Live Comedy, Argentinian Wine, 24 Hours of Booty, U-Pick Flowers, Hummingbird Festival and More Things to Do This Weekend (7/29)

The heat can be a lot this time of year but as we head into the final days of July we’re trying to savor the warm sun and tank tops a little longer. There is lots to do this week including some houseplant therapy, wine tasting with a twist, pick your own flowers and a chance to celebrate and do good for the Charlotte community. Grab your favorite shades and enjoy another week full of fun in the Queen City!

Thursday:

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Carolina Panthers Fan Fest 2021
Tickets on sale now!
Show your pride for the home team and enjoy a day with the whole family at Bank of America Stadium.

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Comedy Show at Billy Sunday
Thursday, July 29, 6:00p
Find yourself laughing into the weekend at Billy Sunday’s comedy show featuring headliner Jenn Snyder and more of your favorite funny people. Tickets are on sale now.

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Houseplants 101 with Plant Therapy
Thursday, July 29, 6:00p
Whether you have been exercising your green thumb for years or you picked up a new quarantine hobby, learn how to treat your plants right during Plant Therapy at Selenite Beauty. Registration is required.

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Argentinian Wine Tasting at The Artisan’s Palate
Thursday, July 29, 6:30p
Give your tastebuds a reason to dance with a special wine tasting event featuring five wines from Finco Decero wine estate in Agrelo, Mendoza and a curated menu of Argentinian-inspired cuisine. Tickets available now.

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Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at SAS Cupcakes
Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31
Celebrate your favorite wizard with photo booths, giveaways, a costume contest and more. Not to mention very special themed treats no matter what House you belong to.

Friday:

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Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village
Friday, July 30, 6:00p – 8:00p
Find a shady spot and unwind after a long week with live music from Patrick Lilly. On-site drinks provided by Red Rocks Cafe.

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Yoga at Romare Bearden Park with Habitual Roots
Friday, July 30, 7:15a
Rise and shine with a restorative morning of fresh air and yoga at Romare Bearden Park. Registration is required.

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24 Hours of Booty
Friday, July 30 – Saturday, July 31
Celebrate the Summer of Endless Hope and 20 years of cycling for good by riding in or cheering for the cyclists during this 24 hour road racing event.

Food Truck Fridays:

Start your weekend with a stop at one of the many Food Truck Friday events going on around Charlotte every week. Here’s a few you might try:

Black Food Truck Friday – Stop by Sonesta Charlotte this week for a line-up of black owned Food Trucks and other vendors

University City at Armored Cow Brewing – Carolina Smach, Goldfinger Food Truck, Slangin Plates and ScratchKitchen

Resident Culture Brewing Company – swing by for a collection of your favorite food trucks plus live music

South End at Sycamore Brewing – a collection of local food truck favorites stop by each week

West End at Blue Blaze Brewing – a rotating list of dinner and dessert options on-site each week

Cabarrus County at Cabarrus Brewing Co. – Plant 6 Provisions, Lobster Dogs, The Garbage Truck, Dan Good Que, Maggie Mae’s, Yummi Banh Mi, Hot Box Next Level Kitchen and State Fair Mini Donuts

Saturday:

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1st Anniversary Block Party at ‘Railyard Row’
Saturday, July 31, 10:00a
Show your love for the businesses at Railyard Row and celebrate their 1 year anniversary with pop-up shopping, giveaways, special sales and more.

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Aoife O’Donovan with Carsie Blanton at Booth Playhouse
Saturday, July 31, 8:00p
Treat your ears to the work of singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan live at Booth Playhouse. O’Donovan is currently working on her first solo album in 5 years, due out in early 2022.

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Pick Your Own Flowers at Pockets of Poppies
Saturday, July 31, 8:00a – 12:00p
Find a sunny spot in your home, grab your favorite vase and head down to Pocket of Poppies in Union County for a morning of u-pick flowers.

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Paint Like Bob Ross with Charlotte Art League
Saturday, July 31, 12:00p – 4:00p
Join teaching artist, James Sisk, for a day of joyful painting in the spirit of Bob Ross. Participants will take home a completed painting at the end of the session. Registration required.

Next Week:

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Huntersville Week of Fun
Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6
Get in the back-to-school spirit with a week of exciting events and activities for all ages. Check the schedule for more information.

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2021 Hummingbird Week with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks & Rec
Monday, August 2 – Saturday, August 7
Give these amazing winged creatures the respect and admiration they deserve during a weeklong celebration including in-person and online programs across Mecklenburg County.

Save the Date:

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Joedance Film Festival
Thursday, August 5 – Saturday, August 7
Get your tickets now for the 12th Annual Festival featuring short films from filmmakers with a connection to North & South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.

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An Evening for the Animals at Rescue Ranch
Saturday, August 7, 6:00p
Enjoy an evening of dinner, dessert, silent auctions and animal ambassador meet and greets while supporting Rescue Ranch. Tickets available now.

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