Weekender: 27 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Knight Theater in Uptown. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Presented by the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mascot Mania is this Monday and School Bus Racing is Tuesday, plus Legend Car racing is back. Adult tickets start at $5 and kids get in free.


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Fresh2Death: An Exhibit Celebration of Black Fashion and Culture at The Mint Museum Uptown: This art experience showcases the influences of the Black community on mainstream culture and fashion. The final day of the exhibit is June 11. Standard museum admission, which is $15 for adults. Details.

Queen City Weekend at Camp North End: This pop-up event will showcase a variety of Charlotte’s best small businesses. Expect food, drinks and music. 5-8pm. $10. Details.

Girls Night Out at Luck Factory Games: Have a fun game night with the girlies playing classic games or learning new ones. Admission is buy-one-get-one-free. 6-10pm. $5. Details.

Together Bloom at The Music Yard: Artists Durante, Curt Reynolds and PICO will be bringing the vibes to the Yard. 6-11pm. $10+. Details.

Zeltzerfest at Summit Seltzer: Have a good time for a good cause at this “rager” community event in honor of Denzel “Zell” Irvin. Proceeds from the event will go toward Irvin’s medical bills from a recent heart transplant. 6pm to 2am. Free. Details.

Front Lawn Friday at McColl Center: Join the McColl Center for the opening of the In-Body exhibition and an artist takeover. There will be an on-site food truck and live music. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

Blacklight Chakti Yoga at Lenny Boy Brewing: Glow on the inside and out at this energizing yoga flow set under blacklight. Glow paint and glow sticks will be provided. Bring a mat. 7-8pm. $20. Details.

Beer Garden Movie Night at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Enjoy a screening of the hit animated Pixar film “Up” at the taproom. There will be free popcorn and specialty drinks available for purchase. 8pm. Free. Details.

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Catawba River Races at the Whitewater Center: This series of races gives competitors multiple ways to test their skills in the water with activities like open water swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, or flatwater kayaking. 6:45-9am. $35-$42. Details.

Yoga + Mimosas with Dancing Lotus Yoga & Arts in Ballantyne’s Backyard (11611 North Community House Rd): Start your Saturday morning with a power flow streamed through noise-isolating headphones, followed by mimosas and mingling. 10-10:45am. $15. Details.

NoDa Garden Walk at NoDa Company Store: Join the NoDa Greenification Committee for a tour of some of the neighborhood gardens. 10am to noon. Free. Details.

Queen City Weekend Boat Party at Lake Norman North Harbor: Ready your sea legs (or lake legs) for this boat party and excursion to a small island. Once the boat docks, guests will be able to boat-hop or chill on the island. Music will be blasting, bottles will be popping and it’s sure to be a fun time. 10:30am to 3pm. $90. Details.

Gōl Tailgate & Watch Party at 704 Morris Street: Join Gōl for an elevated tailgating experience complete with classic tailgating games, drinks and tasty dishes from Bodega Food Wagon. 11am to 4pm. Free; $40 for an All-You-Can-Drink pass. Details.

2nd Saturday’s Drag Brunch at Midtown Tavern: Join Lili Frost and the Vanity House for a fun drag show filled with dancing, lip-syncing and plenty of antics. 11am. $20. Details.

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NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: More than 70 vendors will be on the block selling items and services. There will also be food trucks and music to enjoy. 12-5pm. Free. Details.

Drink a Pint, Save a Pup at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Meet furry friends and browse local vendors at this adoptable dog meet & greet. Drink proceeds will benefit the South Charlotte Dog Rescue. 12-3pm. Details.

Family Dance Party at Symphony Park: Enjoy a fun-filled Saturday in the park supporting the Alzheimer’s Association through fun games, music and a dance contest. 1-5pm. $10. Details.

Charlotte FC vs. New York Red Bulls at Bank of America Stadium: It’s gameday on home turf so put on your FC gear and take to the stand to root for our team. Plus it’s their first match since firing their coach. 3pm. $44+. Details.

Can’t Stop the Music at Knight Theater: Several dance studios from across the Carolinas will dance through the decades performing styles like ballroom dance, hip-hop and classical. 3pm. $20. Details.

Rosés on the Rooftop at the Grand Bohemian Hotel: Spend National Rosé Day at Búho rooftop lounge sampling rosés from all around the world. 4-6pm. $30. Details.

Desert Hearts Takeover at the Music Yard: Get ready for an epic party featuring California DJ and producer Marbs (@marbsdh). 5-11pm. $20. Details.

Buff Faye’s “1-900-GET-SOME” Drag Dinner at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Dial in for a bit of devilment with Buff Faye and her girls. Brunch is included in the ticket price. 7pm. $35. Details.

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Oasis at Summit Seltzer: This new weekly summer party series will feature a rotating lineup of DJs playing genres ranging from deep house to R&B. Every Sunday, you can expect a different vibe and a DJ to match. 1-6pm. Free. Details.

The Classic Black Cinema Series: The Watermelon Woman at the Gantt Center: This 1996 film explores the rich history of Black filmmaking. 2-5pm. Free. Details.

Throw it Back to Pay it Forward Hip Hop Yoga Party at Lenny Boy Brewing: Dance for a cause at this hip-hop yoga party. A portion of the process will be donated to Safe Alliance. 2-6pm. $10. Details.

Tour de France Wine Dinner at Flour Shop: In honor of the Tour de France, partake in a five-course wine pairing dinner featuring carefully curated selections. 5:30-8:30pm. $95 per person. Details.

Swing Into Summer at Symphony Park: Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees is kicking off the Summer Pops series with a tribute to the big band era featuring jazzy favorites from George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more. 8:15pm. $25 per person. Details.


Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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