The fireworks may have faded but there’s still plenty to do as this Queen City summer heats up. Here’s our guide to where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | Through July 9
Don’t miss the show the New York Post calls “too good to be true” as Jersey Boys swings by the Belk Theater this weekend. You’ll be singing in your seat to “Sherry”, “Oh What a Night” and more as the story of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons comes to life.
Sip & Stretch
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne | 6 p.m.
Get ready for the weekend with a yoga class courtesy of NC Yoga Bar. The back yard at Aloft Ballantyne is the setting for the $5 class, which includes free appetizers from BlackFinn, drink specials and beverages from Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice.
Summer Concert Series: Patrick Dodd Trio
Comporium Amphitheater | 6:30 p.m.
Pack the picnic blanket for this edition of the Anne Springs Close Greenway Summer Concert Series featuring Patrick Dodd Music. Food trucks and beverages for purchase available on-site. $5 for non-members and free for members. Parking is $5 per car.
Jazz at the Bechtler: Maria Howell
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6 p.m. | Friday & Saturday
Vocalist Maria Howell, known best for her role in The Color Purple, joins the Ziad Jazz Quartet for a special two-night performance Friday and Saturday evening. $14 per person, $8 for museum members. Purchase tickets online or call 704.353.9200.
Sycamore Brewing | 5 p.m.
Sycamore’s found three reasons to party this Friday night in South End. The launch of their new can design, Food Truck Friday and local music. Don’t miss this evening featuring special brews, two music stages, food trucks and more. Confirmed food trucks include Papi Queso, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ and more.
Jazz. Blues. Funk Night
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
Max Levy & The Hawaiian Shirts will play a mixture of jazz, blues and funk at Lenny Boy Brewing to kick off your weekend. Grab a pint of beer or kombucha as you jam along.
Sounds in the Square: The Pretengineers
Spirit Square | 7 P.M.
The Pretengineers take their folk, funk and rock styles to the stage this week at Sounds on the Square. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy on-site concessions.
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 8 p.m.
Catch Sturgill Simpson under the Uptown lights at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Show is rain or shine and begins at 8 p.m.
90’s Tribute To Benefit Levine Children’s Hospital
Neighborhood Theatre | 8 p.m.
Breakout your platform shoes for this 90’s tribute concert at NoDa’s Neighborhood Theatre. Some of Charlotte’s best musical acts will cover classics from Nirvana, Weezer, TLC, Radiohead and more. A $10 suggested donation will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital.
Food Truck Rally at the Duck
The Barking Duck Brewing Co. | 5 p.m.
The Barking Duck is the place to be in Mint Hill this Friday, with a food truck rally sweetening the already perfect deal of Friday + craft beer.
Save the Date Day Party
SOCO Gallery | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Not Just Coffee is coming to Providence Road, and their neighbors are throwing a party to celebrate. Enjoy food from The Dumpling lady and Lenny Boy Brewing Co., tunes from Cream Puff Records and merchandise from Centennial Trading Company.
Joe’s Doughs Grand Re-Opening
1721 N Davidson St. | All day
Joe’s Doughs is better than ever with a new recipe and beverage features. Help them celebrate with new flavors and a sneak peek at their coffee menu. Flavors include Cinnamon peach crisp, blueberry french toast, pineapple upside down cake and strawberry balsamic goat cheese.
Movie Nights in the Square
Spirit Square | 8:45 p.m.
Free movie nights in the Square are back, starting off with this Friday’s showing of Singing’ in the Rain. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy the movie, free popcorn and concessions and beverages for purchase on-site. Free admission.
Xterra Whitewater Triathlon
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 8 a.m.
Participate or cheer along as the 8th Annual XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon returns to the USNWC. The course features a 1K flatwater swim, 23K mountain bike ride and an 8K trail run.
Bearden Music Series
Romare Bearden Park | 6 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of Jmichael Peeples and the AJ Ghent Band with the skyline as your backdrop at Saturday’s Bearden Music Series. Concessions available for purchase on-site. Free admission.
A Dog’s Dream Dinner
Jackalope Jack’s Restaurant & Bar | 5 p.m.
Enjoy a three-course meal complete with all of your pup’s favorites at the Dog’s Dream Dinner this Sunday. Learn about how you can help local rescues and meet adoptable pups. $40 per person, dogs admitted free. A portion of ticket sales will go to the Live.Wag.Bark! Foundation. View the menu here.
Picnic in the Park
Fourth Ward Park | 4 p.m.
Unwind in the park with music by Matt Stratford and your very own picnic in scenic Forth Ward Park.
Rosé All Day
City Lights Rooftop | 2 p.m.
Enjoy your rosé with a view with a special tasting and live music at City Lights Rooftop. $30 gets you an endless tasting.