Pop Up Market & In Person Shoe Sale, Drive In & Sunset Music, Tailgate Tasting, Rose Party + Virtual Inside Things to Do This Weekend (6/11)

The weekend’s almost here, and whether you’re staying in or venturing out, we’ve got plenty of ideas for how to spend it. From reopening to shopping and fun virtual to-dos, here’s what to do and what to do this weekend.


Shop the Elston Sale
Wednesday, June 10 – Saturday, June 13 | 10 am – 5 pm

Shop Elston’s first in-person event of the year, and enjoy 40% off all summer 2020 styles. Find them at the Old Circa Interiors Building at 2321 Crescent Avenue.

Wine Club Tailgate Tasting Party
June 10 | 7 pm | The New York Butcher Shoppe- Charlotte Dilworth

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Members can enjoy the return of The New York Butcher Shoppe’s monthly wine club this week, held tailgate style. Not a member? $50 gets you event admission and two bottles of wine to take home.

Yusa featuring Gino Castillo at Middle C Jazz
June 10-13 | Middle C Jazz

In Uptown, Middle C Jazz is open and ready to host jazz-lovers this weekend with performances by Yusa, a Cuban singer and songwriter, featuring Gino Castillo. Tickets start at $14.

The Music Yard Drive-In Series
June 12-13 | The Music Yard | 7:30 pm

Southend’s The Music Yard will debut this socially distanced drive-in concert series this weekend, starting with back-to-back performances by Of Good Nature. Southbound will be offering car side food and beverage service.

Sunset Sessions
June 12 and 13 | Anne Springs Close Greenway

The Greenway’s Sunset Sessions is back with live music from Cameron Moore and Thomas Anthony and outdoor dining at The Canteen.

Socially Distanced Popup Market
June 12 | Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 5 pm

Shop the Starving Artist Market at this outdoor, socially-distanced market at Armored Cow Brewing. Expect beer (gluten free available), a food truck and a dog-friendly atmosphere.

Carolina Raptor Center re-opens to members on June 10

The Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville will re-open to members only on June 10 ahead of a full re-opening to the public at a later date. Get a membership now and enjoy six more months – new and renewing memberships in the month of May-June 2020 will receive 18 months instead of 12.

Rosé Day Party
June 13 | Bohemian Wine Bar | 12 pm

Celebrate National Rosé Day with a super tasting in Plaza Midwood. They’re only selling 36 tickets total and hosting guests in three different timeframes.

Get on the water with Aloha Paddle Sports

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Up on Lake Norman, you can practice your stand up paddle boarding at Aloha Paddle Sports, which is open and taking extra safety precautions. Online reservations required.

Queen City Telethon – Rooftop Drive-In Concert
June 13 | Abari Game Bar | 3:30 pm

Hattie’s Tap & Tavern, Abari Game Bar, Tommy’s Pub and Four Finger Records will team up for this drive-in concert featuring performances by Solis, Petrov and Sinners & Saints. Admission limited to 35 cars, and proceeds benefit the bars and artists performing.

Socially Distanced Hike and Yoga
June 14 | 9 am | Latta Plantation

Join Charlotte Family Yoga for a socially-distanced hike and yoga led by certified instructors at Historic Latta Plantation. $10 per person.

10th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival (Virtual Edition)
June 14-21

Celebrate the 10th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival featuring more than 60 film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, master classes, speakers, awards and special guests.


Here are several Virtual workshops & panel/info discussions on Racial Equality. These are nationally sourced on eventbrite.com. Ticket fees will be waived.

Symphony al Fresco
June 10 | 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the first edition of Charlotte Symphony al Fresco, a free virtual concert series featuring CSO musicians. The first concert, featuring principal cellist Alan Black and principal harpist Andrea Mumm, is dedicated to hope and healing for our community.

Pride in the Queen City: A Live Conversation
June 10 | 5 pm

Join Charlotte Black Pride and Charlotte Pride Leaders for a live conversation about their experience as leaders in the Pride movement and updates from both organizations.

Virtual Happy Hour: Summertime Whiskey Cocktails with The Ballantyne
June 11 | 6 pm

Join Unpretentious Palate and The Ballantyne Hotel for a virtual happy hour where you’ll learn how to make summertime whiskey drinks using scotch, bourbon and rye. Video of the happy hour, recipes, and resources will be sent following the event.

River Jam Run: Virtual Edition
June 11

Grab your sneakers and hit the trails to compete in the River Jam Run: Virtual Edition. Starting at midnight on the second Thursday of May and June, runners will have one week to compete for the top spot in either the 5K or 10K division.

Virtual Class- Botanical Macro Photography with your Smartphone
June 11 | 10 am

Join avid iPhone photographer Wendy Wilson for this class that will teach you how to capture nature on your own phone just like the pros. $25.

Crowned Sparrow Co.: Craft Night IN! | Rope Rainbows
June 11 | 6:30 pm

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Create your own rainbow wall hanging in this online workshop. $48.

DAOU Family Estates Virtual Wine Tasting
June 12 | 6 pm

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Join Frederick L. Dame, M.S., Global Wine Ambassador of DAOU Family Estates for a virtual tasting of four wines: Daou Rose, Daou Cabernet, Daou Chardonnay and the Daou Bodyguard Red Blend. $113 for all four wines and the virtual tasting. Email mary@reids.com to reserve your spot.


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