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
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 Market: Enjoy 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 Produce–Inspired 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 Charlotte: Four 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 Place: Leave 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 Arts: Pianist Victor Atkins performs the music of Horace Silver. 6 & 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Tickets.
Bechtler by Night in partnership with Bank of America: The 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 ImaginOn: Use 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 YMCA: Row, 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, July 16
Food and Drink
1st Birthday Celebration at Free Range Brewing: Celebrate 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 Street: Join 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 Center: Awareness 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 + Tequila: Roll 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.
Soccer: Charlotte Independence vs. New York Red Bulls II. Ramblewood Soccer Complex. 7 p.m. $5-$30. Tickets.
Sunday, July 17
Summer Splash Bash at Craft City Social Club: Featuring 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 Center: An 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 STAX: Led 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.
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