Agenda Weekender: 31 things to do this weekend in Charlotte — including Pinhouse grand opening party

Agenda Weekender: 31 things to do this weekend in Charlotte — including Pinhouse grand opening party
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FRIDAY, JULY 26

87. Partly cloudy.

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Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

The Palm and Grey Goose Pairing at The Palm: The four-course meal will be paired with Grey Goose drinks, and you can pick between prosciutto-wrapped chilean sea bass or a cajun-rubbed 9-ounce filet mignon for the main course. Fancy. Call 704-552-7450 for reservations. 7 p.m. $105. Details.

[Agenda related guide: 13 must-try steakhouses in Charlotte and what to order at each, including a $125 ribeye]

Lobster & Beer Lunch! at Sycamore: You’ve probably worked hard enough this week. Go ahead and treat yourself to beer and a lobster roll for lunch. Noon to 3 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Food Truck Friday Block Party at Novel NoDa: They’ll have live music, three breweries and eight food trucks including Lobster Dogs and Auntie Anne’s. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday – South End at Sycamore Brewing: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, Felix Empanadas, Flame N Fury Grill and The Garbage Truck. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday – Plaza Midwood at Resident Culture: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and six food trucks — what more could you want? 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida at PNC Music Pavilion: Don’t go chasing waterfalls but do go buying tickets for this show. I mean, what a trifecta. 7 p.m. $31-$251.Details.

Hayden Magician at Stage Door Theater: This is Hayden’s final act (maybe you could call it his vanishing act) before he takes his show on the road. 8 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

Experience

Golden Girls Beer Release and Trivia at Bold Missy: Grab a beer and your team of golden girls for a night of drinking and trivia. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Silent Disco at Nuvole Rooftop Twenty Two: Your ticket includes headphones, one cocktail and a three-hour dance party. What more could you want? 7-10 p.m. $25. Details.

Friday Nights at Camp North End: Every Friday they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Knights v. Pawtucket at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights while they defeat the competition, and stay for the post-game fireworks. 7:04 p.m. $9+. Details.

Do Good

24 Hours of Booty at The Booty Loop in Myers Park: Every year hundreds of walkers and more than 1,000 bikers commit to walking and cycling for 24 hours (or as much as they’d like in that 24-hour period) around the famous Booty Loop in Myers Park. Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Queens University of Charlotte are the main beneficiaries of the event, but 10-20 other cancer-related nonprofits will receive support too. If you don’t plan to walk/bike, you can cheer on the participants from the sidelines or hang out in the food/expo area. 7 p.m. $50+ fundraising minimum. Details.

Shopping

Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale at 1824 Statesville Ave.: Everything will be up to 80 percent off, so treat yourself. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

88. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

Homegrown Tomato Festival at the Neighborhood Theatre: You get to sample tons of backyard-grown tomatoes and some tomato-based cocktails. Your ticket includes a tomato sandwich, and you can buy more. Noon to 4 p.m. $10. Details.

Can Release Pool Party at Town Brewing: Celebrate summer and new beers with a pool party. Expect pools to splash in, live music, contests and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Florida Georgia Line: An outdoor summer country concert is what Carolina summers are made for. Even if you don’t love the genre, it’s a great experience. July 27.

Experience

Pinhouse Grand Opening Party at 2306 Central Ave.: They’ve got 72 taps (beer, wine, Prosecco, kombucha), food trucks, corn hole and Duckpin tournaments, live music and more. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

[Agenda related story: Pinhouse, a new self-serve bar with duckpin bowling from Hoppin’ owners, opens July 27 in Plaza Midwood]

Scallywag Social at Norfolk Hall: Expect a tiki-drink competition, live music, DJs, a dunk tank and more. 2-8 p.m. $15-$40. Details.

Margarita Crawl Charlotte at Carolina Ale House (Charlotte): Sip on margs from tons of different restaurants. Your ticket gets you access to drink specials. 2-8 p.m. $27.99. Details.

Johnny Fly Presents: Vol. 3 at 519 E 36th St.: Johnny Fly is rolling out 10 new products and celebrating three years in NoDa with a free concert. You can shop all day, concert is 8-11:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Colombian Festival at Symphony Park: Expect Columbian culture, music and live entertainment. Noon. $10-$15. Details.

Sports

Knights v. Pawtucket at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights while they defeat the competition, and stay for the post-game fireworks. 7:04 p.m. $9+. Details.

Kids

Movie Nights at Seventh & Tryon: This week they’re playing Jurassic Park, so rally your family for an outdoor movie night. 8:45 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

24 Hours of Booty at The Booty Loop in Myers Park: Every year hundreds of walkers and more than 1,000 bikers commit to walking and cycling for 24 hours (or as much as they’d like in that 24-hour period) around the famous Booty Loop in Myers Park. Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Queens University of Charlotte are the main beneficiaries of the event, but 10-20 other cancer-related nonprofits will receive support too. If you don’t plan to walk/bike, you can cheer on the participants from the sidelines or hang out in the food/expo area. All day. $50+ fundraising minimum. Details.

Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast at 7th Street Public Market: You get to eat pancakes (plain or blueberry) and help people (proceeds go to the Firefighters’ Burned Children’s Fund) all before noon. That’s a successful day. 8-11:30 a.m. $5 donation. Details.

Shopping

SUNDAY, JULY 28

89. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Rosé All Day at City Lights Rooftop: Sip the Sunday scaries away with 1/2 priced rosé and $5 mimosas bloody marys. Cheers. 4-10 p.m. Free entry. Details.

[Agenda guide: 10 best rooftop bars in Charlotte]

“Queens Who Brunch” Lights ,Camera, Action! at Ink N Ivy: Eat brunch, sip on cocktails, and watch a fabulous drag show. Plus, the event will be filmed, so you have a shot of being on reality TV. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35+. Details.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week at 135+ participating restaurants: Savor new experiences and favorite spots from 135+ of the areas best restaurants for a prix fixe, three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended. Some participating restaurants include The Dunavant, Capital Grille, Toscana, Sea Level, Del Frisco’s, Zeppelin, Oak Steakhouse and O-Ku Sushi. Dinner hours. $30-$35. Details.

Fitness

Yoga at YAFO – Dilworth: Take a free one-hour yoga class and the snack on samples of hummus and kombucha — you’ll be the picture of health. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Knights v. Pawtucket at BB&T Ballpark: Cheer on the Knights while they defeat the competition, and bring your pup because it’s Bark in the Ballpark. 5:05 p.m. $9+. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Melty Fest Tour: Your ticket includes dinner, drinks and ice cream. Expect a whole hog barbecue, boozy slushies, a DJ, ice cream, and cheesy dishes by chefs from Kindred and Hello, Sailor; Rhubarb and Buxton Hall from Asheville; and Saint James Seafood from Durham. August 5.

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2019: It’s pride month in Charlotte, which means tons of pride events are going on all month long. Show support for the LGTBQ by hitting up the big events, the festival and parade and check out some of the other parties around the city, including PRIDE in the Sky 2019 and the 2019 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant. August 17-18.

Belk College Kickoff: University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina are going to head to head to get everyone excited about college football season. Oh, and former UNC football player Chase Rice (now country artist) is performing the night before. August 31.

See all the upcoming events here.

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