Where to go and what to do this weekend-6/27

Even though this #CLTHeatWave is no joke, this is still the first weekend of Summer and we think you should celebrate accordingly.  Here’s the round up for where to go and what to do this weekend and beyond:


Party in the Park (new date!)
Thursday, June 25
Mint Museum Randolph

pary in the park

Third time’s the charm for this outdoor lawn party. After two rain delays, Party in the Park is taking shape this Thursday. Join the Mint museum for a family fun day in the park benefiting the Mint Museum Annual Fund. Pack a picnic or enjoy one of the food truck vendors, feed your competitive side with outdoor games, listen to live summer tunes and enjoy a movie under the stars. A cash bar will be available, as well as the chance to stroll through the Mint Museum’s permanent collections. If you’re still not convinced, here are 10 reasons to add it to your calendar.



The Brass Tap Grand Opening
Saturday, June 27
Brass Tap- South End

brass tap opening

Help welcome the newest tap house to South End this weekend. The Brass Tap started pouring to the public earlier this week and is opening up their doors for a grand opening celebration on Saturday. Start the day off with brunch from 10AM-2PM, sample 50 beers on tap from 10 local breweries and enjoy live music at night.




Thursday, June 25
Unknown Brewing Co.


Connect IRL with Corri & Amy, the founders of the networking social #instabeerupclt as they celebrate one year of connecting Charlotteans over great ideas and local brews.


An Evening in Barcelona
Friday, June 26
Blue Restaurant & Bar


Celebrate the cusine, wine, music and culture of one of Spain’s most beloved cities with this three-course Chef’s collection menu from Blue Restaurant and Bar. Admission includes a reception of canapes and Spanish cava, dinner featuring traditional garlic shrimp, gazpacho, a Catalan mix of seafood and meat and candied orange and saffron gelao, as well as live music.



NC Brewers Celebration
Saturday, June 27
BB&T Ballpark

NC Brewers Celebration
In a city brimming with beer festivals and events, the NC Brewers Celebration sticks out. Get an insider’s view at the industry surrounding the craft straight from the farmers and growers. Learn about the growth of craft beer in North Carolina while sampling the finest selections inside BB&T Ballpark. Buy your tickets online here.




CLTure Music Festival 
Saturday, June 27
The Chop Shop NoDa


Join some of the best regional indie bands and artists for the CLTure Music Festival.  Three stages will feature live music while local food, fashion and art vendors pop-up on site.




Dancing With The Stars Live! – Perfect 10 Tour
Sunday, June 28
Ovens Auditorium

dancing w the stars

We know you watch them on TV, now you can see them in person. Watch your favorites light up the stage live at Dancing with the Stars’ Perfect Ten Tour as they celebrate ten years with 90 minutes of exciting never before seen on the show choreography.




Monday, June 29
Heirloom Restaurant


If you’ve never been to Heirloom to try a local selection off of their daily menu, here’s your chance. At the (RED)Dinner, Chef Clark Barlowe will be featuring an exclusive 8-course dinner for $115 per person. Each course is inspired a West African country, and proceeds support the RED organization.




Mamma Mia!
Tuesday, June 30-Sunday, July 5
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts


Have a blast singing along with your favorites at Mamma Mia! This hit Broadway musical is coming to the QC and bringing ABBA’s greatest hits including “S.O.S.”, “Take A Chance on Me” and more. We won’t judge if you find yourself singing “Dancing Queen” in the shower for weeks to come.



Mark your calendars! Upcoming events in the QC:

Fillmore Craft Beer Sessions
Saturday, July 11
The Fillmore Charlotte


Join The Fillmore for their Summer Craft Beer Sessions. There will be forty local and regional breweries, food trucks, games and best of all: unlimited beer sampling. We have a feeling you’ll leave with a new favorite.




Taming of the Brews – A Ladies Only Event
Tuesday, July 14
Sugar Creek Brewing Company

sugar creek event

Think beer is just for the boys? Think again and join Girls Pint Out for an event just for the brew-loving gals. At Taming of the Brew explore the sensory experience of craft beer with a flight tasting and discussion with a Certified Cicerone craft beer expert.


Allison Hancinhttp://www.allisonhancin.com
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!


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