Agenda Weekender: 90s Night, Festival X and the LoSo Block Party

Agenda Weekender: 90s Night, Festival X and the LoSo Block Party
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 90. PM thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
Saturday: 92. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 92Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.


Friday, August 12

Food and Drink

90’s Night at Roxbury: All of your old school favorites will be playing at this party with 80’s & 90’s memories all over. 9:30-11 p.m. $5 (mention SocialFlockers). Details.

Brazilian Night: a fundraiser for babies affected by Microcephaly at Chima Brazilian Steak HouseLive Samba performance, live music and bite-sized appetizers provided for the first hour. 7-10:30 p.m. $15-$20. Details.


Pokemon Go Bar Crawl at Rooftop 210Check in at Rooftop210 to collect your pass to get into each venue. 7-2 a.m. $10-$20. Details.

Maker’s Mark Dinner & Release of The Ballantyne’s Custom Bourbon Barrel at The Ballantyne Hotel & LodgeReservations are required at 704-248-4100 or 6:30 p.m. $85++. Details.


Sing-Along Dive-In Movie – Hairspray at Craft City Social Club: Free popcorn and $10 Barrel-Aged Flights. 9-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Movies Under the Stars – Zootopia at Symphony Park: Live music and activities for the family; bring blankets and lawn chairs. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds at Bubble Charlottethe ultimate ladies night; giveaways with Christian Louboutin shoes, Michael Kors purses, dinners and Hotel stays. 9 p.m. Free. Details.

CADE: Carolina Aerial & Dance Exchange at Caroline Calouche & Co.Carolina Aerial and Dance Exchange is a one of a kind conference that brings together dance, aerial and circus arts. Fri-Sun. $150-$300. Details.

Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jams featuring The Snyder Family Band at the Great Aunt Stella CenterThe Snyder Family features 16yo Samantha on fiddle and 19yo Zeb on guitar, with dad, Bud, on upright bass; refreshments, singing and jams follow concert. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Future of Design: How Tech is Transforming Designing the Built Environment at Skookum: Discuss building information modeling, and the use of virtual and augmented reality to develop and idea in to tangible space. Noon. Free. Details.


Filmmaking Weekend at The Light FactoryFilmmakers will draw a genre of film and get assigned a character’s name, prop and line of dialogue, then writers, directors, crew and actors have 48 hours to work together in creating a short film. Fri-Sun. Details.


NexGen Design Lab: Francis Bitonti at Mint MuseumParticipants will create their own work of art using computer software and 3D printing technology. 1-4 p.m. Free for teens. Details.


Saturday, August 13

Food and Drink

Dogfish Days of Summer – Randall Jr. Infusion Buffet Bar at Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumFeaturing specialty tappings from Dogfish Head and a Randall Jr. Infusion Bar to create your own flavors. 11 p.m. Details.

Boozy Donuts at Joe’s DoughsOn the menu: White Russian Donut, Bourbon Caramel Marshmallow Donut, Elderflower Liquor Blood Orange and Gin Donut. 11-3 p.m. Details.

Animal Kneads Day Kick-Off Party at Birdsong Brewing Co.Meet some dogs, sample some Great Harvest Bread made with Birdsong Brew and make a $10 donation and take home a loaf of bread. 12-5 p.m. Details.


LoSo Block Party in Lower SouthendLoSo breweries and businesses are setting up a huge stage for an entire day full of great live music, great food and great drinks; benefiting the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Pints for Prostates. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Festival X at USNWCCelebrate 10 years in true USNWC form with live music, craft beer and outdoor adventure. 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Squirt Day Party with Project Pat at Snug HarborLive Performances. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

6th Annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Duke Energy Center: Bounce houses, cotton candy and popcorn as well as an antique fire truck display to top off the event; local first responders will climb 110 floors in remembrance of those lost on 9/11/2001. 8:30-1 p.m. Details.

The Peculiar Bazaar at The Peculiar Rabbit: Live music, local artists, hand crafted jewelry and brunch. 11-4 p.m. Details.

1 Year Anniversary Party at Luxe Angel BoutiqueLive DJ 2-7 p.m., 20 % all day, giveaway for $200 from American Airlines. 10-7 p.m. Free. Details.

DCX World Tour MMXVI at PNC Music PavilionDixie Chicks, Vintage Trouble, Smooth Hound Smith7 p.m. $40-$235. Details

Rouge at Booth Playhouse at Blumethal Performing Arts Center: Enjoy a cabaret-style evening at the one-night-only show, presented by Caroline Calouche & Co. 8 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

Discovery Place Speed Cubing Competition at Discovery 3D Theatre: An official competition through the World Cubing Association. Noon. $25. Details.


Opening Reception Member Show at the McColl CenterPeople’s Choice Award winner gets $300. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Summer Science Session: The Sky is Not the Limit at Carolinas Aviation Museum: Students learn about careers in the aviation industry from the people who are doing them. 11-2 p.m. $25-$35. Details.


Festival X: SUP Yoga at USNWC: Take your yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards; no charge if you bring your own equipment. 9:30 a.m. Free. Details.

AvidXchange Music Factory 5K Rock ‘N Run at the Music Factory: Promoting community health awareness, develop awareness with area businesses, connect Charlotte-Mecklenburg to the “New North End”, and create a social and economic impact in the North End corridor. 6:45-9:30 a.m. $5-$30. Details.


Charlotte Roller Girls Game: Intra-league Throwback, 10th Anniversary Bout at the Grady Cole Center: Paying homage to the original home teams, the ‘Fraid Knots vs. the Block ’em Sock’em Rollers. 4:30 p.m. $7-$12. Details.

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash at Charlotte Motor SpeedwaySparks will fly as the metal-mashing machines return to The Dirt Track for one night. 6-9:45 p.m. $10-$25. Details.

Soccer at Ramblewood Soccer ComplexCharlotte Independence vs. Wilmington Hammerheads. 7 p.m. $14-$30. Tickets.


Sunday, August 14

Food and Drink

Beer & Wine with a Canine at The Vue Sky LoungeGuests will enjoy wine tastings and heavy hors d’ouevres. 5-8 p.m. $40. Details.

No Kid Hungry Brunch at RuRu’s Tacos10% of all food and beverage sold will be donated back to No Kid Hungry. 12-4 p.m.


Finders Keepers Market at NoDa Brewing Company: Handmade artisans, all in one place, with NoDa brews and TIN Kitchen. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

LGBTQ & Ally Equality Community Pool Party – The Final Installment at Le Méridien Charlotte: 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.


Untitled Performance Piece at C3 Lab: An interactive performance centered around the #novacancyclt art installation at C3 Labs. 7 p.m. Details.


Charlotte Back to School Lulapalooza at South Charlotte Banquet Center: Shop for your back to school look and enjoy giveaways, DJ and a cash bar. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.


Arsenal vs. Liverpool at Valhalla Pub & EateryValhalla Pub & Eatery will be the new Official Home of the Charlotte Reds. 11-1 p.m. Free. Details.

August 2016 HIP Party at Fox & Hound (Northlake, Charlotte, NC)Join us for beer pong, corn hole and ping pong competitions while we watch our our nations best athletes compete against other countries. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Opening Day 2016 – Pack The Pub – Arsenal v Liverpool at Ri Ra: Arsenal vs. Liverpool watch party. 11-1 p.m. Free. Details.

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

Cover photo via Gregory Hurst.

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