What’s Happening, Charlotte: 12 things you can do this weekend

Looking for something fun to do in Charlotte this weekend? Check out our weekly list of Qcity happenings.

The International Sandwich Festival returns to the Aldersgate Senior Living Community. (File photo)

What happening, Charlotte

Did you hear: The Third Annual International Sandwich Festival is scheduled for Saturday.

The festival will feature cuisines from local restaurants and food trucks, including A Piece of HavanaArepadasChaupaatiHiya Food truck and Yummi Banh Mi.

There won’t be a shortage of music either, as R&B singer Persona Bell will be there to entertain the crowd. Other music acts will  include Flavors of India Dance and UNC Charlotte’s Voices of Eden Mass Choir.

With free face-painting, balloon artists, and henna tattoo artists, there will be something for your whole family to enjoy. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Aldersgate Senior Living Community and runs until 6 p.m.

Comedy in the Qcity

In the mood for a good laugh? Comedian Mike Epps will be in townFriday performing during his Platinum Comedy Tour. Special guests include Rickey Smiley, DeRay Davis, Tony Rock, Michael Blackson and more. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.

Have a great weekend,
Evan

FEATURED EVENTS

Community Pie Social (Thursday)
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
The entire community is invited to the McColl Center’s Community Pie Social, a time for neighborly fellowship and conversation over pie about topical issues that impact people’s daily lives. We will break bread and listen to each other as we discuss issues of displacement and disposability in communities of color. So stop by after work today. More info.

Sisterhood Launch Party (Friday)
DoubleTree Hotel Charlotte Airport, 2600 YorkMont Drive
Celebrating women in ministry, business, politics and service. This will be a night of sisterhood, empowerment, and uplifting women, all in one fun event. Music by gospel recording artist Isabel Davis. More info.

International Sandwich Festival (Saturday)
Aldersgate Senior Living Community, 3800 Shamrock Drive
In addition to the food trucks, R&B songstress Persona Bell is back by popular demand. This year also includes more activities for the kids, with free face-painting, balloon artistry and henna tattoos. Chirl Girl from Old School 105.3 FM will be there doing a remote. More info.

Other Weekend Happenings

Friday, April 27

• Sisterhood Launch Party
• All of Us Journey
• Green Apple Gig
• Platinum Comedy Tour 

Saturday, April 28

• Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
• “Build Bridges, Not Walls” Community Resource Fair
• International Sandwich Festival
• BlackMenROCK!
• Charlotte Art Collective Spring Show and Sale

Sunday, April 29

• Family Spring Carnival at SouthPark Mall
• Clean Comedy Brunch
• Songs of Poetry & Romance with Matthew Manwarren and Jeffrey Price

Editor’s Note: Submit your event here. Visit qcitymetro.com/events for more weekend fun.

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