Agenda Weekender: 90+ things to do this Weekend, including Burgers and Beer Fest, Ritmo and Sabor and Tinkerfest

Agenda Weekender: 90+ things to do this Weekend, including Burgers and Beer Fest, Ritmo and Sabor and Tinkerfest

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FRIDAY, June 1

90. 40% chance of afternoon showers.

Food & Drink

BOGO Doughnuts at Suarez Bakery: Limit 6 free per person while supplies last. Details.

National Donut Day at Dunkin Donuts Ballantyne: Get a free classic donut (including glazed, Boston Kreme, rainbow sprinkles and more) with any beverage purchase. 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Catawba Brewing Co.: They’re releasing Peach of Mind, a refreshing session beer brewed with a generous portion of flaked wheat and fresh South Carolina peaches during secondary fermentation. 12-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at Sycamore Brewing: They’re releasing Moon Juice, a combination of three of their favorite new-school hop. It’s tangerine forward and perfect to wash down dinner from a food truck with. 12-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Beer Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing Good Will Hopping, a generously-hopped New England-style IPA on draft and in cans, plus TIN Kitchen will be on site. 12-8 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Monthly Small Batch Release at Red Clay Ciderworks: This month’s release combines watermelon and cucumber flavors for a refreshing summer drink. 3-11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Live On The Green Kickoff Festival at First Ward Park: Live On The Green is coming back for its second summer. Head over to First Ward Park for a free 2-day festival featuring Roots and Americana bands like Scythian, River Whyless and more plus food trucks, craft beer and wine. Don’t forget your chair and blanket. Fri: 6-10 p.m. & Sat: 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Saxophone Performance at Jazz N Soul: Music Saxophonist Dante Lewis will be performing a Sweet Love Tribute to Anita Baker. 9-11:30 p.m. $20-$23. Details.

First Fridays at Mosaic Village: They’re celebrating Black Music Month with local artists telling the stories of their communities through oral histories. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Art Installation Opening Reception at C3 Lab: Airing Out the Dirty Laundry is an ongoing, collaborative, traveling and nationally reaching art installation created by individuals who believe in equality. Come view the art and add the collection by making your own piece on site. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Album Release at JackBeagle’s Noda: GONZO is releasing their first full-length album, and to celebrate they’re performing with Lovely Budz and selling all their new merchandise. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.
June Gallery Crawl at Historic South End: Come make your way through all of the galleries around the neighborhood. Each destination will have something special and a couple of artists will be attending the openings of their shows. Sustain Charlotte is also hosting a guided bike tour starting at Unknown Brewing. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Live Podcast at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square: Join four of your NPR favorites for their banter, wit and insights on the 2018 midterm elections and much more. 8 p.m. $30. Details.

Live Music at Harris Teeter Cotswold: Every Friday at the Wine Bar they have live music to enjoy while you shop for beer and wine. This week’s performer is Barton Hollow. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

April/May Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts: Come celebrate the new artists-in-residence: Debora Koo, Nathaniel Lancaster, and Elisa Sanchez. Their work includes paintings, drawings and paper sculptures. The May research resident will be performing, and they’ll have free beer and tamales for sale. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Grand Opening at QC Social (300 N College St): Come out to Charlotte’s hot new lounge for a night of entertainment, cocktails and food, a silent auction of local art and more. Proceeds benefit Lily Pad Haven. 5:30-10 p.m. $44. Details.

Free Hug Flash Mob at Tryon & Trade St: Come out to connect and spread happiness with free high fives, hugs, standing ovations and stickers. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Outdoor Movie Series at Promenade on Providence: Come watch Ferdinand on the big screen while you sit on the green. BYO lawn chair/blankets. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Top 30 Under 30 Celebration at Suite: Come celebrate the future leaders of Charlotte with Elevate Lifestyle. They’ll have a cocktail hour followed by an awards presentation. 21+ 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Platinum Gala at Le Meridien Hotel: Join Time Out Youth for the signature gala celebrating the LGBTQ youth in the Charlotte region. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $100. Details.

Diamond’s are a Girl’s Best Friend at Lucky’s Bar & Arcade: They’re celebrating Marilyn Monroe’s birthday with a party dedicated to diamonds. Attendees will have a chance at winning a $10,000 gift card from Diamonds Direct SouthPark. Registration required. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

CreativeMornings at The Fillmore Charlotte: James Beard award-winning baker, JWU Charlotte professor and world-renowned pizza expert, Chef Peter Rinehart will be exploring the global theme of “Craft.” 8:30-10 a.m. Free. Details.


#WalkCLT 2018 at Starting at Recover Brands in FreeMoreWest: The 3rd #WalkCLT will be in FreeMoreWest and aims to raise awareness of the role that walking can play as a mode of transportation and the many social, environmental, and economic benefits walking generate for ourselves and our community. Enjoy the evening walking to various local shops and restaurants that will be offering specials and deals to participants. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Kicking it With Cam at Memorial Stadium: Join Cam Newton, his Carolina Panthers teammates, and VIP guests for a day of kickball benefitting the Cam Newton Foundation 12-6 p.m. $ 5. Details.


Donate and Save at Blue Hem at Blue Hem: Donate a reusable pair of jeans and receive $50 off your purchase of a new pair throughout the month of June. All jeans will be donated to the Crisis Assistance Ministry of Charlotte. Mon-Fri: 11a.m.-7 p.m. & Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.


89. 50% chance of afternoon showers.

Food & Drink

Summer Family Food Truck Festival at The Cultural Giving Tree for Early Learning: Enjoy local vendors, contests and raffles, live music, food trucks, kids activities, giveaways and games for the whole family to enjoy. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details

Beer Release at Birdsong Brewing Co.: They’re releasing Rewind Lager, a light lager that’s a throwback to Craft Lagers. They’ll also have food trucks on site and live music. 12-10 p.m. Free admission. Details

Grand Opening at Clean Juice Quail Corners: Come out for samples, raffles, entertainment and more, plus stock up on juices for the week. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Details

Burgers and Beer Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Bang Bang will be grilling up their famous burgers onsite and Sycamore will be providing live music, Craft Beer, Wine, Frosé and Wild Blossom Cider. 12-7 p.m. Free admission. Details

10th Anniversary at The Pizza Peel Cotswold: They’re celebrating 10 years of business with music, a bounce house, food, raffles, beer and more. 2-7 p.m. Free. Details

Can Release at Resident Culture Brewing Company: They’re releasing cans of some of their first beers they ever brewed in limited numbers and they’ll be on tap. 12-3 p.m. Free admission. Details

Women in Power Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton: Come hear empowering speakers, shop special vendors and help congratulate the Top 20 Female-Owned Businesses in Charlotte. 12-2:30 p.m. Donation. Details

French Wine Tasting at Assorted Table Wine Shoppe: Your tasting includes 5 French wines, cheese and charcuterie. Advance registration required. 3-5 p.m.$29. Details

Ardbeg Day 2018 at Dot Dot Dot: Celebrate “Ardbeg Day” with an Ardbeg Tasting for 4 of their distinct scotch whisky’s and Chef David Quintana’s accompanying hor ‘d oeuvres. 3-4:30 p.m. $50. Details

2 Year Anniversary at Blue Blaze Brewing: Expect beer releases, food trucks, bands and more to be a part of the celebration. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Art & Music Workshop at Charlotte Library West Blvd: Provided by Guerilla Poets through their partnership with Culture Blocks and Arts & Science Council, come learn how to write your thoughts into poetry with African American traditions and then turn them into music in a collaborative drum circle. 11-1:30 p.m. Free. Details

Art For Unity at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Waverly: The art show and silent auction is meant to help raise awareness on childhood hunger. 100% of the net proceeds to No Kid Hungry North Carolina. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details

Pippin at Levine JCC: J Stage will be performing Pippin, the story about a young prince searching for happiness. Sat: 2 & 7 p.m., Sun: 2 & 5 p.m. $10. Details

Release at Morehead Tavern: This house party promised to mix new and classic house music. Andy Kastanas, Release and Chris Tyndell are co-hosting and Holy Deep will be performing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details

Children’s Author Event at Park Road Boks: Monica Wood, Kathryn Sherry and Kimberly Roberts will host a panel to benefit a book drive for Elon Homes & Schools for Children.11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details

Eagles Tribute at Reid’s SouthPark: On The Border – the Ultimate Eagles Tribute will take over the patio for big sounds in an intimate setting. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $20. Details.


Who’s the Dog Daddy DNA Pawty at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: Ever wanted to know what your pups DNA was? Get there early to snag one of the 40 DNA tests available (first come first served) plus a raffle with lots of fun prizes, food trucks and shop gear from the Humane Society Charlotte. 10% of all bar sales will go back to HSC. Adults 21 and over only, dogs must be fixed, friendly and up to date on all shots. 1-4 p.m. $75 for DNA kit. Details

Cyclemania 2018 at 5801 Executive Center Dr.: Come see tons of vintage bikes and enjoy food, music, raffles and more while you’re at it. Proceeds benefit Disability Rights and Resources. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation. Details

Autograph Session at Hornets Fan Shop: Two-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker will be signing autographs at the Hornets Fan Shop. 1-2 p.m. Free with $25 purchase. Details

Ritmo & Sabor 2018 at Midwood International and Cultural Center: The Caribbean celebration will feature the official album release of Orquesta Mayor, the Salsa group Bachata flow, dance performance lessons by RW Latin Dance and authentic Latin cuisine. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details

Evening in the Park at Legacy Park: Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for an evening of kickball and field games, food and a movie on the big screen under the stars. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Details

Community Mindfulness Retreat at Myers Park Presbyterian Church: Join Charlotte Center for Mindfulness for a morning of guided mindfulness practices and learn more about their new non-profit organization. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details

6th Annual Superwoman Syndrome: A Women’s Empowerment Seminar at Uplift Christian Ministries: The conference promises to be a day of education, appreciation and entertainment. They’ll have vendors, breakfast and lunch, workshops, live performances and swag bags. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50. Details

Grand Opening at QC Spine and Sports: They’re celebrating with a block party complete with BBQ, music, lawn games and giveaways. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details

Entrepreneu(HER) at Holiday Inn Express & Suites – University Area : This women in business showcase combines networking with a trade show atmosphere. Come meet and shop from local female entrepreneurs. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details

Learn Things

Full Steam Ahead at Carolinas Aviation Museum: Come learn about the Wright Brothers and their successful first flight. Kids can build a model of the 1903 Wright Flyer and learn about how the brothers tested their inventions using a wind tunnel. 11 a.m. $3. Details

Champions of History Celebration at Charlotte Museum of History: Come out for tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the second lecture in our Ron Hankins History Talks Lecture Series, information on how to preserve your own family history, and special presentations by some of the many champions of history in the Queen City. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details


SquashCancer Tournament at Charlotte Squash Club: Come play squash (or be a spectator), learn more about cancer research and watch the pros play. Proceeds benefit The Levine Institute of Cancer research. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10+ donation. Details

National Trails Day with Carolina Thread Trail at Goat Island Greenway: Join your fellow trail lovers for a local celebration of National Trails Day. This free outdoor event includes live music, food, beer, outdoor vendors, free kayak and SUP rentals, free guided bike tours, free guided nature walks and free yoga. Pre-registration is required for bike tours and nature walks, kayak rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details

King Tiger 5k at University City: Run through the heart of University City and end with great food, drinks and music for all ages. Proceeds benefit the Keith Family YMCA. 7:30 a.m. $20. Details

Keep Pounding 5k at Levine Cancer Institute: 100% of the money raised from the race benefits pediatric and adult cancer programs at Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute to help cancer survivors and their loved ones to “Keep Pounding” in the fight against cancer.The race will start at Levine Cancer Institute and end on the Carolina Panthers’ practice field. 8 a.m. $30 + $51 fundraising minumum. Details

NoDa 5k at 2921 N Tryon St.: Come out for an afternoon run through the neighborhoods around NoDa Brewery, then cool off with swag, beer, live music and food trucks. 6 p.m. $35 in advance. Details

Fitness Saturday at Northlake Mall: Come sweat before you shop with a high-energy exercise class in the Grand Court. 10 a.m. Free. Details

Pool Party at Life Time Athletic: Kick off pool season with a 60-minute WTRX class followed by a poolside social with food and drinks. All participants will receive a pair of Speedo goggles and a WTRX-branded mesh bag. 9 a.m. $20. Details

Bad Prom 5k at 8711 Monroe Road: Wear you best bad prom dress or tux and get ready for a 5k with selfie stations at every mile and a DJ at the end. Proceeds benefit Carolinas CARE Partnership. 8 a.m. $30. Details

Ride for Pride at Whitewater Middle School: Join the members of the Cannonballs Cycling Team for an all-levels ride benefitting 4 Charlotte charities. Lunch is included in registration. 8 a.m. $35. Details

Yoga in the Park at Freedom Park: The yoga class will be taught by two instructors and will be beginner friendly. Bring a yoga mat and water and get ready to flow. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Details


Lacrosse at American Legion Memorial Stadium: Come cheer on the Hounds as they take on the Denver Outlaws. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Details


Daddy Daughter Code-In at Google Fiber Charlotte: Dads and daughters can come out for a night of food, bonding and technology with LEGO building, coding and hands-on experiments 7-8:30 p.m. $25. Details

TinkerFest at Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville: Come out for the museum’s first-ever daylong celebration of design, imagination and creativity for girls and their families. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Included in admission. Details

Do Good

Haiti Cornhole Tournament & Fundraiser at The Unknown Brewing Company: Grab a partner and come drink and play for a good cause, or just come and cheer everyone else on. All proceeds raised will be used to support the building of the Milot Mission House in Haiti. 12-4 p.m. $100/team. Details.


QC Makers at The Suffolk Punch: They’ll be popping up with handmade local goods for sale while you enjoy local brews, cocktails and food. 12-5 p.m.Free. Details

Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Sip on a craft beer while you shop crafty items from 30+ local vendors. You can buy anything from bath products to woodworking to baked goods and more. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details

CLT Wedding Flea at 3646 Central Avenue: Whether you’re a newlywed or a newly engaged, come out for this bridal-focused flea market. Newlyweds will have the opportunity to sell their wedding decor to newly engaged couples. Be sure to bring cash, and if you want to skip the line (which can trail around the building) go for the VIP early admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50-$10. Details

Sidewalk Sale at East Blvd: Deals, discounts, rack sales, treats, events and more will be in store all along East Blvd from Freedom Park to South Blvd from over 25 local stores and businesses. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details

Grand Opening at M.A.D. Beauty – 1501 West Blvd.: Enjoy sweets, drinks, free giveaways and beauty specials at Charlotte’s newest black-owned beauty boutique. 2-6 p.m. Treatments starting at $10. Details

Farmers Market at Camp North End: The market will sell local, affordable, fresh produce & goods and features The Bulb which supports households in need in food desserts through donation-based baskets. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details

Wilson’s Dudeapalooza Pop-Up at C3 Lab: Come do your Father’s Day shopping with all of your favorite Charlotte retailers. They’ll be accepting school supply donations for Classrom Central, and food and drinks will be available. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Donation. Details

Boutique Crawl at Fityoulous and others: Stroll through your favorite Charlotte boutiques (including Fityoulous, Julie’s Boutique, Ivy & Leo and more) where you’ll receive 20% off your entire purchase, sips and snacks along the way and a reusable shopping tote. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. Details

Sunday, June 3

81. Mostly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Get Brunchy at Divine Barrel Brewing: Villain Coffee Company, Your Moms Donuts and Craft Cakes Clt will be on site to serve up brunch alongside the limited edition Imperial Stout, Spatial Awareness. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Ten4Ten Benefit Dinner at The Davidson Village Green: Celebrate and support the Davidson Farmers Market with a benefit meal featuring produce from the vendors prepared by an all-star cast of 11 local Chefs. 5-9 p.m. $150. Details.

Sunday Brunch Trivia at 7th Restaurant: Enjoy your Sunday Brunch while listening to live music and testing your true love of 90’s R&B with trivia. They’ll have $20 bottomless mimosas. 12-4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Mutts & Mimosas Boozy Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: Bring your furry friend and for a brunch to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. They’ll have food from TIN Kitchen and $1 from every Beermosa/Pitcher goes to Humane Society of Charlotte. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Meal Prep Tasting at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Interested in getting serious about meal prep without the hassle? Come taste meals available for pre-order from Your Custom Catering & Events and order your meals while you’re there. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

We’ve Got The Jazz Festival at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Join the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and CLTure for the second annual We’ve Got the Jazz Festival featuring live music on two stages, art activities, local vendors, food trucks, games and a cash bar. The Bechtler galleries will also be open so you can see the exhibitions Alfred Manessier and Wrestling the Angel. 12-5 p.m. $5. Details.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Come see the Tony-winning play performed by Teen City Stage. 3 & 7 p.m. $23. Details.

Charlotte Ballet Academy: Primary Spring Performance at Knight Theater At Levine Center For The Arts: The Primary Spring Performance is a wonderful opportunity for the young dancers to demonstrate all they have learned at the Charlotte Ballet Academy 1 p.m. $20-$ 40. Details.

Charlotte Ballet Academy: Primary Spring Performance at Knight Theater At Levine Center For The Arts: The Primary Spring Performance is a wonderful opportunity for the young dancers to demonstrate all they have learned at the Charlotte Ballet Academy 1 p.m. $20-$40. Details.

Charlotte Ballet Academy: Primary Spring Performance at Knight Theater At Levine Center For The Arts: The Primary Spring Performance is a wonderful opportunity for the young dancers to demonstrate all they have learned at the Charlotte Ballet Academy 1 p.m. $20-$40. Details.

Picnic in the Park at Fourth Ward Park: Pack a picnic and come listen to a live concert from Matt Stratford in the park. The event will reoccur every week with a different performer. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Songwriter Showcase at Free Range Brewing: Tiny Stage Concerts will be featuring Tim Hall, Rick Spreitzer and Karl Stolz as they perform their entertaining songs. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Starving Artist Pop-Up Market at 4100 Raleigh St: They’re popping up with handmade local vendors and food trucks at Charlotte Art League’s new home right off the Sugar Creek Light Rail stop. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.


LGBTQ & Ally Community Pool Party at Craft City Social Club: Come swim, tan, eat, drink and socialize. They’ll have a cash bar, food through the hotel, discounted parking and live music. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Sugar & Spice Class at Savory Spice Shop: Join Johnson & Wales Chef Instructor Kelly Patkus for a chef-driven demo featuring 4 sweet dishes. You’ll receive copies of the recipes and spices to take home. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15 . Details.


Ramblin’ Rose South Charlotte at Harris YMCA: The triathlon tour is coming to the QC for a beginner-friendly triathlon (250 yd swim, 9-mile bike ride, 2-mile run) that benefits Tri It For Life as well as the Harris YMCA’s many important community outreach programs. 8-11 a.m. $140. Details.

Namaste a Legion Brewing: Stretch out from the weekend with an all-levels yoga class taught by Luis Bayon. Admission includes the class and a pint. 12:30 p.m. $7. Details.


Nascar Viewing Party at Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia: Watch Nascar at Pocono while you enjoy wings, Bloody Marys and domestic beers on special all day. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Cavs Viewing Party at Flight: Come watch game 2 as the Cavs take on the Warriors on the road. They’ll have drink specials starting at $3.50 8 p.m. Free. Details.


Front Porch Sundays Market at 2151 Hawkins Street: Come enjoy over 60 vendors, live music, good food, great beer, pet adoptions and much more. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.


Night at the IMAX: Flying Monsters at Discovery Place Science: In a special after-hours showing, join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about how and why these mysterious pterosaurs creatures took to the air while dinosaurs began their domination of Earth. June 5.

Taste of Charlotte in Uptown: Eat your way through 100+ samples from the city’s best restaurants during this weekend-long festival that also offers live entertainment, street performance and more. June 8-10.

Scavenger Hunt Bar Crawl at The Peculiar Rabbit: Get in on this Plaza Midwood scavenger hunt. The goal is to drink, have fun and solve your way through a list of clues and riddles. All proceeds will benefit the local charity, Beds For Kids. June 9.

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