Sip Happens, ArtPop Auction, Philanthropic Meet Up, BBQ 101, Wine 102, Mimosa Festival & More. What To Do & This Weekend – 5/30

It’s the first full unofficial weekend of summer, and there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy it. Here are our top picks for what to do this weekend in Charlotte:


Soul’s Year Ten Weekend
Soul Gastrolounge | June 1 – 3

Soul’s 10 year anniversary celebration will include a weekend of food and drink specials, music from Brooklyn DJ/Producer Ursula 1000, guest bartenders, a Disco Drag Brunch, signature cocktails and more. View the full schedule of events here.

The Producers
Theatre Charlotte | Through June 9

The Tony-Award-winning musical comes to Theatre Charlotte through June 9.


Form, Figure, Gesture
Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 – 8 p.m.

The opening reception celebrates artists Bonnie Goldberg, Lisa Moore, Gail Ragains and Daniela Schweitzer. The group exhibition will run through June 28.

Documentary Screening of Film Short “Exile”
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

As part of the exhibition “We See Heaven Upside Down”, this screening will feature film short “Exile” by Syrian film maker Dellair Youssef and a moderated panel discussion with Marsha Hirsch (Executive Director, Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency), Rusty Reynolds (Executive Director, International House), former Bhutanese refugee Thakur Mishra and multi-disciplinary artist MyLoan Dinh.

The Royal Suits LIVE at Alive After Five
Rooftop 210 | 5 – 10 p.m.

Alive After Five returns for its next edition with live music by The Royal Suits.


Opening Gala – The Southern Living Inspired Home at The Bramble
May 31 | 427 Bramble Way, Fort Mill | 6 – 10:30 p.m.

Be there for the unveiling of Charlotte’s first Southern Living Inspired Home at the opening gala, complete with a catered dinner, handcrafted cocktails, live music and a live charity auction. $150+.

Pilot Brewing Ales for ALS™ Fundraising Event
Pilot Brewing | 5 – 9 p.m.

Raise a pint for a cause: Pilot Brewing will donate $1 of every pint of Rebel with a Cause sold will benefit their May Charity of the Month, Ales for ALS™ benefitting the ALS Therapy Development Institute.

Laugh at Lenny-Comedy Show
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 8 – 10 p.m.

Some of North Carolina’s best comedians will take the stage at Lenny Boy, including Evan Pittfield, Ryan Van Genderen and Jonathan Williams. Free admission.

One Year Anniversary Dinner
May 31 | Bardo Restaurant 

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Help Bardo celebrate their anniversary with an exclusive four-course tasting menu with curated wine pairings and cocktails crafted by chef Mike Noll and mixologist Amanda Britton. Two seatings: 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. $132 per person, gratuity included.


Sip Happens: Mega Wine Tasting Experience 
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 4 – 7 p.m.

Head to the patio at SouthPark’s Reid’s location to sip on the team’s top wine picks and enjoy live music. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased onsite.

WINE 102 with Mark Orsini from Orsini Wines
June 1 | Mimosa Grill | 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Join Mark Orsini from Orsini Wines and special guest Brad of Airfield Estates in Washington State for a seven-course wine tasting perfectly paired with small bites. Preview the full tasting menu here and book your reservation online.

Blue Blaze 3 Year Anniversary
Blue Blaze Brewing | 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Help Blue Blaze toast to three years with beer releases, food trucks, live music all day and more.

5th Annual ArtPop Art Auction
C3 Lab | 6 p.m.

The fifth annual ArtPop Art Auction will feature art from artists across the country, a silent auction items, an artist meet-and-greet, refreshments and more.

Barbecue 101
Midwood Smokehouse (Park Road) | 11 a.m.

Executive Pit Master Matthew Barry will share his secrets just in time for barbecue season. $25 per person.

June Starving Artist Market
Catawba Brewing Company – Charlotte | 1 – 6 p.m.

The Starving Artist Market is back with photography, jewelry, paintings, candles, artwork and more from local vendors. Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will also be onsite.

7th Annual NoDa 5K
NoDa Brewing Company | 6 – 9 p.m.

Lace up for the 7th NoDa 5K, featuring a neighborhood route, live music, vendors and food, giveaways and beer.

Lei’d Back Wooden Robot Luau to Benefit MDA
Wooden Robot Brewery | 2 – 6 p.m.

Take a mini-vacation for a great cause at Wooden Robot’s Lei’d Back Luau, which will include beer, contests and more. All Proceeds benefit MDA of the Greater Carolinas.

Keep Pounding 5K
Levine Cancer Institute | 8 a.m.

The Keep Pounding 5K starts at Levine Cancer Institute and ends in the Bank of America Stadium. All money benefits pediatric and adult cancer programs at Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute.


Art of Reading Public Tour: The Warmth of Other Suns
Mint Museum Uptown | 2 p.m.

Discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s 2011 book, The Warmth of Other Suns, followed by a docent-led tour of selected pieces that enhance the work.

We’ve Got the Jazz Fest
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 12 – 6 p.m.

This family-friendly event will showcase jazz culture with performances by Harvey Cummings II, The X Men, Greg Cox, Groove 8, Brut Beat, Bria Alexander and more. There will also be hands-on art activities, local vendors and food trucks. $8 for adults, free for children 12 and under.

Breakfast for Dinner Collaboration with Snooze
Free Range Brewing | 5 – 7 p.m.

Ahead of their opening in Charlotte, Snooze will team up with Free Range Brewing for pancakes, giveaways and a special collaboration coffee stout.
Free admission with suggested donation to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

Charlotte Mimosa Festival
The Unknown Brewing Co. | 12 – 5 p.m.

The ultimate Sunday Funday event includes mimosa tastings, music, entertainment, pop-up shopping and food trucks. $45+.

June Front Porch Sundays
2161 Hawkins Street | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Front Porch Sunday returns with more than 65 local vendors, food from Sycamore Brewing, pop-up classes, music and more.


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Allison Hancin
Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!