Agenda Weekender: 45 things to do including the LoSo Block Party, OrthoCarolina 10k/5k Classic and 90’s Bar Crawl

Agenda Weekender: 45 things to do including the LoSo Block Party, OrthoCarolina 10k/5k Classic and 90’s Bar Crawl
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 94. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 92. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 92. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Friday, August 18

Food & Drink

QC Distillers Showcase at C3 Labs: Expect a celebration of craft spirits, showcasing Charlotte’s best. Fri-Sun. $20+. Details.

Unknown Brewing’s Pop-Up Luau Event at Pop the Top: They’ll be serving Unknown’s Let’s Get Tropical IPA along with giveaways, island music, grass skirts and coconut tops, and a prize for the best island attire. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Reynolds Wine Dinner at Napa on Providence: Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairings and special guest Owen Reynolds, owner and winemaker at the winery. 7 p.m. $120++. Details.

90’s Bar Crawl at the EpiCentre: Your ticket will include free admission to eight bars and a t-shirt. 7 p.m. $12. Details.

God Save the Queen City Beer Release Night at Free Range Brewing: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.


Science on the Rocks – Carnival After Dark at Discovery Place Science: Expect sideshow performances, tarot readings, carnival games and prizes, cotton candy cocktails and more. 5-9 p.m. $10+. Details.

Party Like a Mother at The Fillmore: Moms and their friends are invited to shop, drink, socialize and dance, featuring a drag show and a Mom Lip Sync Battle; benefiting the Isabella Santos Foundation and Time Out for Youth. 7:30-11:30 p.m. $30+. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Room Special Edition at Stage Door Theater: Saxophonist Phillip Whack will play the music of John Coltrane. Fri-Sat. $15-$20. Details.

Bechtler By Night at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Trivia edition. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

InstaCLTLove Gallery Opening and Artist Reception at twenty-two: A portrayal of Charlotte’s diversity and a celebration of the personalities that keep the Queen City alive. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.

Art in Motion at Coco and the Director: Enjoy an eclectic array of performances from live painting to recited poetry to acoustic music. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Broadway on the Square at Spirit Square: Gina Robinson and Blumey Award students will share melodies from Broadway. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Luke Bryan at PNC Music Pavilion: Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour. 7 p.m. $60+. Details.

Earth, Wind & Fire at Spectrum Center: 8 p.m. $100+. Details.


Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Saturday, August 19

Food & Drink

Cartoon Mania Drag Brunch at Pure Pizza – Central Avenue: Benefiting the Campus Pride organization; hosted by Buff Faye. Details.

15th Annual Great Cookie Crumble at 7th Street Public Market: Taste cookies to determine who takes home the award for overall best cookie. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Lenny Boy Watermelon Party at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Expect watermelon kombucha and brews with coordinating bites; get a free slice of melon with your first purchase of a watermelon brew too. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

One Year Anniversary at Jazzy Cheescakes: Come celebrate the one year anniversary of the Northlake location with food, drinks, back to school supplies and giveaways. 12-6 p.m. Free. Details.

5th Anniversary Block Party at Triple C Brewing Company: Expect live music, food trucks, a special beer release and a misting station to help you party all day long. 12-9 p.m. Free. Details.

1 Year Anniversary Party at Flight: Expect drink specials, live music and a balloon drop with $5,000+ in cash and prizes. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.


Grand Opening at Big Air Charlotte: Check out our full review of this new trampoline park; they’ll be giving away annual passes to the first 10 customers and letting in the first 50 for free. Details.

OrthoCarolina 10k/5k Classic presented by Performance Therapy at Randolph Road: Expect a race, food truck rally and beer fest in one for a perfect summer day; they’ll also host a kid’s dash and the untimed Rookie Run. 7:30 a.m. Free-$45. Details.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at NoDa Brewing Co: A fun opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $10+. Details.

Latta Living History Day at Historic Latta Plantation: They’ll be offering a day of historical demonstrations and living history activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $9. Details.

LoSo Block Party throughout Lower South End: Expect an entire day full of live music, food, drinks and community benefiting the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, the Humane Society of Charlotte and 24 Foundation. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

29th Annual National MS Society Great Gatsby Gala at Wells Fargo Atrium Uptown: Expect live entertainment, swing dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, wine, beer, and a silent auction. 7-11 p.m. $75+. Details.

CLT to Charlottesville at Marshall Park: A vigil for the victims of Charlottesville and a call to action against white supremacy. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Latin Night at Snug Harbor: An evening of Brazilian dance, including samba, batucada, capoeira and more. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

The Reggae Lounge at Mooneys Lounge: Expect reggae, soca, dancehall, calypso and afro beat vibes. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.


Hummingbird Festival at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Expect speakers, games, science experiments, nature hikes, face painting and food vendors. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.


4th Annual Pete Sowell Memorial 5K at McAlpine Creek Park: Expect an afterparty at Queen Park Social from 4-6 p.m. with live music; benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Details.

Yoga at Sycamore Brewing: Expect brunch afterwards with food trucks, music, Prosecco pops, brews and cider. 10-11 a.m. $5. Details.


Goddess Games 2017 at CrossFit Northlake: This will be the fourth annual all women’s competition to raise money for Dove’s Nest. Sat-Sun. Free. Details.

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash at Charlotte Motor Speedway: 6 p.m. $11-$32. Details.

Soccer at Sportsplex at Matthews: Charlotte Independence vs. Orlando City B. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Sunday, August 20

Food & Drink

River Week 2017 throughout Charlotte: Local breweries and bottle shops are celebrating the Catawba River and raising money for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation through a week-long event. Sun-August 26. Details.


The Bridal Showcase at Charlotte Convention Center: By registering, you’ll receive a Belk bag full of goodies and be eligible to participate in bride and groom contests 12-5 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Dads, Bags, and Brews + Cornhole Tournament at Free Range Brewing: Join for craft beer, cornhole and fellow fams; babies and children welcome. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Canine Carnival for Lily’s Cure at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew: Expect pup and human friendly activities like dog yoga, food, a raffle and more. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Bring a picnic while enjoying live music. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Watercolor Pet Portraits at Blue Blaze Brewing: All skill levels welcome. 1-2:30 p.m. $45. Details.

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows at PNC Music Pavilion: 6:45 p.m. $40+. Details.


Frolfing for Film at Hornets Nest Park: This doubles frisbee golf tournament will benefit the Charlotte Film Festival; every competitor gets a swag bag, breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $40. Details.


Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley. 5:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

We’re excited for…

Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in UptownSat: 12-10 p.m., Sun: 12-6 p.m. Free. August 26-27.

Battle of the Bands at American Legion Memorial Stadium: Expect 15,000+ fans, alumni, school and family members. 7-10 p.m. $15. August 26.

Southern Women’s Show at Charlotte Convention Center: A weekend full of shopping, fashion shows and cooking demos; use code Agenda17 for $3 off your online ticket. $10. August 25-27.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.

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