Agenda Weekender: 52 things to do including Margarita Wars, Freedom Park Jazz Series and A Night of Metallica

Agenda Weekender: 52 things to do including Margarita Wars, Freedom Park Jazz Series and A Night of Metallica
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 92. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 88. Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Sunday: 85. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.

Friday, June 23

Food & Drink

Free Beer Fridays at Sycamore Brewing: WeWork is kicking off their first “Free Beer Fridays” event of the summer; stop by early to get your first beer on them. Free. Details.


High Design Pop Up at Mecklenburg Furniture Building: A 3-day sale event with high-end and brand new home decor. Fri-Sun. Free. Details.

Girl Tribe Celebrates National Pink Day Shopping Party at Pink Social: Expect announcements, mimosas, treats and 30% off the entire shop. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun at CLT Find: Crowned Sparrow will lead a craft night full of crafts, discounted shopping, “mom drink” specials and fudge sampling. 5-8 p.m. $24+. Details.

Dive In Movie at Craft City Social Club: Sip, swim and enjoy the free movie. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

A Night of Metallica at Sugar Creek Brewing at Sugar Creek Brewing: Caleb Davis and friends will cover the classic ’80s thrash album “Master of Puppets.” 8-11 p.m. $10-$15. Details.

Summer Kickoff Party at Blackfinn Ameripub: Expect live music, giveaways, drink specials and a summer beach theme. 8-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Sounds on the Square at Spirit Square: Watch and listen to some young, local jazz entertainers. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Of Good Nature with Roots of a Rebellion at Visulite Theatre: Single release party. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $12. Details.

Open Mic Night at McGlohon Theater: Blumenthal Performing Arts invites you to watch the open mic night with instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers and magicians. 7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

The Taming of the Shrew at The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Fri-Sat: 7:30 p.m. $8+. Details.

Silent Disco at Rooftop 210: Live music is broadcast and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Details.


Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at Bojangles’ Coliseum: An education show that develops social skills while providing quality family entertainment. 6:30 p.m. $26. Details.

Saturday, June 24

Food & Drink

Grand Opening Celebration at City Barbeque (University City): Expect free samples of meat as well as entertainment and celebrity appearances. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Pig Pickin’ at Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park: Expect BBQ, cole slaw, corn bread, rosé tastings, and samples from Blue Blaze, Lenny Boy and Bold Rock Cidery. 12 p.m. $10. Details.

4th Annual Margarita Wars at Rooftop 210: Charlotte’s finest bartender’s battle it out to concoct the best margarita in the city and you get to be the judge. 2-7 p.m. $24. Details.

The Great American Bar Crawl at EpiCentre: Put on your most patriotic outfit and head to the participating locations for drink specials. 3-9 p.m. $15-$25. Details.


Splash Bash at Craft City Social Club: Expect a DJ, games, drinks and food for purchase. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Watch and Scotch at Windsor Jewelers: Discover the most innovative styles in luxury Swiss timepieces from Baselworld 2017, including Bell&Ross, NOMOS Glashutte, TAG Heuer, Tudor and other brands. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Beach Bash at Vida Vida: Expect drink specials, games, giveaways (including a Myrtle Beach vacation) and a DJ. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

The Last Party at Label: International night with five DJs. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $10+. Details.

Learn Things

Pomodoro Cooking Class at Luca Modern Italian Kitchen: Join Chef Luca and his special guest to prepare (and eat) tomatoes like never before. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 (includes course, tastings, tax and gratuity). Details.

Adult Self Defense Workshop at Black Belt USA: Expect a fun, interactive and informative class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Chocolate Tempering Workshop at The Secret Chocolatier: Dip fruits, fill molds, make bon bon shells and temper chocolate by hand. 2-4 p.m. $60. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Summer Jam Session at Tin Roof Charlotte, Mortimers Pub and Howl at the Moon: Expect live music, free swag, raffle prizes and great specials on NoDa brews and Absolut. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Summer Jazz Series at Freedom Park: Free live music, food trucks and craft beer. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at The Fillmore Charlotte: 8-9:30 p.m. $27. Details.

Back to the Future at Midwood Park: Enjoy a movie on the big screen under the stars. 8:15-10 p.m. Free. Details.


Carnivorous Plant Carnival and Sale at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: Expect games, crafts and up-close encounters with plants that bite back; meant for ages 5-11. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. Details.


Strides for Shelter 5k at McAlpine Creek Greenway Park: Expect a 5K, one-mile fun run and after party benefiting A Child’s Place. 8:30 a.m. $30. Details.

Legion Community Workout Party at Legion Brewing: Join Camp Gladiator for a total body outdoor bootcamp followed by a brew. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

The Hiker’s Challenge at Blue Blaze Brewing: Put your outdoors skills to the test with this 4-stage, single elimination competition judged on speed and accuracy; spectators welcome. 2-6 p.m. $15. Details.

Fly2Y2 at Flywheel Sports: Expect a 30 minute cycle class, 1 mile run to the Y2 yoga studio, and a restorative yoga class; enjoy raffles, live music, beer and food after. 3:45-8 p.m. $45. Details.


Lacrosse at American Legion Memorial Stadium: Charlotte Hounds vs. Florida Launch. 7:30 p.m. $9+. Details.

Sunday, June 25

Food & Drink

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Dinner at The Cellar at Duckworth’s: Chef Fred has created a 6 course meal that pairs perfectly with 6 brews. 1-4 p.m. $60. Details.

Pepperbox Doughnuts Pop Up at Palmer Street: 2-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Margaritas for Mutts at Vida Cantina: Drink margaritas with your pup to support the Humane Society of Charlotte. 2-4 p.m. Free/donation tickets available. Details.


Hip Hop Caucus Social Sunday at 7th District Restaurant: An interactive experience that will teach you about local politics and community issues over brunch and mimosas. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Puppies and Pints at Olde Mecklenburg Brewing: If you’re looking to add a four-legged friend to your family, head to OMB to meet Carolina Big Hearts and Big Barks’ adoptable pups. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.

2017 Hoopapalooza at The Omar Carter Foundation: Expect games, bounce houses, food and other entertainment; sign ups for the free throw, 3 point and Hot Shot contests begin at 1:30 p.m. 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Dads, Bags and Brews at NoDa Brewing Company: A pint-filled brewery hangout for dads. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Cigars, Cocktails & Convos at Cigars Etc 2: Bar and Lounge: Get cigar education, free cigars and more. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

First Annual Birthday Bash at Moo and Brew: Enjoy 4 different live music performances. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. $5. Details.

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Expect live music. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Plaza Midwood Art Ride at Midwood Park: A group bike ride with stops at each of the 11 Inside Out Charlotte art installations; free bikes available to borrow. 1-2:15 p.m. Free. Details.

Dierks Bentley What The Hell World Tour at PNC Music Pavillion: 7 p.m. $44.86. Details.

Summer Pops: Best of Broadway at SouthPark Mall:  Hear selections from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Grease!, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. 8:15 p.m. $12+. Details.


A Day at the Beach at Mint Museum Uptown: Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, STEAM studio and family yoga sessions. 1-4 p.m. $6. Details.

Turtle Talk and Walk at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Meet three types of turtles and hike to Slider Pond for turtle watching. 1:30-2:30 Free. Details.

Summer Kick-Off Party at StrikeCity: Enjoy adult and kid friendly popsicles from King of Pops, face painting and sand art. 3-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Move with Us at Free People: A free, in-store yoga class followed by private shopping with 10% off and free refreshments. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

We’re excited for…

50 Shades of Rosé at Evoke: A 5-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Oscar La Fuente and Chef de Cuisine Rodrigo Velazco paired with an assorted sampling of signature Rosés. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $78. June 29.

Instabeerupclt at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Hang out and network at the same time with #Instabeerupclt and WeWork; expect free pours of the custom beer. 6-10 p.m. Free. June 29.

Hungry Hungry Humans at Aerial CLT: Build a team of four and turn into hungry hippos to win the game. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. June 30.

See all the upcoming events here.

Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.

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