Friday: 90. PM thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
Saturday: 92. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 92. Mostly 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 House: Live 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 210: Check 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 & Lodge: Reservations are required at 704-248-4100 or gallery-restaurant.com. 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 Charlotte: the 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 Center: The 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.
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 Factory: Filmmakers 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 Museum: Participants 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 Emporium: Featuring 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 Doughs: On 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 Southend: LoSo 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 USNWC: Celebrate 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 Harbor: Live 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 Boutique: Live 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 Pavilion: Dixie Chicks, Vintage Trouble, Smooth Hound Smith. 7 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 Center: People’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 Speedway: Sparks 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 Complex: Charlotte 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 Lounge: Guests will enjoy wine tastings and heavy hors d’ouevres. 5-8 p.m. $40. Details.
No Kid Hungry Brunch at RuRu’s Tacos: 10% 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 & Eatery: Valhalla 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.