World-renowned artist Miya Bailey will be in the Qcity this weekend to unveil "Immortal: A New Series by Miya Bailey" at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. (Photo: Philippe Bertrand)

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend. Moxie Society is celebrating six years of partying. The Gantt Center is opening four new exhibitions. The Bechtler is serving cocktails and opening its galleries after hours. Plus, The Jazz Room is hosting it’s monthly concert and so much more.


Here’s a look at what else is happening around the Qcity:


Shake.Stir.Sip.Socialize Cocktail Class: Tiki Masterclass
Friday @ Hygge – Camp North End
One of the coolest retro trends in cocktails is the return of the reinvented tiki cocktail. A proper rum blend is the key to a balanced tiki cocktail. This class will present the fundamentals for blending base spirits for cocktails. (Details)

Maggiano’s Charlotte July Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday @ Maggiano’s Little Italy
This is every detective’s fantasy come true. It’s an opportunity for people with a passion for murder mysteries, slippery red herrings, diabolical clues and ingenious detective work to get plunked smack-dab in the middle of a hilarious homicide investigation. Enjoy the atmosphere and fabulous cuisine of Maggiano’s Little Italy, but remember you could become the leading suspect! (Details)

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® Summer 2017
Begins Friday. Ends July 30.
Savor new experiences and favorite spots during Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® as more than 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer 3 courses or more at dinner for only $30 or $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity). The summer edition of Restaurant Week ends July 30. (Details)


Bechtler By Night: Summer of ’69
Friday @ Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Bechtler By Night lets you experience the museum galleries for free from 5-9 p.m. every third Friday of the month. This month, art enthusiasts will gather to sip cocktails and relive (or experience for the first time) the summer of love, peace and music through the Bechtler collection of mid-century modern art. Plus, there will be a tie-dye art activity in the second floor classroom. (Details)

The Jazz Room
Friday & Saturday @ The Stage Door Theater
After much-acclaim and sold-out performances, Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s (JAI) monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater – is swinging through the summer with trumpeter extraordinaire Corey Wilkes playing the music of jazz icon Freddie Hubbard. (Details)

Gantt Center Community Opening
Saturday @ Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
The Gantt Center is debuting four new exhibitions to the public. Bring the family and enjoy gallery talks, docent-led tours, art-making workshops and other activities to celebrate the launch of The Darryl Atwell Collection of African-American Art; Selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art; Immortal: A New Series by Miya Bailey; and Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious. (Details)

Try Pastels with Marcia Kort Buike
Saturday @ Center for the Arts
Learn new techniques for creating beautiful artwork as you get acquainted with the colorful medium of soft pastels. Here, you’ll gain an understanding of the basic materials as you experiment using different types and brands of pastels on different surfaces in this fun art class. (Details)

Summer Love Music Festival
Saturday @ Flight Beer and Music Hall
Enjoy an evening of entertainment, music, art, food, and local vendors from around Charlotte. The Summer Love Music Festival is a community event highlighting local artists and musicians, supported by local business owners. (Details)


Jazz N Soul Music presents Jazz Munkee
Friday @ The Morehead Tavern
Join the JazzNSoul Music Family for a night of smooth and funky jazz, featuring Jazz Munkee! Prepare to hear smooth jazz blended with classic and neo soul anchored by Paul Little on Drums, Felix Anthony on Guitar, and Michael Carter on Bass. (Details)

Moxie Society’s Sixth Anniversary Celebration
Saturday @ The Fire House Bar & Lounge
Moxie Society was founded in 2011 by three friends (Rasheca Barrow, Terri Harris and Ron Tate, Jr.) with the premise that Charlotte needed social options where professionals could relax in a fun, laid-back environment. Join them as they celebrate six years of success. “The Blend King” DJ Shaun Nyce will behind the turntables for this intimate affair. Admission is free before 5 p.m. with RSVP. (Details)


Affordable Housing Community Workshop
Saturday @ Beatties Ford Library
Fifth Third Bank and Executive Sellers Realty are facilitating a workshop to provide skills-based training to educate and empower community members who are in need of affordable housing. The workshop is free and begins at 10 a.m. It will focus on what people can do to better care for property and financial literacy. (Details)

Hip Hop Caucus presents Social Sundays
Sunday @ Kanvas Gallery
Enjoy a fully stocked mimosa bar, delicious brunch options, and engaging conversatation at Social Sundays presented by the Hip Hop Caucus. Hosted by Streets 103.3, this event is sure to be filled with fun games, great music and good times. This sophisticated turn up is about keeping our community informed, but having fun while doing so. (Details)

The Duke Mansion Home and Garden Tour
Sunday @ The Duke Mansion
You are invited to learn about the history of The Mansion and experience its setting in one of Charlotte’s most historic neighborhoods. Plus, enjoy a free self-guided tour inside the historic landmark home, get a glimpse inside many of the exquisite overnight rooms and explore the manicured 4.5 acres of renovated gardens. Wine, beer or cocktails will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. (Details)