Agenda Weekender: Patio parties, first birthdays and Spartan workouts

Agenda Weekender: Patio parties, first birthdays and Spartan workouts
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 95. PM thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
Saturday: 89. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday: 89. PM thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Friday July 15

Friday, July 15

Food and Drink

Annual Summer Food Truck Rally at Historic Rural Hill: Expect live music from Coddle Creek, local beer and wine, hayrides and kids activities. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

2nd Annual Roadstar Challenge at American Burger Co.: Eat the famous four-patty, one-and-a-half-pound Roadstar cheeseburger in the fastest time for the chance to win $500. All day Friday-midnight. $15.99 (burger price). Details.

Plaza Patio Party at Healthy Home MarketEnjoy live music, cornhole and games, beer and food samples. $5 for a burger, chips and bottled water plus raffle prizes. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

River’s Edge Craft Dinner at USNWC: First of 4 Friday nights; check out the newly updated restaurant while eating a five-course dinner with a 6 oz. beer pairing for each course; this Friday, expect Sycamore brews. 7-9 p.m. $50. Register.

Carolina ProduceInspired Cocktails at the Gallery Restaurant: Featuring local blueberries, blackberries, cucumber, peaches, honey and rhubarb. 6:30 p.m. $30 per person. Details.

Rí Rá Rockabilly Brewfest at Rí Rá CharlotteFour hours of tasting beers from CLT breweries paired with live music; ticket includes a 5oz mug and 4 hours of beer sampling. 2-7 p.m. $25. Tickets.


Movie Nights in the Square: Singin’ in the Rain at Spirit Square: Enjoy a movie, free popcorn and the summer weather. Pro tip: bring a lawn chair. Activities at 7:45 p.m. / movie at 8:45 p.m. Free. Details.

Hoshicon 2016 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel: A three-day Japanese Culture, Animation and Video Game event, including shopping, panels, a game room, cosplay contest, etc. Fri: 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Sat: 9 a.m.-1 a.m. & Sun: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15-$30. Register.

Science on the Rocks at Discovery PlaceLeave the kids at home for an after hours, adults only experience; expect cocktails and a pirate-themed costume contest. 5 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Tech Talent South: Going from Noob to Jr. Dev: Landing That First Job! at Skookum: A panel of local developers will hash out the scene of today’s on-boarding system in technology companies. Noon. Free. Details.


The Jazz Room at the Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing ArtsPianist Victor Atkins performs the music of Horace Silver. 6 & 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Tickets.

Bechtler by Night in partnership with Bank of AmericaThe museum will open its four gallery floors for guests who can’t go to the museum during normal hours. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Preview Party at Goodyear Arts Building: Check out the new art space with free beer while it lasts plus food on site. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square: Striving to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement, and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community. 8 p.m. $10. Tickets.


Hour of Code for Teens (12-18) at ImaginOnUse basic programming logic to solve puzzles; equipment will be provided but you’’re welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet. 2-3 p.m. Free. Details.


Tri! Ballantyne at Morrison Family YMCARow, Pedal, Run/Walk for a good cause at Morrison Family YMCA’s Indoor Tri! Ballantyne; great for experienced triathletes and athletes 10yo+ who want to enter into the multi-sport event world. 6 p.m. $40-$45. Register.

Third Annual Cam Newton Foundation 7 v 7 Championship Tournament at Nation Ford High School: 14 teams from across the Southeast will compete for the CNF Championship Title. Fri & Sat: 9:30 a.m. game time. $5. Details.

Saturday June 16

Saturday, July 16

Food and Drink

1st Birthday Celebration at Free Range BrewingCelebrate one year of NoDa’s newest brewery, Free Range; expect donuts, a selection of food trucks and live music. 1-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Alumniner Brewery Tour – Round Two at CLT Breweries: Birdsong, Free Range, NoDa Brewing Co. and Heist. 12-5 p.m. Free; for UNC Charlotte alumni. Details.

Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast at 7th Street Public Market: All donations will benefit the NC Firefighters’ Burned Children’s Fund. 8:30 a.m.-Noon. $3-$5 donation. Details.

Breakfast at Sycamore Brewing: Beermosas, Mimosas, Coffee, Craft Beer; menu by Gyro Twins Truck. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Details.


Las Americas Festival at First Ward Park: A celebration of the Americas’ indigenous cultures; musical performances, cultural dance and authentic food. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Mount Holly Flood Fest on 131 S. Main StreetJoin the Mount Holly Historical Society in remembering the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 flood; expect food trucks, live music and a kid zone. 10-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Ray LaMontagne: The Ouroboros Tour 2016 at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheater: 8 p.m. $42. Tickets.

Appetite for Destruction The Ultimate Guns ‘n Roses Tribute Concert at Amos’ Southend: 8 p.m. doors open. $10-$13. Tickets.

Live at the Vine at Treehouse Vineyards: Sip wine in a treehouse and enjoy live music and wine. 7-10 p.m. $3+. Details.

Charlotte Black Gay Pride at Carole Hoefener Community CenterAwareness event. All day. Free. Details.

Outdoor movie (Miracle) in Midwood Park: Bring your blanket and snacks. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details. 


Story time with Dr. MacDonald at James K. Polk Historic Site: This interactive story time will include song, dance and different characters. 10:30-12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Springfree Trampoline Charlotte Grand Opening at Blakeney Shopping Center: An interactive Day of Play; try out the new tgoma (“take games outside and make them active”) technology. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Details.

KidsFest at Carowinds: Interactive games and activities, music from popular kids’ groups and fun foods for kids of all ages will be available for purchase. Sat & Sun: Noon-6 p.m. $50. Details.


Yoga Class hosted by NC Yoga Bar at Ruru’s Tacos + TequilaRoll out your yoga mat on RuRu’s patio every Saturday morning for sun salutations and down dogs followed by brunch. 9:30 a.m. $10. Details.

Kirtan with Kristin: Shiva and Transformation at Okra: An afternoon of singing Sanskrit chants as a group. 2-3 p.m. $10-$12. Details.


SoccerCharlotte Independence vs. New York Red Bulls II. Ramblewood Soccer Complex. 7 p.m. $5-$30. Tickets.

Sunday July 17

Sunday, July 17


Summer Splash Bash at Craft City Social ClubFeaturing DJ Krom, Boozy Fruit Skewers, Barrel Aged Cocktails and Nuevo Latino Cuisine. Noon-6 p.m. $10. Tickets.


Junie B. Jones the Musical at Matthews Community CenterAn adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life in a genuinely comical, and not strictly-for-kids musical. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. $10-$12. Tickets.


Free Spartan Workout at STAXLed by SGX-certified coaches, the Workout Tour will benefit both the fitness rookie and the seasoned veteran; receive “I’m Training for a Spartan Race” t-shirt. 8-10 a.m. Free. Register.

Wish you had known about some of these events before now? Plan ahead for next weekend here.

Cover courtesy of Levine Properties.

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