Agenda Weekender: 27 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Agenda Weekender: 27 cool things to do this weekend in Charlotte
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The Agenda Weekender is proudly presented by Speedway Children’s Charities. If you’ve always wanted to drive around Charlotte Motor Speedway, get your chance on Saturday, November 21 at their Laps for Charity event. Fans can take a three-lap cruise around the iconic oval in their personal car for a $40 donation to SCC. Plus, you’ll get to take a photo in Victory Lane. Register here.

Note: The Weekender is a list of happenings around the city. Use your discretion to decide what’s in your comfort zone. As always, wear a mask and practice social distancing in public.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

72. AM clouds/PM sun. 10% chance of rain.

Comedy Night at Community Matters Cafe: Enjoy an evening of stand-up featuring local comedians. The line up for the night includes Tara Brown, Jon Alliss, Patti Leigh, and will be hosted by Lauren Ansley. Tickets include one beverage, (non-alcoholic as Community Matters Cafe is an alcohol-free space) plus your choice of a selection of plated desserts prepared by the Community Matters Café chef. 8-9:30 p.m. $30. Details.

StreetEats – Montford Park: Head to Montford for expanded outdoor seating at Angry Ales, Good Food on Montford, Brazwells Pub, Moosehead Grill, Pasta and Provisions, Portofino’s, CO, Burton’s Grill and Bar, Midwood Smokehouse, Flour Shop, Osteria LuCa, and more. Noon to 8 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

StreetEats – City West Commons: Head to City West Commons to enjoy food from Dee’s Vegan To-Go, Exposed Vegan, Mix Grill and Wings, Tu One Oh Tacos, The Garbage Truck, K&J’s Kitchen, and Cuzzo’s Cuisine FoodTruck. 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Uptown Street Eats: All weekend there will be street dining and pop-up entertainment throughout Uptown, as part of the Show UP for Uptown push. Find free and reduced parking sites here. All weekend. Varies. Details.

Movies at Victoria Yards: Starting at 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy food trucks and live music. Then at 8:30 p.m. catch a screening of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.” Seating is extremely limited and attendees must follow CDC guidelines. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Live Music at the Thomas Streatery: Dine outside and enjoy DJ tracks from That Guy Smitty. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Details.

Pre Vox Trio at The Mint Museum: Listen to live music, peruse the museum, and grab a cocktail from the cash bar. Sounds swanky. 6-9 p.m. $10-$15 non-members. Details.

Jared Freid at The Fillmore Charlotte: Maybe you tune into his Bachelorette/Bachelor live screams on Instagram or listen to one of his dating podcasts. Either way, comedian Jared Freid brings the joy we all need right now. He’s got two socially distanced outdoor shows this weekend. 6 p.m. (Friday & Saturday). $27.50. Details.

University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing Co.: Head out to Armored Cow Brewing Co. to enjoy live music and food trucks. This week’s food truck line-up includes Another Food Truck, ScratchKitchen CLT, Chimi Spot, Lobster Dogs, Yappy Hour, Screamery Creamery, and music by Lisa De Novo. 4-9:30 p.m. Menu pricing. Details.

We Are Hip Hop: The Reveal at Camp North End: Make your way to Camp North End for a preview of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s newest series — We Are Hip Hop. The event will feature pop-up performances, art installations, DJ battles, live b-boying, and a massive mural reveal. The event runs Friday-Saturday. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra On-Demand, online: Enjoy a live-stream performance from The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in the comfort of your home. Resident Conductor Christopher Warren-Green will lead the orchestra in playing pieces by Copland, Coleridge-Taylor, Mark O’Connor, and John Williams. 7:30 p.m. $20. Details.

FURNISHED – an event benefiting Furnish For Good, online: Ten Charlotte interior designers put together a vignette using the same basic furnishings, and you can vote on your favorite one by making a donation. I can’t overstate how stacked the lineup of designers is — Barrie Benson, Dressing Room Interiors, Dwell by Cheryl,  House of Nomad, The English Room, Traci Zeller, and more. Proceeds benefit Furnish for Good. You can vote now until November 15. Details.

O Davidson Lager Release at NoDa Brewing: Calling all Wildcats (or anyone who appreciates an easy-to-drink lager). This new brew, made for Davidson College, is now available on tap and in cans at NoDa. Expect it to hit some retailers soon. 3-10 p.m. Free to attend. Details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

73. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop Open House & Sale at 11729 Carolina Place Pkwy, Pineville: Y’all, I’m putting the tree up early this year. If you’re also ready to kick off the holiday season, you can shop in a winter wonderland at Peppermint Forest for all things Christmas decor and gifts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday), noon to 6 p.m. (Sunday). Free. Details.

Socially Distanced Yoga at Lenny Boy: We all could use some yoga to relax after this week. Stop by Lenny Boy Brewing for an hour-long yoga session and a 6oz pour of Kombucha afterward. All yoga levels welcome. Please bring your own mat and water. A face mask must be worn at all times unless you are seated at your mat. 10-11 a.m. $5. Details.

Yoga at the Pinhouse: Join certified yogi and co-founder of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts, Jasmine Vializ, for an energizing yoga practice designed for all levels. Stick around after yoga class for music, drinks, food, and lots of good vibes. 11 a.m. to noon. $10. Details.

Armenian Food Drive at 7000 Park Road: Curious about Armenian cuisine? You can order beef and chicken shish and lula kabobs, delicious Armenian side dishes, and homemade pastries and desserts for curbside pickup. Proceeds from sales will go toward proving relief to Armenia during wartime. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday) and noon to 4 p.m. (Sunday). Details.

Sidewalk Market at 7th Street Public Market: Enjoy a beautiful day in Uptown with pop-up vendors along the Rail Trail side of 7th Street Public Market. Shop local and then grab a bite to eat from one of the great market food vendors. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details.

Fall Festival at Discovery Place Nature: Calling all parents desperate to come up with a kid-friendly activity. Reserve your tickets (Saturday or Sunday) for an outdoor fall festival, which includes a nature walk, themed family photos, and toad abode-making. All-day. Free (members), $8 (non-members). Details.

2020 Soiree & wine Auction, online: Get dressed up for a fancy night in of wine and charity, benefiting the HeartBright Foundation. “Soiree in a box” includes the live-streaming event link, a gift, a bottle of Cabernet, and your choice of a $100 gift certificate to Bonterra or dinner for two from Bonterra. 6:30 p.m. $300/couple. Details.

Fall Concert Series at Town Brewing: The Fall Concert Series continues at Town Brewing, and this week there will be musical selections from Freeway Jubilee. Town Brewing will also be releasing their newest hard seltzer, “The Thirst Mutilator.” 4-7 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

The Queen City Jazz Collective at Middle C Jazz (or stream online): Spend your Saturday evening listening to smooth jazz from some of Charlotte’s most talented musicians. Taking the stage this evening is bassist John Dillard, songstress Gena Chambers, pianist Willis “Champ” Hickerson, guitarist Paul Dozier, and vocalist Ken Gober. Livestream access will be available for this show. 9:15 p.m. $33. Details.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

73. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Brunch & Beermosas at Sycamore Brewing: Treat yourself to all-day brunch at Sycamore Brewing. Enjoy mimosas and “beermosas,” brunch options from The Morning After and No Forks Given, and live music from Clyde Derburry. Noon to 9 p.m. Menu prices. Details.

Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Set your intentions for the week and calm the Sunday scaries with a one-hour yoga session, followed by a beer. 10:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Gospel Sundays at Middle C Jazz: Gospel artists, Karen Poole, Dennis Reed, and Fannie Mae are sure to lift your spirits during this live gospel performance at Middle C Jazz. 1 p.m. $28 adult, 12 children. Details.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga at Camp North End: Head to the Boileryard at Camp North End for an outdoor vinyasa flow. This socially distanced class is for yogis of all levels. Bring a mat, towels, and any props you may need. Hand sanitizer will be provided. 11 a.m. to noon. $10 in advance/$15 drop-in. Details.

Macrame with Alpacas at Good Karma Ranch: Learn how to create your very own macrame wall hanging while hanging out with the alpacas at Good Karma Ranch. Amber King Bounds of Little King Art will show you 4 basic macrame knots and 2 design patterns to get you started in the art of macrame. No experience necessary. Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. 2-4 p.m. $25+. Details.


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