Axios Weekender: 24 fun things to do this weekend, including a Peruvian Festival and cornhole tournament

Axios Weekender: 24 fun things to do this weekend, including a Peruvian Festival and cornhole tournament
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The Weekender is proudly presented by The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Celebrate Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week at the Speedway Club July 16-17 and July 20-24. Expect a gourmet 3-course meal and Speedway views for $35 per person. Call 704-455-3216 to make reservations before they’re gone.


FRIDAY, JULY 23

91. Mostly sunny. 17% chance of rain.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week, at participating restaurants: For $30-$35 per person, you can enjoy a three-course fine-dining experience from one of dozens of restaurants through July 25. Details.

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Charlotte Peruvian Festival at Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave.: Celebrate Peruvian culture right here. Food, music and dancing. 5pm. Free. Details.

Morton’s Charlotte – Sips of Summer: A Cocktail Experience, at 227 West Trade St.: Indulge in a four-course, chef-prepared meal inspired by the flavors of Jalisco, Mexico. Each dish is paired with a hand-crafted cocktail made with agave-based tequilas from Casamigos. 6-8pm. $99. Details.

“Bodies for Scale” Opening Reception: This new art exhibition features works from artists all over the world. The opening night reception will have live music from Spatial Forces Duo and The Fastest Steed on Earth. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

BLKMRKTCLT’s Nu Growth Series Presents Local Honey, at 1824 Statesville Ave.: BLKMRKTCLT’s Nu Growth Series showcases Black female creatives through solo exhibitions. This week’s artist is Kalin Devone, whose work is a series based on introspection and personal perspective. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

CPCC Presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.: Catch CPCC live theater’s performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and his coat of many colors. Through July 25, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Details.

Chat, Choose & Connect The Dating App Game, at 9605 North Tryon St.: This battle-of-the-sexes-style competition will cycle participants through three rounds of different trivia topics. The team that answers the most questions correctly will be crowned the winner. 8-10pm. $10. Details.

SATURDAY, JULY 24

90. Partly cloudy. 24% chance of rain.

OH Well: ISI Elite Training – Dilworth ISI Elite Training, at 1115 North Brevard St.: Head to Optimist Hall for a 50-minute, full-body and high-energy workout hosted by ISI Elite Training. Great for all levels. Bring water and your friends (working out with friends is more fun). 9-10am. Free. Details.

University City Farmers Market, at 8929 J M Keynes Dr.: Pick out fresh fruits and veggies and shop from local farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. 9am to 1pm. Prices vary. Details.

Catawba Brewing Company Yoga on the Patio, at 933 Louise Ave. #105: Whether you’re new to yoga or an expert, this class will leave you in a positive state to tackle your jam-packed weekend plans. Price includes the class and a drink ticket to use post-workout. 11am to noon. $14. Details.

Novant Health Welcome Back Fest in Romare Bearden Park: In an effort to reunite communities, Novant Health is hosting this street festival where attendees can get vaccinated if they haven’t already and enjoy music and some of the best local food trucks. The first 1,000 people to provide proof of vaccination will receive a $10 food voucher for use with food vendors on-site. 11am to 4pm. Free. Details.

Protagonist’s 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament, at 227 Southside Dr.: Register with a partner and get ready to show off your cornhole skills at Protagonist’s 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament. Each team will receive two $10 gift cards to Protagonist just for participating, and the 1st place team will receive a $500 gift card to Protagonist. If you prefer not to compete, there will be a DJ, bar games, and cold Protagonist beer and cocktails. 11am. $20 per team (of 2). Details.

Queen City Summer Festival, at 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. Next event is July 31; Noon to 6pm. Free. Details.

Sound of Style Fashion Show at The Music Yard, at 2433 South Blvd.: Catch some of the best local brands being strutted down the runway at The Music Yard’s very own fashion show. DJs DOMii, Gabriela Gonzalez and Seebirdgo will be bringing the tunes. 5-11pm. $10-$130. Details.

NoDa 5K, at 2921 North Tryon St.: Lace up your running shoes and join NoDa Brewing for a Saturday afternoon 5k through NoDa. There will be swag, beer, live music and food trucks. 6pm. Details.

RiFF RAFF at Unknown Brewing Company, at 1327 South Mint St.: Turn up with RiFF RAFF at an outdoor concert at Unknown Brewing Co. Openers include NiGE HOOD, Princeton and Bailey Snow. 7pm. Details.

Rooftop Comedy at Devil’s Logic, at 1426 East 4th St.: Enjoy a night of devilish laughter with a lineup of some of the best comedians in the Carolinas. Acts include Jordan Scott Huggins, Spencer Bland, Jenn Snyder with host Jon Alliss. 8-10pm. Details.

SUNDAY, JULY 25

92. Partly cloudy. 19% chance of rain.

Journaling & Visualization for Entrepreneurs with Mood House, at 2400 Park Rd, Ste. A: This workshop serves as a space for you to reflect on your goals and aspirations and visualize yourself achieving them. Bring paper or a journal and something to write with, as well as a yoga mat/cushion/blanket. 8:30-9:15am. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Details.

Drag Brunch by The Vanity House Christmas in July: The Queens of The Vanity House are getting holly jolly in July. Enjoy brunch and a drag show on this sassy Sunday. 11am (show at noon). $10. Details.

Skiptown Pool Pawty, at 222 Rampart St.: Bring your pup to Skiptown for the ultimate pool party. There will be live music by Greg Lilley, inflatable pools and sprinklers for the pups and bubble blasters in the main yard. This event will even have adoptable pups from Catering to Cats and Dogs Rescue on-site from 11:30am to 4pm, so you may even leave with a new furry friend. Noon to 6pm.  Details.

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

Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph, at 2730 Randolph Rd.: Spend Sunday afternoon in the park at Mint Museum Randolph. Enjoy free admission to the museum, food trucks, and live music and a cash bar on the front terrace. 1-5pm. Free. Details.

Nothing Major Market at The Music Yard, at 2433 South Blvd.: Bop while you shop at the Music Yard’s Nothing Major Market. Expect Charlotte’s top local brands, DJs, drinks, tacos and more. 1-8pm. Free. Details.

Art Therapy Art Auction & Golf Tournament at Stroke, at 1318 Pecan Ave., Ste. 101: Stroll through this pop-up gallery, then play a game of golf. Art pieces on display will be available for purchase through a live auction and silent auction. 7-11pm. $10-$45. Details.


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