The Yiasou Greek Festival kicks off Thursday night. Each year, food is one of the festival’s biggest draws and this year will be no different. Enjoy a full sit-down meal inside the tent or purchase a la carte items from the tents outside. (File Photo)

It’s shaping up to be another eventful weekend in the Qcity as the Yiasou Greek Festival kicks off and Culture Feast returns to Uptown.

Looking for something to do on Thursday? Sultry singer Nicci Canada, also known as “The Jazz Lady,” is paying tribute to jazz and soul greats like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald with a free concert at Mallard Creek Recreation Center.

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


Culture Feast
Friday @ NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and sharing a community table dinner. On the menu: baked honey barbecue chicken, pimento cheese macaroni, stew, jalapeño corn muffins, banana pudding and more. Plus, craft beer provided by Triple C Brewing Company and wine by Shelton Vineyards are included in the ticket price. (Details)

8th Annual Sip and Stroll: Art & Wine Festival
Friday & Saturday @ Rooftop 210
Meet local artists and shop for art while sampling wines from over 40 wineries. Be sure to stop by the Rose All Day tent and try the new wine popsicles. (Details)


Yiasou Greek Festival
Through Sunday @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Experience the sights and sounds of Greece at the Yiasou Greek Festival. Named after the Greek word for “hello,” “goodbye,” and “cheers,” the annual festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and homemade pastries, entertainment, live music and dancing, wine tastings, art, shopping and more. (Details)

Drive-In Movie – “Sing”
Friday @ World Worship Church
How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed an old fashion drive-in movie (complete with listening to the film on FM)? This weekend, you will have the chance. In addition to hotdogs, popcorn and cotton candy, there will be a 68-foot obstacle course and various other activities for the kids. (Details)

Women’s Empowerment Conference
Saturday @ Winthrop University
This conference will teach high school girls and college women the importance of self love, leaving them restored and empowered. (Details)

The Beauty Standard
Saturday @ Pfeiffer University
#TeamBlkGrlFly presents The Beauty Standard, a day of empowering women of color through workshops, guest speakers, vendors, and more. (Details)


Fourth Annual Charlotte International Jerk Fest
Saturday @ Youth Hope International Center
Groove with DJ Kato, John Bingham and Sting Dem to the hottest music in dance hall, reggae, soca, hip-hop, and Afrobeats. This family-friendly event will also feature a concert performance by dance hall artists Tantro Metro and Devonte. (Details)


“The Masquerade” Black & White Gala
Saturday @ Renaissance Charlotte Suites by Marriott Hotel
Join The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Charlotte for a night of food and dancing. (Details)

AfroPop! Charlotte, Vol.15: Goodbye Summer!
Saturday @ Morehead Tavern
Close out summer with a bang. This edition of AfroPop! will include live entertainment, music and dance instruction by the Kizomba Alegría Dance Company. (Details)

Hip Hop Caucus presents Social Sundays
Sunday @ Kanvas Gallery & Lounge
Hosted by Streets 103.3, this event is sure to be filled with fun games, great music and good times. Enjoy a fully stocked mimosa bar, delicious brunch options, and engaging conversation. (Details)