Agenda Weekender: 3rd Annual South End Shuffle, Painting with Bob Ross and the Peak-to-Peak Crowders Climb

Agenda Weekender: 3rd Annual South End Shuffle, Painting with Bob Ross and the Peak-to-Peak Crowders Climb
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 85. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 85. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 87. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.


Friday, September 16

Food and Drink

Pints & Paws Social with White Street Brewing at Plantation Park at Ballantyne: Come with or without a 4 legged friend to enjoy some craft beer and pizza with Pet Wants: The Urban Feed Store, The Waggle Company, KeenDog and RescuedMe. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

National Guacamole Day at Vida Cantina$1 from every small or large guacamole sold that day will be donated to the American Cancer Society and then matched by Vida. 11-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Cheese and Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: RCC and Orrman’s Cheese Shop are joining forces to bring another night of cheese and cider pairings. 7-9 p.m. $18. Details.

Girls on the Run of Charlotte 20th Birthday Celebration at Joe’s Doughs and King of Pops: Both have created an Official Girls on the Run Birthday treat; a percentage of sales will benefit the Charlotte Council. Details.


The Twists & Turns That Lead to Delight with Faye Fulton at The Secret ChocolatierAttendees will be entertained with stories by a professional storyteller while indulging in specialty dessert creations. 7-8 p.m. $17.50. Details.

Socks Suds & Service at Triple C Brewing Company: Beer, live music and free prizes while donating a pair of socks to a neighbor in need. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Adult Game Night at The Tavern – Charlotte: Hang in the lounge area with games like Taboo, Uno, Spades, Musical Chairs, Karaoke, Jenga and Twister. 7-12 a.m. Free, must RSVP. Details.

Swing Dance Series at Free Range Brewing: Dance and learn with Gottaswing Charlotte; food from The Masa Casa available. 7-11 p.m. $5. Details.

Louisiana Flood Victims Pet Supply Drive & Live Music at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: They will be donating 10% of bar sales then driving supplies down to the local Louisiana shelters on Monday. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick at PNC Music Pavilion6:30 p.m. $15-$500. Details.

44th Annual Dilworth Home Tour in Dilworth: The non-profit Dilworth Community Association stages Charlotte’s oldest home tour with proceeds benefiting DCA efforts. Fri: 6-9 p.m. & Sat: 10-5 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

Soul Junction: Historic West End Music Festival at Liston Hall Lawn at Johnson C Smith UniversityFestival goers will enjoy live music, great food and craft brews. Fri: 3-10 p.m. & Sat: 11-10 p.m. Free but register ticket. Details.

National Welcoming Week in CharlotteExpect more than 10 events throughout the Queen City for Charlotte’s Welcoming Week. Details.

Learn Things

Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life at Hilton Charlotte Center CityEnjoy lunch, speakers, door prizes, goodie bags and more. 11:30-1:30 p.m. $20. Details.


A sneak peek at the Mint’s 80th Anniversary Season at Mint Museum RandolfJoin the Friends of the Mint for a conversation with Jon Stuhlman, Senior Curator at the Mint to get a special preview of upcoming exhibitions. 10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Bechtler By Night: Painting with Bob Ross at Bechtler Museum of Modern ArtExpect gallery games and scavenger hunts, Bechtler BINGO, light bites from the Modern Café, and the featured cocktail, Happy Little Trees. 5-9 p.m. Free, presented by Bank of America. Details.


PBR: Built Ford Tough Series at Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte Professional Bull Riders Invitational presented by Cooper Tires. 8 p.m. $55-$115. Details.

NHRA Carolina Nationals at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayThe NHRA’s best drivers compete in the first race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship. 8 a.m.-12 a.m. $27-$64/day. Details.


Saturday, September 17

Food and Drink

Cocktails & Canines Yappy Hour at WP Kitchen + BarEnjoy drink specials as well as complimentary appetizers for you with homemade treats for your pooch. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Lowcountry on the Green 2016 at Olde Mecklenburg BreweryFeaturing delicious southern-style fare including seafood and other lowcountry cuisine, local craft brews, live bluegrass music, and a silent auction. 7-10 p.m. $100. Details.

Black and Blue Bar Crawl at Fitzgerald’s CharlotteEach participating bar will be giving away a set of tickets to the Panthers vs. 49ers game on Sunday during their specific time slot. 2-12 a.m. $10-$20. Details.

Sycamore Brunch at Sycamore BrewingBubble and Squeak, NY Bodega Breakfast Sandwich, Greek Meets West Omelette, Traditional Cypriot Breakfast, Scones and Clotted Cream and Iced Coffee and Tea. 9-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Brunch and Bash at Pint Central: Expect a new brunch menu being served only between these times. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at The Broken Spoke: Enjoy traditional Irish dancing performances, live music, and specials on food, Guinness and signature cocktails. 1-12 a.m. Free. Details.

3rd Annual Southeast Asian Street Food Festival at Midwood International & CLTTRL: Featuring food from different Southeast Asian countries and tribes, a silent auction, a raffle, youth performances, and a Pho-Eating contest. 12-6 p.m. Free. Details.

3rd Annual Premature Oktoberfest at Rooftop 210: Featuring live music, food, open bar and raffles. 7-11 p.m. $75. Details.

No Kid Hungry Dinner at Mimosa Grill: A multi-course dinner featuring an all female chef line-up to end childhood hunger now; expect a reception, dinner and live-auction. 6-9 p.m. $175. Details.


Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament at Freedom ParkJoin the Roby Family of Companies and Harris Teeter to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. 10-4 p.m. $60. Details.

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Charlotte at Blakeney Shopping CenterCelebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to help transform the lives of people with disabilities. 10-2 p.m. Free. Details.

CRC Backyard Movie Night at Charlotte Running ClubPack up a picnic dinner or some of your favorite munchies and join for an evening of running-themed movies under the stars. 6-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Girl Tribe Pop Up – Fall 2016 Pop Up Shop at Sugar Creek BrewingOne day shopping event featuring 50+ local women-owned businesses and a photobooth and lounge by Komen Charlotte; VIP hour from 11-12 p.m. with exclusive vendor discounts. 11-5 p.m. Free-$5. Details.

La Celebración del Espiritu at LaCa ProjectsCelebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, a community mural, face painting, authentic Latin American food vendors, studio artist and gallery tours. 11:30-3 p.m. Free. Details.

13th Annual Catawba RiverFest at Friends of Lake James State ParkHelp to celebrate, learn about, and show your appreciation for the Catawba River; expect food, music, crafts, educational exhibits, canoe, kayak, and paddle board demos. 11-4 p.m. Free. Details.

The 22nd Festival of India at Belk Theater: Showcasing the diversity of Indian dance, food, art, music and Bollywood entertainment; expect yoga demos, henna tattoos, and dance performance in the street to live music. Sat & Sun: 12-6 p.m. $6-$7. Details.

Learn Things

Queen City Entrepreneur Expo at Advent Coworking: The expo will offer podcasting classes (learn equipment, recording, editing, distribution), business workshops and business exhibitions. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.


The First Annual Bungalow Social at Tabor: SOCO Gallery, a contemporary art space and bookshop, and Tabor present the inaugural Bungalow Social. Expect designer appearances, a lecture by Art Advisor Maria Brito, special performances, coffee, craft beer and BBQ. 10-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Chickspeare: Shakespeare in the PARK(ing) Lot at NoDa Brewing Company-North End: The Chicks present ‘Comedy of Errors’, one of the Bard’s most farcical comedies; bring your lawn chairs. Sat & Sun: 2 p.m. Free. Details.


Backcountry Days & Ice Cream Social 2016 at Charlotte Museum of History: Families can enjoy an old-fashioned summer afternoon of storytelling, open jam sessions, singing and ice cream. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Mud Run 2016 at USNWCThere is no fee for spectators and there will be fun activities for young children. 9-12 p.m. $35-$45. Details.

Theatre in the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Children’s Theatre Resident Touring Company will provide a live performance of Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs geared towards children ages 4-11. 11-3 p.m. Free. Details.


3rd Annual South End Shuffle 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run around the Rail TrailThere will be an after-party at Wooden Robot with live music and complimentary beverages. 5 p.m. $25-$35. Details.

Hit The Brixx 10K / 5K Run-Walk at Brixx Pizza – Uptown Charlotte: Benefitting Kids Path, the pediatric program of Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region; finishers of the race will enjoy Brixx pizza and beer at the finish line. 7:45 a.m. $5-$35. Details.

Core Revolution’s 1st Birthday Bash at Core Revolution: Celebrate one year with food, friends, fitness and free classes all morning. 8-12 p.m. Free. Details.

West End Spin at Seversville Park: The route will be 5 miles and include tours of the campus of JCSU, Frazier Park, Wesley Heights greenway and end at Seversville Park. 9-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Peak-to-Peak Crowders Climb at Crowders Mountain State Park: A one-of-a-kind 11-mile hiking challenge. 8 a.m. $25-$45. Details.


Soccer at Ramblewood Soccer ComplexCharlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos. 7 p.m. $5-$30. Details.

Charlotte Roller Derby Double Header at Grady Cole CenterTailgating starts at 3:30 p.m.; food/ beverages provided and fans can BYOB (no glass allowed). 5-9 p.m. $12-$16. Details.

B.T.E.P & Novant present the Uptown 3on3 Celebrity Tournament at Mint St. & Johnson C Smith UniversityWinners from Saturday’s games will compete for the Championship, and the last team standing will play against celebrities and professional athletes. Sat: 10-8 p.m. & Sun: 6-9 p.m. $10-$25. Details.


Sunday, September 18


Cars and Cappuccinos at Caribou Coffee (7804 Fairview Rd.): An opportunity for owners and admirers of European sports cars to bring out their cars and meet up with other enthusiasts. 9-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Portraits In The Park at Independence Park: Get some pictures taken by a local professional photographer. 10-5 p.m. $20. Details.


First regular season Panthers home game at Bank of America StadiumPanthers vs. San Francisco 49ers. 1 p.m. $50-$310. Details.

Rocktoberfest at Charlotte Curling Association: Ticket includes two hours of instruction and curling, followed by free German-themed snacks and drinks for purchase at their full bar. 2-4 p.m. $36.05. Details.

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

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