Things to do this weekend in Charlotte (6.4-6.6)

Thank goodness it was a short work week as I NEED the weekend to be here. The weather is also looking good this weekend, with temperatures around the 80s and lots of sun.

If you’re looking for some fun things to do this weekend in Charlotte, here’s a list of current events:

Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market

  • 1801 Yorkmont Road
  • This huge state-run market offers fresh produce, meat, cheeses, flowers, and other produce.
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Release

Mecklenburg County Public Health Vaccination Event

  • 933, avenue Louise, office 105
  • Catawba Brewing Company is running a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic for all residents aged 18 and over. The clinic will administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Catawba will offer a $ 5 gift certificate to anyone 21 years of age and over who receives a vaccine on site.
  • 3 pm-7pm.
  • Free, by appointment.

Goodyear Arts Apocalyptic Clock Organized by God City

  • 301 Camp Road, # 200
  • In this new exhibit, seventeen multimedia artists responded to their understanding of Doomsday Clock with art inspired by comics, philosophy, world history, Reaganomics, and Saturday morning cartoons.
  • 6 pm-9pm.
  • Release.

Victoria Yards First Friday Movie

  • 408 Tryon Street North
  • Head to Victoria Yards for a screening of Black Panther. There will be food trucks, alcoholic drinks and live music before the movie.
  • 6 p.m.
  • Release.

EMO evening at the Jardin de la Musique

  • 2433 boul. South
  • Recall your anguished teenage years by heading to Emo Night at the Music Yard. This event will feature songs from My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco !, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Good Charlotte and 3OH3 to name a few.
  • 6 pm-10pm.
  • $ 10 and more.

Art After Dark with the Harvey B. Gantt Center

  • 551 Tryon Street South
  • Head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for an evening of hands-on art workshops, discussions, live music, and the unveiling of the museum’s latest exhibit, Choose Your Weapon by E. Mackey – a collection of photos that reflect his journey as an activist photographer.
  • 6 pm-10pm.
  • Free (21+)

Candle making workshop

  • NoDa Brewing Co. at 2921 North Tryon St.
  • Join Stacy Ahua from Usu Company for a DIY candle making workshop. You will be able to taste, select and mix a unique scent for your candle. At the end of the course, you will walk away with your own unique candle creation.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $ 45.

Virtual Jazz

  • the Bechtler
  • Connect virtually to hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet live from The Playroom at Bechtler.
  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $ 10.

Summer gnocchi zero

  • SkillPop
  • Emily Trotochaud will guide you through the process of making potato and spinach gnocchi. Bonus – this lesson does not require any special equipment or ingredients.
  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • $ 20.

Downtown Farmer’s Market

  • 300 Davidson Street South
  • Shop from over 40 vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, as well as artisan foods and baked goods. Additionally, the Uptown Farmers Market is on a mission to tackle food insecurity in our area, so consider donating while you are there.
  • from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Release.

University town farmer’s market

  • 8929 JM Keynes Drive
  • Choose fresh fruits and vegetables and shop from local farmers, artisan food makers, and pop-up chefs.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The prices vary.

Goat Yoga

  • Maple Leaf Stables-Indian Land Ag and Art Tour
  • Spend a Saturday morning doing goat yoga with the goat babies and moms at Maple Leaf Stables. After class, enjoy hugs and a photo op.
  • 10 am-11:30am.
  • $ 26.

12th Annual 704 Mimosa Party

  • Hosts across the Queen City will be hosting mimosa nights to benefit the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (CLGF). Not only is it a fun time, but it helps give back to the community.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free, donations appreciated, registration required.

National Trails Day at Catawba Riverfront Greenway and Mount Holly Tuckaseege Park

  • 165 Broome Street
  • Explore the Thread Trail areas for National Trails Day. This family-friendly event will feature guided walks, stand-up paddle board (SUP) lessons, SUP, free bike and kayak rentals, outdoor lifestyle exhibitors, and a farmers and artists’ market.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free, pre-registration required.

World Seltzer Festival

  • 2215 Thrift Road. Ste. B
  • Join the East Coast’s premier seltzery, Summit Seltzer and Elevate Lifestyle for a pet-friendly experience with DJ spinning, food to buy, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities and games.
  • From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • $ 35.

Official opening of the Devils Logic brewery

  • 1426 East 4th Street
  • This grand, three-day opening celebration will feature live music, limited edition beers, freebies, ax throws and food, including a Sunday brunch.
  • From noon to 11 p.m.
  • Release.

Silent Streets opening celebration

  • 500 Tryon St.
  • Head to the Mint Museum Uptown for an afternoon street party for the arts. Afternoon programming includes a conversation with commissioned artists Amy Bagwell, Stacy Lynn Waddell and Antoine Williams at 1 p.m., a performance by Charlotte-indie’s beloved group, Junior Astronomers at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., as well as as food trucks and many other family activities.
  • From noon to 6 p.m.

Lenny Boy Festival

  • 3000 Tryon St.
  • Join the MAKRS Society and Lenny Boy Brewing for their monthly mini-fest featuring live music, multiple food trucks, and over 25 local manufacturers and vendors. Have a coffee from a local vendor or a Kombucha, ale or a wild ale from Lenny Boy Brewing.
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Release.

Concert in the courtyard

  • 1115 North, rue Brevard
  • Grab food at an Optimist Hall booth, then watch a performance by Nate Brown in the Main Court.
  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Release.

Sunday porch

  • Sycomore Brewery at 2161 Hawkins Street.
  • The event appears on the grounds of Sycamore Brewing on the first weekend of each month. Stop to listen to live music, food trucks, local shops, and of course cold craft beer.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga Series

  • North End Camp
  • Join Counterculture Club Yoga in the Camp North End boiler room for rejuvenating yoga, suitable for all levels.
  • 10h.
  • $ 10.

Kanna Infused Sip & Smoke Brunch

  • 209 W. Worthington Ave.
  • Enjoy brunch (infused or not) on Kanna’s patio with food from Chef Will Williams of Seasoned Provisions and music from Dj G-Cord. Places are limited and you must be 21 and over to attend. Puppies welcome.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $ 17 to $ 20.

Pet Pop Up in Skiptown

  • 222, rue Rempart
  • Pamper your pet with locally made treats like dog treats, pet accessories and pet grooming products at Skiptown’s Pet Pop-Up.
  • From noon to 5 p.m.
  • Release.

Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market

  • 1801 Yorkmont Road
  • This huge state-run market has three buildings filled with vendors of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, and other produce.
  • From noon to 6 p.m.
  • The prices vary.

Eat Black Charlotte Week

  • 1327 Mint Street South
  • Eat Black Charlotte Week (EATBLKCLT) is a week of pre-set lunch and dinner menus developed by local black-owned restaurants. The week will end with events at Unknown Brewing Co. and 1501 South Mint.
  • June 4-12.
  • $ 35

River Jam at Whitewater Center

  • 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
  • The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers will take the stage this Friday, followed by Ryan Montbleau on Saturday.
  • 6.30 p.m.
  • Free parking at $ 6.

GRACEfest opening night

  • The Brooklyn Collective at 219-229 South Brevard St.
  • GRACEfest is Uptown’s first annual art festival that honors Grace AME Zion’s 18 ancestors. The two-day festival will have art, music, dancers, acapella spirituals, spoken word, heritage and history.
  • 6 pm-9pm.
  • $ 20.

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