Whether you like breaking a sweat or raising a toast, if you’re into browsing art or purchasing pieces for your own, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the weekend. Start planning with our day-by-day round-up of what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Girl Tribe Pop Up
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | Noon – 5 p.m.
Shop and endless number of brands and local vendors in one place at the next Girl Tribe Pop Up. The ultimate girls weekend kicks off with a preview night on Friday ($35) with discounts, a free drink from Sycamore Brewing, giveaway items, refreshments and an exclusive shopping experience. On Saturday, VIP admission ($10) opens at 10 a.m. and includes a reusable tote, a Girl Tribe bracelet and discounts. General admission is from noon – 5 p.m. and includes shopping and food and drink offerings.
Yiasou Greek Festival 2018
September 6 – 9 | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
One of the longest-running and most beloved festivals in Charlotte returns for its 41st year. Experience Greek culture and history through dancing, art, food, music and more.
Brewer’s Dinner w/Lenny Boy Brewing & Hyde Brewing
The Suffolk Punch | 6:30 p.m.
The Suffolk Punch and Lenny Boy Brewing team up to offer a five-course meal paired with Lenny Boy’s beer and kombucha. $65 per person.
Tanzanian Chocolate Tasting
Potts Chocolate | 7 p.m.
Discover the flavors of Tanzania by tasting raw beans, liquor, chocolate, truffles, ice cream and more made from Tanzanian cacao. Plus, enjoy live music by Tom Billotto. $25 per person.
Wrestling the Angel: Artists in Conversation
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6:30 p.m.
Hear the artists of the Bechtler’s current exhibition, Wrestling the Angel, discuss their work and two dominant exhibition themes: spiritual practice as artistic practice and religious iconography used for social critique. $10 general admission, $6 for members. Purchase online or call 704.353.9200.
South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts | 6 p.m.
The Arts and Science Council’s fourth annual Culture Feast includes a family-style menu by Best Impressions, music and dance performances, art and more. Online ticket sales have sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
South End Gallery Crawl
South End Galleries | 5 – 9 p.m.
On the first Friday of each month, the South End galleries come alive with special exhibitions, extended hours, live music, visits from the artists and more. Start planning your gallery crawl here.
Opening: Gary Bodner, Casey Matthews, and Craig Mooney
Shain Gallery | 6 – 8 p.m.
Don’t miss this show opening for artists Gary Bodner, Casey Matthews, and Craig Mooney. Learn more about each artists and preview their works here.
An Alternative Perspective – Opening Reception
C3 Lab | 7 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy this opening reception celebrating 15 Charlotte-area photographers in “An Alternative Perspective”, the debut show from The Aperture Collective.
Evolution Opening Reception
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art | 5 – 8 p.m.
Artists Susan Brenner and Chase Langford both explore texture, abstract forms and movement in their paintings. Join the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in celebrating their works at a reception with the artists.
A Conversation Of Consequence – Beyond the Sash
Bold Missy Brewery | 6 – 9 p.m.
Whether you were a brownie for a year or a troop leader, everyone can get behind the Girl Scouts’ mission. Join their open dialogue on “The State of Girls” in the Charlotte community with a panel discussion and reception. In honor of the event, Bold Missy will release a small batch of “On My Honor”, a chocolate and peanut butter stout, and $1 from every pint sold will benefit the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council. $25 per person.
Goodyear Arts: July/August Residency Showcase
Goodyear Arts | 6 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate the July and August artists in residence, HNin Nie, Stacy Utley, and Liliya Zalevskaya, and their new works including paintings, mixed media and sculptures. In addition to the art, enjoy free beer while supplies last and tamales for sale.
Queen Park Social | 7:30 p.m.
Head to Queen Park Social to see the Futurebirds and Neighbor Lady take the stage in a special live music event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
14th Annual Potters Market Invitational
2730 Randolph Road | 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
This one day sale brings the work of over 65 North Carolina ceramic artists to the Mint Museum Randolph lawn. The day includes live pottery demonstrations of both wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery, a raffle, live bluegrass music, a beer garden and docent tours of the Mint’s ceramics collections. All tickets purchased before September 1 are $10. On the day of the event, tickets will be available at the entrance for $12 each. View more information in our post here.
7th Street Public Market | 7 – 9 p.m.
You may have tasted the flavors, but now you can see first-hand the community-focused mission of the 7th Street Public Market. Savor 7th allows attendees to sample unique dishes from each vendor, enjoy live music and a cash bar. By purchasing a ticket, attendees will join the new Friends of the Market program and receive a $5 gift card for a future visit.
Nova*s Bakery Grand Re-Opening
1511 Central Ave | 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Head to Nova*s Bakery in Plaza Midwood to celebrate their grand reopening and new seating space that gives visitors a peek into the kitchen. The first 100 guests will enjoy a free tarnut (tart donuts), while the next 100 nibble on free ficelle bread. Plus, enjoy samples of Nova*s items all day.
2018 Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Duke Energy Center | 7:30 a.m.
Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001 by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center carrying the name and photo of a fallen hero. Event benefits the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. $50 per person for onsite registration.
5th Annual Hops for Hospice
Foxcroft Wine Co. SouthPark | 1 – 4 p.m.
The fifth annual Hops for Hospice includes food from Chef Chris March, a silent auction and beer samplings from over 10 Charlotte-area breweries. $25 in advance, $30 day of event. Proceeds benefit Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region. Call 704.365.6550 to reserve your spot.
The Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig
Anne Springs Close Greenway | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig is back and better than ever for its 13th year. The full day of brews, barbecue and live music includes a Shindig Biergarten featuring over 40 beers and headlining act Chatham County Line. See here for full schedule and event pricing.
South End Shuffle 5k and Mile Run
W. Summit Avenue in front of Wooden Robot Brewery | 9:30 a.m.
Whether you opt for the 5K or one mile route, you’ll get a scenic tour of the South End neighborhood and the popular Rail Trail. After crossing the finish line, enjoy a post-race party at Wooden Robot. Participants get a race shirt, finisher’s medal and a free beer. Proceeds benefit Charlotte Rail Trail in South End and The Purple Promise Foundation to End Melanoma. Register online here.
1st Annual Fit Fest
Salud Cerveceria | 4 – 7 p.m.
The inaugural Fit Fest will include something for everyone. Shop vendors offering natural skincare, essential oils and clothing, plus a DJ, kids activities, games and more.
Charlotte Beer Mile
Catawba Brewing Company | 10:30 a.m.
What could be better than fueling up for a run with some good craft beer? Drink one beer (or water) at each quarter-mile mark until you complete a full mile. Afterwards, stick around for more beer and food truck offerings. $30 ahead of event, $35 day of event.
High Branch Brewing Beer Dinner
The Cellar at Duckworth’s | 1 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy Concord-based High Branch Brewing’s Belgian inspired and hop-forward ales with a five-course menu crafted by Chef Fred Quinones. $55 per person.
Knox on the Block Beer Release
Bold Missy Brewery | Noon – 7 p.m.
In honor of the return of Panthers’ football and their number one fan, Betty Knox, Bold Missy Brewery will release Knox on the Block, a blonde brew made with natural blueberry juice and real vanilla beans.
Shop Drop ‘N Roll Market
NoDa Brewing Company | Noon – 6 p.m.
Peruse a number of handcrafted goods with a NoDa beer in hand at the second Shop Drop ‘n Roll Market. Vendor line-up includes the Crowned Sparrow Craft Co., Spicin’ & Dicin’, Gloria Faye and more.
Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Bank of America Stadium | 4:25 p.m.
Don’t miss the Panthers’ first regular season home game as they take on the Dallas Cowboys at Bank of America Stadium. Grab your tickets here.