On Saturday at Cherry Neighborhood park, community residents and alumni will be celebrating 125 years of history and heritage with food, fun, family and friends. Bring a lawn chairs and join in the festivities.

Happy Thursday, Qcity.

Rejoice! A three-day weekend is just around the corner. How are you planning to celebrate this Labor Day? Whether it’s with family and friends or you plan to party like there’s no (work) tomorrow, the Qcity has plenty of things to do.

Here’s a peek:


Jazz at the Bechtler: A tribute to A trombonist Frank Rosolino, featuring Rick Simerly, Friday, 6 p.m. @ The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month with a jazz concert performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet. (Details)

Jazzy Fridays: Friday, 7 p.m. @ Freshwaters. Enjoy an evening of live jazz, cocktails and Cajun cuisine. (Details)

Groove Masters Jazz N Soul: Friday, 9 p.m. @ Morehead Tavern. This week, Ella’s Speakeasy at the Morehead Tavern welcomes The Groove Masters for a night of smooth jazz with a dash of soul. (Details)


An Evening with Paul Carter Harrison: Thursday, 6 p.m. @ Foundation for the Carolinas. As OnQ Performing Arts embarks on its 2016-2017 season, the cultural arts institution is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Join in the celebration with a special evening with world-renowned scholar and playwright Paul Carter Harrison as he presents a lecture on “Redefining Black Theater.” (Details)

Museums on Us: Friday – Sunday @ Various Museums. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers can enjoy free admission all weekend at select museums around town. (Details)


LIL DUVAL: Thursday – Saturday @ Comedy Zone Charlotte. This pint-size comedian packs a mean punch. See him live when he brings his stand-up show to Charlotte. (Details)

Panther Nation Bar Crawl: Friday, 6 p.m. @ Tilt on Trade. Calling all Panther fans! Head Uptown every home game weekend to celebrate with fellow citizens of Panther Nation. Participating venues include Tilt on Trade, Roxbury, BlackFinn, Sip, Tin Roof, 204 North and Whiskey River. (Details)

Diaspora – An Electric Afropolitan Experiance: Friday, 10 p.m. @ Apostrophe Lounge. Join Chicago’s Bumbac Joe for an Afro-Latino set and a night of beautiful people, great drinks, hookahs, dancing, and overall good vibes. (Details)

Friday Night Live: Friday, 8 p.m. @ Club One. Join Moxie Society and Posh Events at one of Charlotte’s newest hotspots for a night of bottle popping, dancing and hookah on the patio. (Details)

Magic Mike XXL Ladies Night: Friday, 8 p.m. @ Suite. It’s a night for ladies only as male dancers perform a live show. (Details)

Flashback First Friday All White Affair: Friday, 10 p.m. @ Label Charlotte. Kick off Labor Day weekend with three of Charlotte’s favorite DJs all under one roof and host Fly Ty. (Details)

Labor Day Party Cruise: Saturday, 3 p.m. @ Queens Landing. Kick back and relax or dance the night away aboard this two-hour cruise on Lake Norman. DJ Z will be in the house playing top 40 hits and party favorites. (Details)

Day Party: Sunday, 4 p.m. @ Bubble. Join Blue Goose Entertainment, The Sol Kitchen and Eddietainment for a special afternoon party experience. It’s a three-day weekend, so don’t be surprised if things to get a little crazy. (Details)

Beats & Notes: -Sunday, 4 p.m. @ Club One. This holiday day party experience features The Harvey Cummings Project and music from The Might DJ DR. (Details)

Skyline Sundays: Sunday, 4 p.m. @ Rofftop 210. Laze away the last days of summer with this weekly rooftop party featuring a musical mix of Hip Hop, EDM and Top 40. (Details)

Comicville Live Charlotte: Sunday, 7 p.m. @ Club Vibrations. Laugh with some of the funniest up-and-coming comedians in the country and host Dave Martin. (Details)

Labor Day Luau: Sunday, 7 p.m. @ Howl at the Moon Charlotte. Ditch the same old picnic and BBQ option for Labor Day this year and grab your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for a luau. Don’t miss out on the Sunshine Punch Buckets, giveaways and prizes. (Details)


Labor Day 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament: Saturday, 9 a.m. @ Camp Greene Park. Register your team to play for a good cause. Proceeds from this event will benefit UpROAR Leadership Academy, a charter school in the Qcity that provides a military tradition for young men and women in grades 5-12. Plus, enjoy raffles, food, drink, a 3-point shooting contest, live music and more. (Details)

Labor Day Celebration and Trail Race: Saturday, 9 a.m. @ U.S. National Whitewater Center. Kick off the holiday weekend with a 5k or 15k trail race followed by a day filled with outdoor adventure, live music, and fun for family and friends alike. Be sure to stick around after dark for the Labor Day fireworks show. (Details)

Annual Cherry Reunion: Saturday, 11 a.m. @ Cherry Neighborhood Park. The Cherry community is celebrating 125 years of history and heritage with food, fun, family and friends. Bring a lawn chairs and join in the festivities. (Details)