Friday: 76. Thunderstorms. 90% chance of rain.
Saturday: 82. PM showers. 30% chance of rain.
Sunday: 84. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Monday: 89. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Friday, September 2
DaDa Soiree: An Absurd Art Show at C3 Labs: In the spirit of Dada and the Avant-Garde, artists April Marten and Amanda Medina have partnered to celebrate an absurd night of art. 8-10 p.m. Details.
Gallery Crawl at Atherton Mill: Ease your way through a series of collections of fine art in South End along with music, craft beers and menu items from vendors at Food Truck Friday. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.
Tribute to Frank Rosolino Ft. Trombonist Rick Simerly at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Mid-century art meets mid-century jazz music. 6 & 8:15 p.m. $14. Tickets.
Yoga at Luna’s Living Kitchen with NC Yoga Bar: Welcome the weekend on a beautiful patio and rejuvenate after class with free samples of refreshing juices. 7 a.m. $10. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. The Norfolk Tides. 7:05 p.m. $8-$25. Tickets.
MXGP of the Americas at Charlotte Motor Speedway: The event is part of the premier global motocross championship, and is the East Coast’s only MXGP stop. Noon-10:30 p.m. $35-$75. Details.
Saturday, September 3
Food and Drink
Pints & Paws at Blue Blaze Brewing: A fundraiser for the Dog Knowledge Service Foundation as well as a donation drive for the Humane Society of Mecklenburg County. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.
The Great NC BBQ Map – Signing and Samples at Levine Museum of the New South: Discuss and sign the newly released 2nd edition of Great NC BBQ Map, Great NC Beer Map and Charlotte Adventure Map; BBQ and coleslaw samples will be provided by The Improper Pig. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.
The Dry Tri at USNWC: Competitors will begin the race with a 1.25 mile SUP paddle around Sadler Island on the Catawba River, followed by an 8 mile bike and 5 mile run through the USNWC’s trail system. 8 a.m. $30-$40. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. The Norfolk Tides. 6:05 p.m. $8-$25. Tickets.
Sunday, September 4
Food and Drink
Labor Day Luau at Howl at the Moon: Wear a Hawaiin shirt for free admission and drink specials. 7 p.m. Free. Details.
Margarita Class at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge: Explore various tequila styles with fresh ingredients; reservations are recommended at 704.248.4100. 4 p.m. $25. Details.
Labor Day Celebration And Trail Race at USNWC: A 5k and 15k trail race will kick off the festivities first thing in the morning, followed by a day filled with outdoor adventure and live music; stick around for fireworks. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.
Front Porch Sunday at Shook Kelley Building: Nearly 40 artists, entrepreneurs and makers from across the Charlotte region with art, crafts and other specialty items. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.
Growler Gallop 5K at OMB: Olde Mecklenburg will provide the beer and atmosphere and Trivium Racing will set up a 5k course and the band. 3-7 p.m. $37. Details.
Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. The Gwinnett Braves. 7:05 p.m. $8-$25. Tickets.
Sunday, September 5 | Happy Labor Day!
Food and Drink
3rd Annual Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship at Levine Jewish Community Center: Expect live music and entertainment, a kid zone, watermelon and pickle eating contests, mechanical bull riding and good food. 11-3 p.m. Free. Details.
Labor Day Parade at the Hal Marshall Center: The parade features labor union floats, vehicles, marchers, political candidates, stepping groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens and community groups. 11 a.m. Free. Details.
Labor Day Splash Bash at Craft City Social Club: $4 Draft Beer Special and $6 Cocktail Special. Noon. $10-$25. Details.
Yard Art Day throughout Charlotte: The Yard Art Day art project invites everyone to celebrate their creative spirit by displaying or performing their own works of art for 24 hours in their front yards or balconies for the public. Free. Details.
Wish you had known about some of these events before now? Plan ahead for next weekend here.
Cover photo via Yard Art Day.