The Weekender: July 10 – 12

The Weekender: July 10 – 12
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Eat & Drink

Sycamore Brewing Beer Garden Concerts: Enjoy a beer (or wine!) and some live music outside at Sycamore. Bands playing each day Thursday through Sunday. Bands and times.

sycamore concert

HEX Coffee: Haven’t tried HEX’s coffee and waffles yet? You’re missing out. They’re popping up again this weekend at The Beer Growler in South End, so now’s your chance. Saturday, 7/11; 10am-1pm. 

Wooden Robot Brewery Grand Opening
Although Wooden Robot has been pouring beers to “insiders” for a week or so, they will officially be open this weekend and will be tapping four more beers to celebrate. Roots Farm food truck will be roasting oysters from 4-9pm. Saturday, 7/11; 2-10pm.

Fillmore Craft Sessions: This craft beer festival features 40 breweries, including seven from Charlotte. Saturday, 7/11; 5-9pm. $42 – tickets.



The Off-Road Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway: This off-road truck racing series bridges the gap between extreme sports and traditional racing with an edge not found in other forms of motorsports. $15-$40 – tickets. Children under 12 get in free. Friday, 7/10 and Saturday, 7/11. 


Barn Stock BYOB Music Fest: This music festival featuring two stages and a silent disco donates $50K to nonprofits. Line up includes Simplified, Shinobi Ninja, Kyle Biddy, Jason Wiggz, Shogun, Slam Duncan and Justin Cross. Saturday, 7/11 in Huntersville. Tickets

Mixology Lab with Bob Peters: Learn the secret to mixing punch from the master himself this Saturday at Earl’s Grocery. Saturday, 7/11; 2:30pm.

Dive-in Movie at Carowinds: Carowinds kicks off their family-friendly, summer series of dive-in movies this weekend with Despicable Me. Saturday, 7/11; 8:30pm. 

Joedance Film Festival reception: Meet the filmmakers and mingle with other film festival supporters at Dandelion Market when the Joedance Film Festival announces their 2015 selections. Sunday, 7/12; 4-6pm. 

Concert benefitting Joe Borruso: Neighborhood Theatre and MaxxMusic present a concert benefitting Charlotte artist Joe Borruso who was critically injured by a drunk driverSunday, 7/12; 6pm. $20-30 – tickets


Come through and show what an amazing town this is #Charlotte. Let’s fill the room for one of our own!


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Dixie’s Tupperware Party: Catch this Off-Broadway comedy this weekend at Booth Playhouse. Playing now through 7/19. $20 and up – tickets.

Dixies Tupperware

Concerts at PNC Pavillon: Two big names are coming to PNC Pavillon this weekend. Dave Matthews Band on Friday (Friday, 7/10 at 7pm – tickets) and Tim McGraw on Saturday (Saturday, 7/11 at 7pm – tickets).

Open Studio at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Meet the current Artists-in-Residence and learn more about their work and the creative process firsthand. Saturday, 7/11; 12-4pm. Free.

mccoll center open studio

Paula Poundstone at Knight Theatre: Paula is an Emmy Award-winning comedian, recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic, and was recognized as Comedy Central’s “100 greatest stand-ups” of all time. Saturday, 7/11; 8pm. $20 and up – tickets.

Improv Vikings comedy show: Check out this unscripted comedy show at Kickstand on Central for just $10. Saturday, 7/11; 8pmTickets.

improv vikings


Lacrosse: Charlotte Hounds vs. Florida Launch. Saturday, 7/11; 3:35pm. Tickets.

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