Agenda Weekender: 62 things to do including Unknown’s By the Boardwalk, QC Summerfest and 24 Hours of Booty

Agenda Weekender: 62 things to do including Unknown’s By the Boardwalk, QC Summerfest and 24 Hours of Booty
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 87. PM thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.
Saturday: 87. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 85Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Friday, July 28

Food & Drink

CLT Burger Week throughout Charlotte: Take a bite out of Charlotte’s burger scene for just $5 a burger, then help find the best burger in town by voting for one of their 40+ participating restaurants. $5. Fri-Sun. Details.

Roaring Riot Rye Pale Ale Release Party at NoDa Brewing Company: Join The Roaring Riot and TIN Kitchen to get pumped for the upcoming Panthers season with this rye brew release. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

By the Boardwalk at The Unknown Brewing Company: The brewery will have mini golf, airbrush t-shirts, water slides and other beach-y items. 3-10 p.m. Free. Details.

3rd Annual Queen City Summer Fest at Rooftop 210: Expect live music, carnival-style food, summer games, giveaways and more. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.


TTB KidZ Children’s Consignment Sale at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Charlotte’s largest, most organized children’s consignment sale. Fri-Sun. Free. Details.

Burgers, Brats and Bach at Holy Comforter: Beer from Legion Brewing will be prepared with burgers and live performances of J.S. Bach’s work. 6:30-9 p.m. $10+. Details.

Drunken Spelling Bee at Flight: Test your intelligence and your love for beer while donating to a great cause. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Live Music at Quail Corners Shopping Center: Expect kids activities, giveaways and food specials. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Live on the Green at First Ward Park: Food trucks and craft beer will be for sale while Love Canon and Underhill Rose take the stage. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Of Women By Women Lecture at The Light Factory: The founder of the Do Good Fund will talk about the history and mission of the fund and specific images from the “Of Women By Women” exhibition. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Uprooted: 1stGens Listening Party at Hygge Coworking West: Expect a night of international food, music and a panel discussion about diversity within the Charlotte community. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

QC Summerfest at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Beat the heat with three days of the biggest names in jazz and contemporary R&B in Uptown. Fri-Sun. 7 p.m. $40+. Details.

Music Tasting at Tip Top Daily Market: This event will curate all types of music for a unique listening experience with Sound Blanket Music Club. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Sounds on the Square at Spirit Square: The Vinyl Sirens and Persona Bell will be performing their indie pop/rock music. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Bloom V: Revolution at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Bloom unites many performers in one show, featuring dancers, flow artists, aerialists, circus performers and fire dancers. Fri: 7:30 p.m., Sat: 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. $20. Details.

Ladies Show at Charlotte Comedy Theater: See Charlotte’s first and only all female ensemble. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band with LOZ at Visulite Theatre: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $12-$16. Details.

80’s Underground Dance Party at Petra’s: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.


24 Hours of Booty at Queens University: Join 1,200+ riders and 200 walkers to raise funds for Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Keep Pounding Foundation and Queen’s University. Fri-Sat: 7 p.m.-7 p.m. $30+. Details.


Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders with fireworks after the game. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Saturday, July 29

Food & Drink

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Northlake Mall: The truck will be serving up super cute treats while supplies last. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Details.

100th Brew Celebration at Blue Blaze Brewing: Help celebrate their 100th brew of the year with a new beer release, live music and a food truck. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Smart Cookie Pop Up Shop at Three Spirits Brewery: The bakery’s first pop-up will feature flavors like an oatmeal cookie sandwich with chocolate oatmeal stout buttercream. 4-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Wet Hot Ameri-Finn Summer at Blackfinn Ameripub: Cool down at this adult summer camp with shaved ice, camp activities and party favors. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Details.


1 Year Anniversary at Charlotte Running Company: The Northlake location is turning 1 and they’ll have sales, raffles and refreshments all day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.

A Day at the Lake in Belmont: Explore McLean on Lake Wylie, one of Charlotte’s nearest and most picturesque lake communities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Block Party at The Carole Hoefener Center: Help spread Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness at this family-centered event with bouncy houses, games, face painting, music, contests and food trucks. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$25. Details.

Pet Adoption Event at PetSmart – Perimeter Parkway: Hosted by the Greater Charlotte SPCA. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Unity at Romare Bearden Park: Help with homeless care bag distribution. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Homegrown Tomato Festival at Midwood Country Club: Enjoy special recipes, cocktails, live music and contests to benefit 100 Gardens. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party at 2nd and Charles: Expect cosplay, magical crafts, activities and giveaways. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Grab a beer and shop local. 2-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen’s Collective Ep 5: Ceasar’s Solar Return at Bennu Gardens: An evening of live music, food, art and community with the Master Gardener. 4-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Many Faces of Chocolate at The Secret Chocolatier: To celebrate almost 6 years of business, they’re turning the shop into a chocolate art gallery featuring 20 handmade chocolate sculptures; expect refreshments and chocolate sculpting demos. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Boulder Bash at Inner Peaks South End: They’ll have a rock climbing competition followed by an after party with live music, beer and food on the grill. 6:30-10 p.m. $35. Details.

Wine and All that Jazz at Evoke: Enjoy all the flavors from the wine menu and more while you listen to jazz. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Adult Game Night at Morehead Tavern: Play a selection of games to benefit RAIN Charlotte, an AIDS awareness organization. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Details.

Charlotte’s All White Affair at The Ritz-Carlton: Expect DJ Skillz, bar stations, VIP area, party favors and hors d’oeuvres. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30+. Details.

Learn Things

Italy: North to South at Corkbuzz: This intro class will cover the different styles, grapes and techniques in Italian winemaking with six different wines. 1-2:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Piedmont Ecology Hike at McDowell Nature Preserve: This 2-3 mile guided hike will introduce you to the area’s unique flora and fauna. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Old Row Summer Tour at Rooftop 210: See Baauer, Elephante, CADE and Carter Cruise; 18+. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Details.

Live Music at Freedom Park: See Amos Hoffman Quartet opening for Alicia Olutuja; expect food trucks and BYO chair/blanket. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

A Hero’s Ball Gala at Mint Museum Randolph: Dance, dine and donate to help support veterans and their families. 6-11 p.m. $60. Details.

Sam Hunt at PNC Music Pavillion: 8 p.m. $51+. Details.

World Reggae Night at Flight: JAHlistic and EZ Muzic will be performing. 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Love is in the Air presented by Queen City Ballroom at Booth Playhouse: See Queen City Ballroom students and pros dance through the most famous love songs. 8 p.m. $20. Details.

The Reggae Lounge at Mooneys Lounge: Enjoy reggae, soca, dancehall, calyypso and afro beat. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Free before 11 p.m. Details.


13th Annual “Back to School” Children’s Health Fair at Camino Community Center: Expect free backpacks and school supplies, school physicals and immunization, and information about nutrition, mental health and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details.


Bump, Set, Spike Volleyball Tournament at Freedom Park: Watch as 10 teams go head to head in this double elimination tournament; expect on-site food and a family-friendly atmosphere. 12-6 p.m. Free. Details.


Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Game Fan Reunion at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: This will be the biggest El Clasico reunion in Charlotte. 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. 7:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

Sunday, July 30

Food & Drink

Sunrise Sunday Brunch at Blackfinn Ameripub: Celebrate the Brunch Bill and enjoy $2 mimosas and $5 mini Mary’s with a special brunch menu. 10 a.m. $2+. Details.

First Ever Sunday Boozy Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: Celebrate the new law and enjoy craft beers, mimosas and beer-pops; menu by Tin Kitchen. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

National Cheesecake Day at Jazzy Cheesecakes: They’ll have BOGO deals, door prizes and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.


Pups N Pints at Sycamore Brewing: Ticket sales benefit the Charlotte Humane Society and include one craft beer, a doggie goodie bag and professional photos with your dog. 1-5 p.m. $15. Details.

Hot Stuff Pop-Up Market at Petra’s: Explore what your local artisans and crafters have to offer; The Masa Casa, King of Pops Charlotte and Lady Go-Go’s will be on site, too. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

704 Shop: So Good at Vine Nightclub: An all throwback music set will be paired with food and a pop-up clothing shop. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Texas Hold’em Tournament at Maggiano’s Little Italy: Benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation. 4:15-9:30 p.m. Details.

Cracking Up For Adoption at The Comedy Zone: See comedians Marty Simpson and Chris Ruppe to raise money for the Metrolina Adoption Fund. 6-8 p.m. $10. Details.


Baseball at BB&T Ballpark: Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. 5:05 p.m. $8+. Details.

We’re excited for…

Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium: Snag your ticket to see performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew; practice beginning at 7:30 p.m.; then a huge fireworks and laser show. 6 p.m. $5. August 4.

Expecto Hangover Bar Crawl throughout Uptown: This event combines Harry Potter and booze for a magical night; ticket includes themed drink specials, free entry into bars, souvenirs and more. 3-9 p.m. $22. August 5.

Charlotte Popsicle Fest at Rooftop 210: Avoid a mid-summer meltdown and beat the heat by mixing your favorite drinks with popsicles. 3-7 p.m. $20. August 5.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via 24 Foundation.
Alivia McAtee contributed to this story.

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