Weekender: 34 fun things to do in Charlotte this Mother’s Day weekend

Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 29. Expect racing action, a military salute and performances from Lynyrd Skynyrd and the 82nd Airborne Chorus. Buy tickets ($49+).


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Yoga at Rosies Wine Garden NoDa: Start your Friday with a vinyasa flow in the garden streamed through noise-canceling headphones. 8:30-9:30am. $10. Details.

Mother’s Day DIY Terrarium Building at PlantHouse: Make a terrarium for the mom in your life or bring mom along to make her own. This activity will be offered throughout mother’s day weekend. 10-11am. $30-$50. Details.

Benefit For Ukraine Fashion Show at The Galleries at Eight Eleven: This event will showcase a collection of vintage 50’s designs. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the CARE organization for Ukrainian relief. 6-10pm. $75. Details.

Phunk Phriday at The Music Yard: Vibe out to some soulful grooves from rising funk artist Phyphr, instrumentalist Vincent Antone and Froggy P. 6pm. $10+. Details.

Mingle’s Summer Camp Night at Skiptown: If you and your pup are looking to make new friends, Skiptown is putting on a summer camp-themed mixer complete with games and drinks. 6:30-9pm. Free. Details.

Sip and Pour at The Cocktailery: Make your own candle while enjoying a special cocktail made by Tamu of The Cocktailery. 7pm. $60. Details.

26th Annual Twilight 5K at Wells Fargo Plaza (301 South Tryon): Join in on a run through the city. This race is family-friendly and caters to all running levels. 7-10pm. $20-$30. Details.

Benefit Art Sale Closing & Live Auction at McColl Center: This event will allow guests to bid on select artworks created by local artists and alumni of McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence program. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 7pm. $75. Details.

Garbage Person Reception at Alchemy at C3Lab: The works in this new exhibition center around “trash” and include topics like reality tv, fast food and tabloids. Pieces will be on display now through July 31. 7-10pm. Details.

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One Fest at Lenny Boy Brewing: Participate in any of the 45 classes and workshops happening throughout the day. This event will also have vendors, live music, food trucks and a DJ Glow Yoga party. 8:30-11am. $30-$89. Details.

Yoga and Mimosas in Ballantyne’s Backyard: Bring your yoga mat for a Saturday morning flow with Vicie of Charlotte Family Yoga. The class will be streamed through noise-isolating headphones. 10-11am. $15. Details.

Seltzerland at Paradise Valley Golf Club: Sample a variety of spiked seltzers from well-known brands like White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer and Natural Light Seltzer. 11am. $35-$55. Details.

Derby Day at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Watch the Kentucky Derby from the taproom and enjoy specialty cocktails and a featured menu with derby favorites. There will also be a costume contest and best big hat contest. 11am. Free. Details.

Mamma Mia! Drag Brunch at Oh My Soul: Here we go again! Join Buff Faye and four other local queens for singing, dancing and funny antics. 11am to 2:30pm. $35. Details.

Luchamania Tailgating Event at 704 Morris St.: Catch some of the best local luchadores go head to head at this CLT FC tailgate. 11am to 4pm. $15-$30. Details.

Girls Room Records Launch at The Music Yard: Celebrate women in music at this record label launch hosted by local DJ DOMii. 11:30am to 11pm. $15. Details.

$4 Beer Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Sycamore Brewing: Cinco de Mayo might’ve passed, but the celebration continues at Sycamore. Stop by for $4 beer specials, music and food trucks. Noon to 10pm. Details.

Spring Fling Fest at West Complex: Join the Black Business Owners of Charlotte for food tastings, retail vendors, a kids’ zone and music. 1-8pm. Free. Details.

Crave CLT Food & Wine Fest Grand Culinary Celebration at Romare Bearden Park: Experience wine pairings, exceptional bites, cocktails and craft brews from the city’s top culinary professionals. 1-4pm. $45-$105. Details.

Pressed Floral Frame For Mom at Twigs & Figs: Create your own framed art piece using dried and pressed flowers and foliage on watercolor paper. Surprise mom on Mother’s Day or bring her mom along to join in on the fun. 1:30pm. $40. Details.

Field Day at Dogwood Farms: Eight breweries will be on-site offering $5 craft beers all day and there will be activities like cornhole and axe throwing. 2-10pm. $20. Details.

Ballantyne Spring Wine Festival at Blackfin Ameripub: Sample your way through a wide selection of regional and national wines. 2-6pm. $40-$50. Details.

Tacos N’ Tequila Bar Crawl in Uptown: Round up your crew and go bar hopping through Uptown. There will be a taco eating contest, so bring your appetite. Participating bars include Local Bar, Tattooz & Booz Bar, Prohibition and Roxbury. 3-10pm. $20+. Details.

Queen City Clothing & Plant Swap at The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary: Bring your gently used clothing, plants, books and household items to exchange for something else. 4-7pm. Free. Details.

Kentucky Derby Watch Party at Divine Barrel Brewing: Wear your derby day best and head to the taproom for festive drinks like a mint julep-inspired small-batch amber ale plus activities including a hat competition and stick horse race. 5-8pm. Free. Details.

Ibiza at the Warmack: Get a taste of European nightlife and welcome DJ Oriol Calvo all the way from Ibiza. 9pm to 2am. $7-$20. Details.

Kanye West Night at The Fairwood 226: This party is featuring the best of Kanye West. 10pm to 1am. Free. Details.

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Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga Series at Camp North End: Meet under the water tower for an hour-long vinyasa flow. All skill levels are welcome; simply bring a mat, some water and any props you might need. 10am. $10. Details.

Buff Faye’s Steel Magnolias Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Buff Faye and her girls are channeling their inner Southern divas for this Steel Magnolias-themed drag brunch. 11am to 2:30pm $38. Details.

Slay Sunday Mothers Day Drag Brunch at Queen Park Social: Bring the woman in your life that you call mother and celebrate Mother’s Day with the Queens of the Vanity House. Expect dancing, drinks and brunch items. 11am. $20. Details.

Crave CLT Food & Wine Fest Rosé Mimosa Soiree at Pinhouse: Spend Sunday Funday tasting a variety of rosé, cider and sparkling wine. Noon to 4pm. $25. Details.

Shop Small Sundays at Devil’s Logic: Go shopping with mom and treat her to something special. 2-7pm. Free. Details.

A Mutha Funny Comedy Show at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: This show is dedicated to all the mommas. Celebrate Mother’s Day and laugh about the joys of motherhood. 5pm. $20. Details.

Crave CLT Food & Wine Fest Sunday Sip & Savor at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails: The week-long festival is coming to an end with a multi-course dinner event paired with cocktails, wine & bubbles. 6-9pm. $75. Details.


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