What’s happening, Charlotte: Fight Night, Charlotte Pride, Rock the Curves & More

Where to watch the fight in Charlotte plus 18 other things to do this weekend.

There’s a lot happening in the Qcity this weekend. Now that the eclipse has come and gone, the next big thing to see is the highly anticipated fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor this weekend. Where will you be watching?

It’s Pride Week in Charlotte. The celebration culminates this weekend with a parade and festival in Uptown. It’s also the last weekend of summer break. Luckily there are plenty of family friendly events happening this weekend so you can have some fun with the kids before school starts on Monday.

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

FOOD + DRINK

Maggiano’s Charlotte August Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday @ Maggiano’s Little Italy
This is every detective’s fantasy come true-an opportunity for people with a passion for murder mysteries to put their ingenious detective skills to work and get plunked smack-dab in the middle of a hilarious homicide investigation. Will you be the leading suspect? (Details)

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Jazzy Fridays
Friday @ Freshwaters
Enjoy dinner, drinks and live jazz with the Linda Straite Band. (Details)

I Still Love ❤ The 90’s Brunch & Day Party
Saturday @ Sports One Bar + Lounge
Where else can you enjoy delicious Southern Brunch dishes like Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits and Steak & Eggs while sipping $5 mimosas and listening to your favorite old school jams? April Nealey will be this week’s featured artist. (Details)

ARTS + CULTURE

Literary Fiction Overview with Joyce Turner
Saturday @ Center for the Arts
Author and educator, Joyce Turner leads this class on a journey through literary fiction, exploring tense, point of view, summary, scene, dialogue, characterization, diction and plot. (Details)

The Next Step: African-American Dance Showcase
Saturday @ Gorelick Hall
This is a celebration of culture featuring exhibitions in dance as groups from across the Charlotte area highlight various dance styles including hip hop, breakdancing, stepping, African dance and more. (Details)

Summer Jazz Series
Saturday @ Freedom Park
This free event features fun, food, and live music for the entire family. (Details)

NIGHT LIFE + ENTERTAINMENT

2017 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade
Saturday & Sunday in Uptown Charlotte
The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade attracted a historic 130,000 visitors last year and expects to draw even bigger crowds this year. This high-energy weekend is the culmination of a week-long slate of events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and civic diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community. (Details)

Haute and Bothered
Saturday @ Hilton Charlotte Center City
PAC Public Relations and Charlotte Pride have joined forces to create an event, which features a combination of sexy men’s swimwear and dashing diva’s in drag showing it all on the runway. Flowing champagne cocktails and light bites will be provided for all guests. (Details)

The Official Queen City Battle of the Bands After Party
Saturday @ The White House Nightclub
Join Music Greeks for the official Queen City Battle of the Bands After Party sponsored by DTLR and hosted by Charlotte’s own J Pragmatic from Power 98 and Ric Sexton featuring DJ Unspok3n. (Details)

Rock the Curves Fashion Show
Saturday @ Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
Hosted by Tasha Leshay, this fashion show is one of the largest of its kind in promoting plus-size designers, clothing stores, makeup artists and hair stylists. (Details)

TOBF presents Colours
Saturday @ BB&T Ballpark
This enchanting day party is in benefit of The Open Books Foundation’s continuous fight against illiteracy. Proceeds will be help fund their upcoming literacy programs for the 2018-2018 school year. They like to party hard, so be sure to wear something comfortable, but keep it cute and classy. (Details)

Adult Games and Fight Night
Saturday @ Morehead Tavern
Arrive early for some adult fun playing various games from Taboo and Uno to Spades or Jenga. Afterwards, boxing fans can kick back and watch the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. (Details)

Mayweather vs McGregor Watch Party
Saturday @ Strike City
With several different ticket options and 65+ HDTVs, you are guaranteed to have a great view of the action. (Details)

McGregor vs Mayweather Fight Viewing Party
Saturday @ Bubble
Watch the fight while popping open a bottle or two of bubbly. Doors open at 9 p.m. Must be at least 21 to enter. (Details)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Watch Party
Saturday @ Press Box
With 70+ HDTVs, 3 projector screens, 60+ menu options, 12 diamond pool tables, and music by Tek 9 Movements, this will definitely be one of the most entertaining places in the Qcity to watch the fight this weekend. (Details)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR + FAMILY FUN

Southern Women’s Show
Friday-Sunday @ Charlotte Convention Center
The Southern Women’s Show has been one of the Charlotte area’s signature events for more than three decades. Southern Shows will pull out all the stops for this 35th annual show. (Details)

Countdown to Kindergarten
Friday @ Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
In addition to learning more about the 2017-2018 school year at this annual event, families will also have an opportunity to explore the Discovery Place facility, see a mock kindergarten classroom, practice bus safety, meet teachers and staff, interact with Nickelodeon personalities, play games and participate in workshops. (Details)

Festival of McCrorey YMCA
Friday @ McCrorey YMCA
Enjoy entertainment, food trucks, back-to-school giveaways, games, face painting, movies, free haircuts, a pool party and more! Admission is free. (Details)

Mecklenburg Women’s Advisory Board
Saturday @ UNC Charlotte Cone Center Auditorium
Each year the Mecklenburg County Women’s Advisory Board has hosted an annual event in conjunction with Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the granting of the vote to women in the United States. This year the board is collaborating with UNC Charlotte’s Women + Girls Research Alliance to bring awareness to the issues of body shaming. (Details)

Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy
Saturday @ The Park Church
Hear Stellar Award winner, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy as they bring their new CD release celebration and share their amazing gift of worship right here in Charlotte. (Details)

The News Charlotte Needs: A Public Forum
Saturday @ JCSU
Inequity has persisted for far too long in Charlotte. So has business as usual. People across the city are asking for change. This community forum will focus on how local news and information can help the Queen City turn plans into action and move Charlotte toward a more equitable future. This isn’t a panel discussion. It’s a conversation where everyone will have a chance to be heard. (Details)

Teal Tea Party
Saturday @ Byron’s South End
Each year, this inspiring event helps raise funds for gynecological cancer research, education and awareness programs. So ladies, put on your hats and gloves. Fellas, wear those teal ties. Mix, mingle, learn and support a worthy cause. (Details)

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