Planning ahead for the weekend? Us too. Fill your calendar with these 20+ Charlotte events happening this weekend:
Charlotte Restaurant Week
July 19 – 28 | Various participating restaurants
Have a spot you’ve been waiting to try? Charlotte Restaurant Week is your chance. This summer’s edition features 135 restaurants in 9 counties offering three-course, prix fixe dinners for just $30 or $35 per person. View participating restaurants and make reservations here.
Cirque du Soleil in Charlotte
July 18 – 21 | Spectrum Center
Don’t miss your chance to see the first acrobatic performance on ice. Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal comes to the Spectrum Center July 18 through 21. Tickets start at $42.
International Champions Cup and House of Soccer
July 19 – 20 | Bank of America Stadium and Romare Bearden Park
Leading up to the Arsenal vs. ACF Fiorentina match at Bank of America Stadium on July 20, the 2019 House of Soccer offers two days of free fan experiences, including live music, a beer garden, giveaways ,guest appearances, food trucks and more.
WP Feeds the Need with Allie of @EatDrinkCLT Benefitting CCSC
WP Kitchen + Bar | 5 – 10 p.
WP Kitchen + Bar will team up with host Allie Papajohn of Eat Drink CLT for a night benefitting Community Culinary School of Charlotte. 10% of all sales for the evening will go to this non-profit that provides workforce training and job placement assistance in the food service industry for adults who face barriers to successful employment. Call 704.295.0101 to reserve your table.
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, food truck vendors and beer, wine and other refreshments for sale. View the full schedule here.
July MEGA Wine Tasting
Vin Master Wine Shop | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Taste 20 wines from around the world for just $15 at Vin Master’s July Mega Tasting. Arrive anytime between 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Dilworth Laughs – Third Thursdays
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille | 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate Friday Jr. with a few pre-weekend laughs. Charlotte’s Don Garrett and Greensboro’s Jennie Stencel and Eric Trundy will take the stage at this comedy night hosted by Crystalle Ramey. $10 tickets online, $15 at the door.
Open Mic Night at the Market
Open Mic Night at the Market | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Head to the 7th Street Public Market for an Open Mic Night. Grab dinner, drinks and participate as performers or spectators.
The House That Beer Built Cornhole Tournament
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Habitat Young Professionals will kick off their The House That Beer Built, a collaborative fundraising campaign with local breweries, with a corn hole tournament. $30 per team (teams of two), with proceeds supporting the organization’s goal to build a home for a Charlotte family in need.
Friyay Pop-Up Shop & Rosé Beer Release
The Unknown Brewing Company | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Unknown Brewery will celebrate the release of Friday, a rosé beer breweries with hallertau blanc hops and finished by aging on real wine skins, with a pop-up shop featuring CLT Boutique and some other local vendors.
Science on the Rocks: Space Camp CLT
Discovery Place Science | 5 – 9 p.m.
Get ready for liftoff at Discovery Place Science’s next space camp themed Science on the Rocks. This adults-only night at the museum includes gravity-defying activities, intergalactic treats, out-of-this-world laser tag and more.
Open Glass Blowing Demo
Hot Glass Alley | 6 – 9 p.m.
See artists demonstrate flame working and glass blowing up close at Hot Glass Alley’s free open demo. They’ll also be giving away a piece from their gallery (must attend to win).
Vegan Brews & BBQ
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 5 – 10 p.m.
Charlotte vegans rejoice: Southern Fried Vegan will feature southern staples including fried chicken, barbecue, Mac ‘n cheese, jambalaya, totchos and more.
Breaking Walls Through Art
Hygge Coworking at Camp North End | 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Are you ready to transform your mindset and break down the walls that stand between you and your goals? Blogger and lifestyle mentor Kiah and artist Norma Gely walk attendees through using art as a tool to manifest their best lives. $30 per person. $1 from each ticket will support the Arts for Life and Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, an organization that brings Art Education Programs to patients at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Dave Matthews Band in Concert
PNC Music Pavilion | 8 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to sing along to your favorite DMB hits with thousands of fans at PNC. Tickets start at $45.
An Evening of Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks by B#
Free Range Brewing | 8 p.m.
The B# band will celebrate the music of Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks with tribute performances and stories behind the music. Proceeds benefit Charlotte Family Housing, a non-profit empowering families to achieve life-long self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services and advocacy.
Legiondary Field Day
Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood | 3 – 7 p.m.
Legion Brewery’s Friends of Summer Event Series continues with this weekend’s Legiondary Field Day, a nostalgic nod to your childhood favorite that features field-style games and the release of Hot Fuzz, a kettle sour brewed with 100% Riverbend Malt, jalapenos, and locally sourced peaches. Free and family friendly.
Chocolate Tempering Workshop
The Secret Chocolatier | 2 – 4 p.m.
Discover the science and art behind chocolate tempering from the professionals at The Secret Chocolatier. The two-hour class perfect for beginners offers the chance to dip items, fill molds, make bon bon shells and temper chocolate by hand. $60 per person.
July Starving Artist Market
Catawba Brewing Company | 1 – 6 p.m.
Shop jewelry, art and other handmade goods from Charlotte artists and vendors at the next Starving Artist Market. Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will also be on site.
July Pints for Purpose
Free Range Brewing | 2 – 6 p.m.
Raise a glass to Cara’s Purpose at this fundraiser, where raffle prizes will benefit the nonprofit connecting and helping families under neonatal hospice care.
Southern Foodways Alliance Sunday Supper
Haymaker Restaurant | 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Haymaker Restaurant will honor the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization that documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South, in a Sunday Supper featuring Queen City’s best chefs. Participating chefs:
- William Dissen – Haymaker, The Market Place & Billy D’s Fried Chicken Restaurants
- Joe Kindred – Kindred & Hello Sailor Restaurants
- Greg Collier – Uptown Yolk Restaurant
- Rodolfo Montero – Sav/Way Foods
- Ashley Anna Tuttle – Community Matters Cafe
Tickets are $100 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Hands-On Brunch Cocktail Class
FROCK Shop | 11:30 a.m.
Learn to shake and stir two seasonal cocktails, plus enjoy brunch bites prepared by Jessica Masanotti of The Freckled Fork and exclusive sales. $65 per person.
Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.
See these acts perform your all-time favorite songs when they team up for a once-in-a-lifetime show.
Town Ice Cream Day
Town Brewing Company | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate the sweetest of holidays with handmade frozen treats at Town Brewing Company’s taproom. They’ll even have special beer floats for the occasion.