Restaurants Opening This Week, New Boutique, Junk Sale, Bike Tours, Live Music, Inside with SkillPop & More Things to Do This Weekend (8/13)

From sales, to yacht yoga and school supplies drives, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your weekend around the Queen City. Whether you’re venturing out or enjoying virtual events from home, here’s our guide to what to do this weekend.


VANA South End opens August 13

From Bardo’s Chef Michael Noll, VANA will open on August 13 in the South End neighborhood. Expect a more rustic, casual vibe at Bardo’s sister concept. Find them at 1440 S. Tryon St., Ste. 100.

Check out the new MOA Korean BBQ

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This upscale Korean BBQ spot is now open in Uptown. Expect tabletop Korean barbecue, cooked by servers with your choice of high-quality meats, and a selection of a-la-carte dishes. Find them at 128 S Tryon St.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Laura Park Designs

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Celebrate the grand opening of the designer’s flagship store and first retail space. Masks required. Dogs welcome. Find them at 1033 Providence Road.

Purchase a Black Lives Matter Mural t-shirt to support charities

Get your official Black Lives Matter Charlotte Mural Tee at the Mint Museum store, available in sizes S-XXL for $36. $5 from the sale of every shirt will be donated to one of three charities of the Charlotte artist’s choice.

Shop the Scandia Home summer sale from Bedside Manor

Don’t miss your chance to shop Scandia bedding during the month-long Summer Sale and enjoy savings of 20%.

City Bike Tour: Charlotte – Little Sugar Creek Greenway
August 12 | Little Sugar Creek Greenway | 6:30 pm

This family-friendly, 5-mile guided bike route will take you along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, into Freedom Park and on the Carolina Thread Trail.

Music on the Lawn
August 13 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:30 pm

Head to the Anne Springs Close Greenway to enjoy live music each Thursday from August 6 – October 22. The Gateway Canteen will be open for full dining and bar service. Free to members and $6 for non-members. Parking is $5 per car.

Music at the Met
August 6 | Metropolitan | 6 pm

This season’s Music at the Met continues with live music from Lisa De Novo. Free parking. Don’t forget to social distance and bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.

Grand Nights for Singing: Parking Lot Performance Series
August 14 | Theatre Charlotte | 7:30 pm

Bring your chair and refreshments to enjoy a small concert featuring two Theatre Charlotte performers. Social distancing and masks required.

Goodyear Arts Collective Junk Sale
August 14 | Goodyear Arts Porch | 5-7 pm

Shop art supplies, tools, equipment, furniture and more, all available for purchase at yard sale prices. All proceeds from this event will directly support future events curated by the Goodyear Arts Collective.

2 Day Cocktail Pop-Up Event
August 15-16 | The Unknown Brewing Company

Don’t miss the debut of Unknown Wood & Grain in the Tap Room. Try cocktails made with two unreleased Wood & Grain spirited both made in house.

Huntersville Summer Drive In Movies
August 15 | Historic Rural Hill | 7 pm

In Huntersville, the whole family can enjoy this drive-in event with a screening of Disney’s Onward. Concessions, beer and wine will be available. Pre-registration required.

Barre Fusion on the Boat with Abbie Cooper
August 15 | Carolina Grace Lake Norman | 9:30 am

Head to the lake for a Barre Fusion class led by instructor Abbie Cooper on the roof deck of the Carolina Grace Lake Norman. $20 for General Public, $5 for SweatNET Members.

Family Nature Walk
August 15 | Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center | 10 am

Join in on this family-friendly, 1-hour nature hike. It’s free and appropriate for all ages. Registration required.

Pride at The Yard feat Pennywild, DOMii & seebirdgo
August 15 | The Music Yard | 6 pm

Celebrate the diversity of the local LGBTQ community with DJ performances by: PENNYWILD (LA), DOMii (CLT) and I am seebirdgo (CLT).

Bin 110 Bourbon Trail Tasting Series
August 18 | Bin 110, Cornelius | 6:30 pm

Join Master Distiller Chris Morris to taste through six different offerings from Woodford Reserve.


Donate to the Hillside Ave Virtual School Supply Drive-Through

Contribute funds or school supplies to Classroom Central during this virtual drive, inspired by the Hillside Hunger Drive. Donations will benefit teachers and students in nearly 200 schools across six school districts in the Charlotte Region.

Celebrate Black Philanthropy Month with #BPM2020CLT

Throughout the month of August Share CLT will be dedicating all our content and social media channels, as well as leveraging our community, corporate and media partnerships, to help celebrate and encourage Black philanthropy. You can join in by voting for your favorite non-profit to receive $5,000.

You’ve Got A Friend In Me-Premiere
August 12 | 7:30 pm

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Don’t miss the premiere of Bold Music Lesson’s collaboration with Levine Children’s Hospital, a cover of Randy Newman’s ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me.’ Watch on Facebook.

Virtual Jazz at the Bechtler: the Music of Jimmy Heath
August 14 | 7 pm

This month, the Ziad Jazz Quartet honors the life of American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader, Jimmy Heath. Free but registration is required.

SkillPop: Home Bartending Basics
August 17 | 7 pm

Step up your home bartending game with expert mixologist Chad Whittington in this SkillPop class. $20.

Raw: Global Seafood Dishes | Workshop Livestream
August 17 | 6 pm

Join Brett Faldstein, Executive Chef at Sea Level NC and ACE No. 3, and his team in the kitchen to learn how various cultures prepare raw or marinated fresh seafood dishes like ceviche, poke, crudo, carpaccio and sashimi. Workshop package includes a prepared appetizer, four courses of raw seafood dishes, a choice of cocktail and more.

New South for the New Southerner: Women Vote
August 18 | 7 pm

Members of Charlotte’s League of Women Voters will give an illustrated history of events leading up to ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution exactly 100 years ago on August 18, 1920.

SkillPop: Pie Dough from Scratch
August 18 | 5 pm

Get ready for fall with this class SkillPop class led by Keia from Milk Glass Pie. You’ll learn how to make a tender, flaky pie crust from scratch to wow friends and family. $20.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!