It’s almost time for another weekend. We’re trying to do something different each week, so the days don’t continue to all run together in an endless stay-at-home blur. If you wear your mask and keep your distance, you can safely enjoy everything from drive-in concerts and movies to streaming jazz performances. Here’s what to do this weekend around Charlotte:
Don’t miss this intimate dinner with Top Chef Season 14 alums Chef Gerald Sombright and Chef Jamie Lynch. The night includes a four-course tasting menu and a silent art auction. All proceeds benefit the NAACP Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch.
Charlotte Knights Blood Drive
July 8 | Truist Field | 8 am – 2 pm
Head Uptown to Truist Field to give blood with the Charlotte Knights and the American Red Cross. Each donor will receive a pint of Ben & Jery’s ice cream, a t-shirt and COVID-19 antibody testing.
“The Secret Life of Pets” Drive-in Movie
July 8 | 7 pm
Drive-in to Charlotte Motor Speedway to enjoy a family-friendly screening of “The Secret Life of Pets.” Benefits Speedway Children’s Charities.
Fantesca Winery Dinner
July 8 | Napa at Kingsley | 6:30 pm
Reserve your spot now for this five-course dinner and wine pairing hosted via Skype by DLynn Proctor of the Netflix documentary “Somm.” $150.
Yoga at the Yard
July 9 | The Music Yard | 6 pm
Come for yoga, stay for happy hour. This weekly series at The Music Yard features a yoga class followed by a discount on food and beverage. $15 for general public, Free for SweatNET members.
Sounds of Specialty Shops
July 10 | Specialty Shops SouthPark | 5-8 pm
Enjoy live music in the courtyard every Friday at Specialty Shops SouthPark through July 10. This week, Jeff Brown will perform.
GIRLS YARD at The Music Yard Drive-In
July 10 | The Music Yard | 7:30 pm
Jam along to performances by female artists at this event created nd curated by LGBTQ women. SouthBound will offer car-side food and beverage service.
Golden Cow Creamery Launches Golden Waffles at their SouthPark location
July 11 | Morrison Shopping Center | Breakfast
Abari Drive-In Concert Series
July 11 | Abari Game Bar | 6 pm
At the latest in Abari’s drive-in concert series, enjoy live performances by Justin Fedor, Elonzo Wesley and Hungry Girl. Tickets are limited to 45 cars, and the concert will also be live-streamed online.
Yoga at The Farm
July 11 | Hodges Family Farm | 8 am
Don’t miss the first of the weekly socially-distanced yoga sessions at Hodges Family Farm. Classes aretaught by local yoga enthusiast, Amry Szymanski. $10 per class, registration required.
Langtree Drive In Movie Night: The Sandlot
July 11 | LangTree Lake Norman
The whole family can enjoy this drive-in movie experience with a screening of The Sandlot. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Langtree restaurants. Social distancing practices will be followed.
Yoga & Wine
July 11 | Davesté Vineyards | 12 pm
Enjoy yoga on the lawn by the Davesté Vineyards waterfall. $12 class fee includes class and a glass of wine. Bring your own mat.
Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius
July 11 | Lake Norman YMCA | 8:15 pm
In Cornelius, take the family to a drive-in screening of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” Popcorn, candy and concessions will be available.
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL
Performances at Middle C Jazz
July 10 – 12 | In-person and streaming
Attend performances in-person or virtually this weekend at Middle C Jazz. See The Bobby Broom Trio take the stage July 10-11, and The Springer & Cagle Acoustic Project featuring Larry Farber on July 12 at 4:30 pm.
The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary’s Anniversary
July 10-11 | In-person and virtual
Help The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary’s anniversary with live jazz and blues music from internationally-acclaimed guitarist Calvin Edwards on July 10, available by livestream. Head to the tea-bar on Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm for tastings, giveaways, chair massages and food trucks.
CSO al Fresco: All-Lamb Jam
July 8 | 7:30 pm
The next CSO al Fresco concert features original works composed by CSO cellist Jeremy Lamb plus interviews with performing musicians.
Basic Watercolor Techniques
July 9 | 7 pm
Local artist Ali Loncar-Bridges will lead participants through the fundamentals of watercolor in this online SkillPop class. $20.
Live from Crown with the Lovell Bradford Trio
July 9 | 8 pm
From JazzArts Charlotte comes this virtual live music series featuring The Lovell Bradford Trio. They’ll play favorites from well-known jazz pianists as well as original compositions.
Artist Studio Visit with Beverly Smith and SOZO gallery
July 10 | 8:30 pm
Tune in to this intimate artist studio visit and conversation with Beverly Smith, a Charlotte artist who expresses her personal connection to her Southern roots through quilts. Free.
Virtual Summer Theatre
July 11 | 7 pm
The third Virtual Summer Theatre Concert from Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will feature Broadway performances and interviews with the Creative Team behind Summer Theatre’s production of Footloose which will presented in the Summer of 2021. Free.