What’s Happening, CLT: Our curated list of weekend events

There’s plenty to do in Charlotte, so get out this weekend and have some fun.

UniversSoul Circus

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about this new battle to determine the best fast-food fried chicken sandwich. Popeyes has introduced a sandwich that rivals Chick-fil-A — considered by many to be the best poultry between two slices of bread.

Popeyes locations across the country completely ran out of its new sandwich. The other night, I had a chance to witness the fowl frenzy for myself. As I rode past the location on North Tryon Street, cars were wrapped around the building, the parking lot was full and the restaurant was packed.

As a vegetarian, I’m not taking part in the madness. Don’t feel bad for me, though; Burger King just started serving Impossible Whoppers, a plant-based option, which I tried for the first time last week. I actually liked it.

To be honest, as a Black person, I cringe at the optics of us fighting over the best fried chicken, but I get it. Plus, it does seem like everyone is into trying the sandwich.

Have you tried it? Are you Team Chick-fil-A or Team Popeyes?

Weekend Weather: Thunderstorms will usher in some cooler temperatures with daytime highs in the upper 70s.

Have a great weekend, Charlotte.

– Kallan

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More Happenings

We’ve got a full page of things to keep you entertained through Sunday. Visit our special Weekend Events Page for the entire listing.

This week’s Editor Picks:

  • UniverSoul Circus (Now through Sept. 2): Part circus, part theater as performers from around the world entertain families.
  • Southern Women’s Show (Fri. through Sun.): The annual expo includes hundreds of boutiques featuring fashion, food and more.
  • Freedom Jazz Series (Sat.): Enjoy a free concert featuring Michael Manson with special guest, Jazz Revolution.
  • Queen City Summer Festival (Sat.): A family fun day before the new school year kicks off. 

If you’re hosting an event, be sure to submit it. It could end up as an Editor’s Pick.

*While we do our best to confirm events, contact event organizers for questions.

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