Popsicle Fest, Rooftop Barre, Bastille Day Dinner, Cocktail Classes, French Fest & More. What to Do this Weekend CLT – 7/11

July 4 weekend may be over, but there’s still plenty to look forward to around the Queen City. Reward yourself for making it through a post-holiday workweek with our day-by-day guide to this weekend’s events in Charlotte:


Hello, Dolly!
June 9 – 14 | Belk Theater

The four-time Tony Award®-winning musical comes to Charlotte June 9-14. Tickets start at just $25.


Summer Concert Series
Comporium Amphitheater at the Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:30 p.m.

The seventh annual Summer Concert Series continues with live music from Gal Friday, food truck vendors and beer, wine and other refreshments for sale.

Beerly Funny Comedy Show – Free Monthly Showcase
Bold Missy Brewery | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

This free stand-up comedy show hosted by Lauren Ansley features comedians Jas Gill and Ari Funny with local favorites Julie J., Shaine Laine and Addy Kapur. Free admission.

Friends Night with T-Shirt Giveaway
BB&T Stadium | 7 p.m.

Bring your crew to BB&T Ballpark to watch the Knights take on the Gwinnett Stripers and celebrate the classic TV show, Friends. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Friends-themed t-shirt, plus everyone can enjoy $3 domestic drafts and $5 craft drafts.

Yoga with Johnna Smith
Sozo Gallery | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Sozo Gallery and Johnna Smith for a yoga class that focuses on the power of pausing. Bring your own yoga mat and water. $25 per participant.

Vida Cantina Presents: Tequila Tasting
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The professionals at Vida Cantina will lead this fun and educational tasting of four tequilas, one cocktail and dinner. $40 per person.


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m.

Hear Frankie Valli, best known as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, sing classic songs including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Tickets start at $55.

Out of Body – Art Exhibition by Arthur Brouthers
2519 Distribution St. | 7 – 10 p.m.

C3Lab will host the opening night reception of Arthur Brouthers’ latest series of mixed media artworks, which will also include an interactive digital installation where participants can simulate their own “out of body experience” with a short guided meditation, visuals and electronic music. The evening will also feature music by The Wormholes, a Charlotte-based psychedelia synth-pop duo.

Train/Goo Goo Dolls
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.

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Head out to PNC Music Pavilion to hear Train and the Goo Goo Dolls perform live. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Roaring Riot Tailgate Tapas Tasting at Chef Alyssa’s
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

It’s never too early to start planning for football season. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen and the Roaring Riot will team up for Friday’s Tailgate Tapas Tasting, a self-guided cooking class where participants will master tailgating skills at rotating stations. $65 for non-Roaring Riot members.

Pineapple Bali Arrangement Class
Charlotte Flower Market | 6 – 7 p.m.

Take a mini-vacation with Master Designer Tammy as she guides this hands-on flower arranging class. You’ll create a festive pineapple-themed arrangement from seeded eucalyptus, astilbe, blue thistle, roses and mini pineapples. In addition to your custom bouquet, get 15% off all take-home purchases on event day (exclusions apply). $50+.

Watermelon Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate Annual Watermelon Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market with free watermelon samples from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., from the NC Watermelon Association. They’ll also have stickers and coloring books for the kids and free watermelon recipes for you to try at home.

Fried Chicken & Beer Fest
Sycamore Brewing | 5 – 11 p.m.

Kick off the weekend with a themed food truck Friday at Sycamore, where you can enjoy multiple fried chicken options and fresh beer.

Cheese & Cider Pairing
Red Clay Ciderworks | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Cider maker Jay Bradish of Red Clay Ciderworks and cheese expert Rachel Klebaur of Orrman’s Cheese Shop will team up for a night of four cider and cheese pairings. $19 per person.


Charlotte Collective Open In Plaza Midwood
1222 Central Ave. | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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Be the first to see and shop the new Charlotte Collective store in Plaza Midwood, an alternative retail concept that showcases local makers and brans from around the Queen City. They’ll be celebrating their grand opening on June 13 with a chance to meet the makers.

Operation Dress & Pop Up Shop
Embassy Suites Concord | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Searching for the perfect formal dress for your next dance, fundraiser, wedding, pageant or gala? Look no further than the Operation Dress and Pop Up Shop, where you can shop a selection of designs, styles and sizes for under $75. Operation Dress serves as a fundraiser for the signature Prom Gala supporting CARRE Families who have a child with cancer, a rare, life altering or terminal illness.

Mixology with Bob Peters
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Nationally-recognized mixologist Bob Peters will teach you how to create craft cocktails at home in this free class. Seating is limited, so arrive early!

Artisan Food Fair
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will host members of the NC Specialty Foods Association for an Artisan Food Fair featuring samplings of unique culinary items and food offerings.

Four Year Celebration
Free Range Brewing | 12 – 11 p.m.

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Help Free Range Brewing celebrate their four-year anniversary with special beer releases, guest tappings, food trucks and a full line-up of live music. Free entry.

Popsicle Fest
Rooftop 210 | 3 – 7 p.m.

Rooftop 210’s second annual Popsicle Fest fuses classic summertime drinks with favorite popsicle flavors from King of Pops. General admission includes six sample tickets. $25+.

ArtPop – Pop Up Gallery Show
Evoke | 6 – 9 p.m.

ArtPop’s quarterly Gallery Show is a whole new way to shop local art. Browse pieces and meet the artists while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music and cocktails.

Monthly Wine Tasting at SouthPark-Wines from Chile
Foxcroft Wine Co-SouthPark | 3 – 5 p.m.

Taste the following six Chilean wines for just a $5 tasting fee:

  • 2016 Viña Cousiño Macul Sauvignon Gris | Maipo Valley
  • 2016 Lapostolle Chardonnay “Grand Selection” | Casablanca Valley
  • 2016 “Lapostolle Carmenère “”Cuvée Alexandre”” | Colchagua Valley “
  • 2014 Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon “Gran Reserva- Etiqueta Negra” | Maipo Valley
  • 2013 Viña Cousiño Macul “Finis Terræ” | Maipo Valley
  • 2016 Vina Leyda Pinot Noir “Las Brisas” | Leyda Valley


Rooftop Barre & Brunch
Fahrenheit-Charlotte | 9:30 a.m.

Head to the rooftop at Fahrenheit for a 55-minute barre class and brunch buffet. Tickets include the Barre POPT fitness class, brunch and a mimosa.

Bastille Day at LBH
La Belle Helene | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate all things France at La Belle Helene’s Bastille Day Celebration. They’ll have a special House of Bourbon cocktail, food specials and music by a three-piece jazz ensemble.

July Cocktail Class
Bardo Restaurant | 12 – 2 p.m.

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Award-winning Mixologist Amanda Britton will guide you through the build and execution of three cocktails you can re-create at home. Tickets include cocktails and small plates by Chef Mike Noll. $110 per person.

Charlotte French Festival 2019
Nevin Community Park | 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The third annual Charlotte French Festival will feature wine, crepes, pastries, music, dance and more. $5 admission per person, and free fork is under three.


Wine Tasting with Fess Parker Winery at DTR
July 16 | Dilworth Tasting Room | 5 – 8 p.m.

At this casual tasting, meet Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Family Representative, Spencer Schull, sip on small-production wines (and perhaps bring home a favorite bottle), plus enjoy signature Dilworth Tasting Room charcuterie and light fare. Tickets are just $25 per person.

WP Feeds the Need with Allie of @EatDrinkCLT Benefitting CCSC
July 18 | WP Kitchen + Bar | 5 – 10 p.m.


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