Weekender: 38 fun things to do this weekend including Tuck Fest and Girl Tribe pop-up

Weekender: 38 fun things to do this weekend including Tuck Fest and Girl Tribe pop-up

Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center. Photo courtesy of the Whitewater Center

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Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this weekend. Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite drivers. Kids 12 and under get in free.


FRIDAY, APRIL 29

76. Partly Cloudy. 8% Chance of rain.

Black Restaurant Week at participating restaurants: Support local Black businesses during the second annual Black Restaurant Week. Through May 1. Price varies. Details.

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Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center: Celebrate the great outdoors and take in trail running and kayaking, exhibitions, demos and live music. It’s free to attend, but $40 to compete in any of the 35+ events. April 29-May 1. Free, $6 parking. Details.

Yoga at Rosies Wine Garden in NoDa: Start your Friday with a vinyasa flow in the garden streamed through noise-canceling headphones. 8:30-9:30am. $10. Details.

’90s Block Party at The Music Yard: Relive the decade that brought us, arguably, some of the best music and fashion we still reference today. Wear your best ’90s get-up and dance to music from Outkast, Biggie, NSync, TLC and more. 6-11pm. Free. Details.

Spring Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts: Check out the works of three local artists and connect with other creatives. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

Charlotte Wine + Food Grand Tasting at Wells Fargo Atrium: This event will have a selection of more than 100 curated wines paired with small bites. 6:30-9:30pm. $110-$135. Details.

David Spade: Catch Me Inside at The BOplex: Laugh your socks off as actor and comedian David Spade takes the stage in his traveling tour Catch Me Inside. 7pm. $25+. Details.

Sleeping Beauty at Knight Theater: Whether it’s your first time going to a ballet or you’re a long-time connoisseur, choreographer Matthew Hart’s rendition of this classic is a must-see. April 29-May 8; 7:30pm. $25-$96. Details.

Sport a Shirt, Share a Night at Truist Field: The purchase of a Ronald McDonald t-shirt helps to cover the cost for a family to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Shirt orders are currently on pause, but will resume April 29. 7:04pm. $15. Details.

Improv show with The Jagbots at the VAPA Center: Enjoy some knee-slapping jokes from local comedy group, The Jagbots. 8pm. $15. Details.

Taylor Swift Night at The Fairwood 226: If you’re a “Swiftie,” this party is for you. All of your favorite T Swift jams will be played all night long. 10pm. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

74. AM Showers. 45% Chance of rain.

Bike LUCK presented by Charlotte Knights: Register for the route of your choosing. Options include 25-, 45- and 60-mile marked routes. Following the ride, participants can enjoy food and activities. 8am-2pm. $60-$150. Details.

36th annual Elizabeth 8K road race: Run for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Community Association and TreesCharlotte. 8am. $30-$45. Details.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Symphony Park: This aims to raise awareness of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Funds from this event will benefit the Charlotte chapter of Best Buddies. 9am. $10 donation. Details.

Yoga at Pinhouse Plaza Midwood: Enjoy a relaxing yoga flow on the lawn of Pinhouse. All levels are welcome. 10am. $10. Details.

Charlotte Art Collective Spring Show: Browse a selection of eye-catching artwork by local artists. 10am-4pm. Free. Details.

Yoga & Mimosas with CorePower Yoga in Ballantyne’s Backyard (11611 N. Community House Rd.): Start your Saturday with a unique, 45-minute sculpt session followed by mimosas. The class will be streamed through noise-isolating headphones to focus on your movements and tune out distractions. 10-10:45am. $15. Details.

Girl Tribe Pop-up at Charlotte Convention Center: Shop a curated collection of 100+ women-led businesses under one roof. Vendors include boutiques, clothing designers, jewelers, artists and creatives. 10am-5pm. $5. Details.

Spring Festival at Skiptown: Bring your four-legged friend for a day of spring-filled fun. Expect a “pup-up” market with pet-friendly vendors, games and a photo booth with a spring backdrop and props. 11am-6pm. Free. Details.

Bark in the Ballpark at Truist Field: Bring your pup to the ballpark to watch the Knights game. There will also be adoptable dogs on-site. 11am-2pm. Details.

April Cornhole Tournament at Protagonist: Register with a partner and get ready to show off your cornhole skills. Each team will receive two $10 gift cards to Protagonist just for participating, and the first-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 beer and cocktails. 11am. $20 per team (of 2). Details.

Drag Me To Brunch by The Vanity House: Join the Queens of the Vanity House in celebrating Miss Ariana Venti’s birthday. Ticket covers show entry, while food and drinks can be purchased separately. 11am. $15. Details.

12th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk at Little Sugar Creek Greenway (clock tower at Kings Drive): This event highlights local emerging artists and their work. There will be art on display, entertainment and food. April 30 and May 1; 11am. Free. Details.

Lobster & Beer Extravaganza at Sycamore Brewing: Join Cousins Main Lobster in celebrating its anniversary in the beer garden at Sycamore. There will be live music, a variety of seafood trucks, craft vendors and great beer. Noon. Free. Details.

Jazz Appreciation Day at Victoria Yards: As Jazz Appreciation Month comes to a close, JazzArts Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners invite jazz enthusiasts for an outdoor celebration featuring some of the best artists in the region. 1pm. Free. Details.

QC Crush Fest at Pinhouse: In honor of their most popular drink QC Crush, Pinhouse is throwing a party complete with live music, a food truck, drink specials and more. 2pm. $15. Details.

Pre-Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl at Lost & Found: Kick off your festivities with a jam-packed bar crawl and fiesta around South End. Participating bars include Lost & Found, Slingshot, The Union, Tavern on the Tracks and All American Pub. 3pm. $25. Details.

The World Is Your Oyster Pop-Up Collaboration at The Cocktailery: This collaboration between Jimmy Pearls and The Cocktailery is an exploration of the African diaspora through oysters and cocktails. Your ticket will include six different oysters (both raw and cooked) and three sparkling to spirit-forward cocktails. 4-8pm. $90. Details.

Charlotte FC Watch Party at Big Ben British Restaurant and Pub: It’s one of the best places to watch an away soccer game in Charlotte. There will be a CLT FC gameday menu and drink specials. 6:30pm. Free. Details.

Charlotte FC Watch Party with Mint City Collective at Town Brewing Company: Hang out in the taproom and watch FC take on Orlando City. 7:30pm. Free. Details.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at PNC Music Pavillion: Escape to Margaritaville with the one-and-only Jimmy Buffet. 8pm. $38-$269. Details.

SUNDAY, MAY 1

78. Isolated Thunderstorms. 34% Chance of rain.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga Series at Camp North End: Meet under the water tower for an hour-long vinyasa flow. All skill levels are welcome; simply bring a mat, some water and any props you might need. 10am. $10. Details.

Groove Market at The Music Yard: The Sunday Shop Series continues with a lineup of the top local vendors plus DJs and food and drinks. 11am-5pm. Free. Details.

Seedling Brunch at Plant Joy: All of my vegan Queens and Kings, this one is for you. Join Onya Nerves for a vegan brunch featuring some of Charlotte’s best entertainers. 11am. Free. Details.

Boxing & Brews Pop-Up Class at Sycamore Brewing: Join local fitness studio, Grit Gang for a kickboxing and strength training workout. 11am-noon. Free. Details.

Gardens in Bloom at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Whether you’re looking to do a grad shoot, a wedding shoot or a seasonal family shoot, Historic Rosedale is opening its gardens for a free photo session. 2-5pm. Free. Details.

Scrabble Tournament at Luck Factory Games: Individuals of all skill levels are invited to compete in a bracket-style Scrabble tournament. 3:30pm. $5. Details.

Charlotte For Ukraine Rally Romare Bearden Park: Stand in solidarity with Ukraine by attending this event. There will be Ukrainian music, sweets and fun activities for kids. 3pm. Free. Details.


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