Don’t let the mid-July heat keep you cooped up inside this weekend. From a taste of France at Bonterra’s Bastille Day celebration to an island luau, here’s your guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte.
The King and I
Belk Theater | Through July 16
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I returns to the Belk Theater welcoming raving reviews. The classic tale set in 1860’s Bangkok features familiar tunes including “Getting to Know You” and “Something Wonderful” that tell a story of unconventional love. Performances go through this Sunday.
Taste of the Mint | Gendered
Mint Museum Uptown | 4:15 p.m.
Tate of the Mint joins forces with the Young Affiliates of the Mint to bring an evening of culinary and artistic masterpieces. Taste and sip small plates and wine from Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth before touring the pop-up art show GENDERED: An Inclusive Art Show. $40 per person.
Summer Concert Series: West Bolz & the One Trick Ponies
Comporium Amphitheater | 6:30 p.m.
Bring a picnic or plan a fun dinner al fresco with an evening at the Anne Close Springs Greenway Summer Concert series. West Bolz and the One Trick Ponies will take the stage, while you can grab beverages and good eats from vendors on-site. $5 for non-members, free for members. Event parking is $5 per car.
Rosé Wine Dinner
WP Kitchen + Bar | 7 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite summer wine takes center stage as executive chef Stephen Schmitt presents a seasonal menu featuring rosé. Preview the menu here. $50 per person. Call (704) 295-0101 to reserve.
Foxy Mixology Craft Cocktail Dinner
Leroy Fox | 7 p.m.
Dine on a specialty menu prepared by the Leroy Fox chefs complete with aired cocktails missed up by the head mixologist behind the bar. $35 per person. A peek at the menu:
First Course:Crab Cakes topped with a mustard aioli
Cocktail: Spring Fever made with Boodles Gin
Second Course: Confit Chicken Breast over a bead of dirty rice with a Blueberry & Jalapeno BBQ Sauce
Cocktail: For Whom the Berry Tolls made with El Jimador Reposado Tequila
Third Course:Bourbon Bread Pudding A La Mode
Cocktail: Foxy Brown made with Old Forester Bourbon
Bastille Day Celebration
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room
July 14 | 6:30 p.m.
Three respected chefs join forces for this special Bastille Day celebration at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room. Chef Charles Semail of Chef Charles Catering, Chef Sylvain Rivet of Renaissance Patisserie & Chef Blake Hartwick of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room have crafted a five-course dinner complete with wine pairings.
Bastille Day Dinner
Aix en Provence
Call to see if you can still snag one of the last available reserves at this favorite french restaurant on Friday. 704-332-1866. The only times open on opentable are early, but maybe you’ll run into us there!
Live on the Green in First Ward
First Ward Park | 7 p.m.
Live on the Green is back this Friday with performances from Scythian and Brushfire Stankgrass. Kick off your weekend with live music, food trucks and craft beer. free admission.
All About Rosé
July 15 | 1 p.m.
Just as the temperature creeps up, cool down with a hands-on class all about rosé wines. Explore how the wine is made, staff favorites and suggested pairings just in time for your next barbecue. $55 per person.
Rumours: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The Fillmore Charlotte | 8 p.m.
Travel back in time as your favorite Fleetwood Mac songs come to life when Rumors takes the stage this Friday at The Fillmore. $13.22 per ticket.
Grand Opening Celebration
Wu’s Cajun Sea Food | 4 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to dine at the newly opened Wu’s Cajun Sea Food in South End. The official grand opening celebration features live music by Early Ray, an oyster shucking contest and door prizes (including gift cards!).
Dog Days of Summer Fest
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 12 p.m.
The inaugural Dog Days of Summer Fest is coming to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew with local vendors, a doggie pageant, prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue.
Bash At The Bot- 2 Year Anniversary Party
Wooden Robot Brewery | All day
Help Wooden Robot toast to two great years with beer releases, fan favorites, live music and an exclusive menu from the Twisted Eats culinary team. $10 per person, includes a limited addition glass. Beer tickets will be $5 for a 12 oz. pour and may also be used towards food items.
Jazz in July
Blue Blaze Brewing | 2 p.m.
Grab a pint and welcome the good vibes at Blue Braze Brewing’s Jazz in July. The day-long event features live music on the patio from Brass Connection, Cajun-inspired food truck Jazzy Mike’s, Pollo’s Italian Ice and an artistan pop-up market.
Carolina BBQ Battle Royale
BB&T Ballpark | 7:05 p.m.
The home team is adopting a new name and brand to celebrate one of the Carolinas’ most beloved food groups. See the Knights, playing as the Charlotte Pitmasters for this game only, take the field in new uniforms and Pitmasters gear. Fans will enjoy a special ballpark menu that includes a BBQ sandwich sampler plate, one of which will become a BB&T Ballpark staple based on fan’s votes.
Yoga & A Boozy Brunch
Sycamore Brewing | 9 a.m.
Ease into the weekend with a 60-minute all-level yoga class taught by NC Yoga Bar’s Brittany Carleton. Stick around for brunch from five local food trucks, mimosas and beer-mosas, pop-up shops and live music by ‘Red Leg Huskey’ beginning at 10 a.m.
2 Year Anniversary
Free Range Brewing | All day
Help Free Range Brewing celebrate their two-year anniversary with new beer releases rare featured brews and old favorites. $10 drinking admission includes a custom anniversary glass and two drink tickets. Additional tickets available for $2 each, one ticket per half pour.
Sugar Creek Island Luau
Sugar Creek Brewing | All day
You don’t have to leave the QC to put your toes in the sand thanks to this weekend’ Island Luau at Sugar Creek Brewing. Don your best Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts to drink a cold brew from their expanded patio and outdoor bar. In addition to the sandy oasis, guests will indulge in a pineapple pig roast, treats from King of Pops, a lei-making class and more.
Power 30 + Women’s Workshop
FlyWheel Charlotte | 2 p.m.
Are you thinking about pregnancy, currently pregnant, have had a baby or want to know more about the body? Don’t miss Flywheel Sport’s Power 30+Workshop program, “What About My Pelvis?”
You will enjoy a powerful 30-minute FlyBarre class and Q&A with Charlotte’s top OBGYN Dr. Jennie Hauschka, partnered with FlyBarre instructor and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kerry McLaughlin. To learn more and RSVP, email [email protected]
* Please note to be eligible to book into this class you must have a FlyBarre membership or FlyBarre credits in your account. The Power 30 + Workshop will be the same price as a normal class.
Ohm in the Outfield
BB&T Ballpark | 8 a.m.
Find warrior pose and discover a whole new viewpoint with this hour-long yoga practice led in the outfield of BB&T Ballpark. $20 per person.
Joedance Film Festival Film Selections Reception
Dandelion Market | 4-6 p.m.
Celebrate the feature and short films selected for the 2017 Joedance Film Festival at a free reception at Dandelion Market this Sunday. The Joedance Film Festival will be held August 4-5, 2017, 8-11 p.m., in Fourth Ward’s 10th Street Townhomes Courtyard. The festival, honoring the late Joe Restaino, raises awareness and funds for rare pediatric cancer research through the Levine Children’s Hospital.
Gin + Watermelon
July 17 | 6:30 p.m.
Chef Sam Stachon from Highland Avenue Restaurant in Hickory joins The Asbury team in celebrating two summer favorites: gin and watermelon. Enjoy a five-course meal plus gin and watermelon cocktails. $65 per person.
Corks & Canvas
7th Street Market
July 17 | 6 p.m.
CLT Find is teaming up with Art House Charlotte for a pop-up gallery inside 7th Street Market. Corks & Canvas features wine specials from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, gourmet bites from Zia Pia Imports + Italian Kitchen, and art for sale.
Raid the Wine Cellar with Laura Maniec: France
July 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Corkbuzz owner and Master Sommelier Laura Maniec leads an exploration of her favorite French wines with snack pairings from the Chef’s menu. Taste and learn why each bottle holds a special place in Corkbuzz’s cellar.