog Rescue Event 

  • 3000 South Tryon St.
  • Bring your pups and grab a sweet treat for you and them. This fundraiser event will have live music, pet caricatures, dessert food trucks, raffle prizes, and pet-themed vendors.
  • 1-4pm.
  • Free.

ALL WEEKEND

 

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

  • Participating Restaurants
  • For $30-$35, you can enjoy a 3-course fine dining experience at dozens are participating restaurants in the area.
  • July 16 – July 25.
  • $30-$35 per person.

BLKMRKTCLT New Growth Series Presents Intimate Chaos

  • 1824 Statesville Ave.
  • In honor of turning four, BLKMRKTCLT is showcasing and promoting Black women creatives through solo showcases. This week’s showcase will highlight the works of Mara Robbin also known as ‘wildrecluse.’
  • Throughout July, 6-9pm.
  • Free, registration required.