Lots of ReOpenings plus 5 Key Virtual Things to Do this Weekend 6/3

Searching for new ways to fill your weekend? Look no further. From reopenings to family-friendly experiences and virtual events, here’s where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte:

FEATURED EVENTS

Unmasked: “We Can’t Breathe”
June 3 | 6 pm

Join in virtually for this important conversation about recent injustices against the black community, hosted by Q City Metro’s Glenn Burkins and featuring U.S. Congressman Alma Adams, former SC state representative and current CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and image activist Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.

The discussion will be streamed via the Gantt Center’s official YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Please note: Viewing this program is free and open to the public. To chat during the program and contribute your perspective, you will need a YouTube account with a Gmail email address prior to the program.

What is it Going to Take Facebook Live with Levine Museum of the New South
Thursday, June 4, 7 pm

Join Levine Museum for a conversation moderated by Kama Pierce, Chief Operating Officer at Levine Museum of the New South, where they explore “What is it going to take?”

What is it going to take before we commit to real change?

What happened to George Floyd is what has happened to countless men and women of color at the hands of law enforcement – or white people who positioned themselves as law enforcement – for centuries in this country.  Disregarding this history keeps bringing us to this critical moment. If you do not understand the history that got us to this place, then you will not make a difference. We need to know the history that got us to this place. We need to understand that history to ask the right questions and work towards change.

VENTURING OUT

Middle C Jazz Performances

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Middle C Jazz is back and better than ever. This weekend, enjoy performances from The David Pankey Jazz Trio.

Riverbanks Zoo Reopening

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Make plans to visit the Riverbanks Zoo, as it reopens with limited access to the public. Be sure to check their site for what to expect. The zoo is about 1.5 hours from Charlotte. To help limit attendance and ensure social distancing, all members and guests are now required to reserve timed tickets.

The Biltmore reopens with reduced capacity

Trade your day-to-day quarantine view for a garden view of The Biltmore. The Asheville destination is now with limited capacity and hours of entry. Visit this site for the latest information and safety precautions.

YMCA Reopenings

YMCA branches will begin reopening in phases, starting with outdoor areas for select group fitness classes, camps and other outdoor activities. Find more information here.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Reopening

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is now in its first phase of its reopening plan with limited services (holds and pick-ups only) and social distancing in place. The Library will be open during its regular summer hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rosie’s Wine Garden open Tuesday – Friday for retail and garden strolling

In NoDa, this retail wine shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm. The gardens are open Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

Yacht Yoga at LKN
June 6 | 9:30 am

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Practice on the water with the Charlotte Family Yoga Tribe with a social distancing class on Lake Norman. $20 per person, $5 for SweatNET members.

Visit the Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing

Shop fresh produce, local meats and other vendors each Saturday from 8 am – 12 noon. They encourage all visitors to wear masks and take the appropriate safety precautions.

Take your own NoDa Mill District Walking tour

Explore historic NoDa on this self-guided 1.5 mile walking tour through locations on the National Register of Historic Places including Mercury and Johnston mills.

Head to the drive-in movie

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Both Hounds Drive-In in Kings Mountain and Badin Drive-in in Albemarle are now open to the public. Visit their Facebook pages for health precautions, rules and this weekend’s features.

Limited Elijah Craig Tasting Dinner
June 6 | Dot Dot Dot

Head to Dot Dot Dot for this four-course dinner paired with an outstanding lineup of Elijah Craig Bourbon. Tickets are $125 per person and reservations are limited to parties of 2 or 4.

STAYING IN

Unmasked: “We Can’t Breathe”
June 3 | 6 pm

Join in virtually for this important conversation about recent injustices against the black community, hosted by Q City Metro’s Glenn Burkins and featuring U.S. Congressman Alma Adams, former SC state representative and current CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and image activist Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.

The discussion will be streamed via the Gantt Center’s official YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Please note: Viewing this program is free and open to the public. To chat during the program and contribute your perspective, you will need a YouTube account with a Gmail email address prior to the program.

Dog Days of Beer Delivery

Get your PIlot Brewing beer delivered by puppies this weekend. The in-training service dogs from Project 2 Heal are delivering beer on June 4 and 5. Place your order online by noon the day of and the pups will bring the beer to your door between 5-8 PM. $1 from every 32 oz. fill of Puppy Project Kolsch and all tips earned on dog delivery days will be donated to Project2Heal.

SkillPop Anywhere: Watercolor Brush Lettering
June 5 | 7 pm

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Take your lettering to a new level by incorporating watercolors in this virtual class led by artist and calligrapher Ali Loncar-Bridges.

Shop the Wing Haven plant sale online

For the first time, you can shop the Wing Haven plant sale online with scheduled curbside pickup. They’re taking safety precautions including limiting pickup times to 15 minute slots with oner customer per slot, and each customer must load plants into their own car.

Lace up for the Greenway Virtual 5k

Join in on the Greenway’s next virtual challenge. Run on 5k every week in June and submit your results by Sunday at midnight. They’ll announce the winners based on the average of all of your times.