Agenda Weekender: 19 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 19 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Speedway Drive-In. This summer Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting drive-in movies every Wednesday night. Catch “Grease” on August 5 and “Days of Thunder” on August 12. Admission is $30 per car. Snag tickets.


A Matthews Murder Mystery, online: Watch this murder mystery unfold, and submit your guess by donating. Proceeds will benefit the Matthews Help Center for coronavirus relief. 4-7 p.m. Free, $5-$10 donation suggested.Details.

Laugh at Lenny: Enjoy a socially distanced comedy show as some of NC’s best comedians perform from the loading dock. Seating will be grouped together in twos and fours and will be six feet apart. They’ll have food and drinks available all night. 8-10 p.m. Free. Details.

CLT Art & Sole, varies: Every Friday through August 7, you’ll be able to take a guided walking (or running) art tour of Charlotte using the RunGo app. There will be three distance options each week — short (1-2 miles), medium (3-4 miles), or long (5-7 miles) — to choose from. 4-7 p.m. $35. Details.


Charlotte Pride Virtual Festival & Parade 2020, online: Even though the Pride Parade is canceled this year, Charlotte is still hosting virtual celebrations. Expect a city-wide scavenger hunt and live streams of a virtual festival and parade. Details/Full schedule.

Summer Night Series at Pinhouse: Expect a food truck, live music, and frosé on the patio — and wear a mask. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

River Jam Run: Virtual Edition: Losing your competitive edge? Sign up for a virtual 5k or 10k race, choose your own route, and submit your time. You have until noon on August 1 to submit your July time. Varies. $15. Details.

Summer Drive-In Series at The Music Yard: See multiple performances from your car or sit outside at a socially distanced table. Pro tip: While you’re there, you can grab food and drinks from SouthBound. 7:30 p.m. $10+. Details.

Pink Beds at Camp North End: See and hear some live music, and get some takeout from one of Camp North End’s new food stalls. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

[Agenda story: User’s guide: Camp North End, the growing development near Uptown, now home to 40+ cool tenants]


ROSÉ & OYSTERS at Reid’s South Park Patio: Your ticket includes 1 glass Maison No.9 Rosé and your choice of fried or raw oysters — the ultimate summertime duo. Noon to 5 p.m. $25. To reserve your spot call 704.377.7686 or e-mail

Bold Rock Hard Tea + Lemonade Release Party at Brewers 4001 Yancey: Try free samples of Bold Rock tea and lemonade, and do $4 cans/bottles. All day. Free. Details.

Drive-In Movie at Lake Norman YMCA: Load up the car with your quarantine crew and some snacks, and see a drive-in screening of “The Lego Movie 2.” 8:15 p.m. $15+. Details.

Uptown Farmers Market: There’s nothing like summertime produce, and we can shop the Uptown farmers’ market again. Due to Covid it looks a little different this year — you must wear a mask, vendors are 20 feet apart, traffic flows one way, and they have hand-sanitizing stations. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Yoga Class at Hodges Family Farm: If there’s one place you can socially distance, it’s a farm. Grab your mat and get out of the city for a little while. 8 a.m. $10. Details.

Oakhurst Mess Market at Esther and Elsa: Shop an assortment of foods and groceries, all locally made and sourced by different vendors. The tents will be set up in an L-shape to promote one-way traffic and they’re asking for credit card payments when possible. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Robyn Springer at Middle C Jazz: Dress up and see a live performance, or order takeout and watch from home. 6:45 p.m. $35 club seating, free to stream. Details.

Glory Days Apparel Grand Opening at Hoppin’: The clothing brand is opening its first storefront, and they’re hosting a party at Hoppin’ to celebrate. The first 100 people of the day get a free mask. All day. Free. Details.


Josh Daniel’s “Grateful Brunch,” online: Yup, he’s still going strong. Tune in for Josh’s 139th show. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Fun Hike – 6 Miler: Meet up with a crew at Primal Brewery and head out for a 6-mile hike together. 7 a.m. Free. Details.

Counterculture Club Hosts Outdoor Yoga at Romare Bearden: Counterculture, a club of sober or sober-curious people, started not too long before the pandemic. Bring your mat for a socially distanced hour-long all-levels flow. 10 a.m. $10. Details.

[Agenda related story: Booze has become a part of Charlotte’s identity. Now, two women are going ‘counterculture’]

Check out more upcoming events on the Agenda Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section.

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